Boko Haram, the extremist group that kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last April, has released a new video mocking international calls for the girls’ release.
In Worst Attack In Years, 89 Afghans Killed By Suicide Bomber
At least 89 people were killed Tuesday by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. It was the deadliest attack on civilians in that country for several years.
Pakistani Teen Dies Stopping Bomber From Striking School
A teenager who was killed after reportedly stopping a suicide bomber at a school in northwest Pakistan is being hailed as a hero.
Suspected U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least 2 In Pakistan
Pakistani officials said Friday that a suspected U.S. drone strike in the country’s tribal belt has killed at least two people and injured several others. The incident comes amid growing controversy in Pakistan over American drone attacks.
U.S. Drone Strikes Violate International Law, Reports Allege
Two reports released on the eve of White House visit by Pakistan’s prime minister allege that the U.S. has “violated international law with top-secret targeted-killing operations that claimed dozens of civilian lives in Yemen and Pakistan,” as McClatchy Newspapers writes.
Chemical Weapons Watchdog Gets Nobel Peace Prize
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a watchdog group that is overseeing efforts in Syria to eliminate its chemical stockpile, has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Malala Yousafzai: ‘I Believe In Peace; I Believe In Mercy’
It’s been a year since Taliban militants shot Malala Yousafzai in the head for her campaign promoting the right of girls to go to school.
Study: Effectiveness Of U.S. Drone Strikes Doubtful
U.S. drone strikes carried out in Pakistan appear to have little impact on insurgent violence in neighboring Afghanistan, according to a new meta-study published by the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.
Pakistan Begins Construction of Pipeline Link With Iran
Iran and Pakistan are moving closer to completion of a nearly 1,000-mile natural gas pipeline linking the two countries, despite U.S. objections that it could become a source of hard currency for Tehran in defiance of international sanctions.