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A general view of the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar in 2017. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

Pakistani security forces have killed three separatist insurgents who had stormed a luxury hotel in the port city of Gwadar 24 hours earlier, the mili(...)

Guards at an entrance to the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar, Pakistan. File photograph: Getty Images

Three gunmen attacked a luxury hotel in Pakistan’s southwestern port city of Gwadar on Saturday, killing at least one guard and battling security for(...)

Pakistani security officials at the scene of a bomb attack that targeted a Police vehicle outside the Sufi Muslim Data Gunj Buksh shrine in Lahore, Pakistan. Photograph: EPA

A bomb targeting Pakistani police outside a major Sufi shrine in the city of Lahore on Wednesday killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 20, o(...)

Ahmadi refugees from Pakistan   at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Centre in Pasyala, Sri Lanka, . Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Peter

There is growing concern in Sri Lanka for the welfare of hundreds of refugees who have been targeted by mob violence in the wake of last week’s Islami(...)

Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Christian who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy. Photograph:   British Pakistani Christian Association

At least 45 children died in the bombings in Sri Lanka. Some of them were first communicants and some were recently baptised babies. Were they murdere(...)

A file photograph of a measles vaccination being administered. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The number of measles cases in Ireland has increased more than three-fold, according to a United Nations (UN) report that warns millions of children w(...)

The front page of a Sri Lankan newspaper, showing coverage of the Easter Sunday blasts. Photograph: by Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP

After the horrific Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, which left hundreds dead and hundreds more injured, the government there moved to shut down acc(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote outside a polling station during the third phase of general election in Ahmedabad, India on April 23rd. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Millions of Indians voted on Tuesday in the third and largest phase of the country’s staggered general election, in which prime minister Narendra Modi(...)

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three(...)

Indian women wait outside to cast their votes at a polling station in Supana village in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Women make up about half of India’s population of more than 1.3 billion, but they continue to be poorly represented in parliament and state legislatur(...)

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