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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1023518/gunmen-kill-8-pakistan%E2%80%99s-troubled-baluchistan
  2. 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
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Bomb kills at least 45 in Shiite area of Karachi

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 09:12am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi A huge car bomb blast in a mainly Shiite Muslim area of Karachi on Sunday killed at least 45 people, officials said, amid a spate of sectarian violence ... on this scale are rare. Pakistan’s parliament is due to dissolve in two weeks in preparation for elections, but rising violence against Shiites, who make up around 20 per cent of the 180 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1175453/bomb-kills-least-45-shiite-area-karachi
  4. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1116481/un-chief-condemns-escalating-violence-pakistan
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1027795/asia-news-brief-september-2-2012
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan president sets election for May

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 06:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari announced on Wednesday that general elections would be held on May 11, in what will mark the first democratic ... leader to complete a full, five-year term but Taliban attacks and record levels of violence against Shiite Muslims have raised fears about security for the polls. Elections will also be held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1195508/pakistan-president-sets-election-may
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1068960/pakistan-needs-malalas-courage-thwart-taliban
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Thousands gather for Pakistan cleric’s protest march on capital

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 05:57pm

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Thousands of Pakistanis converged on the capital on Monday to join a march planned by Sufi cleric Muhammad Tahirul Qadri calling for the indefinite delay of elections ... to root out the graft and mismanagement that have caused chronic energy shortages, stunted growth and allowed crime and a Taliban insurgency to flourish. His calls have divided Pakistanis. Some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1127924/thousands-gather-pakistan-clerics-protest-march-capital
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1089870/seven-dead-blast-near-pakistan-shiite-procession
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Bombings kill 103 people in Pakistan

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:48pm

    ... five suspected militants in the seventh such attack in two weeks, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The billiard hall in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, was hit by twin blasts about 10 minutes apart on Thursday night, killing 69 people and wounding more 160 others, said senior police officer Hamid Shakeel. The billiard hall was located in an area dominated by Shiite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1125453/bombings-kill-103-people-pakistan

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