Pakistan


Bomb on passenger coach kills 7 in Pakistan

2014-10-02 14:17

A bomb blast on a passenger coach in northwest Pakistan has killed at least seven people and wounded another six, police say.

Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief

2014-09-22 22:28

Pakistan-controlled Kashmir's parliament has called upon India to open the de facto border separating the two sides to allow rescue officials to reach residents hit by devastating floods.

Pakistani teenager injured in acid attack

2014-09-21 19:29

A 16-year-old Pakistani girl has suffered horrific injuries after two men hurled acid in her face in a row over a failed marriage proposal, officials have said.

Pakistani parliamentarians booed off plane

2014-09-16 17:30

Two parliamentarians in Pakistan have been forced off a plane by passengers angry at a two-hour delay to their flight, a report says.

Pakistan militants kill 3 in police attacks

2014-09-15 13:41

Militants have killed three people in attacks targeting police in Pakistan's restive northwest, officials say.

Malala's attackers arrested

2014-09-12 21:01

The Taliban gunmen who tried to kill Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the country's restive northwest two years ago have been arrested.

Work on Ajmal's action soon

2014-09-11 20:20

Remedial work on offspinner Saeed Ajmal's bowling action starts soon and some big names have offered to help.

Pakistan: Airstrikes kill 35 militants

2014-09-10 10:32

Pakistan's military says warplanes have struck three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing 35 fighters.

At least nine die in Pakistan mosque collapse

2014-09-09 17:23

At least nine worshippers were killed when the roof of a mosque collapsed in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, officials said, adding the death toll may rise.

Navy Seal shirt from bin Laden raid goes on show

2014-09-08 12:15

A shirt worn by a member of the Navy Seal team during the clandestine raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011 has gone on show in New York.

Heavy monsoon rains kill 110 in Pakistan

2014-09-06 08:03

A government official in Pakistan says 110 people have been killed across the country in heavy monsoon downpours and flooding as more rain is forecast for the coming days.

Heavy monsoon rains kill 30 in Pakistan

2014-09-04 14:47

More than 30 people have been killed as a result of heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan, officials say, as authorities warned more intense rainfall and flash floods could be imminent.

Protesters storm Pakistan's national channel

2014-09-01 10:42

Pakistan’s national PTV channel and its English-language PTV World Service have been taken off the air after protesters stormed its headquarters in central Islamabad.

Police clash with protesters in Islamabad

2014-08-30 22:25

At least 50 people were injured in clashes between police and opposition protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Saturday, officials said, with the toll expected to rise as fighting continues.

Pakistani academic held by Taliban for 4 years freed

2014-08-29 11:38

Pakistani troops have recovered a prominent academic held for four years by the Taliban in the country's troubled northwest, officials say.

Pakistan's PM resolved to ride out protests crisis

2014-08-27 16:06

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told parliament he would not be cowed by thousands of demonstrators camped outside the assembly demanding his resignation.

School bus bombing kills 6 in Pakistan

2014-08-19 17:39

Six civilians have died in a roadside bomb attack in north-western Pakistan, the army says, as it pursued its campaign of airstrikes against militants in the country's tribal regions.

Heavy storms kill 16 in northwest Pakistan

2014-08-15 22:15

Heavy storms and rains have killed at least 16 people, including nine children, and injured over 80 others in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Thousands gather for Pakistan protest marches

2014-08-14 16:19

Thousands of protesters gathered in the Pakistani city of Lahore, preparing to march on the capital to unseat the government they claim was elected by fraud.

Modi makes landmark visit to disputed Kashmir

2014-08-12 12:27

Narendra Modi has travelled to the disputed area of Kashmir, where he will become the first Indian prime minister in 15 years to visit the Siachen glacier, dubbed the world's highest battlefield.

Pakistan acid attacks on women creating fear

2014-07-31 14:00

A recent spate of acid attacks in Pakistan has sparked an impassioned debate about rising ‘Islamisation’ that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home.

2 girls killed in Pakistan blasphemy row

2014-07-28 12:33

A mob in Pakistan has torched an Ahmadi Muslim neighbourhood killing a woman and two girls in a row over blasphemy, in the latest attack on one of the country's most persecuted groups.

Pakistan calls for 'humanitarian pause' in Gaza

2014-07-24 16:13

Pakistan has called for an immediate end to the blockade of Gaza to allow humanitarian relief to reach Palestinians as the death toll rose to more than 740.

Afghan court jails Pakistani journalist

2014-07-16 13:01

An Afghan court has sentenced a Pakistani journalist to four years in jail for 'contacting terrorists', officials say.

Malala asks Jonathan to meet girls' parents

2014-07-14 22:10

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has urged Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to meet with parents of the schoolgirls kidnapped three months ago.

 

How the US has justified overseas military action

2014-09-23 15:40

A look at the domestic legal justifications the US has used for military action around the world.

Pakistan releases smuggled turtles

2014-09-22 21:32

Pakistani officials and environmentalists have released 200 rare turtles into the River Indus after the reptiles were retrieved from a southwestern Chinese town.

Floating bodies, shallow graves in flood-hit Kashmir

2014-09-17 09:16

Indian Kashmir residents have described horrors after the worst floods in a century, as some deal bloated bodies floating in surrounding waters.

Pakistani Taliban group claim police attack

2014-09-16 11:01

A new hard-line breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on police in Pakistan's restive northwest that killed one official.

Pakistan car bomb kills 3, wounds 24

2014-09-13 11:32

A powerful car bomb has exploded in a bazaar in south-western Pakistan killing at least three people and wounding 24 others.

Pakistani troops expand rescue in flood-hit areas

2014-09-12 14:01

Pakistan's military says it has expanded the rescue and relief operation as flood waters hit more districts in the country's Punjab province.

Dead women, children floating in Kashmir

2014-09-11 14:40

Authorities in Indian Kashmir have collected bodies of women and children floating in the streets as anger mounted over what many survivors say is a bungled operation to help those caught in the region's worst flooding.

Raging floods kill over 440 in Pakistan, India

2014-09-09 20:46

Raging floods in Pakistan, India have killed over 440 people and hundreds of thousands may have to flee.

India-Pakistan flood victims pack relief centres

2014-09-09 16:18

Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives.

Monsoon rains kill 230 on sub-continent

2014-09-07 09:35

Heavy monsoon downpours kill 128 people in Pakistan, 108 in India as more rain is expected.

Deadly monsoon hits Kashmir, Punjab

2014-09-05 20:01

Monsoon floods have killed 80 in the Kashmir region as Pakistani and Indian rescuers scramble to save lives.

ISIS recruiting in Pakistan

2014-09-03 19:43

Booklets calling for support for the Islamic State (ISIS) and its self-proclaimed caliphate have been handed out in north-western Pakistan.

Pakistani police, protesters clash anew in capital

2014-09-01 10:42

Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in an effort to try to reach the PM's official residence.

Pakistan PM distances himself from army

2014-08-29 21:02

Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, has distanced himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis.

2 000 in shelters as Kashmir border troops spar

2014-08-28 19:36

Thousands are sleeping in shelters near the de-facto border in Kashmir, as Indian and Pakistani border troops trade regular fire across the border of the disputed Himalayan territory.

Jubilation as Pakistan protests reach parliament

2014-08-20 11:36

Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan have claimed victory after tearing down barricades where they are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud.

ISIS is an insult to Islam

2014-08-17 13:20

It's an insult to Muslims to call Iraq and the Levant an “Islamic State” as their behaviour and values is not the teachings of Islam, says Mohamed Saeed.

Pakistan foils airbase attacks, 5 killed

2014-08-15 13:23

Gunmen have attacked two airbases in south-western Pakistan before being repelled by security forces, who killed at least five of the assailants, the military says.

India's Modi accuses Pakistan of waging proxy war

2014-08-12 18:06

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has accused Pakistan of waging "proxy war" by sending militants to attack India and he used a trip to the disputed Kashmir region to stress that reconciliation.

Karachi drownings - 35 bodies recovered

2014-08-01 17:00

Rescuers have recovered 14 more bodies in rough seas off Pakistan's biggest city Karachi as the search for a group of bathers who drowned earlier this week.

19 dead in rough seas off Pakistani beach

2014-07-31 13:20

At least 19 bathers have drowned and four are missing in rough seas off Pakistan's biggest city Karachi, officials say, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season.

Memorial at sea for teen pilot after deadly crash

2014-07-28 11:30

A number of people have gathered on a ferry near Samoa during a memorial service honouring the US teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world.

US man arrested with ammunition in Pakistan

2014-07-18 13:49

A Us citizen has been arrested at Islamabad airport for attempting to board a plane carrying ammunition, Pakistan officials say, in the second such case since May.

Nigerian leader: Missing girls to be home soon

2014-07-15 09:34

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has promised that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would soon return home, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai says.

Malala pledges to help free Nigerian girls

2014-07-14 13:01

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai has pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to free a group of schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants.

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