Pakistan


Second Pakistani arrested for cannibalism

2014-04-15 11:25

Pakistani police have arrested a second man suspected along with his brother of eating a newborn baby whose head was found at their home, officials say.

Boy's head found in home of Pakistani cannibals

2014-04-14 14:14

Pakistani police have re-arrested a convicted cannibal after finding a young boy's head in his home.

Judge tosses attempted murder case against baby

2014-04-12 09:36

A Pakistani judge has thrown out charges of attempted murder against a 9-month-old baby, lawyers say, in a case that cast a spotlight on Pakistan's dysfunctional justice system.

Pakistan baby charged for attempted murder

2014-04-09 08:46

A 9-month-old baby has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly taking part in a riot in Lahore, Pakistan.

Bomb blast on train kills 13 in Pakistan

2014-04-08 13:28

A bomb blast on a train travelling in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Baluchistan has killed at least 13 people, officials say, with the death toll feared to rise.

Pakistan's Musharraf survives hit attempt

2014-04-03 09:10

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, has narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off along the route his convoy travelled.

Pakistan rape victim self immolates

2014-03-15 05:30

The 17-year-old Pakistani victim of a gang rape has died after setting herself on fire in protest against a police report that led to the release of a key suspect.

Gun, grenade feud kills 14 in Karachi

2014-03-12 13:59

Rival gangs have opened fire and lobbed grenades in a notoriously violent district of Pakistan's financial hub, Karachi, killing 14 people.

Misery mounts in drought-hit Pakistan

2014-03-12 08:59

Two-month-old Mangal succumbed to pneumonia in Pakistan, the latest victim of a drought that has led to malnutrition and disease in one of the country's poorest regions.

All aboard! Pakistan's first women-only bus

2014-03-08 09:31

Emblazoned with the words "Ladies Transport", Pakistan has introduced its first commuter bus solely for women, aimed at those sick of wandering hands and unwanted attention on regular services.

11 killed in attack on Pakistan court

2014-03-03 08:53

Gunmen have burst into a court in a busy shopping area in the centre of the Pakistani capital killing at least 11 people, including a judge, police and witnesses say.

Activists reach Pakistan capital after long march

2014-02-28 19:37

A group of Baluch activists are finishing a nearly 3 000km protest march across Pakistan over their claims of abuses by the country's security forces.

Pakistan attacks Taliban hideouts, 30 killed

2014-02-25 10:01

Pakistani fighter jets have bombarded Taliban hideouts in the troubled northwest, killing at least 30 in the fourth airstrikes since peace talks stalled.

Bombing kills 14 at Pakistan bus station

2014-02-24 08:01

A bomb planted at a busy bus terminal near a police station in northwest Pakistan has killed 14 people and wounding 15 near the country's lawless tribal region, authorities say.

Pakistan helicopters kill 9 militants

2014-02-22 12:15

Security officials say Pakistani helicopter gunships have carried out strikes against a militant training facility in the country's northwest, killing nine insurgents.

Musharraf 'treason' hearing starts

2014-02-18 12:04

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has arrived in court for the first time to face charges in a treason case he has denounced as a score-settling exercise.

Pakistani students clash - Valentine's or Modesty Day

2014-02-14 20:34

In Pakistan, rival student groups clash at university over celebrating either Valentine's Day or Modesty Day.

Pakistan, Taliban start peace talks

2014-02-06 14:00

A long-awaited first round of peace talks between the Pakistan government and Taliban insurgents has begun in Islamabad, a government source says, after delays and growing doubts.

Saudi beheads Pakistani drug smuggler

2014-02-05 12:59

Saudi authorities have beheaded a Pakistani for smuggling drugs and a national for killing a compatriot, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom this year to nine.

Suicide blast targets Shi'ites in Pakistan

2014-02-04 23:15

Eight people have been killed and 42 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shi'ite-run charity hotel in Pakistan.

UK man appeals blasphemy death sentence

2014-01-31 14:37

Lawyers for a UK man sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy have filed an appeal, saying the court had failed to consider "overwhelming" evidence of his mental illness.

Pakistanis flee tribal belt fearing air strikes

2014-01-28 22:29

Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, fearing a major military operation by armed forces.

Six children killed while playing with grenade

2014-01-26 19:13

Six children have been killed and one injured while playing with a hand grenade in northwest Pakistan, officials say.

Bus bombing kills 22 pilgrims in Pakistan

2014-01-21 19:35

At least 22 Shi'ite pilgrims returning from Iran were killed and 20 others wounded when a bomb hit a bus in Pakistan, officials have said.

Gunmen kill 3 polio workers in Pakistan

2014-01-21 12:02

Gunmen have killed three health workers taking part in a polio vaccination drive in Karachi, police say, in the latest blow to efforts to stamp out the disease in Pakistan.

 

Pakistan police arrest suspected cannibal

2014-04-15 05:30

Police in central Pakistan say they have arrested a man suspected of cannibalism after finding body parts including a skull that may have belonged to a child in his house.

Pakistani boy trapped in tunnel after treasure hunt

2014-04-14 12:07

Rescue workers are trying to save a teenage Pakistani boy trapped in a 15m tunnel he dug under his house to look for treasure, on the advice of a fortune teller, police say.

Bombing in Pakistan fruit market kills 22

2014-04-09 16:53

A bomb has torn through a bustling fruit and vegetable market in Pakistan, killing at least 22 people in the latest violence to hit government peace talks with the Taliban.

Bomb kills 17, wounds 50 in Islamabad market

2014-04-09 08:46

A bomb has ripped through a bustling Islamabad market, killing at least 17 people, police and hospital officials say, the latest violence to hit government peace talks with the Taliban.

Pakistan says it will release Taliban prisoners

2014-04-05 20:32

Pakistan's interior minister says the government will release 13 Taliban prisoners to aid ongoing peace talks with militants.

Former Pakistani president pleads not guilty

2014-03-31 11:00

Pakistan's former president, Pervez Musharraf, has pleaded not guilty to five counts of treason, as the country's judiciary becomes increasingly assertive despite its military pressures.

Avalanche kills four Pakistani soldiers

2014-03-12 22:17

At least four soldiers have been killed after an avalanche struck a base camp in northern Pakistan, the military says.

Kashmir wants water to stop power crisis

2014-03-12 09:13

As Pakistan grapples with a crippling energy crisis, people in one corner of Kashmir have taken matters into their own hands.

Child death toll in Pakistan desert area rises

2014-03-10 12:40

At least 62 children have died in a district of southern Pakistan where thousands are suffering from malnutrition, officials say, as the country's top judge called the situation a national shame.

India, Pakistan jostle for influence in Kabul

2014-03-04 15:02

India's most important message for Afghanistan is that it is not leaving, and it is backing that message with the biggest aid package it has ever given another country.

Pakistan Taliban announce month-long ceasefire

2014-03-01 16:36

The Pakistani Taliban has announced a month-long ceasefire to allow the resumption of stalled peace talks with the Pakistan government.

Protesters clash with police in Kashmir

2014-02-25 13:12

Police have fired bullets and tear gas as hundreds of pro-independence villagers tried to storm a police station in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police say.

Gunmen kill senior Taliban commander

2014-02-24 11:06

Unidentified gunmen have killed a senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban who had a government bounty on his head, officials and family say.

Bomb kills three in Pakistan

2014-02-22 14:30

A roadside bomb targeting a local leader of a nationalist party in northwest Pakistan has killed three people and wounded two others, police say.

Malala urges support to educate Syria's children

2014-02-19 21:43

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, urged the world to help Syrian refugee children receive a proper education.

Couple 'stoned to death' in Pakistan

2014-02-17 12:08

A tribal couple in southwest Pakistan have been stoned to death allegedly on the orders of a local cleric after being accused of having an extramarital affair, local officials say.

Grenade in Pakistani cinema kills 10

2014-02-11 16:13

Unknown assailants have lobbed grenades into a cinema in Peshawar, killing 10 people and wounding 16, hospital officials and police say.

No peace until Pakistan embraces sharia: Taliban

2014-02-05 15:02

Taliban negotiators say there was no chance of peace in Pakistan until the government embraces Islamic sharia law and US-led forces withdraw completely from Afghanistan.

Spain cyclist pedals on despite grenade hit

2014-02-05 07:15

A Spanish cyclist is determined to circle the world despite witnessing a deadly bus bombing and then coming under a grenade attack while crossing Pakistan.

Pakistan, Taliban peace talks falter

2014-02-04 16:52

Pakistan's planned peace talks with Taliban insurgents has stumbled as they began on Tuesday, with government negotiators missing a preliminary meeting citing doubt over the militants' team.

Tribal elders order gang rape of woman

2014-01-30 15:51

Police in Pakistan have arrested six men after a woman was gang raped on the orders of a village council to settle a honour dispute.

Pakistan: Malala book launch halted

2014-01-28 19:14

An official at a Pakistani university intending to hold a ceremony launching a book by a teenage activist shot by the Taliban say they had to call off the event.

Gunmen kill 6 police escorting cyclist

2014-01-22 16:48

Gunmen opened fire on Pakistani police escorting a Spanish cyclist through a volatile province, killing six officers and wounding the cyclist, officials have said.

25 killed as Pakistan bombs Taliban hideouts

2014-01-21 17:55

Pakistani jets have bombarded suspected Taliban hideouts in a northwestern tribal district, killing at least 25 people, in response to two major bombings targeting the military.

Pakistan police seize 100kg of explosives

2014-01-21 10:56

Pakistani police have arrested three men and seized 100kg of explosives in a raid in Islamabad, officers say, following two deadly Taliban attacks on military targets.

 
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