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Pakistan Uprising

Pakistan: Inconvenient Truths

Refugees International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Refugees International

By: Patrick Duplat, Advocate "When they realize you're a Mehsud, they treat you like a suicide bomber who's wearing an explosive jacket." -- A displ...

A Pakistani Visits Home A Decade Later

Taimur Khilji | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Taimur Khilji

Little or no attention is being paid, however, to what the country has: a vibrant youth, a relatively free media, and a growing business community.

Pakistan Cracking Down On Banned Charity

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Andrew Buncombe and Omar Waraich | The Independent Pakistani authorities have ordered a fresh crackdown on a banned charity linked to militants b...

Young Pakistani Army Officers May Be Defecting To Taliban: CQ

CQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A retired Pakistani general confided a deep worry to a friend in Washington last week: that some young officers in Pakistan's regular army have become...

Pakistan Soon To Be Islamist State: US Experts

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A growing number of U.S. intelligence, defense and diplomatic officials have concluded that there's little hope of preventing nuclear-armed Pakistan f...

Pakistan Celebrates Restoration Of Chief Justice

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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 | World

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 Marches, Crackdown Threaten Regional Stability

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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

Zardari-Sharif Deal: Media Rife With Rumors

IBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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...

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

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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

How Deeply is the U.S. involved in the Afghan Drug Trade?

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Special for the Huffington Post By Eric Margolis October 15, 2008 Afghanistan is in a `downward spiral,' the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of S...

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...

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...

Al-Qaida Commander Moved Freely In Pakistan

Washington Post | Imtiaz Ali and Craig Whitlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Libyan al-Qaeda commander who was killed last week in northwestern Pakistan had lived there for years and, despite a $200,000 U.S. bounty on his hea...

Al-Qaida And Taliban Now Threaten Pakistan's Survival

Washington Post | Walter Pincus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Radical elements are now a threat to the survival of Pakistan, prompting Pakistani military leaders to recognize that more aggressive efforts are need...

U.S. Commander Orders Plans on Pakistan

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The commander of U.S. forces in Central Asia has launched planning for more extensive use of U.S. troops to train Pakistani armed force...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...