Pakistani forces have targeted the militants behind the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar on Tuesday in which 132 students were killed. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters.

Pakistan executed two prominent militants on Friday, sources said, in a clear response to this week‘s massacre of more than 130 children at a school.T(...)

A Pakistani court has granted bail to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers have said. Pictured in 2008 is the Taj Hotel, Mumbai. Photograph: Arko Datta/Reuters

A Pakistani court has granted bail to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers have said.The de(...)

Pakistani children pray for victims who were killed in the attack at the army-run school in Peshawar. Photograph: EPA/Rehan Khan

Sitting on red picnic chairs outside in the morning chill, the men had gathered along a disused train track to bury Mubeen Shah.Until Tuesday, the 16(...)

Tuesday’s massacre of scores of schoolchildren in Peshawar was not the first outrage committed by the Pakistani Taliban, whose previous targets have i(...)

A woman prays for Mohammed Anas, (14), who survived from an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, as he lies on a hospital bed in Peshawar. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

Pakistan’s army chief, General Raheel Sharif, travelled to Afghanistan on Wednesday to seek help in locating the Pakistani Taliban commanders who orc(...)

Prayers for the victims of the Peshawar school attack during a memorial ceremony in Islamabad Pakistan, 16th December 2014. Photograph: EPA/T. Mughal

The Pakistani prime minister lifted a moratorium on the death penalty on Wednesday after Taliban gunmen attacked a school on Tuesday, killing 132 stud(...)

Women mourn their relative Mohammed Ali Khan (15), a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, at his house in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and open(...)

Security guards carry a student injured in the school attack  by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photograph: AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

For one of the world’s more parochial Islamist militant groups, the Pakistan Taliban, or Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has a habit of grabbing glob(...)

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(...)