Pakistan conservatives suspicious of US agenda
Richard Holbrooke, the US special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, praised Pakistan’s military for progress in fighting the Taliban.
In his latest visit to Pakistan, he also met some of the leaders of conservative groups who often blame the US for the violence in the region.
Anita McNaught reports on the attempt at dialogue amid long-standing suspicions.
Turkey is gearing up for Sunday’s local election, seen as an indicator of support for the ruling Justice and Development, or AK Party (AKP).
The AKP has been doing well in opinion polls despite a worsening economy. However, many Turks wonder whether Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister, has done enough to earn a clear victory.
Al Jazeera’s Anita McNaught reports from Istanbul.