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Dengue fever kills 125, infects more than 12,000 in Pakistanupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 22:09:00

More than 12,000 have been infected and 125 people have died over the past two months in Pakistan after coming down with dengue fever, a health department spokesman said Friday.

More than 6,000 struck with dengue fever in Pakistanupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 07:51:00

Dengue fever has killed 25 people and affected more than 6,000 over the past two months in Lahore, Pakistan, a health department spokesman said Monday.

Bomb threats reported on two planes from Pakistanupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 14:23:00

Two flights from Lahore, Pakistan, received anonymous e-mails saying bombs were aboard the planes on Wednesday, officials said.

Pakistan police: Son of slain governor abductedupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 10:52:00

The son of slain Gov. Salman Taseer was kidnapped Friday afternoon in a wealthy neighborhood in the city of Lahore, police said.

Security guards, driver of abducted American held for questioningupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 12:24:00

The three security guards and the driver of an American development expert who was abducted in Pakistan on Saturday have been detained for questioning, a police official said Monday.

American abducted in Pakistan, U.S. Embassy saysupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 13:43:00

Gunmen abducted an American development expert early Saturday, pistol-whipping him and his driver, and tying up his guards after getting past security by posing as neighbors offering food, U.S. Embassy and Pakistani officials told CNN.

Pakistanis want a better future, just like usupdated: Wed May 18 2011 12:16:00

As Americans try to decipher where the Pakistan government, military and intelligence services stand in the fight against extremists, ordinary Pakistanis are busy trying to make their country a better place. In many cases they do his in spite of, or, to put it more kindly, in lieu of their bureaucracy.

A sleepy Pakistani city awakes to violence, a unique place in historyupdated: Tue May 03 2011 16:36:00

Life tends to be simpler, slower, safer in Abbottabad than in many Pakistani cities.

Investigations continue in Abbotabadupdated: Tue May 03 2011 16:36:00

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports from Abbotabad, the Pakistani town where Osama bin Laden was shot dead.

Records: 'Blood money' paid to kin of Pakistanis killed by U.S. manupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 07:27:00

The relatives of two Pakistani men killed by an American CIA contractor received a total of about $2.3 million in "blood money," which helped secure the suspect's release, a local official said.

Accused American's CIA ties cause stir in Pakistanupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 13:42:00

News that the American accused of killing two Pakistani men is a CIA contractor has intensified an already highly charged situation in Pakistan.

U.S. official: Accused American in Pakistan a CIA contractorupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 17:34:00

The American accused of killing two Pakistani men isn't a diplomat, as U.S. officials have said, but rather a CIA contractor in the country providing security for CIA officers, a U.S. government official said Monday.

As Kerry visits Pakistan, U.S. opens probe into shooting incidentupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 06:08:00

The detention of a U.S. Embassy employee after two shooting deaths in the Pakistani city of Lahore last month has prompted urgent action both at home and abroad: a Justice Department criminal probe of the killings and a fence-mending diplomatic mission to the volatile Asian nation by a top American senator.

Obama urges Pakistan to free jailed U.S. Embassy employeeupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 17:27:00

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Pakistan to release a jailed U.S. diplomat accused of killing two people, warning that his prosecution could endanger the "important principle" of diplomatic immunity.

In Pakistan, bombs strike three police buildingsupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 06:27:00

Bomb blasts in Pakistan rocked three police buildings near Lahore, police told CNN on Wednesday.

Widow of man shot by American commits suicide in Pakistanupdated: Sun Feb 06 2011 20:44:00

The widow of a man fatally shot by a U.S. diplomat in Pakistan died Sunday after swallowing pesticide pills, upset over what she saw as a lack of justice in the case, doctors and family members told CNN.

13 dead in Lahore blast, 3 dead in Karachiupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 12:09:00

Suicide bombings targeting Shiite Muslims on Tuesday killed 16 people in Pakistan, 13 in Lahore and three in Karachi.

Pakistan: American arrested after bullets found in luggageupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 07:12:00

Police arrested a 70-year-old U.S. citizen with bullets in his luggage at the airport in Lahore, Pakistan on Thursday, a police official told CNN.

Bomb detonates during Ramadan processionupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 10:40:00

People scatter in Lahore, Pakistan, as a small explosion goes off in a procession of Shia Muslims.

Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for Lahore blastsupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 10:40:00

The death toll from a trio of suicide attacks during a Shiite processions in Lahore, Pakistan, grew to 31 on Thursday, authorities said.

Suicide bomb blasts rock Lahore; at least 28 deadupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 20:26:00

At least 28 people are dead and at least 218 others were wounded Wednesday after three blasts during a Shiite procession here, authorities in Pakistan said.

In Pakistan, 16 killed in convoy attackupdated: Sat Jul 17 2010 09:48:00

Grenades and gunfire killed 16 people and injured several others when militants attacked a convoy of civilian vehicles that the Pakistani military was escorting through the country's tribal region Saturday, intelligence officials told CNN.

Bombing stuns Pakistanupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 10:02:00

An attack at an Islamic shrine could be a watershed moment for Pakistan. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Pakistan bomb suspects not linked to attack, police sayupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 10:02:00

A dozen men who police said had been arrested over the bombing of a shrine in Pakistan were not involved in the attack, Lahore Police Chief Aslam Tareen told CNN Monday.

Pakistan PM to convene leaders to discuss ways to combat terrorismupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 06:58:00

Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani will call for a meeting of political leaders of all stripes on ways to counter militant attacks, saying Saturday the country cannot afford the "brunt of terrorism."

Dozens killed in explosions at shrine in Lahore, Pakistanupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 21:37:00

Three explosions erupted Thursday in Lahore in and around one of Pakistan's holiest shrines, killing 41 people and wounding 175, an official told CNN.

Gunmen kill 5 at Pakistani hospitalupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 09:07:00

Four gunmen opened fire in a hospital in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing five people in an attempt to get to a suspect in last week's attacks on a religious minority, authorities said.

Gunmen shown shooting at mosqueupdated: Sat May 29 2010 12:51:00

CNN affiliate Geo TV is reporting that two mosques belonging to the Ahmadi religious group have been attacked.

Death toll rises to 98 in Pakistan attacksupdated: Sat May 29 2010 12:51:00

Pakistani authorities are blaming Friday's deadly attacks in Lahore on militants with ties to the Pakistani Taliban.

Death toll rises to 98 after Lahore attacksupdated: Sat May 29 2010 05:51:00

The death toll from Friday's attacks on a religious minority in Lahore has risen to 98, officials said Saturday.

From Long Island to Lahore: The plot to bomb New Yorkupdated: Fri May 21 2010 06:10:00

On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, Bryant Neal Vinas boarded a flight from New York to Lahore, Pakistan.

Taliban bombs trigger Lahore backlashupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 10:50:00

This bustling northern city is Pakistan's cultural heart and until last year it had been relatively immune to the terror that has traumatized so many Pakistanis.

Taliban backlashupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 10:50:00

CNN's Paula Newton looks at how an uptick in violence in Lahore has drawn a backlash against the Taliban.

Pakistan suicide bombings kill at least 39, injure dozens moreupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 20:54:00

Twin suicide blasts in Lahore killed at least 39 people and injured 95 others Friday in a high-security area with a dense military presence, local police said.

Taliban claims responsibility for suicide blastupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 11:43:00

The Taliban said Monday it was behind a suicide bombing in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore that killed 13 people and wounded 113 others.

Pakistan's high fashionupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 10:16:00

Pakistan fashion leaders parade in Lahore to show freedom of expression. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Pakistan's fashionistas: We aren't revolutionariesupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 10:16:00

Bare backs, plunging necklines and high-cut hems. Western media recently reported that the bold statements made by Pakistan's fashionistas at Lahore Fashion Week demonstrated how designers were rejecting conservative dress in the South Asian nation.

A 'nose for a nose' sentenceupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 14:09:00

A Lahore court sentences two men who maimed a woman to have their ears and noses chopped off. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Pakistan court orders men's ears, noses hacked offupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 14:09:00

A court in Lahore, Pakistan, has ordered that two men have their noses and ears chopped off, after the two were convicted of doing the same to a young woman.

Pakistani court bars deportation of 5 Americansupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 21:18:00

Five Americans arrested a week ago in Pakistan cannot be handed over to another country or the FBI without the permission of the Lahore High Court, the court ordered Thursday, according to a government lawyer.

Five Americans in Pakistani custody moved to Lahore, police sayupdated: Sun Dec 13 2009 09:13:00

The five Americans arrested in Pakistan amid suspicion that they were plotting terrorist attacks were transferred on Saturday from the small town where they were seized to a more secure location in a larger city, police said.

Dozens killed in Pakistan market blastsupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 02:13:00

Thirty-six people were killed and dozens were injured in explosions at a market in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday, an official said.

Police: Dozens dead in Pakistan explosionupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 19:32:00

A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people Monday by detonating explosives outside a bank where people had lined up to pick up their monthly checks, police said.

6 killed in Pakistan as Muslims burn Christian homesupdated: Sat Aug 01 2009 14:32:00

Six people were killed in Pakistan on Saturday when Muslim demonstrators set fire to houses in a Christian enclave and fighting broke out, local police said.

Suspect held over Sri Lanka cricket attackupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 14:03:00

An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a police officer in an attack earlier this year on the Sri Lankan cricket team in the Pakistani city of Lahore, police said Wednesday.

Lahore attack investigationupdated: Thu May 28 2009 20:49:00

Police in Lahore, Pakistan are investigating a blast that killed at least 30 people. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Taliban claims responsibility for Lahore suicide attackupdated: Thu May 28 2009 20:49:00

The Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for a deadly suicide attack on a police building in Lahore, eastern Pakistan that killed at least 27 -- and vowed similar attacks in other cities.

Pakistan: Trio held after deadly blast kills 27updated: Thu May 28 2009 01:34:00

Three suspects were arrested after an explosives-packed van reduced a police building to rubble Wednesday in eastern Pakistan, killing 27.

Painting prostitutes, Pakistani brushes off religious hard-linersupdated: Sun May 03 2009 12:40:00

It's hot and sweaty in a rat-infested room in Lahore's historic red light district, a neighborhood of narrow alleyways lined with brothels.

Pakistan's 'immoral entertainment'updated: Sun May 03 2009 12:40:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports Pakistani government is cracking down on "immoral entertainment" to appease Taliban hardliners.

Students, musicians fight and fear Talibanupdated: Fri May 01 2009 12:10:00

Angry protests are a common sight in Pakistan. Crowds often gather to denounce the United States or the Pakistani government, which critics accuse of being an American puppet.

Taking on the Talibanupdated: Fri May 01 2009 12:10:00

Moderates, writers, intellectuals and musicians struggle against the Taliban in Pakistan. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

At least 20 feared dead in Pakistan mosque blastupdated: Sun Apr 05 2009 04:42:00

A suicide bombing at a mosque in Pakistan has killed at least 20 people, according to local police.

Four gunmen die in attack on Pakistan policeupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 19:43:00

Eight cadets and staff members were killed in Pakistan during an an eight-hour standoff Monday with gunmen who stormed a police training center in Lahore, said Gen. Athar Abbas, a military spokesman.

'Hero' of Lahoreupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 11:16:00

CNN's Stan Grant speaks to the bus driver who's credited with saving the lives of Sri Lanka's cricketers in Pakistan.

Coach adds to critics of security in Lahoreupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 11:16:00

Sri Lanka's Australian-born coach Trevor Bayliss has backed up criticism of security in Lahore after being caught up in the terror attacks which left eight dead last week.

Cricket team suspects escapeupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 15:43:00

Surveillence video shows alleged terrorists on a Lahore street seconds after an attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team.

'Suicide bomber' caught after Lahore blastsupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 14:28:00

Police have told CNN that there has been a fifth blast in Lahore after four earlier explosions rocked Pakistan's second biggest city.

Lahore 'suicide bomber' caughtupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 14:28:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports Pakistani police have arrested a suspected suicide bomber after a series of blasts in Lahore.

Woman killed by car bomb in Pakistanupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 01:44:00

A woman was killed and four others were injured after a car bomb exploded Wednesday in the Pakistani city of Lahore, police told CNN.

Car bomb goes off in Pakistanupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 01:44:00

Police say a car bomb exploded in Lahore, Pakistan killing at least one person and leaving several more injured.

Al Qaeda probed over Lahore blastsupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 10:33:00

The death toll from twin suicide blasts in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore grew to 28 Wednesday, as police opened an investigation into possible al Qaeda involvement in the attacks.

Bombers crash security gateupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 10:33:00

Suicide bombers crashed through the gates of Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency in Lahore. CNN's Reza Sayah reports

Attack targets war collegeupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 10:33:00

Suicide blast on Lahore war college raises concerns about attacks on Pakistan military targets. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Suicide bombers kill 5 in Pakistanupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 21:54:00

Twin suicide bombers set off explosives at a naval college in Pakistan Tuesday, killing at least five other people and wounding at least 16, one critically, the government said.

Lahore suicide bomb blast kills 23updated: Thu Jan 10 2008 19:37:00

A suicide bomber killed at least 23 people and injured more than 58 others after detonating an explosive outside a court in Lahore on Thursday, police said.

Police die in Pakistan blastupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 19:37:00

A suicide attack in Pakistan kills more than 20 policemen. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports Viewer discretion advised

Dozens killed in Pakistani train derailmentupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 22:13:00

A Pakistani express train derailed early Wednesday morning, killing at least 41 people and injuring at least 135 others, police said.

Train derailment cause unknownupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 22:13:00

The cause of a train derailment in Mehrabpur, Pakistan is still unknown. CNN's Max Foster reports.

Nawaz Sharif arrives in Pakistanupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 01:20:00

Former Pakistani prime minister and opposition figure Nawaz Sharif arrived in Pakistan's second-largest city Sunday, where he plans to end seven years in exile and directly participate in upcoming elections.

Police crack down as former PM prepares to return to Pakistanupdated: Sat Nov 24 2007 22:20:00

As Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was confirmed for a third term Saturday, the prime minister he overthrew in 1999 announced his plans to return home Sunday.

Pakistan arrests 'led to UK moves'updated: Fri Aug 11 2006 04:45:00

The arrests of two British citizens and four Pakistanis last week directly contributed to terror arrests made Thursday in Britain, a senior Pakistani intelligence source told CNN Friday.

Anti-cartoon protests in Pakistanupdated: Sun Feb 26 2006 05:58:00

Hundreds of people clash with police in demonstrations in various parts of Lahore against the publication of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed.

3 die in new Pakistan protestsupdated: Wed Feb 15 2006 02:52:00

Deadly violence erupted Wednesday across Pakistan as several thousand demonstrators stormed through the streets of Peshawar and Lahore to protest the publication of caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed, police said.

Train carriages plunge into ravineupdated: Sun Jan 29 2006 11:30:00

A Pakistani passenger train has derailed Sunday in the eastern part of the country, causing six train cars to plummet into a ravine and killing at least two people, government officials tell CNN.

Sami rated doubtful to face Indiaupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 09:09:00

Pakistan's paceman Mohammad Sami is a doubtful starter for the second Test against India on Saturday and is likely to be replaced by Mohammad Asif.

Kite ban sparks violent protestsupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 09:39:00

Many residents, outraged that the Pakistani Supreme Court upheld a ban on kite-flying, have staged a massive protest outside the courthouse in Lahore, which turned violent after police attempted to disperse the crowd.

Pakistan doctor arrested in rape of quake victimupdated: Wed Dec 07 2005 07:18:00

A doctor at a Pakistani hospital has been arrested in connection with the rape of an 18-year-old female earthquake victim who was being treated at the facility, officials say.

Cook looks set to replace Straussupdated: Thu Nov 24 2005 13:39:00

Uncapped batsman Alastair Cook could make his England debut in the third Test against Pakistan after it was confirmed that opener Andrew Strauss will be flying home.

Your e-mails: South Asia earthquakeupdated: Tue Oct 18 2005 20:32:00 asked readers to share their thoughts about the South Asia earthquake. Here is a sampling from the responses, some of which have been edited:

Your e-mails: After the quakeupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 04:57:00

CNN is appealing for stories from people who witnessed or have been affected by the earthquake in South Asia. The following are edited selections of your replies.

S. Asia earthquake: Your e-mailsupdated: Mon Oct 10 2005 03:48:00

CNN is appealing for stories from people who witnessed or have been affected by the earthquake in South Asia. The following are edited selections of your replies.

England agree one-day Karachi dateupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 11:18:00

England cricket chiefs have agreed to play a one-day international in Karachi after earlier rejecting the southern Pakistan port city as a test venue.

Dirty water kills 10 in Pakistanupdated: Wed Jun 29 2005 18:03:00

At least 10 people have died and more than 800 have been hospitalized -- including dozens in critical condition -- after drinking contaminated water in the Pakistan city of Lahore, authorities and health officials said Wednesday.

Pakistani police attack mediaupdated: Tue May 03 2005 21:44:00

Baton-wielding police attacked journalists Tuesday in several Pakistan cities as they tried to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, and arrested 37 of them during a rally outside parliament in Islamabad.

Gas blasts in Lahore kill 32 peopleupdated: Tue May 03 2005 16:16:00

The death toll from several explosions that leveled a four-story building in Lahore early Tuesday has climbed to 32, according to police and hospital sources.

Pakistani police deploy in force, shut Lahoreupdated: Fri Apr 15 2005 07:13:00

About 12,000 police were deployed across Lahore on Saturday ahead of the return of opposition leader Asif Ali Zardari, with the government vowing to block any rallies by his party and effectively sealing off the city.

26 die in Pakistani road accidentsupdated: Sat Dec 25 2004 03:09:00

Police say a wave of heavy fog in Pakistan's northern Punjab province is responsible for two deadly road accidents Saturday, killing 26 people, and is grounding airplanes at Lahore's airport.

Pakistan arrests al Qaeda suspectsupdated: Thu Oct 21 2004 05:11:00

Pakistani intelligence agencies have arrested two suspected al Qaeda members in separate raids in Peshawar and Lahore, the nation's information minister has said.

Bomber kills 3 at Pakistan mosqueupdated: Sun Oct 10 2004 09:40:00

A suicide bomber has blown himself up outside a Shiite mosque in central Lahore, killing a police officer and at least two other people in addition to himself, police told CNN.

Popular S. Asia rail link reopensupdated: Thu Jan 15 2004 02:35:00

A train has left the Pakistani city of Lahore bound for New Delhi, the first time for two years the service has run.

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