Pakistan


Militant leader killed in Pakistan shoot-out

2015-07-29 08:12

The leader of an anti-Shi’ite militant group behind some of Pakistan's worst sectarian attacks has been killed in a shoot-out with police.

Deadly flash floods in Pakistan damage roads, crops

2015-07-24 19:26

Flash flooding caused by torrential monsoon rains has killed at least 28 in Pakistan and affected hundreds of thousands of people, according to aid agencies.

Pakistan commission rejects poll-rigging claims

2015-07-23 22:10

A judicial commission has rejected claims by Pakistani cricketer-turned-opposition leader Imran Khan that the country's 2013 general election was rigged.

Italy police arrest 2 suspected ISIS supporters

2015-07-22 13:58

Italian police have arrested a Tunisian and Pakistani on suspicion they were plotting attacks in Italy and circulating threatening messages on the Internet in support of ISIS.

Pakistan, India exchange fire over disputed Kashmir

2015-07-18 17:03

Pakistan and India have exchanged fire over the disputed region of Kashmir after violence earlier this week killed five people on both sides of the border.

5 civilians killed along disputed India-Pakistan border

2015-07-16 14:00

India and Pakistan have exchanged gunfire and mortar bombs along their disputed frontier, killing five civilians and injuring more than a dozen, Pakistan says.

India's Modi accepts invite for first Pakistan visit

2015-07-10 16:00

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted an invitation from his counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend a regional summit in Islamabad next year in what would be his first visit to Pakistan.

Afghans, Taliban to meet again after Pakistan talks

2015-07-08 14:01

Pakistan says Afghan and Taliban representatives have agreed to meet again after landmark talks aimed at ending the militants’ 13-year insurgency.

Gunmen kill 2 Shi'ites, policeman in Pakistan sectarian attack

2015-07-06 15:24

Gunmen have shot dead two Shi'ite brothers and a policeman at a passport office in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say, the latest sectarian attack to strike the country's restive southwest.

Sabotage suspected as Pakistan troop train plunges into canal

2015-07-02 14:25

A train carrying hundreds of Pakistan soldiers and their families have plunged several metres into a canal when a bridge collapsed in the country's east in what the army suspects was sabotage, officials say.

 

Pakistan resumes executions after Ramadan

2015-07-27 19:12

Pakistan has hanged two murderers, marking the resumption of executions after a temporary moratorium for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Floods triggered by rains kill dozens in Pakistan

2015-07-24 18:29

Pakistani authorities say flash floods, triggered by monsoon rains, have killed 12 more people across the country as rescuers struggle to move those stranded to safer places.

Pakistan court agrees to hear Christian woman's blasphemy appeal

2015-07-22 13:59

Pakistan's Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal by a Christian woman against her death sentence for blasphemy, lawyers say, in a case that has drawn criticism from rights campaigners.

Pakistani military sends helicopters to help flooded areas

2015-07-22 13:09

Pakistan's military and authorities have deployed helicopters and boats to evacuate residents from the worst-hit areas in the country's north, where monsoon rains and flash floods washed away several villages.

Pakistan says train driver's speeding caused deadly crash

2015-07-17 17:56

Pakistan says a government investigation into a train accident that killed 17 soldiers earlier this month shows the train driver was speeding and that his negligence caused the tragedy.

Pakistan's Ramadan laws hit non-fasters as well

2015-07-13 15:44

Even non-fasters suffer during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Pakistan, which prohibits everyone from eating or drinking in public as a sign of respect for the faithful.

Pakistani PM Sharif meets Malala in Oslo

2015-07-08 16:24

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai held their first official meeting on Wednesday after both attended a UN education summit in Oslo.

Malala wants to stay 'voice of the children'

2015-07-07 19:00

Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, says she wants to remain the "voice of children" even after she turns 18 next week.

Pakistan arrests clerics over beating of Christian couple

2015-07-04 14:29

Police in Pakistan say officers have arrested two Muslim clerics for inciting a mob to attack a Christian couple on blasphemy charges.

Countries must deal with health risks of more frequent heatwaves - UN

2015-07-01 18:44

The UN has urged countries to create preparedness systems to counter the health risks of heatwaves, as they become ever more frequent and intense, and dangerous, due to climate change.

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