PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 17: Twin bomb attacks on Friday killed at least 13 people outside mosques in northwest Pakistan, where the party of cricket star Imran Khan is forming a coalition government, officials said.
The blasts targeted the two mosques in the Baazdara area of northwestern Malakand region, senior local administration official Amjad Ali Khan told AFP.
KABUL, May 16: A powerful suicide car bomb targeting a NATO military convoy in Kabul killed six Afghan civilians on Thursday in the first major attack in the capital for more than two months.
Government officials said six bystanders died in the explosion in the Shah Shaheed residential district in the southeast of Kabul, while the NATO coalition were unable to give details of any casualties.
YANGON, May 14: A boat carrying up to 150 Rohingya Muslims fleeing a cyclone has capsized off Myanmar´s coast, the UN said Tuesday, heightening fears over the storm which threatens camps for tens of thousands of displaced people.
The boat hit trouble on Monday night after it left Pauktaw township in Rakhine state, said a spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, adding there were an unknown number of missing as "they were travelling to another camp ahead of the cyclone".
LAHORE, Pakistan, May 12: Nawaz Sharif was Sunday poised to form the next government in Pakistan after declaring election victory, but was facing an uphill task in forming a coalition and tackling the country´s major problems.
The partial, unofficial results represented a stunning comeback for a man deposed in a 1999 military coup, after nearly 60 percent of the 86 million electorate turned out to vote, defying polling day attacks that left 24 dead.