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    Protesters in Pakistan enter Islamabad’s ‘red zone’

    Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters massed outside Pakistan’s parliament in Islamabad on Wednesday, restating...

  2. August 17, 2014

    Pakistan protests raise military coup fears

    As thousands of followers of Imran Khan, the star cricketer turned politician, continue to camp out in rain-drenched...

  1. August 15, 2014

    Imran Khan’s convoy shot at amid Pakistan violence

    Imran Khan, Pakistan’s cricket star turned politician, on Friday vowed to intensify his protests against prime minister...

  2. August 14, 2014

    Pakistan moves to avert anti-government protests

    The government in Pakistan attempted to seal off the capital Islamabad on Thursday to prevent mass protests by its opponents...

  3. July 31, 2014

    Nawaz Sharif under pressure in Pakistan

    The unusual decision to deploy the army in the Pakistani capital Islamabad is just the latest step in a two-month-old...

  4. The A-List

    July 3, 2014

    Pakistan's offensive against militants is right - but it needs to explain what it is doing

    For the first time since 2009. a major offensive against Islamic militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas has been launched with...

  5. June 22, 2014

    Thousands flee as Pakistan attacks Sunni extremists

    One-third of a million civilians have fled Pakistan’s North Waziristan region along the Afghan border as Pakistani armed...

  6. June 15, 2014

    Pakistani air strikes kill dozens of militants

    Pakistani air force jets bombed up to eight suspected Taliban hide-outs near the Afghan border early on Sunday, killing at...

  7. June 15, 2014

    Pakistan attacks militants on Afghanistan border

    As many as 100 militants have been killed in airstrikes in the northwestern tribal regions of Pakistan bordering...

  8. June 11, 2014

    Taliban attacks highlight power of Pakistan’s military

    Within minutes of the Taliban’s weekend assault on the Karachi international airport at the weekend – the first of two...

  9. The A-List

    June 10, 2014

    Pakistan must unleash the military on the militants

    The horrifying suicide attack on Karachi airport by Pakistani Taliban will place the government on a direct collision course...

  10. June 9, 2014

    Karachi attack is latest setback to Pakistan-Taliban peace hopes

    Pakistani officials moved swiftly on Monday to claim victory over Taliban militants as army commandos combed the areas...

  11. June 3, 2014

    Exiled Karachi political boss Altaf Hussain arrested in London

    British police on Tuesday arrested Altaf Hussain, a powerful Pakistani politician who lives in exile in London, sparking...

  12. The A-List

    June 1, 2014

    Pakistan’s polio disgrace

    For a country of 200m, with a modern economy, an elected democratic government, nuclear weapons and one of the largest...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    May 29, 2014

    Freed fisherman arrive in India

    Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Indian fishermen released by Pakistan pose for a photograph as they make victory signs on arriving at...

  14. May 27, 2014

    Sharif takes gamble on Modi meeting

    Even before his swearing-in as prime minister on Monday Narendra Modi had scored his first foreign policy victory: 151...

  15. May 25, 2014

    India hits reset in south Asia

    Even before he becomes India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi seems to be on his way to achieving a foreign policy victory in...

  16. May 24, 2014

    Pakistan’s Sharif to attend inauguration of Indian PM Modi

    Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, is to attend the oath-taking ceremony of India’s newly elected prime minister...

  17. May 22, 2014

    Pakistan’s Sharif ponders India invitation

    Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, is considering a surprise invitation from Narendra Modi to attend his oath-taking...

  18. April 9, 2014

    Pakistan market attack leaves 23 dead

    At least 23 people were killed and up to 40 injured on Wednesday in a powerful bomb blast at the main fruit and vegetable...

  19. March 31, 2014

    Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf charged with treason

    Pakistan’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf was indicted for high treason and denied permission to leave the...

  20. March 18, 2014

    Pakistan’s Sharif urged to open second front against Taliban

    Usman Khan is a victim of the Taliban. The seven year old was not caught in one of the militant Islamist group’s deadly bomb...

  21. The A-List

    March 5, 2014

    The Saudis and Pakistan’s strategic shift on Syria

    At the behest of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan has made a strategic shift from its so far neutral position on Syria’s civil war –...

  22. February 17, 2014

    Peace talks on hold after Taliban executes Pakistani soldiers

    Peace talks between Pakistan’s government and Taliban militants broke down on Monday after 23 army soldiers in Taliban...

  23. February 13, 2014

    Pakistan attacks cast doubt on Taliban talks

    Eleven policeman were killed and more than 30 injured in an attack on a Karachi bus on Thursday blamed on Taliban...

  24. February 4, 2014

    Pakistan peace talks with Taliban delayed

    Exploratory peace talks between Pakistan’s government and the country’s extremist Taliban militants hit a last-minute hitch....

  25. The A-List

    February 4, 2014

    Sharif's failed chance to get serious with the Taliban

    Just when Pakistanis, foreign diplomats and the world were bracing themselves for a “let’s get serious” speech in which...

  26. January 19, 2014

    Attack on army convoy kills 20 Pakistani soldiers

    A powerful bomb ripped through a Pakistan army truck in the country’s northern city of Bannu near the Afghan border on...

  27. January 3, 2014

    Speculation Musharraf may seek medical help abroad

    The trial of Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf was thrown into doubt on Friday following a possible cardiac arrest a day earlier,...

  28. January 1, 2014

    China strengthens Pakistan ties with $6.5bn loan for nuclear power

    China has agreed to provide Pakistan with a $6.5bn loan to construct twin nuclear power stations in the southern port city...

  29. January 1, 2014

    Musharraf fails to appear at Pakistan treason trial

    Pakistan’s former military ruler, 70-year-old General Pervez Musharraf, failed to appear in court for the start of his trial...

  30. beyondbrics

    December 11, 2013

    Pakistan's lessons for Ukraine

    What’s next for Ukraine? None of the options available seems to offer much hope. Sign up with the EU/IMF? Too many...

  31. November 27, 2013

    Low-profile general named Pakistan’s new army chief

    Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, has appointed a low-profile general as his new army chief, a powerful post in a...

  32. November 12, 2013

    Pakistanis will regret marginalising Malala

    It is a sign of the desperate, deplorable times in Pakistan that while the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, recently killed...

  33. October 27, 2013

    World diary: October 28 – November 3

    • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: US data to provide a third-quarter growth preview • See a full guide to the...

  34. October 23, 2013

    Legal or not, drone strikes set a dangerous precedent

    It is a beautiful morning in Seattle when, over Puget Sound, a glinting object is spotted in the sky. Within minutes an...

  35. October 22, 2013

    Sharif in America

    The world must be in a parlous state if Pakistan is on the backburner. Amid turmoil in the Middle East and ructions at home,...

  36. The A-List

    October 22, 2013

    Beware Pakistan’s small nuclear weapons

    When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets President Barack Obama at the White House on Wednesday, their meeting will be...

  37. October 20, 2013

    US offers $1.6bn in aid to Pakistan ahead of White House talks

    The White House has quietly cleared the way for the release of $1.6bn in military and economic assistance to Pakistan ahead...

  38. October 7, 2013

    General’s orderly departure gives Pakistan vacancy to fill

    The last time Nawaz Sharif was in a position to select a Pakistan army chief he came to regret his decision. Within a year...

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