Two men have been cleared of threatening to blow up a plane after a judge ruled they had no case to answer.
Action follows specific threat, which is ‘not related to other embassy closures’
Armed police boarded the flight at Stansted airport after an RAF Typhoon jet was scrambled to escort the Boeing 777
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
Muslim mob goes on arson rampage in Lahore after alleged blasphemy
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.
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
Nickname he gave to the new new one-day coach Ashley Giles was born of affection and respect
Lahore is following cities as diverse as London, Tehran and Moscow in introducing women-only facilities. But do 'gender ghettos' make women more or less free?
From master of the universe to Islamist: a fresh view on war on terror
Woman takes 18-hour, 12,000 kilometre round trip after falling asleep on plane
Foreign aid agency ends theatre group deal amid allegations money is not being used appropriately
When looking for an excellent translation of a work of fiction from Switzerland or Germany, a volume of philosophy from France, or narratives from the languages of the African continent, do your thoughts turn to Kolkata? Perhaps they should. Long regarded as a city of literature and learning, the metropolis by the Hooghly has another string to its erudite bow, still too well-kept a secret in Britain: Seagull Books.
Begum Nusrat Bhutto was the wife of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan between 1973 and 1977. She suffered not only his loss, when he was hanged in April 1979 by General Zia ul Haq, but the early deaths of both her sons and of her daughter Benazir, leaving only one child, a daughter, to survive her. The beautiful Iranian-born matriarch became a focus for Bhutto's supporters during his trial and after, and petitioned the country's Supreme Court against the imposition of martial law, but lived to see her children and grandchildren bitterly divided.
A manhunt is underway in Pakistan's second largest city as the police scour Lahore in an attempt to recover a son of Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab province who was brutally slain by his own bodyguard for his opposition to the country's draconian blasphemy laws.
Police in Pakistan have safely recovered a US development expert who was kidnapped almost two weeks ago in the eastern city of Lahore, a senior official said.