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Deadly blast in Lahore

A bomb explodes in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore killing 12 people and wounding 60.

Suicide blasts rock Lahore

Three suicide bombers targeted a Shi'ite mourning procession in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and wounding 180, police and rescue officials said.

At least nine dead in Pakistan mosque collapse caused by monsoonal rains

At least nine worshippers were killed when the roof of a mosque collapsed in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Tuesday and an unknown number are still buried under rubble, officials said.

Floods in India, Pakistan claim hundreds of lives

A tractor evacuating Kashmiri flood victims to higher ground travels through a flooded street in Srinagar.

Abu Arqam Naqash and Adnan Abidi The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticising Indian and Pakistani...

Pakistan Prime Minister asks army to help resolve crisis

Salman Masood The Pakistani army has stepped into the country's two-week-old political crisis, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif requesting the army chief, General Raheel Sharif, help defuse a standoff that has...

Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

Pakistan cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan greets supporters as he leads the protest march from Lahore to Islamabad.

Syed Raza Hassan Clashes broke out on Friday as tens of thousands of Pakistani protesters from two anti-government movements converged on the capital, presenting the 15-month-old civilian government with its biggest...

Four killed as India and Pakistan exchange fire on border

The resumption of hostilities were sparked after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government recently called off the first formal talks with Pakistan in two years.

Adi Narayan Four civilians were killed after Indian and Pakistani forces fired on each other along the border of the disputed Kashmir region.

Protesters clash with Pakistani police, four dead, 500 arrested

Violence flared in several towns and cities in Pakistan on Saturday between police and supporters of an anti-government cleric, killing at least four people and injuring scores, police and witnesses...

Three killed in Facebook blasphemy rampage in Pakistan

A Pakistani policeman slings his weapon as he stands guard outside the smoke-charred house of an Ahmadi Muslim resident following an attack by an angry mob.

Waqar Gillani A woman and two of her young granddaughters were burned to death Sunday night in the eastern city of Gujranwala after a member of their Ahmadi minority sect was accused of posting a blasphemous...

The beautiful, historic shrines that Islamists try to destroy

Burned pages of religious scripture among debris in a shrine in Tunisia.

Ishaan Tharoor In recent years, fundamentalist Islamists with Salafist stripes have attacked tombs and defiled shrines from South Asia to Africa. Here's a sampling of their destruction.

Pakistan man sentenced to death for 'blasphemy'

Demonstrations against blasphemy charges in Lahore.

A court in Pakistan has passed a death sentence on a man convicted under controversial blasphemy laws of insulting the Prophet Mohammed.

Gunmen fire on plane landing at Pakistan airport

A Pakistan International Airlines A310

Jibran Ahmad Gunmen fired on a Pakistan International Airlines plane as it was landing in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday night, killing a woman on board and injuring three crew members in the...

Pakistan girl burned alive for suitor snub

Pakistani women.

A teenage girl has died in Pakistan after being doused in petrol and set alight by a man who wanted to marry her but whose proposal had been rejected.

Woman, 21, raped and hanged from a tree after refusing sex

Anti-rape protest in Pakistan

A 21-year-old woman has been raped and hanged from a tree in Pakistan, police say, in a case bearing a chilling resemblance to a spate of similar attacks that sparked outrage in neighbouring India.

Narendra Modi sworn in as India prime minister promising 'inclusive' agenda

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi: India's Narendra Modi was sworn in as prime minister on Monday with the strongest mandate of any leader for 30 years, promising to forge a "strong and inclusive" country on a first day...

Pakistani woman stoned to death by family outside court for marrying man she loved

A relative of Farzana Iqbal wails over her body in the back of an ambulance.

Mubasher Bukhari A 25-year-old woman was stoned to death by her family outside one of Pakistan's top courts on Tuesday in a so-called "honour" killing for marrying the man she loved, police said.

'They say they will kill me': husband with dark past speaks out after Pakistani wife's stoning

Pakistani Mohammad Iqbal   holds up an image of his wife Farzana Parveen, who was allegedly beaten to death with bricks by her father and other family members for marrying a man of her own choice, in Chak 367.

Waqar Gillani and Declan Walsh Lahore, Pakistan: The Pakistani police said on Friday that they had arrested four more people in connection with the death of Farzana Parveen, a pregnant woman fatally beaten by her family in a...

Pakistani woman survives after being shot for marrying for love

Saba Maqsood survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her family for marrying the man she loved.

Mubasher Bukhari An 18-year-old Pakistani has survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her family for marrying the man she loved, police said, weeks after the "honour killing" of another woman drew worldwide...

American Al-Qaeda hostage Warren Weinstein asks Obama to intervene

Warren Weinstein, a 72-year-old American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan by al-Qaeda more than two years ago, appeals for his release in video.

Salman Masood An American development consultant abducted by al-Qaida in Pakistan more than two years ago has urged President Barack Obama to help secure his freedom in an impassioned video message released by the...

Six guards killed protecting Spanish cyclist in Pakistan's wild west

Gul Yousufzai Gunmen on Wednesday shot dead six guards protecting a Spanish round-the-world cyclist in a violent and remote area of western Pakistan where a bus bomb killed 24 Shi'ite pilgrims a day earlier,...