The US shotgun marriage with Pakistan, arranged after the 9/11 attacks in order to launch the US “war on terror,” has begun to fall apart, and in the process endangers the very state of Pakistan. The US detoured to Iraq and relied on Pakistan’s military ruler General Pervez Musharraf as an ally to manage the…

Foreign embassies alerted: Pakistan faces fresh threat of militant attackAFP, IslamabadPakistan strengthened security in the capital Islamabad on Friday amid fresh threats of attack following a recent upsurge in deadly Islamist violence and suicide bombings, police said.Embassies restricted movements of their staff and sent out advisory notices to citizens over fears of a possible copycat…

Jihad Council warns U.S. to change Muslim policiesBy Bridget JohnsonPosted: 04/10/09 01:47 PM [ET]A militant Islamic group has called upon the Obama administration to change its policies toward the Muslim world or make more enemies after regional envoy Richard Holbrooke said the U.S. would not try to mediate between India and Pakistan in the disputed…

Denial in PakistanSpencer Ackerman passed along statements made by Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, at a forum in Washington yesterday. Ambassador Haqqani has been a vocal critic of Islamist extremists operating in Pakistan, so it is very disappointing to see him defend the government’s policy of cutting peace deals with the Taliban.…

British police make ‘Al-Qaeda plot’ searches2 days agoLONDON (AFP) — Police searched houses and properties and questioned 11 Pakistanis Friday in a probe into an alleged planned Al-Qaeda attack, as London and Islamabad traded accusations over fighting terrorism.Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who wants more assistance from Pakistan in rooting out extremists targeting Britain, held telephone…

Scotland Yard Official Resigns After Compromising Al Qaeda Terror InvestigationRaids Stepped-Up After Bob Quick Revealed Confidential Documents; 12 ArrestedBy JIM SCIUTTO and RHONDA SCHWARTZApril 9, 2009—A top British counter-terrorism official has resigned after he was photographed yesterday carrying a top secret document regarding an ongoing investigation into suspected al Qaeda “driven attack planning within the…

Terrorist Attack Threat Brings Out Islamabad Security Forces‘Very Clear and Real Threat’ of Terrorist Attacks, Says Intelligence SourceBy HABIBULLAH KHAN and NICK SCHIFRINApril 10, 2009—ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Islamabad today wore a deserted look. There wasn’t the usual hustle bustle on the streets. The morning rush hour as schools began wasn’t there. It is a city that,…

It’s Pakistan versus Pakistan. In South Asia’s wild west, everyone is gunning for everyone else and the state is descending into chaos. Shobhan Saxena assesses the many combatants in the melee Asif Ali Zardari Loose Cannon The petty zamindar who grabbed the presidency in the wake of Benazir’s assassination is locked in battle with friends…