Cricket security officials will gather in Bangladesh later this week to decide whether it is safe to stage the World Twenty20 there. They may decide on a last-ditch switch to another country, possibly Sri Lanka, if there are enough concerns that it will be dangerous to run a tournament in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong, where there has been severe civil unrest recently.
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Saturday 29 January 2011
Friday 28 January 2011
Police in Lahore were last night investigating an incident in which a US consulate employee apparently shot dead two armed men who approached his car while he parked at a busy junction.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
A teenage suicide bomber blew himself up near a religious procession of Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Lahore yesterday, killing at least 13 people.
Saturday 08 January 2011
Friday 07 January 2011
Speaking up for minorities came easy to Salmaan Taseer, the Governor of Punjab who was brutally assassinated by his own bodyguard last Tuesday. Half a century before he took up the cause of Aasia Noreen, a poor Christian woman facing a death sentence for blasphemy that she never committed, Taseer and his childhood friends resolved to protest the death sentence of Jimmy Wilson, a poor African-American.
Thursday 06 January 2011
Salmaan Taseer, the outspoken Pakistani politician who took a public stand against bigotry and discrimination and paid with his life for doing so, was buried yesterday with state honours amid tight security.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
A court has barred President Asif Ali Zardari from pardoning a Christian woman sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet Mohamed.
Thursday 21 October 2010
Islamic extremists have started openly calling for the destruction of a controversial Muslim sect in a major escalation of sectarian conflict within British Islam, an investigation by The Independent has revealed.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
Thursday 02 September 2010
Three suicide bombs exploded during a Shia procession in Pakistan yesterday, killing at least six people and wounding 88.
Friday 02 July 2010
Two suicide bombers struck a popular Muslim shrine in Pakistan's second largest city late last night, killing 35 people and wounding 175 others in the second major attack in Lahore in a month, the city's top official said.
Monday 31 May 2010
Saturday 29 May 2010
Qamar Suleman had just left his house for Friday prayers in Lahore's Garhi Shahu neighbourhood when gunfire and explosions erupted at the end of his street.
Friday 28 May 2010
Suspected Islamist militants attacked two mosques packed with hundreds of worshippers from a minority sect in eastern Pakistan today, holding hostages and battling police, officials and witnesses said. Some 80 people died, and dozens were wounded in the worst attack ever against the Ahmadi sect.
Friday 28 May 2010
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