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Pakistani government, protest leaders discuss way out of impasse

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ISLAMABAD - Leaders of Pakistani protesters trying to bring down Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were talking with the government on Thursday on a way out of an impasse that has raised fears for the nuclear-armed country's political stability.

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Opposition leader Khan opens talks with Pakistan gov't over protests 20 Aug 2014

ISLAMABAD - Opposition leader Imran Khan opened negotiations Wednesday with the Pakistani government, a lawmaker from his party said, in an effort to end protests against the prime minister and overcome a political impasse. | Video

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Pakistani protesters reach parliament as police look on 20 Aug 2014

ISLAMABAD - Thousands of protesters marched to the Pakistani parliament on Tuesday as part of a bid to force the prime minister to resign, using a crane and bolt cutters to force their way past barricades of shipping containers in the capital Islamabad.

Pakistan crisis puts army back in the driving seat 20 Aug 2014

ISLAMABAD - Besieged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been assured by the country's military there will be no coup, but in return he must "share space with the army", according to a government source who was privy to recent talks between the two sides.

Bomb kills six on way to school in northwest Pakistan 19 Aug 2014

PESHAWAR Pakistan - A roadside bomb killed six people travelling to school in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said, as the military reported further air strikes against the Taliban.

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Imran Kahn calls for protests in Pakistan government zone on Tuesday 18 Aug 2014

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan called on his supporters to march on a heavily fortified area of the capital on Tuesday after his party announced it would resign from parliament to try to force the government to hold new elections.

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Pakistan's third largest party to quit parliament to force PM resignation 18 Aug 2014

ISLAMABAD - Lawmakers from Pakistan's third largest party will resign from parliament to try to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down, a party official said on Monday.

Pakistan opposition's Imran Khan plans to lead protests in capital 18 Aug 2014

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan said on Monday he plans to lead demonstrations into the capital's central "Red Zone", a heavily protected area and home to major government offices and Western embassies.

India calls off diplomatic talks with Pakistan 18 Aug 2014

NEW DELHI - India called off on Monday peace talks with Pakistan, giving a jolt to renewed diplomatic efforts between the two nuclear-armed neighbours and adding to the troubles of Pakistan's beleaguered government.

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Pakistan opposition leader calls for tax boycott in anti-government protest 17 Aug 2014

ISLAMABAD - Leading opposition politician Imran Khan urged Pakistanis on Sunday not to pay taxes or utility bills as a protest against the government and vowed to force the country's "corrupt" prime minister to step down this week.