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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

US cautions Pakistan on Taleban

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 13:29
related countries: United States United States

The US says any new government in Pakistan should be wary of holding talks with pro-Taleban militants.
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Pakistan arrests Bhutto 'suspect'

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 17:05
related places: Bhutto

Pakistani forces arrest an Islamic militant over an attempt to kill former PM Benazir Bhutto, officials say.
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Pakistan lifts the ban on YouTube

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 13:43

Pakistan's telecoms regulator lifts the restrictions it imposed on video-sharing website YouTube.
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Pakistan army's top medic killed

Monday, February 25th 2008, 14:03
related places: Rawalpindi, There

The Pakistan army's top surgeon is killed by a suicide attack in the city of Rawalpindi, the army says.
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Pakistan blocks YouTube website

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 15:23

Pakistan blocks access to the popular YouTube website because of content deemed offensive to Islam.
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Pakistan troops die in gun battle

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 12:05

At least three security personnel are killed in clashes at a checkpoint in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Bomb hits Pakistan wedding party

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 15:29

A roadside bomb in north-west Pakistan kills 13 members of a wedding party and wounds several others.
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Bhutto party meeting to pick PM

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 14:57

The party of Pakistan's late former PM, Benazir Bhutto, meets to pick the next PM after its win in Monday's polls.
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Pakistan parties agree coalition

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 21:47

Pakistan's two main opposition parties agree to form a coalition government after a strong election showing.
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Pakistan victors mull coalition

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 14:44

The leaders of the two parties that won most seats in Pakistan's elections hold coalition talks.
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Pakistan's new balance of power

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 13:19

The BBC's Mark Urban reports on the diverging priorities of Pakistan's winning political parties.
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Deposed judge in Pakistan appeal

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 11:31
related places: Islamabad

The sacked chief justice of Pakistan addresses supporters despite being under house arrest in Islamabad.
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Bhutto widower 'rejects PM role'

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 17:21

Benazir Bhutto's widower rules himself out as prime minister despite his party's success in Pakistan's election.
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Musharraf rules out resignation

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 13:05

Pakistan's President Musharraf says he has no plans to resign as opponents seek an alliance against him.
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Bhutto party in coalition offer

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 19:19

The party of Pakistan's late former PM Benazir Bhutto offers to partner a key rival in a governing coalition.
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Musharraf's foes triumph at polls

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 14:55

The main party backing President Pervez Musharraf admits defeat in Pakistan's elections.
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Opposition confident in Pakistan

Monday, February 18th 2008, 22:43

Opposition supporters in Pakistan are claiming an election triumph - but results will not be clear for hours.
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Call for calm after Pakistan bomb

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 23:36

The leader of Pakistan's main opposition party urges calm after a bomb kills 37 at a rally ahead of polls on Monday.
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Deadly blast at Pakistan meeting

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 18:48

A bomb kills 37 as supporters of murdered Pakistan ex-PM Benazir Bhutto's party meet two days before elections.
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New poll-rigging row in Pakistan

Friday, February 15th 2008, 20:05

Pakistan's attorney general denies saying there will be massive rigging in Monday's election.
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India-Pakistan flights to double

Friday, February 15th 2008, 16:46
related countries: India India

Pakistan and India agree to double the number of weekly passenger flights between the two countries.
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Fifth man arrested in Bhutto case

Friday, February 15th 2008, 15:42
related places: Bhutto

A fifth man is arrested in connection with the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani police say.
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Bhutto widower warns on election

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 17:18

The widower of slain former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto says his party will protest if Monday's elections are rigged.
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Pakistani diplomat still missing

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 7:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan says there is still no news on its ambassador to Afghanistan who is believed to have been kidnapped.
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Bhutto suspects 'confess to role'

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 19:56

Two Pakistani men held over the murder of Benazir Bhutto confess to helping her attacker, police say.
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Aussie tour of Pakistan in doubt

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 12:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia are unlikely to tour Pakistan in March because of security fears.
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Pakistan tests ballistic missile

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 6:43

Pakistan says it has successfully fired a short-range missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
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Pakistan nuclear staff go missing

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 10:17

Two Pakistani nuclear experts have been abducted in the country's restive north-west, police say.
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Pakistani ambassador missing

Monday, February 11th 2008, 19:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan goes missing near the border and is feared kidnapped.
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Man in jail for 35 years 'found'

Monday, February 11th 2008, 19:08
related countries: India India

The Pakistani human rights minister says that he has traced an Indian who has been in prison for 35 years.
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Top Afghan militant 'captured'

Monday, February 11th 2008, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A leading Afghan Taleban fighter is captured after a shootout in south-west Pakistan, police say.
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Blast at Pakistan election rally

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 18:56

At least 18 people die in a blast at an opposition election rally in Pakistan's North West Frontier, reports say.
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US says Mullah Omar 'in Pakistan'

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 4:20
related countries: United States United States

Taleban leader Mullah Omar and al-Qaeda commanders are living in Pakistan, says a senior US official.
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UK police say blast killed Bhutto

Friday, February 8th 2008, 11:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bhutto

British detectives say ex-Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto was killed by the force of a bomb blast, not gunfire.
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Pakistani militants 'call truce'

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 12:24

A leading militant group in the Pakistani region of South Waziristan announces a truce, officials say.
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Bhutto mourners vow poll revenge

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 11:58

Supporters of Pakistan's slain former PM Benazir Bhutto end a mourning period with vows to win this month's polls.
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General killed in Pakistan crash

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 13:37

A senior Pakistani army officer is among eight people killed in a helicopter crash in South Waziristan, the army says.
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Pakistan captain in 'love scam'

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 11:12
related countries: India India

Pakistani cricket captain Shoaib Malik threatens to sue an Indian family for alleging he married their daughter.
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Bhutto's political will released

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 20:52

The Pakistan People's Party releases the political will of Benazir Bhutto, backing her husband to be party leader.
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Suicide blast hits Pakistan bus

Monday, February 4th 2008, 6:35
related places: Rawalpindi

At least six people die after a suicide bomber attacks a military bus in Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
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Cricket: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 13:55
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Mohammad Yousuf hits an unbeaten century to steer Pakistan to a seven-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the fourth one-day international.
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Ex-judge lambasts Musharraf

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 13:41

The deposed chief justice of Pakistan says President Musharraf is an "extremist general" for sacking him.
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'Leading Pakistani militant' held

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 10:24
related places: Karachi

Pakistani police say they have captured a leading militant, Qasim Toori, in a shoot-out in the city of Karachi.
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Pakistan attack kills 'militants'

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 8:11

At least 12 suspected militants are killed in a missile attack in north-west Pakistan, local officials say.
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Pakistan hostage drama ends

Monday, January 28th 2008, 15:59

Armed men hold children and teachers hostage in a school near the Pakistani district of North Waziristan.
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Pakistan poll 'must be credible'

Monday, January 28th 2008, 15:27

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells Pakistan's President Musharraf "credible elections" are "essential".
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Pakistan 'seizes back key tunnel'

Sunday, January 27th 2008, 15:36

Pakistani forces say they have recaptured an important road tunnel seized by pro-Taleban militants.
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Pakistan nuclear sites on alert

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 15:36

Pakistan raises the state of alert around its nuclear sites amid concerns they could be targeted by militants.
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Musharraf issues warning to West

Friday, January 25th 2008, 18:42

President Pervez Musharraf says Pakistan's success in fighting terror is critical and failure could affect the West.
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Pakistan tests ballistic missile

Friday, January 25th 2008, 8:27

Pakistan says it has successfully fired a medium-range missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
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Scores killed in Pakistan clashes

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 5:00

Security forces kill 40 militants and capture 30 in Pakistan's South Waziristan region, the military says.
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S Waziristan clashes 'continue'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 13:36

Taleban militants and security forces in Pakistan's South Waziristan region continue to clash, officials say.
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Pakistan weapons 'in safe hands'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 18:49

President Pervez Musharraf says there is a no chance of al-Qaeda gaining Pakistan's nuclear weapons.
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'Dozens die' in Pakistan fighting

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 15:43

Dozens of Taleban fighters die in clashes with Pakistani forces, the military says - but militants dismiss the claim.
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Militants attack Pakistani fort

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 5:05

Militants attack a Pakistani security force fort in the troubled South Waziristan region, killing five soldiers.
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EU in Pakistan election warning

Monday, January 21st 2008, 16:31

The EU says the extent of its future engagement with Pakistan depends on the fairness of February's poll.
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Cricket: Pakistan crush Zimbabwe

Monday, January 21st 2008, 14:24
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Debutant Nasir Jamshed smashes a rapid 61 as Pakistan crush Zimbabwe by 104 runs in the opening one-day match in Karachi.
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Suspect 'confesses' Bhutto plot

Sunday, January 20th 2008, 10:06
related places: Bhutto

Pakistan police say a 15-year-old confessed to being trained to kill Benazir Bhutto, but investigators are cautious.
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Pakistan foils 'Ashura attacks'

Saturday, January 19th 2008, 14:11

Police in Pakistan arrest five men accused of plotting terror attacks on Shia Muslims during a religious festival.
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'Many militants die' in Pakistan

Friday, January 18th 2008, 14:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani forces in South Waziristan say they have killed 90 militants in two separate battles close to the Afghan border.
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CIA boss names Bhutto 'killers'

Friday, January 18th 2008, 11:19
related places: Bhutto

The CIA accuses a Pakistani militant and al-Qaeda of organising Benazir Bhutto's killing.
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Pakistan child abuse 'growing'

Friday, January 18th 2008, 10:39

Children in Pakistan are increasingly exposed to abuse, kidnapping and violence, a new report says.
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Bomber hits Pakistan mosque

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 18:03
related places: Peshawar

A suicide attack at a Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar kills 10 people, say officials.
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Army 'flees second Pakistan fort'

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 13:36

Troops in north-west Pakistan abandon another fort a day after one was overrun by militants, witnesses say.
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Militants overrun Pakistan fort

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 5:31

Hundreds of militants overrun an army fort in north-west Pakistan, killing or kidnapping many troops, officials say.
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Pakistan singer drops Osama role

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 17:07

Pakistani singer Ali Haider turns down the lead role in a Bollywood film called Osama after receiving threats.
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Three get life for Musharraf bomb

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 14:36

Three militants are sentenced to life imprisonment for plotting to kill Pakistani President Musharraf in 2002.
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Karachi 'bomb blast kills eight'

Monday, January 14th 2008, 17:41
related places: Karachi

At least eight people are killed in a bomb explosion in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, police say.
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Pakistan army guards scarce grain

Monday, January 14th 2008, 15:21

Pakistan sends troops to guard wheat supplies around the country amid fears of a massive shortfall.
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Pakistani troops killed in clash

Monday, January 14th 2008, 12:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Militants kill at least seven Pakistani soldiers in a tribal area near the Afghan border, the military says.
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Musharraf rejects UN Bhutto probe

Saturday, January 12th 2008, 5:23
related places: Bhutto

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf rules out a UN inquiry into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
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Pakistan suicide blast 'kills 22'

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 13:33
related places: Lahore

A suicide bomber in the Pakistani city of Lahore kills at least 22 people, mostly police officers, and wounds more.
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