Malala Yousafzai: was shot at point-blank range in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan. She was awarded an honour last night by schoolchildren in Tipperary.  Photograph: Press 22/PA

The young woman who would not be silenced walked into the Ballykisteen Hotel in Co Tipperary to loud applause and a standing ovation last night. Malal(...)

Pakistan’s former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf arrives at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad, Pakistan, in April. Photograph: AP

A Pakistani court indicted Pervez Musharraf yesterday in connection with the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. It is the f(...)

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban last year. Photograph: PA

The 16-year-old Pakistani school pupil who was shot by the Taliban last year for campaigning for girls’ education will receive the Tipperary Internati(...)

Pakistan’s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf. Photograph: Reuters

A court in Pakistan has formally indicted former military dictator Pervez Musharraf with the murder of former premier Benazir Bhutto who was assassin(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Pakistan's former president and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party Pervez Musharraf (C) is escorted by security officials as he leaves an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad today. Photorgaph: Tanveer Ahmed/Reuters

A Pakistani judge today ordered the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf be held in custody for two more weeks, until the next hearing in a c(...)

Supporters of Pakistan's former president and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League   party, Pervez Musharraf, chant slogans as they gather outside his residence in Islamabad yesterday. Mr Musharraf was placed under house arrest today. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

A Pakistani judge placed former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf under house arrest this morning in the boldest step yet by the countr(...)