Ethiopia's Tedros elected new WHO chief: diplomats

2017-05-23 21:38

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom was elected as the new head of the World Health Organisation, diplomats have said.

Pakistan senator's convoy bombed

2017-05-12 22:22

A suicide bomb blast that targeted the convoy of a top senator in southwest Pakistan killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 30 others.

Pakistan says inflicted heavy losses on Afghan border forces

2017-05-07 18:41

Pakistan's military says it has killed more than 50 Afghan soldiers in a clash on a major border crossing, a claim quickly rejected by Kabul.

Pakistan extends house arrest of militant wanted by US

2017-05-01 18:00

Pakistan has extended the house arrest of a senior militant wanted by the US for another three months.

Suspected US drone kills seven in Pakistan

2017-04-27 20:31

A suspected US drone strike on a house in a remote tribal area bordering Afghanistan has killed at least seven militants, say Pakistan security officials.

Pakistani army chief signs death sentences for 30 militants

2017-04-20 08:43

Pakistan's army chief has signed off on the death sentences for 30 militants, including some convicted for the 2014 Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar that killed 144 schoolchildren.

Pakistan police arrest 22 in 'blasphemy' mob killing

2017-04-17 21:03

Pakistan police have announced they have arrested 22 people after the lynching of a university student accused of blasphemy.

India slams Pakistan over 'spy' death sentence

2017-04-10 19:17

Any move to execute an Indian convicted by a Pakistani court-martial of spying would be "premeditated murder", New Delhi has warned Islamabad.

Pakistan interrogating suspects in horrific shrine slayings

2017-04-03 19:03

A court in Pakistan has extended the custody of four people suspected in the killing of 20 devotees at a shrine in the eastern Punjab province.

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine: police

2017-04-02 19:41

The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for torturing and murdering 20 worshippers with knives and clubs early Sunday, police said.


UN court orders Pakistan to stay execution of Indian 'spy'

2017-05-18 23:00

UN court orders Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying, in a decision hailed by New Delhi.

UN condemns torture in Pakistan

2017-05-12 19:31

A UN committee has condemned the 'widespread practice of torture' in Pakistan by police, the military and intelligence agencies.

Illegal kidney trade racket uncovered in Pakistan

2017-05-01 19:01

Pakistani investigators have uncovered an illegal kidney donation racket and arrested six people, including two doctors.

Minibus plunges into ravine, killing 11 in Pakistan

2017-04-30 22:29

A police official says a minibus has plunged into a ravine near a mountainous northwestern Pakistani town, killing 11 people.

Pakistan's top court orders PM be investigated for corruption

2017-04-20 13:11

Pakistan's top court ordered the prime minister be investigated for corruption, in a highly anticipated decision that granted Nawaz Sharif a temporary reprieve as judges say there was insufficient evidence to oust him from power.

Plan of would-be Pakistani suicide bomber foiled

2017-04-17 22:03

A female would-be suicide bomber who had pledged allegiance to ISIS had planned to carry out an attack on a church in Lahore on Easter Sunday, a report says.

Pakistan thwarts 'major' Easter Sunday attack plot

2017-04-15 17:21

Pakistan's military says it has thwarted a plot to launch a major terror attack in Lahore after an army raid in the city that killed a suspected militant.

At least four killed in suspected bomb blast in Pakistan

2017-04-05 08:56

At least four people have been killed and 10 wounded in a blast which appeared to have been an attack targeting a census team in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, officials said.

Custodian charged with murdering 20 people at Pakistan shrine

2017-04-03 12:45

The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine has been charged with murder and terrorism, police say, after allegedly torturing and killing 20 worshippers with knives and clubs.

At least 22 dead, 57 wounded in Pakistan market blast

2017-03-31 14:59

At least 22 people were killed and 57 wounded when a car bomb tore through a market in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's tribal belt, officials say, in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

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