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 0:54

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(...)

File photo: a view of the city skyline is pictured in Karachi. Photograph: Stringer /Reuters

An earthquake killed at least 39 people when it struck a remote area of western Pakistan this afternoon, according to Pakistani government officials w(...)

A man who was injured in one of yesterday’s suicide bomb attacks  receives treatment at a hospital in Parachinar  in Pakistan’s tribal area on the Afghan border. Photograph: Reuters

The death toll from a pair of coordinated suicide bombs targeting Shia s in a volatile Pakistani town near the Afghan border rose to 52 overnight, off(...)