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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.

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Pakistan: news

Diary from Swat

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 23:27
related places: Swat

Films and music return to the Pakistani valley
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Pakistan in video beating probe

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 13:46
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's army orders an investigation into a video apparently showing soldiers beating Taliban suspects.
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Uzbek militant 'killed' in Pakistan

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 13:41
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani intelligence officials say they believe a top Uzbek militant died in a US missile strike last month in north-west Pakistan.
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UK help on Pakistan security body

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 1:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is helping set up a security authority in Pakistan to combat terrorism and promote political stability, the BBC learns.
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Video shows Pakistan 'abuse'

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 17:22
related places: Taliban

Pakistani soldiers are seen apparently abusing Taliban suspects in a video posted on the social networking site, Facebook.
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Taliban leader's brother 'killed'

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 10:24
related places: Taliban

The brother of Pakistan's new Taliban leader is killed in a clash with security forces in the north-west, officials say.
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Nervy Australia book England semi

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 15:27
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia limp to a tense two-wicket win over Pakistan to top Group A and set up a Champions Trophy semi-final against England on Friday.
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Taliban film shows leader is dead

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 12:38
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's Taliban release a video showing the body of their former leader, as six are reported killed in a missile strike in Waziristan.
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Tribal elder killed in Pakistan

Monday, September 28th 2009, 7:19
related places: Taliban

An anti-Taliban tribal elder and three others are killed in a bomb attack in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Bomb attack hits tribal Pakistan

Monday, September 28th 2009, 6:47

A bomb attack near a semi-tribal area of north-west Pakistan kills at least four people, police officials say.
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Live text - India v Pakistan

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 12:24
related countries: India India

Pakistan lose two wickets after winning the toss in the sell-out ICC Champions Trophy encounter at Centurion.
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Blasts rock north-west Pakistan

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 9:47

At least 16 people die in two suicide car bomb attacks in north-west Pakistan, raising fears of a new Taliban offensive.
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Blasts rock north-west Pakistan

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 6:55
related places: Peshawar

Two suicide car bomb attacks kill at least 12 people in separate attacks in north-western Pakistan.
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Deadly car bomb in Pakistan town

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 5:00

A suicide attacker drives a car bomb into a police station in north-western Pakistan, killing at least four people.
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Drone targets militant stronghold

Friday, September 25th 2009, 11:03
related countries: United States United States

At least 12 people are killed and five injured in a suspected US drone attack in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Militants kill Pakistani elders

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 12:10
related places: Taliban

Seven pro-government tribal elders have been killed by Taliban militants in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Latest score - Pakistan v West Indies

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 12:18

Pakistan take on West Indies in Johannesburg in the second game of the Champions Trophy.
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Senior Pakistan militant arrested

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 6:34
related places: Swat

Pakistan's army says it has arrested a militant commander reputed to be behind suicide bombings across the Swat valley.
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Pakistan curbs on Mumbai accused

Monday, September 21st 2009, 11:06

Police in Pakistan restrict the movement of an Islamic charity leader accused of involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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Australia v Pakistan latest score

Monday, September 21st 2009, 10:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia take on Pakistan in a Champions Trophy group match in Centurion.
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Pakistani actor Yousuf Khan dies

Monday, September 21st 2009, 3:59
related places: Lahore

Veteran Pakistani actor Yousuf Khan dies at the age of 80 in the eastern city of Lahore, family members say.
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US embassy security firm raided

Saturday, September 19th 2009, 20:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

Police raid US-contracted private security firm in Islamabad, securing around 70 allegedly unlicensed weapons.
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Carnage in Pakistan market attack

Friday, September 18th 2009, 13:29

At least 33 people are killed and many injured as a suicide car bomb hits a village market in north-west Pakistan.
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Key Pakistan militants 'killed'

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 17:14
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired by a US drone are believed to have killed an al-Qaeda chief and a top Uzbek militant in Pakistan, officials say.
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Taliban 'kill' Mehsud relatives

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 12:43
related places: Taliban

Militants in Pakistan are accused of killing two relatives of top Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud, who died last month.
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Pakistani Taliban leader arrested

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 11:33
related places: Swat, Taliban

Pakistan's military says it has arrested another important Taliban leader in troubled north-western district of Swat.
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Musharraf promised 'safe exit'

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 8:05

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari says foreign powers guaranteed a "safe exit" to his predecessor Pervez Musharraf.
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Pakistan launches stampede probe

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 6:48
related places: Karachi

An investigation is launched into Monday's stampede in the Pakistani city of Karachi which killed at least 14, officials say.
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Death in Swat

Monday, September 14th 2009, 23:33
related places: Swat

A tale of anguish from one Pakistani village
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Pakistan food stampede kills many

Monday, September 14th 2009, 14:57
related places: Karachi

At least 14 women and children die in a stampede to get free flour in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.
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Musharraf admits US aid diverted

Monday, September 14th 2009, 12:13
related countries: India India, United States United States

Former president Pervez Musharraf says US military aid to Pakistan during his tenure was used for defences against India.
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Three killed in US drone attack

Monday, September 14th 2009, 4:52
related countries: United States United States

At least three suspected militants are killed in a US drone attack in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Crippling blow

Friday, September 11th 2009, 16:14

Official's arrest is major setback for Pakistani Taliban
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Top Taliban leader arrested in Pakistan

Friday, September 11th 2009, 14:36
related places: Swat, Taliban

One of Pakistan's highest ranking Taliban officials, Muslim Khan, is arrested by security forces in Swat valley, officials say.
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Limited success

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 6:58

Less is more in Pakistan leader's first year of power
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Pakistan drone attacks kill five

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 5:44
related countries: United States United States

At least five people die in the second US drone attack in north-west Pakistan in 24 hours.
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Nato lorries torched in Pakistan

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 5:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Gunmen in Pakistan set fire to lorries carrying fuel for Nato forces in Afghanistan, police say.
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Nawaz Sharif faces murder inquiry

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 16:01

Pakistan's Supreme court is set to hear petitions for the prosecution of main opposition head, Nawaz Sharif, for murder.
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Shia students killed in Pakistan

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 11:52

Gunmen in north-west Pakistan kill at least four Shia school children in a sectarian attack, officials say.
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Pakistani star says case 'a lie'

Monday, September 7th 2009, 8:14

A popular Pakistani actress accused of theft and intimidation demands that police drop the case against her.
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Arrest warrant for Pakistan star

Friday, September 4th 2009, 13:44

An arrest warrant is issued for a Pakistani actress accused of theft and intimidation, police say.
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India court lifts Jinnah book ban

Friday, September 4th 2009, 10:15

A court in the state of Gujarat overturns a ban on a contentious book on Pakistan's founder.
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Terror raid pair back in Pakistan

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 12:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Pakistani students arrested over unproven terror charges in Britain in April return to Pakistan.
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Violence unabated

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 10:10
related places: Swat

Executions mar peace in Pakistan's Swat valley
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Swat militia 'kills insurgents'

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 9:30
related places: Swat

Members of a tribal militia in Pakistan's Swat valley kill three suspected militants, police say.
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Pakistani religion minister shot

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 11:58
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's minister for religious affairs is wounded and his driver killed in an attack in Islamabad.
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Kashmir 'infiltrators' shot dead

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 6:34
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Indian troops say they have shot dead five militants who crossed the de facto border diving disputed Kashmir.
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Pakistan clashes 'kill militants'

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 17:27

More than 50 suspected militants have been killed in clashes across Pakistan's north-west, as others surrendered, the army says.
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'No choice'

Monday, August 31st 2009, 23:57

Poverty swells ranks of Pakistan's sex trade
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More bodies in Pakistani valley

Monday, August 31st 2009, 11:35
related places: Swat

The bodies of 30 suspected militants are found in Pakistan's Swat valley, amid claims of unlawful killings by troops.
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Nato tankers blown up in Pakistan

Monday, August 31st 2009, 5:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Karachi, Nato

Suspected militants attack more than 20 vehicles carrying Nato supplies from Pakistan's Karachi port to Afghanistan, police says.
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Pakistan blast 'kills 14 cadets'

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 9:09
related places: Swat

A suspected suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's Swat valley has killed at least 14 police recruits, officials say.
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Marital visits for Pakistan jails

Friday, August 28th 2009, 14:56

Pakistan's top Islamic court rules that prisoners must have greater conjugal rights to curb rising levels of homosexual sex.
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Court lifts final curbs on Pakistan scientist

Friday, August 28th 2009, 10:03

A Pakistani court lifts the final curbs on disgraced nuclear scientist, Dr AQ Khan, allowing him total freedom of movement.
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India Jinnah book ban challenged

Friday, August 28th 2009, 7:06
related countries: India India

An expelled leader of India's main opposition challenges the decision by an Indian state to ban his book on Pakistan's founder.
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Suicide bomb hits Pakistan border

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 21:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 15 people are killed by a suspected suicide bomb attack close to Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.
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Ramadan blast in tribal Pakistan

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 14:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 15 people are reported dead and many more injured by a suspected suicide bomb attack close to Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.
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'Militants die in drone attack'

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 13:42
related countries: United States United States

At least four suspected militants are killed in a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistani officials say.
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Pakistan concern over aid from US

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 9:55
related countries: United States United States

US financial aid to Pakistan is "unacceptable" if linked to monitoring of its nuclear arsenal, Pakistan's finance minister says.
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Interpol seeks 'militant' arrest

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 5:25

Interpol issues a wanted notice for the head of a Pakistan-based Islamic charity in connection with the Mumbai attacks.
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Taliban confirm commander's death

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 15:39

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, is dead, two of his senior commanders confirm to the BBC.
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Bodies found in Pakistan valley

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 11:34
related places: Swat

The bodies of 22 suspected militants are found in Pakistan's Swat valley, raising concerns about extra-judicial killings.
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South Asia hit by sugar shortages

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 10:43
related countries: India India

Massive shortages in sugar stocks in India and Pakistan lead to soaring prices and consumer unrest.
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In the driving seat

Monday, August 24th 2009, 18:12

A terrifying spin with new boss of Pakistani Taliban
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Journalist shot dead in Pakistan

Monday, August 24th 2009, 9:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Peshawar

Unidentified gunmen shoot dead an Afghan journalist in an ambush near Peshawar in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Doubts cast on Taliban leadership

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 10:45
related places: Taliban

Pakistani intelligence officials cast doubt on the claimed selection of a new leader to the country's Taliban movement.
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Pakistan Taliban name new chief

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 20:00
related countries: United States United States

The Pakistani Taliban appoint a successor to Baitullah Mehsud, the militant leader reported killed in a US air strike.
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Sri Lanka to train Pakistani army

Friday, August 21st 2009, 17:14
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's army says it will offer training in counter-insurgency to members of the Pakistani military.
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French tourist freed in Pakistan

Friday, August 21st 2009, 17:11
related countries: France France

A French tourist abducted in Pakistan's south-western Balochistan province three months ago is freed.
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Deadly missile strike in Pakistan

Friday, August 21st 2009, 6:26
related countries: United States United States

At least nine people are reported to have been killed in north-west Pakistan in a suspected US missile strike.
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Pakistan Taliban 'power struggle'

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 13:20
related places: Taliban

A major power struggle appears to have broken out between the diverse militant factions that make up the Taliban in Pakistan.
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India state bans book on Jinnah

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 7:58
related countries: India India

Authorities in the Indian state of Gujarat state ban a controversial book on Pakistan's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
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