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Syrian TV denies intelligence chief’s murder


August 27th, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A pro-government Syrian TV channel, al-Dunya, has denied media reports that said Jamil Hassan, head of Syria's air force intelligence, had been assassinated.Citing Syrian opposition ... Read more...

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Four killed in Pakistan bombing


August 5th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) At least four people were killed Sunday and 10 injured, including women and children, when a car bomb exploded in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta, media ... Read more...

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Modi’s object lesson in political grandiosity (Comment)


July 31st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
In saying that he should be hanged publicly if he is found guilty of complicity in the 2002 Gujarat riots, Chief Minister Narendra Modi has yet again provided an object ... Read more...

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18 Shia pilgrims gunned down in Pakistan


July 7th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Friday night when unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen rained bullets at a bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, media ... Read more...

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Four kids dead in Lahore hospital fire (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) A massive fire broke out Thursday in the children's emergency ward at a government hospital in Lahore, killing at least four children and injuring 21, officials ... Read more...

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Four kids die in Lahore hospital fire


June 7th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) At least four children were killed and 17 injured Thursday in a fire that broke out at a government hospital in Pakistani metropolis Lahore, Geo News ... Read more...

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10 killed in Pakistan accident


June 5th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and seven others injured Tuesday when a truck fell into a deep ravine in Pakistan's northwest tribal region.The accident took ... Read more...

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10 killed in Karachi violence after leader’s death (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 27 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and over 50 vehicles torched as violence escalated in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Tuesday over the killing of a ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Pakistan drone strike


March 13th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) At least eight people were killed Tuesday in a drone strike in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, media reports said.According to Xinhua, most local media reports said ... Read more...

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Three soldiers killed in Pakistan


February 26th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A Pakistani soldier was killed Sunday in a clash with militants while two security personnel died in a remote-controlled blast in the country's northwest tribal region, ... Read more...

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Pakistani tribal leader killed in suicide blast (Second Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) A tribal leader and his son-in-law were killed and at least eight others were injured when a teenaged suicide bomber blew himself up outside the leader's ... Read more...

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Finland to close embassy in Pakistan (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 5 (IANS) Finland has decided to close its embassy in Pakistan over security concerns, a media report said.Finland embassy officials in Islamabad said they have informed the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Nine killed in Pakistan drone strike


July 12th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) At least nine suspected militants were killed in a drone strike Monday evening in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a media report said.Drones fired four missiles ... Read more...

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Four Shia pilgrims killed in Pakistan gun attack (Lead)


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 11 others were injured when unidentified gunmen fired at a bus carrying about 30 pilgrims in Pakistan's Quetta city ... Read more...

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10 die in Pakistan blasts (Lead)


June 5th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) A car bomb exploded in Pakistan's Peshawar city while another bomb went off in Punjab province Sunday, killing 10 people and injuring at least 30, ... Read more...

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Five killed in Pakistan drone strike


June 4th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) At least five suspected militants were killed when US drones fired missiles Friday night at a hideout in northwest Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.The drone strike ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain confirms he’ll return to Pakistan on Sunday despite getting threats on phone


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 21(ANI): Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar, who is currently living in the United Kingdom on a temporary visa, has said that he will go ahead with his ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain in UK police protective custody following ‘threatening calls from Pak’ claims


April 21st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21(ANI): British police have taken former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar into protective custody following his claims of receiving two threatening telephone calls from Pakistan.The now retired wicketkeeper had stunned one ... Read more...

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Cameron arrives in Pakistan for ‘making a fresh start’ in bilateral ties


April 5th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 5(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has arrived in Pakistan on a one-day visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Raza Rabbani ... Read more...

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Ten schoolchildren kidnapped in Pak’s Kurram region


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Parachinar, April 2(ANI): Ten schoolchildren have been abducted by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Kurram.According to government sources, the kidnappers whisked away ten students from outside the ... Read more...

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Five killed, 25 wounded in suicide blast at police station in northwest Pakistan


March 24th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 24(ANI): At least five people, including a policeman, were killed and 25 others injured in a suicide bomb blast in Hangu district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Thursday.According ... Read more...

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Two more eyewitnesses record statements in Taseer assassination case


March 5th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Mar 5(ANI): The Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi has recorded the statements of two more eyewitnesses in connection with the Salmaan Taseer assassination case.In January, Taseer was shot dead by one ... Read more...

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Pakistani evacuees from Libya complain of Pak embassy’s non-cooperation


March 1st, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 1(ANI): The Pakistani nationals who came back from Libya have complained of the Pakistan embassy's non-cooperation during the difficult time when they were stranded in the strife-torn country.A Turkish Airlines ... Read more...

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Twenty militants killed in military operation in Pak’s Mohmand Agency


February 20th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 20(ANI): Twenty militants were killed and 30 others wounded in Pakistan's Mohmand Agency in a military operation launched in retaliation against insurgents' attack on a security check post on Sunday.A ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks release of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan


February 14th, 2011 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistan has initiated hectic efforts to secure the release of famous singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan detained at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on charges of carrying ... Read more...

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Double murder-accused American diplomat in Lahore is a “former US Army officer”


February 6th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 6(ANI): The office identity card of Raymond Davis, the double murder-accused US diplomat, who has been detained in Pakistan, shows he is a former US Army officer and a defence ... Read more...

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Former BSP members form anti-Mayawati front


December 16th, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Close on the heels of expulsion of Shahid Siddiqui from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), former members of the party have opened an anti-Mayawati front called ... Read more...

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Musharraf accepted India’s view on terrorism emanating from Pakistan


July 6th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 6 (ANI): India's insistence that Pakistan deal with anti-India elements emanating from its soil was the reason behind the failure of the Agra Summit, which was later accepted by ... Read more...

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Sub-continental peace will help Pakistan fight terror: Foreign minister


June 8th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) Sub-continental peace and the resumption of the composite dialogue process will help Pakistan effectively combat and eliminate extremism and terrorism, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Monday. ... Read more...

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To promote media freedom Pak grants licence to 12 more TV channels


January 24th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Jan 24 (ANI): The Pakistan government has granted licences to 12 more private TV channels, raising the total number of TV channels operating in the country to 48.Speaking on the occasion, ... Read more...

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