Musharraf under pressure as mosque crisis deepens
Facing growing pressure at home and abroad,
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf was to meet Monday with key
security staff in an attempt to end a deadly stand-off at a
All odds against President Bush:
Iraq pullout: White House in two minds
Faced with Republican defections, senior US
officials are debating whether President George W. Bush should announce
soon his intention to begin a gradual withdrawal of US troops from Iraqi
cities, The New York Times reported on its website late Sunday.
Pakistan frees 152 mosque students
Pakistan's government released the first batch
of 152 male Islamic students who were detained after leaving a
mosque that is under siege in the capital Islamabad.