Since 9/11, Pakistan's Islamic preachers have gotten far less international scrutiny than in militant groups. But the social and religious conservatism they preach could be an even more radicalizing force.
The departure of a key partner in the ruling coalition has sparked a Pakistan political crisis that could distract the government from pressing security and economic problems.
Across Pakistan questions are swirling about whether the political elite intentionally failed to divert dam waters in order to protect lands of financial interest to them.
Attacks lasted for three hours and suicide vests packed with explosives were recovered.
In an interview, a jihadi talks about why state-sponsored militants who once fought in Indian-controlled Kashmir are now joining the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
If militants are home-grown, domestic ambivalence about vilifying such groups could be diminished.
Three political clans introduce the next generation of leaders.