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New Pakistan spy chief appointed

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

The military in Pakistan appoints a new head of its powerful ISI spy agency amid US pressure to do more to combat militants.
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Kidnapped Afghan diplomat 'freed'

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 9:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's ambassador-designate in Pakistan, Abdul Khaliq Farahi, is released a week after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen, reports say.
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Many killed in Pakistan bus crash

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 6:04

At least 35 passengers are killed when a bus collides with a tanker carrying milk in central Pakistan, police say.
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Petraeus warns on Pakistan threat

Monday, September 29th 2008, 23:32
related countries: United States United States

Militants in Pakistan pose a threat to the country's existence, according to the senior US General, David Petraeus.
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Pakistanis flee into Afghanistan

Monday, September 29th 2008, 16:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Some 20,000 Pakistanis have crossed into Afghanistan to escape fighting in the Bajaur region, the UN says.
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Village backlash

Monday, September 29th 2008, 11:10

The militias wanting to challenge the Pakistan Taleban
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Pakistan welcomes US 'blessing'

Friday, September 26th 2008, 21:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan's president says US support of his country is a "blessing", a day after a brief clash on the Afghanistan border.
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Pakistan 'kills 1,000 militants'

Friday, September 26th 2008, 15:25

Pakistani troops killed 1,000 militants in a huge offensive in the Bajaur tribal district over the past month, the army says.
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Shots fired in US-Pakistan clash

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 22:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US military says its troops have exchanged gunfire with Pakistani forces across the border with Afghanistan.
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Pakistan fires on Nato aircraft

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 17:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan says its troops fired warning shots at two Nato helicopters as they crossed the eastern Afghan border.
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India and Pakistan pledge talks

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 12:44
related countries: India India

The leaders of India and Pakistan meet in New York and say they will resume stalled peace talks within three months.
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Bomb alert at Islamabad airport

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 9:07
related places: Islamabad

Pakistani authorities increase security at Islamabad international airport after a threat of a possible bomb attack.
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Date set for Asif drugs hearing

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 7:52
related countries: India India

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif is summoned to appear before an Indian Premier League drugs panel on 11 October.
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Pakistan recovers 'US spy drone'

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 15:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The Pakistani army says it is investigating the wreckage of a suspected US spy plane found near the Afghan border.
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Bush pledges to protect Pakistan

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 5:13

US President Bush says he wants to help Pakistan protect itself, as he meets his Pakistani counterpart for the first time.
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Pakistan police kill protesters

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 16:42

Pakistani police shoot dead at least six people during angry protests against military operations in the north-west.
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BA suspends Pakistan flights

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 9:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Airways suspends flights "indefinitely" to and from Pakistan after Islamabad hotel attack.
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From the ashes

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 20:48

Marriott Islamabad owner vows hotel will rise again
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US pledge after Marriott attack

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 20:30
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will step up efforts with Pakistan to fight extremism after a devastating attack on the Islamabad Marriott hotel.
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Militants claim Marriott attack

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 17:44

A little known Pakistani militant group, Fidayeen-e-Islam, says it carried out Saturday's attack on the Islamabad Marriott.
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Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 15:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistani troops fire shots into the air to stop US helicopters crossing the border from Afghanistan, local officials say.
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Marriott 'escape' report denied

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 14:59
related places: Islamabad

The owner of the Islamabad Marriott denies that Pakistan's top leaders were due there before Saturday's bomb attack.
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Pakistan to target rebel hotspots

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 7:20
related places: Islamabad

Pakistani officials promise targeted action against militants, after a suicide bomb killed 53 people in the capital, Islamabad.
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Rescuers comb Pakistan bomb hotel

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 15:46
related places: Islamabad

Rescuers in Pakistan's capital city search for survivors of a suicide bombing at a hotel, as video footage emerges of the attack.
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Terror pledge after Pakistan bomb

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 8:35
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's president promises to fight the "cancer" of terrorism after a bomb kills at least 54 in the capital, Islamabad.
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Dozens killed in Pakistan attack

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 20:19
related places: Islamabad

A huge bomb blast hits the Marriott Hotel in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, killing at least 40 people and engulfing the hotel in flames.
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Pakistan in sovereignty warning

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 11:18

Pakistan's president says he will not allow his nation's sovereignty to be violated by foreign powers in their fight against terror.
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Turning to the Taleban in Pakistan

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 11:02

The BBC's Owen Bennett-Jones reports from Pakistan on why anti-Americanism in the country is soaring to new highs.
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Deadly attack on Pakistani convoy

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 9:03

At least six people are reported killed in a suicide bomb attack on an army convoy in Pakistan's border region.
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Five killed in Balochistan blast

Friday, September 19th 2008, 20:59

A bomb explodes at an Islamic religious school in south-western Pakistan, killing five people and wounding at least eight.
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Pakistani parties spar in Punjab

Friday, September 19th 2008, 18:16

A bitter political row between Pakistan's two main parties breaks out in the province of Punjab.
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Gates backs Afghan border strikes

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 19:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US defence chief Robert Gates defends US air strikes across the Afghan border into Pakistan.
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Pakistan 'not told' of US strike

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 10:21
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan says it was not warned about a suspected US missile strike on its territory, which it calls "counter-productive".
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'US drone' kills five in Pakistan

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 16:49
related countries: United States United States

At least five people die in a suspected US drone attack in north-west Pakistan, local officials say.
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'US raid' kills five in Pakistan

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 15:46
related countries: United States United States

At least five people die when a US drone attacks a village in north-west Pakistan, local officials say.
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US commander holds Pakistan talks

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 10:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: America

America's top military commander, Adm Michael Mullen, meets Pakistani officials "to defuse tension" on the Afghan border.
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Pakistan in border warning to US

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 16:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan's army says incursions by US troops across the border from Afghanistan will not be tolerated.
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Pakistan leader in UK for talks

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 6:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, who is on a private visit to Britain, is due to meet British PM Gordon Brown.
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Pakistan soldiers 'confront US'

Monday, September 15th 2008, 12:52
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani troops fire shots into the air to stop US troops crossing into the South Waziristan region of Pakistan, local officials say.
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Pakistan invite Windies for Tests

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 8:41

Pakistan's Cricket Board invites West Indies to play a two-Test series in Pakistan in November.
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'Another US strike' hits Pakistan

Friday, September 12th 2008, 13:53

Five civilians and seven militants are killed in Pakistan in a suspected US missile attack, local officials say.
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Bush 'approved' Pakistan attacks

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 22:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Bush approved US military raids on militants inside Pakistan without Islamabad's agreement, the BBC learns.
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'America's war'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 12:10

Pakistan leader's quandary in battle against militants
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US 'must target Pakistan havens'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 10:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US needs a new strategy to tackle militants in Afghanistan which includes Pakistan's border area, a top commander says.
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New frontline

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 9:06

The complex web of militants in Pakistan tribal areas
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Many killed in Pakistan fighting

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 6:31

At least 20 militants and four troops have been killed in fighting in north-west Pakistan, the army says.
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Deadly attack on Pakistan mosque

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 19:39

At least 14 people are killed and dozens wounded in a grenade attack on a mosque in northern Pakistan, police say.
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Zardari vows to fight militants

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 15:08

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is sworn in and pledges to fight the nation's rampant Islamist insurgency.
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Zardari sworn in as Pakistan president

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 10:47

Asif Ali Zardari is sworn in as Pakistani president facing a rampant Islamist insurgency and daunting economic problems.
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US drones 'bomb Pakistan target'

Monday, September 8th 2008, 14:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 14 people are reported killed in a suspected US attack on a religious school in Pakistan's border region.
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Bhutto's widower wins presidency

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 22:28

Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, wins a sweeping victory in Pakistan's presidential election.
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Bomber hits Pakistani checkpoint

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 22:27

At least 30 people are reported to have been killed and dozens injured in a car bomb attack in north-west Pakistan.
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'Master plan'

Friday, September 5th 2008, 14:32

Pakistan's future if presidential favourite wins
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US bomb 'kills five in Pakistan'

Friday, September 5th 2008, 11:47
related countries: United States United States

At least five people are killed in another suspected US missile strike in Pakistan's border region, officials say.
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Pakistan fury over 'US assault'

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 17:57
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan summons the US ambassador over an alleged cross-border raid which officials say killed at least 15 villagers.
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US diplomat defends Pakistan role

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 17:51
related countries: United States United States

US envoy to UN defends himself against claims of unauthorised contact with Pakistan's presidential frontrunner.
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Militants warn

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 16:29

An attempt to kill Pakistan's PM could be a warning shot
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Deadly 'foreign raid' in Pakistan

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 16:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Officials and witnesses in Pakistan say at least 15 people have died in an attack involving US-led forces from Afghanistan.
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Pakistan PM's motorcade attacked

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 13:28

Shots are fired at the motorcade of Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani, though it is not clear if he was in the convoy at the time.
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Pakistan women's bodies exhumed

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 11:53

Police in Pakistan exhume the bodies of two women allegedly buried alive for seeking to marry without family approval.
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Al-Qaeda deputy 'nearly captured'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 6:54

Pakistani troops narrowly missed a recent opportunity to capture al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri, a top official says.
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Pakistan women's deaths condemned

Monday, September 1st 2008, 19:42

Pakistan's Senate calls for action to be taken against men alleged to have buried alive five women in Balochistan in July.
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Pakistan troops 'kill 23 Taleban'

Friday, August 29th 2008, 5:48
related places: Swat

At least 23 Taleban militants are killed in the Swat valley in north-west Pakistan, an army spokesman says.
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Pakistan car bomb hits jail bus

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 5:18

At least seven people die after a car bomb targets a prison bus in Pakistan carrying police, police say.
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Pakistan eases refugee deadline

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 4:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UN says Pakistan has agreed to extend the deadline for repatriation of two million Afghan refugees.
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Pakistan restores eight judges

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 15:57

Eight of the judges sacked in November by former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf are reinstated.
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'Scores dead' in Pakistan clashes

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 15:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's military says it has killed 47 pro-Taleban militants in the rugged west of the country, near Afghanistan.
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Injury forces Mushtaq to retire

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 9:32

Sussex hero and former Paksitan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed retires from cricket because of knee problems.
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Explosion at Balochistan rally

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 6:48

At least 20 people are injured in a blast at a political rally in the Pakistani province of Balochistan, police and witnesses say.
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Plea for Pakistan coalition unity

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 6:40

The leader of Pakistan People's Party appeals to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to rejoin the ruling coalition.
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Rocky road

Monday, August 25th 2008, 23:46

Uncertain future for Pakistan after coalition split
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Pakistan coalition in major split

Monday, August 25th 2008, 15:09

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says his party is pulling out of the country's multi-party governing coalition.
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Rockets blast Pakistan MP's home

Monday, August 25th 2008, 6:17

Eight people are killed in a rocket attack on a politician's home in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Champions Trophy postponed by ICC

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 11:52

The International Cricket Council postpones next month's Champions Trophy until next year.
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Bhutto widower to seek presidency

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 16:38

Asif Ali Zardari, Benazir Bhutto's widower, agrees to run for the Pakistani presidency next month, his party says.
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What next for President Musharraf?

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 11:51

Following the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf, Chris Morris considers the former leader's future.
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