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Pakistan on the Brink

UPDATE - Hundreds of soldiers surrounding the Red Mosque in Islamabadand are preparing to storm the mosque after a standoff thathas lasted since the mosque was isolated by troops lastTuesday. Since then, at least 21 people have been killed inthe siege, which started when members of the radical mosquekidnapped seven Chinese whom...

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Pakistanis Riot Against U.S.

Four pro-Taliban, anti-U.S. demonstrators who were blocking a railway line have been shot dead by police in Pakistan. The group blocked the railway line with rocks, preventing a train from leaving. They also took three policemen as hostages, but later released them.

The police first used tear gas against them, and when the protesters...

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Pakistan Closes Airspace, Believed Ready to Cut Taliban Ties

Pakistan closed its airspace this morning, except for authorized flights. Islamabad has announced that any aircraft entering Pakistani airspace without permission will be shot down. Incomiong international flights have been given permission to land at Karachi airport. Karachi, Nawabshah, Rahim Yar Khan, Lahore and Islamabad airports have been...

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