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Former Pakistani President Pleads Not Guilty To Treason

Reuters | Syed Raza Hassan | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

(Updates with court rejecting application to leave country) By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, March 31 (Reuters) - Former P...

The General Pakistan Can't Punish

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 03.18.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Pakistan's political history is full of dramas and clandestine deals but Musharraf's case involves more dramas than what is needed to understand why he is unlikely to face justice.

Troubled Future for Education in Pakistan?

Alayna Ahmad | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alayna Ahmad

If Pakistan wants to be taken seriously within the international arena, it needs to consider serious educational reforms.

AfPak: 'Another Fine Mess' in US Killing of Taliban Chief Readying for Peace Talks?

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Perhaps there is a good explanation for why Mehsud had to die just as he moved into peace negotiations, negotiations which may well have failed. But none has been forthcoming.

Pakistan: Only 67 Civilians Died In Drone Attacks

AP | MUNIR AHMED and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government said Wednesday that 3 percent of 2,227 people killed in U.S. drone strikes since 2008 were ci...

Why South Asia Is the Next Tinderbox

Sunil Sharan | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

The Middle East is mired in sectarian strife, but with the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan next year, a bigger tinderbox awaits in South Asia.

Athar Mohiudin

Pakistani Community In U.S. Gives Insight Into Complexities Of U.S.-Pakistan Relationship

HuffingtonPost.com | Athar Mohiudin | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Following Wednesday's visit from Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in which he says he urged Obama to end the U.S. drone program in ...

Pakistan Plans Anti-Terror Fight

Ben Barber | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ben Barber

Pakistan plans to unleash a new anti-terrorist strategy within two weeks in the violent commercial capital Karachi, said a senior advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hours after Sharif met President Obama at the White House Wednesday.

A Fresh Start For U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

As President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in Washington today, American officials have struck a positive tone ahead of their talks.

Kerry Stresses Importance Of Relationship With Pakistan

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top diplomat says the U.S. relationship with Pakistan "could not be more important" as the Islamic republi...

Athar Mohiudin

Afghanistan Security Tops Pakistani Prime Minister's Agenda With Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Athar Mohiudin | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif plans to put Afghanistan at the top of the agenda when he meets with President Barack Obama in Was...

Athar Mohiudin

Pakistani Prime Minister Receives High-Level National Security Briefing

HuffingtonPost.com | Athar Mohiudin | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif readied for his upcoming visit to the United States in a high-level meeting on Tuesday to discuss ...

Karzai's Taliban Solution

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.14.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

What seemed inconceivable a decade ago -- the integration of the Taliban into Afghanistan's post-9/11 political process -- appears not only possible today, but probable.

Silence on Climate Change: A Global Crime?

Asif Iqbal | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Asif Iqbal

Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif recently spoke at the UN General Assembly on global issues, along with other world leaders. Some critical happenings pri...

Car Bombing Kills Dozens In Pakistan Bazaar

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 11.29.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A car bomb ripped through a crowded street in Peshawar's oldest bazaar, killing 40 people in the third blast to hit the tro...

To Stabilize Afghanistan, Retain Pakistan's Army Chief

Sunil Sharan | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

The end game in Afghanistan becomes increasingly tortuous, so the world waits with bated breath on who is going to be Pakistan's next army chief.

Peace Talks Cause Rift Among Pakistani Taliban

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban sidelined a senior commander Saturday for welcoming the government's offer to hold peace talks, the g...

LOOK: The Most Resilient World Leaders

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson and Eline Gordts | Posted 08.22.2013 | World

Egypt released former president Hosni Mubarak from prison Thursday, beginning a new chapter in his tumultuous and unpredictable trajectory on the worl...

This Man Needs Two Good Women

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Hope Tempered by Caution Nawaz Sharif has served twice as Prime Minister of Pakistan. His previous record on corruption was - well, Pakistani, which ...

U.S. To Restart Talks With Pakistan

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Pakistani counterpart, Sartaj Aziz, say the two countries will resume high-level negotiations ...

A Trial That Pakistan Needs

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Musharraf, Pakistan's former military strongman, may soon be prosecuted, the first time in the country's history that a former army chief will face legal action for violating the constitution. For Prime Minister Sharif, it is an opportunity to shut the door against future military coups.

One Step at a Time

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Rulers in Pakistan continually promise making the country another Turkey or Malaysia, ever invoking the common thread of religion. But Pakistan should aspire to be benchmarked against other countries as well, notably Brazil and South Africa.

Newly Elected PM Calls For U.S. To End Drone Attacks In Pakistan

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — As he stepped into the prime minister's job for the third time Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif vowed to improve Pakistan's limping economy a...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 7 In Pakistan

Reuters | Jibran Ahmad | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

(Adds White House comment) By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 29 (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed the No. 2 ...

Post-elections: A Ray of Hope for Pakistanis

Saad Khan | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Saad Khan

Given the history of coups, Pakistanis need to be given the opportunity to elect their leaders democratically. Continued democratic process is the only way out of Pakistan, a country that is no longer capable of any experiments.