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India pull out of Pakistan tour

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 11:50
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The Indian government calls off next year's tour in the wake of last month's attacks in Mumbai.
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Pakistan denies militant arrested

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 10:38

A top Pakistani diplomat says that the leader of a prominent Pakistan-based militant group is not in the country.
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Zardari rejects Mumbai 'claims'

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 16:17

Pakistan's president says there is still no firm evidence to show that gunmen who attacked Mumbai came from Pakistan.
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Under pressure

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 15:33

President remains relaxed despite increasing tension
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Taleban kill 'spies' over US raid

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 16:26
related countries: United States United States

The Taleban in Pakistan kill five men after a "trial" finds them guilty of helping to kill al-Qaeda leader Abu Laith al-Libi.
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Pakistan peace process 'paused'

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 14:52
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

IndiaÂ’s foreign minister says there is "a pause" in the peace process with Pakistan following the Mumbai attacks.
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US drone 'kills two' in Pakistan

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 4:25
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired from a US drone kill at least two people in north-west Pakistan, according to security officials.
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Fight to the death

Monday, December 15th 2008, 16:26

Pakistan pledges crackdown on border insurgents
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Drivers halt Afghan supply route

Monday, December 15th 2008, 13:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Lorry drivers in Pakistan say they will no longer take supplies to coalition forces in Afghanistan after a string of Taleban attacks.
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Indian PM in Pakistan ties plea

Monday, December 15th 2008, 4:52
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says ties with Pakistan cannot be normalised until it stops militants attacking India.
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India 'entered Pakistan airspace'

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 7:11
related countries: India India

Pakistan says Indian warplanes violated its airspace on Saturday, but adds that it believes the incursions were "inadvertent".
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Dozens held in Pakistan crackdown

Friday, December 12th 2008, 14:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad, Delhi

Police in Pakistan arrest dozens of members of an Islamic charity the UN has blacklisted after the Mumbai attacks.
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Minister opposes tour of Pakistan

Friday, December 12th 2008, 10:15
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India's cricket tour of Pakistan should not go ahead in the wake of the Mumbai attacks, India's sports minister says.
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Pakistan moves on Mumbai accused

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 19:55

Pakistan puts the founder of an Islamic militant group accused of links to the Mumbai attacks under house arrest, reports say.
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Pakistan cleric denounces UN move

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 16:44

The Pakistani cleric, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, denounces a UN decision to put him on a terror blacklist as leader of a militant front group.
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UN sanctions for Pakistan group

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 5:08

The UN adds four leaders of a Pakistani militant group said to be behind the Mumbai attacks to a sanctions list.
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Pakistan questions key militants

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 10:10
related places: Lashkar

Pakistan's prime minister confirms two members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group are being questioned over the Mumbai attacks.
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India seeks ban on Pakistan group

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 9:10
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India urges the UN to ban a Pakistan-based Islamic charity, seen as a front for a group being blamed for the Mumbai attacks.
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Nato reviews Afghan supply route

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 17:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Nato

Nato and the US explore options for supplies into Afghanistan after recent attacks on logistical depots in Pakistan.
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Pakistan snubs India over arrests

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 12:15
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan confirms the arrest of leading militants following the Mumbai attacks but says it will not hand them over to India.
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Pakistan 'crackdown on militants'

Monday, December 8th 2008, 17:46
related places: Lashkar

Security forces swoop on a camp in Pakistani-administered Kashmir used by militants whom India links to the Mumbai attacks.
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India denies Pakistan alert call

Sunday, December 7th 2008, 10:26
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India's foreign minister denies making a phone call that prompted an alert in Pakistan after the Mumbai attacks.
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Pakistan 'feared Indian attack'

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 17:35
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan feared India was planning a military strike in reprisal for the Mumbai attacks, a senior diplomat says.
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Pakistan city hit by deadly blast

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 6:48
related places: Peshawar

At least 27 people are killed by a blast in the centre of the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Deal for Afghan-Pakistani border

Friday, December 5th 2008, 21:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan agree to form a joint strategy to tackle cross-border extremism.
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Pakistan suicide attack kills six

Friday, December 5th 2008, 11:04

Officials say a suicide car bomb attack that has killed six in north-western Pakistan may have been sectarian.
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Terror base?

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 22:54

The school some call a Pakistani militant camp
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Rice urges tough Pakistan action

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 8:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urges Pakistan to take a "tough line" on terrorism after arriving in Islamabad.
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US presses Pakistan over Mumbai

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 16:29
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Mumbai

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Pakistan must "co-operate fully" to bring Mumbai's attackers to justice.
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Tense Karachi returns to normal

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 13:23
related places: Karachi

Life in the Pakistani city of Karachi returns to normal following three days of violence which killed at least 35 people, police say.
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India asks Pakistan for fugitives

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 13:17
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India asks Pakistan to hand over 20 fugitives who it believes are settled in Pakistan, as tensions rise over the Mumbai attacks.
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'Not known here'

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 5:17

Pakistani villagers deny knowledge of Mumbai 'terrorist'
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India makes protest to Pakistan

Monday, December 1st 2008, 15:58

India summons Pakistan's high commissioner to protest over groups it claims carried out deadly attacks in Mumbai.
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Karachi parties appeal for calm

Monday, December 1st 2008, 15:58
related places: Karachi

The main parties in the Pakistani city of Karachi appeal for calm after clashes at the weekend left at least 22 dead.
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'Nine dead' in Pakistan bombing

Monday, December 1st 2008, 11:30
related places: Swat

At least nine people have died in a suicide car bomb attack in Pakistan's restive Swat valley, military officials say.
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Mumbai claims

Monday, December 1st 2008, 4:59
related countries: India India

Pakistan wary of India's accusations over attacks
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Indian allegations alarm Pakistan

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 22:54
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan expresses concern about tension with India after reports that gunmen who killed 200 in Mumbai had Pakistani links.
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Pakistan concern for India series

Friday, November 28th 2008, 9:18
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan admit the terror attacks in Mumbai have made India's Test tour of the country in January unlikely.
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Pakistan 'mulls US drone action'

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 11:43
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's PM says his government is 'considering options' to counter attacks by US drones inside its territory.
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Border control

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 4:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US and Pakistan strategies on the Afghan frontier
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Pakistan's spies 'quit politics'

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 8:28

Pakistan says its top spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, will no longer be involved in the country's politics.
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IMF approves loan to aid Pakistan

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 4:21

The IMF approves a loan for Pakistan, amounting to $7.6bn (£5.1bn), to shore up the economy.
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Doubts raised over Rauf 'death'

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 13:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A MP questions whether the government was warned about a US missile strike that reportedly killed a British terror suspect.
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UK militant 'killed in Pakistan'

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 14:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A fugitive British militant linked to an alleged UK plot to blow up transatlantic airliners is killed in Pakistan, reports say.
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'US missile strike' hits Pakistan

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 7:06
related countries: United States United States

At least five people are killed in a suspected US missile strike on a tribal district in north-west Pakistan, say security officials.
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Bomb hits Pakistan Shia funeral

Friday, November 21st 2008, 11:02

At least six people have been killed in a blast at the funeral of a Shia cleric in north-western Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistan bomb attack 'kills nine'

Friday, November 21st 2008, 5:54

Nine people are killed in a suicide attack in Pakistan's north-western Bajaur tribal region, officials and witnesses say.
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Pakistan protest to US ambassador

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 12:14

Pakistan summons the US ambassador to protest at a deadly US missile attack deep inside Pakistan territory.
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'Five killed' in Pakistan attack

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 13:26
related countries: United States United States

A missile fired by a suspected US drone kills at least five people in north-western Pakistan, officials and locals say.
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Top Pakistan ex-commando killed

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 10:00
related places: Islamabad

A former chief of Pakistan's elite military commandos is killed near the capital Islamabad, police officials say.
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Terror suspect 'unfit for trial'

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani scientist accused of having links to al-Qaeda is mentally unfit to stand trial, according to US psychiatrists.
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Pakistan backed raid, says Nato

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 6:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Nato-led troops in Afghanistan say Pakistani security forces helped in a recent attack on militants.
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Khyber pass reopened to convoys

Monday, November 17th 2008, 10:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan has reopened a key route for fuel tankers and trucks supplying international forces in Afghanistan, after militants hijacked twelve trucks and two humvee armoured vehicles last week.
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Pakistan seal Windies whitewash

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 19:09

Younus Khan hits a century as Pakistan wrap up the one-day series against West Indies 3-0 despite a battling 122 from Chris Gayle.
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Pakistan asks IMF for rescue loan

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 10:43

Pakistan has asked the International Monetary Fund for a loan of at least $7.6bn, its top economic adviser says.
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Foreigners attacked in Peshawar

Friday, November 14th 2008, 11:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Peshawar

Unidentified gunmen wound two foreign journalists in the latest attack in Peshawar in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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'US raid kills eight' in Pakistan

Friday, November 14th 2008, 10:36
related countries: United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone kill at least eight militants in a Pakistani tribal region, local officials say.
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Iran envoy in Pakistan abduction

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 13:21
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Peshawar

Gunmen kidnap a diplomat from Iran and kill his guard in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Last-gasp Pakistan edge thriller

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 19:19

A brilliant 24 off nine balls from Kamran Akmal sees Pakistan to a dramatic four-wicket win against the West Indies.
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US aid worker killed in Pakistan

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 15:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Peshawar

Gunmen kill an American aid worker and his driver in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Pakistan to seek loan from IMF

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 10:05
related places: Islamabad

A top Pakistani official says Islamabad will approach the International Monetary Fund for a loan in the next 10 to 15 days.
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Pakistan militants seize Humvees

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 10:11

Trucks carrying supplies and Humvee armoured vehicles for Western forces in Afghanistan are looted by militants in Pakistan.
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Pakistan militants hijack trucks

Monday, November 10th 2008, 19:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Militants in north-west Pakistan hijack 12 trucks carrying supplies for Western forces in Afghanistan, a government official says.
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Pakistan probes money-change firm

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 13:03

Pakistan investigates the alleged illegal transfer of foreign currency abroad and arrests two directors of one large firm.
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Pakistan probes money-change firm

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 13:03

Pakistan investigates the alleged illegal transfer of foreign currency abroad and arrests two directors of one large firm.
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Rise of the zealots in Pakistan

Saturday, November 8th 2008, 12:05

Mohammed Hanif returns to his native Pakistan where he is shocked by how religion now dominates all aspects of everyday life.
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'US strike' on Pakistan militants

Friday, November 7th 2008, 13:55
related countries: United States United States

At least 11 suspected militants are reported to have been killed in a US missile strike in north-west Pakistan.
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Pakistan unveils cybercrime laws

Friday, November 7th 2008, 4:58

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari issues a decree making internet crime punishable with death or imprisonment with heavy fines.
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Pakistan releases Taleban in swap

Friday, November 7th 2008, 4:31

Pakistan sets free three Taleban militants, including an important Taleban commander, officials say.
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Pakistan attack death toll rises

Friday, November 7th 2008, 4:17

The death toll in a suicide attack in the Pakistani tribal area of Bajaur rises to 19, a tribal elder and witness says.
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Paradise lost

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 9:47

Life as the only guest in a 50-room luxury hotel
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Taleban warn Obama on troop plans

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 17:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Taleban militants say the new US president should adopt a different policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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South Asia hails Obama's victory

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 13:37
related countries: India India

Governments in South Asia give a warm reaction to Barack Obama's victory in the United States presidential election.
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Pakistan ban Yousuf for ICL move

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 13:26
related countries: India India

Mohammad Yousuf is banned from playing for Pakistan after joining the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League.
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India and Pakistan hail Obama win

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 9:13
related countries: India India

The governments of India and Pakistan have given a warm reaction to Barack Obama's victory.
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Petraeus hears strikes criticism

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 6:59
related countries: United States United States

Centcom chief Gen David Petraeus says he will consider Pakistani criticism of US missile strikes on Pakistani territory.
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