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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(...)

Let Her Fly: Ziauddin Yousafzai with his daughter in the 2015 documentary He Called Me Malala

“When I looked in her eyes that morning my heart was filled with joy,” says Ziauddin Yousafzai, recalling the day he met his daughter Malala for the f(...)

Supporters of Imran Khan celebrate on a street in Lahore, Pakistan. Photograph: Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Early unofficial results give former cricket star Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party a commanding lead in the country’s general electio(...)

  An undated handout video grab file taken from footage released by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan  in 2014 shows its head Mullah Fazlullah (C) at an undisclosed location at the Pakistan-Afghan border. File photograph: Handout/EPA

Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a US-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan defence ministry official said on (...)

Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl”, arrives to meet  Afghan president Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Afghanistan’s president on Wednesday welcomed back Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl” whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a symbol (...)

 Inam Khan, owner of a book shop in Islamabad, Pakistan, with the magazine cover featuring Sharbat Gula. Photograph: BK Bangash/AP Photo

A Pakistani judge on Friday ordered the deportation of Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl” whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a sym(...)

 Sharbat Gula  in Peshawar, Pakistan, last month: her arrest comes amid Pakistani pressure to send 2.5 million Afghan refugees back home even though Afghanistan is facing a bloody Taliban insurgency and would struggle to look after so many returnees. Photograph:  Reuters

A Pakistani court on Wednesday denied bail to Sharbat Gula, who was arrested for illegally living in Pakistan and is best known as the green-eyed Afgh(...)

 Inam Khan, owner of a book shop, with a copy of a magazine with the photograph of Afghan refugee  Sharbat Gulla on the cover, from his  collection in Islamabad, Pakistan. Photograph: B.K. Bangash/AP

Police in Pakistan have arrested the green-eyed Afghan refugee girl, whose photograph appeared on a National Geographic magazine cover, for having a f(...)

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