Stories tagged: Pakistan
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
Shahid Abbasi elected as Pakistan’s prime minister
Pakistan’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday elected veteran lawmaker Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the country’s new prime minister, a loyalist of outgoing Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified by the …
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Pakistan names Abbasi interim prime minister
Pakistan’s ruling party named senior lawmaker Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as successor to the deposed prime minister on Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court removed Nawaz Sharif from office for …
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
Pakistan’s prime minister resigns after high court ruling
Pakistan’s beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped down Friday after the Supreme Court ordered him removed from office over allegations of corruption, plunging the nuclear-armed nation into a political crisis.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest
Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
Pakistani police arrest 20 villagers over ‘honor’ rape
Pakistani police say they have arrested 20 members of a village council over instructing a man to rape a 17-year-old girl to avenge the rape of his sister.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54
A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounded another 54, many of them police officers, an official …
Fri., June 30, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Pakistan prime minister condemns U.S.-India ‘silence’ on Kashmir violence
stani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday expressed his disappointment over what he termed Washington’s “silence” despite human right violations in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, where scores of …
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan
Alerted by an announcement over a mosque’s loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather …
Sat., June 24, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85
The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 67 Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan to 85, with …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Shiite Muslim sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy
A minority Shiite Muslim was sentenced to death in Pakistan for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Federal judge in Spokane asked to provide Poland with CIA torture evidence from Mitchell and Jessen
A federal judge in Spokane has been asked to turn over evidence needed to determine a legal dispute in Poland regarding whether laws were broken when that country allowed the …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Pakistani police say lynching organized by student’s enemies
Pakistani police say the lynching of a university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy was organized by other students from his own secular political group who viewed him as …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Police: Gunmen kill 6 policemen in attacks in Pakistan
A pair of separate attacks by gunmen killed six Pakistani police officers, police said Sunday
Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes
Pakistan said Sunday its forces killed at least 50 Afghan troops and destroyed five checkpoints in clashes along the disputed border two days earlier, while Afghanistan dismissed the account, saying …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Pakistan-Afghan border cross-fire kills 15 on both sides
Backed by artillery, Afghan security forces fired across the border on Pakistani census workers and troops escorting them on Friday, killing nine and drawing a response from the military, Pakistan …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Pakistan, Iran agree to boost border security after incident
Pakistan and Iran reached an agreement Wednesday to strengthen security along their shared border after last week’s incident when gunmen killed 10 Iranian border guards, officials said.
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Pakistan’s army rejects PM Sharif’s call to sack adviser
Pakistan’s army on Saturday rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to sack an adviser over his connections to a reporter who wrote an article last year saying there is a …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Army says bomb kills 4 soldiers in southwest Pakistan
The Pakistani army says a roadside bomb has killed four soldiers in a southwestern town near the Iranian border.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Pakistan sets up unique helpline for women in need
Not far from the border with neighboring Afghanistan, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa became the first province in Pakistan to set up a hotline for women that feeds directly into the provincial legislature. …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Suicide bomber kills 24 near Shiite mosque in Pakistan
A powerful car bomb exploded near a minority Shiite Muslim place of worship in the northwest town of Parachinar on Friday, killing at least 24 people and wounding over 70 …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Pakistan cracks down on militants after ISIS shrine attack
A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Islamic State blast at famed Sufi shrine in Pakistan kills at least 73
Pakistani police say a suicide bomber has struck a famous shrine in southern Pakistan, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens of others.
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Taliban suicide attack targets police, kills 11 in Pakistan
LAHORE, Pakistan – A suicide bomber plowed a motorcycle into a group of police escorting a protest rally in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Avalanche kills 13 people in Pakistan’s north
A Pakistani security official said at least 13 people have been killed in an avalanche that buried five homes following heavy snowfall in the country’s north.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
Bomb blast kills 22, wounds at least 50 in northwest Pakistan
A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50, officials said. Dr. Sabir Hussain at the main …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Death toll from tainted liquor climbs to 31 in Pakistan
At least 31 people have died from drinking tainted liquor over the Christmas holiday in Pakistan, police and doctors said Tuesday, raising an earlier toll.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Tainted alcohol kills 12 Christians in Pakistan
Pakistani police say 12 Christians died after drinking contaminated homemade alcohol during the Christmas holiday.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Pakistani plane crash kills all 48 aboard
A plane belonging to Pakistan’s national carrier crashed and burst into flames on Wednesday with 48 people on board, killing all of them, police and an airline spokesman said.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
Analysis: Trump’s call with Taiwan’s president was latest break from diplomatic norms
In a series of telephone calls with foreign leaders apparently eager to congratulate the president-elect, Donald Trump has broken many of the rules that govern delicate matters of international relations, …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:54 p.m.
4 militants, 2 Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on mosque
A small group of militants armed with guns and suicide jackets attacked a mosque at an army facility in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, triggering a shootout in which four insurgents …