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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani government appeals against lifting of travel ban on Pervez Musharraf

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:20pm by AFP

    ... handover of power since its independence from Britain in 1947. Facing impeachment following the 2008 elections, Musharraf resigned as president and went into self-imposed exile in Dubai. He is also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532521/pakistan-appeal-ruling-allowing-ex-president-musharraf-leave-country
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu Pakistan’s military launched a ground assault in the North Waziristan tribal area on Monday, beginning a new phase in its offensive against Taliban militants, officials said. Troops moved on Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, around 9.30am local time, officials said, after two weeks of air strikes and artillery bombardment of insurgent targets. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543674/pakistan-army-luanch-ground-offensive-against-taliban-north-waziristan
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban got new haircuts to elude Pakistani military

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... and hair very short, saying that they were going to the [Persian] Gulf and wanted to avoid problems at Pakistani airports," Khan said. The Pakistani military launched the offensive against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548164/taliban-got-new-haircuts-elude-pakistani-military
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s new terror law ‘green light for abuse’, says HRW

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... the maximum sentence for terror offences to 20 years and allows security forces to hold suspects for up to 60 days without disclosing their whereabouts or allegations against them. HRW said the law ... that ensures the protection of basic rights in the fight against terrorism." The legislation, passed as the Pakistani military fights a major offensive against Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546997/pakistans-new-terror-law-green-light-abuse-says-hrw
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    8 killed in Lahore as Pakistani police clash with backers of popular cleric

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... supporters of cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri who lives in Canada but is due to come to Pakistan next Monday. He hopes to lead a "peaceful revolution" against the country's parliamentary democracy which he considers corrupt. The religiously moderate cleric has a large following in Pakistan. But some analysts believe he is also supported by the country's powerful military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535199/8-killed-lahore-pakistani-police-clash-backers-popular-cleric
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani father cuts the throats of daughter and man she married for love

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by Reuters

    ... included singing, looking out of the window and talking to a man who was not a relative. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said 869 so-called "honour killings" were reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542567/pakistani-father-cuts-throats-daughter-and-man-she-married-love
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Chinese-American 'was target of Pakistan mountain massacre'

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

    ... then met a local sectarian group in a forest, recruiting two more fighters- against the sectarian group leader's wishes- to bring their number to 10. They left for the Nanga Parbat base camp ...

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

    Passenger killed as gunmen open fire on jet landing in Pakistan

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:22pm

    ... suicide bombing in North Waziristan since the military launched a major operation against the Taliban and other militants who have strongholds there. Three people were killed in the attack. ... Taliban faction, claimed responsibility, with spokesman Abu Baseer saying it was the start of a counter-strike against Pakistani troops. “It is beginning of our offensive and we will launch ...

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

    Pakistan launches military campaign in North Waziristan

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

    ... responsibility for the June 8 commando-style attack on Karachi airport. "On the directions of the Government, Armed forces of Pakistan have launched a comprehensive operation against foreign ... to independently verify the accounts. Residents in North Waziristan said they were woken after midnight by the sound of jets roaring overhead but said the strikes happened in a remote mountainous area. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533191/airstrikes-kill-about-100-militants-pakistan
  10. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan Civilians exodus lawless tribal areas on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan as army gears up for long expected ground offensive against ... ground offensive passed 150,000. Nearly 100,000 people have left North Waziristan tribal area, on the Afghan border, this week after the military launched a long-awaited assault against Taliban ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536944/pakistan-helicopters-pound-rebels-150000-civilians-flee-tribal-areas

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