Indian activists from the right-wing organisation Vishva Hindu Parishad shout slogans during a protest against the Kashmir militant attack, in New Delhi on Friday. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s prime minister has warned Pakistan it will pay a “heavy price” for a suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed at least 40 paramilitaries on Thur(...)

Khaled Hosseini, UNHCR goodwill ambassador.

Like millions around the world, I have been moved by the recent public outcry and spontaneous acts of solidarity towards refugees in Europe. As an am(...)

Eleven militants were killed when a US drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in  Datta Khel (red marker on map) in Pakistan’s north-western tribal region. Image: Google Maps.

Eleven militants were killed when a US drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan’s north-western tribal region bordering Afghan(...)

A file image of Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud with other militants in south Waziristan, in this still image taken from video shot October 4th, 2009. Photograph: Reuters

The Pakistani government accused the US of sabotaging peace talks with domestic Taliban fighters by killing their leader in a drone strike, as the mil(...)

A US drone strike in Pakistan killed Hakimullah Mehsud (left), the head of the Pakistani Taliban, the latest in a series of blows to Pakistan’s most feared militant group. Photograph: Reuters

Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader early today after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while (...)

A soldier stands in front of a ‘Shadow’ Unmanned Aerial System during an official presentation by the German and U.S. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) at the US military base in Vilseck-Grafenwoehr. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

US drone strikes killed a Pakistani grandmother and 18 civilian labourers last year, Amnesty International said today, shedding new light on a major s(...)

A technician from a Pakistani  bomb disposal unit kneels down to rest, due to wearing his heavy protective suit, during a bomb search operation in Peshawar yesterday.  Parts of Pakistan are frequently hit with bomb attacks. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

A suicide bomber this morning rammed a car packed with explosives into the compound of a rival militant commander in northwest Pakistan, killing 15 pe(...)

File photo: a view of the city skyline is pictured in Karachi. Photograph: Stringer /Reuters

An earthquake killed at least 39 people when it struck a remote area of western Pakistan this afternoon, according to Pakistani government officials w(...)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 1st, 2011

Osama bin Laden was able to live in Pakistan undetected for nine years because of a breathtaking scale of negligence and incompetence, a leaked report(...)

A relative comforts a child, who was injured in a suicide bomb attack, after he was brought to the Lady Reading Hospital for treatment in Peshawar yesterday. Photograph:  Reuters/Khuram Parvez

A suicide bombing at a Pakistani religious centre killed 13 worshippers yesterday, the third major attack to test the new government since the Taliban(...)