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 bomber leaves 23 dead in Peshawar

A suspected suicide bomber attacked Pakistani police after a protest rally against power cuts in Peshawar yesterday killing 23 people. The blast went off in an area of the old city known as the Storytellers' Bazaar as a protest against power cuts organised by a religious party was breaking up. Several officials of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) religious party, which organised the protest, were among the dead, party members said.

America under attack in Pakistan

Militants launch assault on US consulate after suicide bomb kills 45 at political rally

Shadow lands: Pakistan - a nation under attack

American drones overhead, Taliban troops on the offensive, and the horrifying rise of child kidnapping – Pakistan is in pieces, writes Robert Fisk, in a devastating portrait of a country thwarted by violence and corruption

Taliban attack US consulate in NW Pakistan

The Taliban attacked a US consulate in Pakistan with car bombs and grenades today killing three people, hours after 41 others died in a suicide attack on a political rally.

Robert Fisk’s World: On the streets of Pakistan, it's as if the sun hasn't set on the Raj

Like everything else here, the bigger your cortège, the more important you are

Rahimullah Yusufzai: 'The Taliban respect me. I was the first journalist to visit them'

Rahimullah Yusufzai, Pakistan's most respected editor and fearless war correspondent, has reported all sides in the Afghan conflict and interviewed the most elusive leaders. Now he talks to Robert Fisk

Rainbow warrior: How a head battled to save his inner-city school from the council

After a bitter battle against Camden Council, head Sean O'Regan has won a campaign to keep Edith Neville School as it is – proudly unconventional.

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

The IoS Christmas Appeal: Pakistan's families caught in the crossfire

As little as £8 can provide counselling for victims of trauma

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.

Accidental blast in Peshawar kills three

An accidental explosion ripped through a store in northwestern Pakistan today, killing at least three people and trapping others in a separate building that caught fire, police said — rattling nerves in a city repeatedly pounded with militant attacks.

Suicide bomber kills 19 in Peshawar bomb blast

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a courthouse in Pakistan yesterday, killing 19 people in the latest attack by Islamist militants retaliating against an army offensive near the Afghan border.

19 killed in Peshawar blast outside court

A suicide bomber killed 19 people today outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan, the latest attack in an onslaught by Islamist militants fighting back against an army offensive in the nearby Afghan border region.

Militants attack anti-Taliban mayor in Pakistan

More than a dozen militants opened fire on the house of an anti-Taliban mayor in northwestern Pakistan today, but security guards repelled the attack, killing three assailants who had disguised themselves by wearing women's burqas, police said.

Suicide attack kills 10 at Peshwar checkpoint

A suicide car bomber killed 10 people, including four children, Saturday at a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, in the latest in a string of militant attacks targeting the city, officials said.

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