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Deraa protests: Organiser recalls start of Syrian uprising

Two years ago Bashar al-Heraki helped organise one of the first anti-government protests in Syria’s southern city of Deraa, where the country’s uprising began. It followed the arrest of a group of school children for painting revolutionary slogans on

Pakistan, US on same page? At least for now

BY IMTIAZ GUL As of March 2013, Pakistani and the American establishments are talking again. Afghanistan and Pakistan’s dealings with Iran (gas pipeline inaugurated on March 11) constitute the core of this dialogue that began unfolding soon after two high-profile visits from Washington i.e. the former Af-Pak pointman Marc Grossman, and an American three-star general, both went back from Islamabad, exuding the confidence that all key stakeholders were now on the same page as far as the reconciliation process was concerned.