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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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'Three die' in Balochistan clash

Sunday, March 26th 2006, 12:18

At least three people are killed in Pakistan's Balochistan province during clashes, officials say.
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Pakistan welcomes India overture

Friday, March 24th 2006, 14:40
related countries: India India

Pakistan's foreign ministry says Indian PM Manmohan Singh's latest peace overture reflects 'many positive sentiments'.
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Commonwealth Games: Review

Friday, March 24th 2006, 12:36

England's relay sprinters crash out, Wales win two bowls silvers and Jo Pavey grabs silver in the 5,000m.
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'Many militants die' in Pakistan

Friday, March 24th 2006, 8:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani forces say at least 15 militants have been killed in the rebellious North Waziristan region.
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Dead Pakistanis 'were innocent'

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 12:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan says a group of its nationals in Afghanistan were arrested and then killed by Afghan security forces.
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Shrine bombers sentenced to death

Wednesday, March 22nd 2006, 13:29
related places: Quetta

Two men are sentenced to death in Pakistan for planning and executing a series of bomb attacks in Balochistan.
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Pakistan confirms bird flu cases

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 9:04

Tests confirm Pakistan's first cases of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, officials say.
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Pakistan launches cruise missile

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 5:39

Pakistan says it has tested a Babur nuclear-capable cruise missile for the second time.
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Blast hits Pakistan radio station

Monday, March 20th 2006, 6:39

A bomb attack on a radio station in Pakistan's tribal region disrupts broadcasts, authorities say.
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Seven killed in Pakistani blast

Sunday, March 19th 2006, 8:54

At least seven people, including six security officers, are killed in a roadside blast in Pakistan, police say.
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Pakistani clash 'leaves 25 dead'

Saturday, March 11th 2006, 5:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

New fighting on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan leaves at least 25 suspected rebels dead, the army reports.
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Pakistan province kite-flying ban

Friday, March 10th 2006, 10:37

Pakistan's Punjab province bans the flying of kites ahead of the Basant festival after a number of recent deaths.
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Wedding guests die in mine blast

Friday, March 10th 2006, 9:05

At least 26 members of a wedding party die when their vehicle hits a landmine in Balochistan, Pakistan.
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Pakistan court rejects 'spy' plea

Thursday, March 9th 2006, 16:06
related countries: India India

Pakistan's top court rejects an Indian man's attempt to have his death sentence for spying overturned.
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Quake chopper crash in Pakistan

Thursday, March 9th 2006, 9:57
related places: Kashmir

Two people are hurt after a Red Cross helicopter crashes in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
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'More militants die' in Pakistan

Monday, March 6th 2006, 17:40

More than 120 militants have been killed in three days of clashes in North Waziristan, Pakistan's army says.
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Musharraf says Karzai 'oblivious'

Monday, March 6th 2006, 6:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's leader says Afghan President Hamid Karzai is unaware of security issues in his own country.
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Confusion over Pakistan clashes

Monday, March 6th 2006, 0:21
related places: There

There are conflicting reports on whether one of Pakistan's biggest battles so far with pro-Taleban militants is over.
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Dozens killed in Pakistan clashes

Sunday, March 5th 2006, 15:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistani troops kill 46 pro-Taleban militants in clashes near the Afghan border, after a second day of fighting.
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Bush U-turn on Iranian pipeline

Saturday, March 4th 2006, 15:35
related countries: India India, Iran Iran, United States United States

President George W Bush says the US no longer opposes a gas pipeline from Iran to India via Pakistan.
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Bush praises Pakistan terror role

Saturday, March 4th 2006, 14:57

US President George W Bush hails Pakistan's part in the war on terror as he concludes a trip to the country.
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Pakistan blocks blogs on cartoons

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 17:39

Pakistan telecom authorities block several websites inviting people to draw cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Shops close for Pakistan strike

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 12:43

Shops in the cities of Pakistan's Punjab close on Friday during a strike in protest at cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Pakistan bomb kills US diplomat

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 16:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Karachi

A suicide bomber kills a US diplomat and two other people in Karachi two days before President Bush visits Pakistan.
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Pakistan raid toll 'climbs to 45'

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 13:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan says its forces have killed 45 militants, most of them foreigners, in a raid near the Afghan border.
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