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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.

World news related to Pakistan – overview

Pakistan: news

Deadly US drone pounds Waziristan

Friday, January 7th 2011, 9:22
related countries: United States United States

Four people die in a US drone strike in north-west Pakistan.
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Butt 'baffled by agent accuracy'

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 19:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt tells the spot fixing inquiry he has no idea how his agent predicted when no-balls would be bowled against England.
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Pakistan reverses fuel price rise

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 17:06

Pakistan's government reverses a recent fuel price rise, in an apparent concession to the opposition after losing its majority in parliament.
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Pakistan trio face Doha tribunal

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 6:56
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

Cricket's anti-corruption tribunal involving Pakistan players Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir opens in Doha.
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Pakistan cricket inquiry to begin

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 6:29
related countries: Qatar Qatar

An inquiry into alleged corruption by members of the Pakistani cricket team is due to begin in Qatar.
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Exposing the cracks

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 22:58

How the death of Salman Taseer reveals the two faces of Pakistan
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Pakistan tense as governor buried

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 15:41
related places: Islamabad

Thousands of Pakistanis attend the state funeral of assassinated Punjab governor Salman Taseer amid heightened tensions in Lahore.
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Top Pakistan governor shot dead

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 22:54
related places: Islamabad

The governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, Salman Taseer, dies after being shot in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.
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Government power crisis in Pakistan

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 18:43

Pakistan's government has lost its ruling majority because the Mutta-hi-da Quami Movement has decided to leave the coalition and go into opposition.
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Pakistan's leader in crisis talks

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 15:06

Pakistan's prime minister is meeting opposition leaders in a bid to prevent a possible no-confidence vote after a key partner left the ruling coalition.
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Pakistan PM loses vital partner

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 1:12

Pakistan's MQM party says it is leaving Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's coalition, depriving the government of its parliamentary majority.
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Drones kill 15 in north Pakistan

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 15:54
related countries: United States United States

At least 15 people are killed in three new US drone strikes targeting militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, officials say.
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Pakistan strikes over blasphemy law

Friday, December 31st 2010, 18:34

A 24-hour strike organised by Sunni Muslim clerics has taken place across Pakistan to protest against possible changes to blasphemy laws.
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Five die in Waziristan drone raid

Friday, December 31st 2010, 14:50
related countries: United States United States

Five people die in a US drone attack in north-western Pakistan on the final day of a year that has seen a surge in the number of such attacks.
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Pakistan on blasphemy law strike

Friday, December 31st 2010, 12:01

A strike is held across Pakistan to protest against possible changes to blasphemy laws, under which a Christian woman has been sentenced to die.
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Pakistan faces US Mumbai lawsuit

Friday, December 31st 2010, 6:18
related countries: United States United States

The Pakistani government says it will strongly contest a lawsuit filed against its intelligence agency by victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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Pakistan seal consolation T20 win

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 10:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Pakistan secure a 103-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 against New Zealand, but lose the series 2-1.
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Taliban given new start for new year

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 19:11
related places: Taliban

Dozens of former Taliban are being released from detention in Pakistan to spend the new year with their families.
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Pakistan leader in 'crisis talks'

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 14:57

The Pakistani president meets a senior member of the MQM party following its decision to withdraw two ministers from the federal cabinet.
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Pakistan MQM party quits cabinet

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 0:03

A key party in Pakistan's ruling coalition says its two ministers are quitting the federal cabinet, raising questions about the government of PM Gilani.
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Pakistan bombing halts food aid

Monday, December 27th 2010, 17:41

The UN World Food Programme temporarily suspends food distribution in a Pakistani tribal district where a suicide attack on Saturday killed 45 people.
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Rebuilding bridges after Pakistan floods

Monday, December 27th 2010, 16:01
related places: There

There are small signs life is getting back to normal after the summer's floods in Pakistan.
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Pakistan drone attack 'kills 18'

Monday, December 27th 2010, 12:59
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone hit a vehicle in north-western Pakistan, killing at least 18 militants, officials say.
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Turkish workers in Afghan kidnap

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 15:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Turkey Turkey

Gunmen snatch four Turkish road workers and their local driver in Afghanistan's Paktia province, close to the Pakistan border.
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Southee hat-trick in NZ victory

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 4:50
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Tim Southee took a hat-trick as New Zealand beat Pakistan by five wickets in the first Twenty20 international.
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Obama condemns Pakistan bombing

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 21:25
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama condemns an attack in Pakistan in which a female suicide bomber killed at least 43 people queuing to receive food aid.
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Pakistan food aid blast wreaks carnage

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 14:47

At least 43 people are killed by a female suicide bomber who targeted a crowd receiving food aid in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Mumbai 'hunts for militants'

Friday, December 24th 2010, 13:11

Police are scouring Mumbai for four Pakistani alleged militants believed to have entered the city to carry out an attack, a top police official said.
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Pakistan rebels in border attacks

Friday, December 24th 2010, 9:40

Dozens of soldiers and militants die as some 150 Taliban rebels launch attacks on targets near Pakistan's frontier with Afghanistan, officials say.
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Deportation petition handed over

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 15:52

A petition is presented in support of a teenager from Pakistan now living in Carmarthenshire in a final bid to avoid deportation.
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Police held over Bhutto killing

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 12:48
related places: Bhutto

The authorities in Pakistan arrest two senior police officers accused of negligence in the 2007 killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
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Pakistan Nato oil convoy ambushed

Monday, December 20th 2010, 9:47
related places: Nato

Militants armed with rockets and assault rifles attack a Nato convoy in north-west Pakistan, torching two oil tankers.
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China PM hails Pakistan in speech

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 13:08
related countries: China China

Chinese Prime Minster Wen Jiabao praises Pakistan's efforts against international terrorism, in a speech to a joint session of parliament.
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Scores die in Khyber drone raids

Friday, December 17th 2010, 18:40
related countries: United States United States

Nearly 60 people die in a series of rare attacks by US drones in Pakistan's Khyber region, as the CIA withdraws its top spy from the country.
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China's Wen begins Pakistan trip

Friday, December 17th 2010, 15:46
related countries: China China

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao begins an official visit to Pakistan aimed at boosting trade and investment.
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Two Britons killed in drone attack

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 16:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Two white British al-Qaeda members have died in a suspected US drone raid in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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US Afghan policy 'hits al-Qaeda'

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 14:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Al-Qaeda's leadership in Pakistan is at its weakest since it fled Afghanistan in 2001, a US review of Afghan strategy says.
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Drone attack 'killed two Britons'

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 11:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Two white British al-Qaeda members have been killed in a suspected US drone attack in north-west Pakistan, local officials say.
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Homeboy hope

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 1:09

Pakistani author H M Naqvi talks about his debut novel
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China PM begins India trade trip

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 16:15
related countries: China China, India India

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao leads one of the largest Chinese business delegations ever to visit India as he begins a three-day state visit to shore up a bilateral relationship dogged by disputes.
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Pakistan coalition suffers blow

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 14:36

An Islamic party in Pakistan says it is withdrawing from the coalition government after the sacking of a minister belonging to the party.
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US envoy Richard Holbrooke dies

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 10:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Veteran

Tributes flow in following the death of veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke, the US envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, after emergency surgery.
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Obama pays tribute to Richard Holbrooke

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 5:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has paid tribute to his special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, who has died.
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Bomb hits school bus in Pakistan

Monday, December 13th 2010, 15:45
related places: Peshawar

A roadside bomb hits a school bus in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing a teenage boy and a bus driver.
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Sick Holbrooke gets Karzai call

Monday, December 13th 2010, 14:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Veteran US diplomat Richard Holbrooke has received calls from Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, the State Department says.
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Pakistan teachers 'being killed'

Monday, December 13th 2010, 11:01

Militants are systematically targeting and killing teachers in Pakistan's south-western province of Balochistan, says Human Rights Watch.
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Among the masses

Monday, December 13th 2010, 4:58

Pakistani surgeon brings hope to flood victims
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Holbrooke in 'critical condition'

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 2:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Richard Holbrooke, the US envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been taken critically ill with a torn aorta, the US state department says.
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Gas pipeline to cross Afghanistan

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 23:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India, Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

A deal is struck on building a pipeline to carry Turkmen natural gas across Afghanistan to Pakistan and India.
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Car bomber rams Pakistan hospital

Friday, December 10th 2010, 16:24

A suicide bomber rams an explosives-laden vehicle into a hospital, killing 11 people in north-west Pakistan, say police.
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Pakistan media in Wikileaks hoax

Friday, December 10th 2010, 13:35
related countries: India India

Pakistani newspapers acknowledge they were hoaxed after publishing reports based on bogus Wikileaks cables containing anti-Indian propaganda.
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Nobel ceremony: Why stay away?

Friday, December 10th 2010, 10:29
related countries: China China, Russia Russia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Of about 50 countries invited to the Nobel ceremony, almost a third are staying away, including Russia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, many as a result of Chinese pressure.
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Man held over politician's murder

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 15:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man is arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Pakistani politician who was stabbed to death in north London.
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Suicide blast in Pakistan market

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 15:05

A suicide bomber attacks a market in the troubled north-western region of Pakistan, killing at least 16 people, police say.
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Hockey's sleeping giant awakens

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 8:52

2010 has been a year of ups and downs for Pakistan's hockey team.
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Suicide bomb on minister's convoy

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 8:26

A suicide bomber tries to kill the chief minister of Pakistan's southern province of Balochistan, blowing himself up near his motorcade.
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Pakistan drone attack kills five

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 3:42
related countries: United States United States

Five suspected militants die in a US drone strike in north-western Pakistan, Pakistani officials say.
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Blasphemy row

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 0:31

Pakistan divided over Christian death row woman
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Dozens killed in Pakistan attack

Monday, December 6th 2010, 12:56
related places: Mohmand

A suicide bomb attack in the Mohmand region of north-west Pakistan leaves at least 40 people dead, local officials say.
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Wikileaks claim on Mumbai accused

Monday, December 6th 2010, 10:17
related places: Lashkar

The alleged mastermind of the Mumbai attacks was running Lashkar-e-Taiba even as he was in prison in Pakistan, cables released by Wikileaks suggest.
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Fear for Pakistan's death row Christian

Monday, December 6th 2010, 1:12

There is growing concern over the fate of a Christian woman, Aasiya Bibi, who is on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy.
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Pakistan police on Bhutto charges

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 14:50
related places: Bhutto

A court in Pakistan issues arrest warrants for two senior police officers on charges of negligence over the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
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ICC chief wants Pakistan decision

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 9:36

International Cricket Council chief Haroon Lorgat will be "disappointed" if the case against three Pakistan cricketers accused of spot-fixing does not go the ICC'S way.
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Pakistan 'shared Mumbai research'

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 6:12
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan agreed to a US plan to share its data on the 2008 Mumbai attacks with India, US cables published by Wikileaks have revealed.
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Clinging on

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 0:05

The challenges facing baby born at height of Pakistan's floods
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UN visits Pakistan flood victims

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 9:00

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos is visiting Pakistan to refocus attention on those still suffering as a result of the flood disaster earlier this year.
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More misery

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 1:41

Pakistani flood victims must now brace for winter
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Pakistan dismisses Wikileaks fear

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 21:23
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan rejects fears expressed in US diplomatic cables, revealed by Wikileaks, that its nuclear material could fall into the hands of terrorists.
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Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 14:21
related countries: Spain Spain

Seven men are arrested in Spain and three in Thailand on suspicion of links to the Pakistani militant group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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Leaks reveal Pakistan arms fears

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 6:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US and UK diplomats feared Pakistan's nuclear material could fall into the hands of terrorists, classified US cables revealed by Wikileaks show.
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Leaks reveal Pakistan arms fears

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 22:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US and UK diplomats feared Pakistan's nuclear material could fall into the hands of terrorists, the latest leaked classified US diplomatic cables reveal.
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Drone victim to sue US for $500m

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 11:06
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani tribesman plans to sue the CIA for $500m (£320m), blaming it for the deaths of his family members last year in a drone attack.
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