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British Government in a bind over release of al Megrahi

How many of you would have heard of the name of ‘Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi’. This is the person who is behind a scandal that is shaking Britain, and is causing a huge amount of negative publicity to Gordon Brown. Al Megrahi was convicted for involvement in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 […]

A day of horror in Iraq that seemed in the past

A couple of years ago, Iraq was beset with sectarian strife, with Sunnis and Shias attacking each other. Shia death squads (along with infiltration in the army and police) would kill Sunnis in the capital Baghdad, and in other areas under their control, and Sunni dominated groups such as Al-Qaeda in Iraq and other such […]

Baitullah Mehsud dead in a drone attack – and his successors are now fighting

For Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud has been one of the people who have caused it the most grief. Baitullah was the leader of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the leader of what has been called the Pakistani Taliban. He first became internationally famous when he was blamed for being behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, and in […]

Pakistan finally takes on the Taliban

For months now, people in Pakistan and the world have wondered about the inaction of Pakistan in dealing with the Taliban. The Pakistani Taliban (hard to differentiate between the Afghan and the Pakistani Taleban since they both respect Mullah Omar as the supreme leader), already present in the hard regions of Pakistan that touch Afghanistan, […]