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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

Pakistani views

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 9:15

Musharraf - was he a national hero or a failure?
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UK accused of Musharraf exit deal

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 8:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of Pakistan's most prominent pro-democracy leaders accuses a senior UK diplomat of undermining his country's rule of law.
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Pakistan hospital bomb kills many

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 12:48

At least 25 people are killed in a suicide attack on a hospital in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, officials say.
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'No deal yet' in Musharraf talks

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 12:48

Leaders of Pakistan's ruling coalition meet to discuss who will succeed former President Pervez Musharraf.
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Pakistan's Musharraf steps down

Monday, August 18th 2008, 20:22

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is resigning after nine years in power, amid impeachment charges based on claims he violated the constitution.
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Policy headache

Monday, August 18th 2008, 18:14

President Bush's successor will face Pakistan problem
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Pakistan shares up on resignation

Monday, August 18th 2008, 10:06

Pakistan's leading share index rises more than 4% on the news that President Pervez Musharraf is resigning.
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Pakistan leader addresses nation

Monday, August 18th 2008, 7:21

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who is under pressure to resign, is addressing the nation live on TV.
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Musharraf 'running out of time'

Saturday, August 16th 2008, 14:26

Pakistan's foreign minister says President Musharraf has two days to resign before impeachment proceedings begin.
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Musharraf 'will not resign'

Friday, August 15th 2008, 10:48

A spokesman for Pakistan's President Musharraf denies reports that the former general has already agreed to step down.
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Musharraf urges 'reconciliation'

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 4:49

President Pervez Musharraf says Pakistan needs political stability for economic development and fighting militancy.
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Blast hits Pakistani police post

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 19:27
related places: Lahore

At least three people are killed in a blast at the gates of a police station in the Pakistani city of Lahore.
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'Militants' die in Pakistan raid

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 13:08

Pakistani officials say 12 militants have died in a missile strike near the border with Afghanistan.
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Pakistan militant leader killed

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 6:25
related places: Khyber

A leading militant leader in Pakistan's Khyber region, Haji Namdar, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen.
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Bomb hits Pakistan air force bus

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 12:37
related places: Peshawar

Thirteen people are killed and 10 wounded in a bomb attack on a Pakistani air force bus near Peshawar, police say.
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Doctor to see Pakistani defendant

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 9:17
related countries: United States United States

A US judge orders urgent medical attention for a Pakistani woman scientist in custody accused of links to al-Qaeda.
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Civilians die in Pakistan battles

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 6:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Seven civilians die in new fighting between militants and Pakistani security forces in a tribal area near the Afghan border.
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Impeachment talks on Musharraf

Monday, August 11th 2008, 15:57

Pakistan's governing coalition leaders meet to finalise a plan to impeach the country's President Pervez Musharraf.
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'Dozens die' in Pakistan clashes

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 11:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

More than 100 pro-Taleban militants die in four days of heavy fighting near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, officials say.
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Militants kill Pakistani police

Saturday, August 9th 2008, 11:42

Eight Pakistani policemen are killed in an attack by militants in the Swat Valley in the north-west of the country.
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Fierce clashes near Afghan border

Friday, August 8th 2008, 12:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Fierce fighting continues between troops and militants in north-west Pakistan, as the army denies soldiers are surrounded.
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Allies vow support for Musharraf

Friday, August 8th 2008, 11:28

Supporters of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf say they are confident they can block moves to impeach him in parliament.
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Musharraf faces impeachment bid

Friday, August 8th 2008, 3:27

Pakistan's ruling coalition parties say they will begin impeachment proceedings against President Pervez Musharraf.
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Deadly clash in tribal Pakistan

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 14:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least five Pakistani troops and about 25 pro-Taleban militants die in clashes along the Afghan border, say officials.
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Impeachment threat for Musharraf

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 11:36

Ruling parties in Pakistan agree "in principle" to impeach President Musharraf, who has cancelled his trip to the Olympics.
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Ruling parties in Musharraf talks

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 9:24

Pakistan's ruling alliance is expected to decide whether to begin moves to try to impeach President Pervez Musharraf.
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Pakistan 'school bombers' killed

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 16:35

Two suspected militants are killed in Pakistan after accidentally detonating explosives with which they planned to blow up a school.
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K2 survivor 'taken to hospital'

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 6:53

The last known survivor of a mountaineering disaster in Pakistan is taken to hospital, officials say.
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'Al-Qaeda' woman appears in court

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 23:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A Pakistani woman scientist accused of links to al-Qaeda appears in a US court charged with trying to kill US soldiers.
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Taleban 'burn Pakistan schools'

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 17:19
related places: Swat

Suspected pro-Taleban militants burn down three girls' high schools in the Swat valley of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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'Thirty dead' in Pakistan floods

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 17:13

More than 30 people die in torrential rains and floods in north west Pakistan, officials say.
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Dutch climbers airlifted from K2

Monday, August 4th 2008, 17:33

Helicopters airlift two climbers stranded on the world's second-highest mountain, K2, in north Pakistan.
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Pakistan clashes take heavy toll

Monday, August 4th 2008, 15:24
related places: Swat

At least 94 militants, 14 soldiers and around 28 civilians are killed over the last week in the Pakistani valley of Swat.
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Eleven climbers feared dead on K2

Sunday, August 3rd 2008, 22:52

Eleven climbers have died in north Pakistan trying to scale the world's second-highest peak, K2, reports say.
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Friday, August 1st 2008, 17:51

Pakistan's government denies its spy service, the ISI, was involved in last month's bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul.
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Pakistan spies 'aided Kabul bomb'

Friday, August 1st 2008, 12:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India, United States United States
related places: Kabul

US officials claim elements in Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency helped in the Indian embassy bombing in Kabul.
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'Kashmir talks' held in Colombo

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 17:24
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo, Kashmir

The Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers meet in Sri Lanka for talks thought to have focused on the Kashmir dispute.
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Blast at Pakistan's Herat mission

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 12:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Herat

A small bomb explodes outside the Pakistani consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat, injuring two people, police say.
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Family killed in Pakistan clashes

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 10:48
related places: Swat

A family and other civilians are killed in fierce fighting between troops and militants in Pakistan's north-west.
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Pakistan army 'kills militants'

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 15:44
related places: Swat

The Pakistani military says it has killed at least 25 pro-Taleban militants in the troubled north-western district of Swat.
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India accuses Pakistan on Kashmir

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 12:35
related places: Kashmir

India again accuses Pakistan of violating the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides the two armies in Kashmir.
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Rivals trade blame over Kashmir

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 15:30
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan accuse each other of breaching a ceasefire after troops clash along the dividing line in disputed Kashmir.
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Militants kill Pakistan officials

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 4:40

Three Pakistani security officials are killed by militants in the north-western district of Swat.
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US and Pakistan stress close ties

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 0:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

US President George Bush tells Pakistan's visiting PM that the two countries remain close allies despite recent strains.
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Al-Qaeda chemical expert 'killed'

Monday, July 28th 2008, 16:22

Reports from Pakistan say a missile strike has killed top al-Qaeda chemical weapons expert, Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar.
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Pakistan spy agency confusion

Monday, July 28th 2008, 11:40

Pakistan's government says it will clarify why it reversed a move to put the most powerful intelligence agency under civilian control.
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'Missile' kills six in Pakistan

Monday, July 28th 2008, 4:36

At least six people are killed in a missile strike on a house in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan, officials say.
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Nato 'prevents Taleban advance'

Sunday, July 27th 2008, 15:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Taleban fighters have been stopped from taking over an area close to the Pakistan border, Afghan and Nato officials say.
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Pietersen admits to Trophy fears

Friday, July 25th 2008, 20:22

England batsman Kevin Pietersen says he has serious reservations about travelling to Pakistan for the Champions Trophy.
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US seeks boost to Pakistan F-16s

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 15:30
related countries: United States United States

The US confirms plans to allocate $230m of military funding to upgrade Pakistan's fleet of F-16 fighter jets.
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Pakistan keeps Champions Trophy

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 13:40

September's ICC Champions Trophy will remain in Pakistan, but a special task force will aim to ensure security.
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Nato warning on Pakistan fighters

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 12:51
related places: Nato

Nato's chief says an international effort is needed to stop Taleban and al-Qaeda militants gathering in Pakistan's border areas.
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Pakistan troops rescue climbers

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 12:26
related countries: Italy Italy

Pakistan's army rescues two Italian mountaineers stranded for 10 days on Nanga Parbat - one of the deadliest Himalayan peaks.
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Pakistan seeks militancy 'debate'

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 4:23

The Pakistani government says it aims to create greater national consensus to fight Islamic militancy.
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Zardari's bodyguard shot dead

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 6:40

A Pakistan People's Party activist and security chief for party leader Asif Zardari is killed by unknown gunmen, police say.
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Action call over Pakistan missing

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 1:32

Amnesty International calls on Pakistan's new government to provide information about hundreds of "disappeared" people.
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India says dialogue under stress

Monday, July 21st 2008, 15:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India
related places: Kabul

India says its peace process with Pakistan is under stress following this month's suicide attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul.
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Pakistanis hit by 14% petrol rise

Monday, July 21st 2008, 11:00

Pakistan's government raises petrol and diesel prices by 14% - the largest such increase in the country's history.
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Pakistan's uneasy alliance with US

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 10:55
related countries: United States United States

Barbara Plett highlights the complicated relationship between "war on terror" allies Pakistan and the US.
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Pakistan shares end 15-day slump

Friday, July 18th 2008, 14:10

Pakistan's main share index closes higher on Friday after 15 days of falls, a slide that led to violent protests on Thursday.
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Pakistan polio case despite truce

Friday, July 18th 2008, 5:12
related places: Swat

Pakistani health officials record a new case of polio in Swat district despite local militants pledging to not resist vaccinations.
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Stand-off over Pakistan hostages

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 16:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Security forces in north-west Pakistan say they are closing in on militants holding hostages near the border with Afghanistan.
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Pakistan share slump protest

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 9:22

Hundreds of angry Pakistani investors hold violent protests against plunging share prices.
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Afghan team probes 'nuclear dump'

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 22:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan president sets up a team to investigate claims Pakistan dumped nuclear waste in South Afghanistan.
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Nato attacks 'rebels in Pakistan'

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 17:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Nato-led forces in Afghanistan say they have fired into Pakistan after coming under attack from there by suspected militants.
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Pakistan troops shell militants

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 16:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's military launches an operation against pro-Taleban militants close to the Afghan border.
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Taleban set up 'Pakistan courts'

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 15:27
related places: Mohmand

Taleban militants in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal area say they have set up permanent Islamic courts.
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Pakistan scientist court action

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 12:58

Pakistan government lawyers say restrictions on nuclear scientist AQ Khan should be maintained for national security.
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Pakistan film makes India record

Monday, July 14th 2008, 21:46
related countries: India India

A Pakistani film, based on a real-life story, is being released simultaneously in India for the first time.
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Pakistan fears over US air raids

Monday, July 14th 2008, 15:33
related countries: United States United States

US air strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt are undermining the government's fight against militancy, a senior official says.
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Militants kill Pakistani soldiers

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 20:47

At least eight soldiers are killed by militants in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Rebels blamed for Afghan attack

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 16:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Nato says militants launched an attack on the border with Pakistan which wounded Afghan and Pakistani troops.
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Frenzy for art

Friday, July 11th 2008, 13:10

Investors fuel boom for modern Pakistani painters
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US military in Pakistan warning

Friday, July 11th 2008, 6:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: There

There are more foreign fighters, including al-Qaeda militants, in Pakistan's tribal region than before, says the US military chief.
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