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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Cathay Pacific cancels two Karachi flights after Taliban raid

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by Phila Siu, Reuters

    ... when gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed the airport, firing rocket-propelled grenades in an all-night siege that killed 34 people. In Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    US defence chief Chuck Hagel visits Pakistan

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Drones, Taliban on agenda as US defence secretary Chuck Hagel lands in Pakistan Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel visited Pakistan on Monday for talks as Washington seeks to defuse tensions over controversial US drone strikes and Islamabad’s role in Afghanistan. In the first visit by a US defence secretary in nearly four years, Hagel flew from Kabul ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN: ANALYSIS

    Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug ‘clinic’ prescribes torture

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... in irons. When police broke into the clinic last week in Haripur, a city built on a hill around 80 kilometres north of Islamabad, they found 115 ‘patients’ chained in pairs and shackled ...

  4. Chinese need greater protection overseas

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nationals after students from the Red Mosque in Islamabad last month kidnapped six mainland women from an acupuncture clinic they claimed was actually a brothel. Even though China is Pakistan's ... external pressure. The mosque has been terrorising Islamabad for six months with a fundamentalist anti-vice campaign aimed at carrying out sharia law in the country's capital and has ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani government appeals against lifting of travel ban on Pervez Musharraf

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Government's move ends hope of face-saving deal allowing former leader to escape charges Musharraf travel decision appealed Pakistan's ... on Pakistan this year, raising suspicion of coordination between the two countries after the programme was reportedly suspended to give Islamabad space to pursue talks with the Taliban, a process ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Aide to ex-military ruler, on trial for treason, demands police find who planted roadside bomb Musharraf 'in real danger' after fourth bid ... on the outskirts of Islamabad. Musharraf’s life is in real danger from the threat of extremist terrorist groups LONDON-BASED AIDE RAZA ANJUM It was the fourth apparent attempt on the former general's ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Foreign Islamist fighters exit tribal zone in Pakistan’s northwest

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Miranshah

    ... of co-ordination between Washington and Islamabad, with the Pakistani government’s patience for talks seemingly exhausted. But as pressure builds for a fuller response to the airport assault, which ... in the past when Islamabad had launched operations in other parts of the tribal areas and in the Swat Valley. Which is why it was so difficult to engage jihadists in a fight in the area, as they could ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

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

    ... Washington has long urged Islamabad to tackle militant sanctuaries in North Waziristan, a haven for Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked insurgents. Security officials in Miranshah told reporters ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan monsoon flood death toll rises to 96

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 08:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed 96 people across Pakistan in the past two weeks and affected nearly 90,000 others, officials said ... the worst floods in the country’s history killed almost 1,800 people and affected 21 million. Streets in all major cities including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad suffered intermittent flooding due ...

  10. News - World - PAKISTAN

    US sharply curtails drone strikes in Pakistan

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 02:16pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington The number of US military drone strikes in Pakistan has dropped signficantly to allow for talks between Islamabad and the Taliban to take place, media reports say The United States has cut back sharply on its drone strikes in Pakistan after the Islamabad government asked for restraint while it seeks peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban, the Washington Post ...




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