‘God has answered their prayers’: Pakistan releases Christian woman held for decade

‘God has answered their prayers’: Pakistan releases Christian woman held for decade

by WorldTribune Staff, May 8, 2019 A Pakistani Catholic woman who was held in prison for a decade on blasphemy charges has been released by Pakistan and has flown to Canada to join her family at a secret address, Catholic News Service reported. Asia Bibi’s release was confirmed on May 8 by Wilson Chowdhry of […]

Pakistan denies its takeover of religious schools was due to international pressure

Pakistan denies its takeover of religious schools was due to international pressure

by WorldTribune Staff, March 10, 2019 Pakistan’s government announced that, as part of its crackdown on Islamist militants, it has detained more than 100 people and taken control of 182 religious schools. The government of Prime Minister Imran Khan has been under international pressure to subdue militants amid increased tensions with neighboring India, sparked in […]

Former Pakistan President Musharraf calls for ties with Israel to mitigate India crisis

Former Pakistan President Musharraf calls for ties with Israel to mitigate India crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, February 28, 2019 Pakistan has an opportunity to build relations with a willing Israel to counter India, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said. He warned about the danger of war between the two nuclear-armed powers. “There is a need to break the alliance between India and Israel, and Pakistan could do it […]

Nuclear-armed showdown: Indian airstrike kills 300 in Pakistan

Nuclear-armed showdown: Indian airstrike kills 300 in Pakistan

by WorldTribune Staff, February 26, 2019 India’s government said its fighter jets destroyed a major terrorist camp in Pakistan on Feb. 26. More than 300 people were reportedly killed in the strike on jihadist group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s camp in Balakot, Pakistan. India had not carried out an airstrike in Pakistani territory since the Indo-Pakistan war over […]

A new crisis erupts in Kashmir between nuclear powers India and China-backed Pakistan

A new crisis erupts in Kashmir between nuclear powers India and China-backed Pakistan

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A deadly terrorist bombing in the disputed Indian province of Kashmir has reignited tensions between both India and Pakistan. In the broader sense, the suicide bomb attack by the Islamic militant Jaish-e-Mohammed which killed 44 Indian para-military police, has brought the nuclear-armed neighbors to a […]

Top Pakistani court upholds Christian woman’s blasphemy acquittal

Top Pakistani court upholds Christian woman’s blasphemy acquittal

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Pakistan’s Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to its decision to acquit a Christian woman at the center of a years-long dispute over blasphemy charges that included violent protests by Islamists. “Based on merit, this review petition is dismissed,” Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa told a […]

China said to have bought Pakistan’s silence on Muslim re-education camps

China said to have bought Pakistan’s silence on Muslim re-education camps

by WorldTribune Staff, January 13, 2019 Pakistan, a country with a 90 percent Muslim population, was among the first to criticize China’s detention of more than one million Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic minorities. Many of the Uighurs being held in re-education camps in China’s Xinjiang province are the wives of Pakistani men. Pakistan’s criticism […]

PM defers to UK’s Muslims, denies asylum to targeted Pakistani Christian woman

PM defers to UK’s Muslims, denies asylum to targeted Pakistani Christian woman

by WorldTribune Staff, November 26, 2018 British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected a Pakistani Christian woman’s asylum request after being advised that the move would “stoke tensions” among the UK’s three million Muslims. May refused to grant asylum to Asia Bibi, a Christian who has been hunted by Muslim lynch mobs since her death sentence […]

Husband of acquitted Pakistani Christian seeks asylum in West; Radical cleric threatens ‘war’

Husband of acquitted Pakistani Christian seeks asylum in West; Radical cleric threatens ‘war’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 5, 2018 After his Christian wife was acquitted of blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad, sparking violent protests, a Pakistani man is pleading with the West to help his family in their quest for asylum. “I am requesting President Donald Trump to help us to leave [Pakistan], and I am requesting the prime […]

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