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`Pakistan is facing fundamental challenges to its capacity`

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:34

With Sunni militants advancing on Iraqi capital Baghdad and the twin attacks on Karachi airport, an Indo-Canadian author and expert on South Asian politics says Pakistan`s fight against insurgent groups is getting harder while the country is "not that effective" in confronting them, given the complexities and contradictions of its policies.

Iraq Sunni militant group vows to march on Baghdad

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 20:41

The al Qaeda-inspired group that captured two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week vowed today to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government`s ability to slow the assault following the insurgents` lightning gains.

Iraq attacks kill 21

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 18:43

A wave of attacks across Iraq, including twin car bombs in an ethnically mixed tinderbox city, killed 21 people on Wednesday as a year-long surge of violence showed no signs of a let-up.

Iraq attacks kill 12 as vote count goes on

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 19:50

Bombings and shootings killed at least 12 people in Iraq on Wednesday, most of them police or soldiers, as the count drags on from an April 30 general election.

Car bomb kills eight in central Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 14:12

A car bomb exploded at a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing eight people, among them three police, an officer and a doctor said.

Eight Iraqi policemen killed in suicide bomb attack

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 16:17

At least eight policemen were killed and ten others injured Sunday in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq`s Kirkuk Governorate province, a police source said.

Iraq attacks kill eight on invasion anniversary

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 18:09

Attacks killed eight people across Iraq Thursday, a day after bombings, shootings and shelling left 46 people dead, part of a surge in bloodshed with elections due within weeks.

Gunmen kill 7 Sunni workers in Iraq

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 20:00

Iraqi officials say gunmen have killed seven Sunni construction workers northeast of Baghdad.

41 killed in violent attacks in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 09:41

At least 41 people were killed and 22 others wounded in the latest wave of violent attacks across Iraq, police said Friday.

Iraq violence: Suicide bomber rams tanker into Police HQ, 7 cops killed

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 17:39

Latest in the spate of attacks in Iraq, a suicide bomber rammed and detonated his explosive-laden tanker into the police headquarters in Muqdadiyah, in the restive Diyala province near Baqouba, killing seven cops and hurting 14 others, reports said Wednesday.

Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 28 in Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 14:32

Gunmen and suicide bombers driving explosives-rigged vehicles launched a wave of coordinated attacks in Iraq`s Anbar province overnight, killing 25 police and three civilians, officials and medics said on Wednesday.

Attacks kill 8 policemen in western Iraqi town

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 08:53

Iraqi officials say shootings and a suicide bombing targeting security checkpoints have killed eight policemen in a remote western town.