There is worry that violent militants inside Pakistan could destabilize the country.American officials want Pakistan to intensify its fight against those militants because they complicate the U.S. war in Afghanistan.
Above Irshad Alam's desk is a wooden plaque that lists all the officers who previously held his post.Alam commands the Frontier Constabulary troops at the Shabqadar Fort in Pakistan's northwest tribal region.
How did people come to such wildly different conclusions about American aid to Pakistan?Some Americans seem to have concluded it's a waste of $20 billion. Yet in Lahore, the Pakistani newspaper editor Najam Sethi suggested to me that Pakistan has hardly received any help at all.
The sound of running water — clean running water — is not one you have always been able to hear in the ramshackle lean-tos that pass for homes on the edge of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.Providing clean water is one of the biggest challenges for governments in the developing world.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan faces a no-confidence motion in parliament over his handling of the aftermath of Japan's huge earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. Distrust of the government is mounting, especially in areas close to the stricken nuclear plant.
Pakistan's powerful army faces criticism at home after Osama bin Laden's death. Some of the criticism comes at political rallies like one in Lahore, where opposition leader Nawaz Sharif stood on stage.Sharif asked supporters if they want an independent investigation of the U.S.
North Korea threatened military retaliation against South Korea on Monday for what it called psychological warfare from Seoul — an apparent reversal of its recent push for dialogue.A spokesman for North Korea's powerful National Defense Commission said the country will no longer engage with the Sou