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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi shuts down for a day to mourn 45 car bomb victims

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Press in Karachi Largest city shuts down for a day to grieve for 45 killed in Sunday's explosion in Shiite area Karachi mourns car bomb victims Pakistan's largest city Karachi shut down yesterday to mourn 45 people killed by a car bomb in a Shiite Muslim neighbourhood, the latest in a series of devastating attacks as Pakistan prepares for elections. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1177304/karachi-shuts-down-day-mourn-45-car-bomb-victims
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Bombs kill 17 on Pakistan campaign trail

    Posted May 07th 2013, 08:36pm by AFP

    ... on the campaign for Saturday’s polls. The attacks took place in the northwestern town of Hangu, a flashpoint for violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, and in the northwestern district of Dir, where Pakistani troops crushed a Taliban-led insurgency in 2009. The election will mark a democratic milestone in a country ruled for half its history by the military. It will be the first time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1232430/suicide-bomber-kills-nine-wounds-pakistan-poll-candidate
  3. News - Asia

    Briefs, February 20, 2013

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... Pakistani Shiites stop protests after arrests QUETTA- Pakistani Shiites agreed to bury those killed in the most recent sectarian bombing, ending four days of protests, after the government ... in a powerful rebuke to a government they say has repeatedly failed to protect them. But Shiite leaders called off the protest after Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said four suspects had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1154150/briefs-february-20-2013
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1023518/gunmen-kill-8-pakistan%E2%80%99s-troubled-baluchistan
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan arrests suspects over Shiite killings

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 02:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Quetta Pakistani forces on Tuesday killed four men and arrested seven others accused of killing Shiite Muslims, including a purported mastermind of a devastating ... the operation, officials said. The arrests came just hours before Pakistani cabinet ministers were due to arrive in Quetta in an attempt to negotiate an end to the Shiite protest. Thousands of women, men ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1153866/pakistan-arrests-suspects-over-shiite-killings
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    25 die in Pakistan bus, hospital bombings

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... targeting Shiite Muslims, and the student victims were members of a women's university popular with the minority community. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said the bus bomb killed 14 students ... in the hospital bombing. Quetta is a focal point for sectarian violence between majority Sunni Muslims and minority Shiites, who account for about 20 per cent of Pakistan's 180 million population. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1261679/25-die-pakistan-bus-hospital-bombings
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Anger, scuffles as Pakistan Shiites bury 89

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 05:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Quetta Scuffles broke out on Wednesday as Pakistani Shiite Muslims buried the 89 victims of a second major bomb attack in five weeks, which has highlighted the government’s inability to stem sectarian violence. Shiite leaders called off a three-day nationwide protest demanding army protection after the government promised those responsible would be arrested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1154690/shiites-bury-their-dead-troubled-pakistani-city
  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurds seize oilfields as Shiite cleric calls for peace in fractured Iraq

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by AP

    ... Kurdish politicians formally withdrew from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government. The moves escalated a feud between the Shiite-led central government and the autonomous Kurdish region ... the Baghdad government yesterday. Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said the Kurds would still attend parliament. The bitter political accusations prompted the country's top Shiite cleric to urge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552458/kurds-seize-oilfields-shiite-cleric-calls-peace-fractured-iraq
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1026801/pakistani-officials-confirm-death-key-militant
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani student who died stopping suicide bomber hailed as local hero

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:08pm by AP

    ... the attacker and then saw the attacker detonate the bomb that killed the teen, Khan said. Pakistani media reported that Hasan was late for school, which was why he was outside when the attacker ... proved what he said, and I am sad that he left us too early.” The area where Hasan lived is home to many members of the minority Shiite Muslim sect who have often been killed by militants who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1402146/pakistani-student-who-died-stopping-suicide-bomber-hailed-local-hero

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