From News to Headlines: Recapping Global Events Last Week

Flames erupt from the PNS Mehran military base in Karachi, under attack by terrorists on May 22, 2011. Photo courtesy of AFP.

Flames erupt from the PNS Mehran military base in Karachi, under attack by terrorists on May 22, 2011. Photo courtesy of AFP.

Life moves fast. News moves even faster. In the last week, terrorists struck a Pakistani naval base and two Indian Muslim women were charged with killing their daughters after finding out they eloped with Hindu men. Chicagoan David Headley went on trial for his connection to the 2008 Mumbai bombings. With its relationship with the United States on shaky ground following the raid that killed OBL, Pakistan may be looking to China for increased friendship and cooperation. President Barack Obama announced that the U.S., given the chance, would again target high-value individuals in Pakistan like it did OBL. In India, high anti-poverty program spending is ineffectual in aiding the poor due to corruption and poor administration.

  1. Details Emerge of Deadly Raid on Pakistani Base (TIME)
  2. India Mothers Charged With Daughters’ Honor Killings (BBC)
  3. Mumbai Suspect Speaks of ‘Pakistan role’ (Al Jazeera)
  4. Amid U.S. Doubts, Pakistan Finds Old Friends in China (TIME)
  5. Obama: U.S. Would Go After Other High-Profile Targets in Pakistan (CNN)
  6. India’s Anti-Poverty Programs Are Big But Troubled (New York Times)

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