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Two Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 freed

Prague - Two young Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been freed and have returned home, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Saturday.

Pakistan kills 34 militants in air strikes

Islamabad - Pakistan's military said it killed 34 militants Wednesday in air strikes on a tribal region near the Afghan border as part of a major offensive against insurgents that began last year.

Pakistan executes 10 death-row prisoners

Islamabad - Pakistan on Tuesday hanged 10 convicted murderers from prisons across the country, the highest number in a single day after the government lifted a six-year-old moratorium on capital punishment, officials said.

Taliban attacks on Pakistani Christian district kill eight

Lahore - Eight people were killed and more than 50 injured when two Taliban suicide bombers attacked churches in Pakistan Sunday, sparking mob violence in which two other suspected militants died.

Pakistan court orders release of Mumbai attacks suspect

Islamabad - A Pakistan court on Friday cancelled a detention order against the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, potentially paving the way for his release.

Pakistan raids MQM political party offices in Karachi

Karachi - Pakistani security forces raided the offices of the main political party in Karachi on Wednesday, seizing a "huge quantity" of weapons and arresting activists, including one accused of murdering a journalist.

Pakistan lifts death penalty moratorium

Islamabad - Pakistan has lifted its moratorium on the death penalty in all capital cases, officials said Tuesday, after restarting executions for terrorism offences in the wake of a Taliban school massacre.

Global fears grow with building of nuclear reactor in Karachi

Karachi - China has reportedly signed an agreement with Pakistan to supply two nuclear reactors to the energy-starved country, despite an international ban on supplying nuclear technology to the country.

Pakistan arrests 45 Indian fishermen: Police

Karachi - Pakistani marine forces have arrested 45 Indian fishermen for violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police said Saturday.

Pakistan parents arrested for not getting children polio vaccine

Peshawar - Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed this past weekend because they refused to get their children vaccinated against polio. As of Tuesday, 471 people have been thrown in jail out of a list of 1,000 "chronic" refusal cases.

National Geographic 'Afghan girl' in Pakistan papers probe

Peshawar - Pakistani officials are investigating after the famous green-eyed "Afghan girl" immortalised in a 1985 National Geographic magazine cover was found living in the country on fraudulent identity papers.

Pakistan terror wave sparks rare criticism of Saudi Arabia

Islamabad - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long enjoyed close relations, but Islamabad's new-found resolve for fighting the root causes of extremism has seen the Gulf state come in for rare criticism.

Hardline Sunni leader shot dead in Pakistan

Islamabad - Gunmen on a motorcycle on Sunday shot dead a leader from a hardliner Sunni religious group in Pakistan in an apparent sectarian attack, police said.

Taliban storm Pakistan Shiite mosque, at least 18 dead

Hong Kong - Grenade-toting Taliban militants stormed a Shiite mosque in northwest Pakistan on Friday, police said, in an attack that left at least 18 people dead.

Montreal teen invents $500 dialysis machine for home use

Montreal - While volunteering at her local hospital, Anya Pogharian, 17, found out how difficult it is for many patients to go to the hospital when they need help, something she especially noticed of kidney dialysis patients coming in three days per week.

Pakistan 'probably' knew bin Laden was hiding: ex-spy chief

Islamabad - Pakistan's main intelligence agency probably knew where Osama Bin Laden was hiding and hoped to use him as a bargaining chip before he was killed by US forces in 2011, a former spymaster has said.

Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable cruise missile

Islamabad - Pakistan on Monday test-fired a cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, just over a week after its arch-rival India reached a new civilian nuclear accord with the United States.

Pakistan's Shiites mourn 61 killed in mosque bombing

Shikarpur - Thousands of Shiite Muslims rallied Saturday to protest against the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, as southern Pakistan shut down to mourn the nation's worst sectarian attack in nearly two years.

Bomb attack at Pakistani mosque kills over 60

Karachi - A powerful bomb tore through a busy Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday, killing more than 60 people in the country's deadliest sectarian attack in nearly two years.

Thousands protest against Charlie Hebdo in Karachi

Karachi - Thousands of people marched through Pakistan's largest city on Thursday in the country's biggest protest yet against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Pakistanis protesting at Charlie Hebdo burn French flags

Islamabad - Protests against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were held across Pakistan on Sunday as thousands of people in almost all major cities chanted slogans against its printing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

AFP photographer recovering after Pakistan protest shooting

Karachi - AFP photographer Asif Hassan was recovering in hospital on Saturday after being shot while covering an anti-Charlie Hebdo protest outside the French consulate in Karachi.

Clashes at Charlie Hebdo protest in Karachi, three injured

Karachi - At least three people were injured Friday in clashes between anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters and police outside the French consulate in Pakistan's Karachi, officials said, including an AFP photographer who was shot in the back.

US, Pakistan vow to intensify crackdown on militants

Islamabad - The US and Pakistan vowed Tuesday to intensify a crackdown on militants hiding in lawless border areas, as top diplomat John Kerry urged renewed peace talks with India to strengthen regional stability.

Kerry to visit Pakistani school attacked by Taliban: official

Islamabad - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Monday on an unannounced visit to Pakistan and reportedly plans to visit a school where Taliban gunmen last month killed 150 people in the country's worst ever militant attack.

Children return to Taliban massacre school in Pakistan

Peshawar - Survivors of Pakistan's worst-ever militant attack returned Monday to the school where Taliban gunmen massacred their classmates, with students and parents expressing a mixture of defiance and apprehension.

Fiery Pakistan bus-tanker crash kills 62

Karachi - At least 62 people including women and children were killed early Sunday in southern Pakistan when their bus collided with an oil tanker, starting a fierce blaze which left victims burnt beyond recognition.

'Evil' British preacher Abu Hamza jailed for life in US

New York - A US judge on Friday sentenced British hate preacher Abu Hamza to life behind bars for the deadly kidnapping of Western tourists in Yemen and terrorism, calling him "evil" and his crimes "barbaric.

New Delhi imposes direct rule in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian Kashmir was brought under New Delhi's direct rule Friday after political rivals failed to agree on a power-sharing coalition, more than two weeks after elections in the country's only Muslim-majority state.

Pakistani father sacrifices five children 'to gain magic powers'

Karachi - A Pakistani father-of-six is on the run after strangling five of his children to death, apparently believing the sacrifice would endow him with magical powers including alchemy, police said Friday.
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