Pakistan


Pakistan says gas leak, not bomb, behind Lahore blast

2017-02-24 10:31

An explosion that killed seven people and caused panic in the Pakistani city of Lahore was caused by a gas leak and not a bomb as police had earlier stated, according to officials.

Bomb attack kills at least 5 in Lahore

2017-02-23 10:31

At least five people were killed and 15 injured after a blast ripped through a building in an upscale shopping area of Pakistan's Lahore, officials said, the latest in a surge in Islamist violence.

Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack

2017-02-18 15:25

Two Pakistani officials say a second key Chaman border crossing into Afghanistan has been closed, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country

Deadliest Pakistan suicide bombing in years kills 75

2017-02-17 08:46

An Islamic State suicide bomber has struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in two years

Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in 1 day

2017-02-15 16:23

At least six people have been killed in a series of suicide attacks in Pakistan, unnerving citizens whose growing sense of security has been shaken by multiple blasts.

Large bomb explodes at protest rally in Lahore

2017-02-13 16:03

Pakistani police say a large bomb has struck a protest rally in the eastern city of Lahore.

Guard kills Afghan diplomat in Pakistan

2017-02-06 13:34

An Afghan diplomat has been shot dead by a private security guard at the country's consulate in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi.

Fears that Afghanistan snow toll could mount

2017-02-05 16:21

The death toll from three days of heavy snow across Afghanistan has risen to over 50 and there are fears the toll could rise as rescuers began clearing roads to remote areas.

Death toll from deadly Kashmir avalanches climbs to 20

2017-01-27 18:07

Rescuers retrieved the bodies Friday of another four Indian soldiers buried beneath tonnes of snow in Kashmir, taking the death toll from a series of avalanches to 20, the military said.

Bomb kills 18 at Pakistan market

2017-01-21 08:35

Authorities say a bomb has exploded in a market in a northwestern tribal region in Pakistan that borders Afghanistan, killing at least eighteen people and wounding more than 50.

 

Tenth bomb this month rips Pakistan

2017-02-23 22:12

At least eight people were killed and 28 injured after a bomb ripped through Pakistan's Lahore, the tenth attack in just under a fortnight.

Avalanche kills seven in northern Pakistan

2017-02-19 16:22

At least seven labourers in northern Pakistan have died after they were trapped by an avalanche and efforts are underway to free four more trapped beneath the snow.

Pakistani forces kill, arrest dozens after IS shrine bombing

2017-02-17 14:37

Pakistani forces kill, arrest dozens in sweeping raids after massive IS suicide bombing killed 80 at Sufi shrine

At least 35 dead in Sufi shrine bombing

2017-02-16 19:32

A bomb has ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan killing at least 35 people and wounding up to 60 others.

Barrow appoints Gambian UN prosecutor as chief justice

2017-02-15 16:01

President Adama Barrow has appointed a Gambian UN prosecutor as chief justice of the Supreme Court, ending a series of controversial foreign appointments to the position by former leader Yahya Jammeh.

Abducted Pakistani blogger flees to Netherlands, breaks silence

2017-02-09 14:15

A Pakistani activist abducted last month has broken his silence on his weeks-long disappearance, but refuses to point fingers in a country where criticising extremism or the security establishment can make you a target.

Pakistan gives India rare thanks

2017-02-06 05:39

Pakistan has sent a rare message of thanks to arch-rival India after a 5-year-old boy who was taken to India by his father nearly a year ago, was reunited with his Pakistani mother.

Missing activists in Pakistan return home

2017-01-28 20:17

Pakistani police say that four prominent activists and bloggers who have been missing for a few weeks have all returned safely.

Pakistani female lawmaker harassed in parliament

2017-01-25 12:49

A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to self-immolate after she was harassed by male colleagues in parliament, telling AFP that the widely-publicised incident shows how laws to protect women are not being enforced.

Forced disappearances in Pakistan worry activists

2017-01-14 16:14

The abductions of five activists are yet another attempt to spread fear among those who speak out in Pakistan, a report says.

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