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The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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Topic - Muttahida Qaumi Movement
Pakistani Taliban detonated bombs at the campaign offices of two politicians in the country's northwest on Sunday, police said, killing at least nine people in an escalation of attacks on secular, left-leaning political parties.
Bodies are piling up in Pakistan's largest city as it suffers one of its most violent years in history, and concern is growing that the chaos is giving greater cover for the Taliban to operate and undermining the country's economic epicenter.
Tens of thousands rallied in Pakistan's largest city Sunday in support of a 14-year-old girl critically wounded by the Taliban for promoting girls' education and criticizing the militant group.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb took responsibility Sunday for the attack on a military academy in Algeria that killed at least 18 people, including 16 officers in training.
The Pakistani government said Thursday it will reverse unpopular fuel price hikes that helped spark the breakup of the governing coalition, an apparent attempt to prevent the government from collapsing at a time of growing turmoil in the country.
The country's prime minister tried Monday to keep his ruling coalition in power after a key party said it was defecting to the opposition, leaving the government without majority support in parliament.
Pakistan's prime minister tried Monday to keep his ruling coalition in power after a key party said it was defecting to the opposition, leaving the government without majority support in parliament.
The second largest party in Pakistan's ruling coalition said Sunday it is quitting the government and joining the opposition, depriving the country's pro-U.S. government of a parliamentary majority and threatening its future existence.
At least 54 people were killed Tuesday and Wednesday in Karachi — Pakistan's commercial capital and largest city — when gunfire and arson erupted in revenge attacks after prominent lawmaker Raza Haider was assassinated.
Close to half of the 600 murders reported so far this year in the economic hub of Karachi have been "target killings," slayings carried out by religious groups and gangs affiliated with political parties. That's roughly double the number that occurred in all of 2009.