Middle East

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July 18, 2007
In the second part of the interview Varadarajan examines what he calls the "hysteria" around Iran's nuclear program and India's backing the U.S. campaign against Iran.

Crisis in Pakistan

July 17, 2007
Chaudhry is charged with misconduct and abuse of authority. This week the Pakistani newspaper The News reported that the government would reduce some of the charges but would not reinstate Chaudhry who has been an outspoken critic of Musharraf. No one has claimed responsibility for today's bombing which happened at a time of increasing tensions…

Pakistan: Lead up to martial law

July 17, 2007
Chaudhry is charged with misconduct and abuse of authority. This week the Pakistani newspaper The News reported that the government would reduce some of the charges but would not reinstate Chaudhry who has been an outspoken critic of Musharraf. No one has claimed responsibility for today's bombing which happened at a time of increasing tensions…

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July 17, 2007
Chaudhry is charged with misconduct and abuse of authority. This week the Pakistani newspaper The News reported that the government would reduce some of the charges but would not reinstate Chaudhry who has been an outspoken critic of Musharraf. No one has claimed responsibility for today's bombing which happened at a time of increasing tensions…

Scores dead and injured in Kirkuk bombings

July 16, 2007

Kurds consider Kirkuk part of their historic homeland and want a referendum to integrate the city into their autonomous region. But there are also tensions involving ethnic Turks, as well as Sunnis, who form the majority population, many of them relocated there by Saddam Hussein in the 1970s as part of a plan to "Arabize"…

Siddharth Varadarajan Assoc. Editor of The Hindu

June 27, 2007
Based in New Delhi, India, Siddharth Varadarajan has covered conflicts around the world, from the former Yugoslavia to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the turmoil in Kashmir. Varadarajan has degrees from the London School of Economics and Columbia University. He has also taught at New York University.

An interview with Pepe Escobar

June 27, 2007
Chavez and Lula have become heroes on the streets of the Middle East for what’s seen as standing up to the US empire. Has South America become "a beacon of hope" in the Middle East?

The best of Pepe Escobar

June 27, 2007
Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Pepe Escobar writes "The Roving Eye" for Asia Times Online.