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South-Asia

Horrific terrorist attacks in Mumbai

The attacks by terrorists with automatic weapons and grenades on hotels and a famous cafe frequented by tourists, as well as on hospitals, have so far killed more than 100 people in India's commercial capital Mumbai. The attacks are still on-going with terrorists holed up in several locations having taken hostages. Read more...

Nepal's Maoist government defends capitalism

The overthrow of King Gyanendra in 2006 brought Nepal to the attention of the world's anticapitalists. Now, two years since this democratic revolution, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), which had been waging an armed struggle in the countryside for over ten years, has won the national elections and become the leading force in a coalition government. Read more...

Pakistan on the brink

The explosive cocktail of economic collapse and fierce fighting with a militant insurgency are driving Pakistan closer and closer to political and economic collapse. Not for the first time in the country's sixty-one year history the existential question is widely raised: can Pakistan survive? Read more...

Pakistan coalition government collapses

Only months after the elections that saw the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)and the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) elected to form a coalition government, Pakistan's fragile political stability has fractured and collapsed. Read more...

Will the Maoists build socialism in Nepal?

The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has emerged as the largest party in the Nepalese parliament after they took part in elections in 2006, called in order to form a new government and replace the hated King Gyanendra who had ruled as a dictator since seizing power in a coup in February 2005. Read more...

Why is the US military clashing with its Pakistani ally?

A strange thing is happening in Pakistan. It was reported that US and Afghan army had 'exchanged fire' with Pakistani forces. A Pakistani military unit had opened fire on a US helicopter as it crossed the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan. But aren't those two countries meant to be allies in the so-called war on terror? Read more...

Stop the attacks on Pakistan

Throughout September US imperialist forces have been increasing their attacks in the north west frontier regions of Pakistan. The US claims that the Pakistan army is not doing sufficient to deny Afghan Taliban fighters a safe haven in Pakistan.The US military have been attacking villages across the border in Pakistan, claiming they are Taliban bases. So brazen have these violations of the country's sovereignty become that Pakistani troops fired at US military helicopters forcing them to turn back to Afghanistan Read more...

Troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan now!

Iraq and the US have negotiated a draft agreement setting out a timetable for US troop withdrawal. It states that combat troops must be removed from Iraqi cities by 2009 and from the rest of the country by 31 December 2011. Some are heralding the agreement as the beginning of Iraq's future as an independent state. But as the US struggles to maintain its economic and political influence in Iraq and steps up the pressure against the resistance in Afghanistan where there are 60,000 foreign troops  the need for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of US and UK troops from the region is as urgent as ever. Read more...

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