Swat

  • Swatting: Gamers make false calls to police to lash out at opponents 6 days ago

    Denver: The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to...
  • Photos: Onduty Chinese police officer too busy to leave work shoots incredible wedding album with his wife at the police station August 19, 2014

    What do you do when you are too busy to leave work but must make some memories with your fiancee? A Chinese SWAT officer was unable to get time off from his 24hour shift to take wedding photos. The studio came to his station instead. The photos he clicked with his...
  • Meghalaya: Security forces smash militants' camp who blew off woman's head June 5, 2014

    Shillong: The encounter between the militants and SWATCobra team came to an end on Thursday evening after the security forces destroyed the camp of the Garo National Liberation Army (GLNA). The security forces recovered an airgun and three bulletproof jackets from the camp after the encounter that lasted for nearly 10...
  • Pakistani Taliban deputy chief Haqqani to head operations: Sources November 14, 2013

    Pakistani Taliban deputy leader Sheikh Khalid Haqqani is expected to lead the group's operations despite Mullah Fazlullah's appointment as the new chief of the banned organisation, a media report said on Thursday. Haqqani, who hails from Swabi district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, will act as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) functional head and call...
  • Pakistan: 22-year-old woman in 'illicit affair' shot dead on orders of tribal council September 16, 2013

    A Pakistani woman was on Monday shot dead by tribesmen in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on orders of a 'jirga' for her alleged "illicit relations" while two of her relatives were also executed for aiding her. A jirga, or tribal council, of at least five village elders found 22-year-old Sadia guilty of...
  • Arkansas police officers kill 107-year-old man in standoff September 9, 2013

    A 107-year-old man was killed after SWAT officers shot back at him during a standoff at a home, police in the southeastern Arkansas city of Pine Bluff said on Sunday. Police were called on Saturday afternoon over a disturbance and officers arrived to find Monroe Isadore had threatened two people by...
  • I am Malala: Story of the 16-yr-old who stood against Taliban August 1, 2013

    Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family's fight for girls' education in her community. In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the...
  • Girls in Pakistan defy Taliban by going to school July 13, 2013

    In most places around the world going to school is not a life and death situation, but it is just that dangerous for many girls in Pakistan. With the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in focus after her UN speech yesterday, CNN's Saima Mohsin visits the Swat Valley to see what's...
  • Boston Marathon blasts: Police arrest second suspect April 20, 2013

    Watertown: Lifting days of anxiety for a city and a nation on edge, police captured the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, found bloodied in a backyard boat on Friday night less than 24 hours after a wild car chase and gunbattle that left his older brother dead and Boston and...
  • Pakistan teen activist Malala returns to school in UK March 21, 2013

    Pakistan's women's rights icon Malala Yousufzai returns to school in Birmingham months after being shot by the Taliban. ...
  • Malala Yousafzai goes back to school March 19, 2013

    London: Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl, shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education in her country, on Tuesday defied her attackers by returning to a school in Britain, where she underwent several surgeries. "I am excited that today I have achieved my dream of going...
  • Pakistan: 103 dead, 270 injured in series of bomb blasts January 11, 2013

    A series of six bomb blasts in two Pakistani cities left over 103 people dead on Thursday and over 270 injured. Twin suicide attacks that were a few minutes apart ripped through Balochistan's capital Quetta while the second attack was in Swat valley where the explosion took place in the...
  • UK campaigners call for Nobel Prize for Malala November 9, 2012

    London: Tens of thousands of Britons called on the government on Friday to nominate Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, for the Nobel Peace Prize. The 15-year-old is receiving specialist treatment in the English city of Birmingham after gunmen shot...
  • Malala continues to make steady progress: Doctors October 23, 2012

    London: A week after Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, was flown to UK for specialised treatment, she continues to make steady progress and is in a stable condition, her doctors said on Monday. "Malala continues to make steady...
  • Pakistan activist Malala is stable: UK doctors October 21, 2012

    London: Pakistani teenage rights activist Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, is "stable" following her sixth night in hospital, doctors treating her said on Sunday. "Malala is stable in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham following her sixth night under the care of Queen...
  • US senators seek action against attackers of Malala October 20, 2012

    Washington: A group of 14 top women senators has written to Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack on teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai are brought to justice. "We believe an attack against Malala represents an attack against all women across the world...
  • Malala is stable, moving her limbs: Official October 18, 2012

    London: Doctors on Wednesday claimed that 14-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai is moving her limbs more often. They also said that her condition is stable and she is responding well to her treatment. However, no details have been made public yet about the extent of her head injuries. Malala was...
  • Pak announces top civilian bravery award for Malala October 17, 2012

    Malala Yousufzai, the teenager who was shot for taking on the Taliban, is set to receive Pakistan's highest civilian bravery award. Meanwhile, the 14-year old continues to undergo treatment in a UK hospital. Malala has not undergone any surgery since leaving Pakistan on Monday. Doctors remain optimistic about her recovery. Meanwhile,...
  • Malala has a 'good chance of recovery': UK doctors October 16, 2012

    London: Pakistani teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, in a serious condition after being shot in the head by the Taliban, has a "good chance of recovery", British doctors said on Tuesday. Fourteen-year-old Malala was secretly transferred to Britain from Pakistan in an air ambulance on Monday for specialist treatment, including...
  • Malala attack: 3 brothers of Taliban commander arrested October 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani security agencies have arrested three brothers of a senior Taliban commander from Swat during a raid for alleged links to the near-fatal attack on teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, who is still on ventilator in hospital and making "slow and steady" progress. The suspects, who were arrested on Saturday...
  • 'Malala's condition satisfactory, vital organs intact' October 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, was still on ventilator at a top army hospital, though her condition was satisfactory and her vital organs were "intact and working properly", the military said on Saturday. The condition of 14-year-old Malala, who...
  • 3 men arrested over attack on Pak girl Malala October 12, 2012

    Islamabad: In an "important breakthrough", three men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the near-fatal attack on teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai in Swat, a former stronghold of the Taliban in northwest Pakistan, police said on Friday. However, Ataullah, the alleged mastermind of Tuesday's attack on 14-year-old Malala,...
  • Pak girl who dared Taliban injured in militant attack October 9, 2012

    Islamabad: A 14-year-old Pakistani girl, who emerged as an unlikely champion of peace in the former Taliban stronghold of Swat, was seriously injured when a suspected militant attacked her car in the country's restive northwest on Tuesday. Malala Yousufzai, the first recipient of Pakistan's National Peace Award for Youth, was hit...
  • Pak girl nominated for international peace award November 21, 2011

    Islamabad: One of the bravest girls in Pakistan, who as a 11-year-old wrote about the Taliban banning girls' schools in the picturesque Swat Valley and missing watching her favourite Indian serial 'Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat', has been nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize. Malala Yousufzai, now 13, was a...
  • Pak never closed doors on Taliban: Zardari August 7, 2010

    London: Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari said on Friday he's willing to consider reopening negotiations with the Taliban in his country, a statement that came amid a flurry of criticism that some elements within Pakistan remain sympathetic to the extremist group. Zardari told The Associated Press that his country had never...
  • Taliban leader Fazlullah killed: report May 27, 2010

    Islamabad: Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah has been killed in a clash with Afghan forces near the border, a media report said on Thursday, quoting the Afghan border police. Fazlullah, who headed the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat Valley, was reportedly killed along with six of his comrades in the Barg Matal district...
  • Watch: Cinema back in Pak's Swat valley November 9, 2009

    In the Swat Valley where the Pakistan military claim some success in their fight against the Taliban, a strong sign of life bounces back to normal as there is the re-opening of a cinema hall in Mingora. ...
  • Pakistan begins offensive against Taliban, al-Qaeda October 17, 2009

    Islamabad: More than 30,000 Pakistani soldiers launched a much-awaited ground offensive in an al-Qaeda and Taliban stronghold along the Afghan border early Saturday, officials told The Associated Press - the nuclear-armed US ally's toughest test yet against militants aiming to topple the state. The offensive in South Waziristan follows months...
  • War on terror may escalate coup chances in Pak October 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Is Pakistan heading for another military coup. Pakistan watchers in India are cautious but believe the tensions between the army and President Zardari are growing. Former diplomat G Parthasarthy says, "It is clear that the bill will lead to differences between the government and Army." The army doesn't like...
  • Blast near Swat valley kills 41 October 13, 2009

    Islamabad: A suicide car bombing targeting Pakistani troops killed 41 people Monday, the fourth grisly militant attack in just over a week, as the Taliban pledged to mobilize fighters across the country for more strikes. The Taliban also claimed responsibility for the 22-hour weekend attack on the nation's heavily fortified...