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Musharraf 'respects' ruling

Saturday, July 21st 2007, 5:24

Pakistan's president says he will abide by a court ruling to reinstate the chief justice, a vocal opponent.
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Rains kill many in north Pakistan

Friday, July 20th 2007, 21:33

Severe storms leave at least 30 dead in remote villages in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan's top judge reinstated

Friday, July 20th 2007, 13:51

Pakistan's Supreme Court reinstates the chief justice in a move seen as a serious blow to President Musharraf.
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Scores killed in Pakistan attacks

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 18:26

More than 40 people are killed in three separate bomb attacks in Pakistan, say officials.
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Mosque survivor 'willing to die'

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 16:52
related places: Islamabad

A female survivor of Islamabad's Red Mosque siege says she was prepared to die to defend the mosque.
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Thursday, July 19th 2007, 13:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Karachi, Pearl

Habib Bank in Pakistan denies that it is linked to the 2002 murder of US reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi.
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Pearl widow seeks damages

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 20:03
related countries: United States United States

The widow of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl sues a Pakistani bank over his abduction and murder.
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Pakistan troops killed in ambush

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 16:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 17 Pakistani soldiers are killed in an attack by militants near the Afghan border, officials say.
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Protest over Islamabad bombing

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 9:17
related places: Islamabad

Lawyers boycott courts in Pakistan after a bomb attack on their rally in Islamabad killed 15 people.
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Bomber targets Pakistan lawyers

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 23:58
related places: Islamabad

At least 15 die in a suicide attack on a rally which was to be addressed by Pakistan's top judge, police say.
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Suicide attack on Pakistan troops

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 13:55

Four people, three of them soldiers, are killed by a suicide bomber in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Cricket: Shoaib excited by coach

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 9:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar says new coach Geoff Lawson can help them beat Australia.
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Efforts 'to save' Pakistan deal

Monday, July 16th 2007, 16:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Pakistani government says it is negotiating with tribal elders near the Afghan border to save a peace deal.
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Cricket: Lawson 'joins' Pakistan

Monday, July 16th 2007, 12:29

Pakistan confirm former Australia fast bowler Geoff Lawson as their new national team coach.
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US backs Pakistan military drive

Monday, July 16th 2007, 5:40
related countries: United States United States

The US says it fully supports Pakistan's renewed drive to crush Islamic militants in the north-west of the country.
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Pakistan militants end truce deal

Sunday, July 15th 2007, 17:09

Pro-Taleban militants in Pakistan end their truce as three attacks in two days kill more than 60, mostly troops.
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Pakistan troops die in new attack

Sunday, July 15th 2007, 6:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Militants kill more than 10 troops in north-west Pakistan, police say, the second deadly attack in two days.
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Deadly attack on Pakistani troops

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 16:43

Twenty four Pakistani soldiers die in a suicide attack amid fears of reprisals for the Red Mosque assault.
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Jihadis tap anti-Musharraf feeling

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 11:04
related places: Islamabad

In the aftermath of President Musharraf's decision to storm the Red Mosque in Islamabad, Barbara Plett talks to people who have little faith in the political system.
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Mosque protests across Pakistan

Friday, July 13th 2007, 13:34
related places: Islamabad

Protests take place across Pakistan against the government's decision to storm the Red Mosque.
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Peacekeeper 'smuggled gold'

Friday, July 13th 2007, 6:31
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A UN inquiry confirms that a Pakistani peacekeeper was involved in smuggling gold in DR Congo.
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UN 'smuggled gold' in the DRC

Friday, July 13th 2007, 6:31
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A UN inquiry finds that Pakistani peacekeepers in DR Congo were involved in gold smuggling.
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Musharraf vows war on militants

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 16:51
related places: Islamabad

President Musharraf vows to end terrorism in Pakistan after dozens are killed by an army assault on a radical mosque.
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Burnt bodies found at Red Mosque

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 15:13

The bodies of 19 people, charred beyond recognition, are found among the dead at Pakistan's Red Mosque.
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Pakistan buries mosque dead

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 10:58
related places: Islamabad

The bodies of dozens of people killed after Pakistani troops stormed a mosque in Islamabad are buried.
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Al-Qaeda issues Pakistan threat

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 21:05

Osama Bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, urges attacks on Pakistan to avenge the Red Mosque siege.
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Bodies found at Pakistan mosque

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 20:44
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's army says it has found 73 bodies at a mosque compound in Islamabad, after battles with militants.
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Red Mosque 'cleared of militants'

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 18:27

Pakistan's army says it has cleared a mosque in Islamabad of militants, finding 73 bodies inside the compound.
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Red Mosque offensive 'nears end'

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 8:04
related places: Islamabad

An operation to flush out militants from Islamabad's Red Mosque is in its final stages, Pakistan's army says.
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Pakistan militant cleric killed

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 20:40

A Pakistani cleric and 50 militants are killed after troops storm a rebellious mosque in Islamabad, officials say.
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Pakistani soldiers storm mosque

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 9:44
related places: Islamabad

Up to 50 Islamic militants die as security forces attack a controversial Islamabad mosque, the army says.
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Pakistan to hold mosque talks

Monday, July 9th 2007, 17:07

Pakistan's president sends a negotiation team to try to end a week-long stand-off at a radical mosque in Islamabad.
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Chinese workers shot in Pakistan

Monday, July 9th 2007, 6:05
related countries: China China
related places: Peshawar

Three Chinese workers are shot dead by suspected Islamic militants in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
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Civilians 'hostage in Red Mosque'

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 19:42

A Pakistani minister says Islamist radicals are holding women and children hostage in a besieged mosque.
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Wanted men 'control Red Mosque'

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 18:48
related places: Islamabad

Wanted militants control a besieged Islamabad mosque, holding civilians captive, says a Pakistani minister.
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Pakistan arrests 'Taleban aides'

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 11:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Several key aides to Afghanistan's Taleban leader Mullah Omar are reportedly arrested in Pakistan.
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Pakistani colonel killed in clash

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 4:10
related places: Islamabad

A senior Pakistani soldier is shot dead in fresh clashes with Islamist students inside an Islamabad mosque.
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Pakistan gives mosque ultimatum

Saturday, July 7th 2007, 11:50
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's president tells Islamists inside a radical mosque to free women and children "or be killed".
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Pakistan mosque siege intensifies

Saturday, July 7th 2007, 3:44
related places: Islamabad

Pakistani police step up operations at a mosque in Islamabad, on the fifth day of confrontation with Islamists.
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Fresh fighting at Pakistan mosque

Friday, July 6th 2007, 23:04

New clashes erupt at the Red Mosque in Pakistan's capital, where troops are besieging radical Islamists.
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'Shots fired' at Musharraf plane

Friday, July 6th 2007, 15:22
related places: Rawalpindi

Pakistani police seal off a house amid reports of an attempt to shoot down President Musharraf's plane.
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Pakistan cleric makes defiant vow

Friday, July 6th 2007, 14:08

A radical cleric says his followers will not surrender as tensions mount at Pakistan's besieged Red Mosque.
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Pakistan head urges patience

Friday, July 6th 2007, 8:17
related places: Islamabad

President Musharraf says security forces should halt operations at Islamabad's Red Mosque to let women leave.
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Pakistan cleric offers surrender

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 22:04
related places: Islamabad

The deputy leader of a rebel mosque in Islamabad has said he and his followers are ready to surrender.
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Pakistan cleric urges surrender

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 14:41

The top cleric of a mosque being besieged by Pakistani forces urges students to surrender or flee.
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Afghan police killed in bombing

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 13:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide bomber kills at least nine policemen in southern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, police say.
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'Mass exodus' at Pakistan mosque

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 7:36

More than 1,000 students in a Pakistan mosque surrender after clashes with security forces, officials say.
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Soldiers die in 'suicide attack'

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 21:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least five Pakistani soldiers die in a suicide attack near the Afghan border in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Mosque leader in burqa escape bid

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 19:59
related places: Islamabad

The leader at a mosque besieged by Pakistani forces in Islamabad is caught trying to escape wearing a burqa.
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Hundreds leave Pakistani mosque

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 12:37

About 700 students surrender at a mosque which security forces are besieging in Pakistan's capital.
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Pakistani mosque deadline expires

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 6:46
related places: Islamabad

A Pakistani government deadline for students at a mosque to surrender after deadly clashes has passed.
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Clashes erupt at Pakistan mosque

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 20:38

Ten people die as Pakistani security forces and militant students clash at a mosque in the capital, officials say.
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Pakistan flood toll rises to 240

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 11:16

More than 240 people die in floods after a cyclone and rain swept through Pakistan, relief officials say.
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Pakistan Supreme Court lashes out

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 15:30

Pakistan's Supreme Court throws out government evidence against the chief justice, describing it as "scandalous".
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Cricket: Court cannot lift ban

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 8:53

The Court of Arbitration for Sport rules it cannot intervene over the lifting of drugs bans on Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif.
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Aid battle for flood-hit Pakistan

Saturday, June 30th 2007, 14:23

Rescuers in Pakistan struggle to bring aid to more than one million people hit by deadly storms.
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Aid pleas after Pakistan cyclone

Friday, June 29th 2007, 14:29

Hundreds of thousands in Pakistan are now stranded without help four days after a cyclone hit coastal areas.
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Pakistanis in Italy murder trial

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 16:48
related countries: Italy Italy

A Pakistani man is accused of murdering his daughter, in what may be modern Italy's first case of "honour killing".
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Bail for Pakistan 'same-sex' pair

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 13:33

A Pakistani couple jailed for perjury in a row over the husband's sex are to be freed on bail, lawyers say.
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Bad weather foils Pakistan rescue

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 11:43
related places: Bad

Bad weather hampers efforts to rescue tens of thousands stranded after a cyclone hits Pakistan's coastline.
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'Briton' being held in Pakistan

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 18:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man describing himself as British has been held illegally in Pakistan since last August, campaigners say.
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Pakistanis stranded after cyclone

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 16:45

Rescuers struggle to reach thousands of people stranded after a cyclone battered Pakistan's coast.
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Cyclone adds to Pakistan misery

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 17:00

Thousands of people flee their homes as a cyclone batters Pakistan's coast after days of rain in the south.
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Flood devastation in South Asia

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 8:48
related countries: India India

People in India and Pakistan struggle to cope with the effects of days of rain that have left 350 dead.
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Activist's anger over abduction

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 8:07

A Pakistani human rights activist says he will prosecute those people who abducted him in January.
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Pakistan in Nato Afghan warning

Monday, June 25th 2007, 16:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan says that Nato needs to act more carefully after civilians are killed in Pakistan from cross-border fire.
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Storms in Karachi kill 200 people

Sunday, June 24th 2007, 15:58
related places: Karachi

Torrential rain and gales lead to the deaths of more than 200 people in the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.
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Pakistan students free hostages

Saturday, June 23rd 2007, 12:41
related places: Islamabad

Pakistani religious students free nine hostages, including foreign women, they accuse of prostitution.
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Pakistan 'building new reactor'

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 16:52
related countries: United States United States

Satellite images show Pakistan building a reactor that could yield plutonium for weapons, a watchdog says.
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Death probe minister is arrested

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 13:51
related countries: Canada Canada

A Pakistani minister being investigated in connection with the death of a Canadian woman is arrested.
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Day of Pakistan Rushdie protests

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 12:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Radical Islamic groups in Pakistan hold protests over the UK's knighthood to Salman Rushdie.
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'Suicide' minister may go to UK

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 13:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistani minister who said Salman Rushdie's knighthood could justify suicide attacks may visit the UK.
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UK defends Rushdie knighthood

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 18:23
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain stands by its decision to honour author Salman Rushdie, despite protests by Pakistan and Iran, says John Reid.
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Rushdie diplomatic row escalates

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 22:03
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran and Pakistan summon UK envoys to protest against the knighthood awarded to novelist Salman Rushdie.
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'Air strike' kills 30 in Pakistan

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 21:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 30 people die in an air raid on a Pakistani village near the Afghan border, officials and locals say.
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UK's 'deep concern' over Rushdie

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 17:07

The UK expresses "deep concern" over comments by a Pakistani minister about Sir Salman Rushdie.
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Kashmir ex-militant 'shot dead'

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 16:09
related places: Kashmir, Kashmiri

A former Kashmiri militant is killed escaping arrest in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, witnesses say.
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