Pakistan


Nine civilians killed on India, Pakistan border

2015-08-28 17:10

At least nine civilians have been killed overnight as Indian and Pakistan troops exchanged fire across the disputed border in the Kashmir region.

Rockets kill 4 Pakistani soldiers near border

2015-08-23 14:53

The Pakistani army says rockets fired by militants from across the Afghan border have hit a military post, killing four soldiers and wounding four others.

Pakistan police hunt 'exorcist' over women's deaths

2015-08-21 13:00

Pakistani police are hunting an 'exorcist'over the death of a woman and her daughter who suffocated in a botched fire ritual to rid them of their demons, officials say.

8 killed in renewed firing along Kashmir border

2015-08-16 12:13

Indian and Pakistani troops have intensified firing along their disputed frontier in Kashmir, killing at least eight people and wounding 14.

NY man gets 16-year sentence for trying to support jihadists

2015-08-14 11:33

For the second time, an Albanian man living in New York has been sentenced to prison after admitting he tried to support terrorists in Pakistan.

Pakistan, Iran seek to increase trade

2015-08-11 17:13

Pakistan is in the final stages of negotiating a deal to increase its electricity imports from Iran tenfold, part of a push to boost trade.

Pakistan stumbles upon its 'biggest' child sex scandal

2015-08-09 21:07

Shock and anger as police discover 400 video recordings of more than 280 children being forced to have sex in Punjab.

Powerful truck bomb kills 7, wounds scores in Kabul

2015-08-07 09:37

A powerful truck bomb in Kabul early Friday killed at least seven people and wounded more than 100 others, officials said, the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar's death.

Pakistan: Secret military trials to continue

2015-08-05 19:31

Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld the use of secret military trials for terrorism suspects - a move that the country’s prime minister says will bolster a campaign against Islamist militants.

Taliban confirms leader's death, chooses successor

2015-07-30 18:23

Afghan Taliban officials have confirmed the death of their leader, Mullah Omar, saying the group's council has elected a successor.

 

Pakistan rescues Chinese tourist held by the Taliban

2015-08-24 14:44

Pakistan's interior minister says a Chinese tourist held hostage for months by the Taliban has been freed in a government operation.

Malala scores top marks in her GCSEs

2015-08-21 16:42

Malala Yousafzai, the teenage education rights campaigner who came to Britain after the Pakistani Taliban tried to kill her, has scored high marks in national school exams.

Pakistan police arrest 3 Christians over poster

2015-08-20 13:17

Pakistani police have arrested three Christian men under terrorism laws for using the word 'prophet' to describe a dead pastor on a poster, officials say.

Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire

2015-08-15 17:31

At least 4 civilians have been killed and 23 wounded as Indian and Pakistani troops trade fire in Kashmir.

Pakistan foils Independence Day bomb plot

2015-08-12 13:48

Pakistani security forces say they had foiled a plot to bomb Independence Day celebrations in Karachi after arresting a Taliban gang in the city.

More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal

2015-08-10 20:26

Pakistani police have arrested five more people over a major child sex abuse scandal after a lawyer for the victims accused them of protecting culprits.

Toy bomb kills teenager in Pakistani Kashmir

2015-08-07 17:14

An explosive device resembling a toy has killed one teenager and wounded another in Pakistan-administered Kashmir close to the border with India, police say.

Pakistan hangs 200th inmate

2015-08-06 19:03

Pakistan has hanged 200 death row prisoners since lifting a six-year moratorium on executions late last year, officials say.

Pakistan defies rights protests to hang 'teen' convict

2015-08-04 07:48

Pakistan has executed a convicted killer whose supporters say was a juvenile at the time of his crime, despite strenuous objections from rights groups and the United Nations.

Pakistan buries Islamic militant leader killed in attack

2015-07-30 14:55

Pakistan police say one of the country’s most feared Islamic militants leaders Malik Ishaq has been buried amid tight security.

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