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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Islamabad

This year
Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan granted bail after unlawful arrest
Khan’s arrest earlier this week sparked deadly clashes before being declared illegal.
Last year
Ireland to open Embassy in Pakistan alongside Consulate Generals in Milan and Munich
It’s part of the Global Ireland programme which aims to ‘double Ireland’s global footprint by 2025′.
All time
Pakistan hosts US, Russia and China for talks on Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s Taliban-appointed foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, did not attend the meeting.
Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet
The US President used his first tweet of 2018 to tear into Islamabad.
Trump: 'Pakistan has given nothing but lies and deceit in return for billions in funding'
He said Pakistan thinks of US leaders as ‘fools’.
Teenage Pakistani girl burnt alive after she refused a suitor's marriage proposal
19-year-old Maria Sadaqat was attacked by a group of people on Monday near the country’s capital Islamabad.
Two die and 400 injured in bloody Pakistan clashes
The clashes between police and protesters took place outside the prime minister’s residence.
Death toll continues to rise following suicide bombing at Pakistan military HQ
At least 13 people died, with 18 others wounded, just a day after one of the deadliest bomb attacks in recent years.
Taliban kills nine foreign tourists in the Pakistani Himalayas
The attackers struck at the foot of one of the world’s highest mountains, killing Chinese and Ukrainian climbers.
Irish journalist Declan Walsh ordered to leave Pakistan
The former Sunday Business Post journalist has been Pakistan bureau chief for the New York Times since January 2012.
Pakistan suicide attacks kill 35 as leaders meet for summit
The suicide attacks were the deadliest assault in the country for five months.
Pakistani girl who was accused of blasphemy released from jail
The girl, believed to be 14, was arrested last month for allegedly burning pages of the Koran. An imam was later accused of having planted the pages in the girl’s bag.
Pakistani passenger jet with 127 on board crashes
A government minister has said there is little hope of finding survivors.
US vows full probe into Pakistan border incident
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered America’s deepest condolences for the loss of 25 Pakistani soldiers.
Pakistan: 25 troops dead in NATO helicopter attack
Pakistan has blamed NATO for the attack on the Afghanistan border last night.
US admiral's comments on murdered journalist "extremely irresponsible"
Islamabad’s relationship with the US won’t be helped by Adm Mullen’s remarks the the Parkistan government ‘sanctioned’ journalist’s killing.
Shocking video emerges of boy being shot dead by Pakistani security forces
Pakistani security forces are under pressure to explain the video of an unarmed 18-year-old being shot at point-blank range. He later bled to death.
Obama: bin Laden raid “longest 40 minutes of my life”
The US president says the risks of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden outweighed the risks – but it was a tense time.
Pakistani PM denies being part of moves to 'hide' bin Laden
Yousuf Raza Gilani tells parliament that the state was not hiding Osama – and says his killing is ‘justice done’.
US missiles kill 25 people 'including women and children' in Pakistan
The attack, aimed at targeting Taliban militants, is unlikely to improve already strained and deteriorating relations between Washington and Islamabad.
Car bomb kills 20 people in eastern Pakistan
The bombing is said to underscore the reach of Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants who normally target Pakistan’s northwest.
Pakistan declares national day of mourning
The country remembers the 152 victims of Wednesday’s plane crash.
No survivors of Pakistan plane crash
Pakistan suffers its biggest ever air disaster after a passenger jet crashes into a mountainside near Islamabad.