Pakistan 'mini-cyclone' death toll rises to 44

2015-04-27 10:31

A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a 'mini-cyclone', has killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials say, raising their previous death toll.

Vatican attack plot revealed

2015-04-24 21:04

Italian prosecutors say terror suspects sought in Italy had plotted an attack against the Vatican.

Pakistan military claims killing 47 Taliban insurgents

2015-04-23 10:44

Pakistan’s military has claimed to have killed at least 47 Taliban fighters in two days of airstrikes in the restive northwest as part of anti-insurgent offensives that began last year.

Pakistan women take on floods, hunger

2015-04-20 17:02

Fierce clergy usually oppose women's empowerment efforts in rural areas, making even liberal politicians wary of supporting them.

Pakistani labourers slept as gunmen struck

2015-04-11 18:45

Gunmen attacked a Pakistani construction site and killed 20 labourers as they slept, a government official says, in what appears to be further violence by rebels.

Pakistan adopts resolution urging neutrality in Yemen crisis

2015-04-10 14:10

Pakistan's parliament has adopted a resolution on Yemen urging Pakistan to stay neutral in the conflict, as expected, expressing support for Saudi Arabia and calling on all factions to resolve their differences peacefully.

Pakistan, US close in on $1bn weapons deal

2015-04-08 19:56

Pakistan and the US have moved closer to a billion dollar defence deal, after US authorities notified Congress of a proposal to supply helicopters and missiles to sharpen up counter-terrorism efforts.

Eight Iranian guards killed at Pakistani border

2015-04-07 20:07

Eight Iranian border guards have been killed by militants in a cross-border raid on the frontier with Pakistan according to reports in the Iranian media.

Pakistani grooms may face terror charges over fireworks

2015-03-31 14:53

Two newly-wed brothers in Pakistan may be facing long prison sentences after police arrested them on terrorism charges for letting off firecrackers during their joint wedding ceremony.

Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers swell

2015-03-30 14:27

Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan have moved to higher ground as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert.


Gunmen kill activist in Pakistan

2015-04-25 12:32

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have killed a prominent women’s rights activist in the hours after she held a forum about the country's restive Baluchistan region.

American, Italian hostages killed in US operation

2015-04-23 16:47

The White House says a US operation in January against an al-Qaeda compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage.

India seizes 200kg heroin shipment on Pakistani boat

2015-04-21 18:53

India has seized 200 kg of heroin from Pakistani drug traffickers aboard a boat on the Arabian sea in a $15 million haul that is one of the country's largest.

Husband sets wife on fire in Pakistan 'honour killing'

2015-04-19 12:06

A Pakistani man and his father have been arrested in the country's latest so-called 'honour killing' after they set the son's wife alight for leaving the house without asking his permission, police say.

Alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind leaves Pakistan jail

2015-04-10 15:49

A lawyer says the suspected Pakistan mastermind in the 2008 Mumbai attacks has left a jail near Islamabad following a court order that he be set free pending trial.

Pakistan orders Islamabad shops to close early to save energy

2015-04-09 13:20

After ordering summer dress code and switching off air-conditioners in offices, the Pakistani government has reintroduced a plan to beat the energy crisis in Islamabad – shops and restaurants must close earlier.

Iran's foreign minister due in Pakistan to discuss Yemen

2015-04-08 09:08

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is due in Pakistan and is likely to urge it to reject a request to join a Saudi-led campaign against Iran-allied Houthi forces in Yemen.

Man kills family in marriage dispute

2015-04-05 20:28

A Pakistani angered over a denied marriage proposal, has killed 10 family members in northwestern Pakistan and is still on the run.

Pakistan charges 70 schools for failing security tests

2015-03-30 22:59

A Pakistani province is taking criminal action against 70 schools that have failed to tighten security with measures such as installing barbed wire following the Peshawar attacks.

Pakistan deploys plane to evacuate citizens in Yemen

2015-03-29 14:25

Pakistan says it will send a plane to Yemen to begin evacuating its citizens amid a Saudi-led campaign of airstrikes there targeting Shi’ite rebels who have taken control of much of the country.

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