Shahida Raza played on Pakistan’s national soccer and field hockey teams, but her athletic prowess did not make her rich or allow her to emigrate to Europe legally. That helps explain why Ms. Raza, a mother of one, was traveling to Italy from Turkey last month on a boat with other economic migrants from Central […]
A suicide bombing in Peshawar A powerful suicide bombing ripped through a mosque in a highly secured part of Peshawar yesterday. It was Pakistan’s worst attack in months: The death toll stands at 59 people, but may rise. At least 157 people were injured. Here is a short video of the aftermath. The explosion interrupted a […]
A suicide bombing ripped through a mosque frequented by police officers in a highly secured part of the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, killing at least 32 and wounding at least 120, officials said, the worst attack in the country in months. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack broke a […]
A bus in southwestern Pakistan plunged into a ravine and caught on fire, killing at least 40 people aboard, a government official said on Sunday. The bus had been traveling overnight between Quetta, the capital of Balochistan Province, to the port city of Karachi when it crashed into a pillar of a bridge and fell […]
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Millions of Pakistanis lost electricity Monday as major power outage swept across the country, the longest in recent years and a breakdown that put the focus back on the country’s battered and poorly maintained power grid. Pakistan has been plagued by frequent outages and blackouts in recent years, and the latest to […]
Months of rain has swollen rivers and inundated communities across Pakistan, killing more than 1,100 people.
More than 1,000 have died since mid-June from flooding that a senior official called a “climate-induced humanitarian disaster.”