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How You See It: Should the U.S. send more aid to Pakistan?

How You See It

How You See It: Should the U.S. send more aid to Pakistan?

Today in the Swat Valley within 100 miles of the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad, at least 41 people were killed. The incident came as the Taliban claimed responsibility for a separate weekend attack on a Pakistani army facility that killed dozens more. Should the United States send even more money to Pakistan to try to quell the violence there?

Posted: October 12, 2009 13:15   Comments: 24
Young garbage pickers eke out meager living in Pakistan

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Young garbage pickers eke out meager living in Pakistan

An estimated 10,000 children in Quetta, Pakistan, perform back-breaking labor -- garbage picking. They are often as young as five years old and earn less than $1 per day. International organizations have begun to call attention to the plight of these young workers, many of whom are the children of Afghan refugees who cannot legally work in Pakistan.

Posted: October 7, 2009 12:42   Comments: 8
Diplomatic victory with Iran staves off preemptive attacks

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Diplomatic victory with Iran staves off preemptive attacks

The outcome of the recent Geneva talks between the P5+1 and Iran is a victory for diplomacy, writes Worldfocus contributor and former ambassador of Pakistan Azmat Hassan. Engagement with Iran can soften the rough edges.

Posted: October 6, 2009 09:54   Comments: 2
Attack on U.N. in Pakistan prompts strategy questions

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Attack on U.N. in Pakistan prompts strategy questions

A suicide bomber killed five people at the World Food Program's headquarters in Islamabad. Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the Taliban in Pakistan. Should the U.S. demand that Pakistan do even more to contain Taliban extremists operating in Pakistan? Tell us what you think.

Posted: October 5, 2009 07:33   Comments: 20
Pakistanis celebrate Eid al-Fitr with street fairs

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Pakistanis celebrate Eid al-Fitr with street fairs

Muslims have been celebrating the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of fasting known as Ramadan. In Pakistan, in cities like Lahore, Eid means neon-lit and food-fueled street fairs long into the night.

Posted: September 21, 2009 14:25   Comments: 1
Children head back to school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley

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Children head back to school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley

More than 500 schools were destroyed when Pakistan's army launched an offensive in Swat Valley to root out Taliban fighters. Now, Pakistan is trying to re-open schools before winter.

Posted: September 17, 2009 12:58   Comments: 0
U.S. fight against terrorism has many battlegrounds

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U.S. fight against terrorism has many battlegrounds

Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia have emerged as critical battlegrounds in the U.S. fight against extremists and terrorism. Is the United States being aggressive enough -- or too aggressive -- in its efforts to combat international terrorism? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 15, 2009 10:13   Comments: 20
Sugar prices spike during Ramadan holiday

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Sugar prices spike during Ramadan holiday

Almost halfway through the month-long fast holiday of Ramadan, Pakistan is reeling from a major sugar shortage. Anita McNaught of Al Jazeera English reports on the sugar shortage.

Posted: September 3, 2009 11:44   Comments: 3
To shave or not to shave in Pakistan’s Swat Valley

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To shave or not to shave in Pakistan’s Swat Valley

Residents of Pakistan's Swat Valley are readjusting to life after the end of Taliban rule. Under Taliban rule, barbers were banned from shaving off beards. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that even now, having a beard is not a matter of choice.

Posted: August 26, 2009 11:42   Comments: 2
U.S. envoy gets an earful from Pakistan conservatives

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U.S. envoy gets an earful from Pakistan conservatives

America's special representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, has been holding a series of meetings in Pakistan -- and not just with top government officials. Holbrooke reached out to conservative Muslim leaders -- and got an earful once he did.

Posted: August 21, 2009 13:35   Comments: 2

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