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Nov 25, 2014

Pakistan centre to help traumatized journalists, but stigma attached

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Nov 25 (Reuters) – Death threats,
bombings and getting attacked is part of the job for many
Pakistani journalists but they say one of the biggest barriers
to seeking counselling to help cope is the stigma that they need
it – and others in the business talking about it.

The nuclear-armed nation is plagued by a Taliban insurgency,
deadly criminal gangs, extrajudicial executions and rising
sectarian killings.

Nov 14, 2014

Pakistan says security “inextricably linked” with Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s military told new
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the security of the two
countries was “inextricably linked” on Friday as Ghani kicked
off a two-day trip aimed at rebuilding damaged ties between the
two countries.

Relations have been harmed by regular accusations from both
countries that the other is harbouring anti-government
insurgents who cross the porous border and mount deadly attacks.

Nov 14, 2014

Afghan president visits Pakistan to try to repair damaged ties

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made his first state visit to neighboring Pakistan on Friday, kicking off a two-day trip aimed at rebuilding damaged ties and eradicating suspicions between the two countries.

Relations have been harmed by regular accusations from both countries that the other is harboring anti-government insurgents who cross the porous border and mount deadly attacks.

Oct 27, 2014

‘Disastrous’ health campaign feeds Pakistan’s worrying polio spike

KARACHI Pakistan (Reuters) – Taliban militants have long been the scourge of Pakistan’s polio vaccination campaign, attacking aid workers and the police who protect them as they distribute doses to children.

But experts say there is another reason for the sharp spike in cases of the crippling disease in Pakistan this year – government mismanagement.

Oct 26, 2014

Health campaign flaws contribute to Pakistan’s worrying polio spike

KARACHI Pakistan (Reuters) – Taliban militants have long been the scourge of Pakistan’s polio vaccination campaign, attacking aid workers and the police who protect them as they distribute doses to children.

But experts say there is another reason for the sharp spike in cases of the crippling disease in Pakistan this year – government mismanagement.

Oct 12, 2014

Pakistan says 12 dead in border clashes with India, appeals to U.N.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Indian firing across a disputed border with Pakistan has killed 12 civilians and injured 52 in Pakistan so far this month, according to a Sunday press release from the Foreign Ministry.

Sartaj Aziz, the adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, said that officials from UNMOGIP, a U.N. observation team, were going to the disputed border to observe the ceasefire violations.

Oct 8, 2014

Five more civilians killed in worst India-Pakistan fighting for years

SRINAGAR/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Five civilians were killed and thousands took refuge in camps in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday after some of the most intense fighting between nuclear-armed neighbours Pakistan and India in a decade.

A total of nine Pakistani and eight Indian civilians have been killed since fighting erupted more than week ago in the mostly Muslim Himalayan region. Kashmir is claimed by both countries and has been a major focus of tension in South Asia.

Oct 1, 2014

In attack by al Qaeda, lines blur between Pakistan’s military, militants

KARACHI Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Months after Owais Jakhrani was sacked from the Pakistan navy for radical Islamist views, he led an audacious mission to take over a warship and turn its guns on a U.S. naval vessel in the open seas.

The early September dawn raid at a naval base in the southern city of Karachi was thwarted, but not before Jakhrani, two officers and an unidentified fourth assailant snuck past a patrol boat in a dinghy and engaged in an intense firefight on or around the warship, PNS Zulfiqar.

Sep 30, 2014

In al Qaeda attack, lines between Pakistan military, militants blur

KARACHI Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Months after Owais Jakhrani was sacked from the Pakistan navy for radical Islamist views, he led an audacious mission to take over a warship and turn its guns on a U.S. naval vessel in the open seas.

The early September dawn raid at a naval base in the southern city of Karachi was thwarted, but not before Jakhrani, two officers and an unidentified fourth assailant snuck past a patrol boat in a dinghy and engaged in an intense firefight on or around the ship.

Sep 30, 2014

Insight – In al Qaeda attack, lines between Pakistan military, militants blur

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Months after Owais Jakhrani was sacked from the Pakistan navy for radical Islamist views, he led an audacious mission to take over a warship and turn its guns on a U.S. naval vessel in the open seas.

The early September dawn raid at a naval base in the southern city of Karachi was thwarted, but not before Jakhrani, two officers and an unidentified fourth assailant snuck past a patrol boat in a dinghy and engaged in an intense firefight on or around the ship.

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      "Katharine Houreld has lived in Liberia, Nigeria and Kenya and spent nine years reporting from Africa before joining Reuters as the Afghanistan/Pakistan correspondent in 2012."
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