Afghan women's rights in peril, group says
The number of women and girls jailed for 'moral crimes' is up 50%, Human Rights Watch notes. It says they are often victims of violence or forced marriages. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50% in the last year and a half, an alarming statistic that reflects the Afghan government's need to step up efforts to protect women's rights, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Bombs at Mosques in Northwest Pakistan Kill 13
Bombs exploded outside two mosques on Friday, underlining the challenge of militant violence facing a new government led by Nawaz Sharif set to take power.
Bombs at Pakistan Mosques Kill 13
Bombs exploded outside two mosques in a village in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 13 people, underlining the challenge of militant violence facing a new government.
Nawaz Sharif Starts Talks on Forming Government in Pakistan
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was projected to be the big winner in Saturday’s election, despite reports of violence and fraud at the polls.
Cricket Star's Party Looks to Lead Pakistan Province
Former cricket star Imran Khan may have failed to become the kingmaker in national politics, but Saturday's Pakistani election turned his party into the dominant force in the northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province—the epicenter of Taliban violence.