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Movie Review: Ondine

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A witty, fanciful and touching film, Ondine is part myth, part fairy tale, part wistful romance. It's quietly surprising in its own lovely way.

SWAT and the Drug War: License to Kill

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

As long as this country remains addicted to current drug laws, the police will have to enforce those laws. But where is it written that they must show up in the dead of night, armed and armored, in order to do so?

Robert Cottle, LAPD Officer, Killed In Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times | Joel Rubin and Tony Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A member of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite SWAT unit, who also served as a U.S. Marine, was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan by a roadside b...

View from Pakistan: Today's Blast

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Pakistani children may be enjoying the break, but most of them know exactly why they can't go to school. I sit stiff as one boy looks up from his video game to tell me the school buses might not be safe right now.

Virgina Post Office Hostage Standoff

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WYTHEVILLE, Va. — A daylong standoff at a small-town Virginia post office ended peacefully with three hostages being released and a suspect who ...

Mona Sarika | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mona Sarika

Due to repeated instances of plagiarism and misattribution, both on HuffPost and elsewhere, Mona Sarika's work has been removed and will no longer app...

Taliban Returns To Pakistan; Immediate New Offensive By Pak Army In Waziristan Unlikely

Naveen Naqvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naveen Naqvi

Now if the Pakistani Taliban have regrouped and found a leader in the newly elected Hakeemullah Mehsud, is it a good time for the Pakistan military to launch a new offensive in Waziristan?

Pakistan Army Accused Of Extrajudicial Killings In Swat

nytimes.com | JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINGORA, Pakistan Two months after the Pakistani Army wrested control of the Swat Valley from Taliban militants, a new campaign of fear has taken hold...

Pakistani Forces Arrest Taliban Spokesman In Swat

Reuters | Zeeshan Haider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) �" Pakistani security forces have arrested the spokesman for the Taliban in the Swat valley, the military said, the first major ...

More Deaths In Pakistan Drone Attacks

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 10 people have been killed after a suspected US drone fired missiles into Pakistan's North Waziristan region, Pakistani intelligence has said...

Pakistan Army Kills 45 Taliban; Border Reopens

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani soldiers killed at least 45 Taliban militants in scattered gunbattles across the northwestern Swat Valley after a suicide ...

Majority Of Pakistan Swat IDPs Back Home

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD: Around 90 per cent displaced people, out of the total, due to the operation in Swat, have so far returned to their homes....

Urban Pak Youth Meet With Their Swat Counterparts To Work Towards Change

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

This retreat was organized by youths from Islamabad in order to share a message of progressive tolerance.

Pakistan Military Accused Of Summary Executions After Dozens Of Bodies Found

The Guardian | Mark Tran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's security forces are under pressure to hold an inquiry after being accused by human rights groups of summarily executing suspected militants...

IDP Resettlement A Crucial Step To Keeping Extremism At Bay

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

It was the historic lack of government involvement and social alienation that allowed Islamic militants gain a foothold in the North-Western regions in the first place.

More Clarity Needed About Pakistan's Swat Operation

Madiha Sattar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madiha Sattar

More and clearer information would go a long way towards winning over a still- skeptical public burned by three failed operations in the past.

Suicide Bombers Attack Pakistani Mosque And Seminary, Killing Religous Leader

AP | BABAR DOGAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan — Friday prayers had just ended when the suicide bomber walked into the seminary office of a popular anti-Taliban cleric and de...

Pakistan Mosque Bombing Kills 30 As Richard Holbrooke Meets With Pakistani Officials

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — An attacker wearing an explosive vest blew himself up inside a packed mosque during Friday prayers, killing at least 30 and...

Taliban: Lahore Attack Revenge For Swat Offensive

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Militants detonated two bombs in a busy market and attacked two police checkpoints in northern Pakistan on Thursday, killin...

Pakistani Taliban: We'll Avoid Combat In Swat City

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban on Monday urged civilians to return to the Swat Valley's main city, promising they would not attack security forces batt...

Pakistan Refugees: UN Seeks $543M To Help Nearly 2M People

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANAI BABA ZIARAT, Pakistan — A Pakistani flag now flies over army troops dug in on a strategic ridge that until two days ago was held by the Ta...

A Prognosis For Pakistan

Farrukh Rehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Farrukh Rehan

If Pakistan were a patient in a hospital and you were reading the chart at her bedside, the prognosis would look bleak.

Swat Valley Could Be Worst Refugee Crisis Since Rwanda, UN Warns

The Guardian | Declan Walsh in Islamabad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The human exodus from the war-torn Swat valley in northern Pakistan is turning into the world's most dramatic displacement crisis since the Rwandan ge...

Will My Books in Swat Survive?

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Akbar Ahmed

I heard recently that the chaos created by the Taliban had allowed people to break in and steal our possessions. No one as far as I know has taken the books.

Swat: Thousands Of Pakistanis Flee Flighting

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARDAN, Pakistan — Thousands of Pakistanis skirted burning military trucks Thursday as they fled clashes between Taliban militants and the army ...