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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

Taliban arrests halt UN contacts

Friday, March 19th 2010, 0:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

Ex-UN envoy in Afghanistan says Pakistan's arrest of Taliban leaders halted a channel of secret UN communications.
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Kidnapped Sahil returns to the UK

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 22:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five-year-old Sahil Saeed returns to the family home in Oldham, as three people are charged with his kidnapping in Pakistan.
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Kidnapped boy and father reunited

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 17:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Islamabad

Sahil Saeed, the boy kidnapped in Pakistan two weeks ago, has been reunited with his father and is heading home to the UK.
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Paris ransom paid to free Sahil

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 21:32
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ransom money was paid to secure the release of kidnapped British boy Sahil Saeed, Pakistan's interior minister confirms.
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US men on Pakistan terror charges

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 15:54
related countries: United States United States

Five young Americans held in Pakistan since December are charged with terrorism offences, their lawyer says.
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Iran and Pakistan sign gas deal

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 12:42
related countries: Iran Iran

Pakistan and Iran sign a $7.6bn deal to build a long-delayed pipeline to transport Iranian natural gas to Pakistan.
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Another drone strike in Pakistan

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 6:47

Eight militants die in the second suspected double drone strike in as many days in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan postpones national games

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 17:59
related places: Peshawar

The Pakistan Olympic Association postpones the country's annual national games, due to be held in Peshawar, for security reasons.
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Kidnapped Sahil found in Pakistan

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 13:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The family of a five-year-old British boy who was kidnapped while in Pakistan say they are "ecstatic" after he is found.
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Pakistan drone raid 'kills eight'

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 11:38
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone have killed at least eight people in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Explosives cache found in Lahore

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 7:48
related places: Lahore

Pakistani police say they have found a big cache of ammunition and 1,500 kg pf explosives during a raid in the city of Lahore.
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Pentagon to review spy ring claim

Monday, March 15th 2010, 17:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US Defence Department may investigate one of its staff over claims he ran an unofficial spy ring in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Air strike in Pakistan kills nine

Monday, March 15th 2010, 7:17
related places: Peshawar

Pakistani fighter jets target suspected Taliban hideouts in the north-western Orakzai tribal area, killing at least nine.
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Suicide bomb hits Pakistan's Swat

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 8:58
related places: Swat

A suicide bomber in a rickshaw kills at least 10 people in Pakistan, a day after twin blasts leave dozens dead in Lahore.
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Bombs kill 45 in Pakistani city

Friday, March 12th 2010, 17:03
related places: Lahore

Twin suicide bomb attacks on the Pakistani city of Lahore kill 45 people, before other, smaller blasts cause confusion.
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Deadly blasts hit Pakistani city

Friday, March 12th 2010, 14:03
related places: Lahore

At least 45 people die in twin suicide attacks on Pakistani security forces in the eastern city of Lahore, police say.
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Funeral held for Karachi cleric

Friday, March 12th 2010, 11:44
related places: Karachi

Security is tight in the Pakistani city of Karachi as funerals are held for a Sunni Muslim cleric and four others killed on Thursday.
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Afghan plea for 'no proxy wars'

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 14:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Islamabad

Afghanistan does not want other countries' "proxy wars" fought on its soil, President Hamid Karzai says in Islamabad.
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Pakistan kidnap boy not released

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office says a five-year-old boy from Oldham kidnapped in Pakistan has not been released.
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Pakistan drone raid 'kills 12'

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 3:45
related countries: United States United States

Two missile strikes by US drone aircraft kill at least 12 suspected militants in north-west Pakistan, security officials say.
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Kidnapped boy's father back in UK

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 18:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The father of a British boy kidnapped in Pakistan is returning to the UK, against the wishes of the police, the BBC learns.
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Pakistan attack kills aid workers

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 18:17

Militants attack the office of a Western aid agency, killing six people and wounding others, the agency and police say.
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Pakistan bans for Yousuf and Younus

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 7:56

The Pakistan Cricket Board issues indefinite bans to former captains Mohammad Yousuf and Younus Khan for "infighting".
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Thin red line

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 13:08
related places: Taliban

Lone stand of anti-Taliban militia in Pakistan
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Pakistan drone raid 'kills three'

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 6:45
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired by a US drone aircraft kill at least three suspected militants in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Thirteen killed in Pakistan blast

Monday, March 8th 2010, 13:40
related places: Lahore

At least 13 people are killed and 60 injured in a suicide attack on an anti-terrorist unit in Lahore in Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistan 'holds al-Qaeda suspect'

Monday, March 8th 2010, 1:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Karachi

Pakistani security forces say they have detained a senior al-Qaeda commander in the country, named as Abu Yahya Azam.
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Police 'closing in' on kidnappers

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 18:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in Pakistan are closing in on the kidnappers of a five-year-old British boy, says the Pakistani Interior Minister.
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Pakistan hit 'kills top Taliban'

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 14:48
related places: Taliban

A senior Taliban commander is likely to have been killed by an air strike in Pakistan's north-west, officials say.
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'Big business'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK kidnap case lifts lid on Pakistan's murky secret
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'Big business'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK kidnap case lifts lid on Pakistan's murky secret
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'Big business'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK kidnap case lifts lid on Pakistan's murky secret
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Deadly blast hits Pakistan convoy

Friday, March 5th 2010, 10:39

At least 12 people are killed in what police say is a suicide bomb attack in the Hangu area of north-west Pakistan.
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Police confident of UK boy rescue

Friday, March 5th 2010, 7:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in Pakistan have said they are confident a five-year-old British boy kidnapped at gunpoint will be freed.
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Two arrested over kidnapped boy

Friday, March 5th 2010, 0:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two people "very close" to men suspected of kidnapping a British boy in Pakistan have been arrested, the BBC learns.
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Pakistan 'holds key Taliban boss'

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 20:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

Another top leader of Afghanistan's Taliban, Agha Jan Mohtasim, is held in Pakistan, US and Pakistani officials say.
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Family's plea for kidnapped boy

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 18:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Relatives of a five-year-old British boy seized at gunpoint in Pakistan say they "just want him back".
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UK boy kidnapped in Pakistan

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 15:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A five-year-old boy from Greater Manchester is kidnapped by robbers while on holiday in Pakistan's Punjab province.
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Pakistan police in beating video

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 17:43

Five police officials in the Pakistani province of Punjab are arrested for publicly whipping robbery suspects.
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Top militant 'killed in Pakistan'

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 18:16
related places: Lashkar

The head of militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi died in a drone attack in north-west Pakistan last week, the BBC learns.
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Pakistan 'militants found dead'

Monday, March 1st 2010, 12:49

The bodies of 22 suspected militants have been found in two regions in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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India beat Pakistan in hockey World Cup

Monday, March 1st 2010, 8:06
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India win their opening match in the men's field hockey World Cup in Delhi - against arch-rival Pakistan.
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Waqar set to take Pakistan role

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 12:27

Waqar Younis is set to be the new coach of Pakistan after apparently accepting a Pakistan Cricket Board offer to take up the position.
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Suicide attack on Pakistan police

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 6:31

A suicide bomb attack on a police station in north-west Pakistan kills at least three officers, officials say.
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Court 'bans Taliban extradition'

Friday, February 26th 2010, 10:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

The Afghan Taliban's top military commander, recently detained in Pakistan, is not to be extradited, the Lahore High Court rules.
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S Asia rivals 'to rebuild trust'

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 15:58
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India says it has taken a step towards rebuilding trust with Pakistan after their first formal talks since the Mumbai attacks.
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Shadow play

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 13:10
related places: Taliban

What is behind Pakistan's latest Taliban arrests?
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Can India-Pakistan talks succeed?

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 9:26
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India says it has taken a "first step" towards rebuilding trust with Pakistan. How should the two countries resolve their differences?
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Row before India-Pakistan summit

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 17:37
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi, Kashmir

India and Pakistan exchange terse allegations over violence in disputed Kashmir ahead of peace talks in Delhi.
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Pakistan drone raid 'kills four'

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 13:08
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone aircraft kill at least four people in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Peshawar rocket kills civilians

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 6:30
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

Four civilians are killed when Taliban militants fire a rocket into a residential area of Peshawar in Pakistan's north-west, police say.
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Taliban leader 'held in Pakistan'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 9:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A senior leader of the Afghan Taliban has been detained in north-west Pakistan, reports in the US media say.
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Deadly blast in main city in Swat

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 14:18
related places: Swat

At least five people are killed in a bombing in Mingora, the main city in the Swat region of north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Big-hitting Razzaq sinks England

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 17:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Razzaq

Abdul Razzaq's unbeaten 46 inspires Pakistan to a four-wicket win over England as the Twenty20 international series is tied 1-1 in Dubai.
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Live text - Pakistan v England

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 13:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England set Pakistan 149 to win the second Twenty20 international in Dubai.
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Pakistan air strike 'kills 30'

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 6:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 30 militants die in a Pakistani air strike in a restive tribal area near the border with Afghanistan, the military says.
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Morgan guides England to T20 win

Friday, February 19th 2010, 17:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eoin Morgan and Kevin Pietersen share an unbroken century stand as England beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the Twenty20 international in Dubai.
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Live text - Pakistan v England

Friday, February 19th 2010, 13:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the first Twenty20 international in Dubai, thanks in the main to Eoin Morgan's brilliant knock.
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Taliban chiefs 'held in Pakistan'

Friday, February 19th 2010, 8:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two senior members of the Afghan Taliban are detained in Pakistan, reports say - but there is confusion over the details.
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Leading role

Friday, February 19th 2010, 2:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Taliban arrest shows Pakistan's aims in Afghanistan
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Pakistan avalanche buries village

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 17:26

At least 35 people are dead and 30 others missing after an avalanche buries a village in a remote area of Pakistan.
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Bomb hits Pakistan militant group

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 15:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A bomb kills at least 10 people in a village hashish market in Pakistan close to the Afghan border, officials say.
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US hails Taliban chief's capture

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 21:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

The US hails the capture of the Afghan Taliban military commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, as a "big success" for US-Pakistani cooperation.
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Pakistan confirms Taliban arrest

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 17:26
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan confirms a captured Taliban suspect is key leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, but denies US agents were involved.
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Pakistan media 'muted' on arrest

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 11:07
related places: Taliban

The Pakistani media is muted over the arrest of top Taliban military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
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Pakistan group claims India blast

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 7:18
related countries: India India
related places: Pune

A previously unknown Pakistan-based group says it carried out Saturday's deadly blast in India's western Pune city.
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In pictures

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 1:29

Pakistan's little-known ethnic Africans, the Sheedi
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Taliban military chief seized in Pakistan

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 14:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

A man described as the Afghan Taliban's most senior commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, is captured in Pakistan.
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Mending hearts

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 1:48
related countries: India India

The Indian hospital treating seriously ill Pakistani patients
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Pakistan crisis fear over judges

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 14:56

Pakistan faces fresh political uncertainty after the Supreme Court blocks a move by the president to appoint two judges.
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India-Pakistan talks 'date set'

Friday, February 12th 2010, 10:48
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi, Mumbai

Key Indian and Pakistan envoys will meet in Delhi on 25 February for peace talks stalled since the Mumbai attacks, Pakistan says.
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Blasts at Pakistan police station

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 16:05

At least 12 people are killed in twin blasts near a police compound in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan Khyber death toll rises

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 9:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Peshawar

Suspected militants kill a Pakistani officer near the Afghan border, hours after a deadly suicide blast outside Peshawar.
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