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Pakistan on the edge

The increasingly strained relations between the army and civilian leadership could lead to a coup.

Pakistan security announces US has vacated air base

The United States has vacated a Pakistani air base following a deadline given by Islamabad in the wake of anger over November's Nato air strikes.

Pakistan minister’s desperation to underplay coup rumours

A prominent Pakistani Cabinet minister says unnamed 'people' would foil any attempt to dislodge the president through a coup.

Pakistan hits back over Bin Laden furore

Pakistan's president said on Tuesday accusations that his nation extends a safe haven to extremists were "baseless".

Pakistan PM: India cricket visit in national interest

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Monday his visit to India to watch the Cricket World Cup semifinal was in the "national interest".

Pakistanis desperate to escape flood areas

Pakistanis desperate to get out of flooded villages threw themselves at helicopters on Saturday as heavy rain was expected to intensify suffering.

Gunmen attack Pakistani post near US consulate

Suspected Islamist militants attacked a Pakistani checkpost near the US consulate in Peshawar on Monday, hours after a suicide bomber killed 38.

Pakistan govt under pressure after deadly attack

Pakistan's government came under pressure on Saturday to bring stability to the country after one of the bloodiest bombings in more than two years.

Police hem in Pakistani protesters

Pakistan police erected a tight cordon on Saturday to block lawyers and activists who defied a ban on protests.

Pakistan braced for street protests after Sharif ban

Pakistan braced on Thursday for a new wave of street protests after a court barred the country's main opposition leader from running for office.

Scene set for lengthy struggle

Musharraf's position has been in doubt since elections in February. The resignation means that the West has lost its most important ally.

Pakistan opposition leaders sign coalition agreement

Pakistan's two major opposition leaders signed a formal declaration Sunday on forming a coalition government, and urged President Pervez Musharraf to convene Parliament without delay. Asif Ali Zardari, widowed husband of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, and Nawaz Sharif signed the agreement at a news conference after a fresh round of coalition talks.

Polls open for Pakistani vote

Fears of violence overshadowed Pakistan's general election on Monday with 80 000 troops backing up police to watch over a vote that could return a Parliament set on driving President Pervez Musharraf from office. Musharraf has lost much popularity over the past year because of his manoeuvres to hold on to power which included a clash with the judiciary.

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