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Burnt vehicles at the scene of an Oil tanker accident on the outskirts of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Photograph: EPA

An oil tanker crashed and exploded on a road in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 150 people, many of whom were collecting leaking fuel before it (...)

Moshin Hamid: “It’s entirely possible to construct a society which is much more equitable but doesn’t put restrictions on migration.” Photograph: Anna Huix/The New York Times

“My sense is that there’s a real fear of the future right now,” says Mohsin Hamid. “People all over the world are finding it hard to imagine a future (...)

Toheed Ahmad: October 15th, 1947-January 21st, 2017
Obituary: Toheed Ahmad
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  • February 18, 2017, 05:53

Toheed Ahmad, who has died in Lahore, at the age of 69, was Pakistan’s ambassador to Ireland in the years 2004 to 2007. During that time, he made many(...)

Soldiers cordon off the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine, after the attack that killed 83 people. Photograph: Yousuf Nagori/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80(...)

Police and security officers cordon off the area of a deadly bombing, in Lahore, Pakistan. Photograph: KM Chaudhry/AP Photo

An explosion near the Punjab provincial assembly in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed at least 13 people and wounded nearly 60 on Monday, a local em(...)

Syed Qasim Raza from Pakistan, with Cheltenham winner Vroum Vroum Mag. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Syed Qasim Raza knew nothing about horses growing up. He was almost as surprised as his family when he suddenly developed a keen interest in horse rid(...)

Ahmad Khan Rahami is taken into custody after a shootout with police on Monday in Linden, NJ. He was wanted for questioning over the bombings in Chelsea, New York and the New Jersey shore town of Seaside Park. Photograph: Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media via AP

Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected of placing bombs in New York and New Jersey last weekend, spent time in a seminary in Pakistan closely associated(...)

Pakistani local residents inspect the site of a  bomb attack at a district court in Mardan on September 2nd, 2016. Photograph: A Majeeda Majeed/Getty Images

Two bombs killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens outside a court complex in northwest Pakistan, a rescue official said, hours after militants f(...)

The marriage certificate showing a photograph of Zeenat Rafiq, who was burned alive by her mother for marrying a man without her parents’ consent. Photograph: EPA

A woman in Pakistan is suspected of burning her 17-year-old daughter alive to punish her for marrying against the family’s wishes. Police said Zeenat(...)

Loyalist forces stand guard on a main road in the Mansoura residential district of Yemen’s second city of Aden after they pushed Al-Qaeda out of parts of the  city. Photograph:  Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian priest, Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, was reported to have been crucified by Islamic State in Yemen on Good Friday. The bishop for the area has said th(...)

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