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2 Sisters Slain in Suspected Honor Killing

So far, 6 men, including relatives, have been arrested

(Newser) - The topic of honor killing is again in the headlines, and this time it's killings—plural. Police in Pakistan have arrested six men and charged them with murdering two sisters in their 20s, reports the Guardian . Based on accounts in the AP and Express Tribune , authorities laid out the...

Pakistan Suffers Through a 'Spring-Less Year'
Pakistan Suffers Through
a 'Spring-Less Year'
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Pakistan Suffers Through a 'Spring-Less Year'

India is grappling with extreme heat months ahead of usual as well

(Newser) - "Last week was insanely hot in Turbat. It did not feel like April," a Pakistani man tells the Guardian . If you think "insanely hot" must mean around 100, guess again. The temps in the region were closer to 120 degrees, and it's not even May—the...

The Heat in India Is Becoming Unbearable

Relief from record-breaking heat wave could still be weeks away

(Newser) - A record-breaking heat wave in India and Pakistan is affecting more than a billion people— and the worst is still to come. Reuters reports that the extreme heat making life almost unbearable across a wide swath of the subcontinent this week follows the hottest March since the India Meteorological Department...

Pakistan to Have New Leader
Pakistan's Leader Voted Out

Pakistan's Leader Voted Out

Prime Minister Imran Khan loses key support before no-confidence vote

(Newser) - Pakistan's political opposition ousted the country's embattled prime minister in a no-confidence vote early Sunday, which they won after several of Imran Khan's allies and a key coalition party deserted him. The combined opposition that spans the political spectrum from the left to the radically religious will...

Blaming US, Khan Dissolves Parliament and Stays in Office

Prime minister's maneuvers shock opposition and push Pakistan into crisis

(Newser) - Prime Minister Imran Khan dissolved Pakistan's parliament on Sunday, staying in office by preventing a no-confidence vote from taking place. The nation reached a crisis point, as shocked opposition lawmakers said that they would challenge Khan's actions at the Supreme Court, calling them violations of the Constitution. The...

Pakistani Leader's Threat: 'No One Will Marry' Your Kids

Prime Minister Imran Khan goes after his rivals ahead of no-confidence vote

(Newser) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is fighting for his political life, one that could come to an end as early as Monday with a no-confidence vote in Parliament. The former cricket star, however, is trying to convince his political critics—particularly members of his own party—that a vote against...

India Accidentally Fired a Missile at Pakistan

Says 'technical malfunction' caused missile firing into Punjab province

(Newser) - Tensions between India and Pakistan haven't been too bad over the past few months, but a missile that landed this week in the eastern part of the latter country may have just raised ire again. Per Reuters , India acknowledges the missile originated within its borders, but a statement from...

Dozens Killed, 200 Hurt in Mosque Bombing

'Dust and bodies everywhere' as people gathered for prayers in Peshawar, Pakistan

(Newser) - A suicide bomber struck inside a Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar during Friday prayers, killing at least 56 worshippers and wounding about 200 others, hospital officials said. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Both the Islamic State group and the Pakistani Taliban—...

Son of One of Pakistan's Richest Families to Be Put to Death

Zahir Jaffer sentenced to hang for brutal murder of Noor Mukadam

(Newser) - The son of one of Pakistan's wealthiest families has been sentenced to death for raping and beheading a childhood friend who reportedly refused his offer of marriage. Pakistani-American Zahir Jaffer, who hails from a well-known industrialist family, held 27-year-old Noor Mukadam in his family home in a swanky part...

Man Who Murdered Own Sister Freed on Parents' Pardon

Model Qandeel Baloch fell victim to 'honor killing'

(Newser) - Update: The parents of the Pakistani man who fatally strangled his own sister in a 2016 "honor killing" have pardoned the man. Muhammed Waseem confessed to the slaying and was convicted of murder, but a court ruled Monday he can be freed due to his parents' pardon, USA Today...

He Was Accused of Blasphemy. Then the Mob Descended

Dozens arrested after man stoned to death for allegedly burning Koran in Pakistan

(Newser) - Dozens of men have been arrested in Pakistan's Punjab province after a man accused of blasphemy was stoned to death there over the weekend by an enraged mob. The BBC reports the lynching took place on Saturday evening in Tulamba, located in the district of Khanewal. Police spokesman Munawar...

22 Die in Their Cars After Heavy Snow in Resort Town

Thousands of vehicles were stuck after winter storm in Murree, Pakistan

(Newser) - Temperatures fell to 17.6 degrees Fahrenheit amid heavy snowfall in Pakistan's mountain resort town of Murree overnight, killing at least 22 people who were stuck in their vehicles, officials said Saturday. Atiq Ahmed, an Islamabad police officer, said eight of the 22 fatalities were from the family of...

Sewer Blast Kills 10, Injures More Than a Dozen

Officials still aren't sure what ignited gas that caused explosion in Karachi, Pakistan

(Newser) - A powerful gas explosion in a sewage system in a southern Pakistan city killed at least 10 people and injured 13 others Saturday, police and a health official said. Police spokesman Sohail Jokhio said the blast was apparently caused when something ignited gas that had accumulated in the sewer beneath...

They Cheered Against India, Now Face Sedition Charges

At least 7 arrested in India for cyberterrorism after celebrating Pakistan's cricket win

(Newser) - If you're in India, you'd better cheer for India. That's the message from authorities in Uttar Pradesh, where police have arrested at least seven people for allegedly celebrating Pakistan's victory over India in Sunday's T20 World Cup cricket match in Dubai. All seven face charges...

Scientist Made Nuclear Power of Pakistan— and Others

US confronted president with evidence of Abdul Qadeer Khan's double-dealing

(Newser) - Abdul Qadeer Khan, the scientist most responsible for making Pakistan a nuclear power who became a rogue dealer of nuclear technology and equipment, has died. He was 85. Doctors said Khan had COVID-19 and died of breathing difficulties, the Wall Street Journal reports. Pakistan held a state funeral for him...

Taliban Tells US There'll Be No Help With IS

That's how this weekend's negotiations begin

(Newser) - The Taliban on Saturday ruled out cooperation with the US to contain extremist groups in Afghanistan, staking out an uncompromising position on a key issue ahead of the first direct talks between the former foes since America withdrew from the country in August. Senior Taliban officials and US representatives are...

At Least 20 Dead After Quake Collapses Homes, Coal Mine

Authorities in Pakistan fear toll will rise sharply

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 200, an official said. The death toll was expected to rise even further as crews searched in the remote mountainous area, said...

Women's National Soccer Team Flees Afghanistan

Players, family members cross into Pakistan after 'commitment' from Americans

(Newser) - Afghanistan's national women's soccer team has joined the throngs of people, especially women, fleeing the country since the Taliban's takeover. The team reached neighboring Pakistan via a major border crossing in the city of Torkham and were received by a representative of the Pakistan Football Federation, Information...

Group 'More Extreme' Than the Taliban Struck in Kabul
Group 'More Extreme' Than
the Taliban Struck in Kabul
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Group 'More Extreme' Than the Taliban Struck in Kabul

Here's what we know about ISIS-K

(Newser) - The group claiming responsibility for Thursday's bombings near Kabul's airport, which killed 13 US service members and at least 95 Afghans, is the Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K. This is the affiliate of the Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan. What we know:
  • How it formed: ISIS-K formed
...

8-Year-Old Boy Faces Blasphemy Charges

Hindu child and his family are now in hiding in Pakistan

(Newser) - Blasphemy charges are not unusual in Pakistan, but the age of the latest suspect most definitely is: Authorities have charged an 8-year-old boy, who is currently in protective custody, reports Euro News . The boy is Hindu, and he is accused of urinating in the library of a Muslim temple where...

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