More than two dozen people were killed and 70 injured today in two bombings that targeted politicians campaigning in northwest Pakistan for the May 11 general election.
In a sign of better ties between the nuclear-armed rivals, Pakistan granted India 'most favored nation' status.
Bin Laden wife: She and bin Laden's other two wives are being interrogated in Pakistan after they were taken into custody following Monday's American raid on bin Laden's compound
Successive, yet unsuccessful assassination attempts on Maulana Fazl ur Rehman of the group Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl show Islamic militants' growing disdain for even sympathetic political leaders.
Many Islamic clerics criticized the murder Tuesday of Shahbaz Bhatti, a Pakistani Christian who called for blasphemy law reform. Two months ago several hundred lauded the murder of another politician who strongly advocated reform.
Al-Qaeda-linked militants are stepping up their attacks on Sufi shrines, possibly as part of an effort to impose a more fundamentalist Islamic practice on the country.
The curriculum, critics charge, promotes revisionist views and intolerance. Others say they don't see such imbalance.