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Tuesday 05 April 2011
David Cameron announced £650 million in assistance for Pakistani education today, as part of an effort to launch a "fresh start" in Britain's relationship with the south Asian country.
Thursday 17 March 2011
The diplomatic relationship between Pakistan and the US – testy and fraught with mutual suspicion – bears out as few others the dictum of Lord Palmerston's that countries have no permanent friends or allies, only permanent interests.
Friday 04 March 2011
Blood was met with demands for more blood today as angry Christian demonstrators demanded that the killers of slain Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti be captured and hanged.
Thursday 03 March 2011
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Pakistan's government minister for religious minorities died today after being shot by gunmen in the capital Islamabad, hospital officials said.
Thursday 17 February 2011
Senator John Kerry was in Islamabad yesterday to push for the release of Raymond Davis, an American consulate employee facing charges over two killings.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
The long and fractious search for a replacement for the late Richard Holbrooke as a special US envoy to both Pakistan and Afghanistan is over, but the job of filling his shoes is looking more impossible than ever, not least because of an expected exodus of top American officials from Kabul this year.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
The United States may scrap upcoming talks with Pakistan about the war in Afghanistan to further pressure Islamabad to free an American accused of shooting dead two Pakistanis, US officials said.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
A court in Lahore has ordered the Pakistani government not to release an American official arrested over a double shooting in the city and said that his name should be added to the "exit control list" so that he cannot leave the country.
Tuesday 11 January 2011
The bodyguard who murdered the liberal Pakistani Governor Salmaan Taseer says he was inspired by sermons from two Islamic clerics.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
"Who the hell are these illiterate maulvis to decide whether I'm a Muslim or not?" Salmaan Taseer asked me, a month before he was brutally assassinated outside his Islamabad home by his own bodyguard.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
The governor of Pakistan's central Punjab province, a senior member of the ruling party, was shot dead by one of his bodyguards in Islamabad today, plunging the country into a new political crisis.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani yesterday scrambled to shore up support for his crumbling coalition and stave off attempts to oust him after a junior partner walked out, stripping the coalition of its majority.
Friday 31 December 2010
Australia yesterday appointed as captain a man who is known as Pup and has made 148 runs in the entire Ashes series so far. With the Ashes already lost, Michael Clarke will replace the injured Ricky Ponting for the fifth Test which begins in Sydney next Monday.
Tuesday 28 December 2010
Two suspected US missile strikes targeting the same building killed eight people in a region near Afghanistan today, including at least two people who were retrieving bodies from the first attack, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
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