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Pakistani Islamists continue protests against acquittal of Christian accused of blasphemy

Islamist protesters blocked roads in Pakistan’s major cities for a second day on Thursday, opposing a Supreme Court decision on Wednesday to acquit a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy allegations, media said.

Pakistan orders Shell subsidiary to pay $2.4 million for petrol tanker...

By Saad Sayeed Islamabad (Reuters) Pakistan's oil and gas regulator on Friday ordered a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay about 257 million rupees ($2.4...

Pakistan to jail anyone who ‘eats openly’ during Ramadan

By Andy Wells Islamabad (Reuters) Anyone caught smoking or eating openly during Ramadan in Pakistan will be slapped a three-month prison term. Senator Tanveer Khan told a...

Online activists are disappearing in Pakistan

By Qurratulain (Annie) Zaman In a troubling start to the new year, reports are emerging from families and civil rights organizations that as many as...

Pakistan girl burned alive for rejecting marriage proposal

A teenage girl died in Pakistan after being doused in petrol and set alight by a man who wanted to marry her but whose...

Police accuse 9-month-old Pakistani baby of attempted murder

By Waqar Hussain Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a nine-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused...

Pakistani Christian gets death sentence in blasphemy case

BY ZAHEER BABAR LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- A court convicted a Pakistani Christian man and sentenced him to death on Thursday in a blasphemy case that...

Nigeria, four others top child mortality list

BY CARLEY PETESCH ASSOCIATED PRESS LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Childhood death rates around the world have halved since 1990 but an estimated 6.6 million children under the...

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