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Obama: Oh Bummer!

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

February 1, 2009

Democracy Now! reports on the rising tenstion in the border regions of Pakistan: “In Pakistan, outrage continues to mount over a US military attack approved by President Obama. Last Friday, unmanned US Predator drones fired missiles at houses in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, or...

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Troops? What troops?

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

February 1, 2009

The pentagon has told Pakistan not to worry about the huge increase in troop numbers on the Pak-Afghan border.   Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said that the build up of  US troops pose no threat to Pakistan.   “But this certainly should not be viewed as any sort of threat to Pakistan....

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1749

Obama kills 22 people in Pakistan

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

January 27, 2009

Obama’s first military action as President was to sanction two missile strikes into Pakistan. These US attacks caused the deaths of 22 people, woman and children included. “The Obama administration is to double the number of US troops in Afghanistan to 60,000 and when asked in a television...

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2288

Pakistan/India conflict

Blog, News, Pakistan, Politics

December 31, 2008

According to Pak Alert Press agents from India’s foreign intelligence agency have been working in the Federally Administered Tribal Area’s (FATA) of Pakistan under the guise of diplomats and embassy officials in an attempt to destabilise the region....

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2008: Not a good year for journalists in Pakistan

Blog, Censorship, News, Pakistan

December 30, 2008

12 dead, 201 cases of reported abuse, 41 cases of assault, 74 journalists sustained injuries, 118 cases of intimidation and threats. Intermedia, an independent NGO operating in Pakistan, has released a report on the state of the Pakistani media in 2008. The report highlights the dangers journalists face on a...

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1598

Pakistan on High Alert

Blog, News, Pakistan, Politics

December 24, 2008

Pakistan’s military is now in a state of high alert, as a possible attack by India becomes more probable. Blogger, writer and close friend, Danielle Ali Shah, who now lives in Pakistan, informed me today that it is “Looking like a war will erupt here at any minute – We have had war planes...

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More incursions, more troops, more money?

Blog, Middle East, News, Pakistan, Politics, USA

December 22, 2008

As the US continue to bomb parts of Pakistan and wage asymmetric warfare in the border regions, an additional 30,000 US troops are to be deployed to Afghanistan by mid 2009. The increase in military might, according to the US commander in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan, is to combat the swell of...

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2342

US Riding the World

Blog, Illustration, Middle East, Pakistan, Politics, USA

December 17, 2008

The following cartoon “US Riding the World” was selected for heat eight of the inaugural New Matilda Political Cartoon Competition.    ...

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Pakistan, Taliban, Politics and the US

Articles, Blog, Middle East, News, Pakistan, Politics, USA

December 16, 2008

The following article was published in Open Forum on September 12, 2008: A very fragile political scenario emerged this week as the 13th President of Pakistan was sworn into office. A flailing congressional system now hangs in the balance amid tight speculation from opposition parties. Writes Reuben Brand....

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