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2008-08-21 06:00:23

Text of article headlined "Glacier melts from the top" by Pakistani newspaper The Nation website on 21 August [by Dr Naeem Chishti, practising solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales] According to the BBC, the British Foreign Office has admitted its role in persuading President Pervez Musharraf to resign from his office on August 18, 2008. In a statement issued in London, the British Foreign Office said that no formula was presented to the top Pakistani leadership to resolve...

2008-08-20 03:00:18

Text of unattributed commentary headlined "Political analysis" published by Iranian newspaper Kayhan website on 19 August Last year, the American President George Bush called his Pakistani counterpart, who has now resigned, his 'brother'. Last month also when Yusuf [Raza] Gillani, the Pakistani prime minister, went to Washington, he too was addressed by Bush as 'brother'. Immediately after Gillani's visit to America, the pace of developments in Pakistan speeded up, right up to today that...

2008-08-19 06:00:07

By Paul Wiseman and Richard Wolf The Bush administration and key members of Congress praised Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's decision to resign Monday, even as experts on the nuclear-armed, terrorist-infested nation warned of possible short-term political instability. U.S. government officials predicted Pakistan's new democratically elected government, which had threatened to impeach Musharraf, would continue to support the U.S.-led war against terrorism. "We certainly expect...

2008-08-19 00:00:12

By Andrew Buncombe; Omar Waraich Andrew Buncombe and Omar Waraich on the legacy of the enigmatic general who became president PERVEZ Musharraf was the ultimate political enigma, a military dictator who promised genuine democracy, a strongman who launched a coup in what he said was a bid to end corruption. He locked up thousands of political opponents and dissidents, yet oversaw an increase in the freedom of the media and he busily rigged elections before losing power by holding a free...

2008-08-18 06:00:02

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's resignation Monday left the question of his future unanswered. He had been facing the threat of impeachment from the ruling coalition as well as charges of misconduct. But until Monday, he had refused to quit. There had been reports the impeachment proceedings would have started as early as Tuesday. CNN reported local media as saying Musharraf has been granted "safe passage" out of the country. Sherry Rehman, spokeswoman for the coalition-leading...

2008-07-06 00:00:07

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's army under President Pervez Musharraf supervised a shipment of uranium centrifuges to North Korea in 2000, the disgraced architect of Pakistan's atomic weapons program said Friday. The claim is the most controversial leveled by Abdul Qadeer Khan, who in recent months has been agitating for an end to house arrest and backing off his 2004 confession that he was solely responsible for spreading Pakistan's nuclear arms technology...

2008-07-05 12:00:09

The Pakistani scientist accused of operating a nuclear proliferation ring says President Pervez Musharraf approved a sale of weapons to North Korea. Abdul Qadeer Khan, once honored in his country as the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb and now under house arrest, told reporters Friday the army was involved in a 2000 shipment of centrifuge tubes used to enrich uranium to North Korea, The Daily Telegraph reported. It was a North Korean plane, and the army had complete knowledge about it...

2006-07-20 12:24:41

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf appealed to India on Thursday to avoid engaging in a "blame game" over last week's Mumbai blasts and called New Delhi's decision to delay peace talks a victory for terrorists. Condemning the July 11 attacks that killed more than 180 people and wounded hundreds more in India's financial hub, the Pakistani leader gave a message of support to the grieving city. "I want to tell the people of Mumbai that we are extremely...

2006-05-02 08:55:49

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. investigators probing nuclear proliferation would not be allowed to meet a Pakistan scientist recently released from detention, oficials said on Tuesday. Authorities last month released Mohammad Farooq, a former director of procurement at a uranium enrichment laboratory set up by disgraced scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. Khan -- revered as father of Pakistan's atom bomb -- has been under house arrest since a probe was launched against him in late 2003 after...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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