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Photo: Attack during prayers

A deadly attack strikes a mosque in Pakistan during morning prayers.


The $800 million question

In its long lovers’ quarrel with Pakistan, the U.S. has again suspended aid. Joshua Foust asks: Is this just another example of “too little, too late” policy making?


It’s Pakistan, not the Taliban, we should worry about in Afghanistan

The growing instability along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan is a critical issue for the United States, writes Joshua Foust.


Republicans offer starkly different views on Obama’s Afghanistan strategy

The GOP presidential candidates issued mostly muted responses to President Obama’s decision to withdraw 30,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.


  The reckoning: Assessing the economic toll of Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden is dead, but during the 10 years since he masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks, he has cost the United States billions. Need to Know looks at the economic toll bin Laden exacted on the U.S.


Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan’s iconic survivor, sees bleak future for women there

Speaking after Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted five men of raping her, the activist had a bleak view of the prospects for women in her country.


Obama: ‘The U.S. has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden’

American special forces stormed a compound deep inside Pakistan and, after a firefight, shot the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks to death. “Justice has been done,” President Obama said Sunday. Watch the full video of Obama’s speech.


Freeing of CIA contractor ends standoff with Pakistan but fuels protests

American accused of killing two Pakistanis is pardoned by victims’ families under Islamic law after “blood money” exchange.


Pakistan blasphemy laws retake center stage

In Pakistan, the deadly blasphemy laws have reared their ugly head yet again, in the wake of a new film and death threats against a liberal reformist.

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