Pakistan's Asif Zardari faces army rebellion over India detente

By Isambard Wilkinson in Islamabad and Dean Nelson in New DelhiPublished: 4:59PM BST 25 Jun 2009 Mr Zardari is accused of yielding to British and American pressure. Photo: EPAAccording to sources close to Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Kiyani, senior officers are alarmed at the president’s plans to divert troops and aircraft defending Pakistan’s…

U.S. Navy Hangs Back in Persian Gulf as Questions Mount About Defecting Iranian Revolutionary Guard

Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard are showing “discontent,” according to the former crown prince of Iran, as the U.S. Navy sits back in “non-incident mode” in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Department of Defense is “on edge” over the turmoil in Iran, and has directed U.S. naval assets in the Persian Gulf to be, in…

Iran Adviser Ross Named to National Security Council

FOXNews.com Thursday, June 25, 2009 The Obama administration’s special adviser on Iran is moving over to the National Security Council, the administration announced Thursday. The National Security Council announced that Dennis Ross will be named as special assistant to the president and senior director for the “central region” — which includes the Middle East, Afghanistan,…

RPT-ANALYSIS-Can Pakistan take on the Lashkar-e-Taiba?

RPT-ANALYSIS-Can Pakistan take on the Lashkar-e-Taiba?Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:13am EDT (Repeats story issued on Sunday) By Myra MacDonaldLONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – If Pakistan’s battle against the Taliban seems difficult, a much tougher challenge lies ahead: deciding what to do about the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group it once nurtured to fight India in Kashmir.Security experts…