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Pakistan Uprising

Pakistan: Inconvenient Truths

Refugees International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Refugees International

By: Patrick Duplat, Advocate "When they realize you're a Mehsud, they treat you like a suicide bomber who's wearing an explosive jacket." -- A displ...

Major Ground Offensive Begins In Pakistan But Few Expect It To Turn The Tide In The War

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

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Pakistani soldiers attacked militant bases in the main al-Qaida and Taliban stronghold along the Afghan border Satu...

A Pakistani Visits Home A Decade Later

Taimur Khilji | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Taimur Khilji

Little or no attention is being paid, however, to what the country has: a vibrant youth, a relatively free media, and a growing business community.

Pakistan Cracking Down On Banned Charity

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Andrew Buncombe and Omar Waraich | The Independent Pakistani authorities have ordered a fresh crackdown on a banned charity linked to militants b...

Jamaat-ud-Dawa: Banned Group Helping Pakistani Refugees

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARDAN, Pakistan — Members of a charity banned for its alleged links to the Mumbai terror attack have resurfaced in northwestern Pakistan under ...

Young Pakistani Army Officers May Be Defecting To Taliban: CQ

CQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A retired Pakistani general confided a deep worry to a friend in Washington last week: that some young officers in Pakistan's regular army have become...

Taliban Kidnap Scores Of Pakistani Troops During Pakistani Airstrikes

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's offensive to push Taliban militants from a district near the capital drew little criticism from local politicians and cle...

Pakistan Soon To Be Islamist State: US Experts

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A growing number of U.S. intelligence, defense and diplomatic officials have concluded that there's little hope of preventing nuclear-armed Pakistan f...

Pakistan Celebrates Restoration Of Chief Justice

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was a day of rejoicing, of drum playing, and of smiling at strangers. Pakistan's chief justice had just been reinstated after a two-year struggle, ...

Zardari's Weakness Exposed By Pakistan Riots

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary's return as chief justice of Pakistan's Supreme Court, two years after his dismissal by Pervez Musharraf, the then militar...

Pakistan Marches, Crackdown Threaten Regional Stability

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The political and popular strife in Pakistan continues to escalate as police and government security officials attempt to stymie the rising tide of an...

Zardari-Sharif Deal: Media Rife With Rumors

IBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Defiant lawyers hit the streets of Pakistan on Thursday, kicking off their Long March in the Punjab province. The march mirrors the protests by lawyer...

Pakistan Bans Protests, Rallies In Lahore Ahead Of Lawyers' March

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Tuesday banned protests and rallies ahead of a planned "long march" by lawyers towards the capital Islamabad, ...

How Deeply is the U.S. involved in the Afghan Drug Trade?

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Special for the Huffington Post By Eric Margolis October 15, 2008 Afghanistan is in a `downward spiral,' the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of S...

Richardson to Musharraf: Step Down!

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Denison, Iowa---Democratic presidential hopeful and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson released a statement reacting to the assassination of Pakistan...

Scotland Yard: Bhutto Killed By Bomb Blast

Washington Post | Candace Rondeaux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scotland Yard investigators have concluded that Paksitani opposition leader and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was killed by the impact of a sui...

Al-Qaida And Taliban Now Threaten Pakistan's Survival

Washington Post | Walter Pincus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Radical elements are now a threat to the survival of Pakistan, prompting Pakistani military leaders to recognize that more aggressive efforts are need...

Al-Qaida Commander Moved Freely In Pakistan

Washington Post | Imtiaz Ali and Craig Whitlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Libyan al-Qaeda commander who was killed last week in northwestern Pakistan had lived there for years and, despite a $200,000 U.S. bounty on his hea...

U.S. Commander Orders Plans on Pakistan

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The commander of U.S. forces in Central Asia has launched planning for more extensive use of U.S. troops to train Pakistani armed f...

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. ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...