Salman Taseer

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The plight of Christians in Pakistan illustrates some of the reasons why the West should care about Christian persecution. Photograph: iStock

Last Wednesday, the UK’s foreign office and some 120 other UK public buildings and churches were bathed in red light as part of Red Wednesday. The lat(...)

 Supporters of religious party Jamiat Ittehad Ulma shout slogans during a protest after Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian accused of blasphemy, and annulled her death sentence for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad in 2009, in Karachi, Pakistan. Photograph: Rehan Khan/EPA

The Pakistani lawyer who helped a Christian woman overturn her death sentence for blasphemy said on Saturday he had left the country in fear of his li(...)

Pakistani local journalists take images of the court verdict against the suspects in the  blasphemy lynching case outside the central jail in Haripur district. Photograph:  Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani court on Wednesday convicted 31 people over the campus lynching of a university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy, and sentence(...)

Women try to comfort a mother w hose son son was killed in the public park bomb attack in Lahore in Pakistan on Sunday. Photograph: KM Chaudary/AP

Shock and grief have enveloped Pakistan as the official death toll from Sunday’s suicide attack in Lahore rose to 69, with 341 people wounded. The loc(...)

‘This week the Cabinet has at last agreed, at the instigation of the Constitutional Convention (above), to remove the concept from the Constitution by means of referendum.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

There was a classic Haughey moment during the 1961 Dáil debate on the Defamation Bill. Challenged by Patrick McGilligan, a TD who was also a professor(...)

Wilson Saraj: “I never thought that they would attack in Peshawar.”

When his nephew rang with news of the suicide bombing of All Saints church in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Sunday, Wilson Saraj was in bed. Suddenly he f(...)