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The gun markets of Pakistanupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 15:56:00

On January 22, 2006, the New York Times reported that all foreign journalists were being banned from Pakistan's tribal areas, which has been called "the most dangerous place in the world." A week before that, the CIA fired missiles remotely from a Predator aircraft into the Waziristan tribal area. They were hoping to eradicate a bunch of al Qaeda operatives. Instead, they killed 18 women and children.

Taliban claims some attacks, denies others in Pakistanupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 01:50:00

Taliban leaders have claimed responsibility for a wave of suicide bombings that have battered the Pakistani city of Peshawar. The militants also vow to carry out more attacks in the future.

Pakistan's blame gameupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 01:50:00

Conspiracy theories abound that foreign agencies are behind deadly attacks in Pakistan. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Suicide car bomb in Pakistan kills 11updated: Mon Nov 16 2009 01:12:00

A suicide car bomber who blew himself up at a police checkpoint Saturday in Peshawar killed 11 people and wounded 26 -- marking the second straight day of major violence in the area, authorities said.

Pakistan blastupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 01:12:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports on the latest Pakistan bombing to strike.

Rare glimpse into S. Waziristanupdated: Sun Nov 01 2009 19:39:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports from the treacherous tribal region of South Waziristan, Pakistan, for a rare look at a region few see.

Caught in crossfire, civilians flee Waziristanupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 13:59:00

They come trudging up a dirt path in single file, towards a white cricket stadium in the middle of this dusty provincial town.

A hub for relief in Pakistanupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 13:59:00

Refugees flee fighting in Waziristan, Pakistan. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

5 people arrested in Karachi for alleged terror activities, police sayupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 08:49:00

Police say they have arrested five people who were attempting to set up a terror network in Karachi.

Commentary: U.S.-Pakistan goals coming into alignmentupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 07:47:00

It hasn't been too often in the past couple of years that you could write about good news from Pakistan. But if there is a silver lining to the atrocities that have plagued the country in the past several years, it is the fact that the Pakistani public, government and military are increasingly seeing the jihadist militants on their territory in a hostile light.

Source: Deaths rise in alleged drone attackupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 01:56:00

The death toll rose to seven on Friday in an apparent drone attack in northern Pakistan's tribal region, an intelligence source said.

Warfare by Remote part 1updated: Mon Sep 14 2009 01:54:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the UAV drone, that is revolutionising the battlefields in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Four dead in suspected drone attack in Pakistanupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 01:54:00

An apparent drone attack on Monday killed four suspected militants in northern Pakistan, an intelligence source said.

Pakistani Taliban chief alive according to group's spokesmanupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 10:09:00

Pakistan's Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud is alive, the group's spokesman told CNN on Tuesday -- disputing the Obama administration's contention that he was killed by a CIA missile strike.

Mehsud's significanceupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 10:09:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva talks to author Gretchen Peters about the possible death of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.

European gang trained for terrorupdated: Sun Aug 02 2009 22:44:00

An American who says he went to fight U.S. forces in Afghanistan told interrogators that about the time he became an al Qaeda member he came across several Belgian and French militants.

American al Qaeda recruitupdated: Sun Aug 02 2009 22:44:00

CNN's Nic Robertson examines the background of an American who pleaded guilty to charges of aiding al Qaeda.

Source: Pakistan airstrikes kill 20 Taliban militantsupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 07:58:00

Government airstrikes killed 20 Taliban militants in the past 24 hours in northwest Pakistan, a military source said Monday.

Militants battle Pakistani troops in Waziristanupdated: Sun May 31 2009 21:30:00

Twenty-five militants and six soldiers were killed Saturday night in two separate clashes between security forces and insurgents in Pakistan's tribal region, officials said.

Suicide bomber kills 11 in Pakistanupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 03:21:00

A suicide blast in Pakistan's violence-plagued tribal region killed 11 people Thursday, police said.

Missile attack in Pakistan kills 3updated: Thu Jan 01 2009 03:38:00

A suspected U.S. missile strike killed three people and wounded two others in one of Pakistan's northwestern tribal districts, Pakistani intelligence officials said Thursday.

Time.com: Pakistan's Cease-fire: Who Wins?updated: Fri Apr 25 2008 09:00:00

One of Pakistan's most notorious militant leaders, Baitullah Mehsud, has declared a cease-fire in the troubled Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan

Pakistan election delayedupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:03:00

CNN's Zain Verjee reports on reaction of Pakistanis to the postponement of elections until February 18.

Scotland Yard to help probe Bhutto assassinationupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:03:00

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Wednesday that British investigators are heading to Pakistan to help clear up the confusion surrounding Thursday's assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

New questions on Bhutto deathupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:03:00

New questions arise about the cause of death of Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto. CNN's Zain Verjee reports.

Pakistan suicide attack kills 8 updated: Mon Feb 11 2008 07:42:00

A suicide bomber who slipped into a political rally and detonated an explosive killed eight people in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area near the Afghan border Monday, Pakistan's state news agency said.

Bhutto's securityupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 09:36:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks looks at the security surrounding Benazir Bhutto and asks who is to blame for her assassination.

U.S. suspects Taliban leader behind Bhutto plotupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 09:36:00

U.S. officials suspect a Taliban leader may be behind the plot to assassinate former Pakistani Prime Minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, a senior official said Friday.

Analysis: Pakistan crisis could put premium on experienceupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 04:16:00

Even though it happened half a world away, the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan could have an effect on the campaign in Iowa.

Time.com: Pakistan's Taliban at the Gatesupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 11:00:00

While political turmoil roils the capital, Pakistan's military are struggling to contain a domestic insurgency in the Swat valley

Court dismisses petitions against Musharrafupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 03:19:00

The Pakistani Supreme Court, packed with judges appointed in recent days by President Pervez Musharraf, dismissed five major petitions against him Monday contesting the validity of his re-election, the nation's attorney general said.

Time.com: Who Is Behind the Attack on Bhutto? updated: Fri Oct 19 2007 17:00:00

Her enemies range from al-Qaeda to the military, but whoever is reponsible, the blasts could scare off her supporters

Pakistan Army: 150 militants deadupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 21:03:00

Pakistani air force planes swooped down on the country's troubled tribal region on the border with Afghanistan Tuesday, launching a blistering airstrike that left as many as 50 militants dead, Pakistan Army sources said.

Dozens dead along Pakistan borderupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 21:56:00

Two days of heavy fighting between Pakistani troops and Taliban and al Qaeda militants near the rugged border with Afghanistan has left dozens dead on both sides, an army spokesman said Monday.

Pakistan bombs explodeupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 05:08:00

Pakistan bombs explode

Pakistan bomb blasts kill 21, hurt dozensupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 05:08:00

Two bomb blasts killed at least 21 people and wounded 74 in Rawalpindi -- a city next to Islamabad -- Tuesday morning, Pakistani police and hospital sources said.

Car bombs kill six in Pakistanupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 23:12:00

A suicide car bomber killed five Pakistani soldiers and wounded 30 Friday in an attack on a military convoy in troubled North Waziristan region near the Afghan border, a military spokesman said.

Time.com: Pakistan's Next Red Mosque Problem?updated: Tue Aug 07 2007 13:00:00

One of the quieter places in the country's wild west now has a radical seminary, complete with armed militants

Time.com: A Talk With a Suicide Bomberupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 01:50:00

He was 17 and terrified. The Taliban had indoctrinated him well. Nothing we do in Afghanistan will stop people like Farhad

12 die in Islamabad suicide attackupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 00:40:00

At least 12 people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked the site where the country's suspended chief justice was scheduled to address a rally, sources in Pakistan told CNN.

Attack kills 16 in Pakistan military convoyupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 02:18:00

At least 16 Pakistani soldiers died Wednesday in an attack on a military convoy in northwestern Pakistan, an army spokesman told CNN.

Pakistan bombings raise fears of Taliban, al Qaeda resurgenceupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 08:59:00

A series of bombings in recent days in northwestern Pakistan is spreading fears in the region and the West.

Taliban end Pakistan truceupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 08:59:00

Taliban end Pakistan truce

Pakistan: No bin Laden arrest dealupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 11:24:00

Pakistan's prime minister has disputed a news report that said Osama bin Laden would not face capture if he agreed to lead a "peaceful life."

In Pakistan, signs of al Qaeda all aroundupdated: Tue Sep 05 2006 12:34:00

We could have been anywhere when the latest al Qaeda video hit the Internet because it was available worldwide on dozens of Web sites.

Sources: Airstrike may have killed bin Laden's No. 2updated: Fri Jan 13 2006 19:09:00

Ayman al-Zawahiri -- Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in the al Qaeda terrorist network -- was the target of a CIA airstrike Friday in a remote Pakistani village and may have been among those killed, knowledgeable U.S. sources told CNN.

General vows diligence before Afghan electionsupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 12:16:00

A U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Thursday U.S.-led forces plan to keep the heat on militants ahead of the country's September 18 assembly elections.

Pervez Musharraf TalkAsia Interview Transcriptupdated: Wed Apr 27 2005 03:52:00

Airdate: April 23rd, 2005

Lawmaker: Ads yield leads in bin Laden huntupdated: Tue Feb 15 2005 11:55:00

A U.S. television and advertising campaign is spreading the word in Pakistan about a $25 million reward for information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden.

Pakistan pulls troops from Afghan border areaupdated: Sat Nov 27 2004 09:10:00

After more than two years of battling remnants of al Qaeda and the Taliban, Pakistan's government has announced it will end its military operation in the tense tribal region of South Waziristan.

'Raid on al Qaeda camp kills 55'updated: Thu Sep 09 2004 04:10:00

The Pakistan air force has bombed an al Qaeda training camp in the country's tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, killing at least 55 people, government and military officials said.

Pakistan convoy bombed, 2 killedupdated: Thu Aug 26 2004 18:31:00

A Pakistani army convoy has been hit by a roadside bomb near the border with Afghanistan, killing two soldiers and wounding eight, Pakistani intelligence sources have said.

Pakistan raids 'al Qaeda hideout'updated: Mon Aug 23 2004 18:51:00

Pakistani security forces have killed four suspected al Qaeda members and captured two others in a raid on a hideout in the tribal regions of the northern Waziristan province, the Pakistani army said.

Pakistan battles in tribal areasupdated: Wed Jun 16 2004 19:48:00

Two foreign fighters and a Pakistani paramilitary soldier were killed Wednesday after a gun battle in the tribal areas of southern Waziristan, according to Pakistani intelligence officials.

U.S. troops stray into Pakistanupdated: Wed May 05 2004 20:08:00

More than 50 coalition soldiers, most of them U.S. troops, crossed the Afghanistan border into Pakistan earlier this week, Pakistani intelligence sources have said.

U.S. troops learn caution in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Apr 12 2004 17:55:00

As U.S. forces beef up patrols in Afghanistan, about 60 members of an elite Army unit were ambushed twice in less than 24 hours last week.

CIA thinks tape 'likely' voice of al-Zawahiriupdated: Fri Mar 26 2004 10:19:00

A CIA spokesman said Friday that the voice on an audiotape broadcast by an Arabic language TV channel is "likely" to be that of al Qaeda's No. 2 man, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

New tape said to be bin Laden's deputyupdated: Thu Mar 25 2004 13:17:00

A new audiotape attributed to Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's top deputy, calls on Pakistanis to overthrow President Pervez Musharraf.

Pakistani troops search siege areaupdated: Tue Mar 23 2004 05:26:00

Pakistani troops are searching house-to-house in a cordoned off section of the country's tribal areas in an effort to find suspected al Qaeda fighters, a Pakistan security official said.

Pakistan tribal group releases 11 updated: Mon Mar 22 2004 12:45:00

After a week of negotiations, a Pakistan tribal group released 11 Pakistani paramilitary forces in exchange for government forces pulling out of Wana where fighting between the forces and suspected al Qaeda fighters has raged for weeks.

Pakistan finds tunnels in siege areaupdated: Mon Mar 22 2004 09:04:00

The Pakistani military's quest to nab a "high-value target" has suffered a setback with the discovery of a series of tunnels that militants could have used to escape thousands of troops who've laid siege to the area.

Pakistan fighting slows amid talksupdated: Sun Mar 21 2004 03:54:00

Tribal leaders are trying to broker an end to fierce fighting between Pakistani troops and suspected militants along the Afghan border while speculation persisted about who the fighters might be protecting.

Pakistan: 100 fighters captured in battleupdated: Sat Mar 20 2004 04:03:00

Pakistani forces have captured about 100 fighters -- possibly members of al Qaeda -- in a fierce battle in the country's mountainous border region, military officials said.

Battle rages with al Qaeda fightersupdated: Fri Mar 19 2004 01:28:00

Pakistani forces are meeting fierce resistance in a battle with al Qaeda fighters in a mountainous region near the Afghan border.

Pakistani sources: Al-Zawahiri surroundedupdated: Thu Mar 18 2004 02:36:00

The Pakistani military is continuing to assault al Qaeda troops believed to be protecting a "high-value" leader near the Afghanistan border, Pakistani sources told CNN.

Pakistan ambush: 11 reported deadupdated: Sat Feb 28 2004 05:08:00

Gunmen riding in several civilian vehicles opened fire on a Pakistani military checkpoint near the Afghan border, prompting paramilitary soldiers to return fire, killing 11 and wounding six others, according to a military spokesman.

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