Russian president Vladimir Putin gestures to Chinese president Xi Jinping as other heads of state look on during the Brics/SCO summits in Ufa. Photograph: Ria Novosti/Getty Images

As Europe focused on Greece’s travails, leaders of the so-called Brics nations launched ambitious financial projects that could, in time, come to offe(...)

Pakistani security personnel make way for ambulances carrying the bodies of Shia Muslims following Wednesday’s attack. Photograph:  Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images

Gunmen on motorcycles boarded a bus and opened fire on commuters in Pakistan’s volatile southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, killing at least 43, po(...)

Members of the Pakistani armed forces carry the coffins of the victims of a helicopter crash, during a funeral attended by army officials and diplomats in Gilgit, Pakistan. Photograph: EPA/Zafar Barcha

Pakistan’s military have brought the bodies of two ambassadors and two ambassadors’ wives to Islamabad, a day after they were killed in a helicopter c(...)

  Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “We will continue to be on Yemen’s side, whether in humanitarian or in other ways.” Photograph: EPA/Turkish Presidental Press Office

Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Raheel Sharif are due in Riyadh on Thursday to mend fences with Saudi Arabia. The kingdom, under(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping receives flowers from a Pakistani girl after arriving at Nur Khan air base in Rawalpindi.  Mr Xi  arrived in Islamabad on Monday for his first state visit to Pakistan, where he is expected to announce investment of €42.77 billion. Photograph:  AFP/Press Information Department, Pakistan

China’s President Xi Jinping arrived in Islamabad on Monday for his first state visit to Pakistan, where he is expected to announce investment of €42.(...)

Yemenis gather beside a burning vehicle allegedly belonged to Houthi fighters following clashes with tribal militiamen loyal to Yemeni president Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi in the southern port city of Aden. Photograph: EPA

Pakistan has made no decision on whether to give military support to a Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said o(...)

Yemeni supporters of the Shia Houthi militia hold a portrait the movement’s leader, Abdul-Malik al-Huthi, yesterday.

Yemen’s president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, left his refuge in Aden under Saudi protection yesterday and arrived in Saudi Arabia as Houthi rebels fou(...)

Sumera Bibi, sister of Shafqat Hussain who was charged as a child with murder and due to be hanged, reacts during a news conference with other family members in Muzaffarabad on Wednesday. Photograph: Abu Arqam Naqash/Reuters

Pakistan has stayed the execution of a man charged as a child with murder for three days just hours before he was due to hang, media said on Thursday(...)

Pakistani Christians gather in front of a church following suicide bombing attacks on churches in Lahore on Sunday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Bombs outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed 14 people and wounded nearly 80 during Sunday services, and witnesses said quick (...)

People and relatives of victims who were injured in a suicide attack gather at a hospital in Shikarpur, Pakistan. Photograph: Waqar Hussein/EPA

An explosion ripped through a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan during weekly prayers yesterday, killing more than 40 people and wounding at least 50 (...)