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Pakistani militant strikes a less militant tone.

Lahore: Ten million dollars does not seem to buy much in this bustling Pakistani city. That is the sum the United States is offering for help in convicting Hafiz Saeed, perhaps the country’s best-known jihadi leader. Yet Saeed lives an open, and apparently fearless, life in a middle-class neighbourhood here. “I move about like an ordinary person – that’s my style,” said Saeed, a burly 64-year-old, reclining on a bolster as […]

Better Than Gold: The Morgan Rathke Story

You would think there’s nothing more an Olympic gymnast dreams about than taking her place on the winner’s stand, bathed in the adoration of her nation and wearing a gold medal around her neck. But sometimes there are greater heights to soar to — and greater prizes to claim — than Olympic glory. That’s why, even as we all breathlessly cheered the triumphs of our “Fab Five” Olympic gymnasts this […]

Taliban threaten to kill Imran Khan

Taliban leaders will hold a meeting to decide whether a Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician will be allowed to hold a planned march to their tribal stronghold to protest U.S. drone strikes, the militant group’s spokesman said Thursday. Ahsanullah Ahsan said the Pakistani Taliban consider Imran Khan to be an “infidel” since he has described himself as a liberal — a term they associate with a lack of religious belief. But the […]