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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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Zardari in talks with Saudi king

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 6:21
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Islamabad

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari holds talks with the Saudi king, as Islamabad seeks urgent funds to shore up its economy.
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Earthquake aid 'in short supply'

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 16:11

Relief efforts in Pakistan's earthquake-hit province of Balochistan are being hampered by a shortage of supplies.
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Zardari seeks urgent Saudi funds

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 12:39
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari travels to Saudi Arabia on a two-day visit to seek assistance for his cash-strapped country.
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Soldier killed in Pakistan attack

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 10:23

At least one soldier is killed and nine others injured in a suspected suicide bombing in north-western Pakistan, police say.
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Policy conundrum

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 5:15
related countries: United States United States

US strikes inside Pakistan are fuelling dilemma
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Pakistan warns Petraeus over raids

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 17:36
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan warns the new head of US Central Command that missile strikes on its territory are "counter-productive".
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Afghan official held in Pakistan

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 14:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan government official is kidnapped in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP), police say.
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Car bomb kills Pakistani soldiers

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 14:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Eight Pakistani soldiers are killed as a suicide bomber drives his vehicle into a checkpoint near the Afghan border, officials say.
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'US strikes' on Pakistan villages

Friday, October 31st 2008, 17:35
related countries: United States United States

More than 20 people are killed in two suspected US missile attacks in northwest Pakistan, security officials say.
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'US strike' kills 15 in Pakistan

Friday, October 31st 2008, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

At least 15 people have been killed in a suspected US missile strike in Pakistan, security officials say.
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Pakistan 'child wedding' halted

Friday, October 31st 2008, 14:40

Police in southern Pakistan arrest two people for attempting to wed a seven-year-old boy to an even younger girl, officials say.
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300 feared dead in Pakistan quake

Friday, October 31st 2008, 7:54

Officials say 300 people could have died in Wednesday's earthquake in south-west Pakistan's Balochistan province.
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Pakistan quake rescuers' aid dash

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 16:41

Rescuers are still scrambling to reach survivors facing another night in the open a day after a quake in south-western Pakistan.
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Bajaur Taleban 'to lay down arms'

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 10:51

Islamist militants in a north-western tribal district in Pakistan vow to lay down their arms and renounce violence, officials say.
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Pakistan survivors wait for aid

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 5:13

Villagers who survived the earthquake that hit south-western Pakistan spend a night in freezing cold waiting for relief.
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Scores dead after Pakistan quake

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 13:02
related places: Quetta

At least 160 people are killed in a earthquake measuring 6.4 near the city of Quetta, in south-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan 'needs IMF loans soon'

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 16:25

Germany's foreign minister says that Pakistan has just "a few days" to raise billions of dollars in foreign loans.
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New attempt to seek Taleban peace

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 13:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan and Afghanistan agree to make contact with militant groups, including the Taleban, through a tribal council.
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Forced marriage

Monday, October 27th 2008, 17:01

Can cash hungry Pakistan resist the clutches of the IMF?
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Fatal car bomb in Baloch capital

Monday, October 27th 2008, 10:07
related places: Baloch, Quetta

At least two people have been killed in a car bomb attack in Quetta, the capital of the Pakistani province of Balochistan, police say
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Meeting to discuss Afghan border

Monday, October 27th 2008, 4:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Islamabad

A meeting to discuss the problems of the violent Afghan border is due to begin in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.
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'US strike' kills Taleban leader

Monday, October 27th 2008, 4:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A suspected US missile strike kills 20 people, including a top Taleban leader, in NW Pakistan, witnesses and officials say.
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Pakistan forces 'take key town'

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 13:49

The Pakistan army says it has retaken a key settlement in the troubled north-west, held by militants for nearly three months.
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Pakistan coach Lawson dismissed

Friday, October 24th 2008, 11:13

Geoff Lawson is sacked as coach of Pakistan with immediate effect.
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'US missiles' hit Pakistan school

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 9:27
related countries: United States United States

A suspected US missile strike kills at least eight students at a religious school in north-western Pakistan, witnesses say.
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Pakistan seeks IMF financial help

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 15:34

The International Monetary Fund says Pakistan has asked for help in dealing with a looming balance of payments crisis.
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Pakistan troops killed in clash

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 9:39
related places: Swat

At least five security personnel and seven militants are killed in clashes in Swat in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan holds key talks with IMF

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 14:27

Talks get under way between the International Monetary Fund and Pakistan, which faces a serious balance of payments crisis.
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Kashmir rivals reopen trade route

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 11:15
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan reopen an old Kashmir trade route after six decades as part of efforts to bolster peace moves.
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China to boost Pakistani energy

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 12:52
related countries: China China

China will help Pakistan build two more nuclear power stations to tackle its energy shortages, the Pakistani foreign minister says.
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Pakistani army 'kills 60 Taleban'

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 6:43

Pakistan's military says it has killed at least 60 militants in air strikes on Taleban training camps in the north-western Swat Valley.
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US strikes 'top militant's area'

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 10:08
related places: Swat

A US drone fires a missile for the first time in territory controlled by Pakistan's most wanted militant, officials say.
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Four killed in Pakistan jail riot

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 9:42

At least four inmates are killed and a dozen injured during a riot in a prison in southern Pakistan.
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Bleak outlook

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 17:35

Pakistan faces its worst economic crisis in a decade
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Pakistan Taleban 'want to talk'

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 16:08

Taleban militants fighting troops in Pakistan's tribal areas offer "unconditional" talks with the government.
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Risky strategy

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 13:52

Why arming Pakistan's militias is fraught with danger
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Taleban official to sue Pakistan

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 14:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan Taleban's former ambassador to Pakistan says he is suing Pakistan over his arrest there in 2002.
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Minority festival

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 10:10

Roller coasters and prayers for Pakistan's Hindus
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Zardari seeks urgent Chinese cash

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 7:11
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrives in China on his first state visit seeking urgent financial help.
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'American' arrested in Pakistan

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 5:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A man thought to be a US citizen is arrested in a tribal area close to the Afghan border, police say.
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Zardari warning over Kashmir dam

Monday, October 13th 2008, 7:18
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's president warns of a row with India over the sharing of water from the Chenab river in the disputed Kashmir region.
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'US missiles' hit Pakistan town

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 1:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

At least four people die in a missile attack on a town in a Pakistani tribal region near Afghanistan, officials say.
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Dozens killed in Pakistan bombing

Friday, October 10th 2008, 19:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Twenty-seven people are killed and more than 80 wounded in a suicide bombing on Pakistani tribal elders near the Afghan border.
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India PM inaugurates Kashmir dam

Friday, October 10th 2008, 12:02
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurates a dam in Indian-administered Kashmir that has been built despite protests from Pakistan.
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'US missile' hits Pakistani house

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 21:28
related countries: United States United States

A missile from a suspected unmanned US aircraft kills at least eight in a Pakistani tribal area close to Afghanistan, reports say.
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Bomb hits school bus in Pakistan

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 15:42

Four schoolgirls are among 10 killed by a bomb in Pakistan hours after militants attack Islamabad's main police base.
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Islamabad police complex attacked

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 10:04
related places: Islamabad

At least eight people are hurt after a suicide bomb attack inside the main police complex in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, police say.
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Pakistan MPs in security briefing

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 16:35

Pakistan's parliament meets for a rare briefing by the military aimed at evolving consensus on tackling Islamic militancy.
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Pakistan 'clarifies' Kashmir view

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 16:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kashmir, London

Pakistan's top diplomat in London seeks to clarify President Zardari's remarks on "terrorism" in Kashmir.
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Village dilemma

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 11:13

Shall we stand up to the Pakistan Taleban?
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Bomber targets Pakistan MP's home

Monday, October 6th 2008, 13:05
related places: There

At least 17 people are killed in a suicide attack on the home of an politician in the Pakistani province of Punjab, police say.
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Fury over Zardari Kashmir comment

Monday, October 6th 2008, 11:16
related countries: India India

Kashmiris react with anger after Pakistani President Asif Zardari is quoted as describing militants fighting India as "terrorists".
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India 'not a threat to Pakistan'

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 17:35
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's President Zardari says India has never been a threat to Pakistan, and describes militants in Kashmir as terrorists.
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Pakistanis bury 'US strike' dead

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 15:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

Pakistani villagers gather the remains of at least 20 people killed by a reported US air strike, including suspected Arab militants.
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'US strike' hits Pakistan village

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 18:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US missile strike on a Pakistani village kills at least nine people including suspected foreign militants, Pakistani sources say.
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India 'kills Kashmir infiltrator'

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 8:24
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Indian troops say they have shot dead a militant who was trying to cross into Indian-administered Kashmir from Pakistan.
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Pakistan demands US nuclear deal

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 13:36
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan says that India's civilian nuclear trade pact with the US should open the way for a similar deal with Islamabad.
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UN dependents to leave Islamabad

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 11:04
related places: Islamabad

Children of foreign staff working for the UN in the Pakistani capital will leave the country in the wake of the Marriott hotel attack.
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Diplomat children to return to UK

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 16:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Islamabad

Children of UK diplomats based in Pakistan are to be withdrawn from the country in the wake of the bombing at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.
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Top Pakistan militant 'not dead'

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 12:27

A spokesman for the Taleban in Pakistan denies media reports that leading militant Baitullah Mehsud has died after an illness.
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