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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

Pakistan hunts for missing troops

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 10:57
related places: Taliban

The Pakistani army says it is searching for dozens of soldiers missing after their checkpoint was attacked by the Taliban.
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Pakistan 'funded banned charity'

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 18:53

Pakistan's Punjab province gave about $1m to institutions linked to a charity on a UN terror blacklist, it has emerged.
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Why Pakistan's Ahmadi community is officially detested

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 15:01
related places: Ahmadi

Mohammed Hanif asks why Pakistan's Ahmadi community is intensely disliked.
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Pakistan troops 'held by Taliban'

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 12:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Dozens of Pakistani soldiers have been captured after a cross-border raid by the Afghan Taliban, the militants say.
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Kyrgyzstan airlift for Pakistanis

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 10:01
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

More than 250 Pakistanis stranded in violence-hit Kyrgyzstan are airlifted home by the Pakistani Air Force.
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Addicts 'at risk'

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 8:03

Anger as officials block Pakistan drugs charity funds
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UK woman's Pakistan hostage drama

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 17:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Glasgow

A young woman from Glasgow kidnapped in Pakistan has been speaking of her 10-year hostage ordeal.
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US 'Bin Laden hunter' held

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 16:28
related countries: United States United States

A US man who claims to be on a mission to hunt Osama Bin Laden is arrested in Chitral in northern Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistan 'drunk' minister sacked

Monday, June 14th 2010, 13:45
related places: Lahore

A Pakistani provincial minister is sacked over claims he was involved in a "drunken brawl" at a Lahore theatre.
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Deadly bus crash in Philippines

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 15:40
related countries: Iran Iran, Philippines Philippines

At least 13 people die in the central Philippines as a bus carrying Iranian and Pakistani tourists plunges into a ravine.
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Pakistan spy agency accused over Taliban

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 11:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency gives the Afghan Taliban far greater backing than previously thought, a report says.
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Taliban claim Nato convoy attack

Friday, June 11th 2010, 10:43
related places: Islamabad, Nato

Pakistani Taliban say they were behind Tuesday's attack on a Nato convoy near the capital, Islamabad.
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'Ten die' in Pakistan drone raid

Friday, June 11th 2010, 6:31

At least 10 suspected militants are killed in a drone attack in in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, officials say.
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'Abuse rife' in tribal Pakistan

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 12:02
related places: Taliban

Millions in tribal Pakistan live in a "human rights-free zone", ignored by the government and ruled by the Taliban, Amnesty says.
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US-Pakistani 'terror' sentencing

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 10:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A US man extradited from the UK is sentenced to 15 years in jail for providing material support to al-Qaeda.
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Nato convoy attacked in Pakistan

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 15:38
related places: Islamabad, Nato

Gunmen attack a Nato supply convoy just outside Pakistan's capital, killing seven people and setting vehicles on fire.
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Pakistan Taliban stage public execution

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 17:02
related places: Taliban

Hundreds of people watch a rare public execution by the Taliban in a tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Musharraf party recruitment drive

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 15:14

The political party of Pakistani ex-President Pervez Musharraf launches a formal public recruitment campaign.
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Pakistan raises defence spending

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 21:10

Pakistan announces a 17% increase in defence spending in the coming year as it battles to combat Islamic militants.
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Arms intrigue

Friday, June 4th 2010, 16:56

Sarkozy in spotlight over Pakistan submarines deal
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Pakistan rules out Punjab action

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 13:27
related places: There

There are no plans for military action against militants in Pakistan's Punjab province, minister Rehman Malik says.
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Pakistan's bank governor resigns

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 10:26

Pakistan's central bank governor resigns two days before the budget for "personal reasons", the finance ministry says.
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Gunmen attack Pakistani hospital

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 5:51
related places: Lahore

About five people are killed after gunmen attack a hospital in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
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Gunmen attack Pakistani hospital

Monday, May 31st 2010, 22:20
related places: Lahore

About eight people are killed after gunmen attack a hospital in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
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Pakistani court restores Facebook

Monday, May 31st 2010, 6:57

A Pakistani court orders the authorities to restore the Facebook social networking site.
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Lahore mosque victims buried

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 16:16
related places: Lahore

Mourners in Pakistan bury the 93 victims of gun and grenade attacks at two mosques of the Ahmadi Islamic sect in Lahore.
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Soft target

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 7:04
related places: Ahmadi

Why did militants hit Ahmadi sect in Pakistan?
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Pakistan mosque raids kill scores

Friday, May 28th 2010, 23:22
related places: Lahore

More than 80 people die in gun and grenade attacks at two mosques of the Ahmadi Islamic sect in Pakistan's city of Lahore.
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Four policemen killed in Pakistan

Friday, May 28th 2010, 11:26

Gunmen riding a motorcycle fire a vehicle carrying four police officers in south-west Pakistan, killing all of them, police say.
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Pakistan 'eunuch wedding' stopped

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 16:56
related places: Peshawar

Police in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar arrest a man for trying to marry a eunuch.
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Freedom fears

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 15:40

Pakistan accused of using internet bans to stifle dissent
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Taliban besiege Afghan district

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 12:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Police in eastern Afghanistan appeal for help after clashes with hundreds of Taliban fighters they say are from Pakistan.
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Pakistan cleric to 'stay free'

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 6:01

Pakistan's Supreme Court says an Islamic charity head accused of involvement in the Mumbai attacks cannot be detained.
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Afridi to lead Pakistan in Tests

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 13:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

All-rounder Shahid Afridi is named as Pakistan captain for the tour to England after ending his four-year absence from Test cricket.
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Swat 'Taliban families' expelled

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 8:10
related places: Swat, Taliban

About 25 families of suspected Taliban fighters are expelled by a local tribal council from Pakistan's Swat valley, officials say.
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India sees Pakistan 'trust gap'

Monday, May 24th 2010, 14:35
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says a lack of trust is the main obstacle to improved relations with Pakistan.
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Constitution disputed in Pakistan

Monday, May 24th 2010, 8:29

Pakistan's Supreme Court is set to hear challenges to important constitutional measures which parliament passed in April.
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Pakistan villagers mob PM convoy

Friday, May 21st 2010, 22:11

Villagers mob Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani's convoy during his visit to a flooded lake that could soon burst its banks.
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Pakistan arrests in NY bomb probe

Friday, May 21st 2010, 20:14

Pakistan arrests several suspects in connection with the failed 1 May bombing in New York City, officials say.
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Musharraf plans political return

Friday, May 21st 2010, 11:37

Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf says that he plans to return to politics in the country.
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UK family shot dead in Pakistan

Friday, May 21st 2010, 6:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three Britons from the same family have been shot dead in a marriage dispute in eastern Pakistan, local police have said.
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Many killed in Karachi violence

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 7:40
related places: Karachi

At least 20 people are killed in ethnic-based political violence in the Pakistani city of Karachi, police say.
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Living in fear

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 23:13

The breached bank that may engulf Pakistani villages
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Pakistani court in Facebook ban

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 14:09

A Pakistani court orders Facebook to be blocked in a row over a competition involving caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Pakistan, US hold security talks

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 11:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A US delegation - including president Obama's national security adviser and the head of CIA - are in Pakistan to discuss the failed bombing attempt in New York's Times Square.
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'Terror ringleader' to stay in UK

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 11:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The alleged leader of an al-Qaeda plot to bomb targets in the UK wins his appeal against deportation to Pakistan.
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'Twelve dead' in Pakistan bombing

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 9:57
related places: Dera Ismail Khan

At least 12 people die after a bomb on a bicycle explodes near a police vehicle in the Pakistani town of Dera Ismail Khan.
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Five hostages freed in Pakistan

Monday, May 17th 2010, 8:27

Five more people held by suspected militants in Pakistan's north-west are released, after a mass kidnapping on Saturday.
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Pakistan lake 'set to overflow'

Monday, May 17th 2010, 7:19

A lake in northern Pakistan formed when landslides blocked a river could overflow in the next 10 days, say officials.
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Aid gets to Pakistan flood area

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 15:54

Villagers' fears grow as a lake formed after a landslide in Pakistan is on the verge of breaking its banks.
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Kidnappers free Pakistan hostages

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 12:17

Eighteen men who were kidnapped by suspected militants in Pakistan's volatile north-west tribal region are released.
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Pakistani charged in US embassy alert

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 0:02
related countries: Chile Chile, United States United States

A Pakistani arrested at the US embassy in Chile after triggering a bomb detector is charged with illegally possessing explosives.
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Cricketers held in fraud inquiry

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 21:26
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria is one of two cricketers arrested in a UK investigation into match irregularities.
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'Mass kidnap' in north Pakistan

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 11:54

At least 60 people are abducted by suspected militants in Pakistan's volatile north-west tribal region, police say.
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Aussies stun Pakistan in thriller

Friday, May 14th 2010, 19:29
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mike Hussey blasts 60 from 24 balls as Australia fight back to beat Pakistan and set up a World Twenty20 final against England.
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Kashmir fighters are 'regrouping'

Friday, May 14th 2010, 15:56
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Militants in Pakistani-administered Kashmir regroup on the Pakistani side of the divided territory, local politicians tells the BBC.
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Live - Australia v Pakistan

Friday, May 14th 2010, 15:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Michael Hussey hits 60 off 24 balls as Australia pull off a stunning victory over Pakistan for the right to face England in the World Twenty20 final.
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Pakistan PM in flood area visit

Friday, May 14th 2010, 10:03

Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani is set to visit a lake in the north formed after a landslide and on the verge of breaking its banks.
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Seeking recruits

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 22:05
related places: Swat, Taliban

How the Taliban seeks support in Pakistan's Swat
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In pictures

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:34

The dying art of Pakistan's cinema billboards
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Pakistan acquits terror suspects

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:05

A Pakistani court acquits nine men accused of planning two deadly attacks, including one which killed the army's top medic.
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Two girls die in Pakistan attack

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 6:42
related places: Peshawar

Residents protest in the Pakistani city of Peshawar after a grenade explosion kills two young girls and injures two others.
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Pakistani held at US Chile embassy

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 0:41
related countries: Chile Chile, United States United States

A Pakistani student is arrested at the US embassy in the Chilean capital, after traces of explosives are found on his belongings.
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Pakistan's Iran envoy 'attacked'

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 17:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Pakistan's ambassador to Iran is in hospital after being attacked by an Afghan man in the capital Tehran, officials say.
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Pakistani fears over flooded lake

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 13:24

A lake formed in northern Pakistan when winter landslides blocked a river is near to bursting its banks, officials warn.
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Pakistan drone attack 'kills 10'

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 10:35
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired from US drones kill at least 10 militants in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, officials say.
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Pakistan invites India for talks

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 8:28
related countries: India India

The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan are to meet in July as part of efforts to resume talks after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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Live - England v New Zealand

Monday, May 10th 2010, 18:24
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat New Zealand to finish top of their Super Eights group, meaning Pakistan also qualify for the semis and the Black Caps crash out.
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Taliban 'kill Pakistan soldiers'

Monday, May 10th 2010, 14:27

At least nine soldiers and 30 militants are killed in clashes in the north-western tribal region of Orakzai, military officials say.
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Taliban return?

Monday, May 10th 2010, 6:59

Is Pakistani army's counter-insurgency plan unravelling?
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'Pakistan Taliban' behind NY plot

Sunday, May 9th 2010, 14:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

The US has evidence Pakistan's Taliban were behind a car bomb plot in New York's Times Square, the attorney general says.
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Missile strike hits NW Pakistan

Sunday, May 9th 2010, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired from a suspected US drone kill at least 10 people in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal district.
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