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Swat Valley

Zebunisa Jillani: 'Princess Of Swat' Returns

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Nasir Khan and Ayesha Nasir | Global Post ISLAMABAD -- When Zebunisa Jillani visits the camps established for Swat refugees in Islamabad, her f...

Pakistan's Homeless Displaced By Fighting "Totally Ignored"

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

They can't even provide us a tent, how will they make our houses? What are we expected to go back to?

In Waiting To Strike Taliban, Pakistan Committed Strategic Blunder

Ahsan Butt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahsan Butt

When the Taliban overstepped their bounds, both literally and metaphorically, it led to greater public support for aggressive action, and gave the civilian leadership badly needed political cover to order the latest military operation against the militants.

Pregnant Pakistani Women Endangered By Refugee Crisis

UNFPA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Bill Ryan SWABI, Pakistan - Tajbibi was so weak by the time she got to the maternity clinic that the 19-year-old mother "fainted every time she ha...

Osama bin Laden Is a Dead Man

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cenk Uygur

Al Qaeda is running out of money and out of options. They have lost the good will of their hosts and might be in some serious trouble. Osama bin Laden will be killed or captured within the year.

21st Century Statecraft: Texting for Swat Valley Refugee Assistance

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

In Pakistan's Swat Valley, nearly 2.4 million people have fled their homes after rejecting the violence of the Taliban, and hundreds of thousands now...

Pakistani Swat Anti-Taliban Offensive Near End, Pak Media Reports

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rani Singh

Pakistani media outlets are reporting that the anti-Taliban counter-offensive launched by the Pakistani army is largely over.

Pakistan Refugee Hosts Stretched To The Limit (IMAGES)

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
World Vision

* Scroll down for photos By Chris Webster ISLAMABAD -- Poor communities in Pakistan's northwest are hosting up to two million people uprooted by re...

Pakistan Drone Attacks Guided By Planted 'Chips'

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It sounds like a tinfoil hat nightmare, come to life: tiny electronic homing beacons, guiding CIA killer drones to their targets. But local residents ...

Mingora: Pakistan Army 'Regains' Swat City

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's army has gained control of the main city in the Swat valley after several days of street-to-street battles with Taliban fighters, a militar...

Pakistani Army Retakes Largest Town In Swat Valley From Taliban

AP | ROHAN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban have fled the Pakistani army's advance on the main town in the Swat Valley, delivering the military a strategic prize in...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs : Noisy North Korea Facts: North Korea performed a nuclear test last weekend which, according to various sei...

Taliban: Lahore Attack Revenge For Swat Offensive

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Militants detonated two bombs in a busy market and attacked two police checkpoints in northern Pakistan on Thursday, killin...

Pakistan Swat Valley Operation Destroys Homes, Draws Local Ire

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SULTANWAS, Pakistan — When Pakistan's army drove the Taliban back from this small northwestern village, it also destroyed much of everything els...

Pakistan Offers Bounty For Swat Leaders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan has offered a cash reward of tens of thousands of dollars for the arrest of Maulana Fazlullah, the Islamic religious leader said to be behind...

Lahore Car Bombing Kills 30 In One Of Pakistan's Deadliest Attacks This Year (SLIDESHOW)

AP | BABAR DOGAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan — Suspected suicide attackers detonated a car bomb Wednesday that destroyed a police building and sheared walls off a nearby of...

I Don't See How I Can Ever Go Back to Swat Valley

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rani Singh

Problems in Pakistan are so widespread and endemic that I don't think that things can get too much better, however much money is pledged in aid.

Pakistani Taliban: We'll Avoid Combat In Swat City

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban on Monday urged civilians to return to the Swat Valley's main city, promising they would not attack security forces batt...

Pakistani Troops Take On Taliban In Main Swat Town

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani security forces fought street battles with Taliban militants in the Swat Valley's main urban center Saturday, a critical p...

Taliban Is Foiling Pakistan Army: Washington Post

Washington Post | Griff Witte | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The battle for control of Swat has tested the Pakistani government's resolve to confront a raging Islamist insurgency that has gripped much of the nor...

Pakistan Refugees: UN Seeks $543M To Help Nearly 2M People

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANAI BABA ZIARAT, Pakistan — A Pakistani flag now flies over army troops dug in on a strategic ridge that until two days ago was held by the Ta...

A Prognosis For Pakistan

Farrukh Rehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Farrukh Rehan

If Pakistan were a patient in a hospital and you were reading the chart at her bedside, the prognosis would look bleak.

Pakistani Humanitarian Crisis Largely Unaddressed By US Aid

Huffington Post Contributor | Madiha Sattar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistanis are in for a rude shock. $900 million, almost half of the $1.9 billion aid package that the US House of Representatives recently approved, ...

Pakistani Clerics Support Government Anti-Taliban Offensive

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani religious leaders and scholars Tuesday issued a strong denunciation of the tactics of Taliban militants, providing what could be major boost...

US To Give Pakistan $110M In Humanitarian Aid

Reuters | Arshad Mohammed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States said on Tuesday it would give Pakistan $110 million to help the estimated two million people who have fled f...