Relatives of the 2014 Peshawar school attack victims pray during a candlelight ceremony for the victims of the Bacha Khan university in Peshawar on Wednesday. Photograph: Jeeda Majeed/AFP/Getty Images

Attacks on education have long been a signature atrocity of the Pakistani Taliban, whose militants have set schools on fire, banished girls from class(...)

Indian activists carry placards denouncing  the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad, Maulana Masood Azhar, during a protest against an  attack on an  Indian air force base, in Mumbai,  January 4th, 2016. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan has arrested the head of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group on suspicion his outfit masterminded an attack earlier this month on an air base(...)

King Salman meeting US president Barack Obama in Washington last September. File photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The atrocity in Paris on November 13th blew away some of the gloom which had settled on a number of major companies. In the first 30 minutes of trad(...)

People hold candles to portraits of Indian security personnel who lost their lives in the militant attack at Pathankot airbase at the weekend. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

India is evaluating whether to have peace talks with nuclear rival Pakistan, scheduled for mid-January, in light of the attack on one of its air-force(...)

Seven Indian security personnel were  killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on  Pathankot airforce base, which began early yesterday. Four militants were also killed. Photograph: Nunarinder Nanu/AFP/Getty

Indian security forces were engaged in a firefight this evening with armed gunmen at an airforce base in northern Punjab state, adjoining the Pakista(...)

Punjab police personnel man a checkpoint in wake of a security alert following militant attacks at the base Pathankot air force base on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

At least two gunmen and a guard were killed in an attack on an Indian Air Force base on Saturday near the border with Pakistan, officials said, in an(...)

Indian soldiers march at the India Gate war memorial during a ceremony to commemorate 50th anniversary of a war between India and Pakistan, in New Delhi, India. Photograph:  Reuters

Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the t(...)

Children whose families say have been abused, turn their backs to the camera while they are interviewed by a Reuters correspondent in their village of Husain Khan Wala in Punjab province, Pakistan. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters.

Parents at the centre of a growing child abuse scandal in Pakistan have accused police of failing to do enough to break up a paedophile ring in Pun(...)

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(...)