Pakistan

Scion of Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty throws down gauntlet to PM

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NAUDERO Pakistan - The scion of Pakistan's leading political dynasty, emerging from the shadow of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto seven years after she was assassinated, has vowed to resurrect her party's flagging fortunes.

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Scion of Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty throws down gauntlet to PM 12:45am BST

NAUDERO Pakistan - The scion of Pakistan's leading political dynasty, emerging from the shadow of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto seven years after she was assassinated, has vowed to resurrect her party's flagging fortunes.

Pakistani Taliban sack influential spokesman as divisions grow 21 Oct 2014

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani Taliban have sacked the movement's influential spokesman, according to a statement received by Reuters on Tuesday, in a sign of growing divisions within the deeply fractured group.

Pakistan suspends licence of anti-government TV channel 21 Oct 2014

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has suspended the licence of a fiercely anti-government television news channel, the state media regulator said, in a move criticised strongly by Amnesty International as politically motivated and unjustified.

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Political debut for scion of Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty 18 Oct 2014

ISLAMABAD - The only son of Pakistan's assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto told hundreds of thousands of supporters on Saturday that he would fight for his party's revival, in an appearance intended to mark the official launch of his political career.

At least nine militants killed in Pakistani army offensive 17 Oct 2014

PESHAWAR Pakistan - Pakistan's army extended its offensive against Islamist militants in mountains along the Afghan border on Friday, killing at least nine insurgents, military officials said.

Pakistani Christian loses appeal against death sentence for blasphemy 16 Oct 2014

LAHORE Pakistan - A Pakistani court upheld the death penalty on Thursday against a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, her lawyer said, in a case that drew global headlines after two prominent politicians who tried to help her were assassinated.

Pakistan air strikes kill at least 21, army says 16 Oct 2014

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD - Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected hideouts of Islamist militants in the country's north-west on Thursday, killing at least 21 insurgents, the army said.

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Pakistan says 12 dead in border clashes with India, appeals to U.N. 12 Oct 2014

ISLAMABAD - Indian firing across a disputed border with Pakistan has killed 12 civilians and injured 52 in Pakistan so far this month, according to a Sunday press release from the Foreign Ministry.

Senior police officers among seven dead in Iran plane crash - IRNA 12 Oct 2014

DUBAI - An Iranian police plane crashed late on Saturday killing four high-ranking officers investigating the deaths of police in a province that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, state news agency IRNA reported.