A man adjusts a religious motif on a Tazia (miniature replicas of shrine) ahead of the festival of Ashura in Karachi, Pakistan. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

A suicide bombing at a Shia Muslim mosque killed at least 10 people in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan on Thursday, officials said, raising fear(...)

A file image of Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud with other militants in south Waziristan, in this still image taken from video shot October 4th, 2009. Photograph: Reuters

The Pakistani government accused the US of sabotaging peace talks with domestic Taliban fighters by killing their leader in a drone strike, as the mil(...)

A US drone strike in Pakistan killed Hakimullah Mehsud (left), the head of the Pakistani Taliban, the latest in a series of blows to Pakistan’s most feared militant group. Photograph: Reuters

Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader early today after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while (...)

Nawaz Sharif (front left), leader of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz, speaks with his brother Shahbaz Sharif, former chief minister of Punjab, in Lahore. Photograph: Reuters/Mohsin Raza

Nawaz Sharif, the former Pakistani prime minister whose party is forecast to win the most seats in this week’s general election, plans to open (...)