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  • U.S. gave Bhutto intelligence on dangers she faced

    In the weeks before Benazir Bhutto's assassination, the Bush administration directly provided her with intelligence on dangers she faced from militants in Pakistan, as U.S.-backed President Pervez Musharraf resisted pressure to expand the scope of her...
  • Pakistani militant's reputation grows

    Pakistani militant's reputation grows
    Not 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...
  • Sharif carrying the torch of opposition in Pakistan

    As this country's political opposition looks for a leader after last week's assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif may be the last man standing. And his eyes are fixed upon a single goal: to get rid of his archenemy, the man who kicked him out...
  • Bhutto's long and tangled list of enemies

    It may have been a single assassin who killed former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, but if so, he could have been working with any number of Islamic extremist groups, U.S. intelligence officials and South Asia analysts said Thursday. Bhutto...
  • Bhutto, an aristocrat who championed democracy

    Bhutto, an aristocrat who championed democracy
    She was, by her own account, a "daughter of destiny," a pampered girl from an aristocratic Pakistani family who inherited her father's political mantle and went on to become the Muslim world's first female prime minister. But in the end, that destiny...
  • Investment risks rise with Pakistan chaos

    Pakistan'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...
  • The Mideast on rewind

    The Mideast on rewind
    It's beginning to look a lot like 1998 in the Middle East. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister from 1996 to 1999, has a shot at taking over again after a very close election Tuesday. In Iran, Mohammad Khatami, the country's president from 1997 to...
  • Requiem: 2007 passings of note

    Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
  • Pakistan's problems start at the top

    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...
  • Bush's best-laid plans

    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...
  • Last laughs

    Last laughs
    Faced with a choice between an eleventh-hour shot at a Pulitzer Prize-winning stroke o' genius and a little holiday-season R & R, most editorial cartoonists took last week off. This probably meant that Benazir Bhutto received fewer graphic obit tributes...