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

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Attacks kill 16 in Pakistan as spy agency targeted

A suicide bomber in a pickup truck attacked the northwestern regional headquarters of the Pakistani spy agency overseeing a campaign against militancy, killing 10 people today. Another suicide assault in the area killed six more.

Mayor killed in Taliban suicide bombing

A Pakistani mayor who had made a stand against the Taliban was yesterday among a dozen people killed after a suicide bomber set off an explosion outside of the city of Peshawar.

Scores killed as bomb blast rips through busy market

Bomb devastates Peshawar just hours after Hillary Clinton flies in to Pakistan

Omar Waraich: Helping America is a tough sell in this part of the world

Hillary Clinton reached into her wardrobe for the colours of Pakistan's flag for her first visit as Secretary of State. On top of a green pantsuit, her neck was wreathed in alternating white and green stones. But Mrs Clinton will encounter many Pakistanis who are unmoved by her sartorial taste, or her just as carefully chosen words. So deep is the trust deficit between the two allies that 80 per cent of Pakistanis oppose their country's co-operation with the US, according to a recent poll.

Scores killed as Pakistan bomb greets Clinton

A suspected Taliban car bomb exploded in a Pakistan market today killing more than 90 people, mostly women and children, as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived to pledge support for the campaign against Islamist militants.

Pakistan army 'punishes civilians'

Amnesty International accuses troops of harassing families fleeing fighting

Taliban attacks claim more victims in Pakistan

A suicide bomber killed seven people near a major air force complex in north-west Pakistan today while an explosion killed 17 on a bus heading to a wedding elsewhere in the region.

Top Pakistani army officer assassinated

In the latest strike by militants in Pakistan's anxious and battened-down capital, a senior army officer has been assassinated in rush hour traffic by a gunman who escaped on a motorbike.

Farzana Shaikh: Pakistan's fight is only just beginning

As the army launches its major offensive in Waziristan, the population must decide where it stands on the country's militants

Police station bomb blasts kill 11

Three suicide bombers, including a woman, detonated two blasts outside a police station in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar yesterday, killing 13 people. Suspicion fell on the Taliban, who have been blamed for two weeks of attacks, killing more than 150 people.

The enemy within brings bloodshed and terror to Pakistan

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

Huge car bomb kills dozens in Peshawar

A suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle along a road near a well-known market in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar today, killing 41 people and underscoring militants' ability to strike in major cities despite US-backed military offensives pressuring their networks.

Two car bombs kill 16 in Pakistan

Two suicide car bombs killed 16 people and wounded about 150 others in separate attacks in north-western Pakistan today, just days after the Taliban warned suicide strikes were coming if the military pressed forward with an offensive. A third bomb injured four in the restive region.

The Duel, By Tariq Ali

The thesis of Tariq Ali's third polemic on Pakistan takes the reader through the nation's 61-year history from Partition in 1947 to the fall of Pervez Musharraf. Ali's argument is a damning one – that if the nation were a plc, its two key board members - America and the army - would be "majority shareholders", and that its salvation must come from land reforms, not from its revolving door of corrupt dictators, damp democracies and medieval political dynasties.

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