'Malala arrests must lead to better protection for activists'

The arrest of Taliban militants who tried to kill teenage activist Malala Yousafzai offers an opportunity for Pakistani authorities to address their poor record in protecting human rights defenders, a leading rights group has said.

Malala Yousufzai's attackers arrested: Pakistan Army
Malala Yousufzai's attackers arrested: Pakistan Army

The 10 Taliban militants who tried to kill Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai for her outspoken views on girls' education in the country's troubled northwest in 2012 has been arrested, the army announced on Friday.

80 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

As many as 80 Taliban militants were killed and 47 others injured in military operations across Afghanistan, the country`s interior ministry Sunday.

US drone attack kills 11 Taliban militants in Pakistan

At least 11 Taliban militants were killed on Saturday in a US drone attack in Pakistan`s troubled northwestern tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, officials said.

Pakistan fighting reverses flow of refugees, stirs unease in Afghanistan

Thousands of refugees fleeing an offensive by Pakistan`s army have poured across the lawless border into ramshackle camps on rugged hills in Afghanistan, stirring unease that Taliban militants may be hiding among them.

Six Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Six Taliban militants were killed and 10 others sustained injuries in a clash with security forces in Jarm district of Badakhshan province 315 km northeast of Kabul, a government spokesman said Saturday.

Pak demands Afghan action against militants

Pakistan`s military on Tuesday demanded punitive actions from Afghanistan against Pakistani Taliban militants and their leader Mullah Fazlullah, allegedly hiding across the border.

Heavy shelling in Pakistan anti-militant offensive

Pakistan`s military shelled a strategic town Thursday in the latest round of its offensive against Taliban militants in the country`s restive northwest, as aid agencies scaled up relief efforts for refugees.

Car suicide bomb kills three in NW Pakistan: Officials

A suicide bomber in a car killed at least two troops and a civilian on Tuesday in a Pakistani tribal area where the army has launched an offensive against Taliban militants.

Taliban attack US base near Pakistan border

At least three Taliban militants were killed and one injured when a US forces` supply base in Afghanistan was attacked by the gunmen, an official said.

Five police, two civilians killed in Afghan attack

Militants attacked a police checkpoint in northern Afghanistan on Monday, killing five policemen and two civilians during a two-hour-long shootout with security forces, officials said.

Afghan forces kill 10 militants

At least 10 people were killed and eight injured Saturday in a clash between Afghan police and Taliban militants, an official said.

Police face security breach probe after Kabul attack

Afghan officials vowed on Sunday to investigate how three suicide attackers penetrated one of the most secure districts of Kabul, as about 100 protesters rallied at the restaurant where 21 people were killed.

2 Pak Taliban militants killed in Karachi

Paramilitary rangers Thursday claimed to have killed two militants belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in the city.

45 militants surrender in Afghanistan

Forty-five militants surrendered Sunday in Baghlan province, seeking to resume normal life, in Afghanistan, an official said.

Five killed in Afghanistan clash

Five people, including three security personnel and two Taliban militants, were killed Thursday in a clash in Saripul province in Afghanistan, police said.

Malala Yousafzai says she could not imagine hurting assailant even with needle

Pakistan student and education activist Malala Yousafzai has said she has forgiven the terrorist, who shot her on her head last year, and would never want revenge on him as she believed in peace and mercy.

Allow Taliban to open office in Pakistan: Imran Khan

Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan today said the Pakistani Taliban should be allowed to open an office in the country so that peace talks could be held with the militants.

Pakistan says framework ready for talks with Taliban

Pakistan`s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the framework for holding talks with the Taliban was ready and there was no foreign pressure for this.

Militants behead three peace committee members in Pakistan

Three members of an anti-Taliban militia have been beheaded by militants while another four were kidnapped in Pakistan`s restive Khyber Agency.