Taliban militants stormed a Shiite Muslim mosque in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing 20 people in a wave of gunfire and explosions before the siege ended, officials said.
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.
Pakistani exports to the European Union increased by more than a billion dollars after a landmark trade deal last year which made its products more competitive, the commerce minister told AFP.
Pakistan hanged two sectarian militants on Tuesday for the murder of a Shiite Muslim doctor in Karachi, officials said, the latest executions since the government ended a moratorium on the death penalty.
The United States can influence a range of factors in the U.S.-India nuclear deal, said the U.S. State Department while responding to Pakistan's concerns about the agreement.
A bomb tore through a busy Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday killing at least 61 people, officials said, in the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the country in nearly two years.
The governor of Pakistan's central Punjab province resigned on Thursday, saying the country's political system had failed ordinary people and served "only the elite class."1 Comment
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.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed Tuesday to arch-rivals India and Pakistan to resume stalled peace talks, saying Washington was "deeply concerned" about a surge in violence on their de facto border in Kashmir.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday praised the Pakistani military's operation against militants in the country's northwest, saying the results are "significant."
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 that left victims burned beyond recognition.
At least 57 people including women and children were killed when their bus crashed into an oil tanker, igniting a fierce blaze in southern Pakistan early Sunday, officials said.
An apparent suicide bomber struck a Shiite mosque in Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, killing at least seven people and wounding 15 others, with police warning that the toll may rise.
In the face of Pakistan's prolific use of blasphemy laws and a culture of political violence, cartoonists must tread a thin line. But they do find ways to poke fun at the powerful -- including religious extremists.