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Lahores\’ terrorist attacks 3 to 30 march

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Despite Government’s tall claims that it is successfully carrying out military operation to eliminate terrorism, the menace is spreading in the whole country. The terrorist’s having safe havens in FATA are now striking evens the Federal Capital and Punjab Metropolitan city Lahore’.

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Obama to face defiant world on foreign visits

President Barack Obama is facing challenges to American power on multiple fronts as he prepares for his first trip overseas since taking office, with the nation’s economic woes emboldening allies and adversaries alike.

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Taliban, Pashtuns and the state

By Ayesha Ijaz Khan The writer is a London-based lawyer turned political commentator If I were not married to a Pashtun, I too may have been inclined to suspect the survey results carried out by Peshawar-based NGO, AIRRA, first brought to my attention in a …

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Caste Battles Development in Lawless Bihar

There’s an old joke in Bihar: “People don’t cast their votes, they vote for their caste.” Caste allegiances have dominated the political landscape of Bihar, a possible swing state in the country’s April-May general election, as well as much of India, for decades.

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Obama Sets New Tone for Europe Aides

On the eve of a NATO summit meeting here, President Obama offered a compact for a renewed partnership with Europe, saying “America is changing but it cannot be America alone that changes.”

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Violence against women in NWFP,FATA

BY NADIA KHAN Amidst reports of threat by the militant to women in Charsadda to wear veils or face acid attacks, an act which runs contrary to the concept of Islam which prohibits violence against women.

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Sports versus terrorism

UNS OPINION SERVICE In the second match Sri Lankan team came under fire, though without casualty of guests, at a time when they were going to commence the unfinished test match. In our region(South Asia)cricket is one of the popular game which is a spectator …

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Media still mourns

BY MUHAMMAD FAROUK Gruesome murder of Musa Khankhel was the most tragic incident for media and entire country. He was reporting the return of pace in Swat valley but unfortunately reporter was silenced by the anti peace elements. Unknown persons shot dead the correspondent for …

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Is Osama in Parachinar?

BY DR GHAYUR AYUB I was born in a village six miles from Parachinar and received my primary education in a local school. Since then, I have been visiting Parachinar off and on till the present day. During all this time, I haven’t noticed any …

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“Sino-Pakistan relations higher than Himalayas\”

BY ASIF ALI ZARDARI Perhaps no relationship between two sovereign states is as unique and durable as that between Pakistan and China. On the Pakistan side of the Himalayas, the mighty range that separates the two countries, China is seen as a true, time tested …

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