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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

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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UN agrees to Bhutto investigation

Friday, July 11th 2008, 3:57
related places: Bhutto

The UN agrees in principle to a Pakistani request to set up a panel that will investigate the killing of ex-PM Benazir Bhutto.
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Pakistan tribal area aid appeal

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 13:48
related places: Kurram

Doctors in Pakistan's north western tribal region of Kurram appeal for urgent medical aid to avert a humanitarian crisis.
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Militant agrees Khyber peace deal

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 8:15
related places: Khyber

A leading militant in Pakistan's Khyber region, Mangal Bagh, strikes a peace deal with the local administration.
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Women in Pakistan mosque protest

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 12:03
related places: Islamabad

Hundreds of radical Islamist women hold a protest outside the Red Mosque in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
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Pakistani troops killed in ambush

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 6:06
related places: Khyber

Gunmen ambush a convoy of Pakistani troops in the Khyber region of north-west Pakistan, killing four soldiers, officials say.
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Afghans point finger over bombing

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 16:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India
related places: Kabul

A spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai makes a veiled accusation against Pakistan after India's Kabul embassy is bombed.
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Hunt for clues in Pakistan attack

Monday, July 7th 2008, 15:35
related places: Islamabad

Pakistani investigators search for clues after a suicide bomb in Islamabad leaves 18 police dead and many people hurt.
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Suicide bomb hits Pakistan police

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 17:58
related places: Islamabad

At least eight policemen are killed by a suicide bomb in Pakistan's capital, a year on from the bloody ending of a mosque siege.
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Pakistan 'knew of nuclear flight'

Friday, July 4th 2008, 18:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Disgraced scientist AQ Khan says Pakistan flew nuclear material to North Korea with the knowledge of the army.
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Cricket: Shoaib's ban suspended

Friday, July 4th 2008, 9:41

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is free to play cricket after his 18-month ban for indiscipline is suspended.
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Pakistan's future in the balance

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 16:52

Barbara Plett says Pakistan's four-month-old coalition government has not fulfilled the hopes of the people.
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Thousands face death row reprieve

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 16:22

Thousands of prisoners on death row in Pakistan are to have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment, officials say.
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Britain doubles aid to Pakistan

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 14:03

Britain is doubling the aid it gives Pakistan to nearly $1bn over the next three years as part of efforts to tackle Islamic militancy.
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Militants vow joint Afghan raids

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 16:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two militant groups based in Pakistan decide to coordinate attacks against coalition forces inside Afghanistan.
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South Asians face fuel price rise

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 12:27
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh and Pakistan announce further sharp rises in fuel prices as the cost of crude oil continues to soar.
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Pakistan militant house destroyed

Monday, June 30th 2008, 11:44
related places: Islamabad

An explosion destroys the house of a militant leader in north-west Pakistan, killing at least seven people, officials say.
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Cricket: S Lanka beat Pakistan

Sunday, June 29th 2008, 17:56
related places: Karachi

Sri Lanka continue their unbeaten run in the Asia Cup, beating Pakistan by 64 runs in Karachi.
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Pakistan army attacks militants

Saturday, June 28th 2008, 12:06
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan's military launches an offensive against militants near the main north-western city of Peshawar, say officials.
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Pakistan Taleban 'execute spies'

Friday, June 27th 2008, 10:59

Militants in Pakistan carry out a "public execution" of two Afghans before thousands of cheering supporters.
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Ruling parties win Pakistan polls

Friday, June 27th 2008, 7:46

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) win five parliamentary by-elections.
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Rebels 'burn Pakistan ski hotel'

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 13:53

Suspected insurgents attack a hotel in Pakistan's only ski resort, hours after the authorities unveil plans to combat militancy.
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Pakistanis vote in by-elections

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 9:22

Pakistan holds a number of by-elections, a day after voting in a seat where former PM Nawaz Sharif wants to stand was postponed.
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Pakistan Taleban kill 22 rivals

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 17:23

Authorities in north-west Pakistan say they have found the bodies of 22 tribesmen who were kidnapped by the Taleban.
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Court delays key Pakistani poll

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 9:56

Pakistan's supreme court delays a parliamentary by-election that former PM Nawaz Sharif was barred from contesting.
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Live score - India v Pakistan

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 9:19
related countries: India India

Scorecard from the Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan.
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Sharif barred from Pakistan poll

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 15:01

Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif suffers a setback as a court bars him from running in a by-election to parliament this week.
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AQ Khan 'nuclear middleman' freed

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 12:28
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia says it has released an alleged middleman in the nuclear secrets ring run by disgraced Pakistani scientist AQ Khan.
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Pipeline deal 'soon', says India

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 6:35
related countries: India India, Iran Iran

India will sign an agreement with Iran and Pakistan to build a multi-billion dollar gas pipeline "soon", says a senior minister.
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Mohammad Asif returns to Pakistan

Friday, June 20th 2008, 9:25

Pakistani bowler Mohammad Asif returns home after authorities in Dubai decide not to prosecute him for alleged drug offences.
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Pakistan troops killed in Kashmir

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 16:22
related places: Kashmir

Suspected militants kill four Pakistani soldiers in a clash on the Line of Control dividing disputed Kashmir.
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Mohammad Asif drug case 'dropped'

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 14:17

The Dubai authorities will not prosecute Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asif for alleged drugs offences, reports say.
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Historic Bangladesh papers 'lost'

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 12:37
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The Bangladesh proclamations of independence - drafted on paper during the war against Pakistan in 1971 - go missing, officials say.
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'Historic' Pakistan defence move

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 17:16

The Pakistani finance minister reveals defence budget details for the first time in 40 years.
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Atom expert rejects weapon 'lies'

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 16:26
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Disgraced Pakistani scientist AQ Khan denies giving blueprints for advanced nuclear warheads to Swiss smugglers.
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Pakistan militants 'suspend' deal

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 12:46
related places: Swat

Militants from Pakistan's troubled northern Swat district break off contact with the government.
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Four die in Pakistan gun attack

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 7:22

Four Shia Muslims are killed in a gun attack in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan protests to Afghan envoy

Monday, June 16th 2008, 15:23

Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan is summoned after Kabul threatens to send troops across the border.
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Rally directs anger at Musharraf

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 2:51

Former PM Nawaz Sharif condemns Pakistan's president at an angry rally outside the national parliament.
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Mass rally for Pakistani judges

Friday, June 13th 2008, 21:43
related places: Islamabad

Pakistani lawyers and supporters swarm into Islamabad to demand the government reinstate judges sacked by President Musharraf.
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Pakistan backs US inquiry offer

Friday, June 13th 2008, 15:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's foreign minister welcomes a joint probe into a US airstrike which Islamabad says killed 11 of its troops.
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Attack aftermath

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 12:29
related countries: United States United States

US strike raises more questions for Pakistan
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US releases border strike footage

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 9:51
related countries: United States United States

The US releases video footage which it says justifies an air strike in which Pakistan says 11 of its soldiers died.
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US defends Afghan border strike

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 8:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The Pentagon defends an air strike by US forces along the Afghan border, said to have killed 11 Pakistani soldiers.
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Pakistan fury at deadly US strike

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 16:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan condemns a US air strike which killed 11 of its soldiers along the border with Afghanistan.
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Pakistan reveals defence spending

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 16:46

Pakistan's new government publishes details of defence spending for the first time in 40 years.
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Pakistan condemns US air strike

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 15:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan's military says an American air strike which left 11 of its soldiers dead was a "cowardly attack".
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Pakistan troops 'die in US raid'

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 6:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

At least 10 Pakistani soldiers are reported to have been killed in an apparent airstrike by US-led forces near the Afghan border.
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Pakistani lawyers in 'long march'

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 15:45

Thousands of Pakistani lawyers start rallies and protests to demand the reinstatement of senior judges sacked last year.
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Present tense

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 7:13

Ahmed Rashid on Pakistan's prickly foreign relations
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Pakistan agents 'helping Taleban'

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 6:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A leading US think-tank accuses members of Pakistan's intelligence service of aiding the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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Cricket: India and Pakistan to clash

Monday, June 9th 2008, 15:49
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India

India paceman Sree Santh will miss the tri-series against Pakistan and Bangladesh because of a side strain.
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Four police shot dead in Pakistan

Monday, June 9th 2008, 9:26

At least four policemen are killed in an attack by suspected militants in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, police say.
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Musharraf says he will not resign

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 10:31

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf denies rumours he will resign and go into exile amid pressure to step down.
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Pakistan seeks UN Bhutto inquiry

Friday, June 6th 2008, 23:58
related places: Bhutto

Pakistan asks the United Nations to investigate the disputed circumstances of ex-PM Benazir Bhutto's assassination.
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Pakistan defends militant talks

Friday, June 6th 2008, 10:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistan's foreign minister defends his country's decision to negotiate with militants during talks in Kabul.
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Pakistan police seize explosives

Friday, June 6th 2008, 9:15
related places: Rawalpindi

Police in Pakistan say they have seized huge quantities of explosives following an attack on the Danish embassy.
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Pakistan 'gives militants refuge'

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 16:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Spanta criticises Pakistan for negotiating peace deals with pro-Taleban militants.
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'Al-Qaeda' claims Pakistan attack

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 9:26
related countries: Denmark Denmark

An Internet posting purportedly by the al-Qaeda says it carried out the bomb attack near the Danish embassy in Pakistan.
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Musharraf treason demands grow

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 18:45
related places: Lahore

Pakistani ex-servicemen in Lahore give their backing to calls for President Musharraf to be tried for treason.
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Call for Musharraf treason trial

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 18:54

Pakistani political leader Nawaz Sharif demands the trial of President Pervez Musharraf for treason.
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Asif held for 'illegal substance'

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 9:52

Pakistani fast bowler Mohammed Asif is detained at Dubai airport on suspicion of carrying illegal drugs.
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