Hundreds of people marching on the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday were targeted by a bomber, said officials, while another blast hundreds of miles away caused a fatal roof collapse at a mosque.
Arrests for insulting Islam are common in Pakistan, but it’s rare that blasphemy laws introduced in the 1980s are invoked for insulting another religion.
A major coal-fired power plant to the west of Jakarta is scaling back production to improve air quality in the Indonesian capital – as US researchers warn smog is ‘the world’s greatest external risk to human health’.
Traders wield immense power in Pakistan, and with an election due the government faces the task of keeping them onside while sticking to IMF austerity measures.
The drama would cause overseas viewers to wrongly ‘perceive Pakistan as [an] unsafe place for women’, the country’s media watchdog said. Sexual violence is endemic in Pakistan and the rape conviction rate in the country reported to be as low as 0.3 per cent.
The world’s most polluted countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan account for more than half of the total years lost to pollution globally, a new report has found.
Insurgents have targeted Chinese nationals in a series of attacks over the years, particularly in Balochistan, which links Xinjiang to the Arabian Sea.
‘The cables being utilised were of subpar quality, and the machines were also in need of overhauling,’ said police in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Locally made cable cars are a widely used form of transport in the mountainous Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province but are often poorly maintained.
Readers discuss why hate speech must be challenged, the identity of Hong Kong athletes, and the trouble with words such as ‘elderly’.
The children and their teacher had been stranded for hours after their gondola got stuck and one of the cables snapped.
Global supply-chain upheaval and trade tensions have forced China to get creative in securing new buyers in the face of geopolitical disputes, and the China-South Asia Expo has yielded hundreds of deals.
Pakistani police have arrested a total of 160 people over the attacks in the city of Jaranwala, but a top provincial official says local Christians remain worried for their safety.
South Asian countries welcome ‘to continue to ride on China’s development momentum’, Wang Yi tells event opening China-South Asia Expo in Kunming.
Shinji Tamura slipped and fell from 5,380 metres up a mountain in Pakistan’s far northeast. Rescuers found some of his belongings, but ‘no trace’ of a body.