• Pakistan army confirms death sentences for 12 militants

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s powerful army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, on Thursday confirmed death sentences awarded by military courts to 12 “hardcore terrorists” over their involvement in a series of attacks against security forces, the military said.

    Updated: 4:04 am

  • Hut fire kills all 10 family member on Pakistani island

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani police official says fire has killed all 10 members of a fisherman’s family on an island in southern Pakistan.

  • Suicide bomber targeting security forces kills 8 in Pakistan

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a suicide bomber riding on a bicycle has targeted a vehicle carrying security forces in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least eight people and wounding more than 20.

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, file photo, a Taliban fighter sits on his motorcycle adorned with a Taliban flag in a street in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s Taliban are closing ranks around their new leader after months of infighting that followed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, which could allow the insurgents to speak with one voice in hoped-for peace talks but will also strengthen them on the battlefield.(AP Photo, File)

    Afghan Taliban close ranks around new leader

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban are closing ranks around their new leader after months of infighting that followed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, which could allow the insurgents to speak with one voice in hoped-for peace talks but will also strengthen them on the battlefield.