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Hakimullah Mehsud's Bases Pounded By Pakistan, 12 die

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — Helicopter gunships pummeled a key Taliban commander's bases in Pakistan's northwest, killing at least 12 insurgents Thur...

Baitullah Mehsud Strike Approved By Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama himself gave U.S. security operatives the green light to strike Baitullah Mehsud, according to CNN. The leader of Pakistan's Taliban...

Asking Pakistanis, When?

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Why have Pakistanis endured decades of bad politics and their violent consequences? Why do they watch their leaders play a foolhardy game with the Taliban? Can they not do more?

CON GAMES: Jihad's Gathering Storm

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Conniff

When Al Qaeda destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001--nearly eight years ago--most Americans, like President George...

Baitullah Mehsud's Death Raises Questions About Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan's Stability

Ahsan Butt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahsan Butt

For once, Asif Zardari can prove useful to Pakistan. He must remind Pakistanis that it was his wife that was killed by Baitullah in the midst of a vicious campaign of violence to destabilize Pakistan in the years of 2007 and 2008.

Pakistan: US Missile Kills 10

The New York Times | PIR ZUBAIR SHAH and SABRINA TAVERNISE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- An American missile hit the Mehsud tribal region of South Waziristan on Tuesday, claiming at least 10 lives in the same area wh...

Pakistani Public Turns Against Taliban (VIDEO)

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Charles M. Sennott With Photos By Seamus Murphy | GlobalPost It was out of the refugee camps in Pakistan's northwest frontier province that the ...

Hakimullah, Potential Baitullah Mehsud Successor, Phones AP To Say He's Alive

AP | NAHAL TOOSI and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A barrage of rockets hit a residential area of Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city in a brazen pre-dawn attack Tuesday, k...

Possible Baitullah Mehsud Successors

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A look at three possible successors to Pakistan Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, who is believed to have died in a U.S. missile strike Wednesday. ___...

Baitullah Mehsud Dead, Killed By CIA, Says Aide

AP | NAHAL TOOSI and ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's Taliban chief was killed by a CIA missile strike, a militant commander confirmed Friday – a severe blow to extremis...

Wife Of Baitullah Mehsud, Pakistan Taliban Leader, Killed By US Missile Strike

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — A suspected U.S. missile strike killed a wife of Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud at his father-in-law's ho...

Pakistan Anti-Taliban Militias Rise Up After Army Leaves

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SULTANWAS, Pakistan — Village leaders in a former Taliban stronghold are rebuilding their own militia to protect the area from militants holding...

Sufi Muhammad, Pro-Taliban Cleric Who Brokered Swat Deal, Arrested By Pakistan

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Police arrested an influential pro-Taliban cleric on Sunday who had brokered a failed peace deal in northern Pakistan's troubled Swa...

UK's Prime Minister Gordon Brown Agrees with Admiral Mike Mullen on "Redrawing Afghan Battle Space"

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rani Singh

The Huffington Post asked the British Prime Minister for clarification on his stance on Afghanistan.

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?

Displaced Pakistanis Return Home As Army Continues Offensive Against Taliban

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pakistan army has begun allowing some of the 2 million people displaced by the violence in Swat Valley to return home, the BBC reports. The first...

Taliban Denies Leader Is Dead; Claims Twitter Account Was Down

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"No missile has gotten anywhere near him," said Haikmullah Mehsud. "Like the rest of us, he has been highly frustrated by Twitter outages."

Suspected US Missile Strike Kills 12 In Pakistan

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 12 people have been killed in a suspected US missile strike on a training camp run by Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban leader, in Sout...

US Policies Empower Afghan Taliban: Experts

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christian Avard

Huffington Post caught up with Afghanistan experts Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald and discussed recent developments in Afghanistan. Here's what they had to say.

Taliban Buys Children To Serve As Suicide Bombers: Report

Washington Times | Click the Photo to Enlarge. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Amidst Conflict, Pakistanis Persevere

Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Davis

The impoverished North-West Frontier Province lays claim to devastating maternal and child mortality rates, and scant education for girls. But courageous women here are increasingly agents of change.

Taliban Buys Children To Serve As Suicide Bombers: Report

Washington Times | Click the Photo to Enlarge. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Pakistan's New Refugees: Can the West Finally Win Charlie Wilson's War?

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

The flood of millions of Afghan refugees into Pakistan after the Cold War led to an explosion of extremism, while American leaders were too busy celebrating the Cold War victory.

Pakistan Taliban Seen As Threat By More Than 80% Of Population: Poll

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — More than 80 percent of Pakistanis view the Taliban and al-Qaida as a critical threat to the country, an opinion poll released Wedne...