Billionaire philanthropist spoke after polio workers were killed in Pakistan
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Wednesday 09 March 2011
A suicide bomber has attacked a funeral attended by anti-Taliban militiamen in north-western Pakistan, killing at least 31 mourners, police officials said.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
A car bomb killed nine people close to the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar today, the latest in a series of attacks that are challenging recent police claims of progress against Islamist militants in the region.
Monday 31 January 2011
A suicide car bomber attacked a vehicle carrying a senior Pakistani police official in the north-western city of Peshawar today, killing him and two others, said police.
Monday 15 November 2010
afghanistan's former ambassador-designate to Pakistan, seized by gunmen two years ago in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, has been released and is safely back home, President Hamid Karzai's office said yesterday.
Friday 05 November 2010
A suicide bomber struck a mosque in north-west Pakistan during prayers today, causing the roof to collapse and killing at least 50 people.
Wednesday 22 September 2010
A British man aged 70 has been arrested in Pakistan's lawless tribal regions. Nicholas Bain told officials he was writing a book and was trying to cross into Afghanistan when he was arrested in the Khyber region on 28 August.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
A Briton has been held in Pakistan for nearly a month, it was revealed today.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Workers frantically piled sandbags and stones and tried to repair leaking levees as surging water threatened two more cities in the southern province of Sindh yesterday.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Wednesday 04 August 2010
Rising water levels were last night threatening one of Pakistan's largest dams, forcing the authorities to evacuate more people even as raging floods surged south into the country's heartland, destroying communities and ruining livelihoods. Officials in the country's north-west said unprecedented flooding had caused the water level at Warsak Dam near Peshawar to soar, already prompting the voluntary evacuation of some of the city's residents and forcing the authorities to draw up plans to move those who sought to stay. "If needed, forced evacuation will be started," said Adnan Khan of the Disaster Management Authority of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Even while waters recede in some parts of the north-west, it is far from clear that the country's misery is over. Aid agencies estimate more than 3.2m people have now been affected by the nation's most severe floods in recent history and the water that has caused such chaos is now reportedly moving south, sweeping into Punjab province.
Sunday 01 August 2010
Saturday 10 July 2010
Two suicide bombers – at least one on a motorbike – killed over a hundred people in north-west Pakistan where tribal elders had gathered to meet political representatives of the government. Officials said at least 102 people were killed and 80 more were wounded.
Monday 10 May 2010
Thursday 22 April 2010
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'