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Katharine Houreld

Katharine Houreld

    Pakistani family sentenced to death for 'honour killing'
    Pakistani family sentenced to death for 'honour killing'
    Four men who ...
    Online abuse a real danger for Pakistani women
    Online abuse a real danger for Pakistani women
    Internet abuse of women in Pakistan is triggering real-world violence against them, but large social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter...
    Pakistan PM condemns 'brutal killing' of pregnant woman
    Pakistan PM condemns 'brutal killing' of pregnant woman
    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has demanded to know why police apparently stood by while a pregnant woman was stoned and beaten to death by...
    Afghanistan's vice-president Fahim dies
    Afghanistan's vice-president Fahim dies
    The powerful Afghan vice-president died of natural causes on Sunday, a government spokesperson said, only weeks before Afghanistan goes to the...
    Pakistan marks democratic milestone in violence-marred poll
    Pakistan marks democratic milestone in violence-marred poll
    An attack on the office of the Awami National Party (ANP) in the commercial capital, Karachi, killed 10 people and wounded 30, followed by another...
    Kenya's march to find militants in Somalia fruitless
    Kenya's march to find militants in Somalia fruitless
    Kenyan troops marched into a decaying Somalian fishing village two months ago, but the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants they came to hunt are...
    Rules of engagement move into the 21st century
    Rules of engagement move into the 21st century
    Kenyan soldiers and members of an extremist Islamist militant group have been fighting each other in Somalia since Kenya invaded two months ago....
    AU troops in Somalia face funding shortfall
    AU troops in Somalia face funding shortfall
    African Union troops fighting al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in the failed state of Somalia have a $10-million funding gap which has delayed the...
    Somali women preyed on by rapists amid famine
    Somali women preyed on by rapists amid famine
    Refugee Barwago Mohamud huddles silently beneath a few blankets stretched over sticks at night, fearing for her life after a neighbour was raped...
    The lifesaving technology lurking in the laundry basket
    The lifesaving technology lurking in the laundry basket
    What do mosquitoes like more than clean, human skin? Stinky socks. Scientists think the musky odour of human feet can be used to attract and kill...
    Suicide attack on AU base in Somalia kills three
    Suicide attack on AU base in Somalia kills three
    Three people were killed after suicide bombers attacked an African Union peacekeeping base in the Somali capital on Monday, the AU said in a press...
    Somali AU bases hit by simultaneous suicide attacks
    Somali AU bases hit by simultaneous suicide attacks
    Five simultaneous suicide attacks targeted African Union (AU) bases in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Monday night, officials said.