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Peshawar theatre given reprieve

Monday, March 5th 2007, 18:16
related places: Peshawar

A historic cinema building facing demolition in the Pakistani city of Peshawar is given protected status.
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EU bans Pakistan airline flights

Monday, March 5th 2007, 13:32

The EU bars most of Pakistan International Airlines' fleet within its airspace due to safety concerns.
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Pakistan military tests missile

Saturday, March 3rd 2007, 5:09

Pakistan says it has tested a Hatf-II Abdali short-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
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US may be 'undermining' Pakistan

Friday, March 2nd 2007, 19:05
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's ambassador to the US warns that US pressure on his country could prove to be de-stabilising.
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'Taleban leader held' in Pakistan

Friday, March 2nd 2007, 12:32

Pakistani security forces have arrested a former Taleban defence minister, intelligence officials say.
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Pakistani judge injured by bomb

Friday, March 2nd 2007, 11:35
related places: Multan

A Pakistani judge is seriously hurt and three policemen killed in a bombing in the city of Multan, police say.
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Pakistani judge injured by bomb

Friday, March 2nd 2007, 5:19
related places: Multan

An explosion in the Pakistani city of Multan has wounded a judge and killed two, police say.
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Pakistan cricketers ruled out

Thursday, March 1st 2007, 6:39

Pakistan pacemen Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif are ruled out of the World Cup with injuries.
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Cricket: Razzaq to miss cup

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 9:15

Injured all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad and doubts remain over Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif.
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Cheney in surprise Pakistan talks

Monday, February 26th 2007, 13:46
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney urges Pakistan to do more to curb the Taleban on a surprise visit to Islamabad.
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Cricket: Hair drops PCB race case

Sunday, February 25th 2007, 14:29

Darrell Hair withdraws legal proceedings against the Pakistan Cricket Board.
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Explosion kills two in Pakistan

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 5:00

Police in Pakistan's Punjab province say two men died when a bomb they were carrying went off accidentally.
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Pakistan stages new missile test

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 5:00

Pakistan successfully tests a new version of a long-range nuclear-capable missile, the military says.
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Three held over India train blast

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 15:29
related countries: India India

Police in India say they are holding three people in connection with the bombing of a train to Pakistan.
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S Asia rivals sign nuclear pact

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 11:54
related countries: India India

India and Pakistan sign an agreement to reduce the risk of accidental nuclear conflict in the region.
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Pakistan FM visits bomb survivors

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 14:41
related countries: India India

Pakistan's foreign minister, in India for peace talks, visits survivors of an attack on a cross-border train.
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Gunman kills Pakistani minister

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 14:30

A Pakistani provincial government minister is shot dead as she prepares to address a political meeting.
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Manhunt for train fire suspects

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 13:17
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Police in India issue sketches of two men they believe got off a train minutes before a deadly bomb attack.
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Bird flu outbreak in Pakistan zoo

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 9:34
related places: Islamabad

An outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu kills four peacocks and a goose in an Islamabad zoo.
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Leaders condemn India train blast

Monday, February 19th 2007, 18:39
related countries: India India

India and Pakistan say a train bombing that killed at least 66 people will not disrupt their peace process.
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Pakistani suicide bomb kills 15

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 11:57
related places: Quetta

A suicide bomb in a courtroom in the Pakistani city of Quetta has killed at least 15 people, police say.
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Bomb kills polio health official

Friday, February 16th 2007, 15:47

A senior health official working to eradicate polio in north-west Pakistan is killed in a bomb attack.
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Pakistan ex-MP 'illegally held'

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 10:07

A former MP and critic of Pakistan's policies in Balochistan province "is in illegal detention".
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Pakistan denies border charges

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 6:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan denies accusations that it is not doing enough to stop militants crossing the border into Afghanistan.
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Women's bill in Pakistan assembly

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 17:04

Pakistan's national assembly starts work on a bill to safeguard women's rights to property and inheritance.
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World Bank rules on Kashmir dam

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 5:10
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan hail a World Bank ruling on a controversial hydro-electric dam in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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US 'not to repeat Afghan errors'

Monday, February 12th 2007, 10:19
related countries: United States United States

The US will not repeat its error of letting extremists take over Afghanistan, Defence Secretary Robert Gates says.
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Helmand 'seeing insurgent surge'

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 15:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The governor of Helmand province in Afghanistan says up to 700 insurgents have crossed over from Pakistan.
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Helmand 'seeing insurgent surge'

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 15:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The governor of Helmand province in Afghanistan says up to 700 insurgents have crossed over from Pakistan.
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Cricket: Afridi in four-match ban

Saturday, February 10th 2007, 14:22

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi is to miss the start of the World Cup after receiving a four-match suspension for a row with a fan.
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Cricket: Pakistan-SA abandoned

Friday, February 9th 2007, 20:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The third one-day international between South Africa and Pakistan is abandoned because of rain.
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Bhutto party activists shot dead

Friday, February 9th 2007, 16:12

Gunmen in Pakistan shoot dead six members of the main opposition Pakistan People's Party, police say.
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Hair to sue cricket authorities

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 7:25

Umpire Darrell Hair is to sue cricket's world body and the Pakistan Cricket Board for racial discrimination.
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Armed attack at Pakistan airport

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 18:45
related places: Islamabad

At least one person is killed and three injured in an explosion at Islamabad airport, Pakistani police say.
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Deadly bird flu found in Pakistan

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 15:30

The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu is found close to the Pakistani capital - officials say it is an isolated case.
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'US spies' killed in tribal area

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 12:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Militants kill two men accused of spying against them near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials say.
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Pakistani elders killed in blast

Monday, February 5th 2007, 12:56

A roadside bomb kills two local tribal elders in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Bomber kills Pakistani soldiers

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 10:58

Two Pakistani soldiers are killed in a suicide car bomb attack in the north-west of the country, police say.
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Cricket: SA Twenty20 triumph

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 19:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman punish Pakistan's bowlers as South Africa win the Twenty20 game by 10 wickets.
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Six arrested over Pakistan rape

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 13:04

Police in southern Pakistan arrest six men in connection with the kidnap and rape of a 16-year-old girl.
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Pakistan curfew after Shia attack

Tuesday, January 30th 2007, 12:13
related places: Hangu

A curfew is imposed in the north-western town of Hangu in Pakistan after an attack on a Shia mosque.
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'Three killed' in Pakistan blast

Monday, January 29th 2007, 16:43
related places: Dera Ismail Khan

Police say at least three people are killed in Pakistan's latest suicide blast, in the town of Dera Ismail Khan.
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Pakistan bombing kills 14 people

Saturday, January 27th 2007, 22:22
related places: Peshawar

An explosion in Pakistan's north-west city of Peshawar kills at least 14 people, two of them senior police officers.
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Cricket: S Africa set sights on win

Saturday, January 27th 2007, 16:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa need 125 more to beat Pakistan and win the deciding third Test after ending day two on 36-2.
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Honours even as Pakistan hit back

Friday, January 26th 2007, 16:10
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa end day one of the deciding third Test on 131-5 after skittling Pakistan for 157.
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Iran gas price formula 'agreed'

Friday, January 26th 2007, 15:25
related countries: India India, Iran Iran

Iran says it has agreed with Pakistan and India on a pricing formula for the delivery of its gas.
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'Suicide blast' at Pakistan hotel

Friday, January 26th 2007, 14:56
related places: Islamabad

A suicide bomber kills himself and a security guard at a top hotel in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, officials say.
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Impotence fears hit polio drive

Thursday, January 25th 2007, 17:11

Officials in Pakistan say a folk myth that a vaccine causes impotence has hampered a polio immunisation drive.
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'Friendly fire' death in Pakistan

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 16:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Pakistan says US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan have mistakenly killed one of its border soldiers.
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Pakistan troops killed in blast

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 12:14

At least three Pakistan security personnel die in an apparent suicide attack in North Waziristan.
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Cricket: Pakistan in command

Saturday, January 20th 2007, 16:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Port Elizabeth

South Africa close day two of the second Test with Pakistan at Port Elizabeth still 26 runs behind at 115-3.
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Mullah Omar 'hiding in Pakistan'

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 17:06

A captured Taleban official says the group' s leader Mullah Omar lives in Pakistan protected by its spy agency.
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India accuses Pakistan at border

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 15:50
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

India is to protest to Pakistan after two of its border guards are injured in a shooting incident in Kashmir.
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Taleban spokesman 'arrested'

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 15:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan intelligence agents say they have arrested a top Taleban spokesman near the Pakistan border.
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Pakistan air raid on 'militants'

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 10:35

Pakistan says its troops have attacked camps used by militants in the restive tribal area of south Waziristan.
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Pakistani actress to leave India

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 8:09
related countries: India India

Indian authorities ask well-known Pakistani actress Zeba Ali to leave the country for not having a valid visa.
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Pakistan 'nuclear' kidnap foiled

Monday, January 15th 2007, 17:15

Police in north-west Pakistan say they have foiled the attempted kidnapping of six nuclear officials.
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Cricket: Gibbs ban for racist slur

Monday, January 15th 2007, 15:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs is banned for two Tests for making racist comments during the first Test against Pakistan.
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Cricket: S Africa open with win

Monday, January 15th 2007, 12:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis hit fifties to guide South Africa to a seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the first Test.
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'Two die' in Pakistan camp blast

Monday, January 15th 2007, 12:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least two people are killed in an explosion in a camp for Afghan refugees in north-western Pakistan, police say.
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Cricket: S Africa close to victory

Sunday, January 14th 2007, 16:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa need 130 more on the final day to beat Pakistan in the first Test.
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India-Pakistan talks 'positive'

Saturday, January 13th 2007, 21:57
related countries: India India
related places: Islamabad

A visit to Pakistan by India's foreign minister signals that the peace process is back on track.
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Al-Qaeda 'rebuilding' in Pakistan

Friday, January 12th 2007, 14:26
related countries: United States United States

US intelligence chief John Negroponte says al-Qaeda leaders have found a secure hideout in Pakistan.
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Seven killed in Pakistan shooting

Friday, January 12th 2007, 10:27
related places: Lahore

A senior government lawyer and six others are killed in a gun battle in the Pakistani city of Lahore.
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Nato 'kills 150 Taleban fighters'

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 18:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Up to 150 Taleban militants are killed in a battle near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan, Nato says.
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Cricket: Boucher breaks record

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 16:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Wicket-keeper Mark Boucher claims a record 367th career catch as South Africa peg back Pakistan in the first Test.
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Misbah's mother in custody offer

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 16:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The mother of Misbah Rana has dropped her claim for custody, Pakistan's Supreme Court hears.
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Cricket: Shoaib to miss first Test

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 17:24
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will not be available for the first Test against South Africa which starts in Centurion on Thursday.
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Pakistan man jailed over NY plot

Monday, January 8th 2007, 23:10

A Pakistani man convicted of plotting to bomb a New York subway station receives a 30-year jail sentence.
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Court order over Pakistan missing

Monday, January 8th 2007, 16:44

A Supreme Court judge in Pakistan orders the government to speed up efforts to find missing people.
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Cricket: Waqar quits Pakistan role

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 12:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Waqar Younis resigns as Pakistan bowling coach in protest at only being asked on the South Africa tour for the Tests.
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Pakistan province lifts kite ban

Friday, January 5th 2007, 11:46

Pakistan's Punjab province lifts a ban on kite-flying during the forthcoming Basant spring festival.
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Pakistan pushes border fence plan

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 13:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistan reiterates its intention to fence and mine parts of the troubled border with Afghanistan.
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'Honour attack' on Pakistani man

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 18:07

Armed men seriously assault a Pakistani man who married a woman without the consent of her family, police say.
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Asif returns to Pakistan colours

Friday, December 29th 2006, 11:52

Controversial paceman Mohammad Asif has been included in a 17-man Pakistan Test squad.
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Karzai lambasts border mine plan

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 13:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai criticises Pakistan's plans to fence and plant landmines along their border.
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UN criticises Pakistan mine plan

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 3:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UN officials criticise Pakistani plans to build a fence and mine sections of its border with Afghanistan.
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