Stories tagged: Pakistan
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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, …
FRIDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016, 2:03 P.M.
Death toll at 50 in Islamic State-claimed blast in Pakistan
The death toll from a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan Saturday has risen to 50 people with more than 100 wounded, officials said.
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 10:15 P.M.
Pakistani officials say 48 police trainees killed in attack
QUETTA, Pakistan – Gunmen stormed a police training center late Monday in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province and detonated explosive vests, killing at least 48 police trainees, authorities said. Baluchistan’s top …
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016, 11:07 A.M.
Pakistani army chief lashes out at India as tensions spike
Pakistan’s powerful army chief lashed out at India Thursday, warning that any act of aggression from New Delhi would not go unpunished as tensions spiked between the two countries over …
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016, 10:58 A.M.
Pakistan stiffens penalty for ‘honor’ killers
Pakistani lawmakers on Thursday passed a law that stiffens the penalty for convicted “honor” killers and closed a loophole that often allowed them to go free, in a move aimed …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 11:54 A.M.
Pakistan military prepares for a possible Indian attack
Military officials are calling it a routine exercise, but the thunderous spectacle of Pakistani fighter jets touching down on a major highway Wednesday and Thursday, with commercial flights suspended and …
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016, 6:54 A.M.
Gunmen kill anti-polio physician in northwestern Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani police say gunmen have killed a physician who was instrumental in an anti-polio drive in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Police said Monday that Dr. Zaka …
MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2016, 7:06 A.M.
Suicide attack targets lawyers at Pakistan hospital, 70 dead
QUETTA, Pakistan – A suicide bomber killed at least 64 people and wounded dozens in an attack that struck a gathering of Pakistani lawyers on the grounds of a government-run …
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 6:36 P.M.
Pakistani model’s brother says he killed her for ‘honor’
The brother of slain Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch on Sunday confessed to strangling her for “family honor” because she posted “shameful” pictures on Facebook.
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016
Dick Meyer: Media, politics exaggerate terrorism threat
The way our attention is focused by media coverage and political debate has the effect of further exaggerating the real threat of terrorism to Americans.
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016, 12:14 P.M.
U.S.: Up to 116 civilians killed in drone, other air attacks
The White House said Friday that as many as 116 civilians have been killed by drone and other U.S. strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since President Barack Obama took …
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
Photo: Family grieves loss of mother
Mohammed Tofeeq holds his 10-month-old daughter, Gulshan Tofeeq, while he prays Saturday at the grave of his wife, Muqadas Tofeeq, who local police say was killed by her mother, in …
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016, 10 A.M.
US-Afghan raid rescues abducted son of former Pakistan prime minister
U.S. and Afghan forces conducting a raid Tuesday against Islamic militants unexpectedly found and rescued the son of a former Pakistani prime minister who had been abducted three years ago, …
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 12:59 P.M.
CIA should not have ‘live-tweeted’ bin Laden raid, critics say
Twitter users reacted with criticism and confusion after the CIA “live-tweeted” the Osama bin Laden raid that ended with his death five years ago. The “live-tweets,” posted Sunday as if …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 8:48 A.M.
Gunmen kill 7 policemen during polio campaign in Karachi
Gunmen on motorcycles shot and killed seven Pakistani police officers involved in a polio vaccination campaign in two separate attacks Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, police said.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 1 P.M.
Montana State University cancels speech by bin Laden shooter
Montana State University has canceled a scheduled speech by the former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 9:01 A.M.
Roof collapse at Pakistan religious school kills 5 students
A Pakistani official says a roof that was under construction at a religious school collapsed, killing five students.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 10:26 A.M.
Pakistani police kill 5 and arrest nearly 80 after suicide bombing in Lahore
Pakistani counterterrorism police killed at least five people Wednesday and arrested scores more in what it described as an intensified crackdown following a deadly suicide bombing at a public park …
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016, 12:20 P.M.
Pakistani Taliban faction claims Easter park bombing
A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group has claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday bombing in a park in the eastern city of Lahore that killed 60 people.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 2015, 9:14 P.M.
AP: U.S. analysts knew Afghan site was hospital
American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack because they believed it was being used by a …
TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2014, 4:46 P.M.
Pakistan vows to increase fight against Taliban after 141 killed at school
In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people — almost all of them students — before government …
TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 2013
Attack on Pakistani polio workers kills two
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded near a government health center Monday in northwestern Pakistan as anti-polio kits were being distributed, killing two people and wounding at least 12, Pakistani …
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013
Pakistani journalists visit WSU
As he and his cameraman fled a Pakistani militant firefight in 2008, Pervez Khan could think of only one thing to do to save both of their lives: wave the …
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011, 3:55 A.M.
Officials: U.S. missiles kill 16 in Pakistan
The United States fired missiles at three suspected militant targets near the Afghan border Monday, killing 16 people and keeping the pressure on insurgents days after a strike was believed …
SUNDAY, AUG. 8, 2010
More rains drench Pakistan
SUKKUR, Pakistan – Authorities evacuated thousands of Pakistanis living along expanding rivers on Saturday as forecasts predicted even more heavy rain could deepen the country’s flood crisis. As the prime …
TUESDAY, AUG. 3, 2010
Flooding puts many out of aid’s reach
CAMP KOROONA, Pakistan – Relief efforts in Pakistan’s flood-ravaged northwest picked up pace Monday, but survivors complained about government inaction – a worrying sign for authorities seeking public support for …