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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

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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Bin Laden 'planned new US attack'

Friday, May 6th 2011, 11:22
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was actively involved in planning new terror attacks, US officials say, citing documents reportedly found in his Pakistan compound.
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Deadly US drone raid in Pakistan

Friday, May 6th 2011, 11:13
related countries: United States United States

At least 12 people are killed by US drone missiles in a Pakistani tribal area, officials say, in the first such strike since the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.
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Eight die in Pakistan explosion

Friday, May 6th 2011, 4:55
related places: Quetta

At least eight people belonging to Pakistan's minority Shia community die in an explosion in the south-western city of Quetta.
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Obama lays wreath at Ground Zero

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 22:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at Ground Zero in New York, telling firefighters America will "never forget" the 9/11 attacks.
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Bin Laden 'in house five years'

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 18:26
related places: Abbottabad

A wife of Osama Bin Laden says the al-Qaeda leader lived in the house in Abbottabad for five years before he was killed, a top Pakistani military official says.
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No release of Bin Laden photos

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 4:05
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama rules out releasing photos of Osama Bin Laden taken after he was shot dead by US special forces in Pakistan on Monday.
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VIDEO: Inside Bin Laden's secret compound

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 14:12

The White House is considering whether to publish photographs of Osama Bin Laden's body, to prove to the world that he is dead.
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Pakistan dismisses US raid fears

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 7:27
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan rejects US claims it could not be trusted with details of the raid that killed Bin Laden, as the US says he was unarmed when he died.
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Bin Laden 'was unarmed when shot'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 22:45
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was unarmed when he was killed by US troops on Sunday after resisting capture, the White House says.
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VIDEO: Osama's neighbours flock to compound

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 18:51

The Pakistani authorities are under growing pressure to explain how the al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, could have lived just minutes away from a military facility without being discovered.
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Pakistan admits Bin Laden failure

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 16:30
related places: Abbottabad

Pakistan's intelligence agency says it is embarrassed that it failed to detect Osama Bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad.
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VIDEO: How did Bin Laden hide for so long?

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 13:17

Questions are being asked over how Osama Bin Laden was able to live in Pakistan without being detected by security forces.
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VIDEO: Official says Pakistan monitored Osama

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 11:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Pakistan's High Commissioner in the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan claims that Pakistan's intelligence services, working in co-operation with US agents, had been monitoring Osama Bin Laden's movements in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Pakistan defends Bin Laden role

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 10:37

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari denies the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US special forces in his country is proof it is failing to combat terrorism.
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World 'safer' without Bin Laden

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 1:13
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says the world is a safer place after the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, shot dead in Pakistan in a raid by US special forces.
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VIDEO: Musharraf: Raid 'violated' Pakistan

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 18:17
related countries: United States United States

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf calls the killing of Osama Bin Laden a "victory" for Pakistan but criticises the US for "violating" Pakistani sovereignty.
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Africans welcome Bin Laden death

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 15:26
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States
related places: Nairobi

The leaders of African countries where al-Qaeda has staged attacks, such as Kenya, Tanzania and Mali, welcome the killing by US forces in Pakistan of Osama Bin Laden but warn of possible revenge.
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VIDEO: Inside Osama Bin Laden's compound

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 13:22
related countries: United States United States

The leader of al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, has been killed by US forces at a compound in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: US takes in news of Osama's death

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 13:14
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has announced that the Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US troops in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Osama Bin Laden's compound

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 10:40
related countries: United States United States

President Obama says al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces in Pakistan
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VIDEO: Osama Bin Laden killed in Pakistan

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 9:24

President Obama has announced that the Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is dead.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden's 'reign of terror' over

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 7:50
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces in Pakistan, President Barack Obama has said.
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Pakistan a 'terror refuge': India

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 7:32
related countries: India India
related places: Islamabad

India says Osama Bin Laden's killing near Islamabad is proof that "terrorists from different organisations find sanctuary in Pakistan".
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Pakistan wrap up W Indies series

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 21:58
related countries: Barbados Barbados

Pakistan survive a few scares to pass West Indies' modest 171 in Barbados and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match one-day series.
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Blast strikes Pakistan naval bus

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 16:19
related places: Karachi

Suspected militants kill at least five people in a bomb attack on a navy bus in Karachi, the third such blast to hit the city this week.
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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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