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Clinton Talk Annoys Pakistani Women

They wanted to discuss security; she channeled 'The View'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton was relaxed in her town hall-style address to professional Pakistani women today in Islamabad, discussing “habits of the heart,” like tolerance and compromise, and touting the female doctors sent on US aid missions to Pakistan. It was nice, she said with a chuckle, to not talk...

With US Help, India-Pakistan Tension Eases

(Newser) - Revamped leadership in India and Pakistan and some behind-the-scenes encouragement from the US could lead to negotiations over the disputed Kashmir region, the New York Times reports. But while there are shimmers of hope, the relationship is still strained. “I am happy to meet you,” India’s PM...

Mumbai Gunmen Aired Slights in Cell Phone Calls

During seige, attackers cite Muslim grievances in India, Kashmir

(Newser) - Cell phone calls made by Mumbai gunmen during their attacks last month have shed some light on the motivations behind the slaughter, the Washington Post reports. Two members of Lashkar-e-Taiba who phoned an Indian TV station during the attacks cited the deaths of 1,000 demonstrators—mostly Muslims—in Gujarat...

India Fighter Jets Buzz Pakistan
India Fighter Jets
Buzz Pakistan

India Fighter Jets Buzz Pakistan

Pakistan downplays 'accident,' while Brown reads riot act to Zardari

(Newser) - India fighter jets crossed into Pakistan territory yesterday before being intercepted by Pakistani aircraft who harried them back to their own nation, according to officials in Islamabad. The jets buzzed two regions where Indian officials charge that terrorists are being trained, reports the New York Times. Pakistan downplayed the "...

Pakistan Busts 'Mastermind' of Mumbai Attacks

Security forces raid Lashkar-e-Taiba training camp

(Newser) - Pakistani security forces raided a suspected terrorist training camp last night and arrested several members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group blamed for the Mumbai attacks. One of the men arrested was Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi—the militant that India has accused of masterminding the attacks, reports the Times of London. Local residents...

Rice to Jet to Mumbai as India Talks War

India security raised to 'war level' as Pakistan shifts troops

(Newser) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is preparing to fly to India as the Indian government yesterday raised its security to "war level," proclaiming it has proof that Pakistan played a role in the Mumbai terror attacks that killed more than 170 people. Pakistan has responded by threatening...

US Suspects Pakistani Group Behind Mumbai Terror

Kashmir-based extremist group has links to al-Qaeda, Taliban

(Newser) - American intelligence experts are focusing on a Pakistani group as they help India probe the Mumbai attacks, the New York Times reports. Counterterrorism authorities won't say what makes them suspect Kashmir-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, but it’s believed that at least one member has been captured for interrogation. The militant group is...

Unrest Spikes in Kashmir
 Unrest Spikes in Kashmir

Unrest Spikes in Kashmir

Militants take family hostage, trade fire with Indian forces

(Newser) - Militants who snuck into Indian-administered Kashmir from neighboring Pakistan were holding a family hostage today in after killing several people yesterday, the Times of London reports. Tensions are high in Jammu, some 300 miles northwest of New Delhi; Muslim groups in the area have long agitated for independence from Hindu-dominated...

Kashmir Snow, Cold Threaten Pashmina Goats

Thousands in stranded herds will die without fodder air drop

(Newser) - The goats that provide the wool for those sought-after Pashmina shawls are in danger from heavy snow in Kashmir, the BBC reports. The goats' winter pastures are covered in snow and local officials have asked the Indian government to air drop goat fodder before the animals starve. Many thousands of...

Exploring the Two Sides of India
Exploring the Two Sides
of India

Exploring the Two Sides of India

A trip home reveals a society of extreme wealth and extreme poverty

(Newser) - The Delhi area is a microcosm of India, torn between urban sprawl and utter poverty. Endless construction, skyscrapers, highways, condos, and shopping malls share the city with naked children rummaging through garbage for food. Pasha Malla of the Morning News returns to his ancestral home on a mission to visit...

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