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Pakistan executed a convict on death row before dawn on Tuesday, despite appeals by an international rights group that claimed the man was a juvenile at the time of his arrest in a murder case.

Gunmen on Thursday shot dead a prison official and his brother in northwestern Pakistan, a week after a Taliban attack on an air force base which killed 29 people, police said.

Pakistani Taliban attacked an air force base in the country's restive northwest Friday, killing at least 29 people, most of them soldiers, in their deadliest assault in months following a major military offensive against them.

Fifteen Islamist militants have been killed and seven of their hideouts destroyed in fresh air attacks in Pakistan's lawless tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the military said.

Pakistan on Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of its second war with arch-rival India, weeks after the two nuclear powers faced off in some of their deadliest skirmishes for over a decade.
Pakistan marks 50th anniversary of India war amid tensions


For more than 1,000 years, Parsis have thrived in South Asia but an aging population and emigration to the West driven by instability in Pakistan means the tiny community of "fire worshippers" could soon be consigned to the country's history books.
Pakistan's fading Parsi community faces future away from home


India and Pakistan aborted rare talks this weekend under a cloud of recriminations, while on the front line of their festering conflict in Kashmir, villagers cowering from artillery in mud huts despair of ever seeing lasting peace.
Fear and despair in Kashmir as India-Pakistan talks falter


A Chinese tourist held hostage for months by the Taliban has been freed in a government operation, Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said. Khan made the announcement in a press conference late Sunday night that was broadcast Monday on multiple TV channels. He said the man will be handed over to mainlandChinese authorities soon.

Talks between the top security advisers of neighbors and archrivals India and Pakistan have hit several roadblocks over the contentious Kashmir region before they've even started.
Pakistan meeting Kashmir separatists is not OK: India


Pakistani police have arrested three Christian men under terrorism laws for using the word "prophet" to describe a dead pastor on a poster, officials said Thursday.

A suicide attacker on Sunday killed a Pakistani provincial minister who had campaigned against militants and at least 10 other people, after detonating a bomb at a meeting the minister was attending.

Hamid Gul, who led Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency as it funneled U.S. and Saudi cash and weapons to Afghan jihadis fighting against the Soviets and later publicly supported Islamic militants, died late Saturday of a brain hemorrhage. He was 78.

A Pakistani teenager believed to have been kidnapped and repeatedly sexually assaulted has committed suicide after police refused to help and even taunted him, the victim's father said on Saturday.

Pakistan and India traded heavy gunfire on Friday, killing one person and forcing villagers in divided Kashmir to flee to safety even as the Pakistani president renewed his offer of talks with India to resolve the issue of the disputed region.
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