Pakistan

Most flights of Pakistan's strike-hit national carrier grounded

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ISLAMABAD Most flights by Pakistan's ailing national airline were grounded on Wednesday, a company spokesman said, as striking employees disrupted operations to protest against a government privatisation plan.

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Pakistan attack raises tough question - should teachers shoot back? 21 Jan 2016

CHARSADDA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Stuck with 15 of his students on a third floor balcony of a campus building as gunmen came up the stairs, university director Mohammad Shakil urged Pakistani police arriving at the scene to toss him up a gun so he could shoot back.

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Former U.S. VP candidate Palin endorses Trump with a 'hallelujah' 20 Jan 2016

AMES, Iowa Sarah Palin, the politician-turned-reality TV star offered a passionate endorsement on Tuesday to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, the reality TV star-turned-politician, declaring that "the status quo has got to go." | Video

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Pakistan 1999 coup leader Musharraf acquitted of murder, but other cases remain 18 Jan 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf, who came to power in 1999 in a bloodless coup against current Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was acquitted on Monday of the murder of a separatist leader in 2006, removing one of several cases against him.

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Pakistan PM looks to play peacemaker with Saudi Arabia, Iran visits 17 Jan 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will travel to Saudi Arabia and Iran on Monday, in a bid to bridge the growing divide between the two countries after the Sunni kingdom's execution of a Shi'ite cleric sparked a bitter row.

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Pakistan tells U.S. that India attack probe will 'bring out the truth' 10 Jan 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry his country is swiftly investigating who was behind last week's attack on an Indian air force base, and that it would "bring out the truth".

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Saudi foreign minister visits Pakistan as Iran tensions deepen 07 Jan 2016

ISLAMABAD Saudi Arabia's foreign minister arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, where he met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is keen to use the two-day visit to defuse spiralling sectarian tension between the Sunni-majority kingdom and Shi'ite Iran.

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A hug and high tea - Indian PM makes surprise visit to Pakistan 25 Dec 2015

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Pakistan on Friday to meet his counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, the first time an Indian premier has visited the rival nation in over a decade. | Video

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Death toll in northwest Pakistan blast rises to 24 14 Dec 2015

PARACHINAR, Pakistan A blast killed 24 people and injured 70 in the northwestern Pakistani city of Parachinar on Sunday, officials said, and a banned Sunni Islamist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Death toll in northwest Pakistan blast rises to 24 13 Dec 2015

PARACHINAR, Pakistan A blast killed 24 people and injured 70 in the northwestern Pakistani city of Parachinar on Sunday, officials said, and a banned Sunni Islamist group claimed responsibility for the attack.