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Nawaz Sharif

Modi's Greta Garbo Moment on Kashmir

Sherry Rehman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Sherry Rehman

There is no crisis between India and Pakistan that has not been tried on for size. The latest one, though, comes at a time that could have been pivotal for a sustainable thaw between the neuralgic neighbors.

The Mass Graves of Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The state-sponsored inquiry committees formed in Pakistan in recent times to probe scandalous crimes have shockingly narrowed down their overall scope to one specific goal: Prove the government's innocence.

Back Channel or Front

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Sunil Sharan

Reestablishment of a diplomatic back channel is an outcome of the recent parlays between Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi and Pakistani prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. But what has the back channel achieved?

Will the Delhi Bonhomie Lead to a New Era in Pakistan-India Relations?

Frank Islam | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Frank Islam

It has yet to be determined whether Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to invite Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in ceremony will translate into substantive improvement in Pakistan-India relations. This will be dictated primarily by two factors: the mutual interests and actions of both actors and the state of security within Pakistan.

By Changing India Policy, Nawaz Sharif Can Change Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 08.02.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

In May 2013, Pakistan had overwhelmingly voted for the head of the right-wing Pakistan Muslim League (P.M.L.) to become the country's prime minister for a third term, while the Indians also voted for a controversial Hindu nationalist leader.

Airstrikes Near Afghan Border Kill Dozens Of Militants

AP | By ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and helicopters pounded militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing 60 fighters, while a sho...

Former Pakistani President Pleads Not Guilty To Treason

Reuters | Syed Raza Hassan | Posted 05.30.2014 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 ...