Afghan anti-terror meet opens without Musharraf
Afghan and Pakistani tribal leaders were set to
open three days of talks Thursday on Taliban and Al-Qaeda violence
along the border, in a key meeting marked by the absence of
President Pervez Musharraf.
Pakistanis brace for Musharraf declaring emergency
Beleaguered Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf
was due to convene a meeting with senior aides and ruling party
leaders on Thursday to decide whether to declare a state of
emergency, a senior member of the government said.
Death toll hits 2,000 from South Asia floods
The number of deaths triggered by monsoon
flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal since June crossed 2,000 on
Thursday even as the torrents receded, officials said.