Asher John

Foreign Correspondent


  • Failed Bomber Says 400 Suicide Attackers in Training in Pakistan

    A teenager arrested as an accomplice to Pakistan's deadliest suicide bombing of the year has said that up to 400 suicide bombers are being groomed to wage carnage in the nuclear-armed nation.

  • Muslim Desecrates Bible in Pakistan to 'Avenge' Quran Burning

    A 24-year-old Muslim man desecrated the Bible at the gates of Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lahore on Friday in order to “avenge” extremist American preacher Terry Jones’ desecration of the Quran in Florida last month.

  • 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.

  • 22 Killed in Afghan Protests over Florida Quran Burning

    At least 22 people have been killed in Afghanistan so far in a series of violent protests against the burning of the Quran by two Florida pastors, according to reports coming from Afghanistan.

  • Pakistan Gov't Failed Its Christian Minister

    Bhatti\'s family said he was never given an extended security cover and had the same security from his first to the last day as minister, despite many requests to the government for more protection.