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Rob Crilly

  • The man who targeted Malala is new head of Taliban

    A ruthless terrorist leader best known for ordering the assassination of the teenage activist Malala Yousafzai has been chosen as the new head of the Pakistan Taliban, according to the movement's spokesman. Maulana Fazlullah replaces Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in a CIA drone strike last...

    Friday, 8 November 2013 - 7:00am
  • How Americans assassinated Taliban's target No1 Hakimullah Mehsud

    While Pakistan protests, it may have given US blessing for drone strike to kill Mehsud.

    Sunday, 3 November 2013 - 9:58am
  • I'm ready for war, says first female Pakistani pilot Ayesha Farooq

    India and Pakistan remain in a stand-off over the territory of Kashmir. Twice since partition it has caused all-out wars and the dispute is flaring once again. Both sides have claimed they have been attacked with artillery and small arms.

    Monday, 2 September 2013 - 9:00am
  • Noor Zia Atmar, broken and scared, the fading beacon of hope for Afghan women

    Noor Zia Atmar, a young activist and then one of the country's first woman MPs, travelled the world with her colleagues to show that things were changing. That was three years ago.

    Sunday, 11 August 2013 - 8:00am
  • Briton led private army to hunt Taliban: Book

    A former British soldier ran a US-backed private army to hunt down the Taliban in Pakistan in a secret war in 2003, a book has revealed.

    Thursday, 29 November 2012 - 12:21pm
  • Al-Qaeda chief confirms deputy killed

    Zawahiri, who took over as emir of the group after Osama bin Laden was killed by US Navy Seals last year, announced the death of Abu Yahya al-Libi in a 42-minute video posted on Jihadi internet forums on.

    Wednesday, 12 September 2012 - 11:23am
  • US blacklists Haqqani network as terrorists

    Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, 26, disappeared in eastern Afghanistan in June 2009, and is believed to be held by the Haqqani network, a subsidiary of the Taliban, in Pakistan's North-West Frontier tribal area.

    Saturday, 8 September 2012 - 3:25pm
  • Pakistan move to stop abuse of blasphemy law

    Pakistan's only Christian Cabinet minister has urged a rethink of how the country deals with blasphemy cases to prevent a repeat of the scandal involving a young girl with learning difficulties.

    Wednesday, 5 September 2012 - 6:57pm
  • Pakistanis killed as car bomber aims at US consulate staff

    US officials said two Americans and two Pakistani workers were injured but contradicted a Pakistani minister who had earlier claimed that two Americans died.

    Tuesday, 4 September 2012 - 2:46pm
  • Police force polio vaccine on Pakistani children

    Health workers in Pakistan have taken the desperate step of calling in the police to force polio drops on children whose parents refuse the vaccine on the orders of hardline mullahs.

    Thursday, 26 July 2012 - 6:47pm