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Pakistan chopper crew home after Afghan hostage drama

Islamabad - Six crew members of a Pakistani government helicopter which crash-landed in Afghanistan's volatile east have been released, an official said Saturday, after they were taken hostage by the Afghan Taliban.

Pakistan approves controversial cybercrime law

Islamabad - Pakistan on Thursday approved a controversial cybercrime bill the government says will safeguard citizens against harassment and criminalise online child pornography, but which activists say curbs free speech.

Bomb blast injures 13 in SW Pakistan days after major attack

Quetta - A roadside bomb apparently targeting a judge injured at least 13 people in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on Thursday, officials said, days after a major attack killed most of the city's senior lawyers.

Pakistan government faces grilling over bogus bomb detectors

Islamabad - Pakistan's government will face a grilling in the senate over its continued use of bogus bomb-detectors to secure high-value facilities, a lawmaker said Thursday, claiming the devices "endangered the lives of millions".

Pakistan lawyers strike as dazed city mourns bomb victims

Quetta - Pakistan's lawyers boycotted courts and staged protests nationwide Tuesday after a horrific suicide bombing at a Quetta hospital which killed 72 people including many of their colleagues.

Pakistan lawyers strike as dazed city mourns bomb victims

Quetta - Pakistan's lawyers boycotted courts and staged protests nationwide Tuesday after a horrific suicide bombing at a Quetta hospital which killed 72 people including many of their colleagues.

Pakistan lawyers strike as dazed city mourns bomb victims

Quetta - Pakistan's lawyers boycotted courts and staged protests nationwide Tuesday after a horrific suicide bombing at a Quetta hospital which killed 72 people including many of their colleagues.

Taliban, IS claim Pakistan hospital suicide bombing

Quetta - At least 70 people died when a suicide bomb tore through a crowd of mourners gathered at a Pakistani hospital Monday, in an attack claimed by both the Taliban and Islamic State group.

Pakistan hospital blast kills at least 45

Quetta - At least 45 people were killed Monday when a powerful explosion ripped through a Pakistani hospital, officials said, as witnesses described tearful staff rushing towards the smoking blast site to help dozens of wounded.

Pakistan's bogus bomb-detectors in business despite global scandal

Islamabad - With radio-like antennae meant to swivel and point at vehicles carrying bombs, "magic wand" explosive detectors proliferated throughout conflict zones in the 2000s until they were exposed as a global scam.

Two sisters shot dead in Pakistan 'honour' killings

Lahore - A man killed his two sisters on the eve of their weddings in Pakistan's central Punjab province, police said Saturday, in the latest case of so-called "honour" killings in the country.

Flood kills 26 wedding guests in Pakistan

Peshawar - At least 26 people, mostly children, were killed Saturday when a vehicle carrying wedding guests was washed off a mountainous road by floods and flung into a gorge, officials said.The dead included 18 children and six women.

Two Indian soldiers among four killed near Kashmir border

Srinagar - Two soldiers and two suspected rebels were killed overnight in a gunbattle in Indian-administered Kashmir near the disputed territory's de facto border with Pakistan, the Indian army said Saturday.Colonel N. N.

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.
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