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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: Stock Broking, Karachi (Pakistan), Civil Unrest, 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: Bill Clinton, Iraq, Hamas, New York, White House
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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA top Al Qaeda commander who trained and led foreign militants assisting the Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan has been killed in neighboring Pakistan, officials said Thursday in what appeared to be a significant victory for U.S.-led forces hunting...
It can be rough being a front-runner, especially on a hot night on the gridiron. Two of the leading Democratic presidential candidates found themselves repeatedly under attack Tuesday evening at Soldier Field, one for recent foreign policy statements and...
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