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U.S. Senator Urges Pakistan To Do More Against Terrorists

Speaking to a congressional hearing, Democratic senator from Massachusetts John Kerry said it was "unacceptable to have a zone of immunity for acts of war" against international forces inside Afghanistan.

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Pakistan: Faisalabad: Catholics mourn the passing of Sister Alessia, the 'Mother Teresa of Pakistan'

Missionary in the country for 61 years, the Italian-born nun, dedicated her entire life to the poor, women, marginalised and the disabled. More than 350 priests, lay people, activists and worshippers attend the ceremony. Her fellow nuns pledge "to continue her mission."

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Pakistan: May Day brings Christians and Muslims together to defend workers' rights in Pakistan

Dozens of initiatives mark International Labour Day across the country. In Faisalabad, workers from all religious backgrounds invade the streets of the city. More rights and protection, union action and a better status for women are among the goals. Christian activist laments that workers' rights ...

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Pakistan: For Paul Bhatti, concrete steps needed in interfaith dialogue in Pakistan

A conference opens tomorrow in Multan. More than 500 scholars and experts will participate, from Pakistan and abroad. The event is organised by the imam of Lahore's Badshahi Mosque. For the prime minister's special advisor, it is necessary to go beyond the "dialogue on great principles" and promote ...

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Boy's Suicide Over School Uniform Shocks Pakistan

The self-immolation of a boy in Pakistan who could not afford a school uniform has shocked those who knew him. It also underlines how much children from poor families in the Pashtun region need help to stay in school.

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Gunmen Kill Six In Pakistan After Double Assassination

Gunmen have gone on the shooting spree in Pakistan's southern port of Karachi, killing at least six people and setting dozens of vehicles on fire.

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Report: 'Honor Killings' Claimed 900 Lives In Pakistan In 2011

At least 943 women and girls were murdered across Pakistan last year for allegedly defaming their family's honor, according to a report by the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).

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U.S. Envoy: Washington Wants Reset In Relations With Pakistan

Cameron Munter, the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, says Washington agrees that it's time for a reset in relations between Washington and Islamabad.

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Pakistan: Women’s day in Pakistan: a police officer rapes a 14 year old Christian girl

Bound and helpless, the little girl’s grandparents forced to witness the violence. The doctors refused to lend aid. The police arrest an accomplice, the officer responsible vanishes. Meanwhile, the country celebrated the International Women's Day, with demonstrations and lectures. Awards given to ...

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Pakistan: Life on the margins, discrimination against Christian and Hindu women in Pakistan

The National Commission for Justice and Peace of the Catholic Church releases a report on the tragic conditions faced by minority women. Blasphemy and forced conversion are the first level of threat. Lower education and higher infant mortality are the second.

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RFE/RL's Daud Khattak Discusses Pakistan At New America Foundation

The Radio Mashaal senior editor joins analyst Peter Bergen for a discussion on Pakistan.

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UN rights experts urge Pakistan to end sectarian violence, protect minorities

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Pakistan to take decisive measures to end sectarian violence and protect religious minorities after a second incident of targeted killings in two weeks.

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Ban condemns murder of bus passengers in Pakistan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the attack in Pakistan earlier today in which gunmen reportedly killed 18 people after ordering them off a bus travelling between the capital, Islamabad, and the northern town of Gilgit.

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AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN Timeline of Afghan displacements into Pakistan

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AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN More Afghans crossing into Pakistan?

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Afghanistan: Increased pressure on refugees to leave Pakistan

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Afghanistan: Bracing for mass evictions from Pakistan

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India: India and Pakistan to boost bilateral trade

India’s Commerce minister will officially lead a large trade delegation in an official visit to Pakistan. The goal is normalise and boost the current US$ 10 billion trade relationship. At present, Pakistan allows only 1,938 items to be imported from India.

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U.S. Hearing On Balochistan Raises Hackles, Awareness In Pakistan

The U.S. Congressional hearing last week on Balochistan, the largest of Pakistan's four provinces, though it was firmly rejected by Islamabad, is being seen in Pakistan as any eye-opener for the state and its security agencies.

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Interview: Rashid On 'Bad Timing' Of NATO Report On Pakistan And Taliban

Ahmed Rashid, a journalist and the well-respected author of several books on the Taliban and militant Islam, answers questions about the impact of a leaked NATO report that alleges that Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency is "intimately involved" with the Afghan insurgency. Rashid ...

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Leaked NATO Report Shows Pakistan Support For Taliban

A leaked NATO report says Pakistani secret services are helping Afghanistan's Taliban militants.

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Obama Confirms Drone Strikes In Pakistan

President Barack Obama has made a rare admission about U.S. unmanned "drone" aircraft attacks in Pakistani territory -- confirming such attacks take place and suggesting reports of civilian casualties from the strikes are overstated.

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Suicide Bomber Kills At Least Three In Pakistan

A suicide bomber has reportedly killed an Islamist militant commander and at least two other people in northwest Pakistan.

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Key Witness In Memo Scandal Refuses To Travel To Pakistan

A key witness who has been asked to appear before Pakistani judges investigating the so-called memogate scandal implicating the president is refusing to travel to Pakistan to testify.

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Pakistan: Italian aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan. Demand for ransom likely

John Lo Porto, 36, was abducted in Qasim Bela, South Punjab, with a Dutch colleague from Welt Hunger Hilfe, an NGO committed to the reconstruction after the disastrous floods of last year. The Inspector General of Frontier Corps: "The militants, Taliban or Balouch, use kidnappings to generate ...

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Foreign Aid Workers Reported Kidnapped In Pakistan

Local police say gunmen kidnapped two Westerners in Pakistan's central city of Multan. Later reports suggested they were an Italian and a German national.

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Today: Live Chat On Dangers Facing Journalists In Pakistan

Join RFE/RL and the Committee to Protect Journalists as we host a live chat on Facebook with RFE/RL's Daud Khattak and CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Bob Dietz.

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Latest Killing Highlights Precarious Plight Of Journalists In Pakistan

Tribal journalist Mukarram Khan Aatif was unaware of the tragedy awaiting him when he called the representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in Peshawar to confirm his participation in a training workshop on "responsible reporting" on the morning of January 17.

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Democracy As 'The Best Revenge' In Pakistan

While the political crisis that has beset Pakistan is seen as do-or-die for its civilian government, the country's powerful army is also feeling the heat amid signs of public opposition to any explicit military intervention.

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Journalist Killed In North Pakistan

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead tribal journalist Mukarram Khan Atif near the northern city of Peshawar.

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ICRC Employee Kidnapped In Pakistan

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says one of its workers has been kidnapped in the city of Quetta in southwestern Pakistan.

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Iranian Guards Face Murder Charges In Pakistan

A Pakistani official says three Iranian border guards held in Quetta face murder charges after gunning down a man inside Pakistani territory while chasing people smugglers.

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U.S. Commander Calls For More Trust With Pakistan

The head of the U.S. Central Command says better coordination is needed on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan to avoid incidents like the one that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last month.

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Year In Review: War On Terror Shifts To Pakistan

The death of bin Laden, political assassinations, drone and helicopter strikes in restive border areas -- 2011 stacks up as the year the focus in the war on terror turned to Pakistan.

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Survey Says Pakistan is Deadliest

An annual survey of journalists' fatalities finds Pakistan the deadliest country for a second year, while documenting the ultimate toll taken on many who photographed, tracked, reported on and blogged about the Arab Spring.

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Honor Killings On The Rise In Pakistan

Pakistan has taken steps to counter the troubling rise of "honor killings," but recently enacted laws were not enough to save 675 women.

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Pakistan: Human Rights Commission a “step in the right direction" for Pakistan

Peter Jacob, jurist and Catholic activist, welcomes the "good news" of the scheduling of a bill that will sanction the creation of the NHRC. He stresses that it will serve to strengthen "values based on human dignity and rights”, and hopes it will be set up as soon as possible, even if it needs ...

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Supply Trucks Set Alight At NATO Terminal In Pakistan

Pakistani police say as many as 20 trucks were ablaze after a rocket attack on a NATO trucking terminal in the southwestern city of Quetta in Baluchistan Province.

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U.S. Says No Coup Concerns Over Pakistan President's Health Problem

The United States says it has no concerns and no reason to believe that a coup might be under way in Pakistan following the departure of President Asif Ali Zardari to Dubai for treatment of heart problems.

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U.S. State Department Defends Aid To Pakistan

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the Obama administration believes U.S. assistance to Pakistan benefits America by seeking to strengthen Pakistani democratic institutions and to boost the Pakistani economy.

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Afghan President Back In Kabul, Says Will Discuss Attack With Pakistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has cut short a European trip and returned to Kabul, after a deadly attack targeting a Shi'ite shrine.

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White House Rejects Apology Over Pakistan Strike, Citing Probe

The White House has rejected the idea of offering a U.S. apology to Pakistan over the NATO air strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, saying an inquiry into the deadly incidents is still in progress.

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Reports: Former Ambassador To U.S. Barred From Leaving Pakistan

Reports say Pakistan's Supreme Court has barred the former Pakistani ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, from traveling abroad while his role in a row over a leaked memo is being investigated.

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Podcast: British-Iranian Blowup, Hijras Of Pakistan, And Conquest Of The Caucasus

In The Blender this week, a closer look at the storming of the British Embassy in Tehran and long-standing tensions behind the diplomatic blowup, a legal victory for long-oppressed transgender males in Pakistan, and a fascinating discussion of literature's role in Russia's relations with the ...

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Pakistan: Paul Bhatti: students, a guarantee for a "bright future" of Pakistan

The Special Adviser to the Prime Minister for National Harmony has met the students of St. Mary’s in Rawalpindi. He urged young people to work for peace, religious harmony and economic growth of society. The AsiaNews dossier on education in the country.

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Anger In Pakistan Over NATO Attack

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets across Pakistan to protest a NATO crossborder air strike that killed at least 24 Pakistani soldiers.

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Afghan Team To Visit Pakistan For Probe Of Rabbani Assassination

A spokesman for the Afghan president says Afghanistan is sending an official delegation to Pakistan to investigate the killing of Kabul peace envoy and former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani.

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Six Reported Killed In Suspected U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan

Security officials say a missile strike by a suspected U.S. drone aircraft has killed at least six suspected militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region, close to the Afghanistan border.

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Afghanistan and Pakistan To Jointly Investigate Rabbani Assassination

The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan have committed their countries to jointly investigate the assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani on a day of talks hosted by their Turkish counterpart.

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Relatives Protest Missing Baluchis In Pakistan

Relatives of missing ethnic Baluchis in Pakistan say the bodies of more than 200 of their loved ones have been recovered in the past 15 months.

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RFE/RL's Khattak Examines Extremism In Pakistan For 'The AfPak Channel'

Radio Mashaal correspondent Daud Khattak, writing for "Foreign Policy" magazine's "The AfPak Channel," explores the West's extremist image of Pakistani society, even while the majority of Pakistanis disapprove of terrorism.

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Local Officials Say U.S. Drone Strike Kills 4 Militants In Pakistan

The area in Pakistan's remote northwest near the Afghan border is said to be a major Al-Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary.

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RFE/RL's Khattak Examines Extremism In Pakistan For "The AfPak Channel"

Radio Mashaal correspondent Daud Khattak, writing for "Foreign Policy" magazine's "The AfPak Channel," explores the West's extremist image of Pakistani society, even while the majority of Pakistanis disapprove of terrorism.

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Bomb Explodes In Food Market In Pakistan

A bomb has exploded at the main food market in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

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Karzai Urges Haqqani Talks, Says Afghans Would Back Pakistan In U.S. War

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has called for peace talks with extremists in Pakistan.

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Clinton Tells Pakistan To Deny Insurgents Safe Havens, Acknowledges Haqqani Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States expects Pakistan to deny Afghan insurgents safe havens.

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Clinton Tells Pakistan To Deny Insurgents Safe Havens

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States expects Pakistan to deny Afghan insurgents safe havens.

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Six Reported Killed In U.S. Missile Strike In Pakistan

Six suspected militants have been killed in the latest U.S. drone strike inside Pakistan.

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Suspected U.S. Drone Strike Kills Four In Pakistan

Pakistani security officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike on October 14 killed at least four militants in northwestern Pakistan.

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U.S. Says Top Haqqani Leader Confirmed Killed In Pakistan

U.S. officials say a top leader in the Haqqani network, who played a role in attacking U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan, has been killed in Pakistan.

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