A U.S. State Department report says terrorist attacks worldwide went up by more than one-third and fatalities surged by 81 percent in 2014.
A former city worker in Oregon who provided money to a terrorist who carried out a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.
Pakistan has temporarily suspended the death penalty during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.
More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world mark the start of Ramadan on June 17, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered all international aid agencies to renew their registration within 90 days.
Pakistan has hanged at least seven convicted murderers ahead of the traditional halt in executions for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
A Swedish think tank says world stockpiles of nuclear warheads have fallen from 22,600 to 15,850 between 2010 and 2015, but nuclear armed states have continued to modernize their arsenals.
Pakistan's government has suspended an order to shut down the offices of Save the Children, according to a senior official and a government letter leaked on June 14.
Pakistan's military says it has killed at least 20 suspected militants in air strikes on a troubled northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border.
Pakistan June 11 ordered Save the Children to leave the country, with an official accusing the charity of "anti-Pakistan" activities.
Two Pakistani-born brothers, one of whom bicycled around New York City to scope out targets, were given maximum prison sentences June 11 for plotting to explode a bomb in the city in 2012.
Pakistani officials say gunmen on motorcycles shot dead four police officers in the southwestern province of Balochistan.