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Why does Pakistan's political crisis matter? 3.9.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

WASHINGTON -- The political chaos in Pakistan has deepened, with the country's embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif now vowing not to step down despite escalating protests against his rule. The demonstrations, which have taken place for more than two weeks, took a violent turn over the weekend, with opposition activists attacking the state television channel and taking it off the air, while also attempting to march on Sharif's residence. The Pakistani parliament rallied around Sharif on Tuesday.

ISIS Is America's Legacy in Iraq 3.9.2014 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Whatever your politics, you're not likely to feel great about America right now. After all, there's Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whose approval ratings make the president look like a rock star, rising poverty, weakening wages, and a growing inequality gap just to start what could be a long list. Abroad, from Libya and Ukraine to Iraq and the South China Sea , nothing has been coming up roses for the US Polls reflect a general American gloom , with 71% of the public claiming the country is "on the wrong track." We have the look of a superpower down on our luck. What Americans have needed is a little pick-me-up to make us feel better, to make us, in fact, feel distinctly good . Certainly, what official Washington has needed in tough times is a bona fide enemy so darn evil, so brutal, so barbaric, so inhuman that, by contrast, we might know just how exceptional, how truly necessary to this ...
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WorldViews: Why Pakistan’s political crisis matters 2.9.2014 Washington Post: World
The political chaos in Pakistan  has deepened, with the country's embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif now vowing not to step down despite escalating protests against his rule. The demonstrations, which have taken place for more than two weeks, took a violent turn over the weekend, with opposition activists attacking the state television channel and taking it off air, while also attempting to march on Sharif's residence. The Pakistani parliament rallied around Sharif on ...
How the US Made ISIS: Their Videos and Ours, Their "Caliphate" and Ours 2.9.2014 Truthout.com
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Taliban chief Fazllullah says time ripe to rid Pakistan of western brand of democracy 1.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, Sep 01 : Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief, Mullah Fazllullah, said that the time was ripe to rid the country of western brand of democracy and vowed to continue struggle until Shariah was the law of the land.
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Déjà vu in Pakistan 1.9.2014 HBL: Home
Its fragile democracy is once again under threat. Nawaz Sharif must take some of the blame
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Splinters 1.9.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
In the past week a new splinter faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) emerged. Claiming that the present leadership is pursuing “personal and narrow objectives”, the Jamat-ul-Ahrar is composed of key commanders with Maulana Qasim Khurasani as the new Ameer. The splintering of an already porous group means that the government and the military cannot stick to a blanket policy when ...
US urged to ensure no mily coup in Pakistan 31.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
NEW YORK - An influential American newspaper, commenting on the lingering opposition-government standoff in Pakistan, Saturday urged the United States to press the Army not to "stage a coup" so as to allow the democratic process to work. "The United States, preoccupied with crises elsewhere, has shown little urgency in trying to calm the situation, even though Pakistan’s stability is ...
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Afghanistan’s faltering transitions 31.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
While ‘dharna’ fatigue may continue to consume us for some time, it is appropriate to take a break and peep into Afghan affairs. This year was touted as the year of transitions for Afghanistan to be followed by a decade of development leading to wellbeing and prosperity. However, this myth is melting down on all three counts of transition: political, military and economic. ...
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Republicans Prefer Out of Context Quotes Over Serious Middle East Discussion 30.8.2014 The Moderate Voice
Republicans, lacking any actual coherent policy arguments, love to dwell on taking comments from Democrats out of context, often distorting what was said. They made such an distorted quote the centerpiece of their last national convention. We are bound to hear another out of context quote over and over from Republicans. In response to a [...]
Pakistan urged to end abductions by state agencies 30.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
NEW YORK - Three leading human rights organisations Friday called on Pakistan’s government to stop the ‘deplorable’ practice of state agencies abducting hundreds of people throughout the country without providing information about their fate or whereabouts. The call was jointly made by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on ...
US military leaders say it's too soon to evaluate Pakistan offensive in N. Waziristan 30.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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US: Too soon to evaluate Pakistan offensive 30.8.2014 AP Politics
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. military leaders say it's too soon to tell if Pakistan's offensive against militants in North Waziristan has been effective or simply symbolic, but they say the operations have temporarily disrupted the enemy and sent insurgents fleeing into Afghanistan....
Pakistani academic held by Taliban for four years freed 29.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The Pakistani Taliban abducted Ajmal Khan vicechancellor of Islamia College University Peshawar the capital of northwestern troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in September ...
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Airport manager held responsible 28.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LAHORE- Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Aviation, Shujaat Azeem said that investigation report into the Karachi airport tragedy has been completed wherein the airport manager and Gerry’s Dnata management were held responsible for the attack. It is worth mentioning here that 10 militants armed with automatic weapons, a rocket launcher, suicide vests, and grenades attacked Jinnah ...
Imran rejects talks again as Nawaz remains defiant 27.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Imran Khan on Wednesday called off talks with the Nawaz Sharif government once again and also announced that he would continue his sitin in front of parliament house till Sharif tendered his resignation We will not go away We will not leave this place he ...
WorldViews: Study: How Pakistan’s recent protests failed 27.8.2014 Washington Post: World

Thousands of protesters have been camped out for more than a week within earshot of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s house in Islamabad demanding that he resign from office. Some have carried stick figures of Sharif wearing a noose, creating a global image that the prime minister is embattled less than 15 months after he returned to office for his third term.

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Another radical group splits from Pakistani Taliban amid military offensive against militants 27.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
Karachi Airport: Heavy security causes flight delays 27.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Karachi- Domestic and international flights were delayed due to the unusual security measures  at Jinnah Terminal of Karachi today. According to media reports the airport authorities have failed to mention the cause of unusual security and deployment of military troops at the country’s biggest airport. Civil Aviation staff and employees of airline companies were stopped from entering ...
TTP splinters form Jamaat-ul-Ihraar 27.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - n a major blow to Maulana Fazlullah-led Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan, Maulana Qasim Khurassani has announced to form a new militant outfit, Jamaat-ul-Ihraar (JuI) comprising senior commanders of the TTP. Maulana Qasim Khurassani is one of the founding TTP leaders and head of the Swat-based group. “The TTP is declining day by day, as some of the commanders are misusing their powers ...
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