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Man accused of blasphemy shot dead in Pakistani courtroom

A man charged under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law has been shot dead as he stood trial in a courtroom, police said on Wednesday. The man...

Pakistan’s economy may fall into recession due to COVID-19 break

Pakistan may fall into an economic recession owing to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, a World Bank report said on Sunday. ...

Pakistan reaches out to Africa for economic relations

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has left for Kenya on Tuesday as part of the country's initiative to boost economic relations with African...

Pakistan, UNODC launch US$25 million program to strengthen criminal justice system, counter terrorism

Pakistan's Ministry of Interior in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a 25-million-U.S.-dollar program to strengthen the criminal...
People attend the funeral ceremony of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 6, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of Iranians in Tehran on Monday mourned the assassination of Qassem Soleimani. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

U.S.-Iran tension: Pakistan vows not to be part of others’ war

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan will never become part of anyone's war, but his country will play a role for promoting peace...

WHO: Pakistan to kick out Polio by the close of 2019

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says polio is likely to be eliminated from Pakistan by the end of...

Pakistan Coal Mine Collapse deaths rises to 23

The death toll of Pakistan's two separate coal mine collapses, which took place on Saturday in southwestern Balochistan province, rose to 23, officials said...

Pakistan oil tanker fire casualties now at 143 deaths and 156 injured

At least 143 people were killed and 156 others injured in an oil tanker fire that broke out in Bahawalpur district of Pakistan's eastern...

Pakistan’s Friday Bombing Death toll shoots up to 59

Death toll of the two bomb blasts that hit two different cities of Pakistan on Friday has risen to 59, officials said on Saturday. ...
Pakistani levies force cadets display their skills during a graduation ceremony in southwest Pakistan's Quetta, Sept. 19, 2015. 150 cadet officers from Balochistan levies force were recruited into the Pakistani paramilitary. (Xinhua/Irfan)

Southwest Pakistan suicide blast has claimed 6 lives whilst injuring 20

At least six people were killed and 20 others injured including two children in a suicide blast near a police check post in Pakistan's...
Pakistani soldiers transfer an injured woman after the severe earthquake in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar, Oct. 27, 2015. Pakistani Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said on Tuesday that the country would not seek international aid for the people affected by the powerful earthquake that killed nearly 250 people and displaced thousands others. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)

Death toll rises to 11 in Northwest Pakistan market blast, 54 injured

At least 11 people were killed and 54 others injured when a blast hit a market area in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Parachinar...
Pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan (file photo)

Pakistani forces kill senior Taliban commander

Pakistani security forces have killed a senior Taliban commander and one of his accomplices in South Waziristan tribal region, the military here said on...

7 killed, 30 injured as blast hits market area in Northwest Pakistan

At least seven people including women and kids were killed and 30 others injured when a blast hit a market area in Pakistan's northwest...

Afghan envoy hopes Pakistan to partially open border for sick, women, elder

Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal expressed Saturday his hope that Pakistan could partially open the two countries' border for Afghan sick, women, elders...

Pakistan, India agree to extend accord on reducing nuclear risk

Pakistan and India have agreed to extend their bilateral agreement on Reducing the Risk from Accidents Relating to Nuclear Weapons for the next five...

Pakistan still menaced by terrorism amid stepped-up security

Despite stepped-up anti-terror efforts by the Pakistani government and security departments, the country is still menaced by terrorism as militants are continuously attacking different...
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Feb. 17 world news summary at 1530 GMT,

ISLAMABAD -- The death toll of Thursday's suicide blast at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan's south Sindh province has risen to 88 on Friday,...
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Terror violence resurging with wave of suicide attacks in Pakistan

The terror violence is resurging in Pakistan after a wave of deadly suicide attacks jolted the country this week, especially the deadliest at a...

Seven blasts kill 101 in four days as Pakistan witnesses surge in terror attacks

At least 101 people were killed and over 300 others injured in seven bomb blasts during last four days across Pakistan as the country...
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Pakistani court bans Valentine’s Day celebrations

A Pakistani high court on Monday banned the celebrations of Valentine's Day at public places and government offices across the country with immediate effect. ...

2 children killed, 1 injured in grenade explosion in NW Pakistan

Two children were killed and one injured when a hand grenade accidentally exploded in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Bajaur Agency on Sunday, local...
Pakistani security personnel gather beside torched NATO supply trucks after an attack by militants in the northwestern Khyber region. (File photo)

Terrorists from Afghanistan attacked border post – Pakistan

The Pakistani army said terrorist from Afghanistan launched an overnight attack on a border post in Mohmand Agency in northern Pakistan. "Pakistani...

SW Pakistan road accident claims 14 lives, 19 injured

At least 14 people were killed and 19 others injured in three separate road accidents in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province over the last 24...

Pakistan sends rice for drought affected people in Sri Lanka

Pakistan on Wednesday sent 25 tons of rice for the people of drought-hit Sri Lanka, which is facing the worst drought in four decades,...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Pakistan condemns suicide attack outside Afghan Supreme Court

Pakistan on Wednesday strongly condemned the suicide attack outside the Supreme Court of Afghanistan that killed 20 people and left more than 40 injured. "The...

Feb. 8 world news summary at 0030 GMT

ISLAMABAD -- A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude at the Richter scale jolted the southwest region of Pakistan early Wednesday morning, Pakistan's National Seismic...

11 killed, 9 injured in passenger coaches collision in NW Pakistan

At least 11 people were killed and nine others injured in a road accident in Pakistan's northwestern district of Malakand on Tuesday, officials said. ...

22 killed in rain-related accidents in Pakistan

At least 22 people were killed and scores others injured in separate rain-related accidents in Pakistan over the last four days, local Urdu media...

Pakistanis suspicious about Trump’s approach to Islamabad

Political and foreign affairs experts in Pakistan do not expect major changes in the U.S. policies under President Donald Trump, but some anticipate a...

Jan. 25 world news summary at 0030 GMT

SOFIA -- Bulgarian President Rumen Radev signed a decree on holding of early parliamentary elections on March 26, his press office said in a...