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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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 –...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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....

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. The A-List

    October 3, 2013

    Pakistan needs a clear narrative for confronting terrorism

    Pakistanis are sitting on a volcano. Unless the country’s principal stakeholders – the army, the politicians and the mullahs...

  21. September 30, 2013

    Indian and Pakistan military leaders to meet

    India and Pakistan have agreed to talks between senior military officials in a new drive to repair a much-violated ceasefire...

  22. September 29, 2013

    Car bomb kills at least 33 people in Pakistan

    At least 33 people were killed and 70 wounded by a car bomb in Pakistan’s north-western city of Peshawar on Sunday, the...

  23. September 26, 2013

    Attacks in Kashmir kill 12 ahead of India-Pakistan peace summit

    Suspected Kashmiri separatists killed 12 people in twin attacks in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, in...

  24. beyondbrics

    September 25, 2013

    Further reading: why is China so indebted?

    Wednesday’s picks from the BB team: EM sell-off talk dominates Jackson Hole; the potash row seems increasingly like a Bond...

  25. September 22, 2013

    Scores of worshippers killed in Pakistan church bombing

    Suicide bombers attacked a Christian church in Pakistan’s northern city of Peshawar on Sunday, killing at least 78 people...

  26. September 10, 2013

    Pakistan offers to open peace talks with Taliban militants

    Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, has secured the backing of the country’s main political parties for formal peace...

  27. August 20, 2013

    Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf indicted in Bhutto murder case

    A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has indicted General Pervez Musharraf, the country’s former military ruler, for the...

  28. The A-List

    July 18, 2013

    Sharif faces up to saving Pakistan from collapse

    On becoming prime minister of a troubled Pakistan earlier last month, Nawaz Sharif and his cabinet spent 90 per cent of the...

  29. beyondbrics

    July 7, 2013

    Week ahead, July 8 - 12

    Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria visits China as Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan departs; the UN Security Council is busy debating...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    July 5, 2013

    Waiting for Nawaz Sharif

    Ng Han Guan/AP Honour guards prepare for a welcome ceremony for Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif outside the Great...

  31. July 3, 2013

    US drone strike kills 17 in Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 3 – A US drone strike killed at least 17 people in Pakistan’s restive border region early on...

  32. June 13, 2013

    Pakistan to borrow in effort to repay $5bn electricity bill

    Pakistan is to borrow more than $5bn to pay off the country’s outstanding electricity bill amid rising anger over power cuts...

  33. June 5, 2013

    Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif vows to tackle ‘jungle of problems’

    Nawaz Sharif promised to tackle the “jungle of problems” facing Pakistan after winning a vote of confidence in parliament on...

  34. May 29, 2013

    US drone strike kills deputy leader of Pakistan Taliban

    A US drone attack on Wednesday killed the deputy leader of the Pakistan Taliban, less than a week after President Barack...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China struggles to find head for CIC sovereign wealth fund * Samsung suppliers reap bumper rewards * Sharif re-election...

  36. May 27, 2013

    Sharif re-election revives India peace deal hopes

    Manmohan Singh, Indian prime minister, was born in what is today Pakistan. The family of Nawaz Sharif, whose recent election...

  37. May 24, 2013

    Pakistan seeks $4bn-$5bn loan from Saudi Arabia

    The incoming government of newly elected Nawaz Sharif is seeking a soft loan from Saudi Arabia of $4bn-$5bn to avert a...

  38. beyondbrics

    May 14, 2013

    Pakistan: reality check for Sharif

    When Pakistan’s newly-elected prime minister Nawaz Sharif arrives in Islamabad this week he may take heart from the...

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