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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

Pakistan drone attacks 'kill 30'

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 15:58
related countries: United States United States

At least 30 people are killed in three drone attacks in less than 24 hours in a volatile tribal region of north-western Pakistan.
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Pakistan in Afghan border threat

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 15:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan's defence minister threatens to withdraw anti-terror troops from the Afghan border after the US cuts its military aid.
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'Fake vaccines' in Bin Laden hunt

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 15:18
related places: Abbottabad

The CIA ran a fake vaccination programme in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad to try to get a DNA sample from the family of Osama Bin Laden, media reports say.
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Military dynamic

Monday, July 11th 2011, 14:20
related countries: United States United States

How will the US cuts affect relations with Pakistan?
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Pakistan plays down US aid cuts

Monday, July 11th 2011, 11:14
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan says a $800m (£500m) cut in US military aid will not affect the country's operations against al-Qaeda and its allies.
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Pakistan bomb attack kills five

Monday, July 11th 2011, 8:12

A suspected suicide bomber attacks a political rally in north-west Pakistan, killing at least five people.
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VIDEO: US suspends Pakistan military aid

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 21:32
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is withholding $800m of military aid to Pakistan amid "difficult" ties, following the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
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US suspends Pakistan military aid

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 20:54
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is withholding $800m of military aid to Pakistan amid "difficult" ties, following the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
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VIDEO: Security forces take control of Karachi

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 1:34
related places: Karachi

Security forces in Pakistan have taken control of parts of its largest city, Karachi, where at least 100 people have been shot dead this week.
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Pakistani troops patrol Karachi

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 12:54
related places: Karachi

Pakistani troops take control of parts of Karachi, where at least 100 people have been killed in a week of violence.
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Going soft?

Friday, July 8th 2011, 23:19

Pakistan's army seeks to restore its battered image
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VIDEO: Shoot on sight orders in Karachi

Friday, July 8th 2011, 22:00
related places: Karachi

Security forces in the Pakistani city of Karachi have been ordered to shoot on sight anyone they believe is involved in violence, after several days of unrest.
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Karachi 'shoot on sight' orders

Friday, July 8th 2011, 12:07
related places: Karachi

Security forces in the Pakistani city of Karachi are ordered to shoot on sight to stem violence in which 80 people have been killed since Tuesday.
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Pakistan rejects US murder claims

Friday, July 8th 2011, 11:10
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan reacts angrily to the US army's top officer's suggestion that the government "sanctioned" the killing of journalist Saleem Shahzad.
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Pakistan 'behind reporter murder'

Friday, July 8th 2011, 9:47
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's government "sanctioned" the killing of journalist Saleem Shahzad, the top-ranking officer in the US military, Admiral Mike Mullen, says.
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VIDEO: Karachi violence 'kills 39' in three days

Friday, July 8th 2011, 1:32
related places: Karachi

At least 39 people have been killed in three days of violence between rival political groups in the Pakistani city of Karachi, security officials say.
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Karachi violence 'leaves 39 dead'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 16:34
related places: Karachi

At least 39 people have been killed in three days of violence between rival political groups in the Pakistani city of Karachi, security officials say.
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Pakistan retains Bin Laden family

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 10:48
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani investigation into the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden does not want his family repatriated to Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
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Four die in Pakistan drone attack

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 3:48
related countries: United States United States

A US drone attack kills four militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan province, close to the Afghan border, local officials say.
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'Over 1,100' killed in Karachi in six months

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 16:47
related places: Karachi

More than 1,100 people have been shot dead in political violence in the Pakistani city of Karachi since the start of the year, campaigners say.
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Pakistan Kurram offensive begins

Monday, July 4th 2011, 14:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kurram

Pakistan begins an offensive in the north-western Kurram tribal region close to the border with Afghanistan, officials say.
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Pakistan groups condemn gay event

Monday, July 4th 2011, 10:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

A group of religious conservatives in Pakistan condemns as "cultural terrorism" a recent event hosted by the US embassy in Islamabad in support of gay rights.
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Swiss couple seized in Pakistan

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 18:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss couple are kidnapped in Pakistan's volatile Balochistan province in the south-west, the Swiss foreign ministry confirms.
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Roadside bomb kills Afghan family

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 9:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A roadside bomb has killed at least 11 members of a family of Afghan refugees returning home from Pakistan through Zabul province.
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VIDEO: US 'considering Pakistan missions'

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 2:19
related countries: United States United States

The US is so concerned about security in Pakistan it is considering plans to enter the country to prevent extremists getting hold of nuclear material, the BBC's Newsnight programme has discovered.
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'Bin Laden's notes'

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 10:27

BBC 'obtains Osama Bin Laden writings'
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Karachi 'video killers' charged

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 12:01
related places: Karachi

Paramilitary soldiers accused of killing an unarmed man in the Pakistani city of Karachi are charged with murder and terrorism.
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Pakistan drone attacks 'kill 15'

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 8:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Two US drone missile attacks kill at least 15 people in the Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials say.
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Pakistan in Afghan rocket denial

Monday, June 27th 2011, 15:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's army rejects claims made by Afghanistan that it has fired more than 450 rockets into Afghan territory over the past three weeks.
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UK military trainers withdrawn

Monday, June 27th 2011, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British military trainers working with security forces in Pakistan have been withdrawn at the request of the Pakistani government.
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Imported surgical tools 'a risk'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 0:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The only UK hospital carrying out strict tests on surgical instruments imported from Pakistan finds many are substandard.
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'Suicide couple' in Taliban blast

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 14:50
related places: Taliban

A husband and wife team dressed in burkas carried out a suicide attack that killed eight people in north-western Pakistan, the Taliban says.
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VIDEO: Pakistan attack carried out by couple

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 14:43

The Pakistan Taliban say a deadly attack on a police station in north west Pakistan on Saturday night was carried out by two suicide bombers who were husband and wife.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's fitness industry boom

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 5:18

Pakistan's fitness industry is perhaps one of the few sectors of the country's economy that has boomed in recent years.
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South Asia rivals in nuclear vow

Friday, June 24th 2011, 14:45
related countries: India India

Senior diplomats from India and Pakistan agree to discuss new nuclear confidence-building measures, after two days of talks.
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Pakistan group in al-Qaeda denial

Friday, June 24th 2011, 11:06
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani group Harkut ul-Mujahideen denies US media reports it had links with Osama Bin Laden and formed part of his support network in Pakistan.
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Witch-hunt?

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 9:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Radical

'Radical' officer had criticised Pakistan's top brass over US ties
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VIDEO: Peshawar exhibits old British fire engines

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 20:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A century old British fire engines are on display in a museum in Pakistan.
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Four Pakistan majors interrogated

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 14:48

Four majors in the Pakistani army are being investigated for alleged links with banned extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, the army says.
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'House without a door'

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 14:12

Trying to keep security on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border
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ISI accused

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 1:44

Media expresses anger against Pakistan's spy agency
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Pakistan holds 'radical' officer

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 19:57

A senior officer serving in the Pakistani army has been detained for alleged contacts with a banned extremist group.
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Pakistani child 'forced into suicide vest'

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 7:28

A nine-year-old girl in Pakistan says she was abducted and forced to wear an explosive vest in what police say was a planned militant attack.
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Life ruined

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 0:08

Trauma of Pakistani woman forced to parade naked
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Militants raid anti-Taliban group

Monday, June 20th 2011, 9:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Insurgents attack the homes of two prominent anti-Taliban tribal elders in north-west Pakistan, while a US drone reportedly kills six suspected militants further along the volatile Afghan border.
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VIDEO: Woman in Pakistan 'assaulted in village'

Monday, June 20th 2011, 4:48

A woman has been stripped naked and paraded through her village in Pakistan. The people who assaulted her accused one of her sons of having an affair.
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Karachi 'video killers' in court

Friday, June 17th 2011, 15:13
related places: Karachi

Paramilitary soldiers accused of killing an unarmed man in the Pakistani city of Karachi appear in court facing murder charges.
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Pakistanis block Nato supply road

Friday, June 17th 2011, 10:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Hundreds of Pakistani tribesmen block Nato supplies and other traffic at a key crossing on the Afghan border after a clash with Afghan guards.
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Sister meets Indian on death row

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 15:47
related countries: India India

The family of an Indian man on death row in Pakistan makes only their second visit to him in 21 years.
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Pakistan border village attacked

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 13:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

More than 200 militants storm a Pakistani village near the Afghan border, officials say.
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Pakistan arrests CIA informants

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 18:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

Pakistan arrests five alleged CIA informants who helped in the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in May.
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Pakistan woman is 'paraded naked'

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 14:01

Police in Pakistan say they have arrested two men for stripping a woman and forcing her to parade naked in a village.
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Two 'removed' after Karachi death

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 9:49
related places: Karachi

Two top officials in the Pakistani province of Sindh are removed following the killing of a man by paramilitary soldiers, officials say.
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Tourist to tribeswoman

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 2:03

Backpacker who joined ancestor-worshippers in hills of Pakistan
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Suicide attack on Islamabad bank

Monday, June 13th 2011, 11:41
related places: Islamabad

A suicide bomber in Pakistan blows himself up and kills a guard in a bank attack in a commercial area of the capital Islamabad, police say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan death toll rises

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 17:37

The death toll from two bomb attacks in Pakistan rises to 39.
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VIDEO: Peshawar rocked by twin blasts

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 1:59
related places: Peshawar

At least 34 people have been killed and 90 wounded after two explosions ripped through a market in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Deadly blasts at Pakistan market

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 22:34
related places: Peshawar

At least 34 people have been killed after two explosions ripped through a market in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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CIA chief in Pakistan for talks

Friday, June 10th 2011, 21:27
related countries: United States United States

US CIA director Leon Panetta meets Pakistani officials to discuss repairing ties after the death of Osama Bin Laden, officials say.
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Pakistan and Afghan leaders meet

Friday, June 10th 2011, 16:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Karzai of Afghanistan meets Pakistan's Zardari on his first visit to the country since the killing there last month of Osama Bin Laden.
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Pakistani video killing arrests

Friday, June 10th 2011, 8:43
related places: Karachi

Police in the Pakistani city of Karachi say they have arrested two paramilitary soldiers seen on video killing a young man.
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Pakistan bus crash kills children

Friday, June 10th 2011, 7:15
related places: Kashmir

At least 12 children die after their school bus plunges into a canal in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, police said.
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VIDEO: Pakistan video killing investigated

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 21:33

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, has ordered an inquiry into the killing - on camera - of a young man by paramilitaries.
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Pakistan probes videoed killing

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 16:27
related places: Karachi

Pakistan's prime minister orders an inquiry into the killing - on camera - of a young man by paramilitary troops in Karachi.
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Militants hit Pakistan checkpoint

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 9:50

More than 100 militants storm a security checkpoint in north-west Pakistan, leaving eight soldiers and 12 insurgents dead, officials say.
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Amir admits playing while banned

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 12:06

Banned Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir admits to playing for a village team but says he thought it was a friendly and did not contravene his suspension.
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US drone 'kills 15' in Pakistan

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 11:28
related countries: United States United States

At least 15 people are killed in a US drone strike in the Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan, officials say.
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Pakistan 'failing on minorities'

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 17:43

Pakistan's government is failing to protect the country's religious minorities, a new report says.
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Triple US drone strike 'kills 18'

Monday, June 6th 2011, 8:37
related countries: United States United States

A US triple drone attack kills 18 suspected militants in Pakistan's restive South Waziristan tribal area, say officials.
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Oxfam launches flood funds probe

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 21:31

Oxfam launches an investigation into "financial irregularities" in its flood relief programme in Pakistan.
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Pakistan bakery attack kills 18

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 20:50
related places: Nowshera

At least 18 people are killed in a bomb explosion at a bakery in north-western Pakistan, hours after an earlier deadly attack, officials say.
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On the run

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 13:51

Pakistan's militants are reeling after the death of Ilyas Kashmiri
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Deadly bomb strikes near Peshawar

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 5:26
related places: Peshawar

A bomb left at a bus stop near a market kills at least six people near the north-west Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Key Pakistani militant 'killed'

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 12:49
related countries: United States United States

One of al-Qaeda's top leaders in Pakistan, Ilyas Kashmiri, has been killed in a US drone strike near the Afghan border, locals and officials say.
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