Pakistan: Shehbaz Sharif sworn in as new prime minister
Pakistan has a new prime minister – albeit a temporary one until the next election.
Pakistani Prime Minister removed from office
Pakistan’s parliament will meet to choose a new prime minister tomorrow after Imran Khan was ousted from power by losing a no-confidence vote late last night.
Nawaz Sharif resigns as Pakistani PM
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned after the Supreme Court court disqualified him from office because of corruption allegations. Opposition supporters danced in the streets as the court also ordered criminal charges against Sharif and his family, who’ve all denied any wrongdoing. Mr Sharif is the latest victim claimed by the Panama Papers, millions of documents…
Imran Khan on the Panama Papers and Pakistani Politics
Matt Frei interviews Imran Khan on Channel 4 News.
Osama bin Laden left $29m for global jihad
Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden left $29m in his will, with instructions that most of this should be used to wage jihad.
Pakistan: students and police killed in attack on university
Militants open fire on students and staff at a university in Charsadda, in north-west Pakistan, killing at least 19 and injuring scores more.
California massacre shooter ‘pledged allegiance to IS’
Tashfeen Malik pleged her loyalty to Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a Facebook post, according to US officials.
Earthquake hits Afghanistan and Pakistan, scores killed
A powerful earthquake has killed scores of people in Afghanistan and nearby northern Pakistan and officials expect the number of deaths to increase.
Pakistan: 12 dead as train plunges into canal
The train was carrying military personnel and their families when a bridge collapsed. The army claims it was sabotage, officials said.
Pakistan: extreme heatwave kills over 800 people
Over 800 people die in Karachi as the worst heatwave for a decade sends temperatures in Pakistan’s Sindh province soaring to 45 degrees Celsius at the same time as many are fasting for Ramadan.
Osama bin Laden’s death: claim and counter-claim
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is panned for trashing the official version of the Osama bin Laden assassination – so should we start believing other outlandish theories about the killing?
Ten jailed for Pakistan Taliban attack on Malala Yousafzai
Ten men are jailed for 25 years each for their role in 2012 Pakistan Taliban shooting attack on education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai.
Pakistan activist Sabeen Mahmud shot dead in Karachi
Sabeen Mahmud, one of Pakistan’s most outspoken human rights campaigners, has been killed by armed men after giving a talk in Karachi, writes Saira Jaffer.
Death sentence: alarming global rise in capital punishment
A mentally-ill British grandfather is among more than 19,000 people on death row in Pakistan, according to human rights group Amnesty International.
Bomb blasts kill 14 people at churches in Lahore
Fourteen people are killed and nearly 80 wounded after bombs explode outside two churches in Lahore, Pakistan. A Taliban splinter group has claimed responsibility.