Pakistan

Gunmen in Pakistan kill professor who faced blasphemy accusations

ISLAMABAD - Unidentified gunmen on Thursday shot dead a professor of Islamic studies in Pakistan who had faced accusations of blasphemy and threats from colleagues over his moderate views, police said.  

Pakistan's PM threatens to clear protesters camped in capital

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, weakened by weeks of demonstrations calling for him to resign, threatened on Wednesday to clear a protest camp established more than a month ago outside government offices in Islamabad. | Video

17 Sep 2014

Pakistan's PM threatens to clear protesters camped in capital

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, weakened by weeks of demonstrations calling for him to resign, threatened on Wednesday to clear a protest camp established more than a month ago outside government offices in Islamabad.

17 Sep 2014

New al Qaeda wing in South Asia claims major attack

ISLAMABAD - Al Qaeda's South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at U.S. vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group.

17 Sep 2014

Tense stand-off in Pakistani capital as political crisis deepens

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's opposition leaders ordered thousands of their supporters on Saturday to resist any government attempt to quash their protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, deepening a political crisis in the coup-prone nation.

13 Sep 2014

Exhausted and frustrated, Pakistani protesters want to go home

ISLAMABAD - Arshad Shah, a Pakistani protester, feels trapped: worn out after weeks of street demonstrations against the government, he wants to go home but protest organizers will not let him.

12 Sep 2014

Tempers flare as mass flood evacuations begin in Kashmir

NEW DELHI - Floods that have killed 450 people in India and Pakistan began to recede on Wednesday giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in the heavily militarized and disputed region of Kashmir. | Video

World, Environment 10 Sep 2014

Hundreds die in India, Pakistan after heaviest rain in 50 years

MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR - The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticizing Indian and Pakistani authorities for not doing enough to help them. | Video

World, Environment 09 Sep 2014

Al Qaeda's shadowy new 'emir' in South Asia handed tough job

MULTAN Pakistan/ISLAMABAD - Pakistani militant Asim Umar has been handed a very tough job.

09 Sep 2014

Hundreds die in India, Pakistan after heaviest rain in 50 years

MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR - The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticizing Indian and Pakistani authorities for not doing enough to help them. | Video

World, Environment 09 Sep 2014