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Pakistani Taliban

Musharraf defies Taliban threats to return for election

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has returned to Pakistan after more than four years in exile, defying a Taliban death threat and vowing to "save" the country at the risk of his life.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 1:03am

Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri tests political voice in million-man march

The Arab spring seems a long way from Pakistan's extended winter of discontent. Still, when religious scholar Tahirul Qadri talks about his hopes for the massive rally billed as the "Long March", which he has planned in Islamabad for today, one that he hopes will lure more than a million people into the streets of the quiet capital, the image he uses is that of Cairo's Tahrir Square.

14 Jan 2013 - 6:13pm

US drone strike kills senior Pakistani militant

US drone strikes killed a Pakistani warlord who sent men to fight Nato troops in Afghanistan, in raids in northwest Pakistan that also killed nine other fighters.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:38pm

21 kidnapped policemen found shot dead in northwest Pakistan

Twenty-one tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban were found shot dead in Pakistan’s troubled northwest tribal region early Sunday, government officials said.

30 Dec 2012 - 10:36am

Polio work halted in Pakistan after more aid workers killed

The UN children’s agency Unicef and WHO suspended work on campaigns against polio in Pakistan on Wednesday after a series of attacks left nine health workers dead in three days.

19 Dec 2012 - 9:25pm

Militants attack Pakistan police station, kill 6

Police say militants have attacked a police station in northwestern Pakistan, killing six people.

Senior police officer Waqar Ahmed says the militants began Monday’s attack by firing a rocket at the gate of the police station in Bannu city and then tossing grenades. The battle went on for more than an hour.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:03pm

Briefs, November 23, 2012

Suicide bomber kills 23 in Pakistan

23 Nov 2012 - 2:42am