Chinese premier begins Pakistan visit
Li Keqiang to discuss trade ties with incoming government, including talks with prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif.
Afghan women's rights in peril, group says
The number of women and girls jailed for 'moral crimes' is up 50%, Human Rights Watch notes. It says they are often victims of violence or forced marriages. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50% in the last year and a half, an alarming statistic that reflects the Afghan government's need to step up efforts to protect women's rights, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
UK funding polls on attitudes to US drone strikes in Pakistan
The UK has finally admitted that it has been funding surveys in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas of attitudes towards US drone strikes in the area.
Pakistan's Sharif urges Taliban peace talks
Presumptive prime minister says "terrorism" a serious problem and any offer to talk should be taken seriously.
Russia Says It Killed Islamist Militants
Russian security forces said they killed two Islamist militants and wounded a third in a shootout outside of Moscow, after they said they learned that the men, allegedly trained in Afghanistan and Pakistan, were planning a terrorist attack in the Russian capital.