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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

Pakistan agrees Sharia law deal

Monday, February 16th 2009, 14:08
related places: Swat

Pakistan signs a peace deal with a Taleban group that will lead to the enforcement of Islamic Sharia law in its Swat valley.
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'US missile strikes' hit Pakistan

Monday, February 16th 2009, 9:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

At least 18 people are reported dead in a suspected US drone attack in north-west Pakistan near the Afghan border.
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Taleban announce Swat ceasefire

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 17:16
related places: Swat

Taleban fighters in north-west Pakistan's Swat Valley announce a 10-day ceasefire after talks with government officials.
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US to include Afghans in review

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 16:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

The Obama administration is to include Afghanistan in a major US policy review of the region, President Hamid Karzai says.
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Taleban release Chinese engineer

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 6:28
related countries: China China

Taleban militants in north-western Pakistan release a Chinese engineer held hostage for more than five months.
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Pakistan 'in fight for survival'

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 2:10

Pakistan's president says his country is fighting for its survival against the Taleban, whose influence, he says, has spread.
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'US strike' kills 27 in Pakistan

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 19:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistani officials say a suspected US missile attack near the Afghan border has left at least 27 militants dead.
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Pakistan missile hit 'kills 20'

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 6:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistani officials say a suspected US missile attack near the Afghan border has left at least 20 people dead.
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UN man in Pakistan kidnap video

Friday, February 13th 2009, 19:29

Kidnappers who seized a senior United Nations official in Pakistan release a video of him appealing for freedom.
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India urges more action on Mumbai

Friday, February 13th 2009, 16:05
related places: Islamabad

India says Islamabad must bring the Mumbai attackers to justice after the admission the raid was partly planned on Pakistani soil.
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Jilted man jailed for fire attack

Friday, February 13th 2009, 14:02
related countries: France France

A Pakistani man is sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting fire to an ex-girlfriend in France after she refused to marry him.
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India welcomes Mumbai admission

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 16:58
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India says Pakistan's admission the Mumbai attacks were partly planned on its soil is a "positive development".
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Thursday, February 12th 2009, 15:04
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

A senior Pakistani official admits for the first time that deadly attacks in Mumbai were partly planned in Pakistan.
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Mumbai raid 'planned in Pakistan'

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 8:55

A senior Pakistani official admits for the first time that deadly attacks in Mumbai were partly planned in Pakistan.
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US-Pakistan 'partnership' pledge

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 7:35
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari vow to keep a "strong partnership".
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Jayawardene quits Sri Lanka role

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 8:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Batsman Mahela Jayawardene is to step down as Sri Lanka captain after the forthcoming tour to Pakistan.
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Asif receives one-year drugs ban

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 7:55
related countries: India India

An Indian Premier League (IPL) drugs tribunal hands Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif a one-year ban after testing positive for nandrolone.
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Pakistan calls for 'new' US ties

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 15:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's prime minister calls for "trust" in the fight against extremism after talks with a top US envoy in Islamabad.
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Obama warning on Pakistan 'haven'

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 7:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US President Barack Obama says he will not allow "safe havens" for militants in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
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Al-Qaeda video belies death claim

Monday, February 9th 2009, 16:14

A top al-Qaeda leader who the Pakistani military said may have been killed in fighting last August reappears in a video.
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Pakistan mortar shell 'kills 14'

Monday, February 9th 2009, 14:18

At least 14 people are killed in a mortar attack in Pakistan's troubled North West Frontier Province, military officials say.
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Polish hostage 'killed' in Pakistan

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 23:10
related countries: Poland Poland

Militants in Pakistan say they have killed a kidnapped Polish engineer and release a video purporting to show his death.
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Seven police killed in Pakistan

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 5:44
related places: Mianwali

Seven police officers are killed in an attack by unknown assailants on a checkpoint in Mianwali in Punjab province.
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Pakistan nuclear scientist 'free'

Friday, February 6th 2009, 18:12

Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan is freed from house arrest and says he does not care what the US thinks.
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Pakistan militant raid 'kills 50'

Friday, February 6th 2009, 15:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistani helicopter gunships attack Islamist militants in the Khyber region, killing more than 50 fighters, officials say.
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Joy and concern

Friday, February 6th 2009, 15:32

Mixed emotions at Pakistani nuclear scientist's release
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Angry protests at Pakistan blast

Friday, February 6th 2009, 11:48

Angry protests take place in Pakistan's Punjab province after a bomb attack on a Shia procession killed 30.
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Many killed in Pakistan bombing

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 22:48

More than 30 people are killed in a bomb attack on a Shia worshippers in Pakistan's Punjab province, officials say.
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US 'distrust' worries Musharraf

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 22:47
related countries: United States United States

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says that there is a "serious lack of trust" among the new US leadership for the South Asian nation.
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UN to launch Bhutto probe 'soon'

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 20:05

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says he will launch "very shortly" an inquiry into the killing of former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto in 2007.
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Taleban release Pakistani troops

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 13:47
related places: Swat

Taleban fighters release 29 Pakistani policemen and troops captured in a raid on a police station, official sources confirm.
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Banned Pakistan militants gather

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 13:14
related places: Kashmir

Militant groups, some banned by Pakistan, meet publicly in Pakistan-administered Kashmir for the first time since Mumbai.
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Pakistan bridge blast cuts supply

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 16:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Suspected militants in north-west Pakistan blow up a bridge, cutting a crucial supply link to Nato forces in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan army 'advances in Swat'

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 13:12

Pakistan's army says it has retaken high ground from Taleban militants in a district of the north-west where many civilians died in weekend fighting.
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UN official seized in Pakistan

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 12:43
related places: Quetta

Gunmen kidnap an official of the UN refugee agency in the western Pakistani city of Quetta, police say.
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Pakistani army 'kills 16 Taleban'

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 16:36
related places: Swat

Sixteen Taleban militants are killed and many more injured during an operation in the Swat valley, Pakistan's army says.
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Champions Trophy to get new venue

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 8:24

The International Cricket Council confirms this year's Champions Trophy will not take place in Pakistan.
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Nine in court over Pakistan bombs

Friday, January 30th 2009, 11:16

Nine suspected al-Qaeda operatives appear in court in Pakistan over two-high profile attacks on foreigners.
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Mumbai 'not planned in Pakistan'

Friday, January 30th 2009, 7:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan's report on the Mumbai attacks will show they were not planned there or in the UK, a top envoy says.
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Bleak future

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 9:17
related places: Swat

School destruction forces families from Pakistan's Swat
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Younus is new Pakistan skipper

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 14:43

Younus Khan replaces Shoaib Malik as captain of the Pakistan cricket team following their record one-day defeat.
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Slain Pakistan Shia leader buried

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 12:02
related places: Quetta

The funeral of a leading Shia politician takes place in the Pakistani city of Quetta amid protests at his killing.
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Taleban fears

Monday, January 26th 2009, 16:13

Militants terrorise Pakistani former tourist resort
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New clashes 'kill 12' in Swat

Monday, January 26th 2009, 11:56
related places: Swat

At least 12 people die in fighting between troops and militants in Swat in north-west Pakistan, officials and militants say.
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Clinical Sri Lanka secure series

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 12:50
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

Sri Lanka thrash Pakistan by 234 runs in Lahore to win the one-day series 2-1.
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Drone attack kills eight in Pakistan

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 20:04
related countries: United States United States

Two suspected US-drone missile attacks kill at least 14 people in north-western Pakistan, local officials say.
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Obama appoints key hotspot envoys

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 11:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Obama names envoys to the Middle East and Pakistan and Afghanistan after ordering Guantanamo Bay to close.
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Top Pakistani militant 'killed'

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 13:56

Pakistani security forces say they have killed a top Taleban commander in the north-west, claim denied by the militants.
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Pakistan 'holds al-Qaeda members'

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 8:17
related places: Peshawar

Suspected al-Qaeda members are among seven men held during a raid near Pakistan's north-western city of Peshawar, officials say.
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'Civilians die' in Pakistan clash

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 11:27

At least three civilians die in fighting between troops and militants in north-west Pakistan, officials and witnesses say.
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US 'agrees Afghan supply route'

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 17:53
related countries: United States United States

The US says a new supply route to Afghanistan has been agreed through Central Asia as an option to Pakistan.
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'Taleban kill six men for spying'

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 6:23
related countries: United States United States

Suspected Taleban militants kill six men in north-west Pakistan after accusing them of spying for the US, police say.
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'Seat of power'

Monday, January 19th 2009, 18:04

Frustrating electricity supplies in Pakistan's capital
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Amid the Taleban

Monday, January 19th 2009, 11:03

Diary of a Pakistani girl struggling for an education
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Fresh attacks on Pakistan schools

Monday, January 19th 2009, 11:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Taleban militants blow up five more schools in north-west Pakistan despite a government pledge to safeguard education.
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UK demands quicker Mumbai probe

Friday, January 16th 2009, 15:08
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Islamabad

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband urges Pakistan to act more quickly against extremists in the wake of the Mumbai attacks.
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Taleban threats shut Pakistan schools

Friday, January 16th 2009, 9:31
related places: Swat

Private schools in Pakistan's north-west Swat district close to comply with a Taleban edict banning girls' education.
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US must free Guantanamo man

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 21:34
related countries: United States United States

A US judge orders the release of a Guantanamo detainee, who was arrested in Pakistan when he was 14 years old.
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Mumbai dossier 'is not evidence'

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 7:04
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan says a dossier offered by India as evidence linking the Mumbai attacks to elements in Pakistan is only "information".
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Attacks renewed on Nato supplies

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 10:57
related places: Nato

Suspected militants attack a Nato depot in north-west Pakistan, the first such raid since a major army offensive.
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UK urges Pakistan action on Mumbai

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband says Pakistan did not direct the Mumbai raids but must act against the attackers.
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US sanctions on AQ Khan 'allies'

Monday, January 12th 2009, 17:03
related countries: United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on people and companies linked to the disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist, Abdul Qadeer Khan.
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Prince's racist term sparks anger

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 18:41

Prince Harry's racist comment about an army colleague prompts widespread criticism, as an Army investigation is launched.
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Pakistan border clash 'kills 46'

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 12:41

Pakistani soldiers repulse an attack in a north-west tribal area, leaving six soldiers and 40 militants dead, army officials say.
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Pakistan al-Qaeda leaders 'dead'

Friday, January 9th 2009, 15:10
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda's operations chief in Pakistan and another top aide are believed to have been killed, US and Pakistani sources say.
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Slum blaze in Pakistan kills 40

Friday, January 9th 2009, 7:22
related places: Karachi

At least 40 people are killed when fire engulfs homes in a shanty town in the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.
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Pakistan sacks security adviser

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 2:57
related places: Islamabad

Islamabad removes its national security adviser hours after confirming the surviving Mumbai gunman is a Pakistani.
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Mumbai gunman is Pakistan citizen

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 18:12
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan finally confirms Indian claims that the only surviving gunman from the Mumbai attacks is a Pakistani citizen.
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Militants kill Pakistan policemen

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 8:05

Suspected Taleban militants kill three policemen and kidnap three others in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Singh accuses Pakistan on Mumbai

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 16:59
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The Mumbai attack must have had support from some official agencies in Pakistan, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says.
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Vote deposes Kashmiri leader

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 14:32
related places: Kashmir, Kashmiri

Parliament in Pakistan-administered Kashmir votes out the government after accusing it of mismanagement and corruption.
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