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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

A woman writes a message on a dedication board for the victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 airliner and the missing Flight MH370, in Subang Jaya outside Kuala Lumpur July 23, 2014.
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Could Be Employed For Possible 9/11 Attack On U.S. This Year, Suggests Ret. Lt. Gen.- Report

By IBTimes AU

United States Air Force Lt. Gen. believes the U.S is in danger of another terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2014. And the weapon of the attack could possibly be MH370. (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA

U.S. President Barack Obama
9/11 Could Happen All Over Again, This Time Courtesy Of ISIS

By IBTimes AU

It's just a matter of time when the chaos and pain of Sept. 11, 2001 starts all over again. At least that's what a former director of the CIA said on the seemingly pruning and sprucing tirades between the U.S. (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, TWITTER, WHITE HOUSE, SMARTPHONE

Still Image From Undated Video Of A Masked Islamic State Militant Holding A Knife Speaking Next To Man Purported To Be James Foley At An Unknown Location
Seven More Journalists Believed To Be With The ISIS – CPJ

By IBTimes AU

The Committee to Protect Journalists believed that seven more identified journalists were abducted by the ISIS (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, ISRAEL, RUSSIA, INDIA, EGYPT

A woman braces against cold in Montreal, Canada
Three Canadian Cities in World’s Top 5 List of Most Livable Cities in the World

By IBTimes AU

There is potential in many other Canadian cities to hog global limelight (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE, NIGERIA

Tony Abbott
PM Tony Abbott to Sign Julia Gillard-Brokered Uranium Deal With India

By IBTimes AU

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott normally shuns anything that had to do with political acts of nemesis, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. But not for the uranium deal with India, which Mr Abbott is expected to ink an agreement in his next visit to the Asian giant. (Aug 19)

MORE TOPICS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, JULIA GILLARD, TONY ABBOTT

Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka
Mahela Jayawerdene Is Playing His Last Match In Whites

By IBTimes AU

Mahela Jayawardene is playing his last Test match against Pakistan at Colombo. Jayawerdene has bid farewell to Test Cricket following his retirement from T20 Internationals after the T20 world cup in March. (Aug 16)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, MANAGEMENT, CRICKET

A SHADOW OF A MAN USING HIS MOBILE PHONE IS CAST NEAR MICROSOFT LOGO AT THE 2014 COMPUTEX EXHIBITION
Nokia X2 Release Imminent as Microsoft's New Commercial Surfaces; Specifications, Features and Price Listed

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft's new commercial shows off the upcoming Nokia X2. This corroborates the imminent global release of the device. (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, RUSSIA, SMARTPHONE, SONY, ANDROID, HTC

Brave Indian Woman Kicks Man Who Harassed Her, Posts Video on Facebook

By IBTimes AU

An eve teaser from India had experienced firsthand how viral the fury of a woman can be. Veena Ashiya Chindlur kicked KR Suryaprakash on his face to avenge herself when the latter sexually harasses her on the streets. (Aug 12)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, INDIA

Justin Bieber Arrives for amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2014 Event in Antibes During the 67th Cannes Film Festival
Justin Bieber Video Chats With New Girl Malala Yousafzai: Posts Topless Picture Showing His Calvin Klein Underwear Soon After

By IBTimes AU

Justin Bieber has been spotted with many females but the latest one is special in her many ways. The "Baby" singer chatted online with none other than 17-year-old brave girl Malala Yousafzai. (Aug 11)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED NATIONS, JUSTIN BIEBER

Homeland Update: Three more New Characters to be Introduced in Season 4

By IBTimes AU

"Homeland" has roped in several new actors to portray key roles in the upcoming Season 4. The latest to join the cast are Mark Moses, Nimrat Kaur and Art Malik. (Aug 07)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, SOUTH AFRICA, HOLLYWOOD