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Pakistan's former president and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party Pervez Musharraf (C) is escorted by security officials as he leaves an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad today. Photorgaph: Tanveer Ahmed/Reuters

A Pakistani judge today ordered the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf be held in custody for two more weeks, until the next hearing in a c(...)

Musharraf arrested

It’s difficult not to have a sense that Pervez Musharraf is belatedly getting a taste of his own medicine. This time round, however, at least t(...)

Supporters of Pakistan's former president and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League   party, Pervez Musharraf, chant slogans as they gather outside his residence in Islamabad yesterday. Mr Musharraf was placed under house arrest today. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

A Pakistani judge placed former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf under house arrest this morning in the boldest step yet by the countr(...)

The order to arrest former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf pushed Pakistan’s judiciary into uncharted territory. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf ran from an Islamabad courtroom on Thursday after judges ordered his arrest, dealing a fresh blow t(...)

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf (left) leaves after an  appearance before the High Court in Rawalpindi yesterday. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf is apparently holed up at his private compound on the outskirts of Islamabad after a court rev(...)

Rice is the staple food for about three billion people worldwide. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Rice imported from some countries contains high levels of lead that could pose a health risk to children, researchers have claimed. (...)

A man collects his belonging at the site of a bomb attack near Jalozai camp in Nowshera district, last week in which at least twelve people were killed. Pakistan's military has failed to break the back of the Taliban, despite numerous offensives against their strongholds in the semiautonomous tribal areas near the Afghan border. Photograph: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters

Dozens of suspected militants attacked a major power station in northwest Pakistan with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades and killed seven (...)

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf speaks during a news conference in Dubai yesterday. Photograph: Mohammad Abu Omar/Reuters

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf returned home today after nearly four years of self-imposed exile despite the possibility of arres(...)

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journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi while researching a story on Islamist militants in the months following the September 11th, 2001, attacks on the United States. Photograph: Reuters

Pakistan has arrested a former militant leader in connection with the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, security offici(...)

A man holds a gun at an exhibit of weapons at the China International Exhibition on Police Equipment in Beijing in this April 21, 2010 file photo. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters
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China has become the world’s fifth largest arms exporter with 5 per cent of global trade, its highest positio(...)

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