Pakistan hangs four more militants

2014-12-21 19:06

Pakistan has executed four more militants after ending a six-year old moratorium on the death penalty following a Taliban school attack that killed 149 people,.

Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre

2014-12-20 22:01

One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says.

Pakistan appeals bail for Mumbai attacks suspect

2014-12-19 12:49

A Pakistani government prosecutor says he will challenge a court order granting bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.

Pakistan signs death warrants for six militants

2014-12-18 21:02

Pakistan's military chief has signed death warrants for six militants on death row after the government ended a moratorium on capital punishment in terror-related cases.

Pakistan PM vows to crush militants after school massacre

2014-12-18 09:41

Pakistani forces have intensified their offensive against Islamist militants, killing 57 rebels in fresh airstrikes and moving ground troops deep into their strongholds, the military says.

Pakistan seeks help from Afghans after school attack

2014-12-17 19:36

Pakistan's army chief and the head of its main intelligence agency flew to neighbouring Afghanistan to seek help in battling the militants behind a school massacre in Pakistan.


Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged to step up military offensives against extremists in the country’s tribal region following a Taliban attack on a military-run school yesterday. Today's newspapers focused on the attack in which 141 were killed; most of whom were school children.

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US drone kills 4 Pakistani Taliban militants

2014-12-17 10:10

A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed four Pakistani Taliban members and seven other insurgents, a district government official says.

Pressure mounting on Pakistan govt to act

2014-12-17 08:43

Pakistan is mourning after Taliban militants killed 132 students at a school in the city of Peshawar in a grisly attack which has shocked the nation, with pressure rising on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government.

Obama: We stand with people of Pakistan

2014-12-16 22:01

President Barack Obama has condemned the deadly Taliban raid on a Pakistani school and promised that the US would stand by the country in its struggle against violent extremism.

SA government condemns Pakistan attack

2014-12-16 20:48

The South African government has condemned a terrorist attack in Pakistan which killed 130 people, mostly children, the department of international relations says.

Pakistan school attack over, all militants dead - police

2014-12-16 15:49

A bloody Taliban raid on an army-run school in northwest Pakistan has ended, police say, with all six attackers dead.

12 dead, others ‘critical’ in Taliban hostage crisis

2014-12-16 10:29

Twelve people have died and a further 28 students are injured after Taliban gunmen took hundreds of students and teachers hostage at a school in the north-western city of Peshawar.

Pakistan police: 4 Taliban plotting attack killed

2014-12-13 11:31

A senior police officer in Pakistan says officers killed four Taliban fighters likely plotting to attack a planned Shi'ite rally.

Pakistan detains 58 Indian fishermen

2014-12-11 15:43

Pakistani marine forces have arrested 58 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police say.

Malala: Change is coming

2014-12-10 16:46

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai says she hopes that her prize will inspire young girls all over the world to fight for their rights - and to step forward to lead.

Pakistan's Malala, global icon of girls' education

2014-12-10 13:46

Schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai's courageous fightback from being shot by the Taliban has transformed her into a symbol for human rights and a campaigner in global demand.

ISIS threatens Pakistani lawyer over Facebook case

2014-12-05 16:26

Militants claiming to be members of ISIS have threatened a Pakistani lawyer for defending a university professor accused of posting blasphemous remarks on Facebook.

US drone strikes corner Pakistan militants

2014-12-04 14:03

Pakistani Taliban militants have been holed up in Afghanistan by a series of US drone strikes and a revolt against them.

8 corpses found in Pakistan after bombings

2014-12-03 13:36

The bullet-riddled bodies of eight suspected militants have been found in Pakistan's restive northwest where the military is battling insurgent groups, officials say.

Pakistan air strikes kill militants near Afghanistan

2014-12-02 15:04

The Pakistan military says it has killed at least 24 militants in air strikes and ground fighting in northwestern tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, as part of ongoing offensives in the region.

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.


Al-Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over school attack

2014-12-21 15:38

Al-Qaeda's regional branch says its hearts were "bursting with pain" over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces.

Activists slam Pakistan for resuming executions

2014-12-20 12:13

Rights groups have condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead.

Pakistan: 59 militants killed after school massacre

2014-12-19 09:27

Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, the army says, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people, most of them children.

Pakistan massacre survivors vow to defy Taliban

2014-12-18 18:30

Students grieving for their classmates massacred by the Pakistani Taliban Thursday vowed to defy the militants and return to school as soon as possible.

Taliban gunmen toyed with students - survivor

2014-12-17 21:55

Taliban gunmen who stormed a school in northwest Pakistan toyed with captive students by suggesting some could be let go, before lining them up and gunning them down in front of their classmates, according to a new account by survivors.

Pakistan brings back death penalty after attack

2014-12-17 11:03

Pakistan is to end its moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases, the prime minister's office announced, a day after Taliban militants killed 141 people in an attack on a school.


In today's news headlines: Eskom generators are running again, Pakistan’s military vows to intensify efforts to counter extremists following a school attack and the Australian government admits security systems failed to track the siege gunman. Watch.

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Afghan Taliban: Killing innocent children is against Islam

2014-12-17 09:48

The Afghan Taliban have condemned a raid on a school in neighbouring Pakistan that left 141 dead in the country's bloodiest ever terror attack, saying killing innocent children is against Islam.

'We will account for every drop of our children's blood'

2014-12-17 07:13

The massacre of innocent children has horrified Pakistan, a country already weary of unending terrorist attacks. Pakistan's teenage Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai — herself a survivor of a Taliban shooting — says she is "heartbroken" by the bloodshed.

Student recalls Peshawar massacre: I saw death so close

2014-12-16 20:48

A teenage survivor of the Taliban attack on a Pakistan school has described how he played dead after being shot in both legs by insurgents hunting down students to kill.

Pakistani Taliban: The group behind school attack

2014-12-16 17:35

The Pakistani Taliban which claimed responsibility for the school rampage that killed at least 130 people was also behind the shooting of Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Carnage as Taliban storm Pakistan school

2014-12-16 14:04

Taliban insurgents have killed at least 130 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school in Pakistan.

Taliban gunmen take 500 students hostage in Pakistan

2014-12-16 09:37

Taliban militants have attacked an army-run school in north-west Pakistan, taking over 500 students hostages, with at least two students reportedly wounded.

Pakistan Taliban slam Malala over Nobel prize

2014-12-12 12:03

The Pakistani Taliban has hit out at teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai over her Nobel peace prize, slamming her as a 'soldier against Islamic society'.

Family hacked to death in honour killing

2014-12-10 18:23

A Pakistani couple and four of their children have been axed to death by the wife's long-lost son from a previous marriage in an "honour" killing.

Malala, Satyarthi receive their Nobel Prize

2014-12-10 15:25

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi have received their Nobel Peace Prize after two days of celebration honouring their work for children's rights.

'Key commanders' among at least 30 killed in Pakistan

2014-12-08 15:25

Pakistani airstrikes have killed at least 30 militants including “important commanders” of a local warlord in the country’s restive northwest where the military launched a major offensive this year.

Suicide attack on Indian camp in Kashmir kills 5

2014-12-05 12:47

Five members of the Indian security forces have been killed in a suicide attack on an army artillery camp in northern Kashmir as militants step up violence in the disputed region.

Police baton charge blind protesters

2014-12-03 21:11

Pakistani police in the eastern city of Lahore have baton charged dozens of blind people protesting the government for failing to implement an official quota for government jobs.

Pakistan opens blasphemy case against former pop star

2014-12-02 20:19

Police in Pakistan have opened a blasphemy investigation against a former pop star turned evangelical Muslim following allegedly disparaging remarks against the Prophet Mohammed.

Pakistan frees 40 Indian prisoners

2014-11-28 15:18

Pakistan has announced the release of 40 Indian prisoners, including 35 fishermen held for violating territorial waters, a day after a major South Asian summit closed.

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.

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