In a new report, the U.S. State Department strongly criticizes Islamic State (IS) militants -- as well as the Russian, Iranian, and Azerbaijani governments -- for human rights abuses.
Officials say that more than 1,000 people have died from a recent heat wave in southern Pakistan, with thousands still being treated as temperatures started to ease.
A four-day heat wave has killed more than 780 people in Karachi as the government declared a holiday in the southern Pakistani city to encourage people to stay home.
Pakistani paramilitary forces June 23 gunned down at least 10 militants in two encounters in suburban areas of the sprawling southern city of Karachi, authorities said.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for emergency measures as the death toll from a three-day heat wave in southern Pakistan reached nearly 700.
The UN's top official for refugees has urged the world not to "forget" the millions of Afghans forced to live for decades in Pakistan because of war in their home country.
Officials say more than 450 people have died from a three-day heat wave in southern Pakistan, and a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.
Reports from Pakistan say more than 220 people have died during a heatwave in the southern province of Sindh.
At least two people were killed and nine injured during clashes between security forces and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bannu town in northwestern Pakistan.
Officials in Pakistan have raised the death toll from a brutal heat wave in the Karachi area to at least 122.
Reports from Pakistan say at least five people died on June 20 as a result of sweltering temperatures in Sindh and Baluchistan provinces during what was one of the hottest days of 2015 so far.
A U.S. State Department report says terrorist attacks worldwide went up by more than one-third and fatalities surged by 81 percent in 2014.