News and Analysis (8/19/08)

In Pakistan, the process of nominating the new president is paralyzed due to the complication and disagreement on the issue of the judiciary among parties …

“Saudi family members are allowed to speak annually to those detained as ‘enemy combatants’ by the US:”

Its the laregst attack since the 1990s, but not even al-Qaeda (which claimed responsibility for ither recent attacks) hasn’t claimed it:

In Afghanistan, Western and Afghan officials report an increase in the number of foreign fighters in the Taliban’s fight …

… while government intimidation and harassment of Afghan increases:

Nabil Hussein takes the words out of our mouth in his comment on John McCain’s hypocritical assertion that “In the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations:”

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