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Pakistani Religious Scholar Dies

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Prominent Pakistani religious scholar Qazi Hussain Ahmed has died at the age of 74. He was the chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan’s leading religious group, for 22 years before stepping down in 2009. In November, Ahmed escaped unhurt from an assassination attempt when a suicide bomber detonated explosives near him. He was a strong critic of […]

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Afghan President’s Slain Brother a Controversial Power Broker

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The younger half brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was considered the most powerful figure in the southern province of Kandahar — the birthplace of the Taliban. Ahmed Wali Karzai’s role as chief of the Kandahar provincial council was largely consultative, but his power came from his tribal and family connections, as well as the […]

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