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US drone 'kills four' in Pakistan

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 6:55
related countries: United States United States

A suspected US drone attack kills four militants in north-western Pakistan, local intelligence officials said.
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Chinese 'saw US raid helicopter'

Monday, August 15th 2011, 9:37
related countries: China China, United States United States

Pakistan allowed China to examine the remains of the US stealth helicopter downed in the raid on Osama Bin Laden, US officials believe.
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Lethal blast in southern Pakistan

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 13:29

A blast at a roadside restaurant in south-west Pakistan kills at least 11 people and injures 10, with others feared trapped in rubble.
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VIDEO: US man abducted by gang in Pakistan

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 20:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

An American consultant has been abducted in the Pakistan city of Lahore by a gang of armed men, say police.
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Seven guilty of Pakistan attack

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 13:18

A Pakistani military court convicts seven people over an attack on army headquarters in 2009, sentencing one retired soldier to death.
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American man abducted in Pakistan

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 11:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lahore

An American man has been abducted by a group of gunmen from his house in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
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VIDEO: Verdict in videoed Pakistan death case

Friday, August 12th 2011, 20:27
related places: Karachi

A court in Pakistan has sentenced a soldier to death for the murder of an unarmed teenager in the southern port city of Karachi.
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Pakistan shooting soldier to die

Friday, August 12th 2011, 9:49

A member of Pakistan's paramilitary force is sentenced to death for killing an unarmed man in Karachi in an incident caught on videotape.
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Indonesia nets Bali bombs suspect

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 11:20
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali, Jakarta

Umar Patek, one of the alleged masterminds of the 2002 Bali bombings, arrives in Indonesia after being extradited from Pakistan, officials in Jakarta say.
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VIDEO: Bali bombing suspect extradited

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

One of the alleged masterminds of the 2002 Bali bombings has arrived in Indonesia after being extradited from Pakistan, officials in Jakarta say.
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Pakistan twin blasts kill seven

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 8:29
related places: Peshawar

At least seven people are killed in twin bombings in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Pakistan pilot 'apology' accepted

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 5:02
related countries: India India

The daughter of a dead Indian pilot thanks a Pakistani fighter pilot for apologising after shooting down her father's craft four decades ago.
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Pakistan pilot's 1965 'remorse'

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 17:06
related countries: India India

A Pakistani fighter pilot who shot down an Indian civilian aircraft more than 40 years ago writes to the family of the dead Indian pilot to express remorse.
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Bangladesh war tribunal adjourned

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 9:04
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

A special tribunal in Bangladesh which is looking into atrocities carried out during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971 is adjourned.
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India fort attack sentence upheld

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 8:30
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court upholds the death sentence of Ashfaq Arif, a Pakistani man convicted of attacking Delhi's Red Fort in 2000.
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Drone attack kills 21 in Pakistan

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 5:19
related countries: United States United States

A US drone attack on a vehicle and a compound kills 21 militants in north-western Pakistan, local security officials say.
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Hidden epidemic

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 1:13

Pakistan's HIV threat still widely unacknowledged
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Five killed in Karachi fighting

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 6:41
related places: Karachi

Five people die and two are injured in overnight violence in the Pakistani city of Karachi, police say.
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VIDEO: Sharing future hopes after Pakistan floods

Monday, August 8th 2011, 14:24

NGOs have opened social centres in rural Pakistan to help women and children affected by floods in 2010.
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Karachi building fall kills nine

Friday, August 5th 2011, 6:15
related places: Karachi

Rescuers pull out nine bodies from the debris of a six-storey building that collapsed in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
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Pakistan navy officers face trial

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 17:06
related places: Karachi

Three Pakistani naval officers are to face a court martial on charges of negligence after a militant attack on a naval air base in Karachi in May.
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Karachi burning

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 8:45

What's behind the soaring violence in Pakistan's commercial capital?
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Karachi fighting claims 34 lives

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 21:24
related places: Karachi

At least 34 people have been killed since Monday in the latest bout of ethnically fuelled violence in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, officials say.
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China blames militants for attack

Monday, August 1st 2011, 13:25
related countries: China China

China has blamed Muslim separatists trained in Pakistan for killing six civilians in Kashgar on Sunday.
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Quetta bomb explosion kills two

Monday, August 1st 2011, 9:17
related places: Quetta

A bomb planted in a garbage dump explodes in the Pakistani city of Quetta - the capital of Balochistan province - killing two people, officials say.
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Mullen concern over Afghan border

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 23:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The top US military officer says that, despite Osama Bin Laden's death, the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan is still the epicentre of terrorism.
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VIDEO: 'My daughters swept away in the floods'

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 18:14

It is now a year since Pakistan was hit by the worst floods in its history, with millions of people affected by torrents of water tearing down the length of the country.
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Flood memories

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 9:34

How last year's Pakistan deluges have changed lives
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VIDEO: Shia Muslims killed in Pakistan attack

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 13:31
related places: Quetta

Gunmen have killed 11 Shia Muslims after opening fire on a van in the city of Quetta in south-west Pakistan, in a suspected sectarian attack, police say.
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Pakistan gunmen kill Shia Muslims

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 11:26
related places: Quetta

Eleven people are shot dead in the Pakistani city of Quetta in an apparently sectarian attack in south-western Pakistan.
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Friday, July 29th 2011, 23:44

The court wrangles left behind by the Pakistan flood
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Living in fear

Friday, July 29th 2011, 9:53

Millions dread return of Pakistan's deadly floods
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VIDEO: Pakistan floods: One year on

Friday, July 29th 2011, 4:13

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool looks at the impact of the floods that hit Pakistan one year ago
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VIDEO: Challenges from Pakistan floods

Friday, July 29th 2011, 1:04

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool speaks to the UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Pakistan, Mengesha Kebede, a year after deadly floods hit the country.
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Balochistan activists 'tortured'

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:11

Hundreds of political activists are being held and tortured by security forces in the Pakistani province of Balochistan, Human Rights Watch says.
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In pictures

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 0:09

One year after Pakistan floods, families struggle to rebuild
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S Asia relations 'on right track'

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 9:56
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan say relations between the countries are "on the right track".
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Pakistan 'not prepared for flood'

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 14:32

Pakistan is still not prepared to cope with flooding and other natural disasters a year after the worst floods in its history, says aid agency Oxfam.
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Nato 'kills 35 Pakistan Taliban'

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 13:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

At least 35 Taliban militants from Pakistan are killed and several wounded by Nato-led forces inside Afghanistan, officials say.
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'Bloodbath' hits Pakistani city

Monday, July 25th 2011, 14:51
related places: Karachi

At least 27 people are killed in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi in violence since Saturday, police and hospital sources say.
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VIDEO: Petraeus on US Pakistan relations

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 18:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Nato

Mark Urban asks US General David Petraeus - who acted as Nato's US commander in both Afghanistan and Iraq - about the state of relations between Pakistan and the United States.
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VIDEO: Take five

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 23:45

How a Pakistani orchestra is reinventing jazz classics
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Pakistan anger at US 'agent' case

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 20:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad, Kashmiri, Washington

Pakistan accuses the US of slander over the arrest of a Kashmiri-born man accused of acting as a Pakistani agent in Washington.
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Kashmir questions

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 18:00

The lobbyist accused of links with Pakistan's spies
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VIDEO: Pakistan PM's anger at Bin Laden raid

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 15:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Abbottabad, London, May

Speaking in London, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told the BBC's Nick Gowing said there was no reason for the US not to share information with Pakistan ahead of the US raid in Abbottabad in May, when Osama Bin Laden was killed.
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Bomb kills Pakistan oil workers

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 10:12

A bomb attack in Pakistan's Balochistan province has killed at least two oil workers and injured seven, medics say.
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US men led 'Pakistan front group'

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 15:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kashmir

Two men have been charged in the US with operating an illegal front group for the Pakistani spy agency in order to influence US Kashmir policy.
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Aid workers kidnapped in Pakistan

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 8:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Gunmen abduct eight Pakistani aid workers near the Afghan border in the south-west of the country, officials say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan Taliban 'police killing' video

Monday, July 18th 2011, 12:15
related places: Taliban

Footage appearing to show the execution-style killing of 16 policemen in the tribal north-west of Pakistan has been released by the Taliban.
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Taliban in 'police killing' video

Monday, July 18th 2011, 12:07
related places: Taliban

Footage appearing to show the execution-style killing of 16 policemen in the tribal north-west of Pakistan is released by the Taliban.
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VIDEO: Gravestone carving booms in Pakistan

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 22:50

Gravestone carving has become a booming industry in Pakistan.
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Blast rips through Pakistan house

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 7:12

At least four people die when a blast rips through a house where explosives were stored in south-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan spy chief makes US visit

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 8:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Pakistan's intelligence chief Ahmad Shuja Pasha is due in Washington for talks, as relations between the countries continue to deteriorate.
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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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