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# pakistan - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Pakistan begins 3 days of mourning after 132 children killed in Taliban school carnage

There has been worldwide condemnation of the attack, that killed 141 people in total.

# pakistan - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

132 students and 9 staff slaughtered in terror assault on Pakistan school

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has described it as an “outrage that beggars belief”.

# pakistan - Monday 8 December, 2014

# pakistan - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Pakistani soldiers have killed an Al-Qaeda leader

Adnan Shukrijumah had been on the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists list.

# pakistan - Monday 1 December, 2014

There was a 61% increase in terror attacks across the world in a single year

A new report has detailed incidents across the world.

# pakistan - Friday 7 November, 2014

“I shot him two times in the forehead” – Two Navy Seals row over who killed Bin Laden

Robert O’Neill is the latest former Seal to claim he shot the Al-Qaeda leader.

# pakistan - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Sinn Féin the most popular party, Irish Water benchmarking, and murder in Hong Kong.

Suicide blast kills 45 spectators during Pakistan border ceremony

The incident occurred at Wagah after the ‘flag-lowering’ ceremony.

# pakistan - Monday 8 September, 2014

# pakistan - Monday 1 September, 2014

Pakistan state TV back on air after protesters storm building

The military urged the protesters to leave saying it was ‘embarrassing to everybody’.

# pakistan - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Two die and 400 injured in bloody Pakistan clashes

The clashes between police and protesters took place outside the prime minister’s residence.

# pakistan - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Opinion: The murder of James Foley will backfire spectacularly on Isis

Western powers were growing increasingly weary of military engagements in the Middle East – but this provocation will ensure a sustained, focused campaign to eliminate Isis.

# pakistan - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Woman burned alive after family refuses marriage proposal

A couple were also killed for marrying without consent.

# pakistan - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Gunmen kill passenger on jet at Pakistan airport

The unidentified gunmen opened fire on the plane as it landed.

# pakistan - Monday 9 June, 2014

Karachi international airport reopens after siege which killed 30

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assault on the airport, which began last night.

# pakistan - Friday 9 May, 2014

One dead, 30 injured as a series of earthquakes hit southern Pakistan

One of the quakes struck at the relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres.

# pakistan - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Dozens die, including 14 children, in high-speed bus crash

More than 40 were killed, with several others left in critical condition, after the crash in Pakistan.

# pakistan - Monday 14 April, 2014

Pakistani man held for cannibalism after eating baby

The man admitted the terrible crime after being arrested by police. He had already served two years in prison for cannibalism.

# pakistan - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Pakistan’s former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed

Pervez Musharraf is on trial for treason and could face the death penalty but some are unconvinced the government will complete the trial.

# pakistan - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

# pakistan - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Police find bullet-ridden body of woman kidnapped after giving polio vaccines

Salma Ghani was taken by five unidentified men from outside her house in Peshawar on Sunday. Her bullet-riddled body was found in a field yesterday.

# pakistan - Monday 17 February, 2014

Pakistani couple stoned to death ‘for having affair’

Hundreds of people are killed around the country each year in Pakistan in the name of defending family “honour”, but stonings are extremely rare.

# pakistan - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Column: These are the incredible people we ignore… until it’s too late.

In this age of digitalised 24-hour news, how can it be so difficult to find a space for stories of people with death-defying courage? Those who defend human rights deserve better, writes Mary Lawlor.

# pakistan - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Six Pakistani children killed while playing with hand grenade

The children, aged seven to twelve, were playing near their home when the grenade exploded.

# pakistan - Friday 24 January, 2014

British man sentenced to death in Pakistan for claiming to be a prophet

The court rejected defence claims that the 65-year-old has mental health problems.

# pakistan - Monday 20 January, 2014

Death toll continues to rise following suicide bombing at Pakistan military HQ

At least 13 people died, with 18 others wounded, just a day after one of the deadliest bomb attacks in recent years.

# pakistan - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Taliban bomb blast kills 20 soldiers in Pakistan

The attack is one of the deadliest to hit Pakistani security forces in recent years.

# pakistan - Monday 13 January, 2014

School and stadium to be renamed for teenage hero in Pakistan

Aitzaz Hassan sacrificed himself to save his classmates when a suicide bomber targeted a school last week.

# pakistan - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Teenager dies trying to stop suicide bomber at his school in Pakistan

People in the village are hailing 17-year-old Aitzaz Hasan as a hero.

# pakistan - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Column: Considering Benazir Bhutto’s mixed legacy, six years on…

Following the sixth anniversary of the the assassination of the former Pakistani Prime Minister, T.V. Paul considers the legacy that Benazir Bhutto left behind.

# pakistan - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Column: Should Ireland join NATO?

Forging closer ties with NATO could enable Ireland to combat global terrorism writes Colm Ó Broin.

# pakistan - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Pakistani doctor who helped find bin Laden charged with murder and fraud

Shakeel Afridi was recruited by the CIA to run a fake vaccination programme in Abbottabad in hopes of obtaining DNA samples to identify the Al Qaeda chief.

# pakistan - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Taliban name interim chief as Pakistan mulls US response

Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani will take over a temporary head of the Taliban group.

# pakistan - Saturday 2 November, 2013

US drone strike kills leader of Pakistani Taliban, successor being chosen today

Hakimullah Mehsud’s death comes as a major blow to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) network, which was behind some of the most high-profile attacks in Pakistan in recent years

# pakistan - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

British couple jailed for rape and trafficking of deaf girl

The girl, who could not speak, was trafficked from Pakistan to work as a servant.

# pakistan - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes

Amnesty International says that the US has failed to live up to its promise of openness with Pakistani villagers leaving in constant fear.

# pakistan - Sunday 13 October, 2013

“I am a daughter of Pakistan” – Malala says she has the support of her homeland

The 16-year-old was asked in a BBC television interview broadcast on Sunday about some people in Pakistan thinking she was a “figure of the West”.

# pakistan - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Malala Yousafzai on pacifism leaves Jon Stewart speechless

Listen to the 16 year old’s answer to how she felt when she learned she was on a Taliban hitlist.

Malala wins prestigious Sakharov human rights prize

The 16-year-old who has become an emblem of the fight against the most radical forms of Islamism has also been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

# pakistan - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Car bomb rips through Pakistani market killing at least 39 people

The bomb caused carnage in the busy market in city of Peshawar, a gateway to tribal regions which are a stronghold of militants linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

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