Pakistan

Pakistan: 13 killed as gunmen open fire at university

Several also wounded in attack at Agricultural Training Institute in Peshawar, claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.

Gunmen attack Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute

Asia

Pakistan strikes deal with protesters in Islamabad

Some are describing it as the capitulation of the government to Muslim protesters.

Asia

Pakistan faces criticism over handling of anti-blasphemy protests

Pakistan's government is facing criticism for the way it handled protests against a minister who was accused of blasphemy.

Pakistan

Is the govt deal to end Pakistan protest a 'surrender'?

Critics call law minister's resignation and signing of agreement with religious group a 'surrender' by the government.

Is Pakistan deal 'a dangerous trend for democracy'?

Inside Story

Pakistan protests: How powerful are religious groups?

A government minister steps down after days of disruptive protests over accusations of blasphemy.

Opinion

What were the protests in Pakistan about?

Pakistan government and military have allowed religious hardliners to win a case in favour of bigotry.

Rabia Mehmood

by Rabia Mehmood

Rabia Mehmood

Asia

Pakistan minister resigns, ending Islamabad standoff

Federal law minister steps down, acceding to key demand by hardline religious groups who blocked Islamabad highway.

Kashmir

Kashmir: Amnesty for first-time stone-throwers

Lawyers of pro-independence protesters dismiss move as meaningless, as most of the accused are booked in multiple cases.

Kashmir: Amnesty for first-time stone-throwers

Pakistan

Pakistan protesters defiant after deadly crackdown

Hundreds of anti-blasphemy protesters continue to block Islamabad highway after police action kills five people.

Asia

Pakistan police move to end anti-blasphemy protests

The protests had erupted after the Pakistani parliament approved an amendment to the electoral law on October 2.

Pakistan police move to end anti-blasphemy protests

Pakistan

Pakistan calls in army to end anti-blasphemy protests

Government orders troop deployment after clashes between anti-blasphemy protesters and police leave over 170 injured.

Pakistan calls in army to end anti-blasphemy protests

Pakistan

Suicide bomber hits southwest Pakistan

At least four killed and several wounded in a suicide attack in Quetta on a paramilitary convoy.

Suicide bomber hits southwest Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan releases 2008 Mumbai attack 'mastermind'

Hafiz Saeed's release from house arrest in Lahore follows government's failure to get a court to extend his detention.

US expresses 'deep concern' over Hafiz Saeed release

Pakistan

Social media crackdown stifles dissent in Pakistan

Activists say they have been abducted, tortured and interrogated over social media posts deemed critical of military.

Social media crackdown stifles dissent in Pakistan

Asia

Suicide bomber kills top police officer in Pakistan

Senior police official and guard killed after their vehicle is hit by suicide attacker in northwestern Pakistani city.

Suicide attack kills senior police official in Peshawar