The White House's special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan held talks with government leaders in Islamabad today, days after the capture of the Afghan Taliban's No. 2 in Pakistan.
Pakistan has captured two "shadow governors" belonging to Afghanistan's Taliban movement, an Afghan official said today.
At least 10 people, including an Islamist militant commander, were killed today in a bomb blast in a remote village market in Pakistan's Khyber region on the Afghan border, officials said.
An avalanche buried a remote hamlet in northern Pakistan today killing up to 19 people, police said.
The White House has called the capture of a top Taliban military commander "a big success" and said commanders reported a major offensive against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan was going well.
The capture of top Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Karachi was widely portrayed as sign of Pakistan's commitment to taking on insurgents, but there appears to be much more behind it than meets the eye.
Pakistan's government averted a potentially destabilizing dispute with the judiciary today, withdrawing orders from the president appointing two judges that the Supreme Court had opposed.
The Pakistani military confirmed today that the Afghan Taliban's top military commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, had been captured.
A U.S. drone has targeted militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on the Afghan border.
The top military commander of the Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, has been captured in Karachi, Pakistan, in a secret raid by U.S. and Pakistani intelligence forces, "The New York Times" has reported.
In its "World Press Freedom Review" for 2009, the International Press Institute (IPI) is critical of media conditions in many countries, noting that a total of 110 journalists were killed doing their work last year.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says the situation in Pakistan is his biggest foreign policy concern.