Pakistan

New al Qaeda wing in South Asia claims major attack

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ISLAMABAD - Al Qaeda's South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at U.S. vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group.

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Pakistan's PM threatens to clear protesters camped in capital 17 Sep 2014

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, weakened by weeks of demonstrations calling for him to resign, threatened on Wednesday to clear a protest camp established more than a month ago outside government offices in Islamabad.

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Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India 16 Sep 2014

MULTAN Pakistan - Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives.

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Tense stand-off in Pakistani capital as political crisis deepens 13 Sep 2014

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's opposition leaders ordered thousands of their supporters on Saturday to resist any government attempt to quash their protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, deepening a political crisis in the coup-prone nation.

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Exhausted and frustrated, Pakistani protesters want to go home 12 Sep 2014

ISLAMABAD - Arshad Shah, a Pakistani protester, feels trapped: worn out after weeks of street demonstrations against the government, he wants to go home but protest organisers will not let him.

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Tempers flare as mass flood evacuations begin in Kashmir 10 Sep 2014

NEW DELHI - Floods that have killed 450 people in India and Pakistan began to recede on Wednesday giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in the heavily militarized and disputed region of Kashmir. | Video

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Tempers flare as mass flood evacuations begin in Kashmir 10 Sep 2014

NEW DELHI - Floods that have killed 450 people in India and Pakistan began to recede on Wednesday giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in the heavily militarised and disputed region of Kashmir. | Video

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Hundreds die in India, Pakistan after heaviest rain in 50 years 10 Sep 2014

MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR - The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticizing Indian and Pakistani authorities for not doing enough to help them. | Video

Insight - Al Qaeda's shadowy new "emir" in South Asia handed tough job 09 Sep 2014

MULTAN Pakistan/ISLAMABAD - Pakistani militant Asim Umar has been handed a very tough job.

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Hundreds die in India, Pakistan after heaviest rain in 50 years 09 Sep 2014

MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR - The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticising Indian and Pakistani authorities for not doing enough to help them. | Video