Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

Jul 16, 2016

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarized the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honor killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion. Qandeel Baloch, praised by many of the country’s youth for her willingness to ...

Heatwave kills at least 122 in Karachi, other parts of Pakistan

Jun 22, 2015

Heatwave kills at least 122 in Karachi, other parts of Pakistan

A heatwave in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi and other districts of southern Sindh province has killed at least 122 people, health officials said Sunday. “Since Saturday 114 people have died in Karachi and eight others (have died) in three districts of Sindh,” provincial health ...

Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead

Jun 9, 2014

Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead

Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan’s busiest airport on Sunday, killing at least 27 people in a night-long battle at one of the country’s most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s sprawling commercial hub of 18 million ...