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US State Department Expects 'Some' Fraud In Pakistan Polls

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The US State Department said Tuesday it expected Pakistan's upcoming elections to be tainted and called on all groups, including international monitor...

Support for Musharraf Collapses At Home And Abroad

Washington Post | John Ward Anderson and Robin Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As critical elections in Pakistan approach, President Pervez Musharraf is increasingly losing support from major constituencies, including his traditi...

Dems Try to Pre-Empt State of the Union

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats, trying to have the first word on President Bush's State of the Union speech, challenged him Friday to reno...

Pakistan Rebuffs Secret US Pleas For CIA Buildup

NY Times | ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top two American intelligence officials traveled secretly to Pakistan early this month to press President Pervez Musharraf to allow the Central In...

Musharraf Hits Out At Retired Generals

Financial Times | James Blitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan on Wednesday night angrily hit out at the retired generals who this week said that they no longer had confidence in him, ...

Rice Defends US Aid to Pakistan

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BERLIN — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday the Bush administration will fight efforts to curb billions of dollars in U.S. aid to ...

Musharraf: Troops Will "Shoot Anyone" Trying To Disrupt Elections

Associated Press | Munir Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Pervez Musharraf warned troops would shoot anyone trying to disrupt parliamentary elections meant to bring stability to the country as it ba...

Motorbike Bomb Kills 9 In Pakistan, Wounds Dozens

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bomb planted on a motorbike killed at least nine people and wounded 52 others Monday evening in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, officials said. ...

Reid Wants Bush To Pressure Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday urged President George W. Bush to consider cutting aid to Pakistan unless it restores full civil rights ...

Pakistan: US Forces Cannot Hunt Al Qaida, Taliban Militants On Our Soil

AP | SADAQAT JAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pakistan reiterated Sunday that it will not let American forces hunt al-Qaida and Taliban militants on its soil, after a news report said Washington w...

Islamist Politicians Emerge As Pakistan's Power Brokers

Wall Street Journal | PETER WONACOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just after night fell at a campaign rally last Thursday, conservative Islamist politician Khalid Waqar heard the news: Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's best...

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 ...

Bilawal Bhutto: The Bogus Facebook Profile

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Update: A Facebook profile claiming to be one of Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's son, Bilawal Bhutto Zadari has been labeled a fake. ...

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 ...

Musharraf Suggest Bhutto Partly Responsible For Her Own Death

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Musharraf said he also reached out to British investigators for assistance to dispel accusations that Pakistan's military or intelligence services wer...

Violence Delays Pakistan Elections Until February

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pakistani elections will be delayed until Feb. 18 because of violence following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, authorities said Wednesday, ignor...

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...

Bhutto's Death Deals Blow To US's Diplomatic Efforts

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has dealt a severe blow to U.S. efforts to restore stability and democracy in a tu...

Bhutto Assassination: '08 Candidates React

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said Thursday the assassination of Benazir Bhutto underscores a need for the U.S. to increase its effo...

Pakistan Rejects Foreign Help In Bhutto Probe

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pakistan rejected foreign help in investigating the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on Saturday, despite controversy over the circumstances of her dea...

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...

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...

Pakistani Official: Al-Qaida, Taliban Behind Assassination

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"We have the evidence that al-Qaida and Taliban were behind the suicide attack on Benazir Bhutto," Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz said. Interior Minis...

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...