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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ali Khan
Pakistan announced Sunday that it will try former President Pervez Musharraf for treason, which is punishable by death or life imprisonment, for declaring a state of emergency and suspending the constitution while in power in 2007.
Islamic militants wearing police uniforms shot to death nine foreign tourists and one Pakistani before dawn Sunday as they were visiting one of the world's highest mountains in a remote area of northern Pakistan, officials said.
From his prison cell, a senior Pakistani officer accused of plotting with a shadowy Islamist group to take over the military released his political manifesto: His call was for the army to sever its anti-terror alliance with the United States, which he contends is forcing Pakistan to fight its own people.
A senior officer serving at Pakistan's army headquarters has been detained on suspicion of ties to a banned Islamist group that has called for the military to overthrow the country's U.S.-allied government, the army spokesman said Tuesday.
Authorities detained a senior officer serving at Pakistani army headquarters for suspected links with a banned Islamist group, the army spokesman said Tuesday.
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Authorities say the Indian manager for a touring musical group was killed and four others injured when their SUV flipped as they were traveling from Detroit for a show in suburban Chicago.
A Taliban suicide bomber struck Monday near the home of a Pakistani provincial minister whose only son was recently killed by the militants, officials said. Seven people were killed and 25 wounded.
The people in Muslim countries are losing confidence in President Obama's leadership since he gave a major outreach speech in Cairo last year, according to a worldwide poll released Thursday.
"It is happening for the first time in the history of Pakistan and the decision has been taken in the national interest," Mr. Khan said. "Gen. Musharraf is accountable to the nation and the constitution."
One of the guides was killed in the shooting, and the other has been detained and is being questioned, said Khan.