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American Nabbed in Pakistan Has CIA Ties

Feb 22, 2011
Last month's arrest in Pakistan of one Raymond Davis, an American working security for other U.S. operatives in Lahore -- and an American with clear employment ties to the CIA and previously to Blackwater Worldwide -- has made for additional diplomatic strain between the two nations.

Market Bombings Kill at Least 36 in Pakistan

Dec 8, 2009
Two bomb blasts ripped through a busy market in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday evening, killing at least 36 people and injuring about 100. The bombs were reportedly set off via remote control, and the explosions came on the heels of a suicide bombing in Peshawar that killed at least 10 earlier in the day.

Clinton Lowers the Boom About Al-Qaida in Pakistan

Oct 30, 2009
During an interview with journalists in Lahore, Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her puzzlement over why certain al-Qaida leaders believed to be harbored within the country's borders haven't been caught She did not address the issue of missile attacks from U drones that had earlier fueled student protest .

Flogging of 17-Year-Old Pakistani Girl Raises Outrage

Apr 5, 2009
The public lashing of a 17-year-old girl named Chand in Pakistan's Swat Valley became the catalyst for countrywide protests on Saturday after a video of the flogging made its way around the Internet. A spokesman for the local Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed the video was fake and that the actual incident happened outside of Swat but defended the punishment as just.