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US drone strike kills three in northwest Pakistan

(AFP) – MIRANSHAH, Pakistan — A US drone strike on Saturday killed at least three Islamic militants in Pakistan’s restive tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said. The strike took place in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, known as a bastion of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. The drone targeted a moving vehicle …

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Women heralding the winds of change in Pakistan

By Farahnaz Zahidi Moazzam KARACHI, Pakistan: From a country where terrorism, extremism, inner strife and polarization continue to eat at its roots, good news is reaching out globally from a perhaps unexpected source — its women. Pakistani women are fighting for more than just the empowerment of women. They are taking center-stage in Pakistan’s fight against …


Abdul Sattar Edhi: a beacon of hope in Pakistan

By Zeeshan Suhail ISLAMABAD: At the request of the Prime Minister, the government of Pakistan submitted an official nomination to the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Committee for a Pakistani humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi, late last year. This is encouraging news, considering the political and economic instability which Pakistan continues to face. With such challenges, it’s important …