Pakistan


Pakistan teen burnt alive, police rule suicide

2016-07-01 17:18

A Pakistani teenager allegedly burned alive for refusing a marriage offer, actually committed suicide, police have said in a statement slammed by a prominent rights activist and the girl's father.

Woman throws acid at man who refused to marry her

2016-06-17 12:45

Police in Pakistan say they have arrested a woman for allegedly throwing acid on a man who refused to marry her.

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against honour killings

2016-06-14 06:15

An influential group of Pakistani clerics have issued a fatwa against honour killings, with a spokesperson calling them "unethical and unjustifiable" following a series of attacks on women that have caused national outrage.

Woman burns daughter alive for marrying for love

2016-06-08 12:57

Pakistani police say a woman has been arrested after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl had defied her family to marry a man she was in love with.

2 held for killing woman for refusing proposal

2016-06-02 22:08

Pakistani police say they have arrested two suspects and are continuing their search for five men who tortured a school teacher and burned her to death.

Pakistan: DNA test confirms Mansour's death

2016-05-29 21:42

A DNA test has confirmed that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike, Pakistan's interior ministry says.

Pakistani clerics suggest men can 'lightly beat' wives

2016-05-28 09:15

Pakistani media and activists have poured scorn on a suggestion from an Islamic religious body that men should be allowed to "lightly beat" their wives.

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.

 

Husband murdered in rare male Pakistan 'honour killing'

2016-06-18 16:10

A man's throat was slit by relatives of his wife who disapproved of their marriage in the latest "honour killing" to hit Pakistan, police say.

Scorned Pakistani woman throws acid on boyfried

2016-06-16 16:59

A Pakistani woman who allegedly threw acid on her boyfriend after he refused to marry her, has been arrested in a rare case of a woman attacking a man.

Mums comfort scared daughters after Pakistan 'honour killing'

2016-06-09 19:16

Village confused by the death of a teenager who taught the Qu'ran but was savagely burned by her mother for marrying the man of her choice.

Pakistani father of 35 aims for 100 children

2016-06-03 10:10

A Pakistani father of 35 is now searching for a fourth wife as he romps towards his goal of 100 children, a dubious ambition in the conservative Muslim country where polygamy is rare but still practised.

Pakistan teen burned alive for refusing marriage proposal

2016-06-01 13:39

A young Pakistani woman has died after she was tortured and set alight in the country's conservative northeast for refusing a marriage proposal from the son of a former colleague, relatives and police say.

Driver's family press charges over US drone hit

2016-05-29 17:21

A Pakistani officer says police have registered a case against unknown US officials, seeking to press murder charges over a May 21 drone strike that killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour and a driver.

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.

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