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Pakistan to ban party behind anti-France protests: minister

Islamabad - An extremist Pakistan political party responsible for paralysing swathes of the country with anti-France protests will be banned, a senior minister said Wednesday.

Pakistan anti-France protesters clash with police for second day

Lahore - Thousands of supporters of a Pakistan extremist party clashed with police for a second day Tuesday, demanding the release of their leader who was arrested after calling for the French ambassador to be kicked out of the country.

Backlash after Pakistan PM links rape to how women dress

Islamabad - Pakistan rights campaigners have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of "baffling ignorance" after the former playboy cricketer blamed how women dress for a rise in rape cases.

Militant convicted and acquitted of Daniel Pearl murder to leave prison

Islamabad - A British-born militant sentenced to death for the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl was ordered to be let out of prison Thursday by Pakistan's Supreme Court in the latest twist to a legal saga spanning nearly two decades.

Militant convicted and acquitted of Daniel Pearl murder to leave prison

Islamabad - A British-born militant sentenced to death for the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl was ordered to be let out of prison Thursday by a Pakistan court in the latest twist to a legal saga spanning nearly two decades.

Bangladesh at 50: Booming economy, shrinking rights

Chhota Angutia - Bangladesh turns 50 this week as an economic success story but also an increasingly repressive de facto one-party state where a cartoon or Facebook post can land you in jail, or worse.A.B.M. Shamsuddin has been a major beneficiary of the boom.

Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

Lahore - A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced two men to death over the gang rape of a French-Pakistani mother, lawyers said, an attack that prompted nationwide protests and tough new anti-rape legislation.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for Covid-19

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, officials said, just two days after he received his first vaccination against the disease.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for coronavirus

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19, his office said Saturday, just two days after he was vaccinated against the disease.

Pakistan women's day organisers receive death threats

Lahore - Organisers of Pakistan's International Women's Day rallies have received death threats after a "vicious smear campaign" saw doctored images of the event circulate online.

Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai signs Apple TV deal

Islamabad - Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize as a teenager after surviving a Taliban assassination attempt, has signed a deal with Apple TV+ that will see her produce dramas and documentaries that focus on women and children.

Pakistan PM survives confidence vote boycotted by opposition

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan survived a vote of confidence by the country's parliament on Saturday, days after his party lost a key Senate seat to an opposition candidate.

French court acquits ex-PM Balladur in corruption trial

Paris - A French court on Thursday acquitted former prime minister Edouard Balladur of corruption charges but handed a suspended jail term to his former defence minister, in a case that involved kickbacks from arms deals with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Sri Lanka ends forced cremations after Imran Khan's visit

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Friday ended forced cremations of people who have died of coronavirus, after visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan urged Colombo to respect the funeral rites of the island's minority Muslims.

Pakistan, India pledge to end skirmishes along Kashmir frontier

Islamabad - Pakistan and India on Thursday pledged to end all firing along their disputed Kashmir frontier, according to a joint statement from their militaries, after months of violence between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Pakistan zoo begins mammoth makeover after lonely elephant's departure

Islamabad - A rundown Pakistan zoo once home to what was dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant" and notorious for housing animals in cramped concrete enclosures has launched an ambitious $7.5 million makeover plan.

Missing K2 climbers are dead: Pakistan official

Skardu - Three climbers lost on Pakistan's K2 are believed to have died on the mountain, a Pakistan official said Thursday, more than a week after the group went missing while trying to summit the world's second highest peak.

Bad weather halts search for missing climbers on Pakistan's K2

Islamabad - Hopes faded Wednesday for three climbers lost on Pakistan's brutal K2 as bad weather halted search operations on the world's second highest mountain.

Fears grow for missing climbers on Pakistan's K2

Islamabad - Fears are growing for three climbers missing while attempting to summit the world's second-highest mountain, K2, after helicopters failed to spot them on the second day of searching, the Alpine Club of Pakistan said Sunday.

India to lift lengthy internet clampdown in Kashmir: official

Srinagar - Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir said Friday they would restore high-speed web access in the region, bringing to an end what rights groups have called one of the world's longest internet clampdowns.

Bulgarian climber dies on K2 expedition

Islamabad - A Bulgarian mountaineer fell to his death during an expedition on Pakistan's K2, his team said Friday, the second person to die on the world's second highest mountain in weeks.

Militant acquitted of Pearl murder to be moved to 'rest house'

Islamabad - Pakistan's top court on Tuesday ordered a British-born militant acquitted of murdering US journalist Daniel Pearl to be moved from prison to a "rest house" while fresh legal challenges are heard.

Daniel Pearl's family to challenge Pakistan murder acquittals

Islamabad - The family of American journalist Daniel Pearl will challenge an order by Pakistan's top court to release a British-born militant acquitted of masterminding his kidnapping and brutal murder in 2002.

Pakistan lawyers seek review of Daniel Pearl murder acquittals

Islamabad - Pakistani prosecutors filed a last-ditch attempt Friday to overturn the acquittal of a British-born militant convicted of masterminding the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, as the new US secretary of state directly pressed on the case.

Omar Sheikh: from private schoolboy to militant kidnapper

Islamabad - Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the militant who spent over 18 years behind bars for masterminding the abduction of slain US reporter Daniel Pearl, traded privilege and scholarship for a life of jihad, kidnappings, and ultimately a prison cell.

Nepali climbers overcame 'treacherous' conditions to make history on K2

Skardu - Nepali climbers who made history at the weekend by becoming the first to summit the world's second-highest mountain in winter told Wednesday how they battled hurricane-force winds and freezing temperatures to achieve the record.

Russian-American climber found dead on Pakistan mountain

Islamabad - A missing Russian-American climber died on a mountain while preparing to scale the world's 12th-highest peak, having refused to turn back in dangerous winter conditions, a spokesman for the expedition said Tuesday.

French ex-PM Balladur on trial over 'Karachi affair' kickbacks

Paris - Former French prime minister Edouard Balladur goes on trial Tuesday on charges that he used kickbacks from arms deals in the 1990s to fund a presidential bid, a case known as the "Karachi affair".

Historic K2 team make it back safely to base camp

Islamabad - The triumphant team of Nepali climbers who made history when they became the first to summit Pakistan's K2 in winter arrived safely back at base camp on Sunday, officials said.

Nepal team claim first winter ascent of Pakistan's K2

Islamabad - A team of Nepali climbers made history on Saturday after becoming the first to summit Pakistan's K2 in winter, on the same afternoon a Spanish mountaineer fell and died lower down the perilous peak.
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