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Pakistan Kidnapping: 400 Students, Staff Captured By Militants, Police Say

AP | ASHRAF KHAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Troops manning a checkpoint Tuesday rescued dozens of students, teachers and staff from a boys school who had been taken captive by ...

Pakistan's Problem with Taliban Denial

Olivia Sterns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivia Sterns

In the long-term, defeating the Taliban will depend not just on resolving the causes they use to recruit, but on uprooting popular denial.

Battleground Lahore: Taliban in the City

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The insurgents that the Pakistani and U.S. forces are battling are various fronts of poor, largely uneducated men doing what their ancestors have done for centuries: defending the Pashtun way.

Pakistan Army Vows To Intensify Campaign Against Taliban

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pakistani military claims to have surrounded Mingora, the Swat valley's main city, seeking to wrest the area from Taliban fighters....

Pakistan Reclaims Stronghold From Taliban

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani forces killed 80 militants and drove the Taliban from a major urban stronghold on Wednesday, the army said, as U.S. milita...

Pakistani Clerics Support Government Anti-Taliban Offensive

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani religious leaders and scholars Tuesday issued a strong denunciation of the tactics of Taliban militants, providing what could be major boost...

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 ...

Pakistani Women Protest Taliban But Support Islamic Law (VIDEO)

Link TV - Global Pulse | Evelyn Messinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Evelyn Messinger | Link TV - Global Pulse In February, the now-famous video of a young woman being flogged by Taliban brought women in cities across...

Taliban, Swat Outlook 'Pretty Bleak' For Pakistani Army

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's fight against the Taliban has a limited chance of success because of the army's inexperience and its refusal to accept help from the west, ...

Pakistani President Zardari: Nukes Are Safe

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Pakistan's president on Wednesday brushed aside warnings that country's nuclear arsenal was in jeopardy because of mounting instability...

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...

Pakistan Taliban Stronghold Raid Kills 750 Militants, Leaves 800,000 Homeless

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARDAN, Pakistan — Helicopters dropped Pakistani commandos into a Taliban stronghold in the Swat Valley on Tuesday, pressing ahead with an offen...

Pakistani President Zardari Absence Drawing Fire

FT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The absence of Pakistan's president Asif Ali Zardari from his country at a time when military operations against the Taliban have triggered the bigges...

Pakistanis Prioritize Economy Over Terrorism: Poll

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the Pakistani military pressed its campaign to root out Taliban militants from three districts northwest of the capital, a new poll showed that an ...

Pakistan Refugees Number In The Hundreds Of Thousands

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARDAN, Pakistan — Pakistan's army vowed Friday to eliminate militants from a northwestern valley but warned that its under-equipped troops face...

Obama Pakistan Strategy Must Be Different From Afghanistan: Analysis

True Slant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Is the White House right to support the Pakistani army's fight against militias on the Afghan border? Or should President Obama encourage fewer helico...

Pakistani Taliban Scoffs At US Strategy But Admits Drones' Effectiveness

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama is pouring more than 20,000 new troops into Afghanistan this year for a fighting season that the United States military has called a ...

Striking the Right Balance: The Utility of Drone Attacks in AfPak

Sam Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Black

Finding a way to conduct effective tactical counter-terrorism operations without compromising counterinsurgency in Pakistan or Afghanistan should be a U.S. priority.

Baitullah Mehsud: One of the World's Most Influential Men, Dead Or Alive

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

For a while in 2008, international intelligence agencies thought Baitullah Mehsud was dead. Like his cousin-in-arms, Osama bin Laden, Mehsud suffers f...

Pakistan Military, Taliban Both Firing On Journalists

Committee To Protect Journalists | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Journalists in Pakistan have come under rapidly escalating pressure as the military confronts Taliban militants in the northwest region of the country...

Pakistan Taliban Problem Overblown: Juan Cole

Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Readers have written me asking what I think of the rash of almost apocalyptic pronouncements on the security situation in Pakistan issuing from the Ne...

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 Expands Taliban Assault

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani fighter aircraft are raiding suspected Taliban bases in the country's Buner district, a military spokesman has said, in an apparent widening...

Taliban: Pakistan Peace Pact Is "Worthless"

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani military offensive against insurgent hideouts prompted suspension of controversial peace talks with the Taliban Monday, ...

Clinton Attacks Pakistan For Bending To Taliban

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sharply rebuked the government of Pakistan on Wednesday, accusing the country's leaders of surrendering larg...