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Pakistan Terrorism

Pakistanis Turn a Controversial Cricketer into a National Hero

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

There are many unsung heroes in Pakistan fighting poverty and extremism. We need to revere and idolize them, not a controversial sports personality.

Saving States From Terrorists (or, Stand with Westphalia)

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Signer

As we enter a shiny new decade, we should embrace a cozy and decidedly pre-modern tradition: the system of sovereign states that has served us well since the 17th century.

"You Don't Know Pak": On American Ignorance of 'The World's Most Dangerous Place'

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

No nation has ever dominated headlines for so many years without Americans gaining a clue about it. Pakistan's a "frenemy." It's complicated, and when it's complicated, ordinary Americans pay no attention.

Terror Group Lashkar-E-Taiba ‘Planning Paraglider Attacks' In India

Times Online | Rhys Blakely | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Indian intelligence officials suspect that the terrorist group behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks is planning another audacious strike on the country -- t...

Mr. Friedman, Yes We Can but We Can't

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

There is practically no Islamic country where people are allowed to open their minds and hearts in public. Most extremists use this lack of freedom of speech to recruit from the Muslim World.

Pakistan: WFP Compound Attacked By Suicide Bomber In Disguise, 5 Killed

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber who killed five staffers at the U.N. food agency's headquarters in Pakistan on Monday was dressed as a security off...

3 Pakistan Terrorist Attacks Prevented, Taliban Aide Zaid Mustafa Captured

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities arrested 13 Islamist militants in separate raids that police said Monday foiled major terrorist attacks and pr...

Not Building the Afghan State, Protecting the United States

Jonathan Morgenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Morgenstein

Clearly, we would prefer the Afghan government take on this mission, but until they can do so themselves, in order to prevent more American civilian deaths, we must do it ourselves.

Pakistanis Prioritize Economy Over Terrorism: Poll

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the Pakistani military pressed its campaign to root out Taliban militants from three districts northwest of the capital, a new poll showed that an ...

Japan Pledges $1B To Pakistan At Donors Conference

The Mainichi Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Countries supporting Pakistan are set to pledge a total of about 4 billion dollars (about 400 billion yen) in aid to the country over the next two yea...

Pakistan Identifies Cricket Culprits: Officials

The Independent | Omar Waraich in Lahore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani government officials said they had identified the suspects involved in Tuesday's attack on the Sri Lankan national cricket team and were ste...

Cricket Attack: Suspicions Grow That Ambush Was An 'Inside Job'

Huffington Post | Omar Waraich in Lahore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dramatic footage showing the alleged perpetrators of Tuesday's audacious attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team making their getaway was released by a ...

Despair In Pakistan Over Cricket Attack, Government's Incompetence

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

Notwithstanding the fact that the perpetrators have yet to be caught, what we can say for sure is that the real target of yesterday's attacks were not...

Pakistan Cricket Attack: New Video Shows Gunmen Casually Leaving Ambush Scene With No Fear Of Pursuit (VIDEO)

AP | RIZWAN ALI and CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan — A day after the ambush of the Sri Lankan cricket team, Pakistanis asked Wednesday how terrorists managed to attack such a hig...

Pakistan To Arm Village Militias To Fight Terror

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Authorities in a Pakistani border province plan to arm villagers with 30,000 rifles and set up an elite police unit to protect a reg...

Terrorism Causes Pakistan's Insurance Industry to Boom

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Originally published on, the citizen journalism platform that covers world news from the ground. By Jamil Bhatti ISLAMABAD-- Escal...

Keep Up the Pressure

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shashi Tharoor

More than six weeks after the terror attacks on Mumbai, Pakistan continues, disingenuously, to express skepticism over India's evidence and to disclaim complicity.

Indian Police: Mumbai Seige Over

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Indian media have quoted a commando chief saying the siege at Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel is over, after an assault to dislodge the last few militants. ...

An Unexpected Blast

Jeanette Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanette Khan

The full headline was, "Blast at Alhamra Cultural Complex in Lahore." Alhamra Cultural Complex was holding a World Performing Arts Festival with both local and foreign artists.

Gunmen Kill American Aid Worker In Pakistan | Candace Rondeaux and Haq Nawaz Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An American aid worker and his driver were shot dead Wednesday in a neighborhood favored by diplomats in the city of Peshawar, the latest sign of dete...

Al Qaeda Secure In Pakistan And More Potent Than Last Year: Analyst

New York Times | Mark Mazzetti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Qaeda's success in forging close ties to Pakistani militant groups has given it an increasingly secure haven in the mountainous tribal areas of Pak...

US War On Terror Losing Ground In Pakistan

LA Times | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Although the "war on terrorism" remains a consuming focus of the U.S. government, the Bush administration appears poised to leave behind a situation n...

Pakistan: The Real Teetering Domino of the Middle East

Lincoln Chafee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Chafee

Given that even staunch Bush/Cheney supporters now admit colossal blunders in the Middle East, the United States cannot afford a misstep in dealing with Pakistan.

GAO Report: US Lacks Terror Plan For Pakistan

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Terrorists are still operating freely in Pakistan along the country's Afghanistan border, despite the U.S. giving Pakistan more than $10.5 billion in ...