Ambulance cars transport the bodies of six labourers who were allegedly killed by Taliban militants in restive Karachi, Pakistan. Photograph: Shahzaib Akber/EPA

People in Pakistan are praising a teenage boy who died this week while trying to stop a suicide bomber who was targeting his school. Local police offi(...)

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 (...)

A man collects his belonging at the site of a bomb attack near Jalozai camp in Nowshera district, last week in which at least twelve people were killed. Pakistan's military has failed to break the back of the Taliban, despite numerous offensives against their strongholds in the semiautonomous tribal areas near the Afghan border. Photograph: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters

Dozens of suspected militants attacked a major power station in northwest Pakistan with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades and killed seven (...)

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(...)