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Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan

2014-11-26 13:17

Gunmen have attacked a polio vaccination team, killing four health workers, while a suspected US drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials say.

Bangladesh man gets death penalty for war crimes

2014-11-24 16:48

A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced a collaborator of the Pakistani army to death for his role in killings during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war.

Pakistani family sent to death over honour killing

2014-11-19 15:37

Four relatives of a pregnant woman who bludgeoned her to death outside one of Pakistan's top courts has been sentenced to death for the crime, their defence lawyer says.

Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable missile

2014-11-13 13:07

Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired an intermediate-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

Bus crash in southern Pakistan kills at least 56

2014-11-11 09:09

At least 56 people have been killed when a passenger bus collided head-on with a goods truck in southern Pakistan, officials say.

Pakistan takes EU to WTO over PET trade

2014-11-05 17:58

Pakistan has launched a trade dispute at the World Trade Organisation to challenge the European Union's punitive duties on exports of polyethylene terephthalate.

Pakistan on high alert after border bloodshed

2014-11-03 16:33

Pakistan is on high alert for the mourning processions of Ashura, a flashpoint for sectarian violence, a day after the country's deadliest bombing in more than a year killed 55 people.

Pakistan province rewrites text books for Islam

2014-10-30 21:24

A Pakistani province is rewriting school books to make them more Islamic, inserting verses on jihad, removing pictures of unveiled women and changing material on recent history.

Gunmen kill 8 laborers in southwest Pakistan

2014-10-19 14:35

A Pakistani police officer says unknown gunmen have shot dead eight people and injured one in an insurgency-hit part of southwestern Pakistan.

Pakistan upholds blasphemy death sentence

2014-10-17 13:40
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A Pakistani court has upheld the death sentence of a Christian woman whose 2010 conviction for blasphemy led to the assassination of two politicians who supported her, a defence lawyer says.

Pakistani jets hit militant hideouts

2014-10-16 17:25

Pakistani military jets have attacked 5 militant hideouts in the northwest, killing 21 insurgents.

Pakistan air strikes kill 21 militants

2014-10-12 14:08

Pakistani air strikes killed at least 21 militants on Sunday in attacks on their hideouts in a restive north-western tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Nobel peace prize 'an honour to children in slavery'

2014-10-10 14:08

Indian children's rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi dedicated the Nobel Peace Prize that he shared on Friday with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai to children in slavery.

US drone strikes kill 5 in Pakistan

2014-10-09 16:28

Two suspected US drone strikes have killed at least five militants in Pakistan's north-western tribal region where the military has been fighting insurgents.

Homemade liquor kills 18 in Pakistan

2014-10-08 16:15

Eighteen people in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi have died after drinking homemade liquor during Eid holidays, officials say.

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.

 

Pakistani man shoots niece for listening to loud music

2014-11-25 19:12

A Pakistan man has shot dead his teenage niece because she was listening to loud music, police say.

US drones kill 9 Islamist militants in Pakistan strikes

2014-11-21 13:03

Suspected US drones have killed nine Islamist militants in Pakistan in two separate strikes targeting ethnic Uzbek and Arab fighters, officials say.

Malala urges children to fight for education

2014-11-18 23:04

Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousafzai has urged children in her homeland to stand up for their right to go to school.

Mom, daughters have throats slit in Pakistan

2014-11-11 13:38

Two young men in Pakistan murdered their mother and two teenaged step-sisters after accusing them of adultery, police say.

Pakistani policeman kills man with axe over blasphemy

2014-11-06 14:45
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A policeman in Pakistan has hacked a man to death for allegedly making derogatory remarks about the companions of the Prophet Muhammad.

Christian couple burnt alive in Pakistan

2014-11-04 20:28

An angry mob has burnt alive a Christian couple in eastern Pakistan for allegedly desecrating the Muslim holy book the Qur'an.

India warns Pakistan of more pain in Kashmir fight

2014-10-22 09:31

India has warned Pakistan of more 'pain' if it continued to violate a ceasefire on their disputed border in Kashmir and says it was up to Islamabad to create the conditions for a resumption of peace talks.

Pakistan clerics condemn ISIS

2014-10-17 21:04
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A leading group of Pakistani clerics has condemned the Islamic State organisation amid concerns the hardline jihadists could gain a foothold.

ISIS should not be regarded as an Islamic state

2014-10-17 07:55

I believe many of the foot soldiers of the notorious ISIS are misguided and brain washed youth, lured via social media, writes Mohamed Saeed.

Pakistani, Indian armies discuss border clashes

2014-10-14 14:32

Military officials in Pakistan say the country's armed forces have discussed with India recent clashes along the border with the Himalayan region of Kashmir that have killed 20 people in the past week.

Malala the 'pride of Pakistan' - PM

2014-10-10 16:15

Malala Yousafzai has been hailed as the "pride of Pakistan" by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, as a former fellow pupil said the award was a victory for every girl in the country.

Homemade liquor death toll rises

2014-10-09 19:29

Six more people have died from alcohol poisoning after consuming homemade liquor in Pakistan's Karachi over the Eid public holidays, bringing the total to 27.

US drone attack kills three in Pakistan

2014-10-09 15:35

At least three people have been killed after suspected US drones targeted rebels in Pakistan’s restive north-western tribal region near the Afghan border, officials say.

Hundreds flee homes in deadly Indian-Pakistan clash

2014-10-07 15:55

Hundreds of villagers have fled their homes in the remote Kashmir region as Indian and Pakistani forces kept up their cross-border firing that has left nine people dead so far.

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.

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