Cricket security officials will gather in Bangladesh later this week to decide whether it is safe to stage the World Twenty20 there. They may decide on a last-ditch switch to another country, possibly Sri Lanka, if there are enough concerns that it will be dangerous to run a tournament in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong, where there has been severe civil unrest recently.
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Wednesday 10 December 2008
Pakistan has confirmed that it has arrested two leaders of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the organisation that India accuses of planning the massacre of civilians in Mumbai, but a senior Indian official said that Pakistan's actions so far were "eyewash".
Sunday 07 December 2008
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Tuesday 11 March 2008
Two suicide car bombers struck in the Pakistani city of Lahore today, killing 24 people and wounding dozens, most of them in an attack on a government security office, police and officials said.
Tuesday 04 March 2008
A suicide attack at a naval college in Pakistan killed four people and injured another 14 today, officials said, underlining the security challenge facing the winners of the country's landmark elections.
Friday 29 February 2008
Yesterday was Arbaeen, one of the holiest days in the Shia Muslim calendar. Nine million worshippers visited the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala while in the streets of Lahore, Pakistani Shias joined processions. Arbaeen mourns the death of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohamed
Thursday 21 February 2008
The US and Britain are pressing Pervez Musharraf’s victorious opponents to drop their demands that he resign as president and that the country’s independent judiciary be restored before forming a government.
Wednesday 20 February 2008
"Our tiger has triumphed," chanted an ecstatic crowd of Nawaz Sharif supporters in his heartland of Lahore yesterday as a cavalcade of motorcycles, festooned with Pakistan Muslim League-N flags (PML-N) sped past, lights flashing and horns beeping.
Monday 18 February 2008
Pakistan's opposition politicians have give the authorities a final warning not to rig the outcome of today's parliamentary election – threatening that their supporters will take to the streets in protest.
Saturday 16 February 2008
Beneath an ochre-coloured wall close to the Badshahi mosque in Lahore, Mohammed Aslam was somehow trying to find a way to feed his family.
Friday 11 January 2008
A suicide bomber killed at least 24 people and injured 70 others in Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city, in the first major attack since the assassination of Benazir Bhutto two weeks ago.
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