Pakistan

Pakistan Accuses Eight Indian Diplomats of Espionage, Terrorism

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Nov 3 – Pakistan on Thursday named eight Indian diplomats it accuses of espionage and terrorism, as tension mounted between the nuclear-armed rivals following days of artillery duels and skirmishes on the border dividing the disputed Kashmir region. The foreign ministry said six Indian embassy staff worked for New Delhi’s Research

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Pakistan Express Train Collision Kills At Least 20

By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, Nov 3 – A long-distance train collided into stationary coaches in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing at least 20 people, hospital officials said, in the country’s second major rail collision in less than two months. Television footage showed mangled and overturned carriages, and media reported rescuers

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Toll Rises to 17 in Pakistan Oil Tanker Fire, Many More Feared Dead

By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan, Nov 2  – Pakistani firefighters were battling on Wednesday to douse a fire still raging more than a day after a series of explosions on a decommissioned oil tanker, with the death toll rising to 17, and more than 20 workers missing, officials said. Tuesday’s initial blast occurred as workers

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Pakistan May Expel Two Indian Diplomats in Islamabad for Spying – Media

By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, Nov 2 – Pakistan may expel two Indian diplomats in Islamabad for spying and has revealed their names, Pakistani media said on Wednesday, the latest tit-for-tat measure amid worsening ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Pakistani officials believe one of the two Indian men worked for the RAW spy agency, while

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This Week in History: November 2-8

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid November 5, 1996: PM Benazir Bhutto’s government dissolved by the president Relations between Pakistan’s first female Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and then-Pakistani president Farooq Leghari were complicated, to say the least. Leghari was brought to power first by Bhutto, who had appointed

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Twelve Dead in Huge Blast at Pakistani Ship-Breaking Yard

By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, Nov 1  – At least 12 Pakistani workers were killed and more than 50 injured on Tuesday after a huge blast ripped through an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard, trapping others inside the vessel, local officials said. The leader of a ship-breaking workers union said fire had engulfed the

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At Least 19 Killed in Latest India-Pakistan Border Firing

By Fayaz Bukhari and Abu Arqam Maqash SRINAGAR, India/MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, Nov 1  –  India and Pakistan on Tuesday tallied at least 19 deaths in recent firing across their disputed border in Kashmir, where the nuclear-armed neighbors are engaging in increasingly intense artillery duels. Tension over the Himalayan region has run high since a September cross-border

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Clashes as Pakistani Anti-Government Protesters Bear Down on Capital

ISLAMABAD, Oct 31  – Police on Monday fired tear gas to scatter hundreds of anti-government protesters heading for Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, after a court cleared the way for opposition politician Imran Khan to hold a mass protest this week, media reported. Television images showed the crowd approaching roadblocks amid clouds of tear gas as

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Pakistan’s Police Detain 1,500 in Crackdown on Opposition

October 31 – Pakistani police launched a nation-wide crackdown overnight, arresting at least 1,500 supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan ahead of an opposition rally planned later this week in Islamabad, officials said Monday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, two police officers said the number of those arrested overnight ranges between 1,500 and 1,800. The arrests

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