World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday April 5, 2014
A court in eastern Pakistan has sentenced a Christian couple to death for sending a blasphemous text message insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, their lawyer said on Saturday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 24, 2014
A court in Pakistan has sentenced a British man to death for blasphemy for claiming to be a prophet of Islam, a prosecutor and police said on Friday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 4, 2013
Pakistani police have arrested a woman on blasphemy charges after she allegedly called herself a prophet of Islam, police said.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 17, 2013
Pakistani authorities have acknowledged for the first time that the country has no technology to block blasphemous contents on websites, including videos posted on YouTube.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 30, 2013
A Pakistani Christian girl who was arrested for alleged blasphemy last year and forced into hiding for fear of her life has moved to Canada, an activist said today.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday May 8, 2013
Thousands of security officers patrolled the streets of Bangladesh's capital on Wednesday trying to prevent violence during a general strike called by 18 opposition parties.
World | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 10, 2013
About 50 people have been arrested in eastern Pakistani city after a mob torched over 150 homes of the minority Christian community in search of an alleged blasphemer.
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 9, 2013
A mob went on the rampage in a Christian-dominated neighbourhood in this eastern Pakistani city on Saturday following reports that a Christian man had committed blasphemy, burning scores of houses and driving out about 150 families.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 24, 2013
Bangladesh police fired live rounds on Sunday in clashes with Islamists demanding the execution of bloggers they accuse of blasphemy, killing at least three protesters and injuring dozens.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday February 21, 2013
Pakistan police are investigating the country's ambassador to the United States for allegedly committing blasphemy in a television show three years ago, officers said on Thursday.
World | Reuters | Saturday December 22, 2012
A mob broke into a Pakistani police station and burnt a man accused of desecrating the Quran alive, police said Saturday, in the latest violence focusing attention on the country's blasphemy laws.
World | Press Trust of India | Monday December 10, 2012
Police in the Pakistani capital have arrested a professor on a charge of blasphemy after hundreds of people, including clerics and seminary students, joined a protest and demanded the registration of a case against him.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday November 20, 2012
A Pakistani court on Tuesday acquitted the Christian girl who was accused of blasphemy over the burning of the Muslim holy book in August this year.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 20, 2012
A Pakistan court on Tuesday threw out all charges against a Christian girl accused of blasphemy in a case that drew international condemnation, lawyers said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 14, 2012
A Pakistani headteacher caught in a blasphemy row over a piece of homework allegedly containing derogatory references to the prophet Mohammed was on Wednesday released on bail, his lawyer said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 5, 2012
The leader of Pakistan's largest religious political party has cast doubt on the Taliban shooting of schoolgirl activist Malala Yousufzai, saying he did not believe she was hit in the head.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 2, 2012
A Pakistani teacher at the centre of a blasphemy row was in hiding on Friday as her school management denied all responsibility for the "dirty act" and called for her to be punished.
World | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 11, 2012
A mob led by Islamic clerics ransacked the home of a teenage Christian boy in Pakistan's Karachi city and set fire to furniture and some other household articles after he was accused of sending text messages with blasphemous content, a media report s...
World | Press Trust of India | Monday October 1, 2012
The three men who had accused a cleric of tampering evidence to implicate young Christian girl Rimsha Masih in a blasphemy case withdrew their statement on Monday, claiming they were tortured by police to testify against the imam.
World | Associated Press | Monday October 1, 2012
Pakistan's blasphemy laws may be used to punish Muslims suspected of ransacking a Hindu temple, an intriguing twist for a country where harsh laws governing religious insults are primarily used against supposed offenses to Islam, not minority faiths....