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Taliban Denies Leader Is Dead; Claims Twitter Account Was Down

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"No missile has gotten anywhere near him," said Haikmullah Mehsud. "Like the rest of us, he has been highly frustrated by Twitter outages."

Suspected US Missile Strike Kills 12 In Pakistan

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 12 people have been killed in a suspected US missile strike on a training camp run by Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban leader, in Sout...

US Policies Empower Afghan Taliban: Experts

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christian Avard

Huffington Post caught up with Afghanistan experts Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald and discussed recent developments in Afghanistan. Here's what they had to say.

Taliban Buys Children To Serve As Suicide Bombers: Report

Washington Times | Click the Photo to Enlarge. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Taliban Buys Children To Serve As Suicide Bombers: Report

Washington Times | Click the Photo to Enlarge. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Amidst Conflict, Pakistanis Persevere

Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Davis

The impoverished North-West Frontier Province lays claim to devastating maternal and child mortality rates, and scant education for girls. But courageous women here are increasingly agents of change.

Pakistan Taliban Seen As Threat By More Than 80% Of Population: Poll

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — More than 80 percent of Pakistanis view the Taliban and al-Qaida as a critical threat to the country, an opinion poll released Wedne...

Pakistan's New Refugees: Can the West Finally Win Charlie Wilson's War?

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

The flood of millions of Afghan refugees into Pakistan after the Cold War led to an explosion of extremism, while American leaders were too busy celebrating the Cold War victory.

Pakistan Taliban Back Out Of N Waziristan Peace Deal

Dawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Clashes between security forces and militants intensified in North Waziristan on Monday and the Taliban scrapped a peace deal they had signed with the...

Role Of Pakistan's Taliban Offensive In Afghan War May Be Overstated: Analysis

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's offensive against Taleban militants has won praise from Washington but may bring little benefit to US forces in neighboring Afghanistan, ex...

Zardari Op-Ed Asks For More US, European Support For Pakistan

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After the debacle of Vietnam, the United States could pack up and leave with minimal consequences for its genuine national interests; similarly, for t...

Pakistan: Civilian Militias Join The Fight Against The Taliban

AP | PAUL ALEXANDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Military jets and artillery pounded suspected militant hide-outs in two towns in Pakistan's northwest on Sunday, killing 27 fighters...

Baitullah Mehsud, Taliban Leader, Targeted By Pakistan

DAWN.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD: The government announced on Sunday that a 'decisive offensive' will be launched against Baitullah Mehsud, chief of the banned Tehrik-i-Tali...

Pakistan Taliban Leader Allied With Al Qaida Faces Challenge From New Islamic Militia Leader

McClatchy | Saeed Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new Islamic militia leader has emerged in Pakistan to openly challenge al Qaida-affiliated warlord Baitullah Mehsud for the first time from within h...

Pakistan Drone Attack Secrecy Hides Abuses

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gareth Porter | Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, Jun 12 (IPS) - The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's refusal to share with other agencies even ...

Hashoo Bombers Strike Again

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

People across the region who depend on the Ismaili establishment for employment, sustenance and remittances have suffered enormously from the Taleban's unforgiving insurgency.

Pakistan: Taliban Falling Out Of Public Favor

AP | PAUL ALEXANDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The footage was chilling _ a woman crying out in pain, held face-down on the ground, as a man with a long beard flogged her in front...

Can the U.S. Win the War in Afghanistan? What Napoleon Can Teach Obama About Guerrilla Warfare

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sheldon Filger

Will President Obama's approach on Afghanistan prove more efficacious than that of George W. Bush? The lessons of history raise doubts that deserve serious reflection.

PC Hotel Blast: Pakistani Officials Say Attack Is Revenge For Anti-Taliban Offensive

DAWN.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR: At least seven people were killed and 34 others wounded in a huge bomb blast at the five-star Pearl Continental hotel in Peshawar Tuesday, o...

Visitors and Hosts in Pakistan

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

During my visit here in Pakistan, I've been shown profound respect and hospitality, although I've come here from the land of an enemy, whose bombs are now part of their sky.

Pearl Continental Hotel Bombing VIDEO

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gunmen stormed the Pearl Continental Hotel in Pakistan today and detonated a "huge bomb." The AP has video from the scene below. Reports indicated se...

Pakistan Attacks In 2008, 2009

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A look at some recent major attacks in Pakistan or blamed on Pakistan-based militants: _ June 9, 2009: A huge bomb explodes at a luxury hotel in Pesh...

Pearl Continental Hotel Bombed, Stormed By Gunmen In Pakistan

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Suicide attackers shot their way past guards and set off a massive blast outside a luxury hotel where foreigners and well-t...

Pakistani Youth Pitch-In To Help Refugees

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

"I really wouldn't give the government any money for the displaced people from the just don't know where it goes" says Muneeba a young so...

A Weaver's Welcome

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Generosity in the face of such massive displacement and suffering is evident everywhere we go. But Pakistan needs help on a much larger scale.