Pakistan cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan speaks to the media after casting his vote in the  general election. Photograph: Aamir  Quereshi/AFP/Getty Images.

Former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan’s party says it has acquired the support of the politicians required to form a coalition government after winn(...)

Supporters of Imran Khan, head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, celebrate the result of the National Assembly elections in Hyderabadi. Photograph: Nadeem Khawer/EPA.

Imran Khan has begun putting together his governing coalition as the former cricketer looks set to take over as Pakistan’s prime minister within days,(...)

Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. Photograph: /Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed 24 people in an area of Kabul where prominent politicians live, causing residents and analysts to question the gov(...)