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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

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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Pakistan continues Taliban questioning

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 5:07
related places: Taliban

Pakistani intelligence officials are questioning the chief spokesman for the Taliban in the country, who was arrested on Monday.
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Taliban 'confirms Mehsud's death'

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 15:40
related places: Taliban

The chief spokesman for the Taliban in Pakistan confirms the group's leader is dead, Pakistani officials say.
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India's BJP disowns Jinnah book

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 11:14
related countries: India India

India's Hindu nationalist BJP "disassociates" itself from a new book on Pakistan's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
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Pakistan Taliban spokesman 'held'

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 9:21

Pakistani officials say the army has arrested a man they believe to be the chief spokesman for the country's Taliban rebels.
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Pakistan 'extremist' is shot dead

Monday, August 17th 2009, 10:57

The head of Pakistan largest extremist group is shot dead by militants in the southern province of Sindh, police say.
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Pakistan bomb explosion kills six

Monday, August 17th 2009, 9:01

A bomb blast at a petrol station in north-western Pakistan kills at least six people, police say.
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India PM warns of fresh attacks

Monday, August 17th 2009, 8:02
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says he has "credible information" that Pakistan-based militants are plotting fresh attacks.
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Pakistan to reform tribal areas

Friday, August 14th 2009, 16:01

Pakistan's president announces reforms to integrate the volatile and war-torn tribal areas with the rest of the country.
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Pakistan-Turkey rail trial starts

Friday, August 14th 2009, 15:37
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan is launching its first international freight train service from Islamabad to Istanbul, covering 6,500km.
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Pakistan clashes 'kill militants'

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 8:31

At least 22 militants are killed amid deadly clashes between rival militant groups in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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'Horror movie'

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 0:57

Muslim-Christian tensions turn violent in Pakistan
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Pakistan police in Musharraf move

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 9:57

Police in Pakistan formally file a case against former president Pervez Musharraf for detaining senior judges in 2007.
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Pakistan drone attack 'kills 10'

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 8:36
related countries: United States United States

At least 10 suspected militants die in a strike by a US drone in north-west Pakistan, local intelligence officials say.
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Peshawar hit by 'rocket attacks'

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 4:48
related places: Peshawar

At least two persons die and three others are wounded after a rare rocket attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
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Pakistan to seek Mehsud DNA proof

Monday, August 10th 2009, 20:22

Pakistan says it intends to provide conclusive proof that Baitullah Mehsud, leader of the Pakistani Taliban, is dead.
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Notorious Karachi gangster killed

Monday, August 10th 2009, 11:46
related places: Karachi

The police in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi say they have killed a notorious gangster, involved in dacoity and other crimes.
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Pakistani Taliban leader 'is ill'

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 20:45
related countries: United States United States

The Pakistani Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, is gravely ill, his aide says, denying claims he was killed in a US missile attack.
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Mystery of Taliban chiefs deepens

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 14:54
related places: Taliban

Confusion surrounds leadership of Pakistan's Taliban as deadly in-fighting is said to follow Baitullah Mehsud's reported death.
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Pakistan demands Taliban evidence

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 23:40
related places: Taliban

A Pakistani minister challenges the Taliban to prove their leaders are still alive, after reports two of them have been killed.
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Pakistan Taliban chief 'not dead'

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 9:47
related places: Taliban

A close associate of one of Pakistan's most wanted men, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, denies reports he has been killed.
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Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 5:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Taliban

There are growing indications that Pakistan's most wanted man, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, has been killed by a US missile.
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Back to school

Friday, August 7th 2009, 16:04

Pakistani refugees' joy at returning to education
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'Blasphemer' attacked in Pakistan

Friday, August 7th 2009, 11:54

An angry crowd in southern Pakistan attacks the house of a woman accused of desecrating the Koran, police say.
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Pakistan in Mumbai suspect alert

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 14:08
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan issues a global alert for 13 suspects in connection with November's attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai, officials say.
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Many missing in Pakistani crash

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 6:23

At least 34 people are feared dead after their bus plunged into the Indus river in northern Pakistan, police say.
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'Drone attack' kills Taliban wife

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 12:40
related countries: United States United States

Two missiles suspected to have been fired by a US drone kill a wife of a leading Pakistani militant, relatives tell the BBC.
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Pakistan adjourns 'militant' case

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 16:52

Pakistan's Supreme Court adjourns hearings seeking the re-arrest of a charity leader accused over the Mumbai attacks.
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Pakistan schools shut over unrest

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 6:54
related places: Karachi

Schools run by Christian missions in Pakistan's Karachi city close for three days to mourn the killings of Christians in Punjab province.
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Swat deal broker cleric 'charged'

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 16:59
related places: Swat, Taliban

Charges are made against pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Muhammad, who brokered a failed peace deal in Pakistan's Swat valley.
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Pakistan Christians die in unrest

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 10:22

Eight Christians are killed in unrest in central Pakistan, after days of tension sparked by the rumoured desecration of a Koran.
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Pakistan emergency rule 'unlawful'

Friday, July 31st 2009, 17:06

Pakistan's Supreme Court rules that emergency rule enforced by ex-President Pervez Musharraf is unconstitutional and illegal.
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Sri Lanka earn win over Pakistan

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 13:02

Sri Lanka win the first one-day international against Pakistan by 36 runs in Dambulla.
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Court rejects Musharraf trial

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 11:50

The Supreme Court of Pakistan rejects a request to launch a treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.
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Tajik summit to tackle security

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 8:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Tajikistan Tajikistan

Tajikistan hosts a regional security summit amid fears the conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan are spreading.
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Sri Lanka v Pakistan latest score

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 5:33

Latest score from the first one-day international in Dambulla.
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Sharif family tiger sparks Pakistan row

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 17:23

The family of Pakistan's main opposition leader Nawaz Sharif hands over a Siberian tiger it obtained in breach of the law.
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Indian PM defends Pakistan talks

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 14:48
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says his country had no choice but to hold peace talks with Pakistan.
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Musharraf court notice unheeded

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 8:57

A court notice asking Pakistan's ex-president Pervez Musharraf to explain why he imposed emergency rule goes unheeded.
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Joint probe into Pakistan cleric

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 6:37
related places: Taliban

A pro-Taliban cleric held in Pakistan is to be interrogated by both police and intelligence agencies, officials say.
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India submarine 'threatens peace'

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 5:49
related countries: India India

India's launch of a nuclear-powered submarine is a threat to regional peace and security, Pakistan's foreign ministry says.
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Culture wars

Monday, July 27th 2009, 14:57
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's arts capital defies Taliban stage fright
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Baloch separatists attack traders

Monday, July 27th 2009, 9:21

A Punjabi rice trader is killed and three others injured in the latest attack on non-Balochis in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
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Pakistan holds pro-Taliban cleric

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 14:31
related places: Peshawar, Swat

A radical cleric who brokered a failed peace deal in Pakistan's Swat valley has been arrested, officials say.
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Pakistani held over Polish death

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 22:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Poland Poland
related places: Taliban

Pakistani police arrest a former right-wing MP accused of ordering the Taliban murder of an abducted Polish engineer.
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Pakistan court delays Mumbai case

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 12:08
related places: Rawalpindi

A brief hearing is held in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi for five men accused of a role in last year's Mumbai attacks.
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Silent guns

Friday, July 24th 2009, 23:25

What is Pakistan's army up to in South Waziristan?
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Monsoon wreaks havoc in Pakistan

Friday, July 24th 2009, 8:48

At least 15,000 people are made homeless after heavy monsoon rains lash parts of Pakistan's Balochistan province
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Bin Laden son 'probably killed'

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 23:34
related countries: United States United States

US defence officials say they are all but certain that Osama bin Laden's son was killed by a US strike in Pakistan this year.
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Malik ton puts Pakistan in charge

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 12:38
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

A brilliant century from Shoaib Malik puts Pakistan firmly on course for a morale-boosting victory in the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
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Taliban say Swat leader 'alive'

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 10:54
related places: Swat, Taliban

The Taliban deny reports that their leader in Pakistan's Swat valley, Maulana Fazlullah, is close to death.
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Explain emergency, Musharraf told

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 11:05

Pakistan's top court asks former president Pervez Musharraf to explain his decision to impose emergency rule in 2007.
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Fresh Pakistan protest over power

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 10:46

Fresh protests rock Pakistan for the second day running over frequent power outages.
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Pakistan refugees 'return home'

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 19:13
related places: Swat

At least 350,000 displaced people in Pakistan return to their homes in the strife-torn region of Swat, officials say.
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Fading democracy

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 19:06

Why Pakistani local government is grinding to a halt
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US and India agree defence pact

Monday, July 20th 2009, 17:32
related countries: India India, United States United States

The US and India agree a defence pact which will speed up the sale of advanced American weaponry to India.
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Gunmen ambush Pakistan police

Monday, July 20th 2009, 6:44

Gunmen ambush a police patrol van in north-west Pakistan, killing four officers, officials say.
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