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An election postponement adds to the pressures in the aftermath of Bhutto's assassination.
A hoped-for democratic transition now is in jeopardy
The death of the popular political leader is a destabilizing blow to an already volatile nation.
A day after Palestinian and Israeli leaders agreed in Annapolis to resume peace talks, President Bush will bring together Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today at the White House. Bush will meet with each leader separately initially and then later this afternoon bring them together to formally announce that the first direct negotiations in years have begun.
Why judges, too, are joining the challenge to General Musharraf
Last night House Democrats pushed through a $50 billion Iraq war funding bill that would mandate President Bush to start bringing troops home in the next few weeks, with the scheduled pullout to be finished in December 2008, just a month after the presidential election.
This morning former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto urged President Pervez Musharraf to step down after she was put on house arrest for the second time in five days. The opposition leader said she would not be able to rule alongside Musharraf in the future because she could not trust him. Musharraf came to power in a 1999 coup and has been a valuable U.S. ally in the war on terrorism.
A crucial ally delivers a setback for the U.S. 'freedom agenda'
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was put under house arrest today and thousands of her supporters were rounded up by police in an effort to quash a mass protest against President Pervez Musharraf's declaration of emergency rule. Musharraf suspended the Constitution last Saturday.