Asher John

Foreign Correspondent

Over 800 Poor Christians Evicted From Slum Colony in Pakistan

Over 800 poor Christians in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore have been forced to live on the roads with no immediate hope of having a shelter of their own after local authorities demolished their homes located in a slum early Saturday morning, with the Christians claiming that they were given just a day’s notice to vacate the land.

Son of Slain Governor Abducted by Militants in Pakistan

Unidentified gunmen in Pakistan on Friday kidnapped the son of Salmaan Taseer, the liberal provincial governor assassinated by one of his bodyguards earlier this year in retaliation for Taseer's opposition to the country’s controversial blasphemy laws.

U.S. Kills Top Militant Figure in Pakistan's Tribal Areas

As the Taliban have unleashed a violent spate of bombings in Pakistan and Afghanistan to avenge the killing of al-Qaida supreme leader Osama bin Laden, the terrorist organization has lost a high-profile religious figure, Salim al Laibi in a recent U.S. drone attack in the town of Mirali in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency

66 Killed in Taliban Violence in Afghanistan, Pakistan

At least 66 people including Taliban militants have been killed in two days of violent attacks by the Islamist militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the last two days. A Taliban attack on an Afghan road construction company early on Thursday triggered an hours-long firefight that killed 36 people

America, Pakistan Make Efforts to Salvage Ties

U.S. Senator John Kerry warned Pakistan on Monday that "actions not words" are needed to tackle militant sanctuaries, as the two countries tried to salvage their relationship two weeks after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad.

Key Figure in Miami Terror Network Still Yet to be Captured

Although law enforcement agencies in Miami have succeeded in arresting three Pakistan-born U.S. nationals, including the imams of two Florida mosques, on charges of financing and supporting the Pakistani Taliban, it's likely that a key figure of this network has managed to evade capture and is still present on U.S. soil.

Pakistan's Parliament Decides to Review Ties with America

Frayed relations between Pakistan and the United States following the Navy SEALs raid on Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2 are likely to collapse after a special joint “in-camera” session of Pakistan’s parliament on Friday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the U.S.’ unilateral action in Abbottabad in violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty, and called for revisiting and reviewing Pakistan’s terms of engagement with the U.S.

Taliban Militants Bomb Muslim Shrine in Pakistan, Kill 42

Taliban militants carried out a double suicide bombing outside the shrine in Pakistan's Punjab province, killing 42 people and injuring more than 70 on Sunday. A Taliban spokesman, the same person who claimed responsibility for the killing of Pakistan's Christian Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, said his men are responsible for the suicide attacks.