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<P>The&nbsp;use of religious language by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari&nbsp;to condemn the killing of &nbsp;Salman Taseer, and those who praised the act, raises a number of interesting questions.</P>

Last Modified: 11 Jan 2011 18:26

<P>Al Jazeera correspondent&nbsp;recalls meeting Salman Taseer - an impressive man with a vision for his country&nbsp;and not afraid of a challenge.</P>

Last Modified: 4 Jan 2011 19:25

<P>To Kashmiris who’ve lost their sons, daughters, fathers and brothers to an often violent&nbsp;- and much questioned - conflict. Their questions to their government are mostly met with silence. <BR><BR>So, when the <A href="!aRLQ-3pra)qW" target=_self>latest WikiLeaks cables</A> revealed that Kashmiris have been routinely detained, tortured and systematically abused by Indian forces, that didn’t really surprise many here. Nor even that electric shocks, severe physical beatings and detainee’s legs were crushed by iron boards to elicit "confessions". <BR><BR></P>

Last Modified: 17 Dec 2010 14:55

<p>As North Korea's closest ally, you'd think China would have some leverage over its small neighbour. And, indeed, if there was any country to have any influence, it would be China. But time and again, Kim Jong-Il has shown that while China provides economic aid to his country, he's still boss and has no compunction about disregarding the Chinese.</p>

Last Modified: 24 Nov 2010 06:55

<P>The images of the aftermath of the&nbsp;killing of 52 people in the Philippines worst act of political violence have become iconic, but real problems still need to be addressed.</P>

Last Modified: 23 Nov 2010 19:51