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All Posts Tagged With: "Pakistan"

Pakistan celebrates, reflects on independence day

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Pakistan celebrates, reflects on independence day

On Friday, Pakistan celebrated its 62nd anniversary of independence from British rule. Security was on high alert in the conflict-torn nation. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the changes Pakistan has gone through since gaining independence in 1947.

Posted: August 14, 2009 14:38   Comments: 0
U.S. drone likely killed notorious Taliban leader in Pakistan

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U.S. drone likely killed notorious Taliban leader in Pakistan

On Friday, the Pakistani government said Baitullah Mehsud -- the head of the Taliban in Pakistan -- had been killed in the South Waziristan tribal area by a U.S. missile on Wednesday. Lisa Curtis of The Heritage Foundation discusses what the apparent death means for the war against the Taliban.

Posted: August 7, 2009 15:23   Comments: 2
Mehsud death could change how Pakistanis view U.S.

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Mehsud death could change how Pakistanis view U.S.

Baitullah Mehsud, the head of the Taliban in Pakistan, was likely killed by a U.S. drone this week. Worldfocus contributing blogger Sana Saleem explores how Mehsud's apparent death will impact the war on the Taliban and Pakistanis' perception of the U.S.

Posted: August 7, 2009 15:07   Comments: 1
Swat refugees strain humanitarian resources in Pakistan

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Swat refugees strain humanitarian resources in Pakistan

More than a million refugees who fled Pakistan's Swat Valley remain in neighboring regions, overwhelming humanitarian services. Dominic MacSorley of Concern Worldwide joins Martin Savidge to discuss the humanitarian crisis.

Posted: August 5, 2009 12:16   Comments: 0
Muslim extremists target Christians in Pakistan

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Muslim extremists target Christians in Pakistan

In Pakistan on Monday, members of the minority Christian community staged protests after eight Christians were killed over the weekend in an unusual wave of violence against them by Muslim extremists.

Posted: August 3, 2009 09:32   Comments: 3
Pakistan’s next generation looks to escape abroad

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Pakistan’s next generation looks to escape abroad

As Pakistan reels from both the global financial crisis and the Taliban-led insurgency, many young Pakistanis are looking for a brighter future abroad. Worldfocus contributing blogger Faisal Kapadia in Karachi describes the bleak mindset of Pakistan's next generation.

Posted: July 30, 2009 11:03   Comments: 1
In Pakistan, all politics — and change — may be local

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In Pakistan, all politics — and change — may be local

Pakistan's nazims -- whose role is roughly equivalent to that of mayors in the U.S. -- will soon be replaced, leading some to worry that power will become too centralized. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the controversy over Pakistan's system of local politics.

Posted: July 23, 2009 10:40   Comments: 0
Civilians grow weary as U.S. ramps up battle against Taliban

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Civilians grow weary as U.S. ramps up battle against Taliban

The U.S. remains on the offensive against the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the Pakistani and American campaigns against the Taliban and the battle for civilians' hearts and minds.

Posted: July 3, 2009 14:07   Comments: 3
U.S. launches major new offensive in Afghanistan

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U.S. launches major new offensive in Afghanistan

Thousands of U.S. marines along with hundreds of Afghan troops launched a major offensive against the Taliban in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the strategic importance of the mission.

Posted: July 2, 2009 16:09   Comments: 1
Al-Qaeda fleeing Pakistan for Somalia, Yemen

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Al-Qaeda fleeing Pakistan for Somalia, Yemen

In a sign that efforts to root out militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan may be making headway, American officials say members of al-Qaeda are beginning to flee the region, heading for places like Somalia and Yemen. David Sanger of the New York Times discusses how these al-Qaeda members might be caught.

Posted: June 24, 2009 14:27   Comments: 3

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