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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSqueezed into segregated public buses with scant seats reserved for women, schoolteacher Suneela Mohsin thinks of Benazir Bhutto. She thinks of the slain leader when she walks crowded streets, forbidden to talk to strange men in public or even make eye...
Tags: Civil Unrest, Gang Activity, Pakistan, Death, Rape
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn the weeks before Benazir Bhutto's assassination, the Bush administration directly provided her with intelligence on dangers she faced from militants in Pakistan, as U.S.-backed President Pervez Musharraf resisted pressure to expand the scope of her...
Tags: Civil Unrest, Israel, Politics, Pakistan, Death
From ReutersPakistan's brief period as a destination for adventurous investors seems over for now, as the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto brings fresh instability to an already volatile nuclear-armed nation. "This is the worst possible scenario for...
Tags: Civil Unrest, Karachi (Pakistan), Stock Market, Pakistan, Death
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterActing in accordance with her last wishes, Benazir Bhutto's party Sunday named her 19-year-old son as its ceremonial leader and her widowed husband as the executor of its day-to-day affairs as violence that had flared in Pakistan after her assassination...
Gen. Pervez Musharraf seized power in Pakistan eight years ago, claiming that the army had to step in to save the country from corrupt and incompetent politicians. Since then, he has run both the army and the government himself, with the connivance of a...
As Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf completes what is being called his second coup — eliminating opposition through emergency powers and consolidating the strong grip on rule he first seized in 1999 — it's hard to remember when Pakistan wasn't...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry is an unlikely folk hero. The deposed chief justice has a gruff demeanor, a hangdog face, a thick mustache, and is slightly cross-eyed. No one would call him charismatic. But the 59-year-old has rock-star status in Pakistan,...
When President Obama looks into the eyes of foreign leaders in the months ahead, he should search out their interests, not the depths of their souls. President Bush found himself basing foreign policy too much on personal relationships rather than on the...
Tags: Civil Unrest, Mahmoud Abbas, Politics, Georgia, Pakistan
Today, former White House policy aide Rivkin and Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, debate the formation of a legitimate Iraqi government. Previously they discussed the apparent decline of Sunni Islamism in Iraq, troop...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Raising the prospect of an election campaign carried out under de facto martial law, President Pervez Musharraf said Sunday that balloting for a new parliament would take place in early January, but set no date for lifting...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNot so long ago, Baitullah Mahsud was an obscure tribal sub-chieftain, little known outside his ancestral district set amid the forbidding, snow-shrouded mountains and valleys of South Waziristan. Now, in a matter of months, he has emerged as the most...
Viewed from a historian's perspective, the Bush administration since 9/11 has ransacked the past to conjure up comforting expectations for the future. President Bush excels in this exercise, expressing confidence that the "untamed fire of freedom" will...
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