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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, 2013 - The Times of India

EU ends sops for Indian textile, engineering exports

Dec 13, 2013 - The Times of India

Pakistan's beer to add fizz to Indian market

Nov 30, 2013 - The Times of India

Startup by Indians raises million dollars

Nov 26, 2013 - The Times of India

Pakistan U-turn at WTO foxes India

Nov 13, 2013 - 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

Singer with the band One Direction Harry Styles attends the British Fashion Awards in London
One Direction Star Harry Styles ‘Hints’ At Existence of Nude Photos But #HarryStylesNudesLeaked is Fake

By IBTimes AU

The Twitter hashtag #HarryStylesNudesLeaked is found to be fake after Harry Styles apparently hinted at the existence of his nude photos. (8:52 pm)


Shoes lie in blood on the auditorium floor at the Army Public School, which was attacked by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar
Amir Khan To Donate £30K Golden Shorts to Rebuild Peshawar School in Pakistan

By IBTimes AU

Khan, a British boxer, is of Pakistani origin and wants to donate the shorts to rebuild the Peshawar school. (Dec 19)


Claire Danes from the Showtime series "Homeland" arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards
'Homeland' Season 5 Update: Renewed, Carrie's Mother To Make An Appearance, What To Expect In New Season [SPOILERS]

By IBTimes AU

There will be another season of "Homeland." Carrie is set to return to the U.S. in Season 4 finale. This is likely to result in more Carrie and her daughter time in Season 5 of "Homeland. (Dec 19)


Claire Danes from the Showtime series "Homeland" arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 25, 2014.
‘Homeland’ Season 4 Finale Spoilers: Everything To Know About Episode 12 Plus What’s Next For Carrie, Saul, Quinn And Dar Adal

By IBTimes AU

"Homeland" Season 4 Finale/ Episode 12 sees Carrie and Saul back in USA. However, the two continue their investigation and delve further into Dar Adal's story. Head inside for spoilers. (Dec 19)

A Soldier Escorts Schoolchildren From The Army Public School Under Attack By Taliban Gunmen In Peshawar
ISIS And Taliban Supporters Divided Over Peshawar School Attack Resulting Into 132 Dead Children

By IBTimes AU

ISIS and Taliban Supporters showed mixed reactions on Peshawar school attack. (Dec 19)


Singer Madonna walks on stage during Amnesty International's "Bringing Human Rights Home" concert
Madonna Draws Criticism On Social Media For Calling Her Album Leak As An Act Of 'Terrorism'

By IBTimes AU

Madonna has been criticised for her remarks on "rape" and "terrorism" that she used for her leaked album. (Dec 19)


Australia Condemns Peshawar Massacre

By IBTimes AU

Australia stands together with Pakistan in the wake of the Peshawar massacre (Dec 19)


A woman with a headband on her forehead attends a candle light vigil in Kathmandu
Peshawar Attack 'Just The Trailer': Pakistani Taliban Vows To Take More Lives

By IBTimes AU

Taliban justifies the killings at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Dec 19)


Pakistan's PM Sharif speaks with the media during a new conference in New Delhi
Pakistan School Massacre Sparks Global Outrage; Taliban Hunt Begins With Massive Airstrikes

By IBTimes AU

The world was stunned by the deaths of 132 school children who were massacred by Taliban in Pakistan. (Dec 18)


Brand During An Anti-Austerity Rally In Parliament Square In London
Rusell Brand 'Talks Crap,' Social Media Users Slam Comedian For Insensitive Message As Taliban Terror Unfolds

By IBTimes AU

Russell Brand caught the ire of social media users for his untimely message on terrorism as Taliban attack on Pakistan school unfolds. (Dec 18)