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'Progress' in anti-Taleban talks

Friday, June 23rd 2006, 16:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Progress has been made in talks with Pakistan on tackling Taleban violence, the Afghan foreign minister says.
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'Policemen killed' in Waziristan

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 7:34

Three policemen are shot dead in Pakistan's tribal area of North Waziristan, the authorities say.
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Pakistan journalist found killed

Friday, June 16th 2006, 15:41

A Pakistani journalist who reported the death of an alleged al-Qaeda commander is shot dead, officials say.
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Top Karachi jail official killed

Thursday, June 15th 2006, 12:32
related places: Karachi

Gunmen kill five people in the Pakistani city of Karachi, including a senior prison official, police say.
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'Five rebels' killed in Pakistan

Wednesday, June 14th 2006, 5:54

Pakistani security forces say they have killed five suspected militants in the province of Balochistan.
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Sikh pilgrims enter Pakistan city

Tuesday, June 13th 2006, 5:59
related countries: India India

Thousands of Sikhs from India head to Pakistan to mark the 400th death anniversary of a religious leader.
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New Kashmir quake bodies found

Monday, June 12th 2006, 17:49
related places: Kashmir

Bodies of 13 victims of the quake that hit Kashmir last October are recovered from a van buried under mud in Pakistan.
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Musharraf vote 'before elections'

Monday, June 12th 2006, 16:50

Pakistan's ruling party says it plans to re-elect President Musharraf before general elections next year.
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'Five' die in Pakistan explosion

Monday, June 12th 2006, 8:17
related places: Quetta

At least five people are killed and 17 wounded in a bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Quetta, police say.
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Gunmen leave tribal town

Sunday, June 11th 2006, 17:02

The authorities in north-western Pakistan say they have regained control of a tribal town which had been occupied by a local militia.
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Pakistan busts 'major heroin lab'

Sunday, June 11th 2006, 16:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani authorities say they have destroyed a major heroin-producing facility near the Afghan border.
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Balochistan gas pipeline blown up

Saturday, June 10th 2006, 6:53

An explosion in a main gas pipeline in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province affects supplies, officials say.
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Pakistan strikes 'militant camp'

Saturday, June 10th 2006, 5:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani forces attack a militant hideout near the Afghan border, killing at least 15 guerrillas, the military says.
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SA deportee 'went to Pakistan'

Friday, June 9th 2006, 10:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The South African government says a Pakistani man missing since being deported in 2005 was taken to Pakistan.
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SA pressed on missing Pakistani

Wednesday, June 7th 2006, 9:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Laywers for a Pakistani man who disappeared in South Africa fear he may be a victim of rendition.
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Pakistan 'faces pollution crisis'

Monday, June 5th 2006, 10:33

Air pollution in Pakistan's major cities is among the highest in the world, economic planners warn.
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Pakistan bans Da Vinci Code film

Sunday, June 4th 2006, 10:15

Pakistan bans The Da Vinci Code film, branded as blasphemous by the country's culture minister.
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Pakistani attack suspect 'held'

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 15:22
related places: Quetta

Police in the Pakistani city of Quetta say that they have arrested a man suspected of sectarian violence.
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'Troops die' in Waziristan bomb

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 10:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four Pakistani soldiers are killed during a suicide bomb attack in North Waziristan, officials say.
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Cuba inmates to be 'freed'

Thursday, June 1st 2006, 13:21
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan says that that the US has agreed to release eight more Pakistani nationals detained at Guantanamo Bay.
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Three dead in Waziristan attacks

Sunday, May 28th 2006, 14:11

Two soldiers are killed at a checkpoint, and a tribal elder is shot dead in Pakistan's troubled border region.
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Quetta rocket attack kills woman

Sunday, May 28th 2006, 11:04
related places: Quetta

A woman dies as a rocket hits a house in the Pakistan city of Quetta, in an attack claimed by local militants.
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Pakistan SMS blasphemy arrest

Friday, May 26th 2006, 15:58

A Pakistani Christian is arrested for sending blasphemous text messages to Muslims, police say.
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Explosives seized in Karachi raid

Friday, May 26th 2006, 15:24
related places: Karachi

A large quantity of explosives are seized by Pakistani police during a dawn raid in Karachi, reports say.
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Sir Creek talks agree new survey

Friday, May 26th 2006, 14:12
related countries: India India

Talks between Pakistan and India on a marshlands boundary dispute end with a plan to survey the area.
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Aziz attackers sentenced to death

Monday, May 22nd 2006, 22:25

Four people gets death sentences in Pakistan for an attack on Shaukat Aziz shortly before he became PM.
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Two soldiers killed in Waziristan

Saturday, May 20th 2006, 12:42

Two paramilitary soldiers are killed in a grenade attack in Pakistan's tribal area of North Waziristan, officials say.
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New phase in Pakistan quake aid

Friday, May 19th 2006, 18:34

A 12-month UN plan to help rebuild communities in Pakistan devastated by last year's earthquake is launched.
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Swiss recall Pakistan diplomats

Thursday, May 18th 2006, 17:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss foreign ministry replaces all staff at its Pakistan embassy after uncovering a visa scandal.
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Pakistan accused of aiding rebels

Wednesday, May 17th 2006, 22:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan provincial governor accuses Pakistan of helping Islamic fighters cross the border.
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Waziristan clash 'leaves 11 dead'

Tuesday, May 16th 2006, 13:43

Eight suspected militants and three security force members are killed in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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'Democracy deal' for Pakistan

Monday, May 15th 2006, 8:40

Former Pakistani Prime Ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif sign a "charter for democracy".
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Huge crowds at Pakistani funeral

Saturday, May 13th 2006, 14:12
related countries: Germany Germany

At least 30,000 gather in Pakistan for the funeral of a man found hanged while under arrest in Germany.
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Ruling backs Greek abduction case

Thursday, May 11th 2006, 22:40
related countries: Greece Greece

A Greek prosecutor backs claims by Pakistani men they were abducted by intelligence agents last July.
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Blasts hit Pakistan police school

Thursday, May 11th 2006, 12:26
related places: Quetta

Six Pakistani policemen are killed in a series of explosions at a training academy in Balochistan.
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Swiss visas probed in Islamabad

Tuesday, May 9th 2006, 12:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Islamabad

Swiss police investigate alleged people smuggling at the Swiss embassy in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.
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Taleban fighters die in US attack

Monday, May 8th 2006, 21:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Four Taleban fighters die in a US air strike in Afghanistan, near the border with Pakistan, the US military says.
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WHO begins border polio drive

Monday, May 8th 2006, 1:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A mass polio vaccination campaign is being carried out on the dangerous Pakistan-Afghan border.
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Pakistani dies in German prison

Friday, May 5th 2006, 12:22
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany confirms the death in prison of a Pakistani man held for threatening a newspaper editor.
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Pakistan stages new missile test

Saturday, April 29th 2006, 7:12

Pakistan successfully tests a long-range nuclear-capable missile for the second time, the military says.
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Villagers' fears of nuclear waste

Friday, April 28th 2006, 13:52

Villagers in northern Pakistan say their lives are being put at risk by nuclear waste dumped in their area.
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Musharraf 'not poodle of the US'

Friday, April 28th 2006, 7:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf denies he is fighting terrorism on behalf of the US and Britain.
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Afridi agrees to make Test U-turn

Thursday, April 27th 2006, 6:36

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been persuaded to abandon plans to take a break from Test cricket.
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'Honour motive' probe over attack

Wednesday, April 26th 2006, 15:13

Pakistan police seek the parents of a 14-year-old girl who survived being shot in an attempted "honour killing".
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Wednesday, April 26th 2006, 4:28
related countries: United States United States

A Pakistani-American is convicted by a US jury of supporting terrorism by attending an al-Qaeda camp.
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Former Pakistan PMs in poll pact

Tuesday, April 25th 2006, 8:55

Two exiled former Pakistani Prime Ministers, Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto, say they want to return and contest elections.
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Soldier killed in Pakistan clash

Tuesday, April 25th 2006, 4:35

A soldier has died in an ambush on a military convoy in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area, the army says.
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New aid plan for quake survivors

Saturday, April 22nd 2006, 21:14

Pakistan agrees an action plan with the UN to help victims of last October's earthquake rebuild their lives.
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Pakistan 'kills al-Qaeda suspect'

Friday, April 21st 2006, 6:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan security forces say a suspected senior al-Qaeda militant has died in a gun battle on the Afghan border.
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Pakistan Taleban vow more attacks

Thursday, April 20th 2006, 20:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The head of the Taleban in Pakistan pledges more attacks in Afghanistan, in a rare interview with the BBC.
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Pakistani troops die in 'ambush'

Thursday, April 20th 2006, 12:05

Militants kill seven paramilitary troops in an ambush in the restive North Waziristan tribal area, officials say.
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Cricket: India tie Pakistan series

Wednesday, April 19th 2006, 19:37
related countries: India India, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

India beat Pakistan by 51 runs in Abu Dhabi in the second one-dayer.
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'US agents' killed in Pakistan

Wednesday, April 19th 2006, 18:34
related countries: United States United States

Two men accused of spying for the US have been killed in Pakistan's tribal region of Waziristan, officials say.
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Pakistan ease to win over India

Tuesday, April 18th 2006, 20:10
related countries: India India, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

An unbeaten 71 from Younis Khan steers Pakistan to a six-wicket win over India in Abu Dhabi.
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Strike over Karachi bomb attack

Friday, April 14th 2006, 7:32
related places: Karachi

The Pakistani city of Karachi shuts in protest at a bomb attack on a prayer rally which killed at least 57 people.
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Thousands attend Karachi funerals

Thursday, April 13th 2006, 16:52
related places: Karachi

Tens of thousands attend the funerals of four Sunni Muslim leaders killed in a bombing in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
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Pakistan hits 'militant hideout'

Thursday, April 13th 2006, 3:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's army says it has killed several foreign militants in a helicopter raid near the Afghan border.
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Pakistan probe into deadly attack

Wednesday, April 12th 2006, 16:24

Police in Pakistan investigate a suspected suicide bombing that killed at least 57 people at a religious festival.
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Bomb carnage at Karachi prayers

Tuesday, April 11th 2006, 19:32
related places: Karachi

At least 40 people are killed by a bomb during prayers at a park in Karachi, Pakistan's interior minister says.
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Dozens dead in Pakistan stampede

Sunday, April 9th 2006, 16:05
related places: Karachi

At least 29 women and children die in a stampede at an Islamic centre in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
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Tribals demand army withdrawal

Friday, April 7th 2006, 12:12

Thousands of tribesmen in Pakistan's North Waziristan region demand the withdrawal of the military.
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Pakistan clash death toll rises

Thursday, April 6th 2006, 15:00

The number of militants killed in clashes in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area rises to 40, the army says.
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Pakistan army takes on militants

Wednesday, April 5th 2006, 13:44

Pakistani forces kill 16 pro-Taleban militants in a fresh offensive in North Waziristan, a spokesman says.
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Cricket: Pakistan take series

Wednesday, April 5th 2006, 8:41
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Kandy

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in Kandy to win the series 1-0.
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Two killed in Balochistan blast

Sunday, April 2nd 2006, 11:29

An explosion in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province kills two people and injures 10 others, officials say.
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Pakistan soldier killed in attack

Sunday, April 2nd 2006, 7:23

A Pakistani soldier dies and three others are wounded in a rocket attack on a military base in North Waziristan.
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Pakistan to move quake-hit city

Sunday, April 2nd 2006, 3:44
related places: Balakot, Kashmir

Pakistan will rebuild Balakot, a city levelled by last year's Kashmir quake, but not on its original site, officials say.
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More doubt over Pakistan deaths

Friday, March 31st 2006, 11:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan officials tell the BBC that 16 Pakistanis were shot dead on the orders of a local commander.
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Women fighter pilots in Pakistan

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 16:16

Four Pakistani women graduate as fighter pilots for the first time, ending years of male-only tradition.
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Witness 'plotted to kill Musharraf'

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 15:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A witness in the case of an alleged bombing campaign in the UK says he plotted to kill the president of Pakistan.
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Cricket: Malik celebrates Test ton

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 11:59
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Shoaib Malik hits his first Test century as Pakistan draw the first Test against Sri Lanka.
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Cricket: Pakistan made to suffer

Wednesday, March 29th 2006, 12:22
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara hits 185 as Sri Lanka leave Pakistan a target of 458 to win the Colombo Tests.
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Pakistan militant leader attacked

Wednesday, March 29th 2006, 10:17

The leader of an outlawed Pakistani militant group is badly beaten by unidentified gunmen.
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One killed in Pakistan explosion

Tuesday, March 28th 2006, 14:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Peshawar

A blast kills at least one person in Peshawar in Pakistan, hours after a threat shuts the US consulate there.
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Pakistan faction clash 'kills 25'

Tuesday, March 28th 2006, 11:35

Factions of rival clerics clash in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province killing at least 25 people, officials say.
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India PM call 'boost for peace'

Monday, March 27th 2006, 15:26
related countries: India India
related places: Kashmir

Indian PM Manmohan Singh's overtures could boost peace moves but a Kashmir deal is essential, says Pakistan.
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Pakistan have upper hand in Test

Monday, March 27th 2006, 13:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Pakistan dismiss Sri Lanka for 185 and are 124-4 at the close on day two of the first Test.
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