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Pakistan Taliban claim responsibility for blast killing 13 policemen

KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Taliban in Pakistan claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of a police bus in Karachi that killed 13 police officers and injured 55 others.

Asif Ali Zardari steps down as president of Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari left office Sunday, becoming the first democratically elected head of state in the country to complete a five-year term.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
By United Press International

John Kerry: Obama has time schedule for ending drone attacks

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- President Obama has a timetable for ending drone strikes in Pakistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

London expects Pakistani violence at end of Ramadan

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- The British government said Wednesday it is concerned about the possibility of heightened sectarian conflict in Pakistan during the last days of Ramadan.

Mamnoon Hussain chosen as Pakistan's new president

ISLAMABAD, July 30 (UPI) -- Pakistani lawmakers Tuesday elected Mamnoon Hussain the nation's new president by an overwhelming margin, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, July 26, 2013.
By United Press International

Karachi bombing kills president's security chief

KARACHI, Pakistan, July 10 (UPI) -- The chief security officer of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and two others died in a suspected suicide bombing in Karachi, police said.
Trapped in the cul de sac of no good choices

Trapped in the cul de sac of no good choices

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Series of complex issues around the world leave the United States with few good options to help bring any of the problem to a positive outcome.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Militants continue attacks on polio teams in Pakistan

Militants continue attacks on polio teams in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 28 (UPI) -- Pakistani al-Qaida militants are continuing attacks on international polio inoculation teams.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets Pakistani military leaders

ISLAMABAD, May 23 (UPI) -- Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Thursday with Pakistan's military leaders as the countries seek to deepen already strong bilateral strategic ties.

Li Keqiang ends India visit, arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, May 22 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, arrived Wednesday in Pakistan, a close Beijing ally where a new civilian government is ready to take charge.
Nawaz Sharif set to lead Pakistan for third time

Nawaz Sharif set to lead Pakistan for third time

ISLAMABAD, May 13 (UPI) -- Nawaz Sharif was set Monday to lead Pakistan after his party seemed to have won the most seats in elections marking Pakistan's first democratic power transfer.

Pakistanis prefer strong leader to democratic government

ISLAMABAD, May 10 (UPI) -- More than half of Pakistan's Muslims would prefer a strong leader to a democratic government, an international poll released Friday indicated.

Pakistan awaiting gas pipeline contracts

ISLAMABAD, May 2 (UPI) -- Pakistan aims to finalize the contracts necessary to start work on a section of a natural gas pipeline planned from Iran, a government official said.

Zardari spokesman: Vilification of Pakistani president must stop

ISLAMABAD, April 25 (UPI) -- Pakistani political parties should stop vilifying President Asif Ali Zardari in their election campaigns, the president's spokesman said.

Supreme Court may decide Musharraf's arrest order

ISLAMABAD, April 19 (UPI) -- Pakistani police Friday took ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf to court from his farmhouse where he went the previous day after being ordered arrested.

Report: Nearly 30 polling stations seen sensitive

ISLAMABAD, April 19 (UPI) -- Pakistan election officials, assessing security during the general elections, have designated a third of the polling stations as sensitive, sources told Dawn.

Bombing at Pakistan political rally kills, wounds dozens

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, April 16 (UPI) -- A bombing at a rally of Pakistan's secular Awami National Party in Peshawar killed 17 and wounded dozens in the latest election-related attack, police said.
Pakistani candidates told not seek votes in name of religion

Pakistani candidates told not seek votes in name of religion

ISLAMABAD, April 15 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Election Commission says candidates in next month's general elections cannot seek vote in the name of religion, caste or sex.

Gunmen gun down MQM election candidate in Pakistan

HYDERABAD, Pakistan, April 11 (UPI) -- A secular party candidate in Pakistan's upcoming general elections was shot and killed by Pakistani Taliban militants in Sindh province, authorities said.

Iran to develop more of South Pars

TEHRAN, April 9 (UPI) -- Iran aims to increase its natural gas production substantially by launching additional phases in the South Pars gas complex, an energy official said.
Court resumes hearings in Musharraf case

Court resumes hearings in Musharraf case

ISLAMBAD, Pakistan, April 9 (UPI) -- A Pakistani Supreme Court Tuesday heard more treason allegations against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

Commentary: Road to nowhere

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. has lost the media war in Pakistan. Popular talk show hosts have already made up their minds that America is preparing a war against their country.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Pipeline boosts Iran, Pakistan defiance

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 4 (UPI) -- The Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline recently inaugurated in the face of stiff U.S. opposition has bolstered an emerging partnership between two Muslim states.
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