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Muhammad Never Tortured Prisoners Of War

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Not only did Muhammad categorically reject torture, but he espoused equal treatment -- both physically and emotionally -- for prisoners of war in an era plagued with enslavement.

Pakistan's DoubleSpeak

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.10.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


Pakistan Denies Prior Knowledge of Location of Abbottabad

Ben Ritz | Posted 07.09.2011 | Comedy
Ben Ritz

While many question the sincerity of Pakistan's leadership, others note that this is not the first failure of Pakistan's leadership to notice something right under their noses.

Most Popular Drink in Abbottabad

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.09.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


Pakistan Denies Sheltering Bin Laden Amid Growing Skepticism

Posted 07.03.2011 | World

WASHINGTON/ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan's president on Tuesday denied suggestions that his government may have sheltered Osama bin Lade...

Andrea Stone

Bin Laden Assassination Complicates U.S. And Pakistan's Diplomatic Dance | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.02.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Pakistan has long subscribed to the Claude Rains school of diplomacy. Like the corrupt police chief the actor played in the classic 1...

The Great Rot In Pakistani Education

Saad Khan | Posted 06.15.2011 | World
Saad Khan

In a recent development, the Pakistani government has decided to devolve the "Higher Education Commission," which formulates policies and regulates universities in Pakistan.

Zardari Claims Afghanistan Is Destabilizing Pakistan, but the Reverse is True

Michael Hughes | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Instead of blaming Afghanistan, it's time for Pakistani leaders to look in the mirror and take responsibility for their own internal security issues.

Raymond Davis -- Deport the Killer

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shahid Mahmood

Policies of appeasement allow military contractors a free license to patrol and kill in Pakistan -- in the case of Raymond Davis, the ability to fire on his assailants 10 times.

A Complicated Legacy: Duane Baughman on Bhutto

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Lybarger

A new documentary includes firsthand testimony from former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's supporters and detractors. Will it lead to a broader discussion about the country she led?

Anti-Blasphemy Laws Assassinate Governor Taseer -- And Pakistan

Qasim Rashid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

At the hands of extremism, Pakistan's history is littered with assassinations and untimely deaths of its most dynamic leaders.  Each has transitioned Pakistan's identity away from its origin.

Bhutto -- A Woman and Her Country

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

The documentary Bhutto not only tells the story of Pakistan's first woman Prime Minister, it also gives extensive background on this country's history.

Pakistan Deserves the Opportunity to Succeed

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Terrorism will always make headlines, but given the political jockeying in Pakistan, many media groups are running alarmist, nearly hysterical headlines predicting the imminent doom of Pakistani democracy.

Pakistan In Crisis, World Security Threatened

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noel Irwin Hentschel

The U.S. government should support Pakistanis who are willing to risk their lives and their political capital to repeal dangerous blasphemy laws, lest Pakistan be taken over again by those who oppose freedom and basic rights.

Amid a Turbulent Year, a Rare Sign of Hope in Pakistan

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ehsan Zaffar

A Pakistani movement's enduring legacy may not be in the changes it engenders in electoral politics, but in its creation of a democratic consciousness amongst all Pakistanis.

Benazir Bhutto Assassination Third Anniversary: Pakistan's Former Prime Minister's Life In Photos

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Monday marked the third anniversary of the slaying of Benazir Bhutto, and judging by the thousands of Pakistanis who gathered to mourn their nation's ...

A Flood of Drone Strikes: What the Wikileaks Revelations Tell Us About How Washington Runs Pakistan

Fatima Bhutto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fatima Bhutto

What will Pakistan's elite learn from WikiLeaks? Undoubtedly nothing. And if we're going by the White House's response so far, nor will Washington feel more constrained than it ever has running its informal global empire.

Diplomatic Impunity

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Pakistan: The Shame and the Promise

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noel Irwin Hentschel

The death sentence against Asia Bibi for blasphemy is not only directed against her and her family, but in a broader sense against all of Pakistan, a nation whose international reputation hangs by a thread.

A Pardon For Christian Woman Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy?

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will pardon a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, the governor of Punjab state told CNN Tuesday. "...

Pakistan's Tea Party

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Pakistan's wealthy conservatives, much like their counterparts in the US, claimed that any tax on the wealthy would simply be passed down to the poor in the form of price increases, despite the exemption of essential items.

Asian Games Opening Ceremony 2010 (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China (AP) - Light beams, fireworks and water jets exploded from the banks of the Pearl River as China marked the opening of the 16th Asian Games in s...

President Obama to General Kayani: Can You Hear Me Now?

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

In the context of rumors about an impending military coup in Pakistan, Obama's unannounced meeting with the Pakistani delegation emphasizing American support for the present civilian government might be a game-changer.

Pakistan Taking the Wrong Lessons From American Politics

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Pakistan looks to the US for lessons in how to play politics. Some of these have been positive. But other, uglier parts of American politics are influencing a polarization in Pakistan's politics as well.

Sometimes Madness Is Just Madness

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

In the midst of this defining moment in the war effort in Afghanistan and in Pakistan, the US has turned its guns not on its enemies but on its friends.