Two people were killed and up to 20 more injured after Taliban militants used a bomb to target a team delivering polio vaccination drops to children in north-west Pakistan.
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Friday 23 October 2009
In the latest strike by militants in Pakistan's anxious and battened-down capital, a senior army officer has been assassinated in rush hour traffic by a gunman who escaped on a motorbike.
Sunday 18 October 2009
Saturday 17 October 2009
Three suicide bombers, including a woman, detonated two blasts outside a police station in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar yesterday, killing 13 people. Suspicion fell on the Taliban, who have been blamed for two weeks of attacks, killing more than 150 people.
Friday 16 October 2009
Friday 09 October 2009
A suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle along a road near a well-known market in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar today, killing 41 people and underscoring militants' ability to strike in major cities despite US-backed military offensives pressuring their networks.
Saturday 26 September 2009
Two suicide car bombs killed 16 people and wounded about 150 others in separate attacks in north-western Pakistan today, just days after the Taliban warned suicide strikes were coming if the military pressed forward with an offensive. A third bomb injured four in the restive region.
Friday 25 September 2009
The thesis of Tariq Ali's third polemic on Pakistan takes the reader through the nation's 61-year history from Partition in 1947 to the fall of Pervez Musharraf. Ali's argument is a damning one – that if the nation were a plc, its two key board members - America and the army - would be "majority shareholders", and that its salvation must come from land reforms, not from its revolving door of corrupt dictators, damp democracies and medieval political dynasties.
Friday 11 September 2009
The long and frequently dangerous journey taken by refugees trying to get to England is the subject of this harrowing but important film.
Sunday 23 August 2009
The commander named by members of the Pakistani Taliban as its new leader is said to be as ruthless as his predecessor, taking credit for several attacks, and could order more in the coming weeks to prove the terror network is still in business.
Sunday 16 August 2009
Tuesday 11 August 2009
The US resumed missile strikes in Pakistan's northwest today — nearly a week after one reportedly killed the country's Taliban chief — hitting a hide-out believed to be frequented by his supporters and killing at least eight suspected militants, intelligence officials said.
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