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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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Pakistan mosque frees two police

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 22:06
related places: Islamabad

A hardline Islamic seminary in Islamabad, Pakistan, releases two of four policemen kidnapped on Friday.
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'Daniel Pearl detainee' is dead

Friday, May 18th 2007, 17:31
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani man detained over the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl dies weeks after being released.
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Musharraf: Rivals will not return

Friday, May 18th 2007, 12:18

President Musharraf says former PMs Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto will not return for Pakistan's elections.
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Pakistan and Afghan forces clash

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 8:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan and Pakistani troops exchange fire again in a disputed area of their common border.
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Pakistan Christians demand help

Wednesday, May 16th 2007, 18:25

Christians in north-west Pakistan ask for protection following an ultimatum for them to convert to Islam.
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Clashes at Pakistan refugee camp

Wednesday, May 16th 2007, 16:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three Afghan refugees die in clashes with Pakistani forces at a camp earmarked for closure, police say.
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Fighting erupts in Pakistani town

Wednesday, May 16th 2007, 11:19

Clashes between militants and police in north-west Pakistan leave at least five dead, officials say.
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US detainee 'mentally tortured'

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 19:05
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani-born US resident detained at Guantanamo Bay tells a tribunal he was "mentally tortured" there.
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New doubt cast on Woolmer murder

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 17:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer was not strangled, media reports say, citing a UK investigation.
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'Order now restored' in Karachi

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 17:33
related places: Karachi

Tight security is in place in Karachi amid unrest sparked by calls to reinstate a top Pakistan judge.
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Many killed in Pakistan bombing

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 14:33
related places: Peshawar

A powerful bomb blast in a hotel in the Pakistani city of Peshawar kills at least 24 people, police say.
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Pakistan clash 'kills US soldier'

Monday, May 14th 2007, 18:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US soldier is shot dead at a meeting with Pakistani troops near the Afghan border, a Pakistani official says.
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Pakistan city shut down by strike

Monday, May 14th 2007, 16:35
related places: Karachi

A strike in Karachi paralyses the city after 41 people die in two days of violence in the Pakistani city.
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Fresh clashes on Karachi streets

Sunday, May 13th 2007, 18:13
related places: Karachi

At least seven people die in new Karachi clashes, a day after Pakistan's worst political violence in years.
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Pakistani president urges calm

Sunday, May 13th 2007, 1:56

President Pervez Musharraf calls for calm after 34 people die in Pakistan's worst political violence in years.
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Violent clashes hit Pakistan city

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 22:01
related places: Karachi

Political rivals clash in Karachi, killing some 34 people, in Pakistan's worst political violence in years.
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Karachi braced for judge protests

Friday, May 11th 2007, 16:27
related places: Karachi

Thousands of police are deployed in Karachi ahead of rallies in support of Pakistan's suspended top judge.
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Friday, May 11th 2007, 11:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's top envoy to Pakistan expresses concern that extremists in the UK are being trained in Pakistan.
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Pakistan progress on Afghan fence

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 15:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan says work is finished on the first part of a fence on the Afghan border aimed at restricting Taleban militants.
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Shots fired at lawyer's home

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 11:26
related places: Karachi

Gunmen fire shots at the home of a top anti-government lawyer in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
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Bob Woolmer 'murder not proven'

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 16:30

Police have yet to prove Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer was murdered, a Pakistani detective says.
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Pakistan court halts judge probe

Monday, May 7th 2007, 14:27

Pakistan's supreme court suspends an inquiry into misconduct charges against the top judge.
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Pakistan judge blasts 'dictators'

Sunday, May 6th 2007, 9:06
related places: Lahore

Pakistan's ousted chief justice tells supporters opposed to President Musharraf that dictatorships "get destroyed".
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'Hundreds held' in Pakistan rally

Saturday, May 5th 2007, 16:20

Hundreds are arrested in Pakistan ahead of a rally in support of the ousted chief justice, activists say.
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US denies curb on UK Pakistanis

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 8:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Washington

The US embassy denies reports that Washington wants to tighten visa curbs on Britons of Pakistani origin.
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US 'to tighten rules on Britons'

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 1:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US government is reportedly seeking to tighten visa restrictions for British citizens of Pakistani origin.
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Pakistan downplays radioactive ad

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 15:34

Pakistan's nuclear authority says there is no need to worry over its adverts for "lost" radioactive material.
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Cricket coach Woolmer 'poisoned'

Sunday, April 29th 2007, 23:02

Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer, who died of strangulation, was also poisoned, the BBC has learnt.
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Woolmer's remains returned home

Sunday, April 29th 2007, 11:17

The remains of Pakistani cricket coach Bob Woolmer are flown back to his home in Cape Town.
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Bomb kills 22 at Pakistani rally

Saturday, April 28th 2007, 16:16

A suicide bomber kills at least 22 people and injures Pakistan's interior minister at a rally in the north-west.
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Pakistan 'tops death row league'

Friday, April 27th 2007, 10:29

Pakistan has more death row inmates than any other country, human rights group Amnesty International says.
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Anger at Pakistan burka play ban

Friday, April 27th 2007, 10:14

The head of a Pakistani theatre group says that she is astonished by a government ban on a play about burkas.
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Snake venom 'not used on Woolmer'

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 20:58

Snake venom is ruled out as a weapon in the murder of former Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer.
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Pakistan rapped over judge crisis

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 16:08

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) condemns the "unfair" suspension of Pakistan's top judge.
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Woolmer's body to be flown home

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 14:24
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The body of murdered Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer is to be flown to South Africa, police say.
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Court boost for 'extremist' group

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 11:58

A court in Pakistan orders the government to allow a "banned" Islamic group to resume its activities.
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Cricket coach's body is released

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 3:41
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

The body of murdered Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer is released, Jamaican authorities announce.
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Pakistan channel 'facing threats'

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 12:07

A Pakistan news channel says it is under pressure over its coverage of the row over the country's top judge.
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Pakistan hard-liners 'shot dead'

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 10:01

At least six people die after a hard-line Pakistani Islamist faction clashes with security forces, officials say.
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Afghanistan 'border fence' clash

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 15:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan and Pakistani troops exchange fire over the latter's new anti-Taleban border fence, officials in Kabul say.
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Pakistan judge challenges hearing

Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 12:07

Pakistan's suspended chief justice says claims he abused his powers should be heard by the Supreme Court.
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Imran backs Malik for new skipper

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 17:21
related places: Malik

Pakistan great Imran Khan backs Shoaib Malik as the best choice to take over as national team captain.
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Mixed messages over Bhutto return

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 12:49
related places: Bhutto

Government ministers in Pakistan give conflicting accounts over ex-PM Benazir Bhutto's possible return.
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Tribe in Pakistan security plea

Monday, April 16th 2007, 10:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A leading tribe near the Afghan border urges Pakistan's government to resume control of law and order there.
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Karachi protest at Sharia mosque

Monday, April 16th 2007, 0:37
related places: Islamabad, Karachi

Tens of thousands protest in the Pakistani city of Karachi against a radical mosque in Islamabad.
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Woolmer toxicology report ready

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 11:17
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaican police probing the murder of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer receive the toxicology test results.
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Pakistan judge protest escalates

Friday, April 13th 2007, 11:54

Protesters stage their biggest demonstration so far against the suspension of Pakistan's Supreme Court chief justice.
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Pakistan army joins tribal fight

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 15:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani troops are helping tribesmen fight militants on the Afghan border, says President Musharraf.
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Pakistan sectarian battles rage

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 12:29

Sunni and Shia Muslims continue gun battles in north-west Pakistan, with five people killed, officials say.
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Pakistan minister rejects fatwa

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 9:52
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's tourism minister dismisses a fatwa issued against her by an unofficial Islamic court in Islamabad.
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Madrassa parents voice concerns

Monday, April 9th 2007, 16:52

Parents of students at a controversial religious school in the Pakistani capital voice fears for their safety.
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Deadly clashes rage in Pakistan

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 18:24

At least 40 people die and dozens more are wounded in sectarian fighting in north-western Pakistan.
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Pakistan to act on cleric threat

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 14:51

The Pakistan government says it will take action after suicide bomb threats against it made by the head of a radical mosque in the capital.
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Islamabad faces suicide bomb call

Friday, April 6th 2007, 13:44

The head of a radical mosque in Pakistan's capital threatens to use suicide bomb attacks against the government.
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Anti-madrassa protest in Pakistan

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 16:56
related places: Islamabad

Hundreds of human rights activists rally to protest at the "extremist" activities of an Islamabad religious school.
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S Africa memorial for Woolmer

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 17:17
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

A memorial service is held in Cape Town for Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer, believed murdered in Jamaica.
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S Africa memorial for Woolmer

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 15:55
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

A memorial service is held in Cape Town for Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer, believed murdered in Jamaica.
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'Many killed' in Pakistan clash

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 14:12

At least 44 people are killed in fierce fighting in Pakistan's tribal region of South Waziristan, officials say.
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Anger at Pakistan judge hearing

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 8:49

Hundreds of people protest against President Musharraf as the suspended chief justice faces a court hearing.
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Quake strikes north Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 8:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kashmir

A strong earthquake strikes northern Afghanistan, shaking cities in neighbouring Pakistan and Kashmir.
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Pakistan avalanches kill dozens

Monday, April 2nd 2007, 7:22
related places: Chitral

Avalanches hit Pakistan's north-western region of Chitral, officials say, burying people in their homes.
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Pakistan holds Woolmer memorial

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 11:44

A cathedral memorial service takes place in the Pakistani city of Lahore for murdered cricket coach Bob Woolmer.
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