PAKISTAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PAKISTAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Unease in Congress, region over Obama Afghan plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201229-68/afghanistan-afghan-plan-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201229-68/afghanistan-afghan-plan-security.html.csp">Unease in Congress, region over Obama Afghan plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEB RIECHMANN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:25:07.224-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Afghanistan’s disputed election and Iraq’s unraveling are giving members of Congress and U.S. allies in the region reason to think President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all Americans troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016. The White House says Afghanistan is different from Iraq, mired in sectarian violence since shortly after U.S. troops left, and that the drawdown decision is a done deal. Some lawmakers, however, are uncomfortable with Obama...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201229@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:25:07 MDT Done negotiating, Pakistan launches strike on Taliban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58071880-68/militants-military-pakistan-operation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58071880-68/militants-military-pakistan-operation.html.csp">Done negotiating, Pakistan launches strike on Taliban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By REBECCA SANTANA </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ASIF SHAHZAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-15T19:12:02.432-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 07:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Islamabad • The Pakistani army Sunday launched a long-awaited operation against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, hours after jets pounded insurgent hideouts in the country’s northwest, the army said. The move effectively ends the government’s policy of trying to negotiate with Pakistani Taliban militants instead of using force to end the years of fighting that has killed tens of thousands of civilians and security forces. It comes a week after the militants...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580718802014-06-15T19:12:02.432-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-15T19:12:02.432-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58071880@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:12:02 MDT After lull, U.S. drone strikes kill 13 in Pakistan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58062258-68/pakistan-strikes-government-pakistani.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58062258-68/pakistan-strikes-government-pakistani.html.csp">After lull, U.S. drone strikes kill 13 in Pakistan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ASIF SHAHZAD </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and REBECCA SANTANA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T18:06:09.156-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 06:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Islamabad • Missiles from U.S. drones slammed into militant hideouts overnight in northwestern Pakistan, killing 13 suspected insurgents and marking the resumption of the CIA-led program after a nearly six-month break, officials said Thursday. The strikes were swiftly condemned by the Pakistani government, with the Foreign Ministry saying in a statement that they were a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and its territorial integrity. The strikes came just days after a five-hour siege of Pakis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580622582014-06-12T18:06:09.156-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-12T18:06:09.156-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58062258@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:06:09 MDT After lull, U.S. drone strikes kill 13 in Pakistan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58060312-68/pakistan-strikes-drone-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58060312-68/pakistan-strikes-drone-government.html.csp">After lull, U.S. drone strikes kill 13 in Pakistan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ASIF SHAHZAD and REBECCA SANTANA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T09:22:02.3-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 09:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Islamabad • Missiles from U.S. drones slammed into militant hideouts overnight in northwestern Pakistan, killing 13 suspected insurgents and marking the resumption of the CIA-led program after a nearly six-month break, officials said Thursday. The strikes were swiftly condemned by the Pakistani government, with the Foreign Ministry saying in a statement that they were a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and its territorial integrity. The strikes came just days after a five-hour siege of Pakist...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580603122014-06-12T09:22:02.3-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-12T09:22:02.3-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58060312@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:22:02 MDT Pakistani Taliban vows more violence after attack http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58047420-68/airport-pakistan-security-taliban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58047420-68/airport-pakistan-security-taliban.html.csp">Pakistani Taliban vows more violence after attack</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By REBECCA SANTANA </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ADIL JAWAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T19:48:54.947-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 07:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Karachi, Pakistan • The Pakistani Taliban threatened more violence Monday after a five-hour assault on the nation’s busiest airport killed 29 people — including all 10 attackers — raising a new challenge for a U.S. ally trying to end years of fighting that has claimed thousands of lives. With recently started peace efforts stalled, the cautious government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may be dragged closer to a decision on whether to take on the militants in earnest across a country with a lon...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580474202014-06-09T19:48:54.947-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T19:48:54.947-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58047420@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:48:54 MDT Pakistan Taliban claim deadly airport attack http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58045775-68/airport-taliban-karachi-pakistan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58045775-68/airport-taliban-karachi-pakistan.html.csp">Pakistan Taliban claim deadly airport attack</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADIL JAWAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T09:28:09.113-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 09:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Karachi, Pakistan • The Pakistani Taliban on Monday threatened more attacks after claiming responsibility for a brazen five-hour assault on the country’s busiest airport in which gunmen disguised as police guards stormed the international airport in Karachi, set off explosions and killed 18 people. The claim further diminished prospects for a resumption of peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban that officials had hoped could bring an end to the group’s bloody, years-long campaign seeking to over...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580457752014-06-09T09:28:09.113-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T09:28:09.113-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58045775@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:28:09 MDT 13 killed in attack on Pakistani airport http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58043579-68/airport-pakistan-karachi-attack.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58043579-68/airport-pakistan-karachi-attack.html.csp">13 killed in attack on Pakistani airport</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADIL JAWAD </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and rebecca santana</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-08T21:52:01.772-06:00">Updated Jun 8, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Karachi, Pakistan • Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal at Pakistan’s busiest airport Sunday night with machine guns and a rocket launcher, killing at least 13 people as explosions echoed into the night, officials said. A separate suicide bombing in the country’s southwest killed 23 Shiite pilgrims returning from Iran, authorities said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, named after the founder of Pakistan, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580435792014-06-08T21:52:01.772-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-08T21:52:01.772-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58043579@www.sltrib.com Sun, 08 Jun 2014 21:52:01 MDT Ex-Army medic says Bergdahl should be tried for desertion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58015574-68/bergdahl-military-afghanistan-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58015574-68/bergdahl-military-afghanistan-washington.html.csp">Ex-Army medic says Bergdahl should be tried for desertion</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-01T21:39:02.395-06:00">Updated Jun 1, 2014 09:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s recovery after five years in captivity has rekindled anger among some of his military peers over how he came to fall into enemy hands and the price the United States has paid to get him back. Bergdahl, 28, is believed to have slipped away from his platoon’s small outpost in Afghanistan’s Paktika province on June 30, 2009, after growing disillusioned with the U.S. military’s war effort. He was captured shortly afterward by enemy forces and held captive in P...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58015574@www.sltrib.com Sun, 01 Jun 2014 21:39:02 MDT Al-Qaida decentralized, but not necessarily weaker http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58014103-68/qaida-pakistan-afghanistan-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58014103-68/qaida-pakistan-afghanistan-group.html.csp">Al-Qaida decentralized, but not necessarily weaker</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEB RIECHMANN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-01T15:53:05.414-06:00">Updated Jun 1, 2014 03:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Al-Qaida has decentralized, yet it’s unclear whether the terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a Sept. 11-style attack against the United States, as President Barack Obama says, or remains potent despite the deaths of several leaders. Obama said in his foreign policy speech last week that the prime threat comes not from al-Qaida’s core leadership, but from affiliates and extremists with their sights trained on targets in the Middle East and Africa, where they are bas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580141032014-06-01T15:53:05.414-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-01T15:53:05.414-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58014103@www.sltrib.com Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:53:05 MDT Pakistan launches airstrikes on Afghanistan after Taliban attack http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58012654-68/pakistan-afghanistan-pakistani-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58012654-68/pakistan-afghanistan-pakistani-border.html.csp">Pakistan launches airstrikes on Afghanistan after Taliban attack</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MUNIR AHMED </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and RAHIM FAIEZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T21:14:01.618-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 09:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Islamabad • Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians. The fighting was the latest cross-border attack along the volatile and porous Pakistan-Afghanistan boundary and again tests the two countries’ already uneasy relations. Tw...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580126542014-05-31T21:14:01.618-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-31T21:14:01.618-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58012654@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 21:14:01 MDT CIA winds down drone strike program in Pakistan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58004391-68/pakistan-strikes-drone-officials.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58004391-68/pakistan-strikes-drone-officials.html.csp">CIA winds down drone strike program in Pakistan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN DILANIAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-29T19:09:02.035-06:00">Updated May 29, 2014 07:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The CIA’s targeted killing program in Pakistan, once the mainstay of President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism effort, is winding down. Because of stricter rules, diplomatic sensitivities and the changing nature of the al-Qaida threat, there hasn’t been a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal areas since Christmas. And American officials say opportunities for drone attacks will dwindle further as the CIA and the military draw down in neighboring Afghanistan, reducing their intelli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580043912014-05-29T19:09:02.035-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-29T19:09:02.035-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58004391@www.sltrib.com Thu, 29 May 2014 19:09:02 MDT Pakistani woman stoned to death after marrying man she loved http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57992860-68/family-court-woman-death.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57992860-68/family-court-woman-death.html.csp">Pakistani woman stoned to death after marrying man she loved</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By K.M. Chaudhry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T08:47:04.339-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 08:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lahore, Pakistan • A woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of a Pakistani high court on Tuesday for marrying the man she loved, police and a defense lawyer said. Nearly 20 members of the woman’s family, including her father and brothers, attacked her and her husband with batons and bricks in broad daylight before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high court of Lahore, said police official Naseem Butt. He said Farzana Parveen, 25, had married Mohammad Iqbal, with whom she had be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-579928602014-05-27T08:47:04.339-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-27T08:47:04.339-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57992860@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 08:47:04 MDT