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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani lawmakers to resign in bid to force Nawaz Sharif out

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) controls 34 of the National Assembly's 342 seats. The party would also withdraw from three out of four provincial assemblies in Pakistan, senior party official Shah Mehmood Qureshi said. The fourth province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was under PTI control and officials there would not resign, he said. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the heartland of the Taliban insurgency ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Ten Taliban militants killed in attacks on Pakistan air force bases

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:08pm by Reuters

    ... the much-anticipated offensive, but residents say some civilians have also died in frequent air raids. Access to North Waziristan is tightly controlled and it is impossible to verify the military's ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... former cricketer, known for his charity work, who now heads the third largest legislative bloc in the country. Qadri, a cleric and political activist who usually lives in Canada, controls a large ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban attack that leaves 28 dead in Karachi shatters prospects of peace

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:40pm by Reuters

    ... flights and cargo is located. They opened fire with machine guns and rocket launchers, sparking a battle with security forces that lasted until around dawn. Heavy gunfire and multiple explosions ... by the fire, said Rizwan Akhtar, the chief of Pakistan's elite paramilitary Rangers. Just before dawn, security forces regained control of the airport, and all 10 attackers were dead, Akhtar said. ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Civilian deaths in anti-Taliban air raid stoke anger in Pakistan's lawless northwest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... control," he said. "America is our enemy, but they have never taken such cruel action against us as that we witnessed from the Pakistani government, our own country." ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan helicopters pound rebels as 150,000 civilians flee tribal areas

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan

    ... of seven semi-autonomous tribal regions on the Afghan border, has been an important base for the TTP, which has killed thousands in bombings and gun attacks during its seven-year insurgency. ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan gunmen in fresh attack at checkpoint near Karachi airport

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:48pm by AFP

    ... on a militant-infested tribal district, killing 15 people in apparent retaliation for Monday’s assault. Ten Taliban fighters, some dressed in military uniform and armed with machine guns, grenades and rocket ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban fighters who stormed Karachi airport were prepared for a drawn-out siege

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... forces. A protracted gun battle followed as the militants took up positions around the cargo terminal. The sound of gunfire and small explosions created panic among passengers and people ... and flights were diverted as the gun battle continued. "The militants were not able to achieve their target of hitting the aeroplanes as they were kept engaged by the security forces, [that] ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan court suicide attack leaves 11 dead, 24 wounded

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:13pm by Reuters

    ... on court kills 11, including judge Gunmen burst into a court in a busy shopping area in the heart of Pakistan’s capital on Monday, killing at least 11 people in a suicide-bomb and gun attack likely ... continued around Pakistan in past weeks, showing that the central Taliban leadership is not entirely in control of its operations. "We have already declared a ceasefire for a month and we stand ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan PM demands probe into ‘honour killing’ of pregnant woman

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... then grabbed her head scarf, causing her to fall over. While a member of Iqbal’s party wrestled the gun away, a female cousin grabbed a brick and hit Farzana with it, he said. “She was screaming ...




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