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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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West 'will fail' without Pakistan

Saturday, September 30th 2006, 10:58

Pakistan's President Musharraf warns the West would be "brought to its knees" without his country's support.
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Pakistan 'role in Mumbai attacks'

Saturday, September 30th 2006, 10:17
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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Pakistan rapped over detentions

Friday, September 29th 2006, 15:32

Pakistan is accused of detaining hundreds of alleged terror suspects without legal process.
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Cricket: Ball-tampering 'guess'

Friday, September 29th 2006, 7:07

TV analyst Simon Hughes says Darrell Hair was "guessing" when he penalised Pakistan for ball-tampering.
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Afghan attacks up despite truce

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 16:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Attacks near the Afghan border with Pakistan triple in some areas despite a peace deal, the US military says.
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Cricket: Pakistan 'victory' in row

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 15:56

Cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq declares a "victory for Pakistan" after he is cleared of cheating.
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Cricket: Inzamam banned

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 11:52

Inzamam-ul-Haq is cleared of ball-tampering but banned for four one-day internationals for bringing the game into disrepute.
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Bush seeks truce in leaders' spat

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 10:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US president appeals to the Afghan and Pakistani leaders to put aside their differences to fight terrorism.
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Cricket: Inzamam awaits verdict

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 9:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is expected to learn his fate at about 1500 BST after his disciplinary hearing at The Oval.
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Pakistan agrees $43bn project

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 6:06

Pakistan's government gives the go-ahead to a Dubai firm for a $43bn property development.
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Musharraf defends his spy service

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 0:31

Pakistan's president rejects claims that his intelligence service has indirectly helped the Taleban and al-Qaeda.
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Karzai meets Bush amid tensions

Tuesday, September 26th 2006, 22:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Bush meets Afghan President Karzai, dismissing reported tensions between him and Pakistan's leader.
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Musharraf book launched in US

Tuesday, September 26th 2006, 2:45
related countries: United States United States

President Pervez Musharraf launches his memoirs in the US a day after rumours of a coup gripped Pakistan.
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Musharraf plot sentences upheld

Monday, September 25th 2006, 13:38

Pakistan's Supreme Court upholds the death sentences of 12 people convicted of plotting to kill President Pervez Musharraf.
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Bush 'unaware' of Pakistan threat

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 21:18
related countries: United States United States

President Bush says he was "taken aback" by reports that the US threatened to bomb Pakistan in 2001.
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US 'threatened to bomb' Pakistan

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 8:50
related countries: United States United States

The US threatened to bomb Pakistan unless it joined the fight against al-Qaeda, says President Pervez Musharraf.
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Pakistan clerics say Pope must go

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 4:37

Radical Muslim clerics and scholars in Pakistan demand the Pope's removal for what they call insults against Islam.
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Pakistan criticises Afghan action

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 5:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's president criticises Afghanistan for not doing enough to fight Taleban militants on their border.
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Rally condemns Pakistan killing

Monday, September 18th 2006, 19:33
related places: Quetta

An alliance of opposition parties in the Pakistani province of Balochistan holds a rally in Quetta.
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South Asia rivals to resume talks

Saturday, September 16th 2006, 20:13
related countries: India India

India and Pakistan announce they will start peace talks again and work together to tackle terrorism in the region.
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Asian migrants arrive at Tenerife

Friday, September 15th 2006, 16:19
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Almost 200 migrants believed to be from Pakistan and Sri Lanka reach the Canary Islands by boat.
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Journalist shot dead in Pakistan

Friday, September 15th 2006, 9:20

Unidentified gunmen on a motorbike shoot dead a local journalist in north-west Pakistan, the authorities say.
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Balochistan peace dialogue urged

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 15:39

An influential think-tank urges Pakistan to stop fighting nationalists in the province of Balochistan.
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Pakistan delays rape reform plans

Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 14:48

Pakistan's government bows to pressure and delays presenting a bill to reform controversial rape laws.
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Musharraf seeks Indian PM talks

Monday, September 11th 2006, 20:55
related countries: India India

The President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, says that he wants substantive talks with the Indian PM later this week.
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Cricket: England tie Pakistan

Sunday, September 10th 2006, 15:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sajid Mahmood takes two wickets and hits a vital 22 as England beat Pakistan to draw the one-day series 2-2.
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4th ODI as it happened

Friday, September 8th 2006, 20:51

England win the fourth one-day international against Pakistan by eight wickets.
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England ease to win over Pakistan

Friday, September 8th 2006, 20:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell hits 86 and Andrew Strauss 78 as England beat Pakistan by eight wickets in the fourth one-dayer.
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Police pledge in girl custody row

Friday, September 8th 2006, 9:05

Officers in Pakistan say they will not intervene in a custody battle involving a 12-year-old amid fears of deportation.
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Balochistan bombing 'kills four'

Friday, September 8th 2006, 9:00

A bomb explosion in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province kills at least four people, police say.
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Cricket: Inzamam hearing set

Thursday, September 7th 2006, 10:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The hearing into the controversial Oval Test between England and Pakistan will take place on 27 and 28 September.
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Death row man pleads for his life

Thursday, September 7th 2006, 5:43

A Leeds man facing the death sentence in Pakistan pleads to Tony Blair to help him and thanks his campaigners.
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Pakistan urges joint terror fight

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 16:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistan and Afghanistan must fight terrorism together, Pakistan's president says on a key visit to Kabul.
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Pakistan denies Bin Laden 'gaffe'

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 14:02

Pakistan's chief army spokesman insists government forces will arrest Osama Bin Laden if they find him.
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Cricket: ICC considers ball tests

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 12:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The ICC considers forensic tests on the ball used in the controversial Oval Test between England and Pakistan.
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Court order in schoolgirl wrangle

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 8:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Scottish schoolgirl at the centre of a custody battle is subject to an interim order in Pakistan.
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Cricket: Younis helps Pakistan win

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 21:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan stutter late on before beating England at the Rose Bowl thanks to Younis Khan's century.
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Pakistan 'Taleban' in peace deal

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 15:58

Pakistan's government signs a peace deal with pro-Taleban tribal militants operating on the Afghan border.
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Live: England v Pakistan

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 13:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan make an early breakthrough against England at the Rose Bowl.
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Cricket: Pakistan beat England

Saturday, September 2nd 2006, 17:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Shoaib Akhtar takes four wickets as Pakistan beat England by seven wickets in the second one-dayer.
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S Asian pilgrims shot in Iraq

Saturday, September 2nd 2006, 14:56
related countries: India India, Iraq Iraq

Gunman ambush and kill 14 pilgrims from Pakistan and India on their way to a Shia Muslim shrine in Iraq.
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'Missing' girl wanted to leave UK

Friday, September 1st 2006, 15:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Missing UK schoolgirl Molly Campbell claims she was not forced to leave her home to go to Pakistan.
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Lonely burial for Baloch leader

Friday, September 1st 2006, 10:43
related places: Baloch

Pakistani officials say tribal chief Akbar Bugti is buried without family present after his death in a military raid.
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Baloch rebel chief's body found

Thursday, August 31st 2006, 21:35

Soldiers in Pakistan unearth the body of rebel tribal leader Nawab Akbar Bugti from his cave hideout, the army says.
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Baloch rebel chief's body 'found'

Thursday, August 31st 2006, 11:37
related places: Baloch

Pakistan's army says it has found the body of tribal leader Akbar Bugti, five days after the assault on his cave.
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Quake-damaged building falls

Thursday, August 31st 2006, 7:31

A building damaged in last year's earthquake in Pakistan collapse, killing two people, officials say.
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Cricket: Eng v Pak rained off

Wednesday, August 30th 2006, 20:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff, Rain

Rain in Cardiff means there is no result with Pakistan on top against England in the first one-day international.
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First ODI as it happened

Wednesday, August 30th 2006, 20:38

Rain forces the first one-dayer between England and Pakistan in Cardiff to be abandoned.
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Baloch protesters blockade roads

Wednesday, August 30th 2006, 9:55

Protesters sever key road links in Pakistan in more unrest over the army's killing of tribal leader Akbar Bugti.
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Headless bodies found in Pakistan

Wednesday, August 30th 2006, 7:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The bodies of two men are found in north-west Pakistan, with notes alleging they spied for the Afghan government.
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Cricket: Umpire inquiry demand

Tuesday, August 29th 2006, 9:36

The Pakistan Cricket Board calls for an inquiry into umpire Darrell Hair's conduct following the controversial Oval Test match.
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