ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Seven years ago, a little-known group
called Jundallah emerged in Iran with claims to fight for the
rights of minority Sunnis in the unruly tribal areas near the
border with Pakistan.
Even as Indian gaming revenues flag amid the sour economy, a
tribe south of Phoenix today is to open a $215 million hotel and
casino south of Phoenix.
A Southern Arizona power cooperative and two member distribution
cooperatives will receive more than $32 million as part of a
federal project to modernize the nation's electric grid.
It is crunch time on Afghanistan, so here's my vote: We need to
be thinking about how to reduce our footprint and our goals there
in a responsible way, not dig in deeper. We simply do not have the
Afghan partners, the NATO allies, the domestic support, the
financial resources or the national…
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan
punctuated U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's arrival
with deadly attacks on Wednesday, underscoring their ability to
cause chaos even in the face of offensives on both sides of the
The former Marine officer Matthew Hoh, who resigned his Foreign
Service post in Afghanistan because he feels the war is pointless
and not worth dying for, deserves all the attention he's gotten and
more. The Obama administration faces hard decisions there, and the
man made a good case agains…
LAS VEGAS — Gamblers are wagering less than a year ago, visiting
casinos less often and holding back on extras when they do,
continuing trends that left the industry struggling in the third
BRUSSELS — There are already more than 100,000 international
troops in Afghanistan working with 200,000 Afghan security forces
and police. It adds up to a 12-1 numerical advantage over Taliban
rebels, but it hasn't led to anything close to victory.
The feds got an earful this weekend from opponents of the
proposed Rosemont Mine — and it appears that they are
WASHINGTON — Senior al-Qaida leaders are forging deeper
relationships with Pakistani militants and often operating from
their camps inside the Pakistan border, fueling Obama
administration arguments for a shift in the Afghan war strategy
that more narrowly targets the terrorists.
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani soldiers captured the hometown of the
country's Taliban chief Saturday, a strategic and symbolic initial
prize as the army pushes deeper into a militant stronghold along
the Afghan border. An army spokesman said the Taliban were in
disarray, with many deserting the ranks.