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20 Dead in Pakistan Protests

Sanctioned day of rage gets violent, as US airs ads condemning video

(Newser) - Pakistan's government declared today a national holiday specifically so people could go out and protest The Innocence of Muslims—but that official sanction hasn't kept things calm. Demonstrations in Karachi and Peshawar left 20 dead and more than 100 injured as protesters torched movie houses, police cars, and...

Pakistan Ambassador Squealed to US: Inquiry

Hussain Haqqani says finding is 'all politics'

(Newser) - Hussain Haqqani got one step closer to being tried for treason yesterday, when an investigation concluded that he was "not loyal" to Pakistan while serving as its ambassador to the US, the Washington Post reports. In a not-exactly-shocking turn, the probe found that Haqqani had indeed sent the US...

Pakistan PM Will Be Charged With Contempt

Yousaf Raza Gilani's trial will begin Feb. 13

(Newser) - It's official: Pakistan's Supreme Court says it's following through on its threat to charge Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani with contempt for failing to pursue corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and others, the New York Times reports. The trial will begin Feb. 13, and could...

Pakistan Envoy to US Booted Over Memo

He allegedly asked US to prevent a coup from Pakistan's military

(Newser) - Pakistan named Sherry Rehman as its new ambassador to the US today after its old one—the well-regarded Hussain Haqqani—was forced to resign yesterday over an ongoing scandal known in Pakistan as “Memogate.” After Osama bin Laden’s death, Haqqani allegedly sent a memo urging the US...

Did the US Do Enough for Bhutto?

American officials too trusting of Musharraf security, say critics

(Newser) - Finger pointing has begun in the wake of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto—and several fingers are pointing at Washington, reports Time magazine. Critics say the White House is so committed to supporting President Pervez Musharraf, a key ally in the war against terror, that the US has been too...

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