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Latest Pakistan News

Pakistan: 14 Militants Killed In Air Strikes

The Pakistani military says 14 suspected militants have been killed in air strikes. More

After Fleeing To Pakistan, Convicted U.S. Official Returns For Jail

After spending 16 months in a Pakistani jail, a former deputy treasurer for the U.S. state of Ohio, Amer Ahmad, returned to the United States and was handed a 15-year prison sentence on August 28 on corruption charges. More

Indian, Pakistani Guards Trade Fire

Indian and Pakistani border guards have traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving two Indian civilians dead and another 16 wounded. More

Arrest Warrant For Ex-Pakistan PM

A Pakistani court has issued arrest warrants for former Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gilani and one of his senior ministers, Makhdoom Amin Fahim. More

Haqqani Brother Added To Terror List

The United States added the brother of the head of the Haqqani Network to its list of "specially designated global terrorists," the State Department said on August 25. More

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Features & Commentary

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

IMU Declares It Is Now Part Of The Islamic State

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) is not only allied to the Islamic State (IS) group, it now considers itself part of it.

Mullah Mansur, The Afghan Taliban's New Leader

The Afghan Taliban has a new leader, one who appears pragmatic and moderate compared to Mullah Mohammad Omar, the near-mythical figure he replaces.

Can A Dead Mullah Omar Kill Taliban Peace Talks?

The Afghan government says Taliban leader Mullah Omar's absence will pave the way toward peace. But skeptics counter that his death could in fact complicate the peace process.

Migrants Undeterred In March To EU

An RFE/RL correspondent recently rode on a Belgrade bus packed with Afghans and other refugees heading to the EU. What she saw on the trip shocked her.
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About RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

"Gandhara" - New Website

An ancient region comprising parts of today's Afghanistan and Pakistan inspires the "Gandhara" page, which provides foreign-policy audiences with reporting, analysis, and commentary direct from Radio Mashaal's local correspondents in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the aim of promoting peace. Go to "Gandhara"