Malala Yousafzai: the latest recipient of the Tipperary International Peace Award.
Malala Yousafzai profile

After Malala Yousafzai was shot by members of the Taliban in October 2012 she underwent a life-saving operation in Pakistan before being transferred, (...)

Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif (right) inspects the guard of honour with Chinese premier Li Keqiang  during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, today. Mr Sharif’s government has been criticised for re-introducing the death penalty. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Pakistan’s new government, striving to appear determined to rein in escalating crime and militancy, has ended a ban on the death penalty, in a move co(...)

Nawaz Sharif arrives to inspect the guard of honor during a ceremony at his official  residence in Islamabad yesterday after he was sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister. Photograph: Reuters/Mian Khursheed

Nawaz Sharif was sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister yesterday, pledging to halt US drone strikes and tackle an entrenched energy shortage as the n(...)

Supporters of Nawaz Sharif carry portraits of the Pakistani prime minister in Lahore yesterday as they celebrate his election victory. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Nawaz Sharif has been here twice before, and the last time it did not end well for him or for Pakistan. Many of those celebrating the we(...)

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 (...)

Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar talks to journalists outside the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi,  last month. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Gunmen have killed Pakistan’s lead prosecutor investigating the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, throwing the case that a(...)

Shazia Ramzan has to ask permission from the two policemen who sit beside the front door when she wants to leave her home.

Four months after the Taliban tried to kill Pakistan i schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai (15), the two girls injured in the same attack are strugglin(...)