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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan seeks new army chief

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 02:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Role is widely considered most powerful job in Pakistan Five months on from a successful transition of power after general elections, Pakistan is poised to make a decision of arguably even greater importance - the appointment of a new army chief. The incumbent, General Ashfaq Kayani, on Sunday confirmed he will step down as scheduled on November ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1327107/pakistan-seeks-new-army-chief
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Death toll in Pakistan bombing rises to 42

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 02:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Peshawar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar Bombing is third deadly strike in week to hit northwestern city of Peshawar The death toll from a car bomb attack in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar rose to 42 on Monday, hospital authorities said. The bombing on Sunday, which caused carnage in a busy market area, was the third deadly strike in a week to hit the city, the gateway ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1321343/death-toll-pakistan-bombing-rises-42
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan buries victims of new earthquake

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 07:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Awaran

    ... Agence France-Presse in Awaran At least 22 killed in Awaran district after 6.8-magnitude earthquake The victims of a new earthquake to hit southwest Pakistan, days after a massive tremor, were buried Sunday as officials distributed a fresh consignment of relief goods to survivors. The powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck on Saturday and killed at least 22 people in a region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1320724/pakistan-buries-victims-new-earthquake
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan releases seven Taliban prisoners

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 03:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistan on Saturday announced the release of seven senior Afghan Taliban figures to help the peace process in war-torn neighbour Afghanistan, the foreign ministry said. “In order to further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process, Pakistan is releasing seven Taliban detainees namely Mansoor Dadullah, Said Wali, Abdul Manan, Karim Agha, Sher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1305606/pakistan-releases-seven-taliban-prisoners
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan floods affected more than 300,000

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 08:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Heavy monsoon rains have triggered floods affecting more than 300,000 people across Pakistan in the last two weeks and killed 108 others, disaster management officials said on Sunday. “The rains affected 334,764 people, killed at least 108 people and wounded 104,” a senior National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) official told AFP. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297580/pakistan-floods-affected-more-300000
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan police shoot gunman after standoff

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 11:41am by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Dramatic scenes from Islamabad televised live Pakistani police snipers shot and seriously wounded a gunman who was tackled live on television by a politician during a dramatic standoff close to Islamabad’s high-security political quarter. The man, who was with his wife and children as he issued demands for the imposition of Islamic law, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297107/pakistan-police-shoot-gunman-after-standoff
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    US orders non-essential staff out of consulate in Pakistan’s Lahore

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 11:20am by Agence France-Presse in Lahore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lahore The United States has evacuated all non-emergency staff from its consulate in the Pakistani city of Lahore, citing “specific threats” amid a worldwide alert over al-Qaeda intercepts. The US State Department also reiterated a longstanding warning to US citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to Pakistan, in a statement issued late on Thursday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1295454/us-orders-non-essential-staff-out-consulate-pakistans-lahore
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Seven killed in bomb blast in Pakistan’s Karachi

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Karachi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi A bomb blast in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi early on Wednesday killed seven people and wounded 26 others, police said. The blast took place in the impoverished Lyari neighbourhood of the city after a football match. “The bomb was planted on a motorbike that was parked outside the stadium, killing seven people, many of them teenage boys,” police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1294925/seven-killed-bomb-blast-pakistans-karachi
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s ‘Burka Avenger’ set to go global

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 05:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Rawalpindi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rawalpindi Pakistan’s new cartoon superhero who fights bad guys disguised in a flowing black burqa is set to go global, her creator told AFP, with plans afoot to broadcast the show in 60 countries. The Urdu-language animation “Burka Avenger”, showing the adventures of a mild-mannered teacher who uses her superpowers to fight local gangsters trying to close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1294440/pakistans-burka-avenger-set-go-global
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    More than 230 prisoners escape after Taliban attack on Pakistan prison

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 10:12am by Agence France-Presse in Peshawar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar At least 12 people killed and seven others wounded in jailbreak Taliban insurgents released hundreds of prisoners, including hardline militants, in a brazen assault on the central jail in northwest Pakistan that was bombarded with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. At least 13 people - six police, four prisoners, two attackers and one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1292982/more-230-prisoners-escape-after-taliban-attack-pakistan-prison

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