Friday, December 19, 2014

Latest Pakistan News

Pakistani civil society activists place lit candles during a vigil in Lahore on December 18 for the children and teachers killed in an attack by militants on an army-run school in Peshawar.

Pakistan To Execute 23 Terror Convicts

Prison officials in Pakistan say 23 convicted terrorists are set to be executed within days, following a decision to reinstate the death penalty after a Taliban school massacre in Peshawar. More

Pakistan To Appeal Mumbai Bail

Government prosecutors in Pakistan say they will appeal an Islamabad court ruling granting bail to the man accused of masterminding the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. More

Pakistan: 32 Militants Killed In Ambush

The Pakistani military says it has killed 32 militants in an ambush in the country's rugged northwest. More

WATCH: Flowers, Devastation At Peshawar School

Video Pakistan Ups Anti-Taliban Offensive

Pakistan's military says it has stepped up its offensive against Islamist militants, killing 57 rebels in fresh air strikes and sending troops deep into Taliban strongholds, two days after militants massacred 148 people, including 135 students at an army-run school. More

Mumbai Attacks Suspect Gets Bail

An antiterrorism court in Islamabad has granted bail to a man accused of masterminding the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. More

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Features & Commentary

Video Former Afghan President Blasts U.S., Foreign Military Campaign

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has shed some light on his administration's troubled relationship with Washington, describing his country as a young boy pitted against a muscular, weapon-toting "bully."

Interview: Indian Peace Prize Laureate Looks To Join Forces With Malala

No child should have to grow up amid fear and war, according to Kailash Satyarthi, and the Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate is looking to join forces with co-winner Malala Yousafzai to ensure that none have to.

Militants In Afghanistan, Pakistan Claiming Allegiance To IS

Is the Islamic State extremist group expanding to Afghanistan and Pakistan? The possibility is growing as some militants in the region are pledging allegiance to the organization's leadership.
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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"