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May 28, 2009 | Alex Rodriguez
Officers guarding Pakistani police and intelligence agencies saw the gunmen jump out of the white van that had stopped at their gate. The assailants wore white shirts and trousers, and sprayed gunfire in the air and at the police. One tossed a grenade in the direction of officers who had begun firing back. Then, on a bustling workday morning in the heart of Pakistan's second-largest city, the explosives-laden van rammed the steel gate and detonated.
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August 9, 2013 | By Nasir Khan and Mark Magnier
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The American Consulate in Pakistan's second-largest city was closed and its employees evacuated, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said Friday, in response to a specific threat and in line with a broader warning that Americans should avoid traveling to Pakistan. Spokeswoman Meghan Gregonis did not disclose details of the threat, which she said was specific to Lahore. It wasn't immediately clear whether the danger was linked to an advisory this week about a possible Al Qaeda attack that prompted Washington to temporarily close more than 20 diplomatic missions in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
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March 6, 2009 | Mark Magnier
The residents of this city of cafes, culture and good food always thought they were different. Even when a few suicide bombers targeted the metropolis starting a couple of years back, most considered themselves relatively insulated from the worst of Pakistan's problems, the violence over the horizon in outlaw country near the Afghan border. Residents consider Lahore the arts capital of Pakistan and feel proud of its free, open atmosphere, its tolerance, sense of fun and vibrant street life.
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August 14, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez and Nasir Khan, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan Gunmen kidnapped an American from his house in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Saturday, an attack that underscores the risk U.S. citizens and other foreigners face in a country that has been grappling with Islamic militants. A U.S. Embassy spokesman identified the man as Warren Weinstein but would not give details about his background or the abduction. The name matches the LinkedIn profile of a man who works as the Pakistan country director for J.E. Austin Associates, a consulting firm for development projects in Pakistan and a host of other countries.
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October 16, 2009 | Alex Rodriguez
Militants launched highly coordinated, simultaneous attacks on three police buildings in the eastern city of Lahore today, escalating terrorist strikes as Pakistan prepares a major military offensive against the Taliban along the Afghan border. The attacks left at least 26 people dead, including militants, police said. By early afternoon, security forces had retaken control over all three facilities. Militant raids on a police academy in Manawan and an elite police training center in Bedian -- both on the city's outskirts -- and the Federal Investigation Agency building in Lahore were the latest in a series of devastating strikes across the country meant to dissuade the U.S.-allied, nuclear-armed state from pushing forward with an offensive in South Waziristan, the Taliban's primary stronghold.
WORLD
August 9, 2013 | By Nasir Khan and Mark Magnier
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The American Consulate in Pakistan's second-largest city was closed and its employees evacuated, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said Friday, in response to a specific threat and in line with a broader warning that Americans should avoid traveling to Pakistan. Spokeswoman Meghan Gregonis did not disclose details of the threat, which she said was specific to Lahore. It wasn't immediately clear whether the danger was linked to an advisory this week about a possible Al Qaeda attack that prompted Washington to temporarily close more than 20 diplomatic missions in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
WORLD
August 17, 2004 | Paul Watson, Times Staff Writer
A suspected Al Qaeda explosives expert being hunted for more than a year by the FBI met secretly in Pakistan last spring with one of the terrorist network's planners and a computer engineer, Pakistani officials said Monday. The bomb maker, described as an Arab, managed to slip out of Pakistan along with senior Al Qaeda member Abu Eisa al Hindi after a March meeting with computer engineer and communications coordinator Mohammed Naeem Noor Khan in the city of Lahore, said Maj. Gen.
NEWS
August 14, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez and Nasir Khan, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan Gunmen kidnapped an American from his house in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Saturday, an attack that underscores the risk U.S. citizens and other foreigners face in a country that has been grappling with Islamic militants. A U.S. Embassy spokesman identified the man as Warren Weinstein but would not give details about his background or the abduction. The name matches the LinkedIn profile of a man who works as the Pakistan country director for J.E. Austin Associates, a consulting firm for development projects in Pakistan and a host of other countries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2000
NetSol International in Calabasas has opened a new facility in Lahore, Pakistan, for its subsidiary NetSol Solutions Ltd. NetSol International develops software for the global information technology industry, particularly proprietary and asset-based leasing and finance programs, IT consulting and e-commerce and Web-based solutions.
WORLD
May 27, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
India will resume a popular bus service to Pakistan and release more 130 Pakistani prisoners, initiatives aimed at resuming dialogue between the nuclear rivals after a two-year break. Pakistan's information minister welcomed the moves and called for talks, including on the issue of Kashmir, a divided region claimed by both nations. The bus service linking New Delhi with Lahore, Pakistan, was stopped 17 months ago after an attack on India's Parliament.
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October 16, 2009 | Alex Rodriguez
Militants launched highly coordinated, simultaneous attacks on three police buildings in the eastern city of Lahore today, escalating terrorist strikes as Pakistan prepares a major military offensive against the Taliban along the Afghan border. The attacks left at least 26 people dead, including militants, police said. By early afternoon, security forces had retaken control over all three facilities. Militant raids on a police academy in Manawan and an elite police training center in Bedian -- both on the city's outskirts -- and the Federal Investigation Agency building in Lahore were the latest in a series of devastating strikes across the country meant to dissuade the U.S.-allied, nuclear-armed state from pushing forward with an offensive in South Waziristan, the Taliban's primary stronghold.
WORLD
May 28, 2009 | Alex Rodriguez
Officers guarding Pakistani police and intelligence agencies saw the gunmen jump out of the white van that had stopped at their gate. The assailants wore white shirts and trousers, and sprayed gunfire in the air and at the police. One tossed a grenade in the direction of officers who had begun firing back. Then, on a bustling workday morning in the heart of Pakistan's second-largest city, the explosives-laden van rammed the steel gate and detonated.
WORLD
March 6, 2009 | Mark Magnier
The residents of this city of cafes, culture and good food always thought they were different. Even when a few suicide bombers targeted the metropolis starting a couple of years back, most considered themselves relatively insulated from the worst of Pakistan's problems, the violence over the horizon in outlaw country near the Afghan border. Residents consider Lahore the arts capital of Pakistan and feel proud of its free, open atmosphere, its tolerance, sense of fun and vibrant street life.
WORLD
August 17, 2004 | Paul Watson, Times Staff Writer
A suspected Al Qaeda explosives expert being hunted for more than a year by the FBI met secretly in Pakistan last spring with one of the terrorist network's planners and a computer engineer, Pakistani officials said Monday. The bomb maker, described as an Arab, managed to slip out of Pakistan along with senior Al Qaeda member Abu Eisa al Hindi after a March meeting with computer engineer and communications coordinator Mohammed Naeem Noor Khan in the city of Lahore, said Maj. Gen.
NEWS
April 1, 1987
Thousands of demonstrators shouting "Blood for blood!" rampaged through the streets of Lahore, Pakistan, battling police, burning vehicles and smashing shop windows. Witnesses said 12 people were injured and at least 40 arrested during the riot by opposition supporters who charged the government with failure to investigate the assassination of Muslim fundamentalist leader Allama Ihsan Elahi Zaheer of the opposition Ahle Hadith Party.
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December 27, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
India freed eight Pakistani prisoners as part of peace efforts. Indian authorities handed over the eight, including a teenage boy, at the main border crossing near Lahore, Pakistan, a border guard said. The nations have agreed to expedite release of each other's prisoners caught on the wrong side of the border. Many prisoners say they accidentally crossed the poorly marked frontier. The governments also scheduled talks in their dispute over the Kashmir region.
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