August 3, 2010

News From the Front: 08/03/2010 - Pakistan

Pakistani leader in Paris to discuss Afghan war - Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari, facing questions about his country's role in Afghanistan, turned to France for support in talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy that covered fighting terrorism and nuclear cooperation. (READ MORE)

Killing of Pakistani politician triggers violence - Colleagues described the killing as a 'heinous act' A Pakistani politician has been shot dead at a mosque in the southern city of Karachi, sparking deadly protests. (READ MORE)

Gunmen Unleash Violence in Pakistan - Gunmen went on the rampage in Karachi after the assassination of a lawmaker, killing 47 people as security forces struggled to quell widespread violence. (READ MORE)

Karachi burns in wave of violence - At least 13 persons were killed and more than two dozen vehicles, shops, teashops and carts parked on roadsides were set ablaze in the wake of the assassination of Syed Raza Haider, a Muttahida Qaumi Movement member of the Sindh Assembly, in Nazimabad on Monday. (READ MORE)

Killing of Pakistani politician triggers violence - Colleagues described the killing as a 'heinous act' A Pakistani politician has been shot dead at a mosque in the southern city of Karachi, sparking deadly protests. (READ MORE)

Pakistan's Karachi shut after 45 killed in clashes - Clashes that killed at least 45 people overnight in Karachi scared residents off its streets on Tuesday as Pakistan's largest city was on alert for more violence after the shooting of a leader in a dominant political party. (READ MORE)

Pakistan floods: 'By the time I had got the children, the water was waist high' - Pakistan floods: 'By the time I had got the children, the water was waist high' (READ MORE)

New Storm Warnings in Pakistan Hinder Rescue - Pakistan’s government on Tuesday wrestled with a natural disaster that seemed to grow by the hour as new storm warnings threatened to deepen the worst floods in 80 years. (READ MORE)

Aid begins to trickle in to flood-ravaged northwestern Pakistan - When the mocha-brown waters of the Kabul River came to Humayusadn Khan's living room, there was only one way to go: up. (READ MORE)

Pakistani flood survivors complain about lack of aid - Standing in the rubble of what used to be his house, Gul Wali on Monday pointed to a small, green burlap bag and explained why most residents of his flood-ravaged village no longer rush to where military helicopters continue ferrying aid. (READ MORE)

U.S. Dispatches Helicopters for Flood Relief Assistance - Six U.S. Army aircraft consisting of four tandem-rotor CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two UH-60 Blackhawk utility helicopters arrived in Pakistan, Aug. 3, as part of the United States Government's continued assistance to Pakistan during humanitarian relief operations. (READ MORE)

Sarkozy Urges Pakistan Leader to Ramp Up Terror Fight - French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on Monday to step up his country's fight against terrorism, during a visit overshadowed by a spat between Pakistan and Britain. (READ MORE)

Pakistan's Zardari Visits UK Amid Spat, Floods - Pakistan's president arrives Tuesday in Britain for a five-day visit, amid a simmering diplomatic spat between the two countries and calls for him to cancel the trip to look after his flood-devastated nation. (READ MORE)

Pakistan president faces criticism over UK visit - Asif Ali Zardari faces criticism in Pakistan for pressing on with the six-day visit at a time when his country is struggling to cope with its worst floods for 80 years. (READ MORE)

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