Pakistan's former governing party has announced it will boycott next week's presidential vote.
Pakistani authorities have found 20 bodies in a restive northwestern tribal region.
Gunmen have seriously wounded a senior police officer and killed his guard and driver in northwestern Pakistan.
Officials in Pakistan say seven people were killed overnight – including two members of the I.S.I. army intelligence service – when gunmen attacked the southern town of Sukkur.
Local police officials said the target of the attack late on July 24 appeared to be a heavily guarded compound housing the offices of Pakistan's military intelligence agency and other security offices.
Pakistan's uneasy relationship with foreign-aid organizations has been underlined this week thanks to a condom kerfuffle that has many conservative commentators foaming at the mouth.
The election commission had scheduled the presidential vote for August 6, but the July 24 ruling moves it up to July 30.
Al-Qaeda is no longer the terrorist group it once was, but its evolution into Al-Qaeda 2.0 is no less dangerous.
Gunmen have killed two Shi'ite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan.
It is the first visit to Afghanistan by a senior Pakistani official since Pakistan’s new government was formed after elections in May.
Pakistani officials say 15 militants were killed during a military operation in a volatile tribal area in the country's northwest.
Tribal elders and shopkeepers in northwestern Pakistan have banned women from shopping in bazaars without a male relative present.