News A Pakistani health worker gives a polio vaccine to children in a poor neighborhood that hosts displaced people from Pakistani tribal areas and Afghan refugees, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan

Billionaire philanthropist spoke after polio workers were killed in Pakistan

Suicide bomb attack at funeral in Pakistan

A suicide bomber has attacked a funeral attended by anti-Taliban militiamen in north-western Pakistan, killing at least 31 mourners, police officials said.

Nine killed in Peshawar bombing

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.

Suicide bomber kills Pakistan police chief

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.

Afghan diplomat released after two years

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.

Mosque suicide blast death toll rises to 50

A suicide bomber struck a mosque in north-west Pakistan during prayers today, causing the roof to collapse and killing at least 50 people.

British writer, 70, held in Pakistan's tribal area

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.

Briton held in Pakistan tribal region

A Briton has been held in Pakistan for nearly a month, it was revealed today.

Robert Fisk: Relatives with blood on their hands

Eight of the women who sought refuge in Hina Jilani's Lahore shelter died later at the hands of their families. In the second part of our investigation, the lawyer explains how authorities covered up

Cities braced in Sindh as rising water threatens to break levees

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.

It will take years to repair the flood damage in Pakistan, warns Zardari

President tells Omar Waraich that Islamists will try to take advantage of country's plight

Mass evacuations as flood threatens to destroy dam

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.

David Miliband: The PM should listen more and talk less

David Cameron's big splash on India, Israel and Afghanistan is no substitute for informed and considered foreign policy

Attack on tribal elders leaves 102 dead in Pakistan

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.

Revenger's tragedy: The forgotten conflict in Pakistan

The arrest of Faisal Shahzad for planting the Times Square car bomb has forced America to confront the bloody conflict in Pakistan that inspired his actions. The West has ignored this war for too long, writes Patrick Cockburn

Caught in the crossfire of Pakistan's secret war

In North West Frontier Province the army is fighting the Taliban – and both want the locals on their side
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A new American serial killer?

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Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

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