Seven children among 13 killed in #Pakistan landslide

    KARACHI (AFP) – Thirteen people including seven children were crushed to death in Karachi Tuesday when a rare landslide struck their thatch huts as they slept, officials said. The victims, who police said were from three families, were living on a plot of land carved out of a hill in the eastern neighbourhood of Gulistane Jauhar when the tragedy struck in the early hours. Tearful relatives gathered at the scene, watching as the bodies were pulled from the rubble and wrapped in shrouds. One victim was a girl believed to be as young as six months, a rescue worker told … Continue reading Seven children among 13 killed in #Pakistan landslide

#Indonesia criticizes #SaudiArabia for hajj disaster response

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia criticized Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for its slow response to the hajj pilgrimage disaster in Mina, saying its diplomats only received full access to the dead and injured days after the crush. The criticism from Indonesia, the Muslim world’s most populous country, comes as its officials, as well as those in India and Pakistan, say that Saudi officials gave foreign diplomats some 1,100 pictures of those killed in last week’s disaster. Source: Indonesia criticizes Saudi Arabia for hajj disaster response – Pacific – Stripes Continue reading #Indonesia criticizes #SaudiArabia for hajj disaster response

#Taliban kill 20 in attack on #Pakistan air force base’s mosque 

PESHAWAR, Pakistan –  A brazen Taliban attack on a Pakistani military base on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar killed 20 people on Friday, including 16 worshippers who were gunned down when the militants stormed a mosque inside … Continue reading #Taliban kill 20 in attack on #Pakistan air force base’s mosque