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Guess Who's Back?

Exiled former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf addresses a press conference in London on October 1, 2010. Musharraf set out his plan to return to politics in his country with the launch of a new party to galvanise his support. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The answer is Pervez Musharraf. And he's back with a bang, causing all sorts of mischief even before rejoining Pakistan's political arena.

Indonesia President 'feared' arrest in Netherlands

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C) reviews a military parade during the 65th Indonesian military anniversary in Jakarta on October 5, 2010. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, despite praises for stabilizing his nation's budding democracy, now faces closer scrutiny and criticisms from Indonesia's former colonial masters, The Netherlands.

Photo of the Day: Indonesia Celebrates Military Anniversary

Multimedia

Indonesian soldiers watch parachutists during the 65th Indonesian military anniversary in Jakarta on October 5, 2010.

Vietnam's Government Launches its Own Version of Facebook

This picture taken on May 20, 2010 shows the home page of the Vietnam's pilot social networking site go.vn which has just been launched. The Vietnamese government has launched its own social networking site, after allegations that it restricted Facebook and haked numerous websites with political content. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Vietnam is launching its own Communist-friendly social-networking site, a la Facebook.

Commonwealth Games Off to a Shaky Start

Fireworks light up the sky as performers dance underneath the aerostat during the XIX Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on October 3, 2010. (William West/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Despite cheap labor in India, the 2010 CWG have costed a whopping $1 billion, giving rise to accusations of corruption and mismanagement in the planning of the games.

Photo of the Day: A Thunderous Welcome

Multimedia

A drummer performs during Opening Ceremony for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Game.

Pakistan Retaliates Against NATO Strikes

A Pakistani firefighter prepares to extinguish burning NATO supplies oil tankers following the gunmen attack on the outside of Islamabad on October 4, 2010. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Bernard Schwartz Fellow Philip Shishkin weighs in on the growing problems with US supply lines and tensions with Pakistan.

A Literary Look at Pakistan

<i>Granta</i>'s Autumn 2010 cover features specially commissioned artwork by the Karachi-based truck artist Islam Gull.
Arts

Granta magazine's special Pakistan issue goes beyond the usual headlines about terrorism and natural disaster.

Exposing the Crisis of Childhood Malnutrition

Terrifying Normalcy (Ron Haviv/VII)
Policy

A major multimedia project aims to expose the global crisis of childhood malnutrition.

India Passes Historic Judgment on Disputed Land

Students and teachers from the Anjuman-E-Islam school pose with Hindu and Islamic religious designs as they pray for a peaceful solution to the Ayodhya Ram Mandir and Babri Masjid issue in Ahmedabad on September 23, 2010. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The Allahabad Court in India today passed a historic judgment over 2.7 acres of land that surround a mosque, which is disputed between Hindus and Muslims. The verdict may have been as good as could be hoped for: The land was divided equally among the three parties that made claims to the land—two Hindu and one Muslim.