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  • ** FILE ** Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf arrives at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Leading prosecutor in the Pervez Musharraf case shot dead in Pakistan

    The prosecutor leading the murder case against Pakistan's ex-dictator, Pervez Musharraf, was killed in a hail of gunfire Friday as he drove to court.

  • ** FILE ** Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 19-year-old son of Pakistan's slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, confided to friends in 2008 that he was not ready to take up his mother's political reins. (Associated Press)

    Son of late Pakistani Prime Minister Bhutto launches political career

    The 24-year-old son of the late former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto launched his political career Thursday with a fiery speech before thousands of cheering supporters observing the fifth anniversary of his mother's assassination.

  • World Briefs

    Pakistan will ask Interpol to arrest ex-President Pervez Musharraf for his failure to prevent the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the interior minister said Tuesday.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Pakistan Cauldron'

    As Pakistan has forced its way into America's national con sciousness over the past few years, bookshelves have grown crowded with publications devoted to deciphering the murky politics behind this nuclear-armed nation in perpetual crisis. The latest entry to this roster, "The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination and Instability," is a welcome one, and comes to us from James Farwell, a strategic communications guru and longtime adviser to U.S. Special Operations Command and Strategic Command.

  • Illustration: Taliban nukes

    TURABI: Guerrilla theater of operation

    Osama bin Laden's demise will have a far-reaching impact on the scale and nature of the Pakistani Taliban insurgency in Pakistan.

  • Embassy Row

    The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan refused to provide security for Benazir Bhutto two months before the charismatic political leader was assassinated in a bomb attack in December 2007, according to a classified diplomatic cable.

  • **FILE** Pervez Musharraf, the former president of Pakistan (Associated Press)

    Lawyer: Musharraf accused in Bhutto death

    A Pakistani court issued an arrest warrant Saturday for former President Pervez Musharraf in connection with the assassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, while government investigators accused the retired general of involvement in the slaying.

  • Commando of Pakistan's Elite force, Mumtaz Qadri, right, who purportedly killed Punjab's governor Salman Taseer, sits in a police custody in Islamabad, Pakistan on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Irfan Ali)

    Pakistani governor opposing blasphemy law is shot dead

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  • **FILE** In this photo from Jan. 31, 2010, a U.S. Predator drone flies above Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

    Pakistani minister resigns after criticizing army

    Pakistan's federal minister for defense production resigned after being summoned by the prime minister to explain comments he made criticizing the army and accusing it of killing prominent politicians, officials said Sunday.

  • Kinetic response

    Buried by a 24/7 deluge of soundbites and analyses of soundbites from three U.S. presidential candidates and their handlers, the media packaged the rest of the world into two huge natural disasters — Myanmar and China. The man-made geopolitical disaster in the making in both Pakistan and Afghanistan got lost in the shuffle.

  • Bhutto party nominates prime minister candidate

    From combined dispatches

  • Taliban cited in Bhutto slaying

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Police yesterday formally accused the top Taliban leader in the country and four others of planning the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

  • Musharraf likely to quit, top aides say

    ISLAMABAD (London Sunday Telegraph) — Pervez Musharraf is considering stepping down as president of Pakistan rather than waiting to be forced out by his victorious opponents, his aides say.

  • Bhutto's son, 19, will return to Oxford; not ready for power


  • Bhutto's legacy one of leadership, turbulence

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Benazir Bhutto was many things — zealous guardian of her dead father's legacy, aristocratic populist, accused rogue, even one of People magazine's 50 most-beautiful people. And in the end, she was a victim of roiling passions in the nation she sought to lead for a third time.

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  • "We demand that the Election Commission should take notice of such things to ensure free and fair elections," she said, also accusing local mayors of planning to cheat.

    Bhutto accuses spy agency of intimidation →

  • Mrs. Bhutto, a two-time former prime minister who recently returned from years of living in exile, told reporters during a campaign stop that her party has evidence of interference, though she did not say what it was.

    Bhutto accuses spy agency of intimidation →

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