Eleven militants were killed when a US drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in  Datta Khel (red marker on map) in Pakistan’s north-western tribal region. Image: Google Maps.

Eleven militants were killed when a US drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan’s north-western tribal region bordering Afghan(...)

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf: his departure from Pakistan would remove a source of friction between the country’s powerful generals and the government of prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the government to lift a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, his lawyer said, paving the way f(...)

A man clears debris from the tarmac of Jinnah International Airport, in Karachi, after Sunday’s attack by Taliban militants.  Photograph: Athar Hussain/Reuters

Pakistan’s Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for an attack on a security academy at Karachi’s airport yesterday, less than 48 hours after an a(...)

 Pakistani security officials move to secure a boundary fence today after suspected militants attacked a building adjacent to Pakistan’s largest airport in Karachi. Photograph: Rehan Khan/EPA

Two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on Karachi’s airport academy and fled after Pakistani forces retaliated, a spokesman for the Airports Security (...)

A bereaved relative of an Airport Security Force soldier who was killed in Sunday’s Taliban attack on Jinnah International Airport is comforted at funeral prayers in Karachi. Photograph: Athar Hussain

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a brazen attack on the country’s busiest civilian airport by a squad of 10 heavily armed gunme(...)

Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, left, greets Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s, prime minister, during a swearing in ceremony for the prime minister this week.  Photograph: Udit Kulshrestha/ Bloomberg

“India’s Shinzo Abe?” The headline in an Indian paper about the election of Narendra Modi makes an interesting connection and speaks volumes about the(...)

Relatives of Muhammed Iqbal, husband of  Farzana Parveen who was beaten to death with bricks, sit at his residence in a village in Moza Sial. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters

The Pakistani police said yesterday they had arrested four more people in connection with the death of Farzana Parveen, a pregnant woman fatally be(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi (right)) and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, smile before the start of their bilateral meeting in New Delhi yesterday. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi delivered a blunt warning to old adversary Pakistan on his first day in the job yesterday, telling his counterpart(...)

India’s president Pranab Mukherjee (third left) administers the oath of office to new prime minister Narendra Modi (right)  at the presidential palace in New Delhi.  Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

A low-caste tea boy in his youth, Narendra Modi was today sworn in as India’s 15th prime minister at a ceremony in New Delhi attended by regional le(...)

India’s prime minister elect Narendra Modi has invited the leaders of Pakistan and other neighbours to his inauguration next week. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

India’s incoming prime minister, Narendra Modi, yesterday invited his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, to attend his swearing-in ceremony next wee(...)