| Feb 12, 2008
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...
| Feb 13, 2008
The lingering sting of tear gas hung in the air as Roedad Khan, a retired senior civil servant in his 80s, straightened his sensible cardigan sweater and railed unreservedly against President Pervez Musharraf.
"He is shameless, simply shameless," said...
| Feb 19, 2008
President Pervez Musharraf's party appeared headed for a decisive defeat at the hands of two opposition parties today after a tense nationwide vote, according to unofficial preliminary returns and local media projections.
Formal and final results may...
| Mar 23, 2009
Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, who became a symbol of resistance to military rule in Pakistan, quietly resumed his duties Sunday after an incendiary two-year political confrontation that brought down one government and threatened another.
| Feb 24, 2009
Maulana Sufi Mohammed, a radical cleric who was freed last year after spending six years in jail for leading 10,000 Pashtun tribesmen in opposition to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, has begun a new campaign. He is leading a peace march...
| Dec 22, 2002
Senior Pakistani and American intelligence officials say the operational commander of Al Qaeda, the man believed to have planned the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, narrowly avoided capture during a raid in which authorities took his two young sons...
| Jun 4, 1989
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan -- A year ago, when Benazir Bhutto arrived in Washington as a struggling and relatively obscure leader of her country's political opposition, her Pakistani driver joked with her about her life's dream of overthrowing the military...
| Nov 4, 1989
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Farooq Sumar leaves the Mercedes-Benz locked up in the garage these days. The splendid house he worked his life to afford is now surrounded by armed guards. And he no longer allows his 16-year-old son to walk the one block to the...