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Bin Laden fixated on US attacks, papers reveal

Osama bin Laden was fixated on attacking US targets and pressured al Qaeda groups to heal local rivalries and focus on that cause, according to documents the United States says were seized in his hideout in Pakistan and released on Wednesday.

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Flydubai plans fourth destination in Pakistan

Dubai-based flydubai has announced direct flights to Quetta in Pakistan - its fourth destination in the country - commencing on June 11. Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive officer of flydubai, said: "We have been flying to Pakistan

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Saudi 'may buy nuclear arms from Pakistan'

Saudi Arabia has taken a ‘strategic decision’ to acquire nuclear weapons from Pakistan, senior US officials told the Sunday Times. Sunni Arab states are increasingly concerned over a deal with Iran backed by U

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Gunmen kill 43 in attack on bus in Pakistan

Gunmen on motorcycles boarded a bus and opened fire on commuters in Pakistan's volatile southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, killing at least 43, police said, in the latest attack directed against religious minorities this year.

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Pakistan chopper crash kills foreign envoys

A Pakistan military helicopter carrying diplomats to inspect a tourism project crashed on Friday killing seven people, including the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors.

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China to build $2bn Iran-Pakistan natgas pipeline

China plans to build a pipeline to transport natural gas from Iran to Pakistan in a move to alleviate the crippling burden of electricity shortage in Pakistan, a report said.  A deal is likely to be signed during the Chinese

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China to build $2bn Iran-Pakistan natgas pipeline

China plans to build a pipeline to transport natural gas from Iran to Pakistan in a move to alleviate the crippling burden of electricity shortage in Pakistan, a report said.  A deal is likely to be signed during the Chinese

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Pakistan declines Saudi call for Yemen support

Pakistan's parliament voted on Friday not to join the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, dashing Riyadh's hopes for powerful support from outside of the region in its fight to halt Iranian-allied Houthi rebels. Saud

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US mulls major missile sale to Egypt

The US said on Wednesday it was considering a $57 million sale of air-to-surface missiles to Egypt, the second big arms deal this week after Congress was notified of a potential $1 billion sale of helicopters and missiles to Pakistan.

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Saudi seeks warplanes, warships: Pakistan

Saudi Arabia has asked Pakistan for military aircraft, warships and soldiers, Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Monday, at the start of a parliamentary debate on whether Pakistan should get involved in a Saudi-led campaign in Yemen

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