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Husband of UK woman killed in Pakistan calls for justice

Rawalpindi - The husband of a British woman who was killed in Pakistan has called for the UK and Pakistani governments to ensure his wife received justice, as he sought to keep the spotlight on so-called "honour" killings.

Guns cheaper than smartphones in Pakistani tribal town

- Gunfire echoes through a dusty northwest tribal town, the soundtrack to Pakistan's biggest arms black market, where Kalashnikovs welded from scrap metal are cheaper than smartphones and sold on an industrial scale.

Pakistan police investigate 'honour' killing of British woman

Islamabad - Pakistani police are investigating after a British man claimed his wife had been murdered in a so-called "honour" killing, ten days after the death of a social media star cast a spotlight on the practice.

Graveyard or playground? Pakistan row over Bin Laden compound

Peshawar - A dispute has broken out over the future of the site where Osama Bin Laden was shot dead in 2011, with authorities pushing rival plans for a graveyard or playground.

Facebook accused of censoring posts on Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Academics and activists accused Facebook Friday of censoring posts about Indian-administered Kashmir as a curfew in the region extended into its 14th day following unrest that has left 48 protesters dead.

Pakistan to pass law against 'honor killing'

Islamabad - After the "honor killing" of an outspoken media star Qandeel Baloch by her brother, Pakistan's ruling party is making moves to pass long-delayed legislation to ban honor killings.

Thousands of Pakistanis protest Indian Kashmir killings

Islamabad - Thousands of people marched in streets across Pakistan on Wednesday to protest violence in India-administered Kashmir, AFP journalists said, as the death toll from days of clashes between demonstrators and security forces rose to 45.

Getting away with murder in Pakistan

Islamabad - The strangling of Pakistani social media starlet Qandeel Baloch by her brother has once again cast a spotlight on the custom of "honour killings", which claims around a thousand lives in Pakistan every year.What are honour killings?

Pakistani star's brother 'not embarrassed' by killing her

Multan - The brother of a murdered Pakistani celebrity said Sunday he is "not embarrassed" to have killed her, as Qandeel Baloch's death reignited polarising calls for action against the "epidemic" of honour killings.

India police seize newspapers amid Kashmir unrest

Srinagar - Police seized tens of thousands of newspapers in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Saturday and detained printing press workers, ramping up an information blackout after a week of unrest left 39 dead, officials and media outlets said.

Pakistan social media star Baloch killed 'by brother'

Muzaffarabad - A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarised the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honour killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion.

Two to a bed as Indian Kashmir hospital struggles amid unrest

Srinagar - Indian-administered Kashmir's main hospital struggled to treat hundreds of patients wounded in four days of clashes Tuesday, as medics warned that many could lose their eyesight from shotgun injuries.

Two to a bed as Indian Kashmir hospital struggles amid unrest

Srinagar - Indian-administered Kashmir's main hospital struggled to treat hundreds of patients wounded in four days of clashes Tuesday, as medics warned that many could lose their eyesight from shotgun injuries.

Two to a bed as Indian Kashmir hospital struggles amid unrest

Srinagar - Indian-administered Kashmir's main hospital struggled to treat hundreds of patients wounded in four days of clashes Tuesday, as medics warned that many could lose their eyesight from shotgun injuries.

Posters begging for military coup raise eyebrows in Pakistan

Islamabad - Posters begging Pakistan's powerful army chief to launch a coup appeared in major cities including the capital Islamabad overnight, raising eyebrows in a country that has been ruled by the military for more than half its history.

Five more protesters killed in Indian Kashmir clashes

Srinagar - Five people including a teenage girl were killed in overnight clashes between protesters and government forces in Indian Kashmir after a popular rebel leader was shot dead, police said Monday, taking the toll to 23.

Toll hits 18 as police, protesters clash in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Protesters and government forces in Indian Kashmir clashed for a second day Sunday as anger over the death of an influential rebel leader boiled over, with 18 people killed in some of the worst civilian unrest to hit the region since 2010.

Pakistan PM returns home after surgery in London

Lahore - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned home from London on Saturday after undergoing successful open heart surgery in the British capital, officials said.

Pakistan bids farewell to national welfare hero Edhi

Karachi - A gloomy Pakistan on Saturday bade farewell to its national hero Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of the country's largest welfare organisation who died Friday in Karachi aged 92.

Eight killed in Indian Kashmir after rebel leader's death

Srinagar - Eight protesters were killed and more than 200 others injured in disputed Indian-administered Kashmir Saturday after thousands defied a curfew following the death of a top rebel commander, officials said.

19 people arrested over Saudi attacks including Medina: ministry 

Riyadh - Nineteen people, including 12 Pakistani nationals, have been arrested in Saudi Arabia following suicide attacks on Monday, including one near Islam's second-holiest site in the city of Medina, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

Flash floods kill 43 in northern Pakistan: officials

Peshawar - Overnight flash floods killed at least 43 people in northern Pakistan, the majority in a remote village that did not receive an evacuation warning before the waters hit washing away most of the settlement, officials said Sunday.

Taboo or not taboo? Artists expose naked truths in Pakistan

Karachi - Mohammad Ali sits before a painting of a semi-naked man and declares his work has never been censored in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where an artistic vanguard are challenging taboos in the chaotic city of Karachi.

Thousands attend funeral of slain Sufi musician in Pakistan

Karachi - Thousands of Pakistanis on Thursday thronged the streets of Karachi to attend the funeral of one of the country's best known Sufi musicians, who was gunned down a day earlier in what police called an "act of terror".

Pakistan calls for aid for its millions of Afghan refugees

Islamabad - Pakistan, home for decades to millions of Afghan refugees, called for the support of the international community as it warned that without help, the flow of those fleeing Afghanistan's decades-long war to Europe could increase.

Pakistani Sufi singer Amjad Sabri shot dead in 'act of terror'

Karachi - One of Pakistan's best-known Sufi musicians, Amjad Sabri, was shot dead by unknown assailants riding a motorcycle in Karachi on Wednesday, triggering an outpouring of grief over what police described as an "act of terror".

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against honour killings

Lahore - An influential group of Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa against honour killings, with a spokesman calling them "unethical and unjustifiable" Monday following a series of attacks on women that have caused national outrage.

Mothers comfort scared daughters after Pakistan 'honour killing'

Lahore - Two young girls stand inches from charred bricks and ash, staring at the spot where a "kind and gentle" teenager who taught them the Koran was savagely burned by her mother for marrying the man of her choice.

'I want justice': Husband of Pakistani teen murdered for honour

Lahore - The husband of a 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was murdered by her family for marrying him vowed Thursday to do whatever it took to get justice for his young wife.

Pakistani father of 35 aims for 100 children

Quetta - A Pakistani father of 35 is now searching for a fourth wife as he romps towards his goal of 100 children, a dubious ambition in the conservative Muslim country where polygamy is rare but still practiced.
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