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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban chief says group is open to talks if Islamabad cuts US ties

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar Taliban open to talks if Islamabad cuts US ties Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud said his organisation could be open to talks with Islamabad ... But if Pakistan decides to open talks while remaining US slaves the talks will not succeed because a slave can never take independent decisions." He also accused Islamabad of reneging on peace deals ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Christians living in fear in Islamabad suburb over blasphemy allegation

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Islamabad People who fled their homes after a blasphemy allegation sparked terror in Islamabad return because they simply have nowhere else to go Christians living in fear over Koran case The Christians are trickling back to the poor neighbourhood in Islamabad that they fled after a blasphemy allegation ignited terror earlier last month. But fear still ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan declares holiday of protests against film

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistan declares holiday of protest The Pakistani government has declared tomorrow a national holiday in honour of the Muslim prophet Mohammed and called ... called for a day of protest tomorrow to denounce the film. A group of lawyers demonstrating in Islamabad yesterday also blasted the government's "criminal silence" on the issue. ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan's secret parties push religious boundaries

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Elite have fun but are forced to tread lightly amid rising conservatism and Taliban threats Pakistan's secret parties out of step with religion Women in short ... of parties in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore to push social boundaries in discreet surroundings that would enrage hardliners. "This is just epic," said Numair Shahzada, at a party ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani militant offers Americans storm aid

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 09:50pm by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... Associated Press in Islamabad A Pakistani militant leader with a US$10 million US bounty on his head has offered aid to Americans hit by superstorm Sandy. Hafiz Saeed says his organisation, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, is prepared to send volunteers, medicine and food if allowed by the United States. Saeed said in a written statement on Tuesday that it is a religious duty under Islam ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Young activist receives death threat after Malala Yousafzai's attack

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Islamabad Family that promotes women's development warned that 'your daughter is next' Activist receives death threat after Malala attack A young activist ... a red cross on the gate of the family house in Islamabad. "I removed it but someone just repainted it," he said. "Then after Malala was attacked, we received telephone calls ...

  7. News - Asia

    US missile strike kills 4 militants in Pakistan

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 01:36pm by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... Associated Press in Islamabad Pakistani intelligence officials say a US drone has fired two missiles at a vehicle in northwest Pakistan, killing four suspected militants. The officials say the attack took place Saturday in Mohammed Khel village in the North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan. They say the identities and nationalities of the slain men was not immediately ...

  8. News - World - IRAN

    Israel desire to attack Iran 'childish', says Ahmadinejad

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 09:34am by Reuters in Islamabad

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Israel has a “childish” desire to attack Iran and Tehran is capable of defending itself, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday. “They wish to hurt ... capital Islamabad. “We don’t accept the hegemony of Israel. They wish to attack Iran but it is like a childish desire.” He was speaking after attending a summit of developing nations. Six world ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan quashes Christian girl ‘blasphemy’ case

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 03:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad A Pakistan court on Tuesday threw out all charges against a Christian girl accused of blasphemy in a case that drew international condemnation, lawyers ... Islamabad. “I welcome this order. Justice has been done and the law of the land has been upheld by the court,” he told reporters. “It will send out a positive image of Pakistan in the international ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan attacks kill 35 as leaders meet for summit

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 02:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad A suicide attack on a Shiite Muslim procession in Pakistan overnight killed 23 people in the deadliest assault in the country for five months as Muslim leaders gathered for a rare summit in Islamabad. Police in the garrison city of Rawalpindi near the capital said the bomber blew himself up when he was stopped for a security check as Shiite ...




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