August 19, 2010

News From the Front: 08/19/2010 - Pakistan

US to support Pak thick and thin in this hour of crises: General James - General James T. Conway, Commander Marine Corps, United States, called on Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at General Headquarters on Wednesday. (READ MORE)

Pakistan Assures Donor Money Will Go to Flood Victims - Pakistani officials say all money donated for flood assistance will go to help the victims. (READ MORE)

U.S. Continues to Rush Relief to Pakistan - As monsoon rains continue to fall on Pakistan, the United States is sending aid as fast as the flood-stricken country can absorb it, a Defense Department official said here today. (READ MORE)

U.S. Strategy in Pakistan Is Upended by Floods - The floods in Pakistan have upended the Obama administration’s carefully honed strategy there, confronting the United States with a vast humanitarian crisis and militant groups determined to exploit the misery, in a country that was already one of its thorniest problems. (READ MORE)

Aid for Pakistan Lags, U.N. Warns - With monsoon rains continuing in Pakistan on Wednesday and water-borne diseases reported spreading, international relief officials said the pace of aid donations was still not sufficient to deal with what might be the nation’s worst disaster. (READ MORE)

Pakistan flood homeless toll put at over 4 million - More than four million Pakistanis have been made homeless by nearly three weeks of floods, the United Nations said on Thursday, making the critical task of securing greater amounts of aid more urgent. (READ MORE)

Airbase near Jacobabad under US control, Senate panel told - Health relief operations in Jacobabad are not possible because the airbase in the area is controlled by the US. (READ MORE)

Pakistan floods: Saudi Arabia pledges $100m - Saudi Arabia has overtaken the US as the largest donor to Pakistan's flood relief effort, following criticism that Muslim countries were not giving enough for victims of the disaster. (READ MORE)

India accuses Pakistan over border firing - Hundreds of thousands of troops are in Kashmir fighting a two-decade insurgency India's army has accused Pakistani troops of firing across the Line of Control that divides the disputed region of Kashmir. (READ MORE)

Deadly Protests in Kashmir Test India’s Inclusive Ideals - It is hard these days to find a far-flung corner of the world’s largest democracy that is not caught up in some fractious struggle. (READ MORE)

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