Pakistan

Three killed in Facebook blasphemy rampage in Pakistan

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...

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, where pilots turn the lights off before landing

Crew members of a Pakistan International Airlines plane accompanied the body of a dead woman who was killed on board the plane as they arrive at a hospital in Peshawar.

Khurrum Anis and Andrew MacAskill Tariq Chaudhry had little time to react when a storm of bullets headed straight toward him as he piloted a Pakistan International Airlines Corp.

Pakistan family slits throats of young couple over love marriage

Police

Mubasher Bukhari A young couple in Pakistan were tied up and had their throats slit with scythes after they married for love, police said on Saturday.

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.

More than 50 suspected militants killed in Pakistan strikes

A group of suspected Pakistani Taliban flee from North Waziristan on Saturday.

Pakistani fighter jets have launched air strikes against militant hideouts in the country's troubled north-west, killing more than 50 insurgents, the military says.

Taliban ambush on Pakistan border leaves 17 dead

An Afghan man who was injured during an attack on a guesthouse by Taliban gunmen on March 29,  2014 leaves the scene of the attack in Kabul.

A soldier and 16 Taliban militants have been killed after an ambush on a border post in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal area.

Pakistan's MQM party leader released on bail in London

The exiled leader of Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement party has been released on bail in London after being arrested on suspicion of money laundering, a police source says.

Pakistan's Karachi airport siege leaves 13 dead

Planes on fire at airport in Karachi.

Zia Ur-Rehman and Salman Masood In a ferocious terrorist attack that stretched into Monday morning, gunmen infiltrated Pakistan's largest international airport, waging an extended firefight against security forces in Karachi,...

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.

Bin Laden library causes storm in Pakistan

Islamabad: A decision by an Islamic seminary for women to name its library after former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has caused a controversy in Pakistan's capital.

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.

Pakistan Taliban want Imran Khan as talks representative

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan.

The Pakistani Taliban wants five well-known political and religious figures including ex-cricketer Imran Khan to represent them in peace talks with the government, according to a statement from the...

Pakistan peace talks with Taliban delayed

Fazalur Rehman, right, pro-Taliban cleric and chief of religious party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam addresses a news conference with Ghafoor Haidari in Islamabad.

Peace talks between the Pakistani government and negotiators representing the Taliban were called off on Tuesday, amid widespread scepticism about their chances of success.

Pakistan officials fail to show at Taliban peace talks

Members of a committee from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which was set up to hold peace talks with the government of Pakistan on behalf of the Taliban.

Salman Masood Pakistani government representatives failed to appear for the start of peace talks with the Taliban, forcing the postponement of the talks and drawing a sharp rebuke from the militants’...

US curbs drone strikes in Pakistan

Killed in drone attack: Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud.

Karen DeYoung The United States has sharply curtailed drone strikes in Pakistan after a request from the government there for restraint as it pursues peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban.

Pakistan holds historic 'roadmap' talks with Taliban

Maulana Sami ul-Haq (centre), one of the Taliban negotiators, and Irfan Siddiqui (left), a government negotiator, shake hands.

Khurram Shahzad After seven years, the two sites meet for the first ever formal dialogue, urging an end to hostilities.

Porn cinema attack kills 13 in Pakistan

A blood-stained shoe of a victim lies on the ground at the site of a grenade attack on a crowded movie theatre that killed and wounded many people in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Rob Crilly A triple grenade attack on a cinema showing pornography in northwest Pakistan killed 12 people as government and Taliban negotiators met for a second round of peace talks.

Gunmen kidnap medical team in north-west Pakistan

An Afghan resident carries a child to be vaccinated against polio in Kabul.

Masked gunmen have kidnapped a six-member polio vaccination team - a doctor, two local employees of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and three guards - in north-west Pakistan, an official said.