News and Analysis (2/18/10)

Nahro Massoud, a Hamas security official, was detained and interrogated over his involvement in the murder of al-Mabhouh

“This is inexplicable. Pakistan has destroyed its own credentials as a mediator between Taliban and Americans….’ — Rustam Shah Mohmand, former Pakistani ambassador to Kabul:

“[T]he Americans and the British … are throwing soil in the eyes of their own people. But not in our eyes. We can see the reality.” — Kandahar politician Bismillah Afghanmal:

The controversial bill would restrict alimony and “would give men the right to take additional wives without having to tell the current wives” in some cases:

Using a pop culture phenomenon to draw parallels between the Israeli / Palestinian conflict:

A decision clearly influenced by the popularity of Chaudhry:

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