- Pakistani court upholds death sentence in blasphemy killing Updated: Oct-07-15 5:30 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a former police officer convicted of killing a provincial governor he had accused of blasphemy.
- Indonesia, Pakistan report more killed in Saudi hajj tragedy Updated: Oct-02-15 7:06 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia and Pakistan have reported more dead from the Saudi hajj disaster.
- Saudi hajj disaster toll rises higher with Iran's 465 dead Updated: Oct-02-15 12:48 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The death toll in the Saudi hajj disaster rose sharply Thursday as Iran announced 465 of its pilgrims died in last week's stampede and crush, nearly doubling its earlier count and likely further straining relations between the two Mideast rivals.
- India to Pakistan: 'Give up terrorism' and we can talk Updated: Oct-01-15 3:38 pm
NEW YORK - India delivered a blunt response Thursday to a peace proposal from Pakistan at the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N.: "Give up terrorism" and we can talk.
- At UN, Pakistan PM proposes peace initiative with India Updated: Sep-30-15 2:40 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday proposed a new peace initiative with historical rival India.
- Court gives death to 5 for 2006 Mumbai train bombings Updated: Sep-30-15 7:50 am
NEW DELHI - An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced five suspected Islamic militants to death and gave seven others life in prison for bombing attacks nine years ago on seven Mumbai commuter trains that killed 188 people and wounded more than 800.
- Pakistan executes man who was a juvenile when arrested Updated: Sep-29-15 2:33 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan executed a convict on death row before dawn on Tuesday, despite appeals by an international rights group that claimed the man was a juvenile at the time of his arrest in a murder case.
- 217 Pakistani pilgrims tracked in Saudi Arabia; 85 missing Updated: Sep-28-15 3:02 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's minister for religious affairs says authorities have tracked down 217 Pakistanis who went missing following last week's stampede that killed more than 700 pilgrims during the hajj in Saudi Arabia.
- Official: 18 Pakistanis killed in crush of hajj pilgrims Updated: Sep-27-15 6:44 am
ISLAMABAD - A top Pakistani hajj official in Saudi Arabia on Sunday confirmed the death of 18 Pakistanis who were crushed in a stampede during the annual religious pilgrimage.
- Nigeria revels in removal from list of polio-endemic nations Updated: Sep-26-15 12:08 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria on Saturday celebrated the announcement by the U.N. health agency that polio is no longer endemic in the West African country.
- Police fire tear gas to quell anti-India protests in Kashmir Updated: Sep-25-15 6:03 am
SRINAGAR, India - Government forces fired tear gas and used batons to quell thousands of anti-India protesters who turned violent Friday after Eid prayers at mosques in the Indian portion of Kashmir, police said.
- Kabul rejects claim that Afghanistan behind Peshawar attack Updated: Sep-19-15 3:23 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan government on Saturday rejected Pakistan's claim that a militant attack on a military base near Peshawar was planned and controlled from Afghanistan.
- Pakistan army says India kills 2 civilians in Kashmir region Updated: Sep-17-15 1:11 pm
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military says "unprovoked" Indian gunfire has killed two civilians in Pakistan's part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
- Pakistan: Work on delayed gas pipeline to start this year Updated: Sep-11-15 10:58 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's prime minister said Friday that Turkmenistan will begin construction on a much-delayed gas pipeline stretching from Central Asia to South Asia by the end of the year, a project that once completed is expected to help his energy-starved Islamic nation overcome the shortage of natural gas in the years to come.
- Indian court finds 12 guilty in 2006 Mumbai train bombings Updated: Sep-11-15 10:49 am
NEW DELHI - Twelve suspected Islamic militants were convicted Friday in the bombings nine years ago of seven Mumbai commuter trains that killed 188 people and wounded more than 800.
- AP sources: CIA asking whether it missed imagery of hostage Updated: Sep-10-15 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The CIA's inspector general is examining whether an agency drone picked up an image of an American hostage in Pakistan months before he was accidentially killed by a CIA drone strike - and whether the agency therefore missed a chance to save him, U.S. officials briefed on the matter say.
- 2 journalists killed within 24 hours in Pakistan's Karachi Updated: Sep-09-15 6:28 am
KARACHI, Pakistan - Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot dead two journalists in separate attacks in the country's violent port city of Karachi in the last 24 hours.
- Pakistan among world's top executioners after terror attack Updated: Sep-09-15 4:55 am
ISLAMABAD - For years, Pakistan did not put prisoners to death. Then a Taliban attack butchered 150 people, most of them children, and the country resumed carrying out the death penalty and quickly turned into one of the world's most avid executioners.