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  1. News - Asia

    Gunmen kill 8 in Pakistan’s troubled Baluchistan

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 05:00pm

    ... Associated Press in Quetta A Pakistani official says two gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on a car carrying Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan, killing three of them.  Senior police officer Wazir Khan Nasir says two Shiites were also wounded in Monday’s attack in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province.  No one claimed responsibility.  In a separate ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani officials confirm death of key militant

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 10:12am by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... of attacks on Shiites, regarded as infidels, and on Pakistani and US interests. Police arrested Ishaq in 1997, and he was accused in more than 200 criminal cases including the killing of 70 Shiites ... Associated Press in Islamabad Pakistani intelligence officials confirmed on Thursday that a US drone strike last week near the Afghan border killed the son of the founder of the powerful ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani protesters clash with police on Muslim ‘Day of Love’

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 05:21pm by Associated Press in Peshawar

    ... Associated Press in Peshawar Protests by tens of thousands of Pakistanis infuriated by an anti-Islam film descended into deadly violence on Friday, with police firing tear gas and live ... people could rally against the video. Thousands of Muslims protested in at least half a dozen other countries, some burning American flags and effigies of President Barack Obama. In the Pakistani ...

  4. News - Asia

    Briefs, November 23, 2012

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Suicide bomber kills 23 in Pakistan ISLAMABAD- A Taliban suicide bomber struck a Shiite Muslim procession near Pakistan's capital, killing 23 people in the latest of a series of bombings targeting Shiites during the holiest month of the year for the sect. The bomber attacked the procession around midnight on Wednesday in the city of Rawalpindi, located next to the capital, ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    UN chief condemns ‘escalating’ violence in Pakistan

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said on Sunday he was “appalled by the escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan,” after 19 Shiite pilgrims died ... of terrorism.” A remotely-triggered car bomb in southwest Pakistan hit a convoy of three buses carrying about 180 Shiite Muslim pilgrims to Iran, killing at least 19 of them and wounding 25 others. ...

  6. News - Asia

    Asia news in brief- September 2, 2012

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ...   Seven Shiites shot dead in Pakistani province QUETTA- Gunmen shot dead seven Shiite Muslims in two separate incidents in Pakistan's troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, police said. The incidents took place near Quetta, the capital of the province. "Four gunmen riding two motorbikes intercepted a bus near the Hazarganji area, pulled five Shiite vegetable sellers ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pakistan needs Malala's courage to thwart Taliban

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Pakistan needs Malala's courage For a moment, Pakistanis were united in their anger at the Taliban for shooting 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, a symbol ... their voices lacking the conviction necessary to find the perpetrators and crush the militants. This is not what most Pakistanis want. The violence being carried out in the name of the Taliban's ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan attacks kill 35 as leaders meet for summit

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

    ... The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, another explosion that killed two people near a Shiite mosque in Karachi, and attacks targeting security forces in the northwest. Spokesman ... 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Seven dead in blast near Pakistan Shiite procession

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 02:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Peshawar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar A bomb exploded near a Shiite religious procession in northwest Pakistan on Saturday killing seven people and wounding at least 30, police said. The roadside device was planted on the route of a religious procession of the minority Shiite community in Dera Ismail Khan district, police officer Ghulam Ahmed said. The blast took place as Shiite ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi bomb toll rises as police probe sectarian motive

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 05:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Karachi

    ... Muslim sect. Two bombs detonated three minutes apart during Tuesday evening rush hour, tearing through the Pakistani financial capital’s crowded Hyderi Market, initially killing six people, ... are an offshoot of the minority Shiite Muslim group, but regard themselves as quite distinct and follow different customs. Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, is plagued by sectarian, ethnic and political ...




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