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.

Malala in Nigeria for abducted girls

2014-07-13 21:04

Pakistani schoogirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, has held meetings with the parents of some of the girls kidnapped in Nigeria.

5 indicted in Pakistan woman's stoning death

2014-07-06 15:02

Pakistani police say a court has indicted five relatives accused of stoning to death a pregnant woman for marrying against the family's wishes.

Shutdown in Kashmir greets Modi on first visit

2014-07-04 17:49

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by near-empty streets lined by security personnel on his first official visit to Kashmir.

Pakistan taking war to militants

2014-06-30 21:29

Pakistan has launches a ground offensive against the Taliban near the Afghan border.

Girl burned alive for rejecting marriage proposal

2014-06-29 21:21

A teenage girl has died in Pakistan after being doused in petrol and set alight by a man who wanted to marry her but whose proposal had been rejected, police say.

Mass arrests in Pakistan after gunmen shoot plane

2014-06-26 05:15

Pakistani police have arrested hundreds of people after gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane during its landing approach.

Indian cops shoot youth dead in Kashmir

2014-06-23 16:26

Government forces have shot dead a youth in Indian Kashmir during protests following an overnight gun battle in which one suspected rebel was killed.

307 501 flee Pakistan tribal region

2014-06-22 06:15

Pakistan says 307 501 people have fled North Waziristan as the army presses its offensive in the region.

Pakistani woman raped, hanged

2014-06-21 12:21

A 20-year-old woman has been gang-raped, killed and hanged from a tree in Pakistan in a case with a chilling resemblance to a double rape and murder that caused outrage in India.

Twitter restores 'blasphemous' content in Pakistan

2014-06-19 08:40

Twitter has restored access inside Pakistan to dozens of tweets and accounts, after blocking them following official complaints about "blasphemous" content.

Shoot-on-sight orders in Pakistani tribal region

2014-06-15 20:23

A long-standing curfew in Pakistan's troubled Wazirstan tribal region has been tightened following the start of a ground offensive, with authorities issuing shoot-on-sight orders.

Guard kills Christian lawmaker in Pakistan

2014-06-14 18:27

Police in Pakistan say a guard for a provincial Christian lawmaker has shot and killed the legislator during a meeting in the country's southwest.

Panic over Pakistan earthquake

2014-06-14 09:36

A moderate earthquake has struck northwest Pakistan, causing panic in towns and cities, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Court allows Musharraf to leave Pakistan

2014-06-12 10:40

A court in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi has ordered the government to lift a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in 15 days' time.

Karachi airport under second attack

2014-06-10 11:31

A security academy at Karachi's airport has come under attack, less than 48 hours after an all-night siege by Taliban gunmen at Pakistan's busiest airport that killed more than 30 people.


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.

US drone kills 6 suspected militants

2014-07-10 12:33

A US drone strike has killed six suspected militants in a Pakistani tribal district where Pakistan has launched a major military offensive against local and foreign fighters.

Taliban cut hair, beards to flee Pakistan army

2014-07-06 09:43

Hundreds of Taliban fighters have rushed to disguise themselves with new haircuts in the weeks before a Pakistani army assault, it has emerged.

Growing concern about Islamist militancy

2014-07-03 05:00

Large majorities in Muslim countries are increasingly worried about Islamist militancy and oppose its best-known groups, such as al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and Hamas.

Pakistan army begins ground offensive

2014-06-30 12:08

The Pakistani army says it launched a ground offensive in a northwestern city considered a key Taliban stronghold after two weeks of aerial bombing in the region.

Pakistani family murder teen, husband

2014-06-28 22:25

A Pakistani teenager and her husband have been murdered in a remote eastern town by a group of relatives for marrying against their wishes.

Gunmen planned to blow up plane in Pakistan

2014-06-25 19:10

Gunmen waited patiently for the passenger plane to approach the airport before raising their guns into the night sky and unleashing a hail of bullets to shoot it down.

Travellers warned against all non-essential travel to Pakistan

2014-06-23 09:16

Access to two of Pakistan's airports have been restricted until further notice due to violent political clashes.

Bomb blast at Islamabad shrine injures 40

2014-06-21 14:05

More than 40 people have been injured, some critically, when a bomb ripped through a Sufi shrine on the outskirts of Islamabad.

Pakistan army hits rebels, 200 000 civilians flee

2014-06-20 22:33

Pakistani helicopter gunships have pounded militant targets in the country's northwest, killing up to 20 rebels, as the number of civilians fleeing an expected ground offensive passed 200 000.

Pakistan jets strike insurgents

2014-06-16 21:09

Pakistani fighter jets pounded North Waziristan, after the army announced the start of a full-scale drive to flush Islamist insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan.

50+ killed in Pakistan strikes

2014-06-15 12:28

Pakistani fighter jets have launched air strikes against militant hideouts in the country's troubled northwest, killing more than 50 insurgents.

Pakistan to appeal Musharraf ruling

2014-06-14 13:01

Pakistan's government has filed an appeal with the country's Supreme Court seeking to overturn a decision allowing ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf to leave the country.

Bomb kills Indian soldier, wounds 3 in Kashmir

2014-06-12 13:54

A bomb explosion has killed an Indian army soldier and wounded three others close to the cease-fire line dividing Kashmir between long-time rivals India and Pakistan

US drone strike accused of killing 10 in Pakistan

2014-06-12 09:26

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected US missile strike has killed at least 10 people in a northwestern tribal district near the Afghan border.

Bodies of Karachi airport workers found after siege

2014-06-10 10:07

The charred bodies of Karachi airport workers who phoned their families as they hid in a cold-storage facility that was engulfed in flames during a Taliban attack have been recovered by Pakistani authorities.

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