India's new leader talks with Pakistani counterpart

May 28, 2014

India's new leader talks with Pakistani counterpart

New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the leader of rival Pakistan on Tuesday and asked that his country “abide by its commitment” to prevent terrorism against India arising there and to speed up investigations into the 2008 attacks in Mumbai. They also ...

In a first, Pakistani leader to attend Indian inauguration

May 25, 2014

In a first, Pakistani leader to attend Indian inauguration

Pakistan’s prime minister will attend the inauguration of India’s Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, a first for the nuclear-armed rivals, officials said Saturday. Pakistan and India have a history of uneasy relations. They have fought three wars over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir since ...

May 24, 2014

Twitter blocks 'blasphemous' content in Pakistan after complaints

Microblogging site Twitter has blocked dozens of tweets and accounts in Pakistan after officials asked for access to “blasphemous” and “unethical” content to be stopped. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) submitted at least five requests from May 5 to 14 asking Twitter to block ...

May 17, 2014

Pakistani minority 'blasphemer' slain

A teenager reportedly walked into a Pakistani police station Friday and shot dead a 65-year-old man from a minority sect who had been accused of blasphemy, the second murder involving the country’s controversial blasphemy laws in as many weeks. Victim Khalil Ahmad was a ...

Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

Apr 24, 2014

Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

Pakistan’s powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls “false” reports that the country’s intelligence service shot one of its top anchors. Press freedom advocates on Wednesday decried the move against Geo ...

Pakistan police bust gang of suspected sectarian killers

Apr 19, 2014

Pakistan police bust gang of suspected sectarian killers

Pakistani police said Saturday they have arrested six men suspected of carrying out a series of high-profile sectarian killings in the eastern city of Lahore as part of the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. The arrests were a rare success for the police in the country’s ...

Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

Apr 19, 2014

Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

A controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, has named the school’s newly built library in honor of Osama bin Laden, his spokesman and a school administrator said Friday. The tribute is an unusual first, though there ...

Pakistan brothers in cannibalism case face court

Apr 16, 2014

Pakistan brothers in cannibalism case face court

Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court Tuesday, police officials said, in a sensational case that has horrified Pakistanis. A judge in an anti-terrorism court in Sargodha district ordered the men detained for a week pending an ...

Pakistan judge frees baby in attempted murder case

Apr 12, 2014

Pakistan judge frees baby in attempted murder case

A Pakistani lawyer said Saturday that a judge had freed a 9-month-old boy accused of attempting to murder police in the eastern city of Lahore after police withdrew charges. Lawyer Irfan Tarar said the judge announced the decision after a court hearing during which ...