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Cricket security officials will gather in Bangladesh later this week to decide whether it is safe to stage the World Twenty20 there. They may decide on a last-ditch switch to another country, possibly Sri Lanka, if there are enough concerns that it will be dangerous to run a tournament in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong, where there has been severe civil unrest recently.

Passengers disembarking Pakistan International Airlines flight PK709 bound for Manchester from Lahore, at Stansted Airport, Essex

'Idiots not terrorists': two cleared of endangering aircraft that had to make emergency landing at Stansted

Two men have been cleared of threatening to blow up a plane after a judge ruled they had no case to answer.

Paperback review: At the Time of Partition, By Moniza Alvi

Alvi, a former TS Eliot and Whitbread poetry prizes shortlistee, takes a historical journey as the structure for this narrative poem.

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US evacuates consulate in Lahore as militants carry out attacks

Action follows specific threat, which is ‘not related to other embassy closures’

Two men charged with endangering an aircraft after Pakistan Airlines flight was diverted over UK

Armed police boarded the flight at Stansted airport after an RAF Typhoon jet was scrambled to escort the Boeing 777

Tomorrow a new Pakistan is born

It is very easy to get swept away with dreams for a ‘Naya Pakistan’, yet the result of the elections could not be more important for both Pakistan and the wider world

Supporters of Imran Khan at a rally in Karachi yesterday

Thousands gather to hear Imran Khan’s hospital bed election address

PTI supporters hope a late surge can lift former cricketer to win Saturday’s vote

Imran Khan is taken to hospital in Lahore

'His spine is intact': Full recovery expected but fall takes cricketer turned politician Imran Khan off Pakistan election trail

Contrary to initial reports politician has not fractured his skull

India demands justice from Pakistan over death of convicted spy Sarabjit Singh in prison attack

The body of an Indian man convicted more than 20 years ago in Pakistan on terrorism and spying charges, is being flown back to India after he died following an attack in a jail in Lahore. The incident has the potential to fuel the opinions of hardliners on both side of the border.

A Muslim demonstrator burns a cross in Badami Bagh on Saturday

Neighbours' row ends in a holy war against Christians of Pakistan

Muslim mob goes on arson rampage in Lahore after alleged blasphemy

Firefighters battle the blaze at one of the factories in Karachi

Pakistan PM at centre of allegations over dropped Karachi factory fire murder charges

The prime minister of Pakistan is again at the centre of controversy – this time over allegations that he instructed officials to drop murder charges against the owner of a Karachi factory where 259 people died in a fire.

Who is Islamic cleric Dr. Tahir ul-Qadri? And why should Pakistan care?

He only arrived from Canada last month and already he's sparking protests and making headlines with his demands for a radical overhaul of the current political system

Alastair Cook is looking forward to working with father figure on England’s forthcoming one-day tour

Don't panic! Captain Alastair Cook sets off to join Dad's army in India

Nickname he gave to the new new one-day coach Ashley Giles was born of affection and respect

Cough syrup linked to 33 deaths in Pakistan

Pakistani authorities are investigating allegations that cough syrup has killed 33 people over the past three days, a government official said, the second time in recent months medicine is suspected of causing multiple deaths.

Paperbacks: Heaven on Earth By Sadakat Kadri

Learned and wise, a leading lawyer's "journey through Shari'a law" must be read by anyone who seeks an informed view on Islam's legal traditions and their role today.

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