The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck a remote part of southwestern Pakistan jumped to 173 on Wednesday, officials said, as rescue teams rushed to the area.
A devastating double suicide attack on a church in northwest Pakistan has triggered fears among the country's beleaguered Christian community that they will be targeted in a fresh wave of Islamist violence.
Early childhood deaths around the world have been cut in half since 1990 but some 18,000 children under five still die every day.
A US drone fired two missiles into a compound in northwest Pakistan early Friday killing at least six militants.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai flew into Islamabad on Monday for key talks with Pakistan's newly elected government, searching for communication with Taliban insurgents to end 12 years of war.
The United States on Thursday evacuated all non-emergency staff from its consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, citing "specific threats" amid a worldwide alert over Al-Qaeda intercepts.
For thousands of Kashmiri families divided by one of the most heavily militarised borders in the world, this year's Eid al-Fitr festival offers cold comfort as India-Pakistan tensions flare.
A bomb blast in Pakistan's port city of Karachi early Wednesday killed seven people and wounded 26 others.
Fierce clashes between Pakistani security forces and Islamic militants on Tuesday left 10 people dead in northwest Pakistan close to the Afghan border.
Pakistani lawmakers are set to elect a new head of state Tuesday, marking an end to the five-year term of outgoing President Asif Ali Zardari whose party lost May's general elections.
Taliban insurgents armed with mortars and grenades launched a major attack on a jail in northwest Pakistan, escaping with 230 prisoners including hardline militants after a gunbattle with security forces.
Tribal elders and Islamic clerics in northwest Pakistan have barred women from shopping in bazaars without a male relative.
Success stories can be rare in Pakistan, but business is booming in one Kashmir tourist spot as the region rebuilds after a devastating earthquake and shrugs off associations with violence.
Malala Yousafzai took over the United Nations on Friday, nine months after a Taliban gunman put a bullet in her head believing he was ending the Pakistani teenager's campaign for girls' education.
Friends of famous Kazakhstan alpinist Maksut Zhumayev were among those killed in the attack in Pakistan-controlled Gilgit-Baltistan on June 23.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday told his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang their countries' relationship was "sweeter than honey".
Pakistan could end the Afghan war "in weeks" if it were serious about peace, and is complicit in US drone strikes despite its denunciations of the anti-militant campaign.
Militants blew up a historic building in violence-plagued southwest Pakistan after shooting dead a guard in a predawn attack on Saturday.
Two men arrested on a Pakistan International Airlines plane after fighter jets were scrambled to escort it to a London airport remained in custody Saturday for questioning by the police.
Sixteen children and a teacher were killed when their school bus caught fire in central Pakistan on Saturday.
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