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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.

Half Life, By Roopa Farooki

A Singaporean woman disappears to her past

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed: 'Do I look like a terrorist?'

The banned Islamist militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba has been branded 'the next al-Qa'ida'. In a remarkable encounter in the Pakistani city of Lahore, the group's founder tells Robert Fisk he runs a charity, not a feared network which has Western targets in its sights

War of words in the cradle of south Asian civilisation

In the heart of Pakistan, the ruins of a 4,000-year-old city have spawned a cross-continental row about language, culture – and racism in academia

Robert Fisk's World: As things get worse in Pakistan, the optimism continues to soar

Civilians have paid the price in revenge attacks that usually target the army

Robert Fisk: Into the terrifying world of Pakistan's 'disappeared'

In the first of a series of reports from Pakistan, our correspondent meets the wife of one of 8,000 citizens who have gone 'missing' at the hands of the state

Ten killed in Swat valley suicide attack

A suicide attacker set off a bomb at a security checkpoint in north-west Pakistan today, killing at least 11 people and injuring at least 35, underscoring the relentless security threat in the country.

Suicide bomb attack kills 43 in Lahore

Pakistan was confronting what appeared to be a new wave of militant violence after at least 43 people were killed and more than a hundred injured by suicide bombers in Lahore.

Dozens killed in twin Lahore suicide bombing

Pakistan was today confronting what appeared to be a new wave of militant violence after at least 43 people were killed and more than a hundred injured by suicide bombers in Lahore.

Judge orders 'an ear for an ear'

A Pakistani court has ordered that two brothers should have their noses and ears cut off after they were found guilty of doing the same to a woman who refused to marry one of them, a government prosecutor said yesterday.

Synchronised bombings kill 46 in Pakistan

Bombings in two Pakistan cities killed 46 people yesterday, as militants struck back in the wake of an army offensive against a Taliban stronghold in the northwest near the Afghan border.

Andrew Buncombe: Colonial relic no place for high jinks

Lahore Notebook: The mighty Zam-Zammah is splattered with pigeon mess and sitting on an unsightly concrete plinth

The enemy within brings bloodshed and terror to Pakistan

Co-ordinated attacks across country show Taliban's strength and sophistication

Sarah Suhail: We watch, we wait, we feel helpless

There's no time to process this. Our hard drives are overflowing with violence

The Way Things Look to Me, By Roopa Farooki

In her debut novel Bitter Sweets, Lahore-born, London-raised Roopa Farooki wrote an immigrant story that shunned the usual cliches. Here she takes another sideways look at a family in crisis.

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