Pakistan

U.S. woman shot and wounded in Pakistan by men claiming to be militants

ISLAMABAD - Men claiming to be Islamic militants shot and wounded an American woman in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Thursday, leaving leaflets in her car naming her and saying they had targeted her because she was American, police said. | Video

U.S. woman shot and wounded in Pakistan by men claiming to be militants

ISLAMABAD - Men claiming to be Islamic militants shot and wounded an American woman in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Thursday, leaving leaflets in her car naming her and saying they had targeted her because she was American, police said. | Video

16 Apr 2015

Chinese president to visit Pakistan, hammer out $46-billion deal

ISLAMABAD - Chinese President Xi Jinping will launch energy and infrastructure projects worth $46 billion on a visit to Pakistan next week as China cements links with its old ally and generates opportunities for firms hit by slack growth at home.

World, China 16 Apr 2015

Pakistani court blocks execution of those convicted by military courts

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of death sentences passed by military courts set up this year after a spike in militant violence but which have raised concern about fairness and the extent of military powers.

16 Apr 2015

'We will never forget you,' Malala writes to kidnapped Nigerian girls

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistani teenager and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday told Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants they will never be forgotten and to never lose hope.

World, Africa 14 Apr 2015

Pakistan's cartoon 'Burka Avenger' swoops into India to empower girls

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A female cartoon superhero who dons a burka to tackle crimes against girls and other social ills is bringing her message of women's empowerment to India, the creator of the Pakistani children's series said.

14 Apr 2015

Saudi minister in Pakistan after lawmakers reject troop request

ISLAMABAD - Saudi Arabia's minister for religious affairs arrived in Pakistan late on Sunday, two days after the country's parliament rejected a Saudi appeal for support for its military intervention in Yemen.

World, Saudi Arabia, Yemen 12 Apr 2015

Drone strike in northwest Pakistan kills four suspected militants

PARACHINAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike killed at least four suspected Taliban militants in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, security officials said, as al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent confirmed two of its commanders had been killed in similar attacks this year.

12 Apr 2015

Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader for 1971 war crimes

DHAKA - Bangladesh hanged Islamist opposition leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman on Saturday for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, a move met with an angry reaction from his supporters who called for a protest strike. | Video

World, United Nations 12 Apr 2015

Turkey's Erdogan holds call with Pakistani PM over Yemen crisis

ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the Yemen crisis with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a telephone call on Saturday, the Pakistani embassy said, a day after he held similar talks with the Saudi king and the emir of Qatar.

World, Yemen 11 Apr 2015