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A man clears debris from the tarmac of Jinnah International Airport after last Sunday’s attack by Taliban militants which triggered an all-night battle leading to at least 27 deaths. Photograph:  Athar Hussain/Reuters

Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected Taliban hideouts in the tribal North Waziristan region today in response to an audacious attack on the countr(...)

A police official uses a metal detector to search the site of a bomb blast at a vegetable and fruit market in the outskirts of Islamabad. Photograph: Mian Khursheed /Reuters

A bomb exploded at a vegetable market on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital today, killing 20 people and injuring about 70, police and hosp(...)

A  crater at the scene of a bomb explosion that targeted the convoy of former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad, Pakistan. Photograph: EPA

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has escaped unharmed after a bomb attack in the capital Islamabad, police said. The bomb expl(...)

A policeman walks past a pool of blood while combing the area for attackers at the site of a bomb attack at the district court in Islamabad. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra /Reuters

Gunmen burst into a court in a busy shopping area in the centre of the Pakistani capital today killing at least 11 people, including a judge, p(...)

Pakistani security officials inspect the site of a suicide bomb blast near the Iranian consulate, in Peshawar, Pakistan on February 24th, 2014. At least two soldiers were killed and 10 injured in a suicide bombing near the Iranian consulate. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Pakistan’s army launched new air strikes targeting militant hideouts in the tribal region of North Waziristan today, killing at least 27 people(...)

Maulana Sami ul-Haq (r), one of the Taliban negotiators, and government negotiator Irfan Siddiqui  smile before a news conference in Islamabad. Photograph: Mian Khursheed/Reuters.

Representatives of the Pakistani Taliban and the government they are fighting sat down together for three hours in Islamabad today, a first tentative (...)

Members of a committee announced by banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan to hold peace talks with the Pakistani government:  professor Ibrahim of Islamic political party Jamat-e-Islami (second left), Maulana Sami-ul-Haq of Islamic political party Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam (centre) and chief cleric of Islamabad’s Red Mosque, Maulana Abdul Aziz (second right), attend a meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan.  Photograph: T Mughal/EPA

Pakistan’s last-ditch effort to hold peace talks with the Taliban suffered a setback today when the first meeting in an already bizarre process was ca(...)

Ahmed Raza Kasuri (c), lawyer for former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf, talks to media representatives outside a special court set up to try Mr Musharraf, in Islamabad. Photograph: T Mughal/EPA

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf was taken to hospital with chest pains on Wednesday while on his way to face treason charges in a spe(...)

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(...)

Kerry praises Pakistan as key partner
  • US
  • October 21, 2013, 06:44

The US relationship with Pakistan “could not be more important” as the Islamic republic grapples with economic and security woes and regional stabilit(...)

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