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Afghans 'running out of patience'

Friday, December 8th 2006, 5:10

President Hamid Karzai says Afghans are running out patience over cross-border violence from Pakistan.
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Pakistan agent held over 'bomb'

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 13:02

A Pakistani intelligence agent accused of planting a bomb in North West Frontier Province is handed to police.
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Cricket: Pakistan edge to victory

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 9:55
related places: Faisalabad

Pakistan beat West Indies by two wickets in the Faisalabad one-day international.
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Pakistan FM on Afghan peace visit

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 9:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's foreign minister begins a visit to Afghanistan for talks aimed at stemming the Taleban insurgency.
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Cricket: ICC criticises Pakistan

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 12:31

The ICC criticises Pakistan's handling of the doping case involving Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammd Asif.
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Musharraf pushes Kashmir plan

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 17:39
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

President Musharraf suggests Pakistan would give up its claim to Kashmir if India accepts his peace plan.
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Cricket: Pakistan duo win appeal

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 12:13

Pakistan fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif have their doping bans overturned.
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Court raps Pakistan over missing

Friday, December 1st 2006, 21:03

Pakistan says it has traced 20 out of 41 missing people whose families allege are being held by spy agencies.
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Cricket: Yousuf leads push

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 12:08

Pakistan's Mohammad Yousuf passes Viv Richards' record of 1,710 runs in a calendar year as the hosts dominate the West Indies.
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Court victory for Misbah's mother

Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Schoolgirl Misbah Rana, also known as Molly, must return to her mother in Scotland, a judge in Pakistan rules.
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Pakistan atom expert is 'unwell'

Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 12:18

The family of disgraced Pakistani scientist AQ Khan says he is unwell and needs medical attention.
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Cricket: Pakistan take control

Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 12:18

Pakistan lead by 174 after day three of the third Test against West Indies.
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Cricket: Windies battle on

Tuesday, November 28th 2006, 10:01

West Indies begin a gritty fight to stay in the third Test after losing six wickets on day two in Karachi.
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Cricket: Pakistan crumble

Monday, November 27th 2006, 13:02
related places: Karachi

Mohammad Yousuf notches up his eighth Test century of the year but otherwise Pakistan struggle on the first day of the final Test against West Indies.
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Death row man talks of freedom

Monday, November 27th 2006, 8:59

A Leeds man released from a Pakistani jail after 18 years on death row speaks out about his experiences.
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Chinese president visits Lahore

Saturday, November 25th 2006, 15:56
related countries: China China
related places: Lahore

President Hu nears the end of his Pakistan trip as the two countries vow to take ties to a "new high".
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China and Pakistan in trade deal

Friday, November 24th 2006, 15:42
related countries: China China, India India

Chinese President Hu Jintao signs a free trade deal with his Pakistani counterpart, Pervez Musharraf.
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Pakistan senate backs rape bill

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 18:43

The upper house of Pakistan's parliament approves a bill amending an Islamic law on rape and adultery.
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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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