The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) was the fourth largest party in the outgoing parliament and is powerful in Pakistan’s economic capital, Karachi.
The defendant accused of “anti-white racism” in a Paris court is white himself.
For the first time a French anti-racism group is supporting a legal case of racism against a white person.
Punches were reportedly thrown in the French parliament on Thursday night as MPs wrapped up the long debate on the government’s gay marriage bill.
Liberal and left-wing MPs held a sit-in at the Shura Council Monday, calling for the dismissal of the country's interior minister after the weekend attack on Coptic Christians.
Former US president Jimmy Carter warned Friday that deadly religious violence in Myanmar was undermining the country's hard-won democratic reforms.
Tom Rhodes, a consultant with the Committee to Protect Journalists in east Africa, takes up the mysterious death in Mombasa of a Kenyan journalist.
The number of Syrian refugees reaching Iraqi Kurdistan has doubled in three months, with 800 arriving daily, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Is violence a threat to upcoming elections in Pakistan?
In Nigeria, at least 36 people have been killed in clashes in Central Plateau State over the past week. At least 23 people were killed in similar attacks two weeks ago.