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 Islamist militias now resembles a more conventional conflict

Pakistan PM orders emergency petrol

Alarm over fuel stocks threatens to further undermine Sharif

US seeks Pakistan push against extremists

Kerry praises operations against Taliban but calls for wider campaign

India-Pakistan tensions rise after clashes

Reports of five people killed in Kashmir fighting

Pakistan votes on use of military courts

Parliament responds to security threat from insurgents

US pullout leaves Pakistan fearing blowback

End of US combat missions in Afghanistan risks empowering jihadis

Pakistan steps up hunt for Taliban leader

Search for Fazlullah is priority in wake of Peshawar school attack

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Stand against the armies of ignorance

Ideas need to be mobilised if the learning years are safeguarded, writes Simon Schama

Pakistan and Iran reach gas agreement

Islamabad convinces Tehran not to enforce ‘take or pay’ obligation

Pakistan PM calls for new anti-terror force

Sharif proposes bigger army role following Peshawar attack

Pakistan court halts militants’ executions

Lawyer says client was not provided details on death sentence

Pakistan mourns victims as militants hang

Sharif seeks to show he is getting tough on terror

Massacre shows Taliban cannot be tamed

Islamabad’s foreign and security policies are not matters of meaningful democratic deliberation

Attack highlights Pakistan’s vulnerability

Siege in revenge for army campaign against Taliban shows growing risk to soft targets

The motives behind Taliban attack

The tragedy in Pakistan is there is no common narrative about how to combat extremism

Pakistan’s school horror

The deaths of so many children may reawaken the silent majority in favour of education and tolerance

Scores killed in Pakistan school siege

Suicide squad siege leaves at least 141 people, mostly children, dead

India’s Modi joins great power game

PM has been surprisingly assertive on the international stage