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5-24-10 PakPulse

In Uncategorized on May 24, 2010 at 11:00 am

Pakistan
Top stories:
Pakistan army major among two new arrests in NY bombing (New York Times)

  • Also: Evidence mounts against Pakistan army major in NY case (Los Angeles Times)
  • Also: Caterer, others held for ties to NY bomb case (Washington Post)
  • Also: Relatives say three Pakistanis innocent in Times Square case (Associated Press)
  • Also: Two detained admit to aiding bomb plot (Associated Press)
  • Also: Pakistani novels shed light on Times Square bombing (McClatchy)

Other stories:
North Waziristan is no simple target (Los Angeles Times)
Pakistanis look beyond U.S. for work, travel, education (Washington Post)
Exile Musharraf plans return to high office (Financial Times)
Jihadis make their way to Pakistan training areas (Associated Press)
Pakistan election commission plans democracy reforms (Reuters)
In violent Karachi, insurgency finds a haven (New York Times)
Supreme Court hears constitutional challenges (BBC News)
Missile, fighting kills 12 in Pakistan (Associated Press)
Pakistani suspect ordered back to prison in Chile (Associated Press)
Pakistan-born rock star on “jihad” against extremism (BBC News)
Supreme Court adjourns hearing of 18th amendment (Express Tribune)
Thirty militants killed in Orakzai operation (Express Tribune)
China and Pakistan agree to conduct joint military exercises (Geo)
Pakistan to raise defense budget by 30% (Times of India)
IMF tells Pakistan not to bet on external financing (Express Tribune)

Editorials:
Pakistani bloggers debate internet bans (BBC News)
The rise of American jihad by Karen Greenberg (The New Republic)

Afghanistan
Top stories:
Into Kandahar, yesterday and tomorrow (New York Times)

Other stories:
U.S. tries to reintegrate Taliban soldiers (New York Times

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Afghanistan peace jirga is postponed (Wall Street Journal)
Raids show Taliban will persist amid losses (Wall Street Journal)
Afghan government and Taliban deny formal talks (New York Times)
In Afghan fields, a challenge to opium’s luster (New York Times)
U.S. night raid elicits outrage, satisfaction (Los Angeles Times)
Russia gives U.S. Afghan drugs data, criticizes NATO (Reuters)
Government-friendly tribal elder killed in north (Associated Press)
Appeals court says no habeas rights for Afghan prisoners (Los Angeles Times)
Pomegranates, not poppies: the future of Afghan farmers (Time)
UK army’s top bomb disposal officer resigns (BBC News)
UK defense secretary under attack after Afghanistan comment (Times of London)
50k Afghan refugees return home from Pakistan this year (UNHCR)

Editorials:
Hague on Afghanistan by Steve Coll (The New Yorker)
The Taliban is hitting, but not winning by Anders Fogh Rasmussen (International Herald Tribune)
In absence of debate, Iraq & Afghanistan go unnoticed by Fred Hiatt (Washington Post)
Will NATO ever go to war again? by Robert Haddick (Foreign Policy)

India
Other stories:
Indian premier stresses economy and diplomacy (New York Times)
Singh seeks to match China’s growth (Financial Times)
Singh says major effort underway in Indo-Pak talks (Associated Press)

Singh defends against leadership criticisms (Reuters)
Crash raises issue of India’s aviation oversight (New York Times

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Billionaire brothers end dispute (Bloomberg)
Indian town drops death penalty in murder case (Associated Press)
India allows cotton exports again (Wall Street Journal)
Plight of India’s “floating villagers” (BBC News)

Editorials:
The loneliness of Manmohan Singh by Paul Beckett (Wall Street Journal)
The Indian inflation fight (Wall Street Journal)

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