Life moves fast. News moves faster. Nepal’s parliament elected Baburam Bhattarai its new Prime Minister on August 28. Bhattarai is a prominent member of the country’s Maoist party; despite Bhattarai’s verbal commitment to a “national unity government,” Nepali Congress and Unified Marxist Leninist party members do not trust him or his party.
Life moves fast. News moves faster. John McCain visited Srinagar, Kashmir, Tuesday as part of a trip where he also met leaders in Pakistan and India. While the US senator met with top Kashmiri officials, he did not speak with any separatists, who say McCain’s visit will not affect the Kashmir issue anyway. Following reports that Pakistan allowed China to view the remains of the Black Hawk helicopter than went down during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the latter nation denies having seen the machinery. Pakistan’s ISI also denied the reports, while a military spokesman said the accusations are part of a smear campaign against the country.