Latest Pakistan news

  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday
    10 Things to Know for Thursday 14 hours ago

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: More »

  • 'If these images don't change Europe, what will?'
    'If these images don't change Europe, what will?' 15 hours ago

    Heart-rending photos of toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on Turkish beach spark horror and debate on refugees. More »

  • Migrant child's body on beach shocks Europe
    Migrant child's body on beach shocks Europe 17 hours ago

    A photograph of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach after a migrant boat sank swept across Europe on Wednesday, in a poignant image of the refugee crisis. More »

  • Climate: World failing to meet 2C target, say analysts
    Climate: World failing to meet 2C target, say analysts 19 hours ago

    Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be "far above" the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned Wednesday. More »

  • Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards
    Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards 21 hours ago

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards for years in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan's top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press. More »

  • Pakistan air strikes kill at least 31, as offensive continues 22 hours ago

    By Hafiz Wazir WANA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Air strikes carried out by Pakistani forces have killed at least 31 people in the country's volatile northwest, officials said, as an offensive against the Pakistani Taliban continues on several fronts. Warplanes bombarded the Shawal Valley on Wednesday, killing at least 17 suspected militants, intelligence officials told Reuters. Abdul Rehman, a resident of the nearby village of Mana, told Reuters by telephone that he had heard the bombardment, but could not reach the targeted area to see the extent of the damage. More »

  • Ukraine reports polio outbreak, first cases in Europe since 2010: WHO
    Ukraine reports polio outbreak, first cases in Europe since 2010: WHO 22 hours ago

    Two polio cases have been confirmed in western Ukraine, the first to be recorded in Europe since 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. More »

  • Sicily: Migrants attacked in violent reprisals for murder of pensioners by Ivorian …
    Sicily: Migrants attacked in violent reprisals for murder of pensioners by Ivorian … 23 hours ago

    Two migrants have been assaulted and robbed by a gang of Sicilian youths in what police fear is a retribution attack for the murder of two pensioners, allegedly at the hands of a would-be refugee, in the small town of Palagonia. Tensions have soared in the small farming community, located near Catania, after 18-year-old Ivorian Mamadou Kamara, who was satying at the nearby Mineo reception camp for migrants, was arrested over the murder of Vincenzo Solano, 68, and his wife Mercedes Ibanez, 70. Kamara is accused of slashing Solano's throat before throwing Ibanez to her death from a balcony. More »

  • Pakistan: Death row delay for disabled inmate Abdul Basit
    Pakistan: Death row delay for disabled inmate Abdul Basit 23 hours ago

    Prison officials in Pakistan have missed a deadline to explain how they would hang a paraplegic man. Abdul Basit, 41, is on death row after being convicted of murder in 2009, but he is paralysed from the waist down after contracting tubercular meningitis in prison. Mr Basit has always maintained his innocence and human rights group Reprieve has urged Pakistan to "halt its grisly experiment with the gallows". More »

  • Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan
    Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday. More »

  • Top Asian News at 11:30 a.m. GMT Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    BANGKOK (AP) — Police investigating last month's Bangkok bombing said Wednesday that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at the Thai-Cambodia border match those found on a bottle of bomb-making material, and that they were seeking to arrest a Turkish man linked to the blast. The new suspect, identified as Emrah Davutoglu, is the husband of a Thai woman for whom an arrest warrant has already been issued because she had rented an apartment where bomb-making materials were found this past weekend. The woman professes innocence and says she is in Turkey. Of the eight people for whom arrest warrants have now been issued, at least two others are also believed to be Turkish. More »

  • Sri Lanka's Kaushal reported for suspect bowling action
    Sri Lanka's Kaushal reported for suspect bowling action Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action at the end of the third cricket test against India. More »

  • World on track for warming 'far above' 2C target: analysts
    World on track for warming 'far above' 2C target: analysts Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be "far above" the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned Wednesday. More »

  • Afghan migrant hopes to complete father's flight from war
    Afghan migrant hopes to complete father's flight from war Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    MORIA, Greece (AP) — Three decades after his father fled war in Afghanistan to seek safety in Iran, Abdullah Bakhshi is now on the next leg of his family's long journey to a better life, and part of the largest tide of migrants since World War II. More »

  • Three Pakistani police killed in raid targeting Taliban
    Three Pakistani police killed in raid targeting Taliban Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Militants killed three police officers and wounded several more on Wednesday in a botched police operation on a Pakistani Taliban hideout in the northwestern city of Peshawar, police and residents said. Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation of 190 million, is plagued by a Taliban insurgency, sectarian violence and militancy. The police ran into trouble during a pre-dawn raid, when one of the militant suspects inside a home opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon, Peshawar police chief Mian Saeed said. More »

  • Pakistan says 'almost all' Uighur militants eliminated
    Pakistan says 'almost all' Uighur militants eliminated Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Almost all members of the Uighur militant group the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) have been eliminated from Pakistan, the country's president said on Wednesday during a visit to Beijing. China blames violent unrest in its far western region of Xinjiang on Islamist separatist groups like ETIM, which it says wants to set up an independent state called East Turkestan and have bases in countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan. Many foreign experts, however, have questioned whether ETIM exists as the coherent group China claims it is. More »

  • 16 things we learned at the Electric Picnic sneak preview
  • Chuka Umunna urges Labour to back Jeremy Corbyn if he is elected leader
    Chuka Umunna urges Labour to back Jeremy Corbyn if he is elected leader Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Chuka Umunna has urged Labour to unite around its new leader in an apparent offer of reconciliation from the party's modernising wing to leadership favourite Jeremy Corbyn. More »

  • U.S. drone kills six suspected militants in Pakistan Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    A unmanned U.S. drone aircraft killed at least six suspected militants and wounded four others on Tuesday in a remote area of northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, officials said. Pakistani security officials and tribal sources said attackers hit an suspected militant compound in Dattakhel, a village in North Waziristan, near the Afghan border. American drone strikes have targeted al Qaeda and other Islamist militants in Pakistan's northwestern border region for years, but there have been fewer strikes in recent months. More »

  • Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisis
    Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisis Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Chanting "Freedom! Freedom!," angry migrants demanded to be let aboard trains bound for Austria and Germany after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from its main Budapest terminal and brawny police forced hundreds of migrants out of the train station. More »

  • The Latest: EU eyes legal action for migration violations
    The Latest: EU eyes legal action for migration violations Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET): More »

  • Quotes from voters in this week's AP Global Football 10 Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Quotes from voters in this week's Associated Press Global Football 10: More »

  • China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders
    China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low. More »

  • Teen sex offender faces extradition after arrest on board Dublin to Dubai f …
    Teen sex offender faces extradition after arrest on board Dublin to Dubai f … Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    He will appear before an extradition court tomorrow. More »

  • Nigerian leader canvasses efforts for polio-free status
    Nigerian leader canvasses efforts for polio-free status Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    President Muhammadu Buhari wants Nigeria to continue efforts to win certification as a polio-free country by 2017 after recording its last case in July last year, his office said Tuesday. More »

  • Western Leaders to Stay Away From Chinese World War II Commemorations
    Western Leaders to Stay Away From Chinese World War II Commemorations Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    China will commemorate its World War II Victory Day this Thursday, but the enormous military parade will be missing a few key guests. The parade, which will be held on September 3 to mark 70 years since the end of World War II and China's defeat of Japan, will see 12,000 troops march across Tiananmen Square as aircraft fly overhead. In March, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said "invitations to the leaders of all relevant countries and international organizations" were sent, but neither President Barack Obama nor Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be present. More »

  • Top Asian News at 10:30 a.m. GMT Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday that authorities have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect in a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said the man is a foreigner and was arrested in eastern Thailand near the Cambodian border. He described him as the main person in the bombing but did not directly say he is suspected of actually planting the bomb. More »

  • Four killed, dozens wounded, in suicide attack on Pakistan forces Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least four people and wounded dozens on Tuesday in northwest Pakistan, where security forces are battling Islamist militants, officials said. Each of two allied militant groups, the Pakistani Taliban and Lashkar-e-Islam, claimed responsibility for the attack in the Khyber region near the Afghan border, where the military has been battling them since last October. The attack targeted a paramilitary vehicle outside a government compound in the Jamrud area of the region, official Shaukatullah Afridi, who was metres away from the blast, told Reuters. More »

  • Suicide bomber attacks tribal police in Pakistan, killing 4 Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near a vehicle carrying an area commander of the tribal police in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding at least 52, authorities said. More »

  • Migrants dash for last train to Germany from bottleneck Budapest
    Migrants dash for last train to Germany from bottleneck Budapest Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The 21.10 train to Munich, the last out of Budapest to Germany, was tantalisingly close, just a few metres the other side of a crush barrier and some ticket inspectors. More »

  • England cricket captain Cook in search of opening partner
    England cricket captain Cook in search of opening partner Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    It is Test cricket's equivalent of a lonely hearts advert: experienced opener seeks partner for meaningful relationship. More »

  • Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup
    Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway. In addition to ... More »

  • Irish Nanny Cleared Of Murder In Baby's Death
    Irish Nanny Cleared Of Murder In Baby's Death Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    District Attorney Marian Ryan announced the move on Monday after a medical examiner reversed an earlier decision that Rehma Sabir's death was a homicide. Aisling Brady McCarthy, 37, was charged with the girl's death in 2013 after an initial post-mortem examination indicated she died of complications from blunt-force head injuries. The girl's death has now been classified as "undetermined", Ms Ryan said. More »

  • Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle
    Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group's leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar. More »

  • Andy Burnham warns Jeremy Corbyn Labour leader win means 'giving up' …
    Andy Burnham warns Jeremy Corbyn Labour leader win means 'giving up' … Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Andy Burnham has warned Labour activists that electing Jeremy Corbyn as leader would mean "giving up" on winning the next election. More »