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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.

The Wish Maker, By Ali Sethi

A child's rites of passage in a troubled land

Anti-Taliban cleric killed in Pakistan suicide blast

A prominent Pakistani cleric who spoke out against the Taliban and supported the government’s military operation against militants has been killed in a suicide bomb attack on his seminary.

India outraged as Pakistan court frees 'Mumbai plotter'

India has angrily levelled fresh accusations at the Pakistani authorities after a court in Lahore ruled that a hardline Islamic cleric alleged to have been behind the Mumbai attacks should be set free.

Lahore terrorist attack 'burst our bubble', admits Sangakkara

Pressure, Kumar Sangakkara reminded everyone yesterday, was being shot at, not playing a game of cricket. But in 15 minutes during which he was articulate, passionate, sensible and profound, the captain of Sri Lanka also made clear the importance of cricket to life.

In Pakistan, an exodus that is beyond biblical

Locals sell all they have to help millions displaced by battles with the Taliban

Motorbike bombs kill 6 in Pakistan

Six people were killed and about 70 injured after two bombs exploded in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, just hours after the Taliban claimed responsibility for an earlier attack in Lahore and warned of a new wave of violence.

Kim Sengupta: Has Pakistani intelligence fallen out with its offspring?

Yesterday's attack in Lahore would seem to be another bloody signpost pointing towards Pakistan's slide into anarchy. There was, however, an added dimension to this particular bombing which showed the complex intrigue behind the insurgency spreading across the region.

30 killed in Lahore bomb blast

Death and chaos returned to the Pakistani city of Lahore today when armed militants attacked police and intelligence agency offices before setting off a car bomb that killed about 30 people and injured hundreds more.

Pakistan Taliban chief claims Lahore attack

The commander of the Pakistan Taliban has claimed responsibility for a deadly assault on a police academy and said the group was planning a terrorist attack on the White House that would "amaze" the world.

Pakistan's 'city of lights' wakes up to a brutal reality after a March filled with terror

Sundas Hurain shuddered when she woke to see gunmen rampaging around her city once again. At the beginning of the month, it was an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in the heart of Lahore; yesterday it was an attack on a police training facility on the outskirts of town."It was absolutely horrifying," Ms Hurain, a law student, said. "I had tears in my eyes. When something happens so close to home, it hits you harder. It's difficult to feel safe right now.

Cyril Almeida: In Pakistan, the blame game only compounds our troubles

A toxic brew of militancy has gone unnoticed by the media

'Terrorists killed' after Lahore police siege

Pakistani commandos re-took control of a police academy in Lahore today after militants rampaged through the complex, killing at least eight cadets and wounding scores before holing up inside for hours.

Pakistan military 'forced rethink on judge'

President's decision to bow to pressure and reinstate chief justice is hailed as historic moment in the evolution of Pakistan's fragile democracy

Revised IPL dates rejected

The Indian Premier League's 2009 season remained in doubt today as organisers failed to secure the federal government's clearance on security for players and spectators during the lucrative Twenty20 tournament.

Pakistan reinstates judge to divert crisis

Pakistan's beleaguered government today caved into the demands of thousands of protesters and reinstated an ousted judge in a move designed to end a paralysing political crisis.

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