Pakistan cuts key discount rate to 7%

Larger-than-expected move aimed at spurring growth

Gunmen kill 43 in Karachi bus attack

Ismaili minority targeted by Pakistani Taliban splinter group

Rights activist gunned down in Karachi

Sabeen Mahmud killed after hosting discussion on Baluchistan

Stark reality behind CIA drone operations

Deaths of hostages create crisis for US programme

US drone strike killed western hostages

Barack Obama describes accidental deaths as ‘terrible tragedy’

A policeman stands guard next to giant portraits of (L-R) Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain, China's President Xi Jinping, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, displayed along a road ahead of Xi's visit to Islamabad April 19, 2015. Xi will visit Pakistan on April 20 on a two day official visit to meet Pakistani leadership. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood - RTR4XX43

Xi visits Pakistan with $45bn in pledges

China president launches diplomatic drive as US influence wanes

Bangladesh executes opposition Islamist

Muhammad Kamaruzzaman hanged for 1971 war crimes

Pakistan rebuffs Riyadh over Yemen force

Parliament votes to stay neutral in Houthi conflict

Islamabad close to Yemen military decision

Pakistan mulls over extent of Saudi help against Houthi rebels

Pakistan’s Shia fear reprisals over Yemen

Saudi request underlines Islamic divisions and fear of revenge

Pakistan nears deal to buy 8 Chinese subs

Sale would be China’s biggest arms export contract

Xi snub belies China-Pakistan ties

Despite absence from parade, the two are cementing link

Taliban kill 14 at Lahore churches

Attacks renew concerns about Pakistan’s internal security

Tensions rise as Pakistan army raids MQM

Operation recovers weapons from party in Karachi

US-Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death

Avijit Roy had been threatened over his secular beliefs

China and Pakistan make an oddball couple

Beijing has stayed the course but the US has blown hot and cold

Pakistan clerics voice security fears

Sharif faces criticism over failure to protect worshippers after mosque bombing

Europe’s banks are pivotal to ECB success

Positives of QE for economy — and banks — are unproven

Pakistan bows to US with Haqqani ban

Stance hardens against militant groups after Peshawar attack

The ‘war on terror’ is going backwards

Fight against jihadis now resembles a more conventional battle