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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.

Headlines Around the Web

India, Pak hint at resuming trade talks

Dec 14 - The Times of India

Pakistan's beer to add fizz to Indian market

Nov 30 - The Times of India

Startup by Indians raises million dollars

Nov 26 - The Times of India

Pakistan U-turn at WTO foxes India

Nov 13 - The Times of India

Malala inspires school curriculum

Oct 21, 2013 - Politico

Obamas meet with Malala Yousafzai

Oct 12, 2013 - Politico

India, Pakistan business takes baby steps

Sep 28, 2013 - The Times of India

Articles About Pakistan

People walk past a Singapore Airlines ticketing counter at Changi Airport in Singapore May 7, 2014.
Asia Has World’s Best & Worst Airports 2014 [Complete Lists]

By IBTimes AU

Pakistan has the worst airport in 2014 and Singapore the best. (2:46 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, NEW YORK

Asylum Seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran Cry as Indonesian Officers Force Them to Leave the Australian Vessel Hermia
Australia's 'No Way' Anti-Asylum Seeker Poster Sparks Outrage

By IBTimes AU

Australia's anti-immigration poster expected to be published in several languages has roused anger and disgust. The country is known for its tough immigration policies. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, AUSTRALIA, SUDAN, HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT

‘Homeland’ Season 4 Spoilers Episode 3: Quinn To Confront His True Feelings For Carrie In ‘Salwar Kameez’ [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

The episode 3 of “Homeland,” which is titled “Salwar Kameez,” will see Quinn confronting his true feelings for Carrie, according to spoiler reports. (Oct 10)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride Demonstrating Their Charge
80 Canadians Under Police Radar, Suspected ISIS Fighters

By IBTimes AU

At least 80 persons in Canada are being monitored by the police for suspected terrorist linkages with the ISIS. (Oct 09)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, HILLARY CLINTON, TWITTER

A woman sits inside a basement used as a shelter from the recent shelling
The Best and Worst Countries To Grow Old According To The Global Age Watch Index

By IBTimes AU

The Global Age Index reported the top ten and the top worst countries among 96 countries for people above the age of 60. (Oct 09)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, GERMANY, JAPAN, ICELAND, UGANDA, ZAMBIA

Police personnel inspect the area where a woman was gang-raped at Birbhum district in West Bengal January 23, 2014.
Brisbane Man Abducts German Tourist, Rapes Her ‘Wolf Creek’ Style; 4 Male Clients Accuse Humanitarian Lawyer Of Sexual Assault

By IBTimes AU

Brisbane men have lately been in the news. A few weeks 28-year-old chef Marcus Volcke chopped his transgendered Indonesian wife, cooked her body in chemicals and committed suicide, a 47-year-old Brisbane man abducted a female German tourist and raped her similar to the sexual assault in Wolf Creek. (Oct 08)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, INDIA, LAWYER

Travel Alert: DFAT Warns Of Kidnapping Threat Worldwide

By IBTimes AU

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade had released travel advisory against kidnapping threat worldwide (Oct 07)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, EGYPT, MEXICO

Office workers are reflected as they walk past the Australian Securities Exchange building in central Sydney April 8, 2011. Singapore Exchange Ltd has terminated its $8 billion bid for Australia's ASX Ltd after the Australian government formally rejected
Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon September 26, 2014

By Comsec

The second half of the session on Friday saw the ASX 200 trade around the lows of the day with a sense that sellers could make an opportunistic move at any time to take the index to new lows. With the losses of recent weeks continuing to mount, the A... (Sep 26)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOLD PRICES

Samsung Flags Are Set Up At The Main Entrance To The Berlin Fair Ground
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 vs Android One Smartphones: Affordable New Handset, Specs, Features

By IBTimes AU

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 is the latest flagship for the Galaxy S Duos handsets which are quite affordable. It now being compared to Google’s new Android One smartphones which are made to be push the use of smartphones throughout the world. (Sep 25)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, ANDROID, INDIA, HTC

Iraqi Shiite militia fighters hold the Islamic State flag as they celebrate after breaking the siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants, September 1, 2014. Picture taken on September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS M
Nations Want UN Global Ban On Jihadi Fighters

By IBTimes AU

Global nations want a ban on the movement of jihadi fighters around the world. (Sep 23)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, BARACK OBAMA, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, UNITED NATIONS, TUNISIA