Middle East

Pakistan: Lead up to martial law

July 26, 2007
Pakistan test fired its weapon in an undisclosed location. A military statement said it would "consolidate Pakistan's strategic capability and strengthen national security." The new range is enough to reach India's capital New Delhi. Under a deal Pakistan negotiated with India in 1999, each country must warn the other of ballistic tests, but not cruise…

View stories for the week of July 23rd, 2007

July 26, 2007
Pakistan test fired its weapon in an undisclosed location. A military statement said it would "consolidate Pakistan's strategic capability and strengthen national security." The new range is enough to reach India's capital New Delhi. Under a deal Pakistan negotiated with India in 1999, each country must warn the other of ballistic tests, but not cruise…

Crisis in Pakistan

July 18, 2007
Today, a convoy of Chinese construction workers was attacked as it made its way out of the region, known as Baluchistan Province in southwest Pakistan. Fears for their safety grew after three Chinese workers were killed in northern Pakistan near Peshawar on July 8. Several Chinese women were also kidnapped and later released by Islamic…

View stories for the week of July 16th, 2007

July 18, 2007
Today, a convoy of Chinese construction workers was attacked as it made its way out of the region, known as Baluchistan Province in southwest Pakistan. Fears for their safety grew after three Chinese workers were killed in northern Pakistan near Peshawar on July 8. Several Chinese women were also kidnapped and later released by Islamic…

Journalists

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.

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?