Pakistani officials and Islamic hardliners have agreed to restore Islamic Sharia law in the picturesque Swat Valley following the announcement of a 10-day ceasefire by the Taliban. The deal is not likely to win Washington's approval.
A ten-day ceasefire could be brokered in Pakistan's embattled northwest Swat Valley as Taliban militants, battling to install strict Islamic law in the region, prepare to sign a peace deal on Monday, government officials said on Sunday.
A US missile strike in Pakistan has killed at least 25 al Qaeda militants on the Pakistani border with Afghanistan, according to Taliban officials. The US belatedly admitted to being responsible for the strikes.
Pakistani TV stations broadcast a video of a blindfolded man who may have been John Solecki, an American national and UN official who was kidnapped Feb. 2. The Baluch United Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for the abduction.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (pictured) has revealed that US drone strikes on suspected militants on the Pakistani border with Afghanistan launch from a base inside Pakistan, despite US denials and Islamabad's public protests against the attacks.
Part of the planning for the December attacks in Mumbai that killed more than 160 people was carried out in Pakistan, the country's top interior ministry official said for the first time. Six people have been arrested in connection with the attacks.
A suicide bomber crashed a car full of explosives into a checkpoint in the Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan, killing 5 people and injuring 17. Seven of the wounded are in a critical condition.