Protesters rallied in several cities after a court banned popular opposition leader Nawaz Sharif from running for office.
The US pursuit of Al Qaeda with airstrikes complicates Pakistan's struggle against the Taliban, who launched their largest attack in months over the weekend.
Some economists see some rays of light amid the economic gloom.
Some see the beginning of the end for huge compensation for financial titans. Others say the limits are too weak to bring real change.
One seeks domestic security, the other stability for Afghans.
Inequity between top executives and average workers remains at jaw-dropping levels.
Georgian President Saakashvili called for international mediation over the breakaway region in a conflict some see as East vs. West.
Tens of thousands are pressuring the government to reinstate the judges, who were dismissed under President Musharraf.