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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Dammed if they do…Pakistan's dykes are making flooding worse, not better, experts warn

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Extensive system of dams are making Pakistan's flooding problems worse, not better, experts say Flooding: dammed if you do… Energy-starved Pakistan relies on a multitude of dams and barrages to prevent Himalayan rivers from flooding and help meet its power needs, but a failure to prevent disaster four years running is making some experts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597597/dammed-if-they-dopakistans-dykes-are-making-flooding-worse-not-better
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan government seeks talks as clashes with opposition supporters leave hundreds injured

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Anti-government protesters join battle outside prime minister's residence in Islamabad Government seeks talks as hundreds hurt in clashes Pakistan's government said it was trying to reopen talks with opposition groups after bloody overnight clashes between police and protesters outside the prime minister's residence left three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582466/pakistan-government-seeks-talks-clashes-opposition-supporters-leave
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    I’m going nowhere, defiant PM Nawaz Sharif tells Pakistanis demanding he quit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistani prime minister is adamant that his government will stay the course despite protests Resignation out of the question, says defiant Sharif Pakistan's embattled prime minister said he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since a political crisis erupted two weeks ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581277/im-going-nowhere-defiant-pm-nawaz-sharif-tells-pakistanis-demanding-he
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi Campaign by former cricketer alienates other opposition parties and fails to get mass support Khan isolated by call for civil disobedience Lawmakers from ... International observers rated the general election, in which Khan's party came third in its best ever performance, as free and credible. Reuters, Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576168/pakistani-lawmakers-resign-bid-force-nawaz-sharif-out
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    23 drown at Karachi beaches as Pakistani bathers defy ban to celebrate Eid

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:32am by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Islamabad At least 23 bathers have drowned in rough seas off Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi, officials said on Thursday, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season. Rescue workers in Pakistan’s largest city said they had recovered the bodies of 21 people from the sea as of noon on Thursday. The bathers were among thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564054/23-drown-karachi-beaches-pakistani-bathers-defy-ban-celebrate-eid
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Civilian deaths in anti-Taliban air raid stoke anger in Pakistan's lawless northwest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu Villagers in Pakistan's lawless northwest mourn women and children killed in war on militants Anger at civilian deaths amid raid on Taliban hideout When Pakistani air force jets rained down missiles on a village in the country's violence-wracked northwest last week, it was described as yet another victory over Taliban insurgents in an ongoing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557287/civilian-deaths-anti-taliban-air-raid-stoke-anger-pakistans-lawless
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s new terror law ‘green light for abuse’, says HRW

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Terror law green light for abuse, says rights group A tough anti-terror law gives a "green light for abusing suspects" and should be withdrawn, a rights group says. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the Protection of Pakistan Bill, passed by the national parliament on Wednesday, violated international legal obligations. The restive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546997/pakistans-new-terror-law-green-light-abuse-says-hrw
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban got new haircuts to elude Pakistani military

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu Taliban get a haircut and run from Pakistani assault Hundreds of Taliban fighters rushed to disguise themselves with new haircuts in the weeks before a Pakistani army assault, it has emerged, as shopkeepers revealed details of their taste for imported luxuries. Azam Khan was one of the top barbers in Miranshah, North Waziristan, until he, like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548164/taliban-got-new-haircuts-elude-pakistani-military
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani jets kill 17 in anti-militant offensive

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan Offensive to root out militants in Pakistan's restive northwest on border with Afghanistan continues with reported deaths of 17 insurgents following jet strikes Pakistani jets killed 17 militants in the latest raid on rebel hideouts in the country’s restive northwest, officials said on Saturday. The planes bombarded hideouts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542448/pakistani-jets-kill-17-anti-militant-offensive
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Chinese-American 'was target of Pakistan mountain massacre'

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gilgit Chinese-American 'was target of mountain massacre' The massacre of 10 foreign climbers on Pakistan's "Killer Mountain" a year ago came after a failed attempt to capture a Chinese-American to use him as a high-value bargaining chip, officials and militant sources have said. The June 22, 2013 attack at the base camp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543217/chinese-american-was-target-pakistan-mountain-massacre

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