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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

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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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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