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Abducted BBC journalist released

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 18:37

Kidnapped BBC reporter Dilawar Khan Wazir is released a day after going missing in Pakistan.
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BBC in 'abducted' reporter appeal

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 12:09

The BBC urges the Pakistan government to help find "kidnapped" journalist Dilawar Khan.
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Cricket: Lara builds Windies lead

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 11:50
related places: Multan

Brian Lara strikes an unbeaten 196 to put the West Indies in a commanding position against Pakistan in Multan.
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Fears for BBC Pakistan reporter

Monday, November 20th 2006, 17:27

A BBC journalist who reports from Pakistan's tribal region goes missing amid fears for his safety.
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Blair meets troops in Afghanistan

Monday, November 20th 2006, 8:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister Tony Blair visits British troops in southern Afghanistan on a flying visit to the country.
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UK and Pakistan forge terror pact

Monday, November 20th 2006, 0:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British and Pakistani leaders agree to strengthen their ties in the fight against terrorism.
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India tests medium range missile

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 10:35
related countries: India India

India successfully tests a medium range nuclear-capable missile, three days after a test by Pakistan.
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Death row Briton freed from jail

Friday, November 17th 2006, 10:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man is released from a Pakistani jail after 18 years on death row for a killing he says was in self defence.
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Islamists debate rape law moves

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 18:55

Pakistan's opposition Islamic alliance threatens countrywide protests over changes to the rape laws.
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Death row man's 'nightmare ends'

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 15:21

The brother of a British man who spent 18 years on death row in Pakistan says the family hope he will be home soon.
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Pakistan tests 'nuclear' missile

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 6:03
related countries: India India

Pakistan successfully tests a nuclear-capable missile, a day after it concludes peace talks with neighbour India.
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Death sentence 'lifted on Briton'

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 5:43

A Briton due to be hanged in Pakistan has had his sentence commuted to life imprisonment, officials say.
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Pakistan votes to amend rape laws

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 17:10

Pakistan's parliament votes to amend strict Sharia laws on rape, amid warnings by religious parties.
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S Asia rivals in anti-terror move

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 13:29
related countries: India India

India and Pakistan agreed to set up a joint panel to share intelligence to help in the fight against terrorism.
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S Asia rivals continue key talks

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 4:18
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India and Pakistan have begun a second day of talks, the first since train bombings in Mumbai (Bombay) in July.
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Cricket: Pakistan triumph

Tuesday, November 14th 2006, 11:50
related places: Lara

Brian Lara makes 122 but Pakistan stroll to victory in the first Test against West Indies.
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'Taleban law' passed in Pakistan

Monday, November 13th 2006, 16:11

Pakistan's North West Frontier Province passes a bill setting up a department to enforce Islamic morality.
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Cricket: Windies face defeat

Monday, November 13th 2006, 11:19
related places: Lahore

West Indies face the prospect of an innings defeat by Pakistan after three days of the Lahore Test.
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Yousuf ton puts Pakistan on top

Sunday, November 12th 2006, 11:36

Mohammad Yousuf's century gives Pakistan a healthy first-innings lead over West Indies on day two of the first Test.
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India bullish on disputed glacier

Saturday, November 11th 2006, 22:02
related countries: India India

India's army rules out a compromise with Pakistan over the disputed Siachen glacier.
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Pakistan keep Windies in check

Saturday, November 11th 2006, 11:21

Umar Gul takes 5-65 as Pakistan bowl out West Indies for 206 on the opening day of the first Test.
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Troops hunt for bomber's helpers

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 14:42

Pakistani authorities search for the people who helped a suicide bomber kill 42 soldiers on Wednesday.
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S Asia media cautious on US poll

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 6:25
related countries: India India, United States United States

Newspapers in India and Pakistan react cautiously to the results of the US mid-term polls.
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Bomber kills 42 Pakistani troops

Wednesday, November 8th 2006, 18:59

At least 42 Pakistani soldiers die in the heaviest attack by militants against the army in the Afghan border region.
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Cricket: Pakistan offer rematch

Wednesday, November 8th 2006, 11:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England are unlikely to be able to play a one-off match against Pakistan next summer by way of compensation for the forfeited Oval Test.
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Shoaib appeals against drugs ban

Wednesday, November 8th 2006, 7:40

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar lodges an appeal against his two-year ban for failing a drugs test.
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Two convicted over Lahore bombs

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 12:14
related places: Lahore

A Pakistani court sentences one man to death and another to life in jail for deadly bombings in Lahore last year.
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Cricket: Shoaib 'may not return'

Monday, November 6th 2006, 22:41

Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq says fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's career is probably over if his doping ban is not reduced on appeal.
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Cricket: Asif appeals against ban

Monday, November 6th 2006, 11:33

Pakistan's Mohammad Asif officially appeals against a one-year ban for testing positive for a banned steroid.
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Pakistan celebrate Hair decision

Sunday, November 5th 2006, 8:13

The Pakistan Cricket Board hails Darrell Hair's removal from the list of elite umpires as a "victory for cricket".
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Protest at madrassa raid

Friday, November 3rd 2006, 12:53

Pakistani tribesmen demand compensation over Monday's missile attack that the army says killed 80 militants.
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Bombed school 'will be rebuilt'

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 17:44

A hard-line Pakistani Muslim leader pledges to rebuild the religious school bombed on Monday.
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Probe urged into Pakistan raid

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 16:31

Human Rights Watch urges Pakistan to allow an inquiry into Monday's Islamic school bombing in which 80 died.
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Pakistan pair hit by doping bans

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 15:27
related places: Lahore

Shoaib Akhtar is banned for two years and Mohammad Asif for one year after testing positive for a banned steroid.
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Acquittals in US consulate attack

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 16:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Karachi

A court in Pakistan acquits four men of a deadly bomb attack outside the US consulate in Karachi in 2002.
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Rally condemns Pakistan air raid

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 16:11

Tribesmen rally in Pakistan after an air strike on an alleged militant camp at an Islamic school kills 80.
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Cricket: Pakistan demand inquiry

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 7:29

Pakistan formally ask for an inquiry into umpire Darrell Hair's conduct during the controversial Oval Test.
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Prince calls off trip amid fears

Monday, October 30th 2006, 21:18
related places: Peshawar

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall pull out of a visit to Peshawar, Pakistan, amid security fears.
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Pakistan school raid sparks anger

Monday, October 30th 2006, 19:13

Protests erupt at a funeral for those killed in an air strike on a religious school the army says was used by militants.
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Pakistan madrassa raid 'kills 80'

Monday, October 30th 2006, 10:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 80 militants are killed by Pakistani forces in an air strike on a religious school, the army says.
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Prince to meet Pakistan president

Monday, October 30th 2006, 7:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Prince of Wales is due to hold a meeting with General Pervez Musharraf as his five-day tour of Pakistan begins.
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Cricket: South Africa reach semis

Friday, October 27th 2006, 15:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa tear through Pakistan for a 124-run win to book their place in the Champions Trophy semi-finals.
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Former Pakistani president dies

Friday, October 27th 2006, 15:02
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan's former president, Ghulam Ishaq Khan, dies aged 91 in Peshawar after a long period of illness.
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Two 'militants' arrested in India

Friday, October 27th 2006, 3:51
related countries: India India

Police in southern India say they have arrested two suspected Pakistan-based militants after a shooting.
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Cricket: Kiwis beat Pakistan

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 16:57
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand see off Pakistan by 51 runs to reach the Champions Trophy semi-finals.
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Peace with Pakistan 'desirable'

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 8:41
related countries: India India

Peace with Pakistan is desirable and essential, says India's new Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
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More arrests over Pakistan alerts

Tuesday, October 24th 2006, 14:30
related places: Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Police say they have arrested the main suspects following recent security alerts in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
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Pro-Taleban militants in tax move

Monday, October 23rd 2006, 16:45

Pro-Taleban militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region will raise their own taxes, reports say.
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Pakistan and India in spying row

Sunday, October 22nd 2006, 9:24
related countries: India India

A row erupts after Indian officials detain a Pakistani diplomatic driver for allegedly receiving secret files.
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Six killed in Pakistan blast

Friday, October 20th 2006, 14:55
related places: Peshawar

A bomb blast kills at least six people in Pakistan's north-western city of Peshawar, police say.
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Ex-Pakistani PMs urge free polls

Friday, October 20th 2006, 1:28

Former leaders Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto call for the restoration of democracy in Pakistan.
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Briton to hang during royal visit

Wednesday, October 18th 2006, 10:07

Prince Charles is urged to cancel a trip to Pakistan which is due to coincide with the execution of a Leeds man.
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Cricket: Pakistan shine in victory

Tuesday, October 17th 2006, 16:46
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Abdul Razzaq takes four wickets and hits 38 off 24 balls to help Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy.
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Imran calls for dope test inquiry

Tuesday, October 17th 2006, 7:57

Imran Khan criticises the PCB's handling of the drugs tests taken by Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif.
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Cricket: Pakistan duo fail test

Monday, October 16th 2006, 5:35

Pakistan withdraw Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif from the Champions Trophy after the pair test positive for nandrolone.
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Pakistan begins census of Afghans

Sunday, October 15th 2006, 4:30

For the first time Pakistan starts a campaign to register all Afghans currently living in the country.
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'Eight held' over Pakistan alerts

Friday, October 13th 2006, 17:20
related places: Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Pakistan says a total of eight suspects are being held over recent security alerts in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
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Pakistan 'rocket plotters held'

Thursday, October 12th 2006, 10:41

A group of "extremists" behind recent Pakistani security alerts are under arrest, President Musharraf says.
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Nato chief holds Musharraf talks

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 10:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Nato

Nato's chief in Afghanistan meets Pakistan's president amid claims the Pakistani spy agency is helping the Taleban.
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Nato to press Pakistan on Taleban

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 7:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato's chief in Afghanistan is in Pakistan amid claims the Pakistani spy agency is helping the Taleban.
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Jolie's regret over film location

Sunday, October 8th 2006, 14:58
related countries: United States United States

The US star is "disappointed" at being unable to shoot a film about the murder of Daniel Pearl in Pakistan.
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More rockets found in Islamabad

Saturday, October 7th 2006, 19:25
related places: Islamabad

Two rockets are found in Pakistan's capital, days after two other rockets were found near parliament.
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Younis back as Pakistan captain

Saturday, October 7th 2006, 7:30

Younis Khan is reinstated as Pakistan's captain two days after ruling himself out of contention for the role.
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Cricket: Pakistan chairman quits

Friday, October 6th 2006, 16:09

Shaharyar Khan quits as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
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Pakistan shrine clashes kill 17

Friday, October 6th 2006, 15:15

Clashes between Sunni and Shia Muslims over a shrine in north-west Pakistan kill at least 17, officials say.
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Death row Briton in plea to Blair

Friday, October 6th 2006, 1:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man awaiting execution in Pakistan writes to Tony Blair in a plea for help.
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Cricket: Yousuf gets captaincy

Thursday, October 5th 2006, 12:48
related countries: India India

Mohammad Yousuf will captain Pakistan at the Champions Trophy after Younis Khan turns down the job.
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Rockets found in Pakistan capital

Thursday, October 5th 2006, 7:48
related places: Islamabad

Two rockets and a launcher are found near Pakistan's parliament building in Islamabad, police say.
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Afghans arrest 'suicide bombers'

Thursday, October 5th 2006, 4:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan officials say they have arrested 17 people who had been trained in Pakistan to carry out suicide attacks.
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India to share bombings evidence

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 4:59
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India's PM vows to share evidence with Pakistan about the devastating train blasts in Mumbai.
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Musharraf nuclear claims attacked

Monday, October 2nd 2006, 17:17

The daughter of Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan criticises claims in President Musharraf's new book.
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Pakistan seeks Mumbai bomb proof

Monday, October 2nd 2006, 13:39
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan says it will take action if India proves it is connected to devastating train blasts in Mumbai.
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Al-Qaeda HQ 'based in Pakistan'

Monday, October 2nd 2006, 10:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A 2005 letter found after the death of al-Qaeda's chief in Iraq says its leaders were in Pakistan, a US paper reports.
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Pakistan 'to get bomb evidence'

Monday, October 2nd 2006, 7:44

Pakistan will be given evidence that its spy agency was behind the train blasts in Mumbai, India says.
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Cricket: Pakistan to snub costs claim

Monday, October 2nd 2006, 7:03

The Pakistan Cricket Board is set to reject any compensation claim by its England counterpart for the forfeited Oval Test.
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Pakistan 'role in Mumbai attacks'

Saturday, September 30th 2006, 15:03
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan's intelligence agency helped to plan the Mumbai train attacks which killed 186 people, Indian police say.
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Dinner date with the presidents

Saturday, September 30th 2006, 11:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Owen Bennett-Jones finds the atmosphere a little frosty at dinner, when President Bush hosts the presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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