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Pakistan News

Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced to death the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, a long-awaited verdict that triggered violent protests by his supporters.

Bloody day in Pakistan's Quetta leaves 11 dead

Quetta - At least 11 people were killed and 30 injured in a series of attacks in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta Thursday, including a suicide bombing at a rally by a leading religious political party.

Pakistan's Malala receives US Liberty Medal

Philadelphia - Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan.

Benazir Bhutto's son vows defeat for jihadists in Pakistan

Karachi - The son of slain former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto launched his formal political debut in a massive rally Saturday, vowing to resist extremism and stop the Islamic State group from gaining a foothold in the country.

Despite Nobel win, Pakistan's Malala hated by many at home

Islamabad - Malala Yousafzai may have won the Nobel Peace Prize, but she remains an object of hate for many Pakistanis who view her as a Western agent on a mission to shame her country.

Polio spreads in Pakistan

While most media attention is on Ebola, polio has been spreading in Pakistan, where 200 Pakistanis have been diagnosed so far. This is greatest number of infections in more than a decade.

German aid worker freed in Kabul after two-year ordeal

Kabul - A German aid worker who was taken hostage by masked gunmen in Pakistan over two years ago was released in neighbouring Afghanistan this week, Berlin said on Friday.

Kashmir strikes ease after days of heavy fighting

Srinagar - Fighting in the disputed Kashmir region eased on Friday after days of cross-border strikes by Indian and Pakistani forces left at least 20 civilians dead and forced thousands more from their homes.

India warns Pakistan over Kashmir strikes as toll hits 17

New Delhi - India told Pakistan on Thursday to stop shelling disputed Kashmir, warning it will make such attacks "unaffordable" for Islamabad as the death toll from this week's cross-border violence rose to 17.

Bomb kills polio vaccinator in NW Pakistan

Peshawar - A roadside bomb exploded in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday killing an off-duty polio vaccinator and his relative while wounding another worker, officials said.

Grenade attack 'kills three, wounds 10 in SW Pakistan'

Quetta - A hand grenade exploded in a crowded barbershop in southwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 10 others in what police said was probably an ethnically-targeted attack.

23 militants, seven civilians killed in NW Pakistan unrest

Peshawar - At least 23 militants and seven civilians have been killed in northwest Pakistan in attacks on rebel hideouts, a checkpoint clash and a motorcycle bombing, officials said Sunday.

Suicide attack kills four in NW Pakistan

Peshawar - A car bomb suicide attack by the Taliban that targeted a senior military officer rocked Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar Tuesday, killing at least four people and wounding 24, officials said.

Fresh rain hampers rescue bid in flood-ravaged Kashmir

Srinagar - Fresh rain hampered rescue operations in Indian Kashmir Sunday a week after deadly floods swamped the Himalayan region, with medics and survivors describing nightmarish conditions in the devastated city of Srinagar.

Pakistan protest talks deadlocked after arrests

Islamabad - Talks to end a month long sit-in by anti-government protesters in Pakistan were deadlocked Saturday after authorities arrested dozens of demonstrators, some of whom were accused of storming a TV station.

Hundreds of thousands still stranded by killer Kashmir floods

Srinagar - Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded on Saturday in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.

Pakistan arrests Malala's attackers

Islamabad - The Taliban gunmen who tried to kill Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the country's restive northwest two years ago have been arrested, the army said on Friday.

Pakistan rushes to protect more cities from floods

Multan - Pakistani authorities Thursday moved to protect two major cities from raging floodwaters, readying explosives to divert swollen rivers, in a crisis which has hit nearly two million people.

Anger boils over in Indian Kashmir over flood rescue delay

Srinagar - Anger mounted Wednesday over the slow pace of rescue operations in Indian Kashmir as authorities said they were "overwhelmed" by the scale of deadly flooding that has left hundreds of thousands of people stranded in India and Pakistan.

Death toll in Pakistan mosque collapse rises to 24

Lahore - The death toll from a mosque collapse in eastern Pakistan has risen to 24, rescuers said Wednesday, after pulling more bodies from the rubble.

At least 11 die in Pakistan mosque collapse

Lahore - At least 11 worshippers were killed when the roof of a mosque collapsed in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore Tuesday and an unknown number are still buried under rubble, officials said.

Pakistan's Khan in 'battle of nerves' with PM Sharif

Islamabad - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan says he will not be the first to blink in his "battle of nerves" with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif even as crowds dwindle almost a month into his sit-in outside parliament.

India-Pakistan flood toll hits 400, thousands still stranded

Srinagar - Emergency workers battled Tuesday to reach hundreds of thousands of people marooned by floods in India and Pakistan that have claimed more than 400 lives, as anger grew over the speed of the rescue effort.

India-Pakistan flood disaster prompts frantic rescue bid

Srinagar - Authorities in India and Pakistan made frantic efforts Monday to pluck tens of thousands of people to safety from floods which have killed at least 350 as desperate residents huddled on rooftops.

Thousands trapped in deadly Indian Kashmir floods

Srinagar - Soldiers were battling Sunday to rescue thousands trapped by Indian Kashmir's worst flooding for half a century which has killed at least 150 people and left the main city of Srinagar under water.

Torrential rains kill more than 230 in Pakistan, India

Srinagar - More than 230 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said Saturday.

Pakistan monsoon rains 'kill more than 100'

Lahore - Torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan have killed at least 106 people over the past three days and damaged thousands of houses, officials said Saturday as authorities put four districts on red alert for floods.

Pakistan torrential monsoon rains 'kill 89'

Lahore - Two days of torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 89 people in Pakistan, officials said Friday, as authorities ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas around a major river.

India on alert as Al-Qaeda opens South Asia front

New Delhi - India placed several states on high alert on Thursday after Al-Qaeda launched a new branch to "wage jihad" in South Asia, seeking to invigorate its waning Islamist extremist movement.

Al-Qaeda declares new branch in Indian sub-continent

Washington - Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri launched a new branch of the global Islamist extremist movement on Wednesday to reinvigorate and expand its struggle in the Indian sub-continent.
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Zakia is one of the heroes of the Oscar-winning short doc "Saving Face"
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U.S. President Barack Obama  First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama meet Malala Yo...
U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama meet Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban in 2012, in the White House last year.
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Osama Bin Laden watches television in a video released on May 7, 2011, provided by the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Arif in chains awaiting his trip to jail.
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Drone strikes in Pakistan
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People wade through flooded streets in Charsadda, Pakistan
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People fleeing flooding in Pakistan.
People fleeing flooding in Pakistan.
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Muslim mobs burned houses, businesses, and churches
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Rimsha Masih, Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy still in danger despite bail
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Muslim mobs burned Bibles and Christian literature
Muslim mobs burned Bibles and Christian literature
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Scenes from a Paksitan earthquake in 2006
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COAS and Prime Minister of Pakistan  Muhammad Nawaz Sharif During his visit to IDPs Camp Bannu.
COAS and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif During his visit to IDPs Camp Bannu.
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An 18 year old Pakistani women is taken to the hospital after she set herself on fire upon learning her alleged rapist had been freed by police.
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A Pakistani soldier took this photo from a cell phone showing the tanks that were being prepped to become IEDs.
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Malala Yousafzai
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Artillery targeting terrorists hideouts in Miranshah
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