Taliban are inching closer to Islamabad- if violence spreads, should Islamabad fall??

talibanTaliban extend hold, advance near Pakistan capital
By ZARAR KHAN, Associated Press Writer
Courtesy: Yahoo News
ISLAMABAD – Taliban militants have extended their grip in northwestern Pakistan, pushing out from a valley where the government has agreed to impose Islamic law and patrolling villages as close as 60 miles from the capital.

Police and officials appear to have fled as armed militants also broadcast radio sermons and spread fear in Buner district, just 60 miles from Islamabad, officials and witnesses said Wednesday.

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Manzur Ejaz…: Taliban to the rescue? (Daily Times)

manzoorejzWASHINGTON DIARY: Taliban to the rescue
Dr Manzur Ejaz, USA
April 21st, 2009
Courtesy: Daily Times
The writer can be reached at manzurejaz@yahoo.com
The foreign powers obsessed with extremism and jihadi violence in Pakistan have little insight into Pakistan’s real issues. They can throw a few billion dollars to prop up the state but money will only go so far: Pakistan will remain mired in lawlessness unless structural reforms are undertaken.

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Obama’s view on N-weapons

By Haider Nizamani, Canada
Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2009
Courtesy: Daily Dawn, Karachi
The writer teaches at the School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, and he can be reached at hnizamani@hotmail.com
PRESIDENT Obama departed from a long-held US view on nuclear weapons in a speech delivered in Prague on April 6. Instead of treating nuclear weapons as essential for US national interest, he lent his support to the idea of complete global disarmament.

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A single could be both mother & father to a child- University of Alberta

Will advances in stem-cell research mean the birth of the biological single parent?

BY ANNE McILROY, Science reporter

The latest advances in stem-cell research mean someone could some day become a biological single parent, the source of both the egg and the sperm needed to make a baby.

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