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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...

Fifty Die In Failed Pakistan Assassination

NY Times | Davdi Rhode | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A suicide attacker detonated a powerful bomb inside a crowded mosque in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 50 people and injuring 80 as...

Musharraf Retires as Pakistan Army Chief

Associated Press | Munir Ahmad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Blinking back tears, Pervez Musharraf stepped down as Pakistan's military commander Wednesday, fulfilling a key opposition demand a day before he was ...

US: Pakistan Must End Emergency Rule

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte delivered a blunt message to Pakistan's military ruler, telling him that emergency rule must be lifted...

Sectarian Violence Between Sunnis, Shiites Leaves 90 Dead In Pakistan

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rival Sunni and Shiite Muslims clashed Sunday in a northwestern Pakistan town where three days of sectarian violence has left 91 people _ most of them...

Benazir Bhutto Slams Musharraf In New CNN Interview

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto spoke to Wolf Blitzer, on CNN's Late Edition, about the current crisis in Pakistan. Blitzer asked Ms. ...

Deputy Secretary Of State Negroponte Urges Pakistan To End Emergency Rule

Bloomberg | Khaleeq Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf must lift the state of emergency he declared this month and release all political detainees, U.S. Deputy Secretary...

US Now Believes Musharraf May Fall, Planning For Aftermath

New York Times | HELENE COOPER, MARK MAZZETTI and DAVID ROHDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost two weeks into Pakistan's political crisis, Bush administration officials are losing faith that the Pakistani president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf,...

Pakistan's Musharraf Swears In Caretaker Government For "Essence Of Democracy"

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on Friday swore in a caretaker administration and declared he had "introduced the essence of democracy in Pakistan," ...

Musharraf and Bhutto Both Called Biden Before Bush

Chicago Sun-Times | Robert Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Pervez Musharraf and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto each placed telephone calls from Pakistan to Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden, chairman of...

Bhutto Released From House Arrest In Pakistan

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Police lifted the house arrest of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, officials said Friday, hours before the arrival of a senior U.S. envoy who was exp...

Bhutto On Musharraf: "Any Understanding Between Us Is Now Finished"

Sunday Times of London (U.K.) | Christina Lamb and Dean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BENAZIR BHUTTO last night demanded that General Pervez Musharraf step down and insisted that any hope of an understanding with him was now "finished"....