Taliban survivor Malala meets five girls who fled Boko Haram

Jul 14, 2014

Taliban survivor Malala meets five girls who fled Boko Haram

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, held meetings Sunday in the Nigerian capital Abuja with some parents of the over 200 girls abducted in northern Nigeria and leaders of a group campaigning for their release. She ...

Jul 4, 2014

Pakistan waging a risky war at home

by Shahid Javed Burki

Pakistan's launch of a full-scale military operation in the North Waziristan Tribal Agency, to eliminate terrorist bases and to clear out foreign fighters, will trigger yet another refugee crisis. And that risks spreading the terrorist threat to other parts of Pakistan.

Jun 30, 2014

Pakistan girl dies after suitor sets her on fire

A teenage girl died in Pakistan after being doused in gasoline and set alight by a man who wanted to marry her but whose proposal had been rejected, police said Sunday. It was the second brutal killing in Pakistan’s Punjab province within days, following ...

Jun 29, 2014

Kin kill Pakistani couple for marrying

A Pakistani teenager and her husband were murdered in a remote eastern town by a group of relatives for marrying against their wishes, police said Saturday. The killings come a month after a pregnant woman was beaten to death with bricks by members of ...

India expands uranium enrichment

Jun 23, 2014

India expands uranium enrichment

India is expanding a covert uranium enrichment plant that could potentially support the development of thermonuclear weapons, a defense research group says, raising the stakes in a regional arms race with China and Pakistan. The revelation highlights the lack of nuclear safeguards in India ...

Twitter restores access to 'blasphemous' content in Pakistan

Jun 19, 2014

Twitter restores access to 'blasphemous' content in Pakistan

Twitter has restored access inside Pakistan to dozens of tweets and accounts, after blocking them last month following official complaints about “blasphemous” content, in a move hailed by free-speech activists. The microblogging site said it had changed its May 18 decision, to restrict access ...

Pakistan brothers imprisoned for eating dead baby

Jun 12, 2014

Pakistan brothers imprisoned for eating dead baby

A Pakistani court on Wednesday sentenced two brothers to 11 years in jail for eating a dead baby in a case that has shocked the country, a year after they were freed over a similar offense. Farman Ali and his brother, Mohammad Arif, were ...

At least 13 dead in Pakistan as gunmen storm Karachi airport

Jun 9, 2014

At least 13 dead in Pakistan as gunmen storm Karachi airport

Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal at Pakistan’s busiest airport Sunday with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed 13 people as explosions echoed into the night, officials said. A separate suicide bombing in the country’s southwest ...