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  • Pro-Taliban fighters seize Pakistan shrine

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pro-Taliban fighters seized an Islamic shrine in restive northwestern Pakistan and renamed it after the Red Mosque, where dozens of militants died this month in a showdown with government forces in the capital, officials said yesterday.


  • Pro-Taliban force seizes Pakistani shrine

    MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan — Pro-Taliban militants seized control of a shrine in northwestern Pakistan and renamed it after Islamabad's Red Mosque; meanwhile, 10 people died in the latest violence near the Afghan border, officials said today.


  • Pro-Taliban force seizes Pakistani shrine

    MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan — Pro-Taliban militants seized control of a shrine in northwestern Pakistan and renamed it after Islamabad's Red Mosque; meanwhile, 10 people died in the latest violence near the Afghan border, officials said today.


  • Musharraf's big chance

    During my recent meeting with President Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad, it was apparent Pakistan has been sinking deeper into inner turmoil. The intensity of radicalism in the tribal areas and throughout the country is an ever-growing threat to the Musharraf government.


  • Musharraf's big chance

    During my recent meeting with President Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad, it was apparent Pakistan has been sinking deeper into inner turmoil. The intensity of radicalism in the tribal areas and throughout the country is an ever-growing threat to the Musharraf government.


  • July 1914 redux?

    On June 28th, 1914 Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife Sophie were shot to death in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip. During the next month, that assassination would spark World War I, in part due to a comedy of tragic errors, including Serbian troops mistakenly crossing the Danube and stumbling across the border with Austro-Hungary. A massive mobilization of the Great Powers followed and by then it was too late to restrain the dogs of war.


  • July 1914 redux?

    On June 28th, 1914 Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife Sophie were shot to death in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip. During the next month, that assassination would spark World War I, in part due to a comedy of tragic errors, including Serbian troops mistakenly crossing the Danube and stumbling across the border with Austro-Hungary. A massive mobilization of the Great Powers followed and by then it was too late to restrain the dogs of war.


  • Pakistan pressured to bolster security measures

    China, worried about attacks on its citizens by Islamic militants in Pakistan, has warned that relations between the countries will suffer if Islamabad does not improve security for Chinese residents.


  • Radioactive body politic

    If a $25 million reward didn't get anyone to betray Osama bin Laden and his comfortable underground headquarters in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the Afghan border, who is the genius who thought $50 million might do the trick? A senior intel type, mimicking bin Laden listening to the news of the new ransom in mock horror, turns to his No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, "Man, now we're in real trouble."


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