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Pakistan

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It has a 1,046 kilometres (650 mi) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. Tajikistan also lies very close to Pakistan but is separated by the narrow Wakhan Corridor. Thus, it occupies a crossroads position between South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. The region forming modern Pakistan was at the heart of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation and then later was the recipient of Vedic, Persian, Indo-Greek, Turco-Mongol, Islamic and Sikh cultures. The area has witnessed invasions and/or settlements by the Indo-Aryans, Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Turks, Afghans, Mongols and the British.

Articles About Pakistan

RoboCup: An International Football World Cup of the Robots Has Participants From Pakistan

By IBTimes AU

An international football championship for robots is being held in Brazil, after their success with the organization of FIFA World Cup 2014, where Germany emerged as winners. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, JAPAN

Homeland Season 4 Update, Spoilers: First Teaser Trailer Released Plus Other Details [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

“Homeland” Season 4 will not air until later this year. However, spoilers and updates on Showtime’s political thriller have begun to surface. The much-awaited first teaser trailer has also been released by the network, recently. (Jul 15)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN

Actress Angelina Jolie arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California
Angelina Jolie Speaks Out About Rape in UN Global Summit [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Angelina Jolie has long been one of the high profile celebrities well-known for being a UN Goodwill Ambassador. She has spoken out about various issues and has famously adopted several children from places she has visited while working with the United Nations. (Jul 11)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, LONDON

Homeland Season 4 Update: Carrie’s Demanding Double Role in New Season

By IBTimes AU

Before his public execution in Iran at the end of "Homeland" Season 3, Nicholas Brody came to know that Carrie Mathison is pregnant with his child. It is confirmed that Carrie is keeping the baby and as a result she will be seen juggling two demanding roles. (Jul 10)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH AFRICA

Homeland Season 4 Update: Who is In, Who is New and Who is Out of the New Season

By IBTimes AU

The character of Mike Faber is unlikely to return in "Homeland" Season 4. Diego Klattenhoff, who plays Faber, has ruled out the possibility of his character appearing in the upcoming, new season. (Jul 08)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH AFRICA, HOLLYWOOD

Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde, Two Co-founders of the File-Sharing Website, The Pirate Bay, Arrive at the Swedish Appeal Court in Stockholm
The Pirate Bay Blocked For FIFA World Cup Piracy

By IBTimes AU

The Pirate Bay and other 219 Web sites have been blocked due to FIFA World Cup piracy. (Jul 08)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, COURT, INDIA, SONY

Moderate Drinking: The key to unlock the secret of a healthy heart.
To Live Longer: Don't Stop Drinking, Make It Moderate

By IBTimes AU

Consuming low to moderate quantity of alcohol plays a substantial role in reducing the risk of heart attack in adults, two recent studies have revealed. (Jul 02)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA

Asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran cry as Indonesian officers force them to leave the Australian vessel Hermia
Asylum Seeker Boats on the Way to Australia's Christmas Island Not 'Significant' --- Scott Morrison

By IBTimes AU

Australia Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has remained silent on the details regarding reports of an asylum seeker boat stranded about 175 nautical miles from Christmas Island. Morrison only said the issue was not a "significant event" and therefore not worthy of comment. (Jun 30)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INDIA, UNITED NATIONS

Homeland Season 4 Spoiler Update: Brody Dead but His Spectre Present

By IBTimes AU

The Season finale of "Homeland" Season 3 saw the shocking public hanging of Nicholas Brody. His death has opened up the possibility of a new arc in Season 4, but his presence will be seen for some time in the new season. (Jun 27)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH AFRICA, FBI

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Royal Reports: Queen Elizabeth Hands Crown to Prince William & Pregnant Kate Middleton

By IBTimes AU

Known as Europe's oldest monarch, Queen Elizabeth II is making a lot of buzz lately thanks to Kate Middleton's bare bum scandal and her declining health. On the recent issue of GLOBE, the reigning Queen of England is allegedly handing down ... (Jun 16)

MORE TOPICS: CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, KATE MIDDLETON