Don't hurt my boy, mother begs kidnappers

The mother of a five-year-old British boy snatched by gun-wielding robbers in Pakistan wept today as she begged the kidnappers not to hurt him

Suicide car bomber kills four in northwest Pakistan

A suicide car bomber killed three policemen and a child today in an attack on a police station in a northwestern Pakistani town, police said.

Andrew Buncombe: A happy visa story from the High Commission in Pakistan

Last year when there was a mounting row about the backlog of visas being processed at the British High Commission in Islamabad, I spoke with several Pakistani students about a situation the Home Secretary Alan Johnson would later admit was unacceptable.

Islamabad to protest over racist crowd

Pakistan's Sports Minister Ejaz Hussain Jakhrani has suggested government intervention after the national cricket team was racially abused during the Napier test against New Zealand.

Americans held in Pakistan 'wanted to join jihad'

Five young Americans detained in Pakistan, which is fighting an increasingly violent Taliban insurgency, wanted to join a holy war and were in contact with militants through the Internet, officials said today.

Andrew Buncombe and Omar Waraich: Arrival of more troops will arouse suspicion in Pakistan

While it is to Afghanistan that additional American troops are being dispatched, Barack Obama's administration has made it clear that its policy is dependent on "getting it right" in neighbouring Pakistan – a country that has very different regional priorities to the US.

US 'wants to guard Pakistan's nuclear arsenal'

Concern that weapons could fall into enemy hands prompted drastic plan, claims 'New Yorker' report

Pakistan demands help to catch 'most wanted'

The black-and-white front page notices on Pakistan's newspapers looked like a throwback to America's own epoch of lawless violence, though in place of the words "Wanted Dead or Alive" there was a Koranic verse exhorting the faithful to "not make mischief on the earth". They featured Pakistan's most wanted, all 19 of them from the wild northwest.

Bombs see UN pull out of region in turmoil

Agency withdraws from north-west Pakistan and suspends development work as lethal strikes leave 35 dead

30 killed outside bank in Pakistan blast

A suicide bomber killed 30 people outside a bank near Pakistan's capital today, while the UN said spreading violence in the country had forced it to suspend long-term development work in the north west regions along the Afghan border.

Questions Of Cash: 'Should NatWest have charged me 360 for a 5 error?'

Q. I had a bank account with NatWest for six years. In that time, I accidentally went overdrawn a couple of times but by no more than 5. Each time I was charged 28. On the last occasion, I complained and NatWest said it would review matters and contact me afterwards which has not happened. A year and a half ago I relocated to the US. Before moving away, I went 4 overdrawn by mistake. I paid this as soon as I noticed my error. But now I have received several threatening letters stating that I owe NatWest 332.59 in interest and charges. Can I do something against such disproportionate charges? HC, United States.

Scores killed as bomb blast rips through busy market

Bomb devastates Peshawar just hours after Hillary Clinton flies in to Pakistan

Pakistan starts offensive in South Waziristan

Pakistan's army began a ground operation against Taliban militants in the South Waziristan region on the Afghan border today, with soldiers advancing from three directions, officials said.

Leading article: Pakistan finally takes on the monster it created

This is a battle that Islamabad should have embarked upon long ago
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