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Pakistan debates president powers

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 8:28

Pakistan's parliament debates a bill on constitutional amendments that would strip the president of his sweeping powers.
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Zardari faces Swiss court threat

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 15:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Pakistan's anti-corruption agency says it is to ask Switzerland to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Zardari.
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Militants kill Pakistani soldiers

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 10:16
related places: Khyber

At least six Pakistani soldiers are killed when militants attack their camp in the north-western tribal region of Khyber, officials say.
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Pakistan court in corruption vow

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 7:34

Pakistan's Supreme Court says it will jail the head of the country's anti-corruption agency unless he reopens corruption cases.
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UN report on Bhutto death delayed

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 19:57

A United Nations report into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto is delayed until mid-April at Pakistan's request.
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Iran diplomat 'freed in Pakistan'

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 9:18
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian diplomat taken hostage in Pakistan in 2008 is freed and returned to Iran, Iranian diplomatic sources say.
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G8 unveils Afghan-Pakistan plan

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 6:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

G8 ministers announce a plan aimed at improving the economic situation in border areas between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Sport united - India and Pakistan stars to wed

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 5:37
related countries: India India

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza is to get married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in a month's time, her family confirms.
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Death penalty for Indians in UAE

Monday, March 29th 2010, 12:27
related countries: India India, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

A court in the United Arab Emirates sentences 17 Indian nationals to death for killing a Pakistani man.
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Fatal clash in Pakistan's Orakzai

Friday, March 26th 2010, 5:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five Pakistani soldiers and at least 21 suspected militants die in clashes near the Afghan border, Pakistan's military says.
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UN hails Pakistan's refugee move

Friday, March 26th 2010, 5:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UN welcomes Pakistan's decision to allow nearly 1.7m Afghan refugees to remain in the country for three more years.
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Air strike in Pakistan 'kills 11'

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 16:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani military aircraft bomb areas near the Afghan border killing at least 11 people, local officials say.
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Two held over UK boy's kidnapping

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 14:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Jhelum

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping five-year-old British boy Sahil Saeed in Pakistan, police say.
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US and Pakistan vow better ties

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 0:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The US and Pakistan say they want to improve relations after years of mistrust as they hold talks in Washington.
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Five die in Pakistan drone raid

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 7:10
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone kill at least five people in north-west Pakistan's tribal region, officials say.
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Afghan Taliban name new deputy leaders

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 13:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Taliban

The Taliban say Mullah Omar has named two new deputies following the arrest of his military chief in Pakistan.
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Pakistan army chief in US talks

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 5:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Pakistan's army chief meets US defence leaders in Washington, as the two countries begin a week-long strategic dialogue.
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Pakistan seeks to probe scientist

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 17:47

Pakistan seeks court permission to investigate nuclear scientist AQ Khan over claims he transferred nuclear secrets.
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Pakistan drone raid 'kills five'

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 3:43
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone kill at least five people in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Second blast hits Greek capital

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 4:34
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A bomb explodes outside the home of a Pakistani community leader in Athens - the second blast in the Greek capital in 24 hours.
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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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