A 27-year-old Brooklyn resident was charged Friday with providing material support to militants in Pakistan and had planned to join "radical jihadists" in the country's restive tribal region, according to a U.S. attorney's office statement.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani made a U-turn Saturday -- first declaring that the military offensive against Islamic militants in South Waziristan had ended, then saying there is no timeframe for its completion.
Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan Tariq Azizudin has been freed three months after he was abducted in the Pakistan's tribal region while traveling to the Afghan capital of Kabul, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said.
At least 45 people died and 82 were wounded in a suicide attack on the funeral Friday of a district superintendent of police -- killed earlier in the day in a separate attack -- in northwest Pakistan's Swat province, according to Pakistani police.
A resurgent Taliban is back in charge over parts of Afghanistan, the chief U.S. intelligence official said Wednesday in an assessment that differed from the one made last month by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
A car bomb killed 40 people and wounded 90 Saturday in northern Pakistan when it exploded in front of an election office of the opposition Pakistan People's Party, the Pakistani Interior Ministry said.
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has made it clear that a U.S. military mission to capture Osama bin Laden or other top al Qaeda leaders on Pakistani soil would be unwelcome and "against the sovereignty of Pakistan."
The Pakistani military's quest to nab a "high-value target" has suffered a setback with the discovery of a series of tunnels that militants could have used to escape thousands of troops who've laid siege to the area.
Tribal leaders are trying to broker an end to fierce fighting between Pakistani troops and suspected militants along the Afghan border while speculation persisted about who the fighters might be protecting.