Pakistan abruptly stopped calling out China’s mass oppression of Muslims. Critics say Beijing bought its silence

Pakistan abruptly stopped calling out China’s mass oppression of Muslims. Critics say Beijing bought its silence

Pakistan, China’s largest economic ally in the Muslim world, abruptly stopped censuring Beijing over its unprecedented crackdown on Muslims. The shift clearly illustrates the power of Chinese money, activists and critics say. China is facing international pressure over its treatment of the Uighurs, a majority-Muslim ethnic minority who live mainly in the northwestern region of…

Pakistan frees Christian woman Asia Bibi

Pakistan frees Christian woman Asia Bibi

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAsia Bibi’s escape from Pakistan death rowA Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison, her lawyer says. Some reports say Asia Bibi has boarded a plane but its destination was not known. The Supreme Court ruling…

Pompeo in Pakistan for ‚reset’ talks

Pompeo in Pakistan for ‚reset’ talks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Pompeo said US military assistance could be restored US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Pakistan for talks with new Prime Minister Imran Khan aimed at resetting ties. Relations have been strained over US allegations Pakistan is providing a safe haven for Afghan Taliban militants, which Pakistan…

Pakistan parties reject election result

Pakistan parties reject election result

Image copyright AFP Image caption Party leaders included Shahbaz Sharif of the PML-N (2nd left) and Maulana Fazalur Rehman of the MMA (2nd right) A group of Pakistani political parties has rejected the results of Wednesday’s general election that looks poised to bring ex-cricketer Imran Khan to power. Mr Khan’s PTI party is ahead in…

England v Pakistan: Victory cannot be used to ‚paper over cracks’ – Joe Root

England v Pakistan: Victory cannot be used to ‚paper over cracks’ – Joe Root

Pint-sized TMS: England beat Pakistan by an innings and 55 runsEngland’s emphatic victory over Pakistan in the second Test cannot be used to „paper over cracks”, says captain Joe Root. The hosts wrapped up an innings and 55-run win inside three days at Headingley to draw the two-match series 1-1. The win came a week…

England v Pakistan: Dom Bess & Jos Buttler help hosts take first-innings lead

England v Pakistan: Dom Bess & Jos Buttler help hosts take first-innings lead

Pint-sized TMS: England build first-innings lead of 128 after second day Second Test, Headingley (day two) Pakistan 174 (48.1 overs): Shadab 56, Broad 3-38, Anderson 3-43 England 302-7 (95 overs): Bess 49, Cook 46, Root 45, Faheem 2-43 England lead by 128 runs Scorecard England tightened their grip on the second Test against Pakistan on…