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Pakistani protesters clash with police, soldiers secure state TV

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ISLAMABAD - Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces secured the state television headquarters in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air. | Video

Pakistan government considers decisive action against protesters

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is preparing to launch a selective crackdown against anti-government protesters trying to bring down the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the defense minister said, warning demonstrators against storming government buildings.

10:45am EDT

Pakistan PM still surrounded by protesters after deadly clashes

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's powerful army said on Sunday any further use of force to resolve an escalating political crisis would only worsen the situation, after weeks of protests demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation turned violent. | Video

31 Aug 2014

Pressure mounts on Pakistan leader to quit as protests continue

ISLAMABAD - Thousands of protesters massed outside the residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday to demand he step down, after efforts to find a negotiated solution to the country's political crisis failed.

30 Aug 2014

India says Pakistan border clashes 'extremely serious and provocative'

NEW DELHI - Clashes along India's border with Pakistan are "extremely serious and provocative" and not conducive to improving relations between the nuclear-armed neighbours, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014

Pakistan PM tries to distance himself from army as crisis drags on

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distanced himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis on Friday, saying he was not turning to the military for help to defuse the stand-off. | Video

29 Aug 2014

Pakistan leader distances himself from army as crisis drags on

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distanced himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis on Friday, saying he did not turn to the military for help to defuse the stand-off.

29 Aug 2014

Pakistan's powerful army steps in to resolve political crisis

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's army stepped into a political struggle between the country's embattled prime minister and the opposition on Thursday, signaling a possible end to a crisis that has destabilized the coup-prone nation.

28 Aug 2014

Pakistan's prime minister resolved to ride out protests crisis

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told parliament on Wednesday he would not be cowed by thousands of demonstrators camped outside the assembly demanding his resignation.

27 Aug 2014

Pakistan's prime minister meets army chief amid crisis

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met the country's powerful army chief on Tuesday as a political deadlock over mass protests to demand the government's resignation showed no signs of resolution.

26 Aug 2014