Afghanistan confirms Taliban leader killed

2016-05-22 20:01

Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US bombing raid, the first confirmation from regional officials of his death.

3 women in one family killed for 'honour' in Pakistan

2016-05-11 20:04

Three young women in one family have been shot dead by male relatives who suspected them of having "illicit relations" with other men, police in eastern Pakistan say.

Doctors 'mystified' by brothers who become paralysed each night

2016-05-06 14:02

Doctors in Pakistan are mystified by the case of two brothers who have come to be known as the "solar kids."

Bin Laden doctor languishes in Pakistan jail

2016-05-02 13:42

Five years after his fake vaccination programme helped the CIA track and kill Osama bin Laden, Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi is languishing in jail.

Mom wants pardon for paralysed son on death row

2016-04-25 20:06

The mother of a paraplegic inmate on death row in Pakistan has urged the country's president to pardon her son.

23 dead in Pakistan after eating poisoned sweets

2016-04-25 12:59

At least 23 people have died and dozens of others fell ill in central Pakistan after eating sweets which police suspect were tainted with pesticides, officials say.

Gunmen kill 7 police guarding polio team in Pakistan

2016-04-20 17:58

Motorcycle gunmen have shot dead seven policemen guarding a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's southern port city Karachi, officials say, a brazen attack in the country's economic hub.

Suicide attack injures at least 8 in Pakistan

2016-04-19 12:42

A suicide bomb attack outside a government office in northwest Pakistan has injured at least 8 people, two of whom were in critical condition, officials say.

Official says 19 passengers killed in Pakistan bus accident

2016-04-13 09:05

A rescue official says at least 19 passengers, including women and children, have been killed in a head-on collision between a passenger bus and truck in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province

Workers retrieve 23 bodies buried under Pakistan landslide

2016-04-09 18:01

A national disaster management official says rescue workers have retrieved 23 bodies buried under a landslide in northern Pakistan.


Twin blasts target police in Pakistan's northwest

2016-05-18 14:16

Two blasts targeting a police convoy have killed at least one policeman and wounded dozens more in the northwest of Pakistan.

Pakistan to try 13 for killing, burning teenage girl

2016-05-07 14:56

Pakistani police say 13 members of a local tribal council who allegedly strangled a local girl and set her body on fire as punishment for helping one of her friends elope will face trial under anti-terrorism laws

Militants threatened to slit our throats: Hostage

2016-05-02 17:34

An Indonesian sailor has described how Philippine Islamic militants threatened to slit his throat during a terrifying kidnap ordeal.

Pakistan man arrested for 'honour killing' of sister

2016-04-28 22:03

A Pakistani man who used a kitchen knife to murder his sister says he flew into a rage after catching her using a mobile phone.

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to battle Taliban

2016-04-25 13:52

Afghanistan's president has called on Pakistan to battle the Taliban rather than try to bring them into peace talks.

Saudi executes Pakistani man over drugs

2016-04-21 17:59

Saudi Arabia has executed a Pakistani national for smuggling drugs, taking to 86 the number of people the ultra-conservative kingdom has put to death this year.

Most victims of Kabul attack civilians

2016-04-20 16:58

The Afghan Interior Ministry says most of the people killed in the Taliban attack on Kabul, in which more than 60 people died, were civilians.

Pakistan's largest bank opens branch in China

2016-04-18 15:45

Habib Bank Limited has received a licence to open a branch in China, a move that would make it the first South Asian lender to operate in the world's number two economy.

Earthquake rattles Pakistan's capital, other cities

2016-04-10 13:28

A powerful earthquake has rattled Pakistan's capital and other cities across the country

Worldwide executions highest since 1989: Amnesty

2016-04-06 22:03

The total number of known executions worldwide rose by more than half last year to 1 634, the highest figure recorded since 1989, Amnesty International says. This as Pakistan sent three more men to the gallows.

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