Bomb kills pro-government tribal elder in NW Pakistan

2015-10-04 15:35

A pro-government tribal leader has been killed and his son wounded after a roadside bomb hit their vehicle in Pakistan’s restive northwest, police say.

Pakistani father kills daughter because the bread was not round enough

2015-10-01 13:12

Pakistani police have formally arrested a man on suspicion of killing his daughter because she made bread for him that was not perfectly round in the eastern city of Lahore.

Pakistan delays hanging of paraplegic convict

2015-09-22 22:02

A paralysed death-row convict has had a stay of execution in Pakistan after mounting criticism from human rights groups.

Pakistan detains 22 after Taliban air base attack

2015-09-19 12:12

Twenty-two suspects have been detained in connection with a deadly attack on a Pakistan air force base claimed by the Taliban, officials say.

Taliban storm mosque, kill 16 during attack on Pakistan base

2015-09-18 13:01

The Pakistani Taliban has launched a brazen assault on a military base on the outskirts of the north-western city of Peshawar, storming a mosque inside the sprawling compound and killing 16 worshippers during prayers.

Pakistan bans another 'immoral' condom ad

2015-09-14 22:16

Pakistan's media regulator has banned an advertisement by a condom brand, calling it "immoral" and contrary to religious norms after receiving a deluge of complaints from the public.

Two media workers shot dead in Karachi

2015-09-09 16:58

Gunmen in Pakistan shot dead a journalist on Wednesday, police said, less than 24 hours after a technician working for the country's most popular news channel was killed in a similar attack.

Libya bans Yemenis, Iranians, Pakistanis from entry

2015-09-02 07:38

Libya’s internationally recognised administration based in the east has banned Yemenis, Iranians and Pakistanis from entering the divided country, a military statement says.

Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar's death

2015-08-31 14:56

The Taliban has admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants.

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.


Pakistan kills 25 militants in northwest

2015-10-01 14:13

Pakistan's military says it had killed 25 militants in air strikes along its restive border with Afghanistan as part of a major offensive to clear Taliban and al-Qaeda strongholds that began last year.

Pakistani newlywed forced to drink acid for insufficient dowry

2015-09-29 10:09

A recently married Pakistani woman has died after her in-laws forced her to drink acid, for bringing what they considered to be insufficient dowry, police say.

Pakistan confirms death sentence for 9 militants

2015-09-21 22:21

Pakistan's army has announced the death penalty for nine hardline militants linked to a series of terrorist attacks across the country.

Brazen Taliban attack on Pakistani military base kills 29

2015-09-18 22:14

Suspected Taliban militants have launched a brazen attack on a Pakistani military base on Friday, killing 29 people including 16 who were gunned down inside a mosque during prayers.

8 gunmen killed as Taliban attack Pakistan air force base

2015-09-18 07:39

Taliban gunmen have stormed a Pakistani Air Force base in the volatile northwestern city of Peshawar, a military spokesperson says, the first major attack on a military installation in several weeks.

Toddler among 10 civilians killed in Pakistan bombing

2015-09-14 09:13

A bomb blast has ripped through crowds outside a bus terminal in central Pakistan, killing 10 civilians and two bombers, officials say.

Gunmen kill news TV employee in Pakistan

2015-09-09 09:41

Gunmen opened fire on a television news van Tuesday in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi, killing one, police said, the latest attack on media workers in the country.

3 killed, dozens wounded, in suicide attack on Pakistan forces

2015-09-01 13:25

A suicide bomber has killed at least three people and wounded dozens in Pakistan's volatile northwest where security forces are fighting the Taliban and their allies, officials say.

Gunmen attack southwest Pakistan airport

2015-08-30 10:47

Authorities say gunmen have attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan, killing one official there and kidnapping another.

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.

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