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Sep 17, 2014

Bangladesh court reduces sentence of Islamist

(AP) -- Bangladesh's Supreme Court commuted on Wednesday the death sentence of an Islamist political leader whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests. Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one o... #India #Pakistan #Bangladesh #Sheikh Hasina

Sep 17, 2014

Bangladesh Islamist leader spared death sentence

Delwar Hossain Sayedee convicted by war crimes tribunal for mass killings, rape and atrocities during 1971 Pakistan war Bangladesh's supreme court has commuted the death sentence of an Islamist political leader whose conviction last year for war crim... #Pakistan #Bangladesh

Sep 17, 2014

Islamist's death sentence commuted

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence for a leader of an Islamic political party to imprisonment until death. The original sentencing of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, for war crimes during the nat... #Bangladesh #Pakistan #India #Sheikh Hasina

Sep 02, 2014

Pakistan parliament in crisis talks

Pakistan's lawmakers have held an emergency session over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign. The se... #Pakistan #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan #Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan #Aitzaz Ahsan

Sep 03, 2014

Pakistan session backs Sharif

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session o... #Pakistan #Islamabad #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan #Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan #Aitzaz Ahsan

Sep 02, 2014

Lawmakers rally behind Pakistan PM

Pakistan's lawmakers have rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of P... #Pakistan #Islamabad #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan #Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan #Aitzaz Ahsan

Aug 26, 2014

SC's verdict on vacating Constitution Avenue not for PTI: Imran Khan

Islamabad, Aug 26: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Inran Khan on Tuesday said the verdict of the Supreme Court to vacate the Constitution Avenue was not for his party. Speaking to an Indian news channel, the cricketer-turned-politician said t... #Pakistan #Islamabad

Aug 29, 2014

The World in Brief

Pakistani protesters agree to mediator ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's military has stepped in to mediate between the government and opposition protesters who have camped out in the capital for two weeks demanding the resignation of the prime minister over a... #China #Pakistan #Bangkok #Mohammad Asif #Nawaz Sharif #Abhisit Vejjajiva

Aug 28, 2014

Pakistan: Will instability topple democracy?

Pakistan is in a state of crisis and the continuing deadlock between the government and opposition parties threatens to derail the constitutional order. Since the beginning of August, the two leading opposition groups - Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-... #Pakistan #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan

Aug 25, 2014

Canadian cleric gives Pakistan PM deadline: ‘I am ready to be martyred’

ISLAMABAD—A Pakistani cleric leading a mass anti-government rally in front of parliament issued a 48-hour deadline Monday for the country’s prime minister to step down, saying he’s prepared to die to see it happen. More on thestar.com Pakistan protes... #Pakistan #Islamabad #Lahore #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan