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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

Pakistan student convoy 'missing'

Monday, June 1st 2009, 17:31

Several hundred Pakistani students are missing near the Afghan border, amid fears they may have been abducted.
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Curfew woes

Monday, June 1st 2009, 17:22
related places: Swat

Swat conflict hits trade in Pakistan district
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Pakistan city centre 'destroyed'

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 17:23
related places: Swat

The scale of war damage to the main city in the Swat valley becomes clear, a day after it was captured by Pakistan troops.
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Pakistan 'nearing Swat victory'

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 13:43
related places: Swat, Taliban

Pakistan's operation against Taliban rebels in the Swat valley should be over within days, a senior defence official says.
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Pakistan army 'regains' Swat city

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 15:03
related places: Swat, Taliban

The Pakistan military says it has regained control of Mingora, the Swat valley's largest town, from the Taliban but battles continue.
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Pakistan ups Taliban chief reward

Friday, May 29th 2009, 15:33
related places: Swat, Taliban

Pakistan increases its reward for a Taliban chief in the Swat valley tenfold as insurgents threaten more bomb attacks.
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Peshawar tense in bombs aftermath

Friday, May 29th 2009, 8:43
related places: Peshawar

Authorities in the Pakistani city of Peshawar ban public gatherings a day after at least 10 people die in two separate attacks.
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Kohistan nerves

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 23:19
related places: Swat

Pakistani district fears Swat conflict will spill over
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Fresh blasts hit Pakistani city

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 16:29
related places: Peshawar

A series of blasts in the Pakistani city of Peshawar kills at least 10 people, a day after a massive attack by the Taliban in Lahore.
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Pakistani Taliban claim bombing

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 13:13
related places: Lahore

The Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for a bomb attack in Lahore which killed at least 24 people and injured about 200.
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Taliban blamed for Lahore attack

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 0:05
related places: Lahore, Taliban

Pakistan blames Taliban militants for a bomb attack in Lahore which killed 23 people and injured hundreds more.
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Under pressure

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 23:08
related places: Taliban

The Taliban in Pakistan are feeling the heat
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Huge blast rocks Pakistani city

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 10:54
related places: Lahore

Rescuers hunt through the rubble of a Lahore police building after an attack by gunmen and a bomber kills at least 23 people.
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Court lifts Sharif election ban

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 12:23
related places: Sharif

Pakistan's Supreme Court rules that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother are eligible to stand for public office.
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Stiff resistance by Swat Taliban

Monday, May 25th 2009, 20:32
related places: Swat, Taliban

The Pakistani army says it is making steady progress against militants despite stiff resistance in the Swat valley.
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Pakistan 'driving out' insurgents

Sunday, May 24th 2009, 20:56
related places: Swat

Pakistan's army says it could take another week to 10 days to remove the Taliban from Mingora, the main city in the Swat valley.
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Pakistan army 'in Taliban city'

Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 19:32
related places: Taliban

Pakistani forces clash with the Taliban after entering the main city in the militant-controlled Swat valley, the army says.
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Deadly car bomb in Pakistan city

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 16:55
related places: Peshawar

A car bomb kills at least six people and injures about 70 in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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UN in aid plea for Pakistan suffering

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 6:53

The UN appeals for $543m in humanitarian aid to help more than 1.6 million people displaced by fighting in Pakistan.
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US commander in Pakistan warning

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 5:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

A US offensive in Afghanistan could push Taliban fighters deeper into Pakistan, the top US commander warns.
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Shoaib to miss ICC World Twenty20

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 11:01

Shoaib Akhtar is withdrawn from Pakistan's squad for the World Twenty20 tournament because of a genital infection.
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Pakistan in humanitarian plea

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 10:56

Donors offer $224m in aid for Pakistan's displaced as PM Yusuf Raza Gilani appeals for urgent cash to help two million people.
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Pakistan's fight for hearts and minds

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 10:17
related places: Taliban

As the Pakistani offensive against the Taliban continues, Barbara Plett has been speaking to some of the people who have been displaced by the conflict.
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Turning tide

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 8:27
related places: Taliban

Pakistan public turn against Taliban 'gangsters'
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War zone

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 16:03
related places: Taliban

On the front line of Pakistan's battle with the Taliban
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Pakistan army struggles in Buner

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 15:44

The Pakistani government has not fully asserted control in the district of Buner, military officials tell visiting BBC journalists.
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Pakistan denies nuclear expansion

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 19:33
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan denies a US allegation it is expanding its nuclear arsenal, amid fears of a local proliferation of nuclear weapons.
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US unveils Pakistan emergency aid

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 17:59
related countries: United States United States

The US announces a $110m emergency aid package to assist those caught up in the fighting in Pakistan's north-west.
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Civilians die fleeing Swat fight

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 13:14
related places: Swat

At least 12 civilians are killed in an attack by Pakistani fighters in the Upper Dir region near Swat, officials say.
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Pakistani refugees 'reach 1.45m'

Monday, May 18th 2009, 18:16

The UNHCR says 1.45 million people have been uprooted by the recent fighting in north-western Pakistan.
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Deadly bomb strikes Pakistan city

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 12:59
related countries: United States United States

A car bomb kills at least 11 people and injures many others in Pakistan's north-western city of Peshawar, police say.
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Pakistan in 'French nuclear deal'

Friday, May 15th 2009, 19:24
related countries: France France

French and Pakistani leaders have talks about nuclear co-operation, but there is confusion over what was agreed.
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Thousands flee Pakistan fighting

Friday, May 15th 2009, 16:31

Huge numbers seek refuge from the conflict between Pakistan's army and Taleban rebels in the country's north-west.
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Pakistan lifts Swat valley curfew

Friday, May 15th 2009, 6:16
related places: Swat

Pakistan temporarily lifts the curfew in large parts of the Swat valley, to allow civilians to flee intense fighting against militants.
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UN calls for massive Pakistan aid

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 17:12

The UN's refugee chief calls for a huge aid effort to help hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting in Pakistan.
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Swat schoolgirl

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 0:03

BBC diarist flees fighting in north-west Pakistan
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Pakistani president to meet UK PM

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 16:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is to hold talks with a key aid donor, as he meets UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London.
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Map shows Pakistan Taleban spread

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 16:19

Only 38% of north-west Pakistan is under government control as the Taleban extend their influence, a BBC study suggests.
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Conflict map

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 11:01

Taleban extending control in north-west Pakistan
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Sea of humanity

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 8:45

Coping with the exodus in north-west Pakistan
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Pakistani president to meet UK PM

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 2:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is to hold talks with a key aid donor, as he meets UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London.
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Pakistan raids Taleban stronghold

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 14:11

Pakistan's army broadens its offensive against the Taleban with an airborne assault on a militant stronghold
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Trapped in Swat

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 13:40
related places: Swat

Resident describes city caught in Pakistan fighting
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'Drone kills eight in Pakistan'

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 5:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone kill at least eight people in Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, officials say.
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Displaced stories

Monday, May 11th 2009, 18:43

Leaving everything behind to flee the fighting in Pakistan
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UN to deliver urgent Pakistan aid

Monday, May 11th 2009, 17:33

The UN plans to deliver urgent aid to Pakistan's north-west as thousands flee fighting between the army and Taleban.
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Pakistan steps up Swat offensive

Monday, May 11th 2009, 8:39
related places: Swat

Pakistan's military intensifies its operation against the Taleban, after a weekend in which it said 200 militants died.
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Flight from Swat as curfew lifted

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 11:14
related places: Swat

A curfew is briefly lifted in Pakistan's Swat district, allowing trapped residents to flee fighting between troops and militants.
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Pakistan 'fighting for survival'

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 22:20

Pakistan's army is fighting "for the survival of the country" against Taleban militants in the Swat valley, the prime minister says.
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Saturday, May 9th 2009, 12:40

Pakistan's cricket board are to sue the International Cricket Council for stripping them of the 2011 World Cup.
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Thousands flee Pakistan fighting

Friday, May 8th 2009, 15:15

The UN says 200,000 people have fled Pakistan's Swat Valley as the army launches a "full-scale" offensive against militants.
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Pakistan 'to eliminate militants'

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 20:51

Pakistan's PM orders the army to "eliminate militants and terrorists", as operations against the Taleban are stepped up.
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Troops killed in Pakistan clashes

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 15:52

At least 10 soldiers are killed and nine wounded in clashes with suspected Taleban in Swat Valley, Pakistan's military says.
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How can the Taleban be defeated?

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 7:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US, Afghanistan and Pakistan say they are united in defeating al-Qaeda. Can that goal be achieved?
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Obama hails unity over al-Qaeda

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 7:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Barack Obama says after talks with the Afghan and Pakistani leaders that they are united in the goal of defeating al-Qaeda.
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Swat exodus as ceasefire crumbles

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 19:40

Thousands of civilians are reported to be fleeing Pakistan's Swat Valley as a peace deal with Taleban looks increasingly fragile.
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Twelve die in Kashmir avalanche

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 8:45
related places: Kashmir

Twelve people are killed and 12 more are missing after an avalanche in a remote area of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
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Pakistan urged over Taleban fight

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 5:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US envoy Richard Holbrooke says Washington must put maximum pressure on Pakistan to ensure it fights the Taleban effectively.
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Swat residents 'flee their homes'

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 17:28
related places: Swat

Residents of Pakistan's Swat Valley are reported to be fleeing their homes despite authorities rescinding an evacuation order.
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Car bomber kills Pakistani troops

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 4:19

A suicide bomber kills at least four Pakistani security personnel in the troubled north-west of the country.
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US seeks Pakistan nuclear pledge

Monday, May 4th 2009, 20:32
related countries: United States United States

The US national security adviser seeks guarantees from Pakistan that its nuclear weapons are safe from militants.
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Taleban face human shields charge

Monday, May 4th 2009, 12:45

Pakistan says the Taleban are holding 2,000 villagers as human shields to stop an offensive in the north-west.
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'Taleban killed' in Pakistan raid

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 8:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 13 Taleban militants and two Pakistani soldiers are killed in a battle near the Afghan border, the Pakistan army says.
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Talks held on Pakistan peace deal

Friday, May 1st 2009, 14:12

Taleban negotiators and government officials hold talks in north-west Pakistan in efforts to shore up a peace deal.
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Karachi tense after fatal clashes

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 11:16
related places: Karachi

Troops are out in force in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi a day after ethnic clashes left at least 32 people dead.
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Deadly clashes rock Pakistan city

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 21:48
related places: Karachi

At least 20 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.
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Pakistan army 'retakes key town'

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 11:20

The Pakistan army says it has retaken a key town from the Taleban in the north-western district of Buner.
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Pakistan launches Taleban strikes

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 16:14
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan air force planes attack suspected Taleban hideouts, less than 100km from the capital, Islamabad.
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Civilians flee Pakistan fighting

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 10:27

Tens of thousands of people flee homes in north-west Pakistan to escape a military operation against militants.
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Clarke inspires Australia victory

Monday, April 27th 2009, 19:04
related countries: Australia Australia

Skipper Michael Clarke hits 66 and takes 3-15 as Australia beat Pakistan by 27 runs in the third one-day international.
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Monday, April 27th 2009, 15:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for a "stronger relationship" between the UK and Pakistan to fight extremism.
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