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Afghan Wedding Tears | PakPulse 6-10-10

In Press Roundup on June 10, 2010 at 9:11 am

A policeman talks to a man injured in the Kandahar wedding blast. Photo: Allauddin Khan/AP

Pakistan

Sprawling Karachi becomes extremist melting pot (McClatchy)

Bomb in southern Pakistan kills one (Associated Press)

Swat administrator reflects on past year (BBC News)

Pakistani-American sentenced for aiding al Qaeda (BBC News)

Punjab law minister rules out operation (Express Tribune)

Government decides to scrap Value Added Tax (Express Tribune)

Amnesty report says 4m people under Taliban rule in Pakistan (Express Tribune)

Pakistan, China sign five agreements (Express Tribune)

Pakistan ranked world’s fifth most unstable country (Dawn)

Qureshi: North Waziristan is next priority (Daily Times)

U.S. hopes for progress in Indo-Pak talks (Daily Times)

Editorials:

Drone war hitting its targets by Peter Bergen & Katherine Tiedemann (CNN)

Between war and peace by Rafia Zakaria (Dawn)

Reports:

As if Hell fell on me: Human rights crisis in northwest Pakistan (Amnesty International)

Afghanistan

Blast tears through Afghan wedding (New York Times)

  • Also: Dozens killed at Kandahar party (Reuters)

Taliban aim at officials in wave of killings (New York Times)

Britain reaffirms support for Afghanistan effort (New York Times)

McChrystal: Kandahar operation will take longer (Associated Press)

  • Also: General sees slower pace for operation (Reuters)
  • Also: Major parts of the operation are pushed back (Washington Post)

Special Operations forces triple in Afghanistan (Reuters)

“Still a long way to go” in Marja operation (Washington Post)

Saleh argues against talking to Taliban (Associated Press)

  • Also: Ex-intel chief believes Karzai has lost faith in U.S. ability (Guardian)

Interview with Hekmatyar on Afghan peace talks (Christian Science Monitor)

UK commander considered resigning over Helmand (Times of London)

U.S. pushes Europe again to provide more trainers (Associated Press)

Editorials:

Lessons of Helmand (Times of London)

Would killing Mullah Omar do any good? by Ron Moreau & Sami Yousafzai (Newsweek)

Soldier takes leave from Afghan school by Joe Klein (Time)


Karzai: Afghanistan’s weakest link
by Daniella Peled (Guardian)

India

Other stories:

India and Sri Lanka bolster friendship following meeting (Christian Science Monitor)

India moves to alter divorce laws (BBC News)

Editorials:

India sets sail for leadership by Walter Ladwig (Wall Street Journal)

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