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Pakistan to press terrorism charges against leaders of hardline Islamist group

01 Dec 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's government on Saturday announced it will press terrorism and sedition charges against leaders of a hardline Islamist group that staged recent protests across the country.

Pakistani rupee tumbles in chaotic trading as IMF bailout looms

30 Nov 2018

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD The Pakistani rupee swang wildly during chaotic trading on Friday, plunging more than 6 percent in the morning in an apparent central bank devaluation before paring most of the losses in the afternoon.

RPT-Pakistani woman police commander led defence of Chinese mission

26 Nov 2018

ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 Pakistani policewoman Suhai Aziz Talpur heard of the attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi while driving to work. She rushed to the scene to find two of her colleagues dead, and a trio of insurgents attempting to blow their way into the building.

Pakistani woman police commander led defence of Chinese mission

25 Nov 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistani policewoman Suhai Aziz Talpur heard of the attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi while driving to work. She rushed to the scene to find two of her colleagues dead, and a trio of insurgents attempting to blow their way into the building.

Gunmen attack China's consulate in Pakistan as violence flares across region

23 Nov 2018

KARACHI Three suicide attackers stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi amid a series of gunshots and an explosion on Friday, but were killed before they could force their way in with a car packed with explosives, police said. | Video

UPDATE 6-Rebels storm China's consulate in Pakistan amid gunfire and explosion

23 Nov 2018

* Ethnic rebels increasingly hitting Chinese targets (Updates with China comment, link to graphic)

Pakistan reports card-skimming, but says no mass bank data breach

06 Nov 2018

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD Pakistan's central bank rushed on Tuesday to reassure investors and consumers that its banking system had not been hacked after a mass skimming operation hit customers' credit and debit cards.

UPDATE 1-Pakistan reports card-skimming, but says no mass bank data breach

06 Nov 2018

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, Nov 6 Pakistan's central bank rushed on Tuesday to reassure investors and consumers that its banking system had not been hacked after a mass skimming operation hit customers' credit and debit cards.

Pakistan Islamists block roads to protest acquittal of Christian

01 Nov 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's ultra-Islamist party blocked roads in major cities for a third day on Friday in protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy allegations. | Video

Pakistan stocks touch 2-year low after appeal for IMF bailout

15 Oct 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's stock market on Monday closed down 2 percent after briefly hitting a two-year low, weighed down by a global selloff and the new government seeking a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given 3 years in prison, blames 'blind loyalty'

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for crimes including orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election and financial wrongdoing, posing potential legal and political risks to Trump.