Pakistan’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf pictured in November 2014. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has been acquitted in a murder case involving the killing of a nationalist leader in a military operation.(...)

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(...)

Abdul Malik, chief minister of Baluchistan (6th from left), along with Pakistan Army soldiers and locals, attends a funeral prayer for the victims of the attack on a construction site. Photograph: Directorate General Public Information Department (DGPID)/Reuters

Gunmen attacked a Pakistani construction site and killed 20 labourers as they slept on Saturday, a government official said, in what appeared to be fu(...)

Soldiers patrol outside Jinnah International Airport in Karachi today after Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan’s busiest airport last night.  Photograph: Athar Hussain/Reuters

Militants stormed Pakistan’s biggest airport last night and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country’s most high-pr(...)

Firefighters extinguish a fire on burning vehicles, as security officials and rescue workers collect evidence at the site of a bomb attack in Quetta today. PhotographNaseer Ahmed/Reuters

Two bombings in separate parts of Pakistan have killed 17 people and left dozens of others injured. In the south-western city of Quetta, (...)

 Pakistani security officials inspect the wreckage of a  police vehicle after a  bomb attack on police  guarding polio vaccinators. Photograph: EPA

Militants killed 12 members of the security escort for a polio vaccination team in northwest Pakistan today, detonating a roadside bomb before (...)

Security officials cordon off the site of a suicide blast in Rawalpini, Pakistan, yesterday. A Taliban suicide bomber killed 10 people in a crowded market near the Pakistani army headquarters. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

A bomb ripped through a bus full of Shia pilgrims in western Pakistan and killed at least 22 people today, police said, extending a spate of sectarian(...)

An unidentified attacker shot dead Iranian deputy industries minister Safdar Rahmat Abadi in Tehran yesterday evening. Foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.  Photograph: Reuters.

An unidentified attacker shot dead Iranian deputy industries minister Safdar Rahmat Abadi in Tehran yesterdayevening, the state news agency IRNA repor(...)

A technician from a Pakistani  bomb disposal unit kneels down to rest, due to wearing his heavy protective suit, during a bomb search operation in Peshawar yesterday.  Parts of Pakistan are frequently hit with bomb attacks. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

A suicide bomber this morning rammed a car packed with explosives into the compound of a rival militant commander in northwest Pakistan, killing 15 pe(...)

People use boats as they visit an island that rose from the sea following an earthquake, off Pakistan’s Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea. Photograph: Reuters

Survivors built makeshift shelters with sticks and bedsheets after their mud houses were destroyed in an earthquake that killed 348 people in south-we(...)