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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

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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They're watching

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 0:02

Can anyone control Pakistan's dreaded ISI spies?
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US cuts in Pakistan 'significant'

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

The top US military officer acknowledges "very significant" cuts to US military numbers in Pakistan, and says ties will take time to heal.
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VIDEO: US demands action in north Pakistan

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 16:10
related countries: United States United States

One of Pakistan's most senior military commanders has said there is no likelihood of an imminent full-scale offensive, sought by the US, against militant sanctuaries in north Waziristan.
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Pakistan ISI denies murder claims

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 10:48
related countries: United States United States

The Pakistani intelligence service makes a rare public statement to deny any involvement in the murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad.
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Militants ambush Pakistan troops

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 8:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 25 Pakistani troops are killed in a clash that is still ongoing 24 hours after militants crossed the Afghan border, officials say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's regional insurgency

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 12:16

Pakistan's many crises have overshadowed a nationalist insurgency which has killed at least 1,000 people since 2008.
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Seven killed in NW Pakistan clash

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 9:48

At least seven members of the Pakistani security forces are killed in a militant attack in the north-west of the country, local officials say.
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Pakistani journalist found dead

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 21:05

A Pakistani investigative journalist, believed by his family to have been abducted by Pakistan's intelligence agency, is found dead.
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Afridi 'quits' as Pakistan player

Monday, May 30th 2011, 20:50

Shahid Afridi says he will not play international cricket under the current Pakistan Cricket Board.
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Many wounded in Waziristan blast

Monday, May 30th 2011, 9:40

At least 12 people are injured in an explosion at a restaurant in a volatile tribal area of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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S Asia rivals hold glacier talks

Monday, May 30th 2011, 4:36
related countries: India India
related places: Top

Top defence officials from India and Pakistan are holding key talks over the disputed Siachen glacier.
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Freedom or death

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 23:36

The rise of nationalism in remote Pakistani province
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VIDEO: US tries to soothe Pakistan relations

Friday, May 27th 2011, 16:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad, Laden

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is in Pakistan trying to patch up relations with Islamabad following the death of Osama bin Laden.
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Clinton woos Pakistan leadership

Friday, May 27th 2011, 16:01
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says there is no evidence senior people in Pakistan knew that Osama Bin Laden lived so close to Islamabad.
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Pakistan town hit by suicide bomb

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 20:46

At least 32 people are killed after a suicide bomber in a car targets government buildings in Pakistan's volatile north-west.
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'Hired gun'

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 15:42
related countries: United States United States

Why American aid to Pakistan leaves few happy
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VIDEO: Should US cut aid to Pakistan?

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 14:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad, America

After the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, many have called for America to cut the aid it offers to Islamabad.
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US to reduce troops in Pakistan

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

The US military says it is withdrawing some of the more than 200 troops it has in Pakistan, after a request from the government in Islamabad.
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VIDEO: Musharraf on Bin Laden in Pakistan

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 15:51

Jeremy Paxman asks former President Pervez Musharraf if he was surprised that Osama Bin Laden was found inside Pakistan.
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Suicide bomb hits Pakistan police

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 9:30
related places: Peshawar

Four people are killed and 22 others wounded in a suicide truck bomb attack on a police station in Peshawar, in north-west Pakistan.
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Bin Laden raid helicopter returns

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 17:51
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan returns the wreckage of a US helicopter destroyed during the raid which killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, the Pentagon says.
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Sri Lanka turn down Pakistan tour

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 12:39
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka turn down an offer to tour Pakistan because of ongoing security concerns.
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Pakistan close in on Test victory

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 23:00

West Indies face a mammoth task to save the second Test as Pakistan move closer to levelling the two-match series after day four in St Kitts.
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Troops end Pakistan base attack

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 16:57
related places: Karachi

Pakistani troops end a siege at a naval air force base in Karachi after a deadly militant raid, which has revived fears about military security.
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VIDEO: Gunmen take hostages in Karachi

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 23:51
related places: Karachi

Gunmen have attacked one of Pakistan's largest military bases, killing a number of people, and taking several hostages.
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Pakistan in charge in West Indies

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 23:10

Taufeeq Umar closes in on a century as Pakistan build a commanding lead on the third day of the second Test against West Indies in St Kitts.
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VIDEO: Obama's words draw criticism

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 21:48

Mr Obama's comments about his willingness to sanction another operation on Pakistani soil have drawn criticism there.
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US 'would repeat Bin Laden raid'

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 12:55
related countries: United States United States

President Obama tells the BBC he would be prepared to authorise another raid inside Pakistan against al-Qaeda or Taliban leaders.
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VIDEO: Obama: Our job is to secure the US

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 5:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

US President Barack Obama has told the BBC that he would be prepared to order another covert operation inside Pakistan against high level al-Qaeda or Taliban targets.
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Deadly Pakistan Nato tanker blast

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 9:46
related places: Nato

A Nato oil tanker explodes in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 15 people, say officials, and a second convoy is also attacked.
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Women in love

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 2:08
related places: Kalash

Rules are different for those in Pakistan's carefree Kalash valley
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Valley under threat

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 2:07

Wine, marijuana and dancing women - can this be Pakistan?
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Rampaul ravages rain-hit Pakistan

Friday, May 20th 2011, 22:11

West Indies paceman Ravi Rampaul makes Pakistan suffer on the rain-hit first day of the second Test in St Kitts.
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Five killed in Pakistan 'unarmed'

Friday, May 20th 2011, 18:22
related places: Quetta

An inquiry is ordered in Pakistan into the killings of five foreigners - including three women - by security forces outside Quetta on Tuesday.
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Bomb hits US vehicle in Peshawar

Friday, May 20th 2011, 8:39
related places: Peshawar

The Pakistani Taliban bomb a US consulate convoy in Peshawar, killing one Pakistani and wounding 10 others.
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India reviews 'most wanted' list

Friday, May 20th 2011, 8:02
related countries: India India

India is reviewing a list of 50 "most wanted fugitives" it says are hiding in Pakistan, a day after one of them was traced to a prison in Mumbai (Bombay).
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Pakistan 'not aware of Bin Laden'

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 22:05
related countries: United States United States

A US official says there is no evidence that the Pakistani government knew Osama Bin Laden had been hiding in the country.
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Militants raid Pakistan checkpost

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 12:45

Dozens of militants attack a security checkpoint in north-western Pakistan, killing two police officers, local officials say.
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India slip-up on most wanted list

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 5:32
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India is to investigate after a man whose name was given to Pakistan on a list of the 50 most wanted fugitives was found living close to home, in Mumbai.
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Pakistan holds 'al-Qaeda figure'

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 21:18
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Karachi

A senior Yemeni al-Qaeda operative has been arrested in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, Pakistan's army says.
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Pakistan protest at Nato attack

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 17:30
related places: Nato

The Pakistani army protests after two of its soldiers are injured in a clash with Nato helicopters in the border region of North Waziristan.
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Gilani hails 'best friend' China

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 13:08
related countries: China China

Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani describes China as Pakistan's "best friend" as he begins a four-day visit to the country.
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US envoy defends Bin Laden raid

Monday, May 16th 2011, 16:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kerry

US Senator John Kerry, in Pakistan to discuss fragile US-Pakistani ties, defends the raid that led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
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Saudi citizen killed in Karachi

Monday, May 16th 2011, 12:10
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Karachi

Gunmen open fire on a car belonging to the Saudi consulate in Karachi, killing a Saudi citizen, police say.
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US charges six over 'Taliban aid'

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 21:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban, Florida

Authorities in the US charge three people in Florida and three in Pakistan with providing financial support to the Pakistani Taliban.
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Pakistan condemns Bin Laden raid

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 13:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nato

Pakistan's parliament condemns the US raid which killed Osama Bin Laden as it demands an end to US drone strikes and discusses a ban on Nato convoys.
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US gets access to Bin Laden wives

Friday, May 13th 2011, 18:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US officials have had access to three of Osama Bin Laden's widows in Pakistan, the White House confirms.
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VIDEO: 'First revenge' for Bin Laden

Friday, May 13th 2011, 17:43

The Pakistani Taliban say they carried out twin bomb attacks in north-west Pakistan that killed at least 80 people, in order to avenge Osama Bin Laden's death.
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Pakistan academy bombs kill scores

Friday, May 13th 2011, 16:51

The Pakistani Taliban say they carried out twin suicide blasts at a paramilitary training academy that killed 80 people, to avenge Osama Bin Laden's death.
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VIDEO: Taliban claim twin Pakistan bombs

Friday, May 13th 2011, 9:08

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing at a paramilitary police training centre in north-west Pakistan.
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VIDEO: US and Pakistan relations 'in crisis'

Friday, May 13th 2011, 5:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Zalmay Khalilzad, the former US ambassador to the UN and Afghanistan, says he finds it difficult to believe that Pakistan was not aware of the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden.
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Ajmal puts Pakistan in ascendancy

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 22:53
related countries: Guyana Guyana

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal takes four wickets to help reduce West Indies to 209-9 at the end of the first day of the first Test in Guyana.
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US defends shooting of Bin Laden

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 14:15
related countries: United States United States

The US special forces raid on Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan hideout was "not an assassination", the US attorney general tells the BBC.
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Haider in Pakistan career U-turn

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 12:16

Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider reverses his decision to retire from international cricket.
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Drone 'kills seven' in Pakistan

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 7:27
related countries: United States United States

At least seven suspected militants are killed in a US drone strike in the Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Is Pakistan a haven for militant groups ?

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 6:58

International pressure and questions are mounting on Pakistan in the wake of the Osama bin Laden killing about other militant groups operating in the country.
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It's complicated

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 12:53

Pakistan's tangled relationships with militants
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Kerry to meet Pakistani 'players'

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 2:00
related countries: United States United States

US Senator John Kerry will travel to Pakistan this week with aim of getting the nations back "on the right track" after the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
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CIA 'not to pull Pakistan chief'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 13:15
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will not withdraw their CIA chief in Pakistan, whose name was leaked to media last week, amid strained relations between the two countries.
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UN Pakistan flood help criticised

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 7:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British parliamentary committee criticises the UN for poor leadership during last year's floods in Pakistan, which it said left millions in need of assistance.
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Pakistan court bomb 'kills two'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 6:26

Two people, including a policewoman, die in an explosion outside a district court in north-western Pakistan, police say.
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On the rocks

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 1:33
related countries: United States United States

Is the troubled US-Pakistani 'marriage' heading for divorce?
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VIDEO: Pakistan denies Bin Laden collusion

Monday, May 9th 2011, 18:03

Pakistan launches an investigation into how Osama Bin Laden was able to live there undetected, as the prime minister denies accusations of complicity.
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Pakistan starts Bin Laden inquiry

Monday, May 9th 2011, 17:56
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan launches an investigation into how Osama Bin Laden was able to live there undetected, as the prime minister denies accusations of complicity.
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US presses Pakistan on Bin Laden

Monday, May 9th 2011, 4:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama says Pakistan has to investigate if any of its officials knew Osama Bin Laden was in the hideout where he died last week.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden used base as control HQ

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 7:51
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was in active control of the terror network from his compound in northern Pakistan, say US intelligence services.
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Bin Laden 'controlled al-Qaeda'

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 4:46
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was in active control of the terror network from his compound in northern Pakistan, US officials say.
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VIDEO: How long was Bin Laden in Pakistan?

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 19:41

Reports from Pakistan suggest Osama Bin Laden may have been hiding in the country for longer than five years.
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US releases Bin Laden home videos

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 18:41
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon releases home videos of Osama Bin Laden seized at the secret compound in northern Pakistan where he was killed by US special forces.
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Dented image

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 0:17

Is troubled Pakistan a failed state or a clever gambler?
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Bin Laden dead, 'al-Qaeda' admits

Friday, May 6th 2011, 19:45

Al-Qaeda confirms the death in northern Pakistan on Monday of its leader, Osama Bin Laden, according to a statement posted on jihadist internet forums.
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