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Pakistan Crisis

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...

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 ...

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...

Musharraf Suggest Bhutto Partly Responsible For Her Own Death

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Musharraf said he also reached out to British investigators for assistance to dispel accusations that Pakistan's military or intelligence services wer...

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 ...

Pakistan: Bhutto Died From Skull Fracture, Not Gunshots

AP | MUNIR AHMAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pakistan - The Pakistani government said Friday that Benazir Bhutto Bhutto was not killed by gunshots or shrapnel as originally claimed but by a skull...

World Leaders Express Outrage Over Bhutto Assassination

Reuters | Matthew Tostevin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

World leaders voiced outrage at the assassination on Thursday of Pakistan's opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and expressed fears for the fate of the n...

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 ...

Pakistan Says Turmoil From Bhutto's Death Could Delay Vote

AFP | Nasir Jaffry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pakistan indicated Saturday it would delay January elections because of turmoil caused by the death of Benazir Bhutto, as a bitter dispute erupted ove...

Pakistan On The Brink Of Chaos After Assassination

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto deals a stunning blow to liberal political forces trying to combat rising Islamic extremism in P...

Benazir Bhutto: Bush Reacts

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"To Benazir Bhutto, to her friends, to her supporters, we send our condolences to the families of the others who were killed in today's violence, and ...

Violence Delays Pakistan Elections Until February

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pakistani elections will be delayed until Feb. 18 because of violence following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, authorities said Wednesday, ignor...

Clinton Calls For Probe Of Bhutto's Death

Reuters | Ellen Wulfhorst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Democrat Hillary Clinton called on Friday for an international probe of Benazir Bhutto's killing and candidates in both parties sparred over foreign p...

Bhutto's Death Deals Blow To US's Diplomatic Efforts

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has dealt a severe blow to U.S. efforts to restore stability and democracy in a tu...

Bhutto Assassination: '08 Candidates React

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said Thursday the assassination of Benazir Bhutto underscores a need for the U.S. to increase its effo...

Pakistan Rejects Foreign Help In Bhutto Probe

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pakistan rejected foreign help in investigating the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on Saturday, despite controversy over the circumstances of her dea...

A Timeline Of Benazir Bhutto's Life

Telegraph | Richard Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Jun 21, 1953: Born in Karachi 1976: After spending her childhood in Pakistan and embarking on her higher eduction at Harvard, she is elected presiden...

US Not Ready To Accept Pakistan's Findings On Bhutto's Death

New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

United States intelligence analysts are not convinced by the evidence offered so far by Pakistani authorities that a militant linked to Al Qaeda was r...

Pakistani Official: Al-Qaida, Taliban Behind Assassination

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"We have the evidence that al-Qaida and Taliban were behind the suicide attack on Benazir Bhutto," Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz said. Interior Minis...

Benazir Bhutto: Seconds Before Death

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, just seconds before she was assassinated leaving an election rally near the capital, Islamabad, on Thu...

Benazir Bhutto Assassinated: Scotland Yard To Help Investigation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Wednesday that he had requested a team of investigators from Britain's Scotland Yard to assist in the invest...

Fifty Die In Failed Pakistan Assassination

NY Times | Davdi Rhode | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A suicide attacker detonated a powerful bomb inside a crowded mosque in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 50 people and injuring 80 as...

US Now Believes Musharraf May Fall, Planning For Aftermath

New York Times | HELENE COOPER, MARK MAZZETTI and DAVID ROHDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost two weeks into Pakistan's political crisis, Bush administration officials are losing faith that the Pakistani president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf,...

Musharraf: I'm Stepping Down As Army Chief

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Wednesday he expects to step down as army chief by the end of November and begin a new presidential term as a civ...

Pakistan Opposition Leader Khan's Connection To Hugh Grant, Princess Diana

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The NY Times reports today on the arrest of Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan: The opposition politician Imran Khan emerged from hiding today to...