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# pakistan - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Six Pakistani children killed while playing with hand grenade
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Six Pakistani children killed while playing with hand grenade

Jan 26th 2014, 1:58 PM 7,721 Views 10 Comments

The children, aged seven to twelve, were playing near their home when the grenade exploded.

# pakistan - Friday 24 January, 2014

British man sentenced to death in Pakistan for claiming to be a prophet
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

British man sentenced to death in Pakistan for claiming to be a prophet

Jan 24th 2014, 12:00 PM 13,602 Views 94 Comments

The court rejected defence claims that the 65-year-old has mental health problems.

# pakistan - Monday 20 January, 2014

Death toll continues to rise following suicide bombing at Pakistan military HQ
# Islamabad
# Islamabad

Death toll continues to rise following suicide bombing at Pakistan military HQ

Jan 20th 2014, 10:49 AM 3,097 Views 24 Comments

At least 13 people died, with 18 others wounded, just a day after one of the deadliest bomb attacks in recent years.

# pakistan - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Taliban bomb blast kills 20 soldiers in Pakistan
# Attack
# Attack

Taliban bomb blast kills 20 soldiers in Pakistan

Jan 19th 2014, 12:50 PM 4,770 Views 30 Comments

The attack is one of the deadliest to hit Pakistani security forces in recent years.

# pakistan - Monday 13 January, 2014

School and stadium to be renamed for teenage hero in Pakistan
# Honoured
# Honoured

School and stadium to be renamed for teenage hero in Pakistan

Jan 13th 2014, 2:46 PM 5,741 Views 12 Comments

Aitzaz Hassan sacrificed himself to save his classmates when a suicide bomber targeted a school last week.

# pakistan - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Teenager dies trying to stop suicide bomber at his school in Pakistan
# Bravery
# Bravery

Teenager dies trying to stop suicide bomber at his school in Pakistan

Jan 9th 2014, 8:17 PM 20,021 Views 38 Comments

People in the village are hailing 17-year-old Aitzaz Hasan as a hero.

# pakistan - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Column: Considering Benazir Bhutto’s mixed legacy, six years on…
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Considering Benazir Bhutto’s mixed legacy, six years on…

Jan 2nd 2014, 7:30 PM 239 Views 12 Comments

Following the sixth anniversary of the the assassination of the former Pakistani Prime Minister, T.V. Paul considers the legacy that Benazir Bhutto left behind.

# pakistan - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Column: Should Ireland join NATO?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Should Ireland join NATO?

Dec 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 770 Views 144 Comments

Forging closer ties with NATO could enable Ireland to combat global terrorism writes Colm Ó Broin.

# pakistan - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Pakistani doctor who helped find bin Laden charged with murder and fraud
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistani doctor who helped find bin Laden charged with murder and fraud

Nov 23rd 2013, 2:46 PM 13,090 Views 51 Comments

Shakeel Afridi was recruited by the CIA to run a fake vaccination programme in Abbottabad in hopes of obtaining DNA samples to identify the Al Qaeda chief.

# pakistan - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Taliban name interim chief as Pakistan mulls US response
# Drone Strike
# Drone Strike

Taliban name interim chief as Pakistan mulls US response

Nov 3rd 2013, 1:11 PM 6,676 Views 36 Comments

Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani will take over a temporary head of the Taliban group.

# pakistan - Saturday 2 November, 2013

US drone strike kills leader of Pakistani Taliban, successor being chosen today
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

US drone strike kills leader of Pakistani Taliban, successor being chosen today

Nov 2nd 2013, 9:52 AM 6,303 Views 70 Comments

Hakimullah Mehsud’s death comes as a major blow to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) network, which was behind some of the most high-profile attacks in Pakistan in recent years

# pakistan - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

British couple jailed for rape and trafficking of deaf girl
# Courts
# Courts

British couple jailed for rape and trafficking of deaf girl

Oct 23rd 2013, 4:19 PM 30,850 Views 60 Comments

The girl, who could not speak, was trafficked from Pakistan to work as a servant.

# pakistan - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes
# Drone Stikes
# Drone Stikes

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes

Oct 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 5,722 Views 56 Comments

Amnesty International says that the US has failed to live up to its promise of openness with Pakistani villagers leaving in constant fear.

# pakistan - Sunday 13 October, 2013

"I am a daughter of Pakistan" - Malala says she has the support of her homeland
# Malala Yousafzai
# Malala Yousafzai

"I am a daughter of Pakistan" - Malala says she has the support of her homeland

Oct 13th 2013, 5:08 PM 5,430 Views 45 Comments

The 16-year-old was asked in a BBC television interview broadcast on Sunday about some people in Pakistan thinking she was a “figure of the West”.

# pakistan - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Malala Yousafzai on pacifism leaves Jon Stewart speechless
# Malala Rocks
# Malala Rocks

Malala Yousafzai on pacifism leaves Jon Stewart speechless

Oct 10th 2013, 1:30 PM 19,354 Views 47 Comments

Listen to the 16 year old’s answer to how she felt when she learned she was on a Taliban hitlist.

Malala wins prestigious Sakharov human rights prize
# Malala
# Malala

Malala wins prestigious Sakharov human rights prize

Oct 10th 2013, 11:14 AM 3,426 Views 26 Comments

The 16-year-old who has become an emblem of the fight against the most radical forms of Islamism has also been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

# pakistan - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Car bomb rips through Pakistani market killing at least 39 people
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Car bomb rips through Pakistani market killing at least 39 people

Sep 29th 2013, 7:06 PM 3,643 Views 58 Comments

The bomb caused carnage in the busy market in city of Peshawar, a gateway to tribal regions which are a stronghold of militants linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

# pakistan - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Lowry, emigration and Arthur's Day: The week in numbers
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Lowry, emigration and Arthur's Day: The week in numbers

Sep 28th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,836 Views 1 Comment

Plus: How many €50 notes were discovered in developer Tom McFeely’s former home on Ailesbury Road?

# pakistan - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

This is a new island created by the massive earthquake in Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

This is a new island created by the massive earthquake in Pakistan

Sep 25th 2013, 2:49 PM 28,693 Views 88 Comments

People have already started exploring the land which emerged out of the Arabian Sea yesterday.

# pakistan - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Major earthquake kills at least 39 in Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Major earthquake kills at least 39 in Pakistan

Sep 24th 2013, 10:04 PM 4,379 Views 9 Comments

Up to a third of buildings in the Baluchistan province may have been destroyed in the largest earthquake anywhere in the world this year.

# pakistan - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Suicide bombers kill 60 people in Pakistan
# Church Blast
# Church Blast

Suicide bombers kill 60 people in Pakistan

Sep 22nd 2013, 12:14 PM 5,598 Views 73 Comments

A further 120 people have been injured in the blast that happened at a historic church.

# pakistan - Monday 2 September, 2013

Taliban suicide bomb leads to three-hour shootout
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban suicide bomb leads to three-hour shootout

Sep 2nd 2013, 7:19 AM 2,691 Views 2 Comments

The incident occurred near the Pakistani border.

# pakistan - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Pakistan's former president charged with Benazir Bhutto murder
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan's former president charged with Benazir Bhutto murder

Aug 20th 2013, 10:14 AM 4,826 Views 17 Comments

The former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been charged with the 2007 killing of Bhutto who was twice elected Pakistan prime minister.

# pakistan - Friday 9 August, 2013

US evacuates staff from Pakistan over "specific threats"
# Terror Alert
# Terror Alert

US evacuates staff from Pakistan over "specific threats"

Aug 9th 2013, 8:11 AM 3,888 Views 15 Comments

All non-emergency staff have been ordered out of the US embassy in Lahore because of the threat.

# pakistan - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Column: If we want to see the end of nuclear weapons then we need to ban nuclear testing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: If we want to see the end of nuclear weapons then we need to ban nuclear testing

Aug 6th 2013, 7:00 AM 53 Views 58 Comments

The treaty banning nuclear testing is yet to ratified by the US and other countries, but it is key to the steps to the path of nuclear disarmament, writes Jason Douglas.

# pakistan - Friday 2 August, 2013

Preacher defends giving away a baby on prime-time television
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Preacher defends giving away a baby on prime-time television

Aug 2nd 2013, 9:19 AM 13,141 Views 34 Comments

Aamir Liaqat Hussain is one of Pakistan’s biggest stars, but has been criticised for giving a baby away on a Ramadan broadcast.

# pakistan - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Hundreds of prisoners, including "hardcore militants" escape from Pakistan jail
# Taliban Attack
# Taliban Attack

Hundreds of prisoners, including "hardcore militants" escape from Pakistan jail

Jul 30th 2013, 9:14 AM 3,704 Views 10 Comments

The prison was attacked with mortars and grenades in an overnight attack by Taliban fighters.

# pakistan - Thursday 25 July, 2013

This is the condom ad banned in Pakistan for being "too racy"
# Advertising
From The Daily Edge
# Advertising

This is the condom ad banned in Pakistan for being "too racy"

Jul 25th 2013, 3:58 PM 20,362 Views 35 Comments

Strawberry flavoured is a no-no.

# pakistan - Monday 15 July, 2013

Legendary Irish cricketer Trent Johnston to retire
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Legendary Irish cricketer Trent Johnston to retire

Jul 15th 2013, 1:58 PM 1,542 Views 5 Comments

The Australian-born player will bow out following the ICC InterContinental Cup final in Dubai

# pakistan - Friday 12 July, 2013

Column: They shot her at point blank range in the head – but it made her stronger
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: They shot her at point blank range in the head – but it made her stronger

Jul 12th 2013, 1:00 PM 59 Views 18 Comments

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban last year. Today, on her 16th birthday, she will lead the first ever youth takeover of the UN in New York to speak about the importance education, writes Kelley Farrell.

# pakistan - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

# pakistan - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Column: The reality of drone warfare – is it really a costless conflict?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The reality of drone warfare – is it really a costless conflict?

Jul 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 73 Views 27 Comments

Controversy over the United States’ use of drones has grown along with the body count, writes Scott Fitzsimmons and Karina Sangha – who say while drone operators are at minimal risk of suffering physical harm, they risk psychological damage.

# pakistan - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Car bomb kills 15 as British PM visits Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Car bomb kills 15 as British PM visits Pakistan

Jun 30th 2013, 11:10 AM 3,566 Views 2 Comments

The car bomb was parked in a market filled with people, officials said.

# pakistan - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Taliban kills nine foreign tourists in the Pakistani Himalayas
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Taliban kills nine foreign tourists in the Pakistani Himalayas

Jun 23rd 2013, 12:07 PM 9,715 Views 65 Comments

The attackers struck at the foot of one of the world’s highest mountains, killing Chinese and Ukrainian climbers.

# pakistan - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Pakistan tries to smash taboos with its own version of Glee
# Groundbreaking
# Groundbreaking

Pakistan tries to smash taboos with its own version of Glee

Jun 2nd 2013, 12:00 PM 6,484 Views 8 Comments

Gay romance, Islamic extremism, and classic love songs – Pakistan’s answer to Glee has got a lot to live up to.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jun 2nd 2013, 10:00 AM 14,001 Views 5 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# pakistan - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

US drone kills Pakistani Taliban deputy with a $5m bounty on his head
# Taliban
# Taliban

US drone kills Pakistani Taliban deputy with a $5m bounty on his head

May 29th 2013, 6:48 PM 6,933 Views 89 Comments

Waliur Rehman the number two in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan faction died along with at least five others.

# pakistan - Monday 27 May, 2013

Teen rescued after kidnappers lured him through Facebook
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Teen rescued after kidnappers lured him through Facebook

May 27th 2013, 2:15 PM 16,087 Views 9 Comments

The culprits started chatting to the 13-year-old six months ago.

# pakistan - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Amazing rearguard action saves Pakistan after Irish battle at Clontarf
# Agonising
From The42
# Agonising

Amazing rearguard action saves Pakistan after Irish battle at Clontarf

May 26th 2013, 6:46 PM 3,539 Views 12 Comments

Ed Joyce cracked a century for the underdog Irish against the former One Day world champions.