India bested Pakistan in a World Cup cricket semifinal Wednesday. The Indians will meet Sri Lanka in the final this weekend.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani are watching the match together in what is being referred to as an example of 'cricket diplomacy.'
Pakistan's prime minister joined mourners at today's funeral service for slain Christian minister Shahbaz Bhatti. Critics say a timid government has emboldened militants and allowed extremists to shape the country’s future.
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.
A Pakistani court has given the government three weeks to decide whether Raymond Davis, a US official accused of killing two Pakistanis, has diplomatic immunity. The case has brought US-Pakistan relations to a new low.
A teen suicide bomber killed at least 31 people in northwest Pakistan Thursday, bringing to an end a lull in major strikes by the Taliban.
Vice President Joe Biden, in Pakistan Wednesday, stressed that Pakistan and the United States have a common enemy, and warned of the dangers to the country of tolerating violent extremists.
Salman Taseer, the governor of Pakistan's Punjab Province, was seen widely as one of the country's most important political figures.
The Pakistan political crisis worries the US government, which considers a strong Pakistan government key to winning its war in neighboring Afghanistan.
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.