From News to Headlines: Recapping Global Events for May 25-31

Life moves fast. News moves even faster. Reports of the death of Asia Times Online’s Pakistan bureau chief emerged this morning in a chilling reminder that Pakistan is known to be the deadliest country for journalists.

Journalist Saleem Shahzad's body was found near Islamabad today. Photo courtesy of @declanwalsh

While a mass of records found at Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad may help the United States learn more about al Qaida’s operations, Pakistan and India were unable to agree on how to demilitarize the Himalayan battleground of Siachen. After losing his position as one-day captain, Shahid Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket. The Indian economy grew 8.5 percent through March, just below the government’s goal of 8.6%, likely related to inflation. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Pakistan last week, becoming the highest ranking U.S. official to visit since OBL’s death, and called for Pakistani leaders to take a hard line against domestic extremists.

  1. Journalist Saleem Shahzad found dead near Islamabad –
  2. Al-Qaida’s Paper Trail: A ‘Treasure Trove’ For U.S. – NPR
  3. India, Pakistan fail to make progress on Siachen standoff – Reuters
  4. Sacked Afridi quits international arena – Reuters
  5. India’s economic growth slows as rising prices hurt – BBC
  6. In Tense Post-Bin Laden Trip to Pakistan, Clinton  Seeks Firm Action on Extremists – New York Times

Amina Elahi is’s Features Writer. You can find her on Twitter @aminamania and on Tumblr here.