The death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was the end of a long and painful story for the U.S. For Pakistan, however, it could be a painful beginning.The raid that killed bin Laden was a huge embarrassment for Pakistan's powerful army.
We're on a crowded shopping street in Lahore, Pakistan, alongside the shrine to Data Ganj Baksh, one of the holiest places in the country. The shrine of a Muslim saint, it's a giant rectangle surrounded on all sides by giant white stone arches. This location was bombed last year.
Pakistan's army lodged a "strong protest" over what it called an airspace violation after NATO helicopters exchanged fire with Pakistani troops at a military post early Tuesday.The incident could further aggravate relations between the U.S.
Fast economic growth in many countries often carries a high price for some of the poorest residents: Vast slums are cleared by urban planners and commercial developers, sometimes by force.But there's a growing international movement of activists who are fighting for slum-dwellers' housing rights.
Nuclear power plants generate 14 percent of the world's electricity, but some countries are more dependent on this power source than others. France relies on nuclear for 75.2 percent of its electricity; the United States, about 20 percent.