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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Fourteen killed, 50 injured in bomb blast on Pakistani train

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:42pm by Reuters

    ... the bombing was retaliation for the raids by security forces. The bomb went off on the Rawalpindi-bound Jaffar Express in a carriage reserved for men, in the town of Sibi, 120 kilometres southeast ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Musharraf in real danger, aide says after bid to blow up his car

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:50pm by AFP

    ... the government of Pakistan to ensure that those who perpetuated this planned assassination attempt are brought to justice," he said. On Monday, a special court indicted Musharraf for treason, ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Polio vaccination drive starts in Pakistan's troubled northwest

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:08am by AFP

    ... of towns and villages, is the ninth phase of a push to eradicate polio in Pakistan which, along with Nigeria and Afghanistan is one of only three countries where the disease remains endemic. ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    35 killed in Pakistan vehicle pile-up as smuggled fuel catches fire

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Quetta 35 killed in vehicle pile-up as illicit fuel catches fire A collision involving two trucks and two buses on a coastal highway in southwestern Pakistan yesterday killed 35 people and injured 20 passengers, police said. The accident took place in Baluchistan province, near Gadani, a coastal town known for its ship-breaking industry some 600 kilometres ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Drought and disease afflict desert region of Pakistan

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... according to government data, with the worst-hit towns of Diplo, Chacro and Islamkot barely touched by a drop of water for months. Asif Ikram, the second most senior administration official ... to the recent outbreak of animal disease, said he and other villagers were envious of Indian villages just across the border. "In the bordering town of India there is greenery all around ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan's first women-only bus service gets mixed reviews

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... transport. "I have a long journey to work and when I get there it's often only me left on board. Sometimes the driver will take advantage to give me his phone number and ask for mine," she said during the 20-odd-kilometre ride to her destination in Islamabad. Others on board described being touched by drivers, conductors and male passengers. The tiny minibuses that ply ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban declare a one-month ceasefire to revive peace talks

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:49am by Reuters

    ... such guarantees, but said talks could resume if the ceasefire was honoured. Speculation has mounted in recent weeks that the Pakistani military is planning an offensive against the insurgents after talks ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani aircraft pound militants in tribal areas

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 02:44pm by AFP

    ... of force, experts say the Pakistani military is not set to expand the operation with boots on the ground. Such a move would require much planning with help from US and Afghan forces on the other side of the border, as well as a contingency plan for the massive upheaval of refugees, Masood said. “In all probability they will engage in limited but forceful or targeted strikes for some ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani policeman and train passengers killed in separate bombing attacks

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 08:51pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... injured persons died of their wounds in a hospital in Jacobabad town,” a senior local administration official, Sardar Jamali, said. He said the Khushhal Khan Khattak express was travelling ... route last month killed three people and wounded 20 in the central town of Rajanpur in Punjab province. Pakistan since July 2007 has been gripped by a local Taliban-led insurgency concentrated ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Nawaz Sharif slams Taliban’s claim it executed 23 abducted soldiers

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 06:48pm by AFP

    ... peace,” Sharif said in a statement. A four-member government negotiating team immediately pulled out of peace talks with their Taliban counterparts scheduled for Monday in the northwestern town ... of such incidents in future,” the head of the Taliban committee, Syed Yousuf Shah, said from the town. “We were close to reaching an understanding on a ceasefire but it is sad that the government committee ...




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