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We Pakistanis live in uncertain times. Emergency rule has been imposed for the 13th time in our short 60-year history. Thousands of lawyers have been arrested, some charged with sedition and treason; the chief justice has been deposed; and a draconian...
Peace in our time? All of a sudden, we're getting foreign affairs news that seems, well, good. The Israelis and Palestinians are restarting the long-stalled peace process. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has stepped down as army chief of staff and...
It has taken less than a week for the tragedy of Benazir Bhutto's assassination to segue into the farce of a potentially disastrous dynastic succession. The slain former prime minister, a woman of enormous strengths and flaws, certainly had the legitimacy...
Tags: Firearms, Elections, Asif Ali Zardari, Benazir Bhutto, Defense
On Dec. 2, Venezuelans will be asked to vote on a whopping 69 constitutional amendments that would greatly reduce the country's democratic governance, strip citizens of still more individual liberties and thus expand President Hugo Chavez's power even...
Tags: Elections, Defense, Crime, Law and Justice, Voting, Government
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLAHORE, PAKISTAN -- Back in the warrens of Lahore's old city, the boys and young men don't seem too worried about whether American politicians (Hillary Rodham Clinton) or American newsmagazines (Newsweek) think Pakistan might be the most frightening...
Hundreds of lawyers in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and around the world have been demonstrating in support of their brethren in Pakistan who were detained by police for protesting the suspension of that country's constitution early this month. Pakistan'...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPresident Pervez Musharraf was inaugurated today as a civilian president, as aides signaled that a date for ending a nearly month-old emergency decree could be announced later in the day. Clad in a dark tunic and looking somber, Musharraf was sworn in by...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersPresident Pervez Musharraf's party appeared headed for a decisive defeat at the hands of two opposition parties today after a tense nationwide vote, according to unofficial preliminary returns and local media projections. Formal and final results may...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe lingering sting of tear gas hung in the air as Roedad Khan, a retired senior civil servant in his 80s, straightened his sensible cardigan sweater and railed unreservedly against President Pervez Musharraf. "He is shameless, simply shameless," said...
Special to The TimesIN AN act that provoked worldwide outrage, the fundamentalist Taliban rulers of Afghanistan in March 2001 destroyed the monumental statues of Buddha that had been carved into the rock cliffs of Bamiyan 1,600 years ago. The shocking destruction was not...
Cut off from the world, even in parts of his own home, Aitzaz Ahsan did what many of his compatriots do in times of personal and political crisis: He wrote a poem. Months of house arrest had left the celebrated lawyer enraged over his isolation and the...
Times Movie CriticSylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 1980s saw an explosion of butt-kicking in America, observes Christopher Bell in the raucously funny and surprisingly insightful prologue to his debut documentary, "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*."...
Tags: Steroids, Family, Movies, Sports, Arnold Schwarzenegger
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