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©REUTERS 16 children die in Pakistan school bus fire: police Sixteen children and a teacher were killed when their school bus caught fire in central Pakistan on Saturday.
25 мая 2013
Chinese held in Pakistani Kashmir over Koran abuse A Chinese man working on an energy project in Pakistan-administered Kashmir was being held Saturday after hundreds of protesters attacked his company offices over the alleged desecration of a Koran.
18 мая 2013
Obama congratulates Pakistan on vote President Barack Obama congratulated Pakistan Sunday on its parliamentary elections and said Washington was ready to work "as equal partners" with the government that emerges.
13 мая 2013
New Pakistan government to hold firm on Taliban Pakistan's incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif looks set to be a pragmatic ally of Washington, unlikely to end the war against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban as he seeks to focus on fixing the economy.
13 мая 2013
Voters throng polls in Pakistan's political heart Saima Ali had a message for Pakistan's women as the country went to the polls: ignore the Taliban threats and vote.
11 мая 2013
Bomb attack in Karachi wounds 12 as voting begins A bomb blast targeting an election candidate wounded at least 12 people in Pakistan's commercial hub of Karachi as historic elections got underway on Saturday.
11 мая 2013
Two dead, 23 wounded in Pakistan suicide attack: officials Two people were killed and 23 others wounded Wednesday when a suicide bomber crashed his explosives-packed car into a barrier outside a police station in troubled northwest Pakistan.
08 мая 2013
US names new Afghanistan-Pakistan envoy US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday named veteran diplomat James Dobbins to be the new special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan at what he called "a pivotal moment" for the two nations.
04 мая 2013
Pakistan election candidate shot dead: police A candidate running for parliament in next week's historic Pakistani election was shot dead on Friday along with his three-year-old son after praying in a mosque in Karachi.
04 мая 2013
©REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood Violence restricts Pakistan's election campaign Attacks by the Pakistani Taliban are forcing the main party in the country's restive northwest, an important battleground in the upcoming general election, to campaign in the shadows.
29 апреля 2013
Musharraf appears in Pakistan anti-terrorism court Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf appeared before an anti-terrorism court on Saturday after spending the night at police headquarters in Islamabad.
20 апреля 2013
US offers aid as Iran quake kills 40 in Pakistan Pakistani troops scrambled Wednesday to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the United States offered assistance and a strong aftershock jolted the region.
17 апреля 2013
US drone destroys Taliban base in Pakistan, five killed A US drone fired two missiles into a Taliban training camp in Pakistan on Wednesday, destroying the compound and killing at least five militants.
17 апреля 2013
©REUTERS Execution-free world getting closer: Amnesty The use of the death penalty is broadly diminishing around the world although a handful of countries that had not used capital punishment for several years resumed executions in 2012.
10 апреля 2013
©REUTERS Strong youth support for sharia in Pakistan: survey More than half of young Pakistanis believe democracy has not been good for their country and nearly 40 percent are in favour of having Islamic sharia rule.
03 апреля 2013
Pakistan election campaign heats up despite attacks Pakistan's political parties organised huge rallies on Sunday but campaigning for historic general elections in May was marred by a bomb attack which killed two people in the country's northwest.
02 апреля 2013
Who shot Bin Laden? Media feud among Navy SEALs A new version of the events surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden was unveiled Wednesday sharply contradicting earlier claims by a Navy SEAL who said he pulled the trigger.
28 марта 2013
Gates says world must push to finally eradicate polio Bill Gates said Tuesday that the world must commit to wiping out the remaining cases of polio and finally eradicate the disease despite squeezed aid budgets and violence plaguing vaccination efforts.
27 марта 2013
China replaces UK in top five arms exporters: report China has overtaken Britain to become the world's fifth largest arms exporter with five percent of the global trade, its highest position since the Cold War.
18 марта 2013
23 Pakistan troops killed in bus accident: officials At least 23 Pakistani soldiers were killed on Saturday when their bus plunged into a ravine on the main Pakistan-China highway in the mountainous northern region.
17 марта 2013

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