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KARACHI, Pakistan | The Latest: Death toll in Pakistan bombing rises to 25

KARACHI, Pakistan — The Latest on the attack on the Chinese Consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Pakistani police say the death toll from a bombing at an open-air food market in the country’s northwest has risen to 25. The attack on Friday took place in the town of … Continue reading KARACHI, Pakistan | The Latest: Death toll in Pakistan bombing rises to 25

ISLAMABAD | Defense lawyer in Pakistan blasphemy case flees country

ISLAMABAD— The lawyer for a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has fled the country, fearing for his safety, her brother said Saturday. James Masih said Asia Bibi’s lawyer, Saiful Malook, left Pakistan, without providing further details. Malook’s phone was switched off. Pakistan’s top court acquitted … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Defense lawyer in Pakistan blasphemy case flees country

ISLAMABAD | The Latest: Lawyer in blasphemy case flees Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — The Latest on the acquittal of a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan after being convicted of blasphemy (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The lawyer for a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has fled the country, fearing for … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | The Latest: Lawyer in blasphemy case flees Pakistan

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s ‘father of Taliban’ cleric killed in knife attack

ISLAMABAD — Prominent Pakistani cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, also known as the “father of the Taliban,” was killed in a knife attack at his home in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, his family and police said. Haq’s son, Hamidul Haq, said his father was alone in his bedroom when he was attacked by … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s ‘father of Taliban’ cleric killed in knife attack

ISLAMABAD  | Protests in Pakistan delay release of Christian woman

ISLAMABAD  — The release of a Christian woman in Pakistan who was acquitted after she was sentenced to death for blasphemy has apparently been delayed after talks failed between the government and Islamists who wanted her publicly hanged. Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the 2010 conviction of Asia Bibi on charges of insulting Islam’s … Continue reading ISLAMABAD  | Protests in Pakistan delay release of Christian woman

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan court frees Christian on death row for blasphemy

ISLAMABAD — A Christian woman who spent eight years on death row under Pakistan’s blasphemy law was acquitted and released Wednesday by the country’s top court, a ruling that raised fears of violence by religious extremists who held angry protests over the verdict. After she was freed, Asia Bibi was taken to an undisclosed location … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan court frees Christian on death row for blasphemy

ISLAMABAD | The Latest: Khan warns radical Islamists after acquittal

ISLAMABAD — The Latest on the acquittal in Pakistan of a Christian woman jailed since 2010 for insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (all times local): 8: 10 p.m. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan says he will take stern action against any radical Islamists who incite people to kill three judges who acquitted a Christian woman who … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | The Latest: Khan warns radical Islamists after acquittal

ISLAMABAD | Russia releases Pakistani pop singer flying around the world

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry says pop singer Fakhre Alam, who is attempting to fly around the world in 28 days, has been released by officials in Russia after briefly detaining him upon his arrival in the country with an expired visa. In Tuesday’s statement, it said Alam embarked on the journey earlier this month … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Russia releases Pakistani pop singer flying around the world