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A friend comforts Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui, who escaped a kidnapping attempt, after he made a statement to police. Photograph: Caren Firouz/Reuters

Fearing that his attackers would spot him from a distance, the investigative journalist Taha Siddiqui threw off his bright red sweater as he jumped in(...)

Pakistan: A risky estrangement

The decision by the United States to suspend almost $1 billion in security aid to Pakistan may have been accompanied by President Donald Trump’s trade(...)

Pakistani students burn images of US president Donald Trump during a protest against aid cuts in Islamabad on Friday. Photograph: Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

The US is suspending security assistance to Pakistan as the Trump administration escalates pressure on the government in Islamabad to prevent terroris(...)

 Pakistani foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif  pictured with US ambassador to Pakistan David Hale at a meeting in Islamabad on November 6th. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador to protest against US president Donald Trump’s angry tweet about Pakistani “lies and deceit”, which foreign mi(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!.’ File photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said on Monday the country had “foolishly” handed Pakistan more than $33 billion (€27.5bn) in aid over the last 15 years whi(...)

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks during a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, on September 26th, 2017. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

A Pakistani court has indicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter and son-in-law on corruption charges stemming from documents leaked(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy has bemoaned a lack of ‘respect’ for lobbyists. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

This month saw the second anniversary of the State’s lobbying disclosure regime. Was there a cake and candles? Was there, hell. Two years in, one thin(...)

Firefighters and rescue workers remove the body of a victim from debris at the site of a collapsed building in Mumbai, India, on Thursday. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

At least 21 people are dead and more than a dozen others trapped after monsoon downpours caused a building to collapse in Mumbai. The four-storey re(...)

US president Donald Trump has committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Nato allies on Tuesday welcomed US president Donald Trump’s decision to commit more forces to Afghanistan, as part of a new US strategy he said would (...)

The Red Fort monument is reflected on the bulletproof glass covering the podium from where Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will deliver an  independence day speech in Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

National flags are being hawked at traffic lights, the Indian parliament has been illuminated, and monkey traps have been installed around Delhi monum(...)

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