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Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

Benazir Bhutto -- The Muslim Leader Who Saw Jihadis Coming

Farahnaz Ispahani | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Farahnaz Ispahani

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by the jihadis on December 27, 2007 after addressing a rally where she repeated her warnings about the Taliban and other extremist groups. Today, events such as the recent massacre of school children in Peshawar, reflect what Bhutto was warning against. Extremist Islamist ideologues opposed her because as a western-educated Muslim woman leader she symbolized all that the jihadis hate.

General Musharraf Must Face Justice

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

General Pervez Musharraf, who has returned to Pakistan from self-exile, must face justice. He must be prosecuted for his serial criminality, including subversion of the constitution.

A Woman Like Benazir

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anushay Hossain

What is the point of pointing fingers so long after Bhutto's death? A false attempt at garnering accountability. Too many men and too many politicians were only too happy to see this woman go.

I asked her whether she felt immortal. No, she answered

Ginny Dougary | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ginny Dougary

The last time I communicated with Benazir Bhutto was via e-mail in October after the first attempt on her life when she returned to Pakistan to fight ...

Destiny's daughter

Ginny Dougary | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ginny Dougary

Benazir Bhutto's life has been a rollercoaster of high political drama, acute personal loss, early triumph followed by downfall and charges of corrupt...

One Year of the Zardari Presidency

Farahnaz Ispahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Farahnaz Ispahani

A year after the election of Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan's march toward democracy continues, and the decision to elect President Zardari is proving to have been the correct one.

UN Bhutto Assassination Probe To Begin 1.5 Years After Killing

Voice Of America | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United Nations secretary-general has appointed a three-person commission to investigate the circumstances of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benaz...

Baitullah Mehsud: One of the World's Most Influential Men, Dead Or Alive

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

For a while in 2008, international intelligence agencies thought Baitullah Mehsud was dead. Like his cousin-in-arms, Osama bin Laden, Mehsud suffers f...

George Clooney Dating a Bhutto?

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shirin Sadeghi

Say it ain't so, George -- Syriana was impressive, but your international political credentials are rather outweighed by your international flings. If you really care about Fatima, you'll let her go...

Benazir the Martyr: an Anniversary on the Brink of War

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

As the anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's assassination comes and goes, some people in Pakistan have quietly concluded that getting assassinated was the best thing she ever did.

Benazir Bhutto: Myth vs. Reality

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

For Bhutto's many flaws, she was enormously brave. You cannot for a moment imagine that she did not know she had a target almost tattooed over her heart.

Bhutto Widower Zardari, Pakistan's Newly Elected President, Dogged By Rumors Of Corruption, Mental Instability

ABC | Nick Schifrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Asif Ali Zardari completed a meteoric rise from polo-loving playboy to president of Pakistan today, promising not to cede "one inch" to insurgents who...

Goodbye 'Mush' -- Don't Come Back

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Aside from senior army generals, the wealthy elite, and a handful of fat cat politicians, the widely hated Musharraf was left with almost no support at home.

First Person Artist: Sandra Scolnik And The Saddest Paintings in the World

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Surely after the first suicide bomber targeted her procession upon her return to Pakistan from exile, Benizar Bhutto knew that a possible end was near...

Richardson to Musharraf: Step Down!

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Denison, Iowa---Democratic presidential hopeful and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson released a statement reacting to the assassination of Pakistan...

The New Dark Ages

E. A. Hanks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
E. A. Hanks

It's bad. Everything everywhere seems bad. I can't help but feel like we're headed into another year of the New Dark Ages. War, famine, pestilence and plague, you name it, we've got it.

Scotland Yard: Bhutto Killed By Bomb Blast

Washington Post | Candace Rondeaux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scotland Yard investigators have concluded that Paksitani opposition leader and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was killed by the impact of a sui...

Jason Linkins

Sunday's Print Run Of Parade Intimates That Benazir Bhutto Is Still Alive | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a moment worthy of 'Dewey Beats Truman,' Sunday's Parade Magazine went out in newspapers all across the country with a blaring cover headline: "'I ...

Musharraf: Bhutto To Blame For Own Death

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The assassination of his chief political rival was her own fault, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf tells Lara Logan in his first one-on-one interv...

Islamist Politicians Emerge As Pakistan's Power Brokers

Wall Street Journal | PETER WONACOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just after night fell at a campaign rally last Thursday, conservative Islamist politician Khalid Waqar heard the news: Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's best...

NYT Op-Ed: Bhutto Allowed Extremists Who Killed Her To Flourish

New York Times | WILLIAM DALRYMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WHEN, in May 1991, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of India was killed by a suicide bomber, there was an international outpouring of grief. Recent ...

Bilawal Bhutto: The Bogus Facebook Profile

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Update: A Facebook profile claiming to be one of Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's son, Bilawal Bhutto Zadari has been labeled a fake. ...

Inappropriate Hottie Rundown: Political Heir Apparents

23/6: News You Can Misuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new leader of Benazir Bhutto's political party (PPP) is none other than her 19-year-old son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The teen, whose grandfather a...

Pakistan Publishes Photo Of Severed Head Of Bhutto's 'Assassin'

London Times | David Byers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pakistani Government today published a picture of what it said was the severed head of the suicide bomber who killed Benazir Bhutto and offered a ...

Video: Bhutto Talks About The Possibility Of Her Assassination

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Benazir Bhutto spoke about the possibility of her assassination twice to CNN. In these eerie videos, Bhutto said she knew she was putting her life at ...