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Pakistan plunges into darkness as attack leaves 140mn without power
Over 140 million Pakistanis were left without power after militants attacked the national grid with blasts specifically targeting power pylons. Some are still waiting for power to return.

25.01.2015 22:36

‘Death to blasphemers’: Muslims protest new Charlie Hebdo cartoons across the globe
The new, “survivors” issue of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has triggered outrage from Muslim communities all over the world, with worshipers staging protests all week. More are set to take place after traditional Friday prayers.

16.01.2015 08:16

Pakistan to ban 12 more terror groups amid ‘paradigm shift’ in security policy
In a move described by experts as “paradigm shift” in its security policy, Pakistan plans to ban 12 terror groups, including notorious Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Haqqani network, which Islamabad has long been reluctant to clamp down on.

15.01.2015 09:21

The peculiar case of Liaquat Ali Hazara
The West tells Muslims to condemn terror but Britain wants to deport a prominent anti-Taliban campaigner back to Pakistan. Doing so would seal his fate.

14.01.2015 16:48

India watches warily as Russia deepens ties with neighbors
How Moscow’s relationships shape up with Beijing and Islamabad will determine not only Indo-Russian ties, but also what kind of influence India will have in the region at large.

10.01.2015 12:12

Global conflicts prompted record numbers of refugees in first half of 2014
The UN helped a record number of refugees in the first half of 2014 – almost one in four of whom were Syrian. The country has become the nation with the most displaced people, surpassing Afghanistan for the first time.

07.01.2015 13:38

​‘Skill - jihad’: Key Taliban commander found on LinkedIn
An account allegedly belonging to a Taliban commander wanted in connection with the assassination attempt on Malala Yousufzai has been found on the popular professional networking website LinkedIn. The terrorist lists his skills as “jihad and journalism.”

04.01.2015 18:10

​Pakistan amending constitution to set up anti-terror military courts
Pakistan’s political leaders have decided to amend the constitution to form an alternative military court system that will try alleged terrorists and extremists following the deadly Peshawar school attack.

03.01.2015 00:47

Pakistan angered at 'hellhole' depiction in 'Homeland' – report
The Emmy-winning ‘Homeland’ series portrays Pakistan as an ugly, ignorant, terror-plagued “hellhole,” the country’s officials have complained to the New York Post, stressing “nothing is further from the truth.”

27.12.2014 10:52

Pakistan agrees on new antiterrorism plan, pledges to 'eradicate Taliban'
Pakistan’s leadership overnight agreed on a comprehensive antiterrorism action plan. They will revamp the criminal system, crackdown on terrorist hideouts, communications and sources of income, and establish a 5,000-strong counter-terrorism force.

25.12.2014 06:01

Pakistan to execute 500 convicted terrorists 'within weeks'
Some 500 terror-related convicts are due to be executed in the coming weeks, according to Pakistan’s officials. There are an estimated 3,000 convicted terrorists in the country, and all could put to death after the recent attack at a Peshawar school.

22.12.2014 09:14

Russian citizen executed in Pakistan, officials confirm to embassy
Russian citizen Akhlas Akhlaq has been executed in Pakistan together with three other men, all convicted of attempting to assassinate former President Musharraf, Pakistan’s Interior Ministry confirmed to the Russian Embassy.

21.12.2014 03:22