A U.S. drone strike on Thursday killed five commanders of a powerful Pakistani Taliban faction which attacks Western forces in Afghanistan, one of the group's leaders told Reuters.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a tough warning to Pakistan on the eve of a visit to the country on Thursday, saying it was time for Islamabad to decide whether it would help or hinder the U.S.-led war on militants.
The United Nations appealed for US$357 million Sunday to help millions of Pakistanis affected by floods that have damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and destroyed millions of acres of crops.
Three Pakistani soldiers were killed and one Indian trooper was hurt in an exchange of fire by the rival militaries across their sensitive border in divided Kashmir, authorities said Thursday.
A suicide car bomber attacked Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday as they were heading home after morning prayers at the start of an Islamic holiday. The blast killed 10 people, officials said.
Fresh political and ethnic violence gripped Pakistan's commercial capital over the past three days, leaving up to 44 people dead and taking the death toll for July to 339, city police said on Monday.