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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, 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

An Afghan woman carries her child on her back as she walks on a road during a rainy day in Kabul November 6, 2013.
This Is How Afghan Mother Killed 25 Taliban Men Who Murdered Her Son

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Reza Gul, an Afghan mother who watched her son dying, took revenge by getting her family to kill 25 men and wounding five. (12:16 pm)

Australia's Phil Hughes plays a shot during the second day's play of the third test cricket match against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground
Phil Hughes No More: Australian Batsman Dies at 25

By IBTimes AU

The 25-year-old cricketer succumbed to death two days after he had been hit on the head by a bouncer. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, CRICKET

A surface-to-surface Agni-V missile is launched from the Wheeler Island off the eastern Indian state of Odisha September 15, 2013. India successfully test-fired for a second time a nuclear-capable missile on Sunday that can reach Beijing and much of Europ
Pakistan Possess Fastest Growing Nuclear Programme, Can Make 200 Nuclear Weapons By 2020; U.S. On The Losing End --US Think Tank

By IBTimes AU

Asia has been working to increase its nuclear build-up that a report has suggested the United States better maintain cordial relations with Russia and China. (Nov 25)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, RUSSIA, INDIA

Muhammed Iqbal, 45, shows a picture of his late wife Farzana Iqbal, at his residence in a village in Moza Sial, west of Lahore May 30, 2014.
Father, Husband, Brother And Cousin Of Farzana Who Killed Her For 'Honour' May Escape Pak Court's Death Sentence Order

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Farzana Parveen, 30 years, hit the global headlines when she was stoned to death by her father, brother, first husband and cousin in June, 2014. (Nov 24)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, LAWYER

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop walks with her Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Calls Younger Terrorists as ‘Masters of Social Media’

By IBTimes AU

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that terrorists were more dangerous when young. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, CHINA, IRAQ, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, NEW YORK

Relatives gather beside the bodies of victims who were killed in yesterday's suicide bomb attack on the Wagah border, before funeral prayers in Lahore November 3, 2014.
Report Shows Why Global Terrorist Attack Killings Increased By 61% Last Year

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

The Institute for Economics and Peace has discovered that Boko Haram and Islamic State have caused most of the deaths last year. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, ISRAEL, MEXICO, NIGERIA

Modern Day Slavery: 3,000 People Are Slaves In Australia - Global Slavery Index

By IBTimes AU

Slavery exists in Australia, Global Slavery Index 2014 found. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, INDIA

'STOP ISIS Terror' Sign
ISIS Is World Richest Terrorist Group In History: Forbes Reports

By IBTimes AU

Forbes Israel lists ten richest terrorist groups worldwide. (Nov 13)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, ISRAEL

South Korean soldiers of an artillery unit check their armaments during a military drill near the demilitarized zone separating North Korea from the South, in Paju, north of Seoul April 30, 2013. Tensions between North Korea and South Korea and its ally t
U.S. To Supply South Korea With PAC-3 Interceptor Missiles Worth $1.405B, Best To Also Modernise Its Own Ageing Nuclear Arsenal

By IBTimes AU

The United States is being urged to review its ageing nuclear program in view of the seemingly aggressive behaviours of rival nations. (Nov 11)

MORE TOPICS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS, SOUTH KOREA, RUSSIA, INDIA

Australian cricket team captain Michael Clarke (L) gathers with Australian Cricket World Cup-winning captains
Ian Chappell Questions Australian Captain Michael Clarke’s Capabilities

By IBTimes AU

The former Australian captain criticised Clarke's capabilities of finding the right batting order. (Nov 11)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CRICKET