Pakistan

Pakistan: 2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists escape from jail

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:16PM UTC

MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) — A senior police officer in Pakistan says two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world’s tallest mountains have escaped from jail. Senior police officer Ishaq Hussain says four Pakistanis held at a

Moderate quake jolts northwest Pakistan, no casualties

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 2:21PM UTC

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s meteorological agency says a moderate earthquake has jolted northwestern Pakistan. The quake caused panic, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Reuters Afghanistan-Pakistan bureau chief Maria Golovnina dies in Islamabad

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015 11:47PM UTC

LONDON (AP) — The Reuters news agency says Maria Golovnina, its bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died at the age of 34.

Coalmine collapse in Pakistan kills 1; 7 more feared dead

By Sat, Feb 21, 2015 11:26AM UTC Coalmine collapse in Pakistan kills 1; 7 more feared dead

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says a methane gas explosion has caused the collapse of a deep coalmine in the country’s southwest, killing at least one miner while 12 were rescued and another seven are feared dead.

China opens ‘largest’ embassy in Pakistan, strengthens South Asia presence

By Tue, Feb 17, 2015 8:46PM UTC China opens 'largest' embassy in Pakistan, strengthens South Asia presence

You might expect the largest Chinese embassy to be in the United States, the world’s biggest economy. Or in Japan, China’s most powerful neighbor. Or, given the growing sympathies between China and Russia, it might be headquartered in Moscow.