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Cricket: Razzaq quits world scene

Monday, August 20th 2007, 12:15

Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq joins Worcestershire after retiring from international cricket.
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'Bomber' kills Pakistan soldiers

Monday, August 20th 2007, 7:18

At least three soldiers die in an apparent suicide attack in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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US supports Pakistani moderates

Thursday, August 16th 2007, 23:55
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is talking to all main parties in Pakistan to encourage moderates ahead of elections due this year.
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Pakistan MP in blood feud case

Thursday, August 16th 2007, 8:31

Supreme Court in Pakistan orders arrest of an MP for alleged involvement in the marriages of five minor girls.
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Court to hear Pakistan ex-PM plea

Thursday, August 16th 2007, 6:41

Pakistan's Supreme Court is to hear a petition by former PM Nawaz Sharif seeking the right to return for elections.
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Kashmir 'concessions' urged

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 16:27
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's foreign minister says that a solution to the Kashmir question will not be ideal for any interested party.
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US envoy in key Pakistan talks

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 10:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Islamabad

US envoy Richard Boucher is holding talks in Islamabad likely to focus on al-Qaeda and the Taleban.
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Pakistan marks 60th anniversary

Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 14:47

President Musharraf staunchly defends sovereignty as Pakistan marks 60 years of independence from the UK.
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Missing Pakistani soldier killed

Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 10:49

Suspected pro-Taleban militants kill one of the 16 Pakistani soldiers they have abducted, officials say
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Amnesties herald partition week

Monday, August 13th 2007, 17:10
related countries: India India

Pakistan starts a prisoner swap with India as the nations begin to mark 60 years of independence.
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Talks on abducted Pakistan troops

Monday, August 13th 2007, 10:33

Tribal elders meet in Pakistan's South Waziristan district to try to free soldiers held hostage by militants.
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Musharraf in anti-Taleban pledge

Sunday, August 12th 2007, 13:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's leader addresses the "peace jirga" in Afghanistan and calls for the two nations to work together.
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UN troops 'helped smuggle gold'

Saturday, August 11th 2007, 0:02
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A leaked UN report implicates Pakistani forces serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo in gold smuggling.
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Pakistan court keeps up pressure

Friday, August 10th 2007, 15:18

Pakistan's Supreme Court issues a key election ruling a day after the president held back from emergency rule.
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Pakistan hunts 'abducted' troops

Friday, August 10th 2007, 10:00

Pakistani troops search for 16 paramilitary soldiers believed abducted by Islamic militants in Waziristan.
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Bush urges fair Pakistan election

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 16:33

President Bush urges Pakistan to hold free and fair polls, as the country steps back from emergency rule.
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Musharraf rejects emergency rule

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 14:58

Pakistan's President Musharraf decides against emergency rule, as a spokesman says elections are his priority.
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Musharraf stays away from jirga

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 19:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani President Musharraf pulls out of an Afghan-Pakistan "peace jirga" to discuss violence in the region.
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Kabul prepares for 'peace jirga'

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 10:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Preparations are under way in Afghan capital Kabul for a 'peace council' of 700 representatives from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Pakistan polio drive is suspended

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 9:09

A polio vaccination drive in a Pakistani tribal region is suspended after villagers threaten health workers, officials say.
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Fighting in Pakistan tribal area

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 5:41

Pakistan says at least 10 pro-Taleban militants have been killed in the tribal region of North Waziristan.
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Musharraf signals re-election bid

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 16:18

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf reiterates his determination to remain army chief and president.
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Pakistan army strikes tribal area

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 13:14

Pakistani troops and helicopter gunships attack a militant hideout in North Waziristan, the army says.
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Court rules on Pakistan 'missing'

Monday, August 6th 2007, 15:18

Pakistan's Supreme Court orders the attorney general to find hundreds of people declared "missing".
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Pakistan opposition leader freed

Saturday, August 4th 2007, 15:04

Pakistani opposition leader Javed Hashmi, jailed on charges of sedition, is released from prison.
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Pakistan attacks kill at least 23

Saturday, August 4th 2007, 14:52

At least 23 people die in attacks, including a suicide bombing, in Pakistan's restive north-west region.
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'Troops killed' in Pakistan clash

Saturday, August 4th 2007, 5:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Ten militants and four Pakistani soldiers have been killed in a shootout near the Afghan border, reports say.
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Pakistan opposition leader bailed

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 9:30

Pakistan's Supreme Court grants bail to opposition leader Javed Hashmi, who was jailed on charges of sedition.
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Access 'denied' to jailed Briton

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 15:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK officials says they are being denied access to a Briton held in Pakistan on security grounds.
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'Bomber' killed in Pakistan city

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 5:17

Police in Pakistan say they have killed a suicide bomber after the man failed to detonate his explosives.
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Obama warns on Pakistan strike

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 19:47
related countries: United States United States

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama says he would order a strike on al-Qaeda in Pakistan without Pakistan's consent.
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Nigerian gunmen seize Pakistani

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 9:50
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Unknown gunmen in speedboats kidnap a Pakistani construction worker in Nigeria's oil region.
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Bhutto lays down Pakistan terms

Monday, July 30th 2007, 19:28

Pakistan's ex-PM Benazir Bhutto says disputes over "core issues" are delaying a power-sharing deal.
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Militants occupy Pakistan shrine

Monday, July 30th 2007, 15:07
related places: Islamabad

Militants seize a shrine in a Pakistan tribal area and name it after Islamabad's Red Mosque, reports say.
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Musharraf urged to quit army post

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 15:27

Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf must quit as military chief if he wants to go on as president, says ex-PM Bhutto.
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Police probe Red Mosque attack

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 4:14
related places: Islamabad

The authorities in Pakistan investigate how a suicide bomber managed to kill 13 at Islamabad's Red Mosque.
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Thirteen dead at Red Mosque

Friday, July 27th 2007, 17:37

A suspected suicide bomber attacks a police cordon near Pakistan's Red Mosque, killing at least 13 people.
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Balochistan official 'is killed'

Friday, July 27th 2007, 16:55

Police in south-west Pakistan say unidentified gunmen have killed the provincial government's spokesman.
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Miliband support for Musharraf

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 13:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband urges co-operation against terrorism, after talks in Pakistan.
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Taleban commander was 'shot dead'

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 13:24

Taleban commander Abdullah Mehsud was killed by Pakistani troops and did not commit suicide, reports say.
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Rocket attack on Pakistani city

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 12:13
related places: Bannu

At least eight people have been killed in a rocket attack on the city of Bannu in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Taleban commander 'kills himself'

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 12:45

A wanted Islamic militant leader has blown himself up in south-western Pakistan to avoid arrest, police say.
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Pakistan 'no' to Bin Laden strike

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 4:24
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan says its citizens would not tolerate a US strike against Osama Bin Laden in their country.
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UN attacked over DRC report

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 21:28
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Human Rights Watch criticises a UN inquiry which cleared all but one Pakistani peacekeepers of smuggling.
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'Militants die' in Pakistan clash

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 19:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 35 militants are killed in fighting near Pakistan's northern border with Afghanistan, the army says.
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Pakistan rejects 'Bin Laden raid'

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 5:05
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan responds angrily as the US hints it might send forces into Pakistan to strike at Osama Bin Laden.
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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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