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  1. News - World - PAKISTAN

    Benazir's son puts Bhutto name back in spotlight

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 07:20am by Reuters

    ... Zardari said he planned a series of rallies in a challenge to embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. "Like any politician, like the head of any political party, we are looking to expand our ... for the ill-fated parade. "I start this journey for my people, for the martyrs, for my mother," he wrote on his Twitter page ahead of the rally. "Boarding the truck bought back some painful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624562/benazirs-son-puts-bhutto-name-back-spotlight
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Chinese-American 'was target of Pakistan mountain massacre'

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... from out of town and wanted to meet. The men met at a house in the town of Chilas, where the two strangers, wearing all-enveloping burqas, were introduced as important Taliban cadres from Afghanistan. The local fighters were briefed on the planned Nanga Parbat operation. "They were told that the mission was about kidnapping a foreigner in order to later bargain for the release ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543217/chinese-american-was-target-pakistan-mountain-massacre
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Passenger killed as gunmen open fire on jet landing in Pakistan

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:22pm

    ... with more than 170 passengers on board. Authorities said the plane landed safely but that a catastrophe was only narrowly avoided as it was still 1,500 metres above the ground when it was hit ... operation has seen North Waziristan hit by more than a week of shelling and air raids, with more than 470,000 people fleeing ahead of an impending ground assault. Many have headed to the nearby town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540298/passenger-killed-gunmen-open-fire-jet-landing-pakistan
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan launches military campaign in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 10:09am by AP

    ... and local terrorists who are hiding in sanctuaries in North Waziristan," a military statement said. A military official in the main North Waziristan town of Miranshah said that the coordinated ... some 25km west of the main town of Miranshah in North Waziristan, a stronghold for Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants on the border with Afghanistan. Watch: Taliban make new threats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533191/airstrikes-kill-about-100-militants-pakistan
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan summons US envoy in protest at killing of Taliban leader

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 07:02am by Reuters

    ... the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud as a US bid to derail planned peace talks, while some lawmakers demanded the blocking of US supply lines into Afghanistan in retaliation. "The murder ... converging on the town and firing furiously at drones buzzing high in the sky. About eight drones were seen overhead as well as a larger aircraft that seemed to be of a type that residents had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1346123/pakistan-summons-us-envoy-protest-killing-taliban-leader
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban choose new leader, dismiss peace talks

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 09:57am by Agence France-Presse in Miranshah, Pakistan

    ... The choice of Fazlullah by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ruling council appears to have sunk government plans for peace talks to try to end the militants’ bloody six-year insurgency. TTP ... in North Waziristan, prompting celebratory gunfire in Miranshah, the main town in area. The TTP, an umbrella organisation grouping numerous militant factions, has killed thousands of soldiers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1350604/pakistani-taliban-choose-new-leader-dismiss-peace-talks
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    US drone kills senior Haqqani commander

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... announcements made by mosque loudspeaker in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, said his funeral would take place at 3pm on Friday. Two Pakistani intelligence officials, who spoke on condition ... and as a lieutenant of Haqqani leader Sirajuddin Haqqani. It said Zadran led fighters in attacks across southeastern Afghanistan, and was believed to have planned and co-ordinated the movement of hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1305084/us-drone-kills-senior-haqqani-commander
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    World cheers Malala Yousafzai, but Pakistanis ambivalent

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 08:28pm by AP

    ... obscured, scramble out and dash into the building. The school made no plans to recognise the anniversary, although children in other parts of the country did. Teachers and students are afraid. Even ... and at a time when the Taliban roamed freely throughout the valley, blowing up schools, beheading security forces and leaving their dismembered bodies in the town square. “It was a very, very hard time. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1328038/world-cheers-malala-yousafzai-pakistanis-ambivalent
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Bomb kills 7 Pakistan pro-government militia

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 04:00pm by AFP

    ... town in the northwest, officials said. Twenty militiamen were travelling by bus from the tribal district of Khyber, where fighting has recently intensified in a long-running Pakistan military ... as it was on its way to Kohat, one of the main garrison towns for the Pakistan army in the northwest, officials said. “As a result of the blast, the passenger van was completely destroyed and seven people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1150151/bomb-kills-7-pakistan-pro-government-militia
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Car bombing kills at least 16 in northwest Pakistan

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse in Peshawar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar A suicide bomber on Saturday blew up a car at a crowded market in a northwestern Pakistani tribal town, killing at least 16 people and wounding 30 others, ... and formed a militia supporting local elders and government efforts against militancy, a local intelligence official said. Semi-autonomous Darra Adam Khel lies between the northwestern towns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1060302/car-bombing-kills-least-16-northwest-pakistan

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