The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly attack in Punjab province.
At least 24 people - mostly civilians - were killed and 105 others were wounded when a bomb went off at a compressed natural gas station Tuesday, officials said.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan Tuesday morning as he continued his two-day trip to the country, meeting with senior officers and Afghan leaders.
Gates' visit is his 13th to Afghanistan since he became defense secretary in 2006.
He last traveled to the embattled country three months ago, in December 2010. He has said he prefers to make quarterly tours to monitor the war effort, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell.
On Monday, Gates offered his personal apology to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for the killings of nine Afghan boys last week in a NATO-led helicopter attack targeting insurgents, saying the incident "breaks our hearts."Read the full story
The legal team for Raymond Davis, a CIA contractor accused of killing two Pakistani men, received documents Tuesday that it had requested in the case.
Chaudhry Numan Atiq, a lawyer for one of the shooting victims, said the case has been adjourned until March 16 when Davis is expected to be formally charged.
Davis' lawyer had asked the government to provide documents outlining the evidence against him. The paperwork was delivered Tuesday.
The Lahore Lower Court court ruled last Thursday that Davis does not have diplomatic immunity.Read the full story
Seth Rice is a 2-year-old boy full of energy, curiosity and emotions. Watching him play with his toys, you don't notice any of the emotional toll that having a parent deploy can take on a little boy.
Let alone having both parents deploy, for nearly seven months simultaneously.
But that's what Seth's parents did, choosing to deploy to Afghanistan together, rather than have one stay home with Seth while the other deployed.
That decision may be hard for some parents to fathom, but for the Rices it was the best option.Read the full story