ISW News Roundup - April 19, 2009


Reuters - Iraq parliament gets speaker after months of discord

RFE/RL - Iraq's Stock Exchange Goes Electronic



Reuters - Afghanistan may double police force, by Jonathan Burch

RFE/RL - Rights Watchdog: Ban Warlords From Afghan Election

Associated Press - Karzai asks NATO to explain civilian deaths, by Jason Straziuso

Associated Press - US asks for elite NZ troops for Afghanistan war

Reuters - FACTBOX: Security developments in Afghanistan, April 19



Reuters - Fears for Pakistan grow as Taliban make gains, by Robert Bisel

Reuters - Suicide car-bomber kills 27 in Pakistan, by Mohammad Hashim

Reuters - Pakistan must do more to fight Taliban: U.S. commander, by Peter Graff

Long War Journal - US airstrike targets Taliban training camp in South Waziristan, by Bill Roggio

Reuters - U.S. drone hits militant camp in Pakistan, by Hafiz Wazir

Associated Press - Pakistan: Suspected US missiles kill 3, wound 5, by Nahal Toosi




Washington Post - U.S. Journalist Sentenced in Iran, by Thomas Erdbrink

Christian Science Monitor - Iran's president makes rare intervention in US reporter's case, by Scott Peterson

Times Online UK - Dressed to kill - Iranian snipers


Times Online UK - Israelis warn of Eritrea flashpoint, by Uzi Mahnaimi


Reuters - UAE arrests suspect in Lebanon's Hariri murder: report


Reuters - NATO forces foil attack on Norweigian tanker, by Alison Bevege\

Central Asia

RFE/RL - Battle Lines Drawn In Central Asian Water Dispute, by Bruce Pannier

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