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# pakistan - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Friends reunited: After US says sorry, Pakistan reopens Afghanistan supply lines
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# Afghanistan

Friends reunited: After US says sorry, Pakistan reopens Afghanistan supply lines

Jul 4th 2012, 9:39 AM 1,885 Views 7 Comments

The development means that the US could save hundred of millions of dollars in fighting the war in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio
# POLIO
# POLIO

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio

Jul 4th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,340 Views 5 Comments

Security issues mean that up to 40 per cent children in some parts are not vaccinated.

# pakistan - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Pakistan court disqualifies its own Prime Minister from office
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan court disqualifies its own Prime Minister from office

Jun 19th 2012, 12:14 PM 1,920 Views 4 Comments

Yousuf Raza Gilani was convicted of contempt for refusing to ask authorities to reopen corruption cases. This bars him from being an MP, a law which the country’s Supreme Court today enforced.

# pakistan - Monday 18 June, 2012

Pakistan tells pot-bellied police: 'Go on a diet, or quit the force'
# Better Shape Up
From The Daily Edge
# Better Shape Up

Pakistan tells pot-bellied police: 'Go on a diet, or quit the force'

Jun 18th 2012, 9:48 AM 2,107 Views 1 Comment

77 per cent of police in Rawalpindi are overweight – so the police chief now says waistlines cannot be above 38″.

# pakistan - Monday 11 June, 2012

High Court allows immigrants to challenge Minister over 'undue delays'
# Immigration
# Immigration

High Court allows immigrants to challenge Minister over 'undue delays'

Jun 11th 2012, 2:53 PM 3,029 Views 11 Comments

A Pakistani woman and an Iraqi man have been waiting years to hear decisions on their applications for residency and citizenship.

# pakistan - Friday 8 June, 2012

Bomb targeting government bus in Pakistan kills 18
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Bomb targeting government bus in Pakistan kills 18

Jun 8th 2012, 11:28 AM 764 Views 1 Comment

Eighteen government employees and other civilians were killed when a bomb exploded on a bus in northwestern Pakistan.

# pakistan - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Drone strike kills Al Qaeda second in command
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

Drone strike kills Al Qaeda second in command

Jun 5th 2012, 8:28 PM 4,919 Views 74 Comments

Abu Yahya al-Libi is reported to have been charged with the day-to-day operations of the terrorist organisation in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

US terminates funding for Pakistani Sesame Street
# Bye Elmo
# Bye Elmo

US terminates funding for Pakistani Sesame Street

Jun 5th 2012, 11:40 AM 2,952 Views 12 Comments

The US has withdrawn its $20 million funding for the programme amid reports of corruption.

# pakistan - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden 'jailed over militancy'
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden 'jailed over militancy'

May 30th 2012, 4:57 PM 2,450 Views 11 Comments

Court documents obtained today debunk the view that Shakil Afridi was convicted for working with the CIA.

# pakistan - Friday 25 May, 2012

Francois Hollande makes surprise trip to Afghanistan over troop pullout

Francois Hollande makes surprise trip to Afghanistan over troop pullout

May 25th 2012, 8:26 AM 978 Views 5 Comments

The French president told troops in Afghanistan that the French exit from Afghanistan is imminent.

# pakistan - Thursday 24 May, 2012

US aid to Pakistan cut over jailing of doctor who helped CIA
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

US aid to Pakistan cut over jailing of doctor who helped CIA

May 24th 2012, 9:50 PM 3,339 Views 8 Comments

Dr Shakil Afridi was convicted of conspiring against the state of Pakistan after he helped the CIA in their search for bin Laden.

# pakistan - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden sentenced to 33 years
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden sentenced to 33 years

May 23rd 2012, 8:34 PM 8,479 Views 40 Comments

The Pakistani man has been convicted of conspiring against Pakistan.

# pakistan - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

One heck of a ride: Irish adventurers trekking 16,000 km from Istanbul to Shanghai
# Sand2Snow
From The42
# Sand2Snow

One heck of a ride: Irish adventurers trekking 16,000 km from Istanbul to Shanghai

May 22nd 2012, 10:02 AM 1,408 Views 0 Comments

Five countries, three deserts and one mountain range will be crossed by the fundraising duo by the time they reach the east coast of China.

# pakistan - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Pakistan blocks Twitter over blasphemy dispute
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan blocks Twitter over blasphemy dispute

May 20th 2012, 1:23 PM 2,575 Views 25 Comments

Officials say Twitter refused to remove material considered offensive to Islam,

# pakistan - Monday 7 May, 2012

Al-Qaeda releases video of American hostage
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Al-Qaeda releases video of American hostage

May 7th 2012, 9:27 AM 3,343 Views 16 Comments

In the video, hostage Warren Weinstein says he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group’s demands.

# pakistan - Friday 4 May, 2012

Suicide bombing in Pakistani market kills 20
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Suicide bombing in Pakistani market kills 20

May 4th 2012, 9:09 PM 1,161 Views 6 Comments

A teenager detonated a bomb near a Pakistani market close to the Afghan border Friday, killing 20 people.

# pakistan - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Al-Qaeda planned message to convert Ireland to Islam

Al-Qaeda planned message to convert Ireland to Islam

May 3rd 2012, 6:21 PM 21,524 Views 85 Comments

A letter by Al-Qaeda’s American spokesman says Ireland was ripe for conversion because of its ‘sympathy’ for Palestine.

# pakistan - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Romney insists he would have ordered bin Laden killed
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Romney insists he would have ordered bin Laden killed

May 1st 2012, 8:00 PM 2,862 Views 12 Comments

Seemingly backtracking on his statements from a few years ago, the Republican presidential candidate says he would have given the order to kill Osama bin Laden.

One year on: Osama bin Laden's death
# Osama
# Osama

One year on: Osama bin Laden's death

May 1st 2012, 7:30 PM 5,487 Views 12 Comments

The architect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was killed by US Navy SEALs in the early hours of 2 May 2011 – here, we take a look back at the events that unfolded in the wake of his death.

# pakistan - Sunday 29 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Apr 29th 2012, 7:55 PM 7,113 Views 2 Comments

Back and forth on the treaty debate, pregnant girl turned away from Munster school and a round up of the rest of the day’s news…

British doctor killed by captors in Pakistan
# Murder
# Murder

British doctor killed by captors in Pakistan

Apr 29th 2012, 1:02 PM 2,251 Views 6 Comments

The body of 60-year-old Khalil Rasjed Dale, who had been working for the Red Cross, was found four months after he was kidnapped.

# pakistan - Friday 27 April, 2012

US court rules against release of dead bin Laden photos
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

US court rules against release of dead bin Laden photos

Apr 27th 2012, 10:46 AM 1,795 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, earlier today Osama bin Laden’s family was deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia.

# pakistan - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Pakistan PM convicted of contempt - but won't go to jail
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan PM convicted of contempt - but won't go to jail

Apr 26th 2012, 9:12 AM 686 Views 4 Comments

Gilani given a symbolic sentence over his refusal to reopen corruption case against Pakistan’s president.

# pakistan - Friday 20 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Apr 20th 2012, 8:01 PM 6,077 Views 2 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Pakistani passenger jet with 127 on board crashes
# Crash
# Crash

Pakistani passenger jet with 127 on board crashes

Apr 20th 2012, 6:18 PM 3,368 Views 7 Comments

A government minister has said there is little hope of finding survivors.

# pakistan - Monday 16 April, 2012

Coordinated attacks hit Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Coordinated attacks hit Afghanistan

Apr 16th 2012, 7:31 AM 1,081 Views 1 Comment

Kabul and three other cities were targeted in the attacks. They were blamed on the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, which has links to al-Qaida.

# pakistan - Sunday 8 April, 2012

India and Pakistan seek to normalise strained relations
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

India and Pakistan seek to normalise strained relations

Apr 8th 2012, 11:30 AM 1,058 Views 3 Comments

President Asif Ali Zadari was making the first visit to India by a Pakistani head of state in seven years.

# pakistan - Saturday 7 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Apr 7th 2012, 8:10 PM 6,185 Views 9 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

No survivors found after 12-hour search at Pakistani avalanche
# Avalanche
# Avalanche

No survivors found after 12-hour search at Pakistani avalanche

Apr 7th 2012, 6:29 PM 2,470 Views 1 Comment

At least 117 soldiers, and potentially as many as 130, are missing after a major avalanche close to the Indian border.

Column: I had to squash the rumours about Ger’s death on K2
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: I had to squash the rumours about Ger’s death on K2

Apr 7th 2012, 6:00 PM 13,070 Views 25 Comments

Damien O’Brien is the brother-in-law of Irish climber Ger McDonnell, who died on the slopes of K2. Here he explains why he had to investigate the full story of Ger’s final climb.

Avalanche buries 130 Pakistani soldiers - report
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Avalanche buries 130 Pakistani soldiers - report

Apr 7th 2012, 7:24 AM 3,321 Views 1 Comment

An army base on a remote Himalayan glacier was struck by snow earlier this morning with rescue efforts now underway.

# pakistan - Monday 2 April, 2012

Bin Laden’s wives, daughters in jail for illegal entry into Pakistan
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Bin Laden’s wives, daughters in jail for illegal entry into Pakistan

Apr 2nd 2012, 12:29 PM 1,626 Views 2 Comments

The five women were sentenced to 45 days in prison for illegally entering and living in the country.

# pakistan - Sunday 1 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Apr 1st 2012, 8:12 PM 8,741 Views 0 Comments

Our nightly round-up of the day’s main news, and the bits-and-pieces you might have missed…

Pakistani boy, 13, set fire to himself because parents couldn't afford school uniform
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistani boy, 13, set fire to himself because parents couldn't afford school uniform

Apr 1st 2012, 7:50 PM 8,021 Views 27 Comments

Kamran Khan’s parents could not afford the traditional clothes to send him to school. Yesterday he died from his injuries.

# pakistan - Friday 30 March, 2012

On the run: Osama bin Laden lived in 5 houses
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

On the run: Osama bin Laden lived in 5 houses

Mar 30th 2012, 9:27 PM 6,281 Views 23 Comments

A widow of the al-Qaeda has told investigators that he lived in five safe houses in Pakistan and fathered four children, two of them born in government hospitals.

# pakistan - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Gunmen kill UN worker and five others in Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Gunmen kill UN worker and five others in Pakistan

Mar 29th 2012, 7:33 AM 740 Views 1 Comment

The group opened fire on UN staff as they drove through the troubled Baluchistan province.

# pakistan - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Osama Bin Laden may have been betrayed by oldest wife
# Khairia
# Khairia

Osama Bin Laden may have been betrayed by oldest wife

Mar 11th 2012, 1:59 PM 5,958 Views 18 Comments

Independent investigator Shaukut Qadir’s theory also shows bin Laden’s deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri as an ambitious second-in-command.

# pakistan - Friday 2 March, 2012

WikiLeaks emails suggest Bin Laden corpse 'brought to America'
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

WikiLeaks emails suggest Bin Laden corpse 'brought to America'

Mar 2nd 2012, 10:22 AM 10,163 Views 67 Comments

Internet emails at the intelligence company Stratfor suggest Osama bin Laden’s body wasn’t buried at sea, as suggested.