US drone strike in Pakistan kills three suspected militants

A US drone strike in Pakistan has killed three suspected militants near the Afghanistan border, according to intelligence officials.

Speed cameras set to increase in use on roads in Pakistan

High-tech speeding cameras come to low-tech Pakistani roads

Instinctive braking and muttered epithets: That is the universal response to the telltale flash of light indicating a driver has been caught on camera cruising over the speed limit.

Officials escort Rimsha Masih to a helicopter after her release in September

Christian girl accused of burning Koran is cleared of blasphemy

Pakistani court dismisses all charges against her and rules evidence was planted

Alleged Islamic terrorist with $10m bounty on his head offers to help US with aid for Superstorm Sandy victims

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Imran Khan salutes supporters during the ‘peace march’ against US drone attacks

Imran first to blink as march turns back from the badlands

Former cricketer hails anti-drones protest a success despite being prevented from entering tribal zone

The Pakistani Taliban warned yesterday that it opposes a planned “peace march” into dangerous tribal areas led by Imran Khan

Pakistani Taliban warn Imran Khan over 'peace march' into Waziristan

The Pakistani Taliban warned yesterday that it will oppose a planned “peace march” led by Imran Khan, and accused the cricketer-turned-politician of being “a slave of the West” who is using the issue of US drone strike for his own political gain.

Imran Khan plans to lead a march to South Waziristan against US drone attacks

Imran Khan braves march into Pakistan's Taliban heartland

Activists say up to 800 civilians have been killed by drone strikes in tribal areas in recent years

Shakil Afridi: The doctor tried to obtain a DNA sample of Bin Laden for the CIA

The doctor, a 'British' spy and the hunt for Osama

A green-eyed female spy with blonde hair and a British accent was reportedly one of the handlers of the Pakistani doctor who tried to help the CIA trace Osama Bin Laden.

Taliban kill nine Pakistani police cadets in Punjab

Nine Pakistani police cadets were killed yesterday by Taliban fighters who stormed into their house, chanted ‘God is Great’ and then opened fire on them.

US at limit of its patience with Pakistan

The US Defence Secretary, Leon Panetta, has warned that the United States is reaching the limits of its patience with Pakistan because of the safe havens the country offered to insurgents in neighbouring Afghanistan.

People lining the river bank wave British Union flags

Diamond Jubilee: Flag-waving, bunting and street parties from Padstow to Polynesia

From Thurso to Truro, communities came together yesterday in a riot of bunting and Union Flags despite the rain and overcast skies. An estimated six million people sat down to tens of thousands of jubilee-themed lunches across the UK, with 10,000 alone partying in Greenwich.

Acid attack victims Naziran Bibi and Naila Farhat

Acid attack victims fight to stop release of their film in Pakistan

Women fear being ostracised if Oscar winning documentary is screened in homeland

Hillary Clinton presses Pakistan to do more to stamp out terrorism

Standing next to India's foreign minister, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressed neighbouring Pakistan today to do more to stamp out homegrown terrorism, in comments likely to please the Indian government but annoy Pakistani leaders.

Bin Laden family is deported

Pakistani authorities deported Osama bin Laden's three widows and his children to Saudi Arabia early today, less than a week before the first anniversary of the American raid that killed the al-Qa'ida leader in his hideout.

Officials at the site of the plane, which had flown from Karachi

Almost 130 feared dead in Pakistan air crash

Pilot was preparing to land when the plane crashed in bad weather on farmland near capital

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