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Smoky tea baked in clay: tandoori chai heats up Pakistan

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The old-fashioned cups are placed directly inside the tandoor, where they are baked at high temperatures. The tea, prepared separately, is then poured in to the cups, where it starts to boil on hitting the hot clay

In this picture taken on March 29, 2019, a Pakistani workers prepares tandoori tea at a stall of a market in Islamabad. It's a cuppa like no other. Every evening in Islamabad a crowd arrives at Sanaullah's street stall to taste his "tandoori chai" -- milk tea served in terracotta mugs, still hot from his traditional oven. The old-fashioned cups are placed directly inside the tandoor, where they are baked at high temperatures.  FAROOQ NAEEM / AFP

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

Jan 02, 2018 - 9:15 PM

David Hale was asked to attend the foreign ministry after Islamabad responded angrily to the US President's allegations that it provided safe havens for militants

PROTEST. Activists of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council shout anti-US slogans at a protest in Karachi on January 2, 2018. Photo by Asif Hassan / AFP

9 dead as Taliban gunmen storm Pakistan school

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Pakistan police say at least three militants opened fire at security near the gates of the Agriculture Training Institute, killing one guard and injuring another before making their way inside and targeting the student accommodation

SHOOTING. Pakistani volunteers move the body of a student from an Agriculture Training Institute after an attack by Taliban militants in Peshawar on December 1, 2017. Photo by Abdul Majeed /AFP

Pakistan braces for military response after violent clashes

Nov 26, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Police and paramilitary forces pulled back from an operation to break up a huge sit-in that had paralyzed Islamabad for weeks after their clearance operation on Saturday turned deadly

CLASHES. Pakistani riot policemen gather around the burning tents of protesters of the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group in Islamabad on November 25, 2017. Photo by Aamir Qureshi / AFP

Clashes as Pakistani police try to disperse sit-in

Nov 25, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Smoke and tear gas fill the air as the roughly 8,500 elite police and paramilitary troops in riot gear were also seen throwing rocks and using slingshots in the ongoing bid to clear 2,000 or so hardline demonstrators.

PROTEST. A Pakistani protester of the Tehreek-i-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLYRAP) religious group throws a tear gas shell back towards police during a clash in Islamabad on November 25, 2017. Photo by Aamir Qureshi / AFP

Tillerson visits Pakistan as U.S. warns over Taliban havens

Oct 24, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Washington and Kabul have long accused Islamabad of supporting militant groups including the Taliban

TALIBAN HAVEN. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Iraq's Prime Minister in Baghdad on October 23, 2017. Photo by Alex Brandon/AFP

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Mar 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Former Afghan governor kidnapped in Islamabad

Feb 13, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Unidentified men kidnap Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi who was in Islamabad to apply for a British visa

KIDNAPPED. Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi (R), the former governor of Herat province in Afghanistan, is missing after unidentified men took him in Islamabad. Photo by Jalil Rezayee/EPA

PH warns citizens of possible attacks in Pakistan

Dec 29, 2015 - 8:33 PM

The alert comes over a week after the United States warned terrorists could strike in Islamabad during the holidays

SECURITY WARNING. The Philippines issues alert level one in Pakistan over possible attacks. On the same day on December 29, at least 21 people were killed and dozens wounded when a Taliban suicide bomber attacked the northwest town of Mardan. Photo by Hasham Ahmed/AFP

Powerful quake rocks South Asia, more than 160 dead

Oct 26, 2015 - 5:42 PM

UPDATED A powerful 7 5 magnitude earthquake which rocked parts of South Asia kills more than 160 people Monday including 12 Afghan girls crushed in a stampede as they fled their collapsing school

DAMAGE. Afghans check the damage to the walls of their home after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 26 October 2015. Photo by Jawad Jalali / EPA

One dead in twin bomb attack on Pakistan capital

May 24, 2014 - 8:09 AM

UPDATED The attacks were the first to strike the capital since an explosion tore through a fruit and vegetable market in April

Pakistan demands ceasefire from Taliban to restart talks

Feb 18, 2014 - 9:37 PM

An Agence France Presse source says both sides could have agreed on a ceasefire had the Monday meeting taken place

Pakistan's Khan declines Taliban talks role

Feb 03, 2014 - 11:59 PM

Despite the moves to hold peace talks new attacks against Pakistani military were reported on Monday

PEACE TALKS. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif named a team to begin dialogue with the militants, who have been waging an insurgency since 2007

CIA chief accused of murder over Pakistan drone attack

Nov 27, 2013 - 9:07 PM

The government criticises drone strikes as a violation of sovereignty and counterproductive to anti terror efforts But ties with Washington have nevertheless improved this year after lurching from crisis to crisis in 2011 and 2012

MURDER ALLEGATIONS: CIA director John Brennan

Body of missing Singapore model found in Pakistan

Oct 16, 2013 - 12:09 AM

A real estate broker admits to murdering model Fehmina Chaudhry whose body he dumped in a stream

MISSING MODEL FOUND. The body of Singapore-based model Fehmina Chaudhry was found in a ditch in the capital of Pakistan. Screengrab from Vimeo.com (MovieShoovy)

Pakistan re-arrests Musharraf over Red Mosque raid

Oct 11, 2013 - 12:28 AM

Pakistani police re arrest former ruler Pervez Musharraf over the 2007 Red Mosque raid in Islamabad

RED MOSQUE ARREST. Pervez Musharraf is re-arrested over the 2007 raid of the Red Mosque in Islamabad. File photo by AFP

US drone kills 4 militants in NW Pakistan: officials

May 26, 2012 - 8:25 AM

The attack took place in a known hide out of Taliban and Al Qaeda linked militants Pakistani officials said

Pakistan probes crash with 127 feared dead

Apr 21, 2012 - 8:53 AM

There is no chance of any survivors The plane is totally destroyed