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Eight-year-old boy charged with blasphemy in Pakistan
Pakistani troops
Unreported world

Eight-year-old boy charged with blasphemy in Pakistan

Child facing potential death penalty after allegedly urinating in madrassa library
9 Aug 2021
What is gender terrorism?
Noor Mukadam vigil
Getting to grips with . . .

What is gender terrorism?

Pakistani activists call for action on country’s high rate of gender-based violence
5 Aug 2021
Record Pakistan infections prompt fears it is next coronavirus ‘timebomb’
Health workers take a nasal swab from a boy in Karachi
Global lens

Record Pakistan infections prompt fears it is next coronavirus ‘timebomb’

Hospitals overflowing with patients as concern rises that Indian ’double mutation’ is spreading freely
28 Apr 2021
Instant Opinion: ‘The emperor runs out of clothes’
Philip Green
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘The emperor runs out of clothes’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 2 December
2 Dec 2020
Explained: Macron’s dispute with Pakistan over school IDs
Emmanuel Macron speaks during a videoconference
In Brief

Explained: Macron’s dispute with Pakistan over school IDs

France demands apology for ‘blatant lies’ following Pakistani minister’s ‘Nazi’ allegations
23 Nov 2020
Plane crashed ‘as distracted pilots discussed Covid fears’
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In Brief

Plane crashed ‘as distracted pilots discussed Covid fears’

Preliminary report says ‘human error’ to blame for crash in Pakistan that claimed 98 lives
25 Jun 2020
Mystery illness kills 14 in Pakistan - but what caused it?
karachi family
In Depth

Mystery illness kills 14 in Pakistan - but what caused it?

Authorities’ conflicting explanations fuel speculation of a cover-up
20 Feb 2020

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Instant Opinion: Labour rivals have ‘reason to fear’ Starmer
Keir Starmer
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Labour rivals have ‘reason to fear’ Starmer

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 18 December
18 Dec 2019
China and India clash over division of Kashmir
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In Brief

China and India clash over division of Kashmir

Region’s special status downgraded sparking tensions between nuclear powers
1 Nov 2019
Pakistan train fire: what we know so far
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Pakistan train fire: what we know so far

At least 70 people have been killed after a blaze ripped through a train
31 Oct 2019
Prince William and Kate in Pakistan - in pictures
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In Brief

Prince William and Kate in Pakistan - in pictures

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin five-day visit
15 Oct 2019
What is happening in Kashmir?
Bomb Kashmir
In Depth

What is happening in Kashmir?

Pakistan PM says India’s crackdown in the disputed region could spark nuclear conflict
26 Sep 2019
‘At least 25 dead’ in earthquake in Pakistan
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‘At least 25 dead’ in earthquake in Pakistan

Cracks torn into roads by 5.8 magnitude quake
25 Sep 2019
The countries with nuclear weapons
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In Depth

The countries with nuclear weapons

IAEA meets in Vienna amid mounting nuclear tension over Iran
16 Sep 2019
First reports emerge from locked-down Kashmir
Indian security personnel stand guard on a street during a curfew in Srinagar on August 8, 2019, as widespread restrictions on movement and a telecommunications blackout remained in place aft
In Depth

First reports emerge from locked-down Kashmir

The Hindu nationalist government in New Delhi has imposed curfews, travel restrictions and a communication blackout on Kashmiri Muslims
9 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Women’s bodies don’t need fixing’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Women’s bodies don’t need fixing’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 6 August
6 Aug 2019
World Cup favourites England shocked by Pakistan
Mohammad Hafeez (left) starred for Pakistan in their Cricket World Cup win against England
In Brief

World Cup favourites England shocked by Pakistan

Rows of empty seats at Trent Bridge were as outrageous as England’s fielding
4 Jun 2019
What does Narendra Modi’s second term have in store?
Narendra Modi
In Depth

What does Narendra Modi’s second term have in store?

Controversial Hindu nationalist Indian PM promises further economic reforms following landslide election victory
30 May 2019
Death of Osama Bin Laden: how the raid unfolded
Bin Laden compound
In Depth

Death of Osama Bin Laden: how the raid unfolded

The al-Qa’eda founder was killed in a controversial raid by by US intelligence services eight years ago this week
2 May 2019
Will India and Pakistan go to war?
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In Depth

Will India and Pakistan go to war?

Recent skirmishes are ‘steep escalations in the most serious military crisis in south Asia since 1999’
27 Feb 2019
Pakistan military scrambles jets over ‘IAF violation’
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In Brief

Pakistan military scrambles jets over ‘IAF violation’

Tensions escalate after first clash of its kind since war in 1971
26 Feb 2019
India vows to ‘isolate’ Pakistan after deadly Kashmir attack
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In Brief

India vows to ‘isolate’ Pakistan after deadly Kashmir attack

Indian PM Narendra Modi says Delhi has ‘incontrovertible evidence’ that Islamabad supported terrorists behind the attack
15 Feb 2019
Lonely Indian soldiers catfished by Pakistani spies
Indian soldier in Kashmir
In Brief

Lonely Indian soldiers catfished by Pakistani spies

Senior general warns soldiers to be sceptical of phony Facebook accounts
15 Jan 2019
Why Pakistani militants are turning on China
Chinese consulate attack in Karachi
In Depth

Why Pakistani militants are turning on China

Insurgent group says attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi is warning to Beijing
23 Nov 2018
Asia Bibi: how blasphemy case divided Pakistan
Asia Bibi
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Asia Bibi: how blasphemy case divided Pakistan

Christian farm worker acquitted after eight years on death row for allegedly insulting Islam
31 Oct 2018
Pakistani civil servant caught stealing wallet on CCTV
Pakistan civil servant
In Depth

Pakistani civil servant caught stealing wallet on CCTV

The incident took place during two-day Pakistan-Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission meeting in Islamabad
1 Oct 2018
India strips four million people of citizenship
Anti-Bengali Indian demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in 2016
In Depth

India strips four million people of citizenship

Bengali Muslims targeted by nationalist ruling party, critics claim
31 Jul 2018
The three wives of Imran Khan
Imran Khan and Jemima Goldsmith
In Depth

The three wives of Imran Khan

Pakistan’s likely new prime minister was known as cricket’s greatest playboy during the 1990s
26 Jul 2018
Imran Khan takes the lead in chaotic Pakistan election
Imran Khan on track for election win despite allegations of ballot tampering
In Brief

Imran Khan takes the lead in chaotic Pakistan election

Current ruling party vows to reject the result amid allegations of ballot rigging
26 Jul 2018
Pakistan’s election explained in 300 words
Pakistan election
In Brief

Pakistan’s election explained in 300 words

Imran Khan and former PM Nawaz Sharif go head to head as turbulent election campaign draws to a close
25 Jul 2018
Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan to face jail
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In Brief

Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan to face jail

Ousted leader heads home from UK despite being sentenced to ten years for corruption
13 Jul 2018
Imran Khan: tell-all memoir sparks uproar in Pakistan
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In Brief

Imran Khan: tell-all memoir sparks uproar in Pakistan

Book by his ex-wife reportedly threatens bid to become nation’s next prime minister
7 Jun 2018
England vs. Pakistan: Lord’s horror show for Joe Root’s side
England vs. Pakistan 1st Test Lord’s cricket
In Brief

England vs. Pakistan: Lord’s horror show for Joe Root’s side

Another Test, another England batting collapse as Pakistan bowlers Abbas and Ali star on day one
25 May 2018
Pakistan opens first transgender school
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In Depth

Pakistan opens first transgender school

Founders hope vocational courses will enable marginalised community to find acceptance
24 Apr 2018
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