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Pakistan Newslinks 16-17 May, 2009

Last updated: Sunday, May 17, 2009 12:10

17 May, 2009

Pakistan: Offensive kills 1000 alleged militants
The Associated Press
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says a recent military offensive against the Taliban has killed more than 1000 suspected militants. …

Violence across northern Pakistan
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
By Zulfiqar Ali Reporting from Peshawar, Pakistan — A car bomb ripped through an Internet cafe and other businesses Saturday in a congested neighborhood of …

Pakistan – wrong tactic, wrong battle
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, declared a refugee crisis in Pakistan and described the situation as “a huge and rapidly unfolding …

Bombing, US Strike Kill Dozens in Pakistan
AP May 14: A boy waits in line with his father at a food handout in a refugee camp in Swabi, in northwest Pakistan. May 14: A boy waits in line with his …,2933,520414,00.html

Take long view of Pakistan
Houston Chronicle – United States
By MUSTAFA TAMEEZ With the latest headlines in the news, it would be understandable for Houstonians and Americans to view the nation of Pakistan as a …

Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Cause for Concern
ABC News – USA
Pervez Hoodbhoy’s nuclear physics students will go on to oversee Pakistan’s atomic bombs. That gives him pause. In this file photo, Pakistan’s Babur Hatf …

25 Militants Are Killed in Attack in Pakistan
New York Times – United States
A man helped a bombing victim drink juice in a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Saturday. At least 11 people were killed in a shopping area there, …

Op-Ed Contributors Death From Above, Outrage Down Below
New York Times – United States
Next, Pentagon officials said that the United States was giving Pakistan more information on its drone attacks on terrorist targets, while news reports …

Displacement in Northwest Pakistan Occurring with Breathtaking Speed
Voice of America – USA
By Lisa Schlein The UN refugee agency says the displacement of people in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province is taking place with breathtaking speed. …

Suspected Car Bomb Kills 10 in Northwest Pakistan
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News A bomb exploded Saturday in Peshawar, the main city of Pakistan’s turbulent northwest region, killing at least 10 people and wounding many …

Pakistan to expand its ‘war on terror’ into Al-Qaeda’s …
By Sindh Today
London, May 17 (ANI): After announcing an ‘all out war’ against the Taliban and other extremists in the Swat Valley, and claiming to have sanitized scores of militants in the region, Pakistan is planning to extend its war to the lawless …

Birmingham Islamic charity launches Pakistan appeal | Pakistan Daily
A BIRMINGHAM-based Islamic charity has launched an appeal to raise ?5 million to help people whose lives have been torn apart by the outbreak of fighting in Pakistan. Islamic Relief wants to reach 1.3 million people who have been …

NATO Should Help in Pakistan | Atlantic Council
By Leo Michel
Pakistan needs help. President Asif Ali Zardari and army chief General Ashfaq Kayani, who were publicly urged last month by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to “recognize the real threats to their country,” have sent a considerable …

Pakistan to attack Taliban in Bin Laden’s lair: PORTCITYUNDERGROUND
By admin
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NewsDaily: U.S. drone kills 10 in Pakistan; bomb kills 10
By Alamgir Bitani
A car packed with mortar bombs blew up on a busy street in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Saturday, killing 11 people hours after a suspected US drone aircraft fired missiles at militants in another region and killed 10.

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16 May, 2009

FACTBOX: US drone strikes in Pakistan
Reuters – USA
Many al Qaeda members and Taliban fled to northwestern Pakistan’s ungoverned ethnic Pashtun belt after US-led soldiers ousted the Taliban in 2001. …

Pakistan’s troops advance against Taliban
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
By Mark Magnier Reporting from Mardan, Pakistan — The Pakistani military said it killed 55 Taliban in the Swat Valley on Friday and that it had lifted a …

US House okays $1bn for Pakistan
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
And it includes another $600 million in economic development aid to Pakistan and to improve education and democratic reforms. It also includes $47.7 billion …

US Sends Special Forces To Pakistan
Wall Street Journal – USA
By YOCHI J. DREAZEN and SIOBHAN GORMAN WASHINGTON — The US is sending Special Forces teams into two of Pakistan’s most-violent regions as part of a push to …

Pakistan in ‘French nuclear deal’
BBC News – UK
France and Pakistan have agreed to co-operate on civilian nuclear power, officials said, with Islamabad calling the move a “significant development”. …

Pakistan missile hits Afghan mosque – Qatar
A missile fired from inside Pakistan has hit a mosque near a US military base in Afghanistan killing at least three civilians and injuring four others, …

Pakistan Claims Advances in Swat Offensive
Voice of America – USA
By Ayaz Gul Pakistan says its security forces have made further advances in the militant-dominated Swat valley and neighboring districts, killing 55 Taliban …

NewsDaily: U.S. drone attack in Pakistan; 10 killed
By Alamgir Bitani
A suspected US drone aircraft fired missiles at militants in a Pakistani region on the Afghan border on Saturday, killing 10 of them including two Arabs, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

Moyers on Pakistan Mercury Rising
By Charles II
I did think that they very much underestimate the risks to Pakistan. It does not take many insurgents to make life grim. Furthermore, Pakistan’s democracy is extremely fragile. There are risks of a military takeover and risks of …

Pakistan: Suspected US missile strike kills 4 – KTNV ABC,Channel …
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. missile attack has killed at least four people in a stronghold of the Taliban and al-Qaida near the Afghan border. Three intelligence officials told The …

Pakistan readies assault on Taliban in Swat town
The Pakistan army readied a major assault to rid the main town in the Swat Valley of entrenched Taliban militants, who the military said were shaving their …

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