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Pakistan, India hit by deadly flooding updated: Thu Aug 23 2012 11:55:00

Dozens of people have died in Pakistan and India's northern Rajasthan state amid flash floods and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains, officials said Thursday.

Pakistani minister escapes attack unharmedupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 06:58:00

The provincial minister of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province came under attack Monday when assailants opened fire on his convoy, shattering his windshield, police said.

26 killed when suicide bomber attacks mourners in Pakistanupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 13:14:00

A suicide bomber killed 26 people and injured 63 others during a funeral procession in northwestern Pakistan Thursday, a senior police official told CNN.

Pakistani Taliban: Married suicide bombers helped kill 10 policemenupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 06:43:00

The Pakistani Taliban said two of the three suicide bombers who killed 10 police officers Saturday in northwestern Pakistan were a married Uzbek couple.

10 policemen, 6 militants killed in Pakistanupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 14:09:00

At least 10 police officers and six militants were killed on Saturday when a police station was attacked in northwestern Pakistan, police told CNN.

4 children killed, 3 hurt in mine blastupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 08:15:00

Four children were killed and three others injured as a result of a mine blast in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, police told CNN.

Pakistani politician survives 2nd assassination attempt in 2 daysupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 08:33:00

For the second day in a row, a hardline Islamist politician escaped an assassination attempt in northwest Pakistan.

At least 10 killed in suicide attack at Pakistan political rallyupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 05:16:00

Ten people, including two policemen, were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in northwest Pakistan, authorities said.

Suicide attack kills 5 and injures 36 in northwest Pakistanupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 01:32:00

A suicide bomber killed five people and injured 36 in Pakistan's northwest on Thursday, police said.

At least 9 killed, 33 wounded in blast at mosque in Pakistanupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 08:25:00

An explosion at a mosque in northern Paksitan during Friday prayers killed at least nine people and wounded 33 others, officials said.

15 people killed in attacks in Pakistanupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 10:37:00

A vehicle packed with explosives rammed into a police checkpoint in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing nine people, police said.

Teen suicide bomber wore school uniformupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 10:13:00

A teenage suicide bomber kills more than two dozen army recruits at a military training center in northwest Pakistan.

Officials: Suicide bomber attacks Pakistani military training centerupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 10:13:00

A teenage suicide bomber killed at least 27 army recruits and wounded 42 others Thursday when he blew himself up at a military training center in northwest Pakistan, officials said.

18 killed, 33 hurt in Pakistan suicide blastupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 10:20:00

A teen-aged suicide bomber killed at least 18 people and wounded 33 others on board a bus Wednesday in northwest Pakistan, officials said.

Officials: Pakistani police targeted in deadly attacksupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 15:15:00

Pakistani police were targeted in two separate attacks Tuesday in the country's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, officials said, leaving 20 dead and as many as 98 wounded.

Flood's estimated toll in Pakistan: 1,500 dead, 4 million affectedupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 12:35:00

Floodwaters subsided Thursday in northern Pakistan's Swat Valley, where a fierce sun baked a thick carpet of mud into a brittle crust, as officials expanded their estimate of the number of people affected.

Millions affected by Pakistan floodsupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 12:35:00

Bridges and roads across Pakistan have been severely damaged by flooding. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Scope of disaster widens in Pakistanupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 01:45:00

More than 3 million people have been directly affected and more than 1,400 have been killed by floods in northwestern Pakistan's Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, an aid group said Tuesday, citing officials.

Village affected by floodingupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 13:49:00

Pakistan is reeling from the worst flooding ever to hit the nation. CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the damage in one small town, Charsadda.

Officials fear disease outbreak in flood-hit Pakistanupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 13:49:00

As the relief effort in flood-hit Pakistan intensified Monday, officials were bracing themselves for an outbreak of disease among the millions affected by the country's worst deluge in 80 years.

Officials: More than 1,100 dead in Pakistan floodingupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 13:11:00

The devastating floods in Pakistan have killed more 1,100 people, Pakistani government officials told CNN on Sunday.

Pakistan flooding challenges aid effortsupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 13:11:00

U.N. aid official Nicki Bennett reports about the difficulties facing aid efforts in response to the recent flooding.

Pakistan flooding death toll reaches 800, more rain to comeupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 02:51:00

The rescue and recovery efforts of the Pakistan floods that have killed more than 800 could become more complicated as weather officials predict more monsoon rains starting Monday.

More than 400 people dead in Pakistan floodingupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 19:49:00

Flooding caused by monsoon rain has killed more than 400 people across Pakistan, a provincial government official said Friday.

Market blast kills 22 in Pakistanupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 14:13:00

At least 22 people were killed Monday and 27 were injured when an explosion ripped through a crowded market in northwestern Pakistan, police and hospital officials told CNN.

Explosions near U.S. Consulate in Peshawar kill at least 8updated: Mon Apr 05 2010 13:37:00

A terrorist attack near the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, killed two consulate security guards and at least six others Monday, authorities said.

Taliban attack boys' school in Pakistanupdated: Sat Feb 13 2010 06:27:00

Taliban militants bombed a government boys' school in northwest Pakistan early Saturday, authorities said.

15 killed in Pakistan suicide bombingsupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 14:36:00

Fifteen people were killed Thursday and at least 25 were wounded in two suicide bombings in the Bannu District of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, officials said.

Terror attack kills 75 at Pakistan volleyball matchupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 14:25:00

A suicide car bomb exploded Friday in the middle of a group of men playing volleyball in northwest Pakistan, killing 75 and wounding 60, district police officials told CNN.

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.

Deadly car bombs explode in Peshawarupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 01:10:00

A pair of bombings in Pakistan killed 10 people and wounded dozens of others Friday, officials said.

17 dead in Pakistani car bombingsupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 10:31:00

A pair of bombings in Pakistan killed at least 17 people, including security officials, and wounded dozens of others Friday, officials 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.

Hospital treats bomb victimsupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 19:32:00

CNN's Ivan Watson walks through a hospital in Rawalpindi treating victims of a bombing outside of a bank.

Survivors recount narrow escape from deadly Peshawar market bombingupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 08:46:00

A massive car bomb tore through the heart of a bustling marketplace in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, killing at least 100 people -- including many women and children -- and injuring at least 200 others, officials said.

Clinton condemns Peshawar market blastupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 07:23:00

The militants behind Wednesday's deadly strike on a Pakistani marketplace that killed at least 90 people -- most of them women -- are "on the losing side of history," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at a joint news conference with her Pakistani counterpart.

Pakistanis return home after fighting ends in Dir Valleyupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 01:37:00

The rugged beauty of the expansive Dir Valley can mask the detail of what is happening on the ground.

Pakistan seizes key pro-Taliban clericupdated: Sun Jul 26 2009 11:14:00

A pro-Taliban cleric who helped negotiate a short-lived cease-fire between the militant organization and the Pakistani government was arrested Sunday in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province.

A family's return homeupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 20:25:00

CNN's Stan Grant follows a displaced Pakistani family as they begin their much anticipated return home to Buner.

Government program sending uprooted Pakistanis back homeupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 20:25:00

A trickle of Pakistanis who fled their homes during the fighting in the country's volatile northwestern region have begun returning under a government operation, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Pakistan: At least 1 dead as motorcycle bomber hits busupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 13:29:00

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck a Pakistani Defense Ministry bus Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding 29 others, Rawalpindi police and medical officials said.

Roadside bomb kills 2 in Pakistanupdated: Sat Jun 13 2009 09:35:00

Two people were killed when a roadside bomb went off near a police bus carrying prisoners Saturday in northwest Pakistan, an official said.

Blast kills cleric who denounced suicide attacksupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 19:25:00

A moderate Muslim cleric who denounced suicide attacks as forbidden by Islam was killed Friday in a suicide attack on his mosque in Lahore, authorities said.

Bomb rips through Pakistan hotelupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 03:27:00

Three suicide attackers shot their way onto the grounds of a five-star hotel in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar and set off a car bomb, killing at least seven people and wounding dozens, officials said.

Pakistani military, villagers battle Taliban militantsupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 14:18:00

Hundreds of Pakistani villagers who have formed an anti-Taliban militia battled for the fourth day Tuesday to remove the Islamic militants from a region of northwest Pakistan.

Suspected suicide blast kills 40 at Pakistani mosqueupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 13:20:00

A suspected suicide attacker detonated his explosives at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan during Friday prayers, killing at least 40 people and wounding dozens of others, a local police official said.

iReport for CNN: 5.30, pt 1updated: Mon Jun 01 2009 22:07:00

An iReporter gives us an inside look at a Swat Valley tent city in Pakistan where some Pakistanis are seeking refuge.

Pakistan: Alleged terrorist detainedupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 22:07:00

One of the three suspects detained Friday in Islamabad has been identified as Fida Ullah, a terrorist who recruited suicide bombers here, police said in a news release.

50 students, staff abducted by militants, Pakistan police sayupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 17:11:00

Militants in a Taliban-held area of Pakistan are believed to have abducted 50 students and staff Monday after a ceremony marking the last day of school, a police official said.

Pakistan military confronts Taliban in key Swat cityupdated: Sat May 23 2009 11:22:00

Security forces in Pakistan have started the "most important phase" of their push against the Taliban -- clearing militants from the largest city in the troubled Swat Valley region.

U.N.: $450M needed to help uprooted Pakistanisupdated: Fri May 22 2009 18:19:00

Nearly a half-billion dollars in "urgent contributions" are needed, the United Nations said Friday to aid displaced Pakistanis whose numbers are nearing 2 million.

Deadly bombing in Pakistanupdated: Fri May 22 2009 18:19:00

In the Pakistani city of Peshawar, a packed movie theater is bombed. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Pakistan military gives journalists tour of battle frontupdated: Fri May 22 2009 15:56:00

The Pakistani military claimed Friday to have broken the backs of Taliban militants in the Swat region.

Pakistan claims dozens of militants killedupdated: Sat May 16 2009 13:45:00

Violence echoed across a volatile Pakistani province and an adjacent tribal region on Saturday, with dozens reported killed in the latest military push, a drone strike, and a car bombing targeting a school bus.

Pakistan army pounds Talibanupdated: Sat May 16 2009 13:45:00

The Pakistan army presses ahead with its offensive against the Taliban in the Swat Valley. ITN's Julian Manyon reports.

Pakistani offensive sparks 'massive displacement' of civiliansupdated: Sat May 09 2009 22:04:00

The United Nations' refugee agency warned Friday of a "massive displacement" of civilians as Pakistan's military broadens its offensive against Taliban militants in the country's troubled northwest.

Covering four stories at onceupdated: Sun May 03 2009 08:10:00

CNN's Nic Robertson is in Islamabad and was covering four stories at once. Here is how he did it.

Pakistan kills more militants in new actionupdated: Sat May 02 2009 10:50:00

Pakistani security forces say they have killed at least 16 militants overnight in the country's volatile tribal region.

Pakistan deal enshrines sharia lawupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 16:36:00

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari signed into law Monday a peace deal for the nation's violence-plagued Swat Valley, according to a presidential spokesman.

Pro-Taliban cleric pulls out of peace dealupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 00:29:00

Pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Mohammad has announced he has pulled out of a peace deal in the violence-plagued Swat Valley, saying the government is not serious about implementing Islamic law, or sharia, in the region.

Hurdles for peace in Pakistanupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 00:29:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports from Pakistan, where a top mediator has pulled out of the peace talks.

Zardari defends cease-fire in volatile Pakistan regionupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 07:00:00

Pakistan's president has defended his government's recent ceasefire in the country's volatile Swat Valley in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, saying that many in the West have mischaracterized the deal.

This week on GPSupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 07:00:00

Christopher Hitchens, Bernard-Henri Levy, and Fawaz Gerges argue if the Taliban and al Qaeda are one and the same.

Second cease-fire offeredupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 15:48:00

CNN's Stan Grant reports militants in a second area in Pakistan are proposing another cease-fire.

Displaced residents wait, hope cease-fire holds in Pakistan's Swatupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 06:45:00

The refugees mill about aimlessly amid the rows and rows of white tents that are now their homes.

Official kidnapped in Pakistan, despite Swat Valley cease-fireupdated: Sun Feb 22 2009 06:26:00

A top official in Pakistan's troubled Swat Valley was kidnapped Sunday -- a day after a cease-fire between the government and Taliban militants was supposed to go into effect.

Pakistani government does deal with Taliban on sharia lawupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 20:33:00

Pakistani government officials announced Monday an agreement with the Taliban to allow strict Islamic law, or sharia, to be implemented in parts of North West Frontier Province.

Taliban influence spreadsupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 20:33:00

With Swat control in the hands of extremists, CNN's Stan Grant reports on Pakistani efforts to keep that control in check.

Bombing kills provincial minister in Pakistanupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 08:28:00

A bomb attack in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province Wednesday killed a provincial minister, police said. Eight others were injured in the bombing.

Blast strikes school in northwest Pakistanupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 03:01:00

Suspected Taliban militants blew up a government-run school Monday in Pakistan's violence-plagued Swat Valley, bringing to 183 the number of schools destroyed since fighting began in the area six months ago, officials said.

Pakistan: Security guards die intercepting car bomberupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 08:39:00

Two Pakistani security guards were killed Friday when they stopped a suicide car bomber from barreling into a military outpost.

Soldier killed in Pakistan blastupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 11:15:00

A Pakistani soldier was killed and another wounded Sunday afternoon when an explosive device was detonated beneath a military convoy in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province Sunday afternoon, a Pakistani military official told CNN.

Suicide bombing kills six in Pakistanupdated: Sun Jan 04 2009 22:28:00

Two explosions have struck a small cafe in volatile northwestern Pakistan, killing six people, including two police officers, local police and an official said.

Bomb kills 37 at Pakistan polling stationupdated: Sun Dec 28 2008 13:42:00

A suicide car bomb apparently targeting voters killed at least 37 people and wounded 16 others in the Bunair district of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province Sunday, a police official said.

Taliban on agenda as Zardari visits Afghanistanupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 10:21:00

Pakistan's president will use his first visit to Afghanistan to discuss how the countries can unite to defeat terrorists.

Bad weather thwarts Pakistan leader's Afghan tripupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 04:41:00

A meeting between the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan was canceled Friday when bad weather prevented Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari from traveling to the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Pakistan: Five dead in attack on police chiefupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 06:37:00

A suicide bombing killed at least five people in the Mardan district of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province Friday afternoon, local police said.

Suicide attack kills 4 in Pakistanupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 02:51:00

A suicide car bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a police station in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province Thursday, killing four security officials, authorities said.

Bomb targets Pakistan anti-extremistupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 11:12:00

A remote-controlled bomb detonated Monday near the vehicle of a secular Pakistani political leader, who was injured along with four others, police said.

Pakistan suicide bomber kills 10updated: Mon Oct 06 2008 09:33:00

A suicide bomber detonated at the home of a lawmaker in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 30 others, a police spokesman said.

Pakistan: Four die, seven injured in bomb attackupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 08:54:00

A suicide attacker targeting the home of a provincial party leader in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) killed four people and injured seven on Thursday, according to the Interior ministry and local police.

Blast kills 3 students at school in Pakistanupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 14:33:00

A blast Friday evening at an Islamic religious school near the western Pakistani city of Quetta killed three students and wounded six others, a police official said.

Pakistan: Bomb targeting police van kills 7updated: Thu Aug 28 2008 05:20:00

A bomb targeting a police van killed at least seven people in Pakistan's violence-plagued northwest Thursday, police told CNN.

U.S. official escapes gun attack in Pakistanupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 21:03:00

A U.S. consulate vehicle in Pakistan's violence-plagued northwest came under gunfire Tuesday.

Pakistan hospital bomb kills at least 23updated: Wed Aug 20 2008 03:07:00

A bomb blast at a hospital in northwest Pakistan killed at least 23 people Tuesday, authorities said. Another 15 to 20 were injured.

Deadly blast targets Pakistan militaryupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 14:51:00

A bomb targeting an Air Force bus killed at least 12 people in northwestern Pakistan Tuesday, police said. The blast wounded another 15.

Pakistani militants abduct 30 policeupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 08:03:00

Militants in northwestern Pakistan attacked a police checkpoint Tuesday and abducted up to 30 police officers, a police official said.

Bloodshed in Pakistanupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 04:58:00

Deadly car bombing in northwest city of Mardan. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Blast rocks police station in Pakistanupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 04:58:00

An explosion has rocked a police station in a region of Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan, police said Friday.

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. Pakistan Votes Amid Tensionupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 07:00:00

People in Pakistan take part in a crucial parliamentary election overshadowed by violence and fears of fraud

Pakistan election rally bomb kills 15updated: Sat Feb 09 2008 16:30:00

Fifteen people died and 20 were injured by a suicide bomber Saturday evening at a Pakistani opposition party rally, officials said.

Police: Explosion kills 3 in NW Pakistanupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 01:39:00

An explosion killed three would-be suicide bombers in Pakistan Wednesday, police in the northwestern city of Peshawar said.

Pakistani forces reclaim tunnel updated: Sun Jan 27 2008 20:01:00

Pakistani security forces Sunday regained control of a tunnel in northwest Pakistan after a bloody battle that left 24 militants dead, a military news release said.

First human bird flu cases in Pakistanupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 16:41:00

Eight cases of bird flu among people have been confirmed in Pakistan, the first such cases in the country, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

South Asia floods cause havocupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 01:22:00

South Asia floods cause havoc

Quake zone goes to schoolupdated: Tue Apr 11 2006 18:47:00

Putting education first is common in Kashmir.

Quake relief in 'race against time'updated: Mon Oct 17 2005 00:04:00

More than a week into the relief effort after the South Asia earthquake, a U.N. official says the situation remains grave and the effort is facing daunting problems.

Pakistani aid copter crashes, killing 6updated: Sun Oct 16 2005 04:19:00

Torrential rains caused authorities to temporarily ground relief flights Sunday following the crash of a Pakistani army helicopter that killed six people.

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.

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