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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Ten Taliban militants killed in attacks on Pakistan air force bases

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:08pm by Reuters

    ... air force bases in the strategic west Pakistan city of Quetta, officials said. While the attackers did not get inside either facility, the raids on Thursday marked the third time since June ... casualty figures. Police said some of the attackers in Thursday night's raids were killed at the Samungli air force base, which shares a runway with the civilian airport in Quetta. The city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574483/ten-taliban-militants-killed-attacks-pakistan-air-force-bases
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Clashes in Pakistan after shots fired at opposition leader Imran Khan

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:43pm

    ... civilian government with its biggest challenge yet. Gunshots hit the vehicle of former cricket star and opposition politician Imran Khan as he led his supporters through the eastern city ... and dancing as they prepared to welcome the their comrades approaching the city. “We have come to save our country because of the call of our leader, Imran Khan,” said 36-year-old Ajaz Khan in central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574222/clashes-pakistan-after-shots-fired-opposition-leader-imran-khan
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    More than 20,000 rally in Islamabad, calling for Sharif to resign as PM

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... attacked a convoy of Khan's supporters in the eastern city of Gujranwala. Khan was not injured, his spokeswoman said. Some members of Sharif's party have suggested the protests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574936/60000-protesters-fill-rain-soaked-streets-push-pakistan-pms-resignation
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Islamabad braced for huge Imran Khan-led protest against Sharif

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:41pm by GDN

    ... capital to standstill Pakistan is bracing itself for massive street protests in the capital, Islamabad, this week amid a political crisis that has seen cities' petrol supplies cut, clashes ... "If they try to stop peaceful protest then there is going to be violence." Sharif's power has also been challenged in the prime minister's home city of Lahore, the capital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571528/islamabad-braced-huge-imran-khan-led-protest-against-sharif
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    23 drown at Karachi beaches as Pakistani bathers defy ban to celebrate Eid

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:32am by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Islamabad At least 23 bathers have drowned in rough seas off Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi, officials said on Thursday, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season. Rescue workers in Pakistan’s largest city said they had recovered the bodies of 21 people from the sea as of noon on Thursday. The bathers were among thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564054/23-drown-karachi-beaches-pakistani-bathers-defy-ban-celebrate-eid
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

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

    ... of anonymity. “The forces have also taken over the civil hospital in Miranshah and have destroyed four hideouts in the artillery firing.” Other security officials in Peshawar, the main city of northwest ...

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

    Passenger killed as gunmen open fire on jet landing in Pakistan

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:22pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar Police have detained 200 people after a passenger jet came under fire while landing in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, killing a female ... raid on the international airport in the southern port city of Karachi that extinguished a largely fruitless peace process with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Tuesday also saw the first ...

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

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

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

    ... with followers of a prominent preacher and anti-government critic in the eastern city of Lahore. The clash, a rare act of political violence in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home city, involved ... Pakistan Awami Tehreek, in the city's Model Town suburb on Monday night. "When police arrived to remove illegal encroachments, party workers started pelting stones and threw petrol bombs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535199/8-killed-lahore-pakistani-police-clash-backers-popular-cleric
  9. 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

    ... The fighting has triggered a huge exodus of civilians from North Waziristan, both into the Pakistani cities of Bannu, Peshawar and Kohat and across the border into Afghanistan. “Some 157,000 people ...

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

    Taliban warns foreign companies to leave Pakistan, amid army offensive

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Miranshah As militants pledge retaliatory action against government following military strikes in tribal area, major cities step up security amid threats TALIBAN ... and tranquility." Pakistan's major cities braced for revenge attacks by ramping up security at key installations and ordering soldiers to patrol the streets, while hospitals in the northwest prepared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1534285/taliban-warns-foreign-companies-leave-pakistan-amid-army-offensive

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