A United States drone strike has killed the number two of the Pakistan Taliban, Wali-ur-Rehman, in the North Waziristan region.
Pakistanis have voted in a landmark test of democracy and have been quickly reminded of the militant violence that plagues the country.
A candidate running for Parliament in Pakistan's election next week has been shot dead along with his three-year-old son in Karachi, say police.
A bomb has killed eight people in Pakistan, including the son of an Afghan cleric, and wounded about 45 in the city of Peshawar, officials have said.
Pakistan's Taliban, which claimed the 2010 Times Square bomb plot, has denied responsibility for the explosions that killed three people in Boston.
More than two-thirds of the inmates at the Badam Bagh prison are serving sentences for leaving their husbands or refusing arranged marriages.
A car bomb blast killed five Americans in Afghanistan, including three US soldiers and a young diplomat on Saturday.
Pakistan's Taliban have threatened to use suicide bombers and snipers to kill former President Pervez Musharraf when he returns home from exile.
President Hamid Karzai has said that the US would hand over a final group of Afghan prisoners, signalling a breakthrough in disputes with Washington.
Three workers in a United Nations-backed polio eradication campaign have been shot in Pakistan and two of them have been killed.
Six people were killed as police and troops battled armed militants in Pakistan's Peshawar, a day after a deadly Taliban raid on the city's airport.
The Taliban's attempt to kill a 14-year-old girl, famous for speaking out against Islamic militants, has triggered a wave of revulsion in Pakistan.
Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai who was shot by the Taliban on Tuesday had defied threats for years, believing her good work was her protection.
Doctors were to decide whether to fly abroad the 14-year-old activist who is in a critical condition after being shot in the head by the Taliban.
A genuine dialogue with the mullahs is essential if stability is to gain a foothold in Afghanistan, writes Matt Waldman.
A senior commander of the Taliban has offered a pragmatic view on the futility of the war and the future of Afghanistan. Julian Borger reports.
Afghanistan says its regained control of Kabul, killing all the Taliban militants who launched one of the biggest attacks on the city in a decade.
Nearly 400 prisoners escaped from jail in northwest Pakistan after it was attacked by militants armed with guns and grenades.
Sadaf Rahimi has gone against tradition and is the only female member of Afghanistan's national Olympic team. She is a boxer.