TALIBAN

  • Pakistan to confer prestigious award on Peshawar school victims 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to confer prestigious bravery medals on the victims of December's Peshawar school massacre, officials said on Saturday. About 150 people, mostly children, were killed in the December 16 attack carried out by the Taliban. The decision to confer 'Tamgha-i-Shujaat' on the 145 students and staff members of the...
  • Pakistan hits back at Taliban school attackers with emotional song January 16, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military has hit back at the Taliban militants, who massacred children at an army-run school at Peshawar, with a moving message from a child to extremists that they cannot frighten them. The song surfaced around the completion of nearly one month of Pakistan's worst terror attack that claimed 150...
  • Diplomatic stand-off deepens, India rubbishes Pakistan's claims of aiding terror groups January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The diplomatic stand-off between India and Pakistan is escalating with Pakistan Defence Minister Khwaja Asif on Monday accusing India of helping terror groups in Pakistan carry out "heinous acts". Asif further alleged that India has 'designs on Pakistan' and claimed that the Taliban has links with India. "The...
  • Children return to Taliban massacre school in Pakistan January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Traumatised students who survived Pakistan's worst terror attack that claimed 150 lives returned to their army-run school on Monday, clinging on to anxious parents with horrors of the deadly carnage still fresh in their minds. Army Public School (APS) reopened along with thousands of educational institutions across the country after...
  • Pakistan: Children anxiously return to school a month after massacre January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Children streamed back to school across Pakistan on Monday in an anxious start to a new term following last month's massacre of 134 students at an army-run school in the volatile northwestern city of Peshawar. Most schools across the country of 180 million had been shut until Monday for an...
  • Pak Army chief, students sing national anthem as Peshawar school hit by Taliban reopens January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Limping towards normalcy, the army-run Peshawar school which was ravaged by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan nearly three weeks ago resumed its classes on Monday. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif received the students and met the parents at the school. He also attended a commemorative service held at the school and...
  • 3 weeks after Taliban attack, Peshawar schools reopen today with enhanced security January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Nearly three weeks after the massacre at an army-run school in Peshawar, students and teachers are returning to the school, on Monday, where 148 people, mostly children were killed last month in a horrific terror attack by Taliban. Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government decided to reopen schools in the province with enhanced...
  • Abu Hamza gets life in prison on US terrorism conviction January 10, 2015

    New York: Radical imam Abu Hamza al-Masri was sentenced to life in prison on Friday, eight months after he was convicted of federal terrorism charges in New York. US District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan imposed the sentence on the one-eyed, handless Abu Hamza, whom jurors had found guilty of providing...
  • Pakistan president inks bill to set up military courts to try terrorists January 7, 2015

    Islamabad: A new bill to set up military courts in Pakistan to fast-track terror-related cases came into effect on Wednesday, weeks after the Peshawar school massacre by the Taliban that killed 150 people, including 134 children. The bill, passed overwhelmingly by the National Assembly and the Senate on Tuesday, was on...
  • Pakistan-India Dosti bus service restricted to Wagah border January 7, 2015

    Lahore: For the first time since the Pak-India Dosti bus service was launched between New Delhi and Lahore, Pakistan has restricted its entry here and Nankana Sahib cities, citing increased "terror threats". The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation has said the Pak-India Dosti bus service will now on be operated only...
  • Pakistan announces Rs 760 million bounty for 615 militants January 5, 2015

    Peshawar: The government of Pakistan's restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday announced a combined bounty of Rs 760 million for 615 high-profile militants, including a Rs 10 million bounty for information leading to the arrest or death of Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah. A combined bounty worth Rs 760 million for 615...
  • Senior Taliban leader found using LinkedIn January 4, 2015

    London/Islamabad: A senior Taliban commander, wanted in connection with an assassination bid on Malala Yousufzai's life, has been found using networking site LinkedIn, listing his skills as "jihad and journalism". Ehsanullah Ehsan, one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders, has 69 connections on LinkedIn, indicating a sizable network. Ehsan does not...
  • Cartoon of the day: Pakistan against terrorism December 28, 2014

    As US grants help to Pakistan to tackle terrorism here is cartoonist Neelabh's take on the development. ...
  • Pakistan: 60 terrorists killed in airstrikes, gun battle December 27, 2014

    Peshawar: About 60 terrorists were killed in airstrikes by Pakistan military and a gun battle that ensued after terrorists attacked army check posts in the volatile northwest tribal region, officials said on Saturday. The militants attacked the check posts in Shindara and Khazana Kandao in Orakzai Agency near the Afghan border...
  • Pakistan kills Peshawar school massacre planner and Taliban commander Saddam December 26, 2014

    Peshawar: A senior Taliban commander, believed to be a key planner in the Peshawar school massacre, has been killed by the security forces in Pakistan's troubled Khyber Agency. "Saddam had been killed in the Gundi area of Jamrud by the security forces in an operation yesterday. One of his accomplices...
  • Pakistan: Army courts to be set up to try militants December 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Special army courts will be set up in Pakistan to hear terrorism-related cases in the wake of massacre of 150 people, mostly children, at a school in Peshawar by Talibans last week. The decision was taken at a marathon meeting on Wednesday of mainstream political parties chaired by Prime...
  • Pakistan to execute five more terrorists December 24, 2014

    Lahore: Five Pakistani terrorists were on Wednesday sentenced to death by the high court of Lahore for attacking an army camp as the government continued to move ahead swiftly with executions of convicted militants in the aftermath of the grisly Peshawar school attack. Justice Arshad Mahmood Tabassum of the Rawalpindi bench...
  • Pakistan authorities were warned of school attack in August December 22, 2014

    Peshawar: Authorities in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were warned of an imminent revenge attack on the army-run school in Peshawar months before a Taliban-sponsored carnage claimed 151 lives, including 131 children. A copy of the written warning, issued on August 28, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Ministry had stated that Taliban terrorists...
  • Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks: officials December 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said on Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre. Seven terrorists have been hanged since Friday amid rising public anger over Tuesday's slaughter in the northwestern city...
  • Four terrorists hanged in Pakistan as execution campaign widens December 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan hanged four Islamist terrorists on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last Tuesday. None of those hanged has anything to do with Tuesday's school rampage in Peshawar, and some Pakistani...
  • Al-Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over Pakistan school attack December 21, 2014

    Al-Qaeda's regional branch on Sunday said its hearts were "bursting with pain" over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. The attack on Tuesday killed 151 people -- mostly children -- in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. "Our hearts are bursting with...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha December 21, 2014

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the big fat Indian weddings and the conversion row in Agra. He also takes a dig at the Mumbai roads. ...
  • Arrest warrants issued against Pakistan Taliban chief, 7 others December 20, 2014

    Karachi: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against eight persons, including Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, for the brazen terrorist assault on Karachi airport in June. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi issued the arrest warrants against Fazlullah, former TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid and six others. The court...
  • Pakistan: Peshawar school massacre mastermind warns of more attacks December 20, 2014

    Islamabad: The terrorist who supervised the Peshawar school massacre has threatened more attacks, if the military and the intelligence agencies do not stop anti-terror operations, media reported on Saturday. In a video with English subtitles posted on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) website, Umar Mansoor said that on Tuesday's attack on the Army...
  • Pakistan executes terrorists and bombards tribal areas December 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan hanged two convicted terrorists on Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren. Unchastened by criticism from all corners of the globe,...
  • Pakistan acts tough, kills 28 terrorists after Peshawar attack December 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan forces have killed 28 terrorists in the restive north-western tribal region, intensifying the campaign against them after the Peshawar school massacre that left 148 people dead, mostly students. A security official on Saturday said that jet fighters targeted militants in Tirah valley of Khyber, which killed 21 militants and...
  • Peshawar terror attack: Stunned by the loss, so much blood, sorrow December 20, 2014

    Peshawar: It was the computer classroom where I cracked. I'd managed to remain detached until then. I wanted to tell the story. Look, but don't internalize, was the mantra I was repeating inside my head. Tell the facts, explain what you are seeing and what happened. I focused. I don't think...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay December 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Taliban video identifies Peshawar massacre mastermind as Umar Mansoor, a father of 3 December 19, 2014

    Peshawar: The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed 'Slim'. His real name is Umar Mansoor and the Pakistani Taliban say he masterminded this week's massacre of 132 children and nine staff at a school in Peshawar - the deadliest militant attack...
  • Watch: Horrific pictures from inside the Army School in Peshawar December 19, 2014

    CNN reporter Nic Robertson narrates the scenario of Army Public School and College that was attacked by Taliban on Tuesday. The attack left 133 children and nin school staff dead. ...