Joint Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai and her mother Torpekai at a press conference in Birmingham yesterday. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Reaching across gulfs of age, gender, faith, nationality and even international celebrity, the Norwegian Nobel Committee yesterday awarded the 2014(...)

Villagers sit on debris from their house after it was damaged during  exchanges of fire between Pakistan and India at the Pakistani border town of Dhamala Hakimwala, near Sialkot.  Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Fighting between India and Pakistan paused today after days of heavy shelling and gun battles across their disputed Himalayan border in Kashmir - the(...)

A man with his belongings on a tractor cart moves to a safer place at Jagowal village near Jammu on Thursday. India warned Pakistan it would pay an “unaffordable price” if it persisted with shelling and machine-gun fire across a heavily populated border area in the lowlands of Kashmir. Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan continued to exchange mortar and small arms fire yesterday along their northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir border, i(...)

A soldier from the Pakistan Rangers gestures to stop members of the media while walking with supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), during Revolution March towards the prime minister’s house in Islamabad today. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister’s house in central Islamabad today in their bid to force his removal, and closed down nationa(...)

Supporters of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri eats salt and splash water on their faces to avoid tear gas effects during clashes with police following an anti-government protest in Islamabad yesterday. Photograph: EPA/T Mughal

Demonstrators armed with wooden clubs and wire- cutters tried to storm the official residence of Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, yesterday(...)

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters during a mass anti-government protest for the seventh day in Islamabad today. Thousands of protesters have besieged Pakistan’s parliament in a bid to overthrow the government. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

An opposition politician leading protesters trying to bring down Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif said today that talks with the government h(...)

Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Pakistani-Canadian cleric, take a nap during a sit-in protest for the sixth day in Islamabad, Pakistan today. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA.

Thousands of Pakistani protesters tried to blockade parliament today after an anti-government cleric told them not to allow anyone in or out. Prime (...)

Former cricket star and opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters in Islamabad. Mr Khan says prime minister Nawaz Sharif rigged last year’s elections to secure his landslide win. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Thousands of protesters marched to the Pakistani parliament yesterday as part of a bid to force the prime minister to resign, using a crane and bolt (...)

Imran Khan (centre) addresses his supporters during the fourth day of protests in Islamabad. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

in Islamabad Politicians representing Pakistan’s third largest party will quit their seats in parliament as part of a high-stakes effort by former cri(...)

Imran Khan smiles to supporters after his speech during the fourth day of the ‘freedom march’ in Islamabad yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Faisal Mahmood

Pakistani politician Imran Khan has called on thousands of anti-government protesters to stop paying taxes and to practise civil disobedience until pr(...)