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News: Pakistan

We have started to collect the most important news related to Pakistan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Pakistan: news

New injustice?

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 15:43

Pakistan gang-rape victim speaks of fears after acquittals
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VIDEO: Rape case attackers go free in Pakistan

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 8:42

Five men previously convicted of gang-raping a woman in a high-profile case in Pakistan have been released from prison
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MI6 'employed al-Qaeda assassin'

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 15:50

Two reports of Wikileaks files claim an alleged al-Qaeda "assassin" was working for MI6 at the same time he is suspected of bombings in Pakistan, and that a London mosque was a "haven" for extremists.
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VIDEO: Pakistan recognises third gender

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 12:52

Pakistan takes the landmark decision to allow transsexuals to have their own gender category on some official documents.
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Mumbai accused are indicted in US

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 12:50
related countries: India India, United States United States

Four Pakistani men are charged by US prosecutors in connection with the November 2008 attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay).
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Wikileaks: ISI a 'terrorist' body

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 11:42
related countries: United States United States

US authorities described Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency as a "terrorist" organisation, according to a leaked US document released by the Wikileaks website.
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Twin blasts target Pakistan navy

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 11:15
related places: Karachi

At least four people are killed in twin blasts targeting buses carrying naval personnel in the Pakistani port city of Karachi.
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Shehzad inspires Pakistan victory

Monday, April 25th 2011, 22:01

Ahmed Shehzad hit a brilliant 102 as Pakistan beat West Indies by seven wickets in the second one-day international in St Lucia.
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The third sex

Monday, April 25th 2011, 14:43

Pakistan transgenders pin hopes on new legal rights
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Nato supplies resume after rally

Monday, April 25th 2011, 9:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Supplies to Nato forces based in Afghanistan resume after a three-day closure caused by a protest blocking the route in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Protests set in Pakistan against drones

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 3:44
related countries: United States United States

Thousands of people in north-west Pakistan have begun a two-day protest against US drone attacks.
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Pakistan cruise to Windies win

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 22:35

Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez and Asad Shafiq all hit half centuries as Pakistan ease to an eight-wicket win over West Indies in the opening one-day international in St Lucia.
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War of words

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 14:05
related countries: United States United States

Understanding the deep military rift between the US and Pakistan
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Bomb targets Karachi gambling den

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 10:06
related places: Karachi

At least 18 people are killed in a bomb blast in an illegal gambling den in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
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Pakistan drone attack 'kills 25'

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 7:40

At least 25 people, including women and children, have been killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, officials say.
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VIDEO: Karachi gambling den bomb kills 16

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 2:08
related places: Karachi

At least 16 people die and another 30 are wounded in an explosion in one of the largest gambling dens in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
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Three Cups author 'in lawsuit'

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 17:56

A director of a Pakistani think-tank says he will sue Greg Mortenson, author of best-seller Three Cups of Tea, over suggestions he was a kidnapper.
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Acquittals in Pakistan rape case

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 13:21

Five of six men charged over a village council-sanctioned gang rape in Pakistan are cleared by the Supreme Court, in a key case for women's rights.
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US accuses Pakistani spy agency

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 5:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US military's top officer, Adm Mike Mullen, accuses Pakistan's spy agency of having links with militants targeting US troops in Afghanistan.
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Human healer

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 23:25

The Christian helping all faiths in Pakistan's jails
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Pakistani PM meets Hamid Karzai

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 14:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani holds talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in which the leaders pledge to boost joint peace efforts with the Taliban.
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Pakistan militants 'killed 2,500'

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 17:11
related countries: United States United States

More than 2,500 people were killed in militant attacks in Pakistan in 2010, while another 900 died in US drone strikes, an independent watchdog says.
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Pakistani anger over drone raid

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 9:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan sharply criticises the US for a deadly drone attack near the Afghan border as the two sides seek to patch up differences in the fight against militants.
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India tour of Pakistan 'not soon'

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 6:21
related countries: India India

India's cricket team is not likely to visit Pakistan in the near future, a Indian cricket official has said.
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Pakistan drone raid 'kills four'

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 12:06
related countries: United States United States

US drone aircraft have killed at least four people in a missile attack in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan, local officials say.
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Pakistan 'seeks cut in CIA staff'

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 13:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan has asked the US to reduce the number of CIA agents in the country and to limit drone strikes along the Afghan border, US media reports say.
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Man jailed for DC metro bomb plot

Monday, April 11th 2011, 20:50
related countries: United States United States

A US citizen originally from Pakistan is jailed for 23 years after admitting joining what he thought was a plot to bomb the Washington DC Metro system.
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India frees Pakistani prisoners

Monday, April 11th 2011, 17:39
related countries: India India

A group of 39 Pakistani prisoners - including two women - held in India are released and allowed to return home by the Indian authorities.
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Afghan war 'threatens Pakistan'

Monday, April 11th 2011, 8:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan war is 'destabilising' Pakistan', President Asif Ali Zardari says, in one of his strongest statements since taking office.
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Pakistan to launch Urdu version of Sesame Street

Friday, April 8th 2011, 17:38
related countries: United States United States

USAID, the development arm of the US, is funding a $20m (£12m) remake of Sesame Street in Pakistan as part of efforts to improve education.
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Unloved US

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 23:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: America

Rage against America builds up in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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Indian freed from Pakistani jail

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 12:21
related countries: India India

An Indian man is freed from prison in Pakistan after serving 27 years behind bars on spying charges.
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Pakistan 'cannibals' in custody

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 16:22

A court in eastern Pakistan extends the remand of two brothers charged with making a meal out of a corpse they stole from a grave.
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Pakistan rejects militant report

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 16:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The Pakistani military dismisses the findings of a US report that says it has no clear plans to defeat the Taliban insurgency.
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PM urges 'new era' with Pakistan

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 16:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants a "fresh start" in relations with Pakistan as he offered £650m in aid and better security co-operation.
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Deadly blast at Pakistan bus stop

Monday, April 4th 2011, 12:27

At least seven people have been killed after a suicide bomber struck a bus station in north-west Pakistan, the sixth bombing in as many days in the country.
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VIDEO: Pakistan blast kills worshippers

Monday, April 4th 2011, 1:52

Suicide attackers have killed at least 41 people and wounded many more at a shrine in Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistan shrine attack kills 41

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 19:21

Two explosions hit a Sufi Muslim shrine in central Pakistan, killing 41 people in what police have labelled a suicide bombing.
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Pakistan Nato truck guards killed

Friday, April 1st 2011, 7:06
related places: Nato

Militants kill three security guards at a Nato truck terminal in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan Islamist chief targeted

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 14:47

At least 10 people are killed in Pakistan after a suicide bomber hits the convoy of hardline Islamist leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman, police say.
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Cricket boosts South Asian ties

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 9:52
related countries: India India

India and Pakistan's PMs pledge to repair relations between the countries, as they watched India beat Pakistan in their World Cup cricket clash.
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VIDEO: Joy and despair after cricket epic

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 22:57

Indians celebrate after their cricketers beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the World Cup semi-final.
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Win over Pakistan 'like a final' - Harbhajan

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 21:10
related countries: India India

Harbhajan Singh believes India are well prepared for the World Cup final after their memorable win over Pakistan.
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Cup semi grips India and Pakistan

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 18:55
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

More than a billion people are thought to have watched India beat Pakistan by 29 runs in the World Cup cricket semi-final in the Indian city of Mohali.
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Cricket party

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 18:52

Indians celebrate after epic victory over Pakistan
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VIDEO: Watching the 'most viewed' cricket match

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 15:00
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

More than a billion people including the Indian and Pakistani prime ministers are thought to be watching the World Cup cricket semi-final between the two countries in the Indian city of Mohali.
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VIDEO: Cricket World Cup: 'Mother of all battles'

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 10:09
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

The prime ministers of India and Pakistan are attending the World Cup cricket semi-final between the two countries in the Indian city of Mohali.
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Bali bombing suspect 'captured'

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 10:08
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

One of Indonesia's top terror suspects, wanted in connection with the 2002 Bali bombing, has been captured in Pakistan, reports say.
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India v Pakistan - as it happened

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 8:17

India hold their nerve to defend a total of 260, beating Pakistan by 29 runs to seal a place in Saturday's World Cup final.
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Pakistan bike bombing kills seven

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 8:06

At least seven people are killed when a suicide bomber riding a motorbike blows himself up near a crowd in north-western Pakistan, police say.
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VIDEO: Security tight ahead of Cricket World Cup

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 6:28

India and Pakistan are expected to come to a standstill on Wednesday as their cricket teams battle it out for a place in the World Cup final.
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S Asia rivals agree on Mumbai probe

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 15:21
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Indian and Pakistani officials are to visit each other's countries to investigate the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in what is being seen as a breakthrough in relations.
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Pakistan army shell kills troops

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 14:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 13 Pakistani soldiers have been killed by one of their own mortar shells during a battle with Taliban militants in the north-west, the military says.
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Bhutto hanging case re-examined

Monday, March 28th 2011, 18:38

The Pakistani cabinet supports moves to ask the Supreme Court to re-examine the 1979 death sentence of former PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
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South Asia rivals in terror talks

Monday, March 28th 2011, 9:24
related countries: India India

Indian and Pakistani officials are in talks about counter-terrorism amid growing excitement ahead of Wednesday's cricketing clash between the two countries.
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Not out

Monday, March 28th 2011, 8:47

Pakistani cricket reporter hits her blindness for six
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Pakistan accepts World Cup invite

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 6:38
related countries: India India

Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani accepts an invitation from his Indian counterpart to attend the Cricket World Cup semi-final between the countries.
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Untold violence

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 1:10
related places: Karachi

Why killings in Karachi could derail Pakistan
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India PM makes World Cup overture

Friday, March 25th 2011, 17:26
related countries: India India

India's prime minister invites Pakistan's leaders to join him for the cricket World Cup clash between the South Asian rivals to be hosted in India next week.
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Activist killed in Karachi unrest

Friday, March 25th 2011, 12:01
related places: Karachi

A political activist is killed along with three others as targeted killings continue across Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi.
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Gunmen ambush convoy in Pakistan

Friday, March 25th 2011, 11:05

At least eight people are dead and 15 kidnapped in north-west Pakistan after gunmen attacked a convoy of Shia Muslims who recently struck a peace deal with the local Taliban.
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Pakistan 'crop shortage' warning

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 15:37

Lowering wheat prices would create food shortages and encourage smuggling in Pakistan, officials say, after a WFP warning over malnutrition and high food prices.
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Karachi fear over target killings

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 13:15
related places: Karachi

At least 50 people have been killed over the past fortnight in targeted killings in the Pakistani city of Karachi, rights groups say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan children act out suicide blast

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 9:44

An amateur video posted on YouTube that shows young boys acting out a suicide attack has been condemned by UNICEF and by children's charities in Pakistan.
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Pakistan car bombing kills five

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 8:41
related places: Hangu

At least five people die in a suicide car bomb blast near Hangu in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistan crush dismal West Indies

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 13:53
related places: Mirpur

Pakistan dismiss the West Indies for 112 and win their World Cup quarter-final in Mirpur by 10 wickets to set up a match with India or Australia in the last four.
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Live - Pakistan v West Indies

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 8:02
related places: Mirpur

Captain Shahid Afridi leads from the front as Pakistan reach the World Cup semi-finals with an emphatic 10-wicket win over West Indies in the first quarter-final in Mirpur.
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Death toll soars at Pakistan mine

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 13:11

The bodies of 43 trapped workers have been pulled from a mine that collapsed in Pakistan's Balochistan province, officials say.
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Many dead in Pakistan mine blasts

Monday, March 21st 2011, 15:33

A series of methane gas explosions at a mine in Pakistan's Balochistan province kill at least 24 workers, officials say.
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Australia run ended by Pakistan

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 16:31
related countries: Australia Australia

Pakistan hold on for a four-wicket win in Colombo to finally end Australia's 34-match unbeaten record at the World Cup.
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Pakistan fury over drone deaths

Friday, March 18th 2011, 15:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Tribal leaders in the Pakistani region of North Waziristan vow revenge against the US after drones killed more than 40 people near the Afghan border.
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Pakistan army in drone outburst

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 18:31
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's army chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani condemns the latest US drone raid as "intolerable", in an unusually strong statement.
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Pakistan drone strike 'kills 40'

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:27

At least 40 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in a US drone strike in the Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan, officials say.
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