Lahore

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

'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...

Pakistani judge sentences Christian to death for blasphemy

Mubasher Bukhari A Pakistani judge has sentenced a Christian to death for blasphemy, lawyers said, in the latest of a rising tide of such legal cases.

Tricky wicket

claire stewart In war-ravaged Afghanistan, cricket has become one of the country's most popular pastimes. Even the Taliban approve - as long as you're a man.

Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder

Dummy.  Pacifier.   Baby settling.SMH Artpix.  June 2003.  Picture by Kylie Pickett SPECIALX 0002

Lahore, Pakistan: While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a nine-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused of attempted murder in a case observers say highlights endemic flaws...

Pakistan court drops case against baby

Nine month old Pakistan toddler Mohammad Musa is held by his grandfather Muhammad Yasin for the court heading in Lahore on April 12. The court threw out charges of attempted murder against the baby.

A Pakistani court has thrown out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby, in a case provoking widespread ridicule.

Pakistan man admits he ate baby stolen from graveyard, after previous cannibalism conviction

Pakistani villager Mohammad Arif, arrested on suspicion of cannibalism.

Mohammad Arif says he cooked and ate child after his brother stole the body from a graveyard, three years after being jailed for the same offence.

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...