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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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Protests over Karachi power cuts

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 9:51
related places: Karachi

More protests are held in the Pakistani city of Karachi over continued power cuts amid soaring temperatures.
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Rushdie title 'may spark attacks'

Monday, June 18th 2007, 15:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's knighthood to the author Salman Rushdie may lead to terrorism, a Pakistani minister says.
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Aussie trio face Pakistan interview

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 16:12

Australians Geoff Lawson, Dav Whatmore and Richard Done are shortlisted for the job of Pakistan cricket coach.
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Slovenia honours Pakistan pilots

Friday, June 15th 2007, 20:09
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Slovenia is to honour two Pakistani pilots who carried out the daring rescue of a mountaineer.
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Arrests after Pakistan gun attack

Friday, June 15th 2007, 16:05
related places: Quetta

Police in Pakistan say they have arrested twelve people in connection with an attack which left nine people dead.
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Musharraf foes split on US view

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 17:37
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's opposition parties differ on how to interpret remarks by US officials on President Musharraf's future.
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Death probe minister given bail

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 11:53
related countries: Canada Canada

A Pakistani minister being investigated in connection with the death of a Canadian woman is granted bail.
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Woolmer 'died of natural causes'

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 18:48
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaican police say Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer died of natural causes and was not murdered.
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Islamists and Kashmiris in clash

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 9:08
related places: Kashmir

One person is killed in clashes between local people and Islamic activists in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
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Woolmer death statement due

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 7:46
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaican police are expected to say Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer died of natural causes and was not killed.
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Pakistan minister in death probe

Monday, June 11th 2007, 17:09
related countries: Canada Canada

Police investigate a cabinet minister in connection with the death of a Canadian woman in Pakistan.
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Musharraf drops media crackdown

Sunday, June 10th 2007, 13:07

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf withdraws new media restrictions after protests and foreign criticism.
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Protests against Musharraf

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 13:57

Pakistan's opposition holds fresh protests against the president as new media curbs are suspended.
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'New Woolmer material' is studied

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 10:43
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaican police say they are studying new information about former Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer's death.
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Pakistan arrests before rally

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 17:26

Dozens of activists are held in Punjab province ahead of a protest rally, Pakistan's opposition says.
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Pakistanis executed for adultery

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 9:20

A woman and three men are publicly executed in Pakistan after tribal elders find them guilty of adultery.
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New controls on media in Pakistan

Monday, June 4th 2007, 17:15

Pakistan's President Musharraf signs into immediate effect measures to increase control over the media.
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'Foreign fighters' die in Somalia

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 13:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Islamists from Britain, Sweden and Pakistan are killed in joint US-Somali operations, Somali officials say.
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Coach Woolmer 'not murdered'

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 16:51
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK police tell Jamaican officials former Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer was not killed, the BBC learns.
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Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 8:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Karachi, London

Pakistani cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan, is due in London to plan legal action over violence in Karachi.
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Pakistan's army warns opposition

Friday, June 1st 2007, 16:11

Pakistan's army warns that no-one will be allowed to bring instability in the country as two TV stations have their broadcasts cut.
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Pakistan author accuses military

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 17:25

A respected Pakistani author accuses the government of blocking the launch of her book about the military.
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Thirteen die in Pakistan attack

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 5:09

At least 13 people die as gunmen enter the house of a government official in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistan judge 'illegally held'

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 17:52

Pakistan's ousted chief justice says the secret service detained him when he was suspended in March.
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Six hurt in Pakistan court blast

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 7:40
related places: Peshawar

A car bomb blast injures six people outside the high court in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, say police.
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'Same-sex' couple jailed

Monday, May 28th 2007, 10:53

A Pakistani court sends a couple to jail for perjury after ruling that theirs is an illegal, same-sex marriage.
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Veiled warning on Musharraf rule

Saturday, May 26th 2007, 21:04

Pakistan's ex-top judge makes a thinly disguised attack on President Musharraf, in a speech to supporters.
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Pakistani soldiers killed by bomb

Saturday, May 26th 2007, 5:21

At least five Pakistani soldiers die in a roadside bombing in the North-West Frontier Province, officials say.
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Pakistan rape victim quits in row

Friday, May 25th 2007, 17:14

Pakistani gang rape victim Mukhtar Mai resigns from a women's crisis centre rather than be replaced.
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Pakistan dismisses DR Congo claim

Friday, May 25th 2007, 9:57
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pakistan dismisses allegations that its troops sold weapons in DR Congo while serving as UN peacekeepers.
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Police free from Pakistan mosque

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 15:15

Hardline clerics at a radical mosque in the Pakistani capital free two policemen taken hostage last week.
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UN troops 'traded gold for guns'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 11:03
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pakistani peacekeepers smuggled gold and sold arms back to disarmed militias in DR Congo, the BBC learns.
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Pakistan fatwa minister to stay

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 10:57

Pakistan's tourism minister, who is under pressure from hard-liners, has her offer to resign rejected by the PM.
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Cricket: S Lanka consolation win

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 20:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 115 runs in their third and final one-day international in Abu Dhabi.
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Pakistan fatwa minister 'to quit'

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 17:35

Pakistan's tourism minister submits her resignation after criticism from hardline Islamist clerics.
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Musharraf rules out mosque raid

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 16:27
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's President Musharraf rules out military action against a radical mosque in the heart of Islamabad.
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Iran crackdown on Afghan migrants

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 14:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

Afghans and other foreigners must leave Iranian cities on the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials say.
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Pakistan 'same-sex' couple jailed

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 11:28

A Pakistani court remands a couple in custody after ruling that theirs is an illegal, same-sex marriage.
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'Insulting' song case in Pakistan

Monday, May 21st 2007, 22:05

One of Pakistan's leading pop singers appears in court over an allegedly insulting song.
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More tension in mosque stand-off

Monday, May 21st 2007, 16:11

Radical Islamic students in the Pakistani kidnap three more policemen in the city, police officials say.
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Cricket: Pakistan get series win

Sunday, May 20th 2007, 20:34
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Pakistan take an unassailable 2-0 lead over Sri Lanka in their three-match, ODI series after a 98-run win in Abu Dhabi.
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