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Man lynched by villagers over blasphemy allegation, say Pakistani police

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Lahore, Pakistan (Reuters)A mob lynched a man because he had allegedly burnt pages of Muslim holy book the Quran in central Pakistan, and dozens of people have been arrested, police and officials said Sunday. Prime M...

Snowstorm kills at least 16 tourists, with hundreds stranded, at Pakistani resort

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At least 16 people have been killed in a snowstorm in the northeastern Pakistan resort town of Murree. The tourists, who were stuck in a traffic jam, suffered from a "food crisis" after being stranded, Interior Mini...

Pakistani Taliban declares end to ceasefire

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Islamabad, PakistanTaliban militants in Pakistan declared an end to a month-long ceasefire arranged with the aid of the Afghan Taliban, accusing the government of breaching terms including a prisoner release agreemen...

US offers $2M reward for info on Pakistani man who allegedly smuggled migrants from Middle East

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The department has put out a reward of up to $ 1 million for information that leads to the arrest or convictions of Abid Ali Khan, and a second $ 1 million for information that leads to what it describes as his "hu...

Pakistani airline suspends Afghanistan flights due to Taliban ‘heavy-handedness’

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Islamabad, Pakistan Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced Thursday that it was suspending flights to Afghanistan due to what it described as unworkable conditions imposed by the Taliban. The airline said c...

Pakistani comedian Umer Sharif passes away at age 66 in Germany

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Pakistani comedian and actor Umer Sharif passed away Saturday at the age of 66 in Germany. He was seeking medical treatment in Germany but set to fly to the US for further treatment, according to the Embassy of Pak...

Inside a surreal journey from the Pakistani border to Taliban-controlled Kabul

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Kabul Commander Supranullah was busy as we were ushered out of the monsoon rain for shelter on his front porch. The porch doubles as office and bedroom, which is convenient because since becoming the Taliban's point ...

Suicide attack targets soldiers in Pakistani city of Quetta

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Quetta, Pakistan Three people have died and 15 were injured in an attack on paramilitary troops in the city of Quetta in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan. Quetta is the capital of Balochistan province ...

Pakistani court overturns death row Christian couple’s blasphemy conviction

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Lahore, PakistanA Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the death sentence of a Christian couple in a blasphemy case, acquitting them for lack of evidence after they had spent seven years on death row, lawyers said....

Pakistani actress quotes Adolf Hitler to 1.2 million Twitter followers as tensions flare in Israel

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In a now-deleted tweet, actress Veena Malik from Pakistan posted a quote attributed to the infamous dictator who systematically murdered two-thirds of the European Jewish population. "'I would have killed all the Jew...

Friend of Pakistani immigrant Uber Eats driver killed in DC: ‘All lives are precious’

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Mohammad Anwar, 66, was a Pakistani immigrant who had been in the U.S. for seven or eight years. When his limousine business slowed during the pandemic, he started delivering food. Anwar died on March 23 after the te...

Pakistani court orders release of men previously convicted in Daniel Pearl murder

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Islamabad A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the immediate release of four men accused of kidnapping and murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002, saying their detention was "illegal." The four men, w...

Pakistani human rights activist found dead in Canada

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A Pakistani human rights activist living in Canada who went missing over the weekend has been found dead, Toronto Police said on Tuesday, adding they believed her death to be a non-criminal matter. Karima Mehrab, a ...

At least 7 dead, dozens injured after blast in Pakistani city of Peshawar

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Peshawar, Pakistan Seven people have died and at least 70 more have been injured in a blast at a religious seminary on Tuesday in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to local authorities. Lady Reading ...

Paris knife attack suspect is of Pakistani origin, French authorities say

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The main suspect arrested over a knife attack in Paris on Friday near the former offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is of Pakistani origin, French authorities have said. France's Interior Minist...

Pakistani court rules deadly 2012 blaze was arson, sentences two to death

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Pakistan's deadliest industrial fire, which killed more than 260 garment factory workers in 2012, was a case of arson and not an accident, a court ruled on Tuesday as it sentenced two former political party activists...