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  1. News - Asia - KASHMIR

    Pakistan accuses India of shelling Kashmir as border tensions simmer

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 02:41pm by Reuters in Islamabad

    ... Reuters in Islamabad India and Pakistan's armies have been exchanging fire on front line Pakistan accused Indian troops of firing shells across the disputed border in Kashmir ... on August 6 when five Indian soldiers were ambushed and killed in the Poonch region. New Delhi blamed the attack on the Pakistan army. Islamabad denied involvement. On Monday, a Pakistani army ...

  2. News - Asia - TERRORISM

    Pakistan Taliban 'open to peace talks'

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 09:47am by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud says ceasefire in Pakistan must include end to US drone strikes Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud on Wednesday said he was still open to peace talks, but that the government has not taken any serious steps to start a dialogue. Mehsud, who has a $5 million US government bounty on his head, said he ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ... homes and farmland. Streets in all major cities including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad suffer intermittent flooding due to downpours, damaging roads and private homes. In 2010, the worst floods ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. News - Asia - KASHMIR

    Pakistan says officer killed by Indian fire in Kashmir

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 05:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistan’s military accused India on Wednesday of killing an army officer and seriously wounding a soldier in the latest clash across the disputed border ... on Monday the army would take “all possible steps” to counter ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the border. Islamabad has denied its soldiers were involved in the ambush which triggered off ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Death toll from heavy rains reaches 53 in Pakistan

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 04:00pm by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... Associated Press in Islamabad Heavy rains that caused flash floods and collapsed houses in different parts of Pakistan have killed 53 people over the past three days, a senior disaster management official said on Monday. Civil and military authorities have launched rescue and relief efforts to deal with the crisis, said Brig. Kamran Zia, a member of the National Disaster Management ...

  8. News - Asia

    Pakistan prosecutors to charge former president Musharraf over Bhutto murder

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 04:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Prosecutors at a Pakistani court will next week charge former military ruler Pervez Musharraf with criminal conspiracy and the murder of opposition leader ... accounts and assets be unfrozen. “General Musharraf is appearing in all cases against him,” Kasuri said. The main prosecutor in the case, Chaudhry Zulfiqar, was shot dead in Islamabad on May 3. ...

  9. News - Asia

    Taliban claim responsibility for Pakistan bombing that killed seven in Karachi

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 01:45pm by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... Official says bombers targeted and injured senior judge Maqbool Baqir A bomb targeting a senior judge in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi wounded him and killed seven members of the security forces on Wednesday, a senior government official said. Th ...

  10. News - Asia

    Afghan Taliban offer to free US soldier held captive for four years

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 04:25pm by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... Taliban want to exchange US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for five operatives held in Guantanamo Bay The Afghan Taliban say they are ready to hand over a US soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their senior operatives being held at the Gu ...




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