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No ban on women shopping alone in Pakistan


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Officials in Pakistan's northwest tribal region have refuted media reports that said women have been banned from going out for shopping alone during the holy month ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban hold peace talks


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban, responsible for a string of terror attacks across the country, have said they have held initial peace talks with the government, but ... Read more...

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3,000 Afghans protest long-term US deal


November 21st, 2011 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 3,000 people, mostly students, staged a protest in Afghanistan against an agreement that would allow a long-term presence of US troops in the country.A ... Read more...

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Rockets fired into Kabul during national assembly


November 17th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 17 (IANS) Two rockets were fired Thursday into the Afghan capital as President Hamid Karzai met tribal elders at a national assembly to discuss the future of US ... Read more...

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We are lions, we want sovereignty: Karzai


November 16th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 16 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday said there should be limits to what US and NATO troops could do in his country as the Afghan people ... Read more...

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Two suicide bombers killed in Kabul


November 14th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 14 (IANS) One suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital while another was shot dead by security forces Monday. No civilian was injured in the incidents, ... Read more...

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Taliban step up attacks ahead of Afghan Loya Jirga


November 4th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 4 (IANS) Amid the Afghan government's efforts to convene Loya Jirga or traditional grand assembly of tribal elders to get national endorsement for inking the possible strategic ... Read more...

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Taliban claim responsibility for abducting 30 kids


September 3rd, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) The Taliban have claimed responsibility for kidnapping about 30 Pakistani children who mistakenly crossed into Afghanistan while on a picnic, a media report said. The Pakistan ... Read more...

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Thousands attend funeral of Karzai’s half-brother


July 13th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 13 (IANS) Thousands of people Wednesday attended the funeral of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's half-brother a day after he was assassinated by one of his bodyguards, a ... Read more...

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Pakistan tipped off militants, let them flee: US


June 19th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US officials have claimed that Pakistan tipped off militants at four bomb-building sites in its tribal areas, allowing the terrorists to flee, after Americans shared intelligence ... Read more...

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Mukhtaran Mai abused her power: WikiLeaks


June 13th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) The family of Pakistani gang rape victim Mukhtaran Mai became power brokers in their local community due to her international recognition and increased donor-provided resources, says ... Read more...

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to be new chief of Zardari tribe


May 27th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will be the new chief of the Zardari tribe, after his father President Asif Ali Zardari decided to ... Read more...

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23 militants surrender in Pakistan


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A total of 23 militants have surrendered to security forces in the restive northwest tribal region in Pakistan, officials said.A grand "jirga" (community meeting) of Mohmand ... Read more...

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Kayani vows to protect Pak tribesmen against all internal and external threats


April 15th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 15(ANI): Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has reiterated the military's resolve to bring peace and stability to the affected tribal areas in the country.General Kayani, who visited the ... Read more...

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Afghan official sacked over concert featuring female singers without headscarves


March 29th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 29(ANI): The Deputy Governor of Afghanistan's Helmand province, Abdul Satar Mirzakwal, has been sacked for organizing a concert that featured female performers without headscarves.According to the BBC, Afghanistan President Hamid ... Read more...

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US envoy regrets civilian casualties in Pakistan


March 28th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 28 (ANI): US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Ambassador to Pakistan, Marc Grossman, has expressed regret over the civilian casualties in Pakistan, paving the way for resolving disagreements between the ... Read more...

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Pak Air Force on ‘high alert’ following US drone strike


March 19th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is reportedly on a high alert, and is conducting strict vigilance of the country's airspace after a US drone attack in North Waziristan killed ... Read more...

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North Waziristan elders declare jihad against US as revenge for drone attacks


March 19th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar 18(ANI): A jirga of tribal elders from Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency has said that they would wage jihad against the United States to avenge those killed in drone attacks.A ... Read more...

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Pak warns US not to take it for granted or treat it as a client state


March 19th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): Pakistan has demanded an apology and explanation from the United States over Thursday's drone strike which killed around 44 people in the country's northwest tribal region.Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir ... Read more...

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Afghan warlord on US payroll accused of terror campaign


March 18th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 18(ANI): An Afghan warlord backed by US special forces is facing persistent allegations that he launched a two-year spate of violence involving burglary, rape and murder of civilians, desecration ... Read more...

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Taliban ‘killing their own’ to wrest back control in Afghan district


January 31st, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.31 (ANI): Taliban gunmen have begun assassinating their own rank and file in a desperate bid to stop a remote mountain valley sliding from their grasp, as well as bringing ... Read more...

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Kandahar deputy governor killed in suicide bombing


January 30th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by BNO News
KANDAHAR (BNO NEWS) -- A suicide bomber killed the deputy governor of Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province and wounded six others on Saturday, officials said.Deputy governor Abdul Latif Ashna was on his way ... Read more...

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Pakistan clashes kill 11 soldiers, 24 militants (Second Lead)


December 24th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Fierce clashes between the Taliban militants and security personnel at five security checkposts in Pakistan's restive northwest left 11 soldiers and 24 militants dead Friday, an official ... Read more...

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US military onslaught forcing Taliban commanders to flee Kandahar, claim locals


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Afghan Taliban commanders have reportedly fled Kandahar because of the US military attacks against the insurgent group in the region that was once controlled by them.The ... Read more...

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Taliban sympathisers may be present within Pak security forces: Editorial


December 8th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 8(ANI): Pakistan's law enforcement agencies have failed to protect government offices and peace meetings, despite knowing that they are potential terror targets, which indicates the strong possibility of the ... Read more...

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Baloch Chief Minister condemns twin suicide blasts in Pak’s Mohmand Agency


December 7th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Dec 7 (ANI): Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Khan Raisani has strongly condemned the twin suicide bomb attacks in Mohmand Agency, terming them a barbaric act.In a statement, Raisani expressed ... Read more...

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40 killed, 70 injured in Pakistan blasts (Second Lead)


December 6th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) At least 40 people were killed and more than 70 injured Monday in two successive blasts in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, state-run PTV reported.The blasts hit an office ... Read more...

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20 killed in twin blasts in Pakistan (Lead)


December 6th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 injured Monday in two successive blasts in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Geo TV reported.The blast took place at ... Read more...

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8 killed, 40 injured in Pakistan blast


December 6th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and more than 40 injured Monday in a blast in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Express TV reported.The blast took place at a ... Read more...

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Pakistan declares Afghan border region militant-free


December 6th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistan's security forces have managed to get more than 85 percent of the country's troubled Orakzai agency cleared from the militants to enable return of displaced people, authorities ... Read more...

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Target killers pushing Balochistan towards Dark Ages: Chief Minister


November 26th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Nov 26 (ANI): Those involved in the target killings of teachers, doctors and other professionals in Balochistan are pushing the people of the province towards the Dark Ages, Chief Minister Nawab ... Read more...

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U.S. concerns grow as militants move bases along Pakistan border


November 8th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.8 (ANI): A militant network that is a major Western adversary in Afghanistan is expanding its reach into tribal badlands outside its longtime sanctuary in Pakistan, a move that could ... Read more...

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Two militant groups infighting led to suicide bombing at Darra Adamkhel mosque


November 6th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov 6 (ANI): An ongoing blood feud between two militant groups was the apparent reason behind the suicide bombing at a mosque in Darra Adamkhel, in which around 70 people ... Read more...

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US condemns two bomb attacks at Pak mosques


November 6th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): The United States has condemned the two terror attacks on mosques in Pakistan on Friday."The United States condemns today's two bombings that took place at mosques in ... Read more...

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Three killed, 24 hurt in another mosque attack in Pak’s tribal region


November 6th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov 6 (ANI): Three people were killed and 24 others injured in another terror attack on a mosque in Pakistan's tribal region on Friday.According to police sources, unidentified assailants attacked ... Read more...

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