2-5-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on February 5, 2010 at 9:13 am

Even where Pakistani law exists, Taliban find porous border (New York Times)
Blast kills over a dozen Shiites in Karachi (Reuters)

  • Also: Deadly double bombings hit Karachi (BBC News)
  • Also: Twin blasts in Karachi kill 22 (Dawn)

New video shows Taliban flogging men in Pakistan (Associated Press)
U.S. puzzles over Mehsud’s fate (Wall Street Journal)
Anger in Pakistan over conviction of doctor in U.S. (BBC News)

U.S. troop presence in Pakistan meets surprisingly muted response (Christian Science Monitor)
American deaths in Pakistan fuel fires of suspicion (Time)
India-Pakistan conflict is dilemma for U.S. (Dawn)
French police probes claims of Pakistani kickbacks (Dawn)
Government urged not to create hurdles for Kashmir jihad (Dawn)
NWFP sets up institute for terror-affected families (Daily Times)
China may join Pak-Iran pipeline (The News)

The Lower Dir attack (Dawn)
The quest for peace (Dawn)
Open and brutal war (Daily Times)
Vulnerable nuclear weapons? (The News)
Uncontested dominance by Cyril Almeida (Dawn)
Pakistan’s economy in dire straits by Mohammad Jamil (Daily Times)
Gen. McChrystal sees progress in Afghanistan (New York Times)

NATO falls far short of helping Afghans (New York Times)
Taliban reject “deal” with Afghanistan and West (Reuters)
UK troops pave way for major Helmand assault (Reuters)

U.S. faults command over Afghan ambush that killed eight (Associated Press)

France will send another 80 trainers to Afghanistan (Associated Press)
NATO chief predicts improvements in Afghanistan (Associated Press)
Blast at dog fight in Helmand kills three (Associated Press)
U.S. tries to undercut Taliban at tribal level (Christian Science Monitor)
Life among the Taliban (BBC News)
The village that stood up to the Taliban (Guardian)

Soviet lessons from Afghanistan by Mikhail Gorbachev (International Herald Tribune)
In Dostum’s debt by Brian Glyn Williams (Foreign Policy)

India invites Pakistani foreign secretary to Delhi (New York Times)

  • Also: India changes tune, offers talks (Dawn)

Indian prime minister weighs into climate row (Financial Times)

  • Also: India backs embattled climate chief (BBC News)
  • Also: India forms new climate change body (Telegraph)

Ancient Indian language dies out (BBC News)


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