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Pakistan-Taliban Truce Will Have 'Horrible Impacts' On Afghanistan: Karzai Spokesman

Quqnoos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Afghan government terms the peace pact with the Pakistani Taliban reinforcement to the Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan Afghan President's Spoke...

Pakistan: US Drone Attacks Weaken Government's Hold

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON, Apr 15 (IPS) - The U.S. programme of drone aircraft strikes against higher-ranking officials of al Qaeda and allied militant organisations...

Zardari Agrees To Sharia Rule In Swat Valley

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pakistan's president has signed a regulation allowing the Taliban to impose Sharia, or Islamic law, in the country's northwestern Swat valley, a presi...

Pakistani Pro-Taliban Cleric Pulls Out Of Peace Deal In Swat Valley

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Mohammad has announced he has pulled out of a peace deal in the violence-plagued Swat Valley, saying the government is not ser...

Pakistani Police A Growing Target For Militants

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The militant attack on a Pakistani police academy Monday in Lahore, compounded with militants' attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team earlier this mont...

White House Not Ruling Out Troops In Pakistan

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama has just laid out his new war strategy. And he's made it clear that the fight is both in Afghanistan and Pakistan. So I asked Dennis M...

Obama's Afghanistan Policy Sneak Peak: Ambinder

Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's new posture toward Afghanistan and Pakistan, to be unveiled tomorrow, codifies for the first time Iran's role in regional dip...

Balancing the Equation: AfPak Security at the Expense of Governmental Stability

Vikrum Aiyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vikrum Aiyer

Two tactics that Administration officials are entertaining in the region strongly beg the question as to whether Obama is placing a premium on security, at the expense of government stability.

Pakistan Celebrates Restoration Of Chief Justice

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It was a day of rejoicing, of drum playing, and of smiling at strangers. Pakistan's chief justice had just been reinstated after a two-year struggle, ...

Zardari's Weakness Exposed By Pakistan Riots

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary's return as chief justice of Pakistan's Supreme Court, two years after his dismissal by Pervez Musharraf, the then militar...

Pakistan Police Arrest Long March Activists

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Originally published on, the global citizen reporting platform. By Imran Schah Islamabad, Pakistan- Police have started to crack d...

Pakistan Marches, Crackdown Threaten Regional Stability

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The political and popular strife in Pakistan continues to escalate as police and government security officials attempt to stymie the rising tide of an...

Pakistan: Crackdown On Protests Continues | JANE PERLEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The civilian government has banned a national protest march and arrested hundreds of political workers , evoking for many Pakis...

Pakistan: Free Detained Opposition Activists

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights Watch

The government of Pakistan should end its crackdown against activists of opposition groups led by the Pakistan Muslim League.

Pakistan Rally Begins Despite Arrests

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Hundreds of Pakistani lawyers and activists have started an anti-government march from the city of Karachi, the main city of Sindh province....

Zardari-Sharif Deal: Media Rife With Rumors

IBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Defiant lawyers hit the streets of Pakistan on Thursday, kicking off their Long March in the Punjab province. The march mirrors the protests by lawyer...

Pak Army, Opposition Gun For Asif Ali Zardari | Parrull / CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New Delhi: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is facing one crisis after another. Reports on Monday claimed Zardari has been given an ultimatum by ...

Pakistan Bans Protests, Rallies In Lahore Ahead Of Lawyers' March

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Tuesday banned protests and rallies ahead of a planned "long march" by lawyers towards the capital Islamabad, ...

Karzai Trip May Push Iran To Assist U.S. In Afghanistan

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Iran on Tuesday on a trip that could help seal Tehran's presence at the table for an international meeting ai...

Kerry: Pakistan Needs Close To $5Bn To Prevent Collapse

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The United States and Europe must give Pakistan up to $5bn (£3.5bn) in urgent aid or risk seeing the nuclear-armed country slip into chaos, two leadi...

Feinstein Reveals Intel That May Embarrass Pakistan

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A senior U.S. lawmaker said Thursday that unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an air base in that country, a revelatio...

Under Taliban, Pakistan "Going To The Dogs"

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Burnt and bombed schools, harsh religious edicts, strict rules of dress, the total subjugation of women is now a way of life for most citizens of the beautiful Swat Valley in northern Pakistan.

Pakistan President: Approves Of Holbrooke, Wants Financial Partnership To Stabilize Pakistan | Asif Ali Zardari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan looks forward to a new beginning in its bilateral relationship with the United States. First, we congratulate Barack Obama and t...

Suspected US Missile Strikes Hit Pakistan

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Originally published on, the citizen journalism platform that covers world news from the ground. By Abudlhadi Hairan PESHAWAR-- At...

Mumbai Gunman Requests Pakistan's Help

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

India says the sole surviving gunman from last month's Mumbai (Bombay) attacks has sought help from Pakistan. The request came in a letter handed t...