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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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US drone 'kills six' in Pakistan

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 10:13
related countries: United States United States

Pakistani security officials say at least six people were killed by missiles fired from a US drone in a north-west border region.
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DIY prince

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 11:44

Pakistan village owner takes on UN goals
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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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