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U.N. experts urge Pakistan not to execute mentally ill prisoner

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Khizar Hayat, a 55-year-old former police officer, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2008

Pakistan's first transgender news anchor makes headlines

Mar 29, 2018 - 12:01 AM

Marvia Malik, a former model who appeared on the private broadcaster Kohenoor for the first time says 'my family never accepted or owned me' and the rift drove her to seek a better future in Lahore, Pakistan's cultural capital

FIRST IN PAKISTAN. In this photograph taken on March 27, 2018, Pakistan's first transgender news anchor Marvia Malik, 21, prepares before reading the news on air for private channel Kohenoor in Lahore. Photo by Arif Ali/AFP

7 killed as 3 suicide bombers attack Pakistan court

Feb 21, 2017 - 4:49 PM

3rd UPDATE One bomber was briefly on the loose inside the busy complex in the Tangi area of Charsadda district but was killed by police some 20 minutes after the attack began officials say

[Dash of SAS] Rape culture Philippines’ version of honor killing

Jul 21, 2016 - 5:55 PM

When we ask a rape victim what she was wearing how much she had to drink and imply that she brought being raped upon herself that is rape culture

Pakistani men arrested in Germany as 18 women report sex assaults

May 31, 2016 - 6:40 PM

The mostly young women say they were encircled and groped by groups of men on Saturday night in ways that recalled a spate of mob attacks at chaotic New Year s festivities in Cologne

Pakistani Taliban claim killing of minority minister

Apr 23, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The Pakistani Taliban claim the killing of a provincial minister for minority affairs who was shot dead in a restive northwestern district

Pakistan detains over 200 as militants taunt PM over Easter blast

Mar 29, 2016 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED Thousands are searched and interrogated in raids across Punjab province with around 216 of them detained

An handout picture released by the Pakistan Press Information Department (PID) on March 28, 2016, shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the nation at his office in Islamabad. Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families. / AFP / PAKISTAN PRESS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PAKISTAN PRESS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT / HANDOUT - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Taliban claims Pakistan bombing, 'Christians target'

Mar 28, 2016 - 1:59 PM

The hardline Jamaat ul Ahrar faction of the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan says they will carry out more such attacks vowing to target schools and colleges alongside government and military interests

ANGUISH. Relatives of the victims of a suicide bomb blast cry outside a hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, March 27, 2016. Rahat Dar/EPA

TIMELINE: Deadliest insurgent attacks in Pakistan

Mar 28, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Here is a list of major attacks by militant groups including the Pakistani Taliban since 2007

AFTERMATH. Pakistani security officials inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Lahore, Pakistan, March 27, 2016. Rahat Dar/EPA

Blast kills 13 as Pakistani Taliban avenge executed Islamist

Mar 07, 2016 - 5:58 PM

The Pakistani Taliban s Jamat ul Ahrar faction says it avenged the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri

epa05198932 An unidentified relative of one of the victims of the suicide bomb attack, reacts after his loved one was killed, at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, 07 March 2016. At least thirteen people were killed on 07 March in a bombing in Pakistan's north-western province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, police said. The bombing targeted a local court in the Shabqadar area of Charsadda district during rush hour, local police officer Jahangir Abdul Sattar said. "Seven people including three women and one police official were killed in the bombing," he said. EPA/ARSHAD ARBAB

Pakistan arrests suspects in university attack

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:15 PM

The 5 facilitators have been arrested and another one whom I will call terrorist A is still at large says the military spokesman

Students inspect the room of their fellows who were killed when gunmen attacked Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan, 20 January 2016. Bilawal Arbab/EPA

ISIS claims Pakistan TV station attack

Jan 15, 2016 - 12:43 AM

Two assailants on a motorbike throw an explosive device that appears to be a grenade and fire gunshots at the ARY Pakistani TV offices in Islamabad

Taliban suicide bomber kills 21 in NW Pakistan

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:08 PM

The blast in the town of Mardan demonstrates the Pakistani Taliban s continued ability to stage deadly attacks

Gunmen kill TV journalist in northwest Pakistan – police

Nov 22, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Attackers riding a motorcycle fire on 42 year old Hafeez Ur Rehman near his home

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Saudi executes Pakistani murderer of Indonesian couple

Oct 28, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Most Saudi executions are carried out by beheading with a sword in what the ministry says is a deterrent

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Jun 25, 2015 - 6:24 PM

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Taliban attacks on Pakistan churches kill 14

Mar 15, 2015 - 4:24 PM

2ND UPDATE Police say it seemed that the blasts targeted two churches one Catholic and one Protestant that are very close to each other

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

Sep 01, 2014 - 11:21 PM

The occupation come after fresh street clashes between riot police and followers of opposition politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir ul Qadri

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Jun 09, 2014 - 9:43 PM

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'Raped' Pakistan teen dies after setting self on fire

Mar 14, 2014 - 9:17 PM

A Pakistani teenager dies after setting herself on fire after a court dropped charges against 4 men accused of raping her police said

Pakistani Taliban 'delighted' Malala missed out on Nobel

Oct 11, 2013 - 9:47 PM

Spokesman Shahidullah Shahid told AFP the 16 year old had done nothing to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize This award should be given to the real Muslims who are struggling for Islam Malala is against Islam she is secular

PEACE PRIZE CONTENDERS. Will Malala Yousafzai win the Nobel Peace Prize or will another hot name attain the honor? AFP PHOTO/ PETER MUHLY

Zardari set to step down as Pakistan president

Sep 06, 2013 - 1:27 PM

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will step down Sunday with his successor Mamnoon Hussain taking over the presidency on Monday

STEPPING DOWN. This file photo from July 1, 2011 shows Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, who will step down on September 8, 2013. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL

Taliban Malala letter response to UN speech – analysts

Jul 18, 2013 - 11:02 PM

Analysts say the Pakistani Taliban’s letter to Malala Yousafzai is meant to counter her UN speech that made waves around the world

COUNTERING SPEECH. Analysts say the Pakistani Taliban’s letter to Malala Yousafzai is meant to counter her UN speech that made waves around the world. File AFP photo

Protesters burn Christian homes in Pakistan blasphemy row

Mar 09, 2013 - 10:42 PM

The exact number of houses in Joseph Colony a Christian neighbourhood in Badami Bagh area were not immediately known but police and rescue officials said they belonged to low to middle class families from the minority community

Malala discharged from British hospital

Jan 04, 2013 - 6:45 PM

Malala Yousafzai would continue her rehabilitation at her family s temporary English home

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala 'very ill' but able to stand

Oct 20, 2012 - 9:17 AM

Malala Yousafzai the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban has stood up with help for the first time but remains seriously ill doctors treating her at a British hospital say

14-year-old Pakistan child rights activist shot in head by Taliban

Oct 10, 2012 - 7:49 AM

The Pakistani Taliban shot a teenage children s rights activist in the head on her school bus to avenge her campaigns for the right to an education in the militants former stronghold of Swat

US drone kills 4 militants in NW Pakistan: officials

May 26, 2012 - 8:25 AM

The attack took place in a known hide out of Taliban and Al Qaeda linked militants Pakistani officials said