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#Pakistan

# pakistan - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Factory fires kill more than 310 in Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Factory fires kill more than 310 in Pakistan

Sep 12th 2012, 12:51 PM 3,183 Views 8 Comments

Massive fires have gutted factories in Pakistan’s two largest cities, killing hundreds of people and prompting calls for an overhaul of industrial safety standards.

# pakistan - Saturday 8 September, 2012

VIDEO: The best cricket catch you'll see this year
# Tekkers
From The42
# Tekkers

VIDEO: The best cricket catch you'll see this year

Sep 8th 2012, 4:28 PM 1,992 Views 0 Comments

Dan Christian, take a bow.

Pakistani girl who was accused of blasphemy released from jail
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistani girl who was accused of blasphemy released from jail

Sep 8th 2012, 2:42 PM 6,237 Views 38 Comments

The girl, believed to be 14, was arrested last month for allegedly burning pages of the Koran. An imam was later accused of having planted the pages in the girl’s bag.

# pakistan - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Pakistan: Cleric arrested in blasphemy girl case
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan: Cleric arrested in blasphemy girl case

Sep 2nd 2012, 11:29 AM 4,423 Views 30 Comments

A cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy has been remanded in custody after police arrested him on suspicion of evidence-tampering and desecrating the Quran.

# pakistan - Friday 31 August, 2012

Pakistani Taliban release video of severed heads
# Pakistan-Afghanistan
# Pakistan-Afghanistan

Pakistani Taliban release video of severed heads

Aug 31st 2012, 6:27 PM 7,938 Views 32 Comments

The video was sent to AFP news agency earlier today and shows a militant commander posing with 12 heads arranged on the ground.

Pentagon may take legal action against Navy SEAL who wrote about Bin Laden raid
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Pentagon may take legal action against Navy SEAL who wrote about Bin Laden raid

Aug 31st 2012, 10:39 AM 4,112 Views 9 Comments

In his book, Matt Bissonnette writes about the moment Bin Laden was shot.

# pakistan - Monday 27 August, 2012

Pentagon checking Bin Laden raid book for leaks
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Pentagon checking Bin Laden raid book for leaks

Aug 27th 2012, 8:12 PM 6,751 Views 17 Comments

Officials have received the manuscript and are checking for any classified information, said Pentagon spokesperson.

# pakistan - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Pakistan to Paris passenger sleeps through stop - and flies back to Pakistan
# Sleepy
# Sleepy

Pakistan to Paris passenger sleeps through stop - and flies back to Pakistan

Aug 22nd 2012, 2:50 PM 12,799 Views 25 Comments

An inquiry has been launched into how cabin crew failed to notice the woman on board during the plane’s stopover.

# pakistan - Monday 13 August, 2012

Pakistan hit by bomb blast
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan hit by bomb blast

Aug 13th 2012, 10:00 PM 3,996 Views 6 Comments

At least 12 people were hurt in the blast, which came as people gathered on the eve of Pakistan’s 66th Independence Day being observed.

# pakistan - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

India set to test first nuclear submarine
# India
# India

India set to test first nuclear submarine

Aug 7th 2012, 2:00 PM 3,172 Views 14 Comments

Officials say they plan to have six nuclear subs in operation by 2018.

# pakistan - Friday 3 August, 2012

Shafilea Ahmed parents convicted of 'honour killing' murder
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

Shafilea Ahmed parents convicted of 'honour killing' murder

Aug 3rd 2012, 3:10 PM 8,616 Views 54 Comments

The 17-year-old’s sibling told the court she saw their parents suffocate the girl with a plastic bag.

# pakistan - Sunday 22 July, 2012

5 NATO troops die in Afghanistan roadside bombings
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

5 NATO troops die in Afghanistan roadside bombings

Jul 22nd 2012, 6:54 PM 2,007 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, four civilians also died today when hundreds of shells and rockets were fired from neighbouring Pakistan.

# pakistan - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Taliban kill 10 in Pakistan attack
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Taliban kill 10 in Pakistan attack

Jul 21st 2012, 6:18 PM 1,923 Views 4 Comments

A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a rival militant commander’s compound in northwestern Pakistan, killing ten people.

# pakistan - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

22 NATO supply trucks destroyed in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

22 NATO supply trucks destroyed in Afghanistan

Jul 18th 2012, 9:46 AM 1,869 Views 1 Comment

All the trucks were parked in the Rabatak area of the province where the truckers had stopped to rest.

# pakistan - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

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

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

Jul 4th 2012, 9:39 AM 1,895 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 1,348 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 1,933 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 2,114 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 3,032 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 772 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 4,940 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 2,963 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 2,453 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 986 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 3,355 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 8,495 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 1,423 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 2,580 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 3,352 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 1,167 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 21,556 Views 84 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 2,871 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 5,497 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 7,122 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 2,269 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 1,817 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 695 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 6,090 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 3,381 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 1,092 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.