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Two police officials arrested in Bhutto assassinationupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 06:29:00

Pakistan arrested two senior police officials Wednesday in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

U.N. report: Benazir Bhutto's assassination was preventableupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 03:56:00

Pakistan's military-led former government failed to protect former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto before her 2007 assassination, and intelligence agencies hindered the subsequent investigation, a U.N. commission concluded in a report released Thursday.

U.N. delays Bhutto report releaseupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 21:50:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed to delay until April 15 the release of a report on the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, according to a statement from Ban's spokesperson.

U.N. to investigate Bhutto's assassinationupdated: Sat Jun 20 2009 02:55:00

An independent commission will start investigating the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in July, the United Nations has announced.

U.N. chief: Special commission to investigate Bhutto killingupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 06:22:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to create a special commission to investigate the killing of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, a United Nations spokeswoman said Wednesday.

U.N. to launch Bhutto death investigationupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 22:08:00

The United Nations is working to establish a commission to investigate the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, whose death came one year ago Sunday.

Bhutto widower Zardari elected Pakistan's new presidentupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 00:36:00

Nearly a year after assassins killed Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, her widower won the country's presidential election and hailed his triumph as a victory for democracy.

Time.com: Pakistan's Accidental Prime Ministerupdated: Sun Jul 27 2008 14:00:00

Gilani is the first civilian head of the Pakistani government to visit Washington. Too bad he doesn't really run the country

Bhutto party reacts to reportupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 03:07:00

Sherry Rehman of Pakistan People's Party reacts to findings of how Benazir Bhutto died.

U.N. moves toward Bhutto death inquiryupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 03:07:00

The United Nations moved closer to appointing a commission to investigate the death of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto after a meeting between Pakistan's foreign minister and the world body's secretary-general.

U.N. probe sought into Bhutto slayingupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 03:24:00

Pakistan's National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution Monday calling for a United Nations probe into the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Pakistan opposition see gainsupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 23:08:00

One day after a pivotal vote that will determine Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's political viability, early returns on Tuesday showed gains for the opposition parties of former Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and the slain Benazir Bhutto.

Investigator details Taliban chief's alleged role in Bhutto's deathupdated: Sun Feb 17 2008 15:27:00

Pakistani Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud paid out more than $7,000, including money to purchase suicide jackets, for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the chief Pakistani investigator said Sunday.

Time.com: Bhutto's Incomplete Legacyupdated: Sun Feb 17 2008 14:00:00

As Pakistan heads for the polls, a posthumously published memoir by the ex-Prime minister challenges Islamic extremism

Bhutto's death clouds Pakistan campaignupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:21:00

Assassinated Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto's party will restart its campaign this week to unseat President Pervez Musharraf's ruling party from parliament following the end of its self-imposed mourning period.

Two admit arming Bhutto suicide bomberupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:16:00

Two suspects arrested last week confessed to a Pakistani judge Wednesday that they helped arm the suicide bomber blamed for assassinating Benazir Bhutto, an Interior Ministry spokesman told CNN.

Musharraf: Bhutto to blame for her assassinationupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:04:00

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination was her own fault, the country's president, Pervez Musharraf, said in an interview on U.S. television.

New questions on Bhutto deathupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:03:00

New questions arise about the cause of death of Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto. CNN's Zain Verjee reports.

Pakistan election delayedupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:03:00

CNN's Zain Verjee reports on reaction of Pakistanis to the postponement of elections until February 18.

Scotland Yard to help probe Bhutto assassinationupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:03:00

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Wednesday that British investigators are heading to Pakistan to help clear up the confusion surrounding Thursday's assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

Bhutto file claims vote fraudupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:02:00

CNN's Zain Verjee in Pakistan has a report from Benazir Bhutto's party saying Pakistan officials plan to rig elections.

Pakistan government delays electionsupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:02:00

Pakistan's parliamentary elections have been postponed until Februrary 18 because of the unrest following the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Pakistan elections postponed, sources sayupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:01:00

The Election Commission of Pakistan will delay parliamentary elections for at least a month, sources in the commission told CNN Tuesday.

Was Bhutto shot?updated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:00:00

A new video has emerged that appears to show Benazir Bhutto was shot. CNN's Ali Velshi reports

Decision on Pakistan election delayed; new video emerges updated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:00:00

Pakistan's Central Election Commission said Monday that a decision is expected Tuesday on whether to hold parliamentary elections as scheduled on January 8.

Time.com: Landowner Power in Pakistan Election updated: Wed Feb 13 2008 12:25:00

Perhaps 20% of the results will come from rural areas ruled feudal-style. Is this any way to run a democracy?

Scotland Yard: Bomb blast killed Bhuttoupdated: Sat Feb 09 2008 06:32:00

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto died when the force of a bomb blast slammed her head into an escape hatch on her SUV, Scotland Yard said in a report released Friday.

2 more held over Bhutto assassinationupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 13:55:00

Pakistani police have arrested two suspects over the assassination of former prime minister and leading opposition figure Benazir Bhutto.

Scotland Yard report into assassination of Benazir Bhutto releasedupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 04:33:00

IP-455 Press Release 8 February 2008 The findings of a Scotland Yard inquiry into how Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto died after being attacked during a political rally in Rawalpindi were presented to the Government of Pakistan today.

Bhutto's niece wants end to 'dynastic' politics updated: Tue Jan 22 2008 17:34:00

Some of the toughest criticism of Pakistan's pro-democracy movement comes from an unlikely source: the 25-year-old niece of Benazir Bhutto, who says Pakistani party politics do nothing but support military rule. It's an environment, she said, her late aunt is partly responsible for.

Benazir Bhutto's niece speaksupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 17:34:00

Fatima Bhutto, the niece of Benazir Bhutto, tells CNN she's not interested in 'being a symbol.'

Bhutto conspiracy theoriesupdated: Sat Jan 19 2008 20:54:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen explores the conspiracy theories that surround the death of Benazir Bhutto.

Time.com: Teen Arrested in Bhutto Plotupdated: Sat Jan 19 2008 15:00:00

A 15-year-old detained near the Afghan border has confessed to joining a team of assassins sent to kill Benazir Bhutto, officials said Saturday

Time.com: Fears Deepen after Pakistan Bombingupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 08:00:00

A deadly suicide bombing in Lahore breaks a two-week lull in the troubled nation and could be a harbinger of more to come

Commentary: Bhutto dynasty survivesupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 17:03:00

In 1979, two years after seizing power from Pakistan's first elected leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, military dictator General Ziaul Haq executed him after a show trial. That did not end the elder Bhutto's influence.

Time.com: Was Bhutto to Blame for Her Death?updated: Sat Jan 05 2008 12:40:00

As Pakistan's Musharraf reluctantly allows Scotland Yard to join the investigation, he suggests that his slain political rival ignored the threats to her safety

UK police begin Bhutto death probeupdated: Sat Jan 05 2008 10:21:00

Detectives from Britain's Scotland Yard Saturday examined the scene where former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Dec. 27.

Bhutto e-mail mentioned deathupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 14:32:00

Friend Mark Siegel and Pakistan's U.S. ambassador discuss issues raised in e-mail Bhutto sent to Siegel before she died.

Bhutto said she'd blame Musharraf if killedupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 14:32:00

Two months before her death, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto sent an e-mail to her U.S. adviser and longtime friend, saying that if she were killed, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf would bear some of the blame.

Time.com: Pakistan Reschedules Elections updated: Wed Jan 02 2008 07:00:00

Pakistan postpones its vote amid broad violence following Bhutto's assassination. But the delay may heighten tensions

New video appears to show Bhutto being shotupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 11:35:00

Dramatic new videotape of the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto emerged Sunday, showing her slumping just after gunshots ring out.

State Department denies it ignored danger to Bhuttoupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 18:37:00

The State Department denies it ignored security dangers surrounding former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto when she returned to Pakistan.

Three shots, then blastupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 18:37:00

New video shows former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto with her head out of a sunroof, then three shots and a blast.

Time.com: Missing Evidence from Bhutto's Murderupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 14:30:00

The scene was hosed down before investigators could gather material. Was it government complicity or incompetence?

Bhutto death reactionupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 09:45:00

Faisal Bhutto, a relative of Benazir Bhutto, recalls his childhood when she was a hero, and shares thoughts on her death.

I-Reporters around the world remember Benazir Bhuttoupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 09:45:00

To some, she was a lifelong role model. Others call Pakistan's former prime minister and the first female prime minister of any Muslim nation a source of inspiration to women everywhere. One I-Reporter acknowledges, "I never was a political supporter of Benazir Bhutto but now after her death I feel that her loss is a loss for Pakistan, not just her political supporters."

Commentary: Bhutto was essence of Pakistanupdated: Sun Dec 30 2007 18:34:00

A gift given to me years ago from Benazir Bhutto, an elegantly decorated wood jewelry box slathered in lacquer, still adorns a sideboard in our home. Bhutto had wanted everyone in the room of visitors to remember her for her best. This was in 1993, not long after her second election as prime minister of Pakistan.

Commentary: Bhutto failed to modernize Pakistanupdated: Sun Dec 30 2007 04:52:00

In the days after Benazir Bhutto's assassination, it will be tempting to reach two hasty conclusions: that she was Pakistan's last great hope and that her geo-politically crucial country has revealed itself to be inherently hopeless.

How did Pakistan's Bhutto die?updated: Sun Dec 30 2007 02:49:00

Conflicting reports about what caused the death of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto are fueling questions about the circumstances of her assassination.

Bhutto's last momentsupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 21:45:00

CNN's Matthew Chance retraces former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's final moments.

Bhutto exhumation OK, Pakistan official saysupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 21:45:00

The Pakistani government has no problem with officials from Benazir Bhutto's political party exhuming the slain opposition leader's body if they see a need to do so, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Saturday.

Violence puts Pakistan's elections at riskupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 21:13:00

Violence following the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto could threaten Pakistan's January 8 parliamentary elections.

New image of Bhutto gunmanupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 21:13:00

A new image has been released of a man in sunglasses pointing a gun toward Benazir Bhutto.

Bhutto aide suggests cover-upupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 10:11:00

A top aide who helped bathe Benazir Bhutto's body after her death said it was clear that the former Pakistani prime minister suffered bullet wounds to her head, contrary to a government report that she died because she hit her head on a sunroof lever.

Timeline shows conflicting reports on cause of Bhutto's deathupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 01:09:00

There have been conflicting accounts of how former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto died Thursday. Here is a timeline of the accounts reported by CNN.

Time.com: Bhutto's Jihadist Enemiesupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 18:00:00

Pakistan has accused a radical group and a Taliban leader. Did they act alone, with al-Qaeda or with the government?

CNNMoney: Bond prices jump on real estate weaknessupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 15:38:00

Bond prices jumped the most in two weeks after a report showed new home sales tumbling.

Pakistan unrest kills more than 20updated: Fri Dec 28 2007 13:13:00

More than 20 people were killed when supporters of slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto took to the streets of Pakistan in a furious display of grief and outrage.

Mourners say goodbye to Bhuttoupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 13:13:00

Thousands of mourners crowd the family mausoleum where former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was buried.

Huge crowds line processionupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 11:02:00

The funeral procession has begun for Benazir Bhutto in Garhi-Khuda Baksh. CNN's John Vause reports.

Bhutto was killed by bomb shrapnelupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 11:02:00

Pakistan's assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was laid to rest in a chaotic funeral at her ancestral home Friday as officials revealed she was killed by shrapnel not gunshots and blamed al Qaeda militants.

Time.com: Al-Qaeda's New Terror Tactic?updated: Fri Dec 28 2007 11:00:00

The jihadists usually focus on massive civilian attacks. But Bhutto's killing may be a sign of a diversifying playbook

Benazir Bhutto assassinatedupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 03:30:00

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday after addressing a large gathering of her supporters.

Time.com: Pakistan After Bhutto updated: Fri Dec 28 2007 03:00:00

With a Jan. 8 election now clouded with uncertainty, Benazir Bhutto's assassination threatens to fracture the country

Bhutto assassinated at rallyupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 00:12:00

CNN's Arwa Damon reports on former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's murder at a political rally.

Bhutto supporters protestupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 00:09:00

Supporters of former Pakistan Prime Minister Bhutto set fires and chant against Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

World reaction: Tributes pour inupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 23:55:00

World leaders reacted with sadness, shock and condemnation Thursday to the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, some expressing concern about the nation's democratic process:

World leaders condemn killingupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 23:55:00

Bhutto's death stirs international outrage as world leaders fear instability in Pakistan. CNN's Robin Oakley reports.

Bush condemns Bhutto attackupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 18:07:00

President Bush says those responsible for the death of Benazir Bhutto must be brought to justice.

Bhutto photographer: 'Gunshots rang out and she went down'updated: Thu Dec 27 2007 17:57:00

The photographer who took images of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto moments before her assassination Thursday told CNN he was "surprised" to see her rise through the sunroof of her vehicle to wave to supporters after delivering her speech.

Last images of Bhuttoupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 17:57:00

CNN's Nicole Lapin talks with photographer John Moore, who shot some of the last images of Bhutto and heard shots fired.

Time.com: Bhutto's Warm Smileupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 16:00:00

Walter Isaacson recalls the slain Pakistani leader, his classmate at both Harvard and Oxford

Time.com: Enough with Democracy!updated: Thu Dec 27 2007 16:00:00

Commentary: Bhutto's death should end the U.S. policy of forcing democracy on the Muslim world

Time.com: Where Bhutto's Death Leaves the U.S.updated: Thu Dec 27 2007 15:35:00

As Washington tries to figure out how to deal with Pakistan going forward, it also faces charges that it didn't do enough to support and protect the slain leader

Bhutto had many enemiesupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 15:16:00

CNN's Peter Bergen says any number of groups and factions could have orchestrated the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

Suspicion falls on Islamic extremists in Bhutto's deathupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 15:16:00

Suspicion swirled around Islamic extremists Thursday as news spread that former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had been assassinated.

Fortune: A fresh blow for Pakistanupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 14:39:00

The most pressing priority for nuclear-armed Pakistan -- and the world -- now that the Bhutto dynasty has been terminated is to avoid having this difficult country descend into civil war.

Bhutto's death heightens democracy concernsupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 14:26:00

World leaders reacted with shock and condemnation Thursday to the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, some expressing concern about the nation's democratic process.

Crowd mobs Bhutto's casketupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 14:26:00

A casket containing slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's body is borne through a crowd outside a hospital.

Bhutto a political giantupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 12:44:00

CNN's Hugh Riminton looks at the tumultuous political career of ex-Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Bhutto took on risks in lifeupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 12:44:00

Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated Thursday in Rawalpindi, was the first female prime minister of Pakistan and of any Islamic nation. She led Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996.

CNNMoney: Stocks stumble on Pakistani strifeupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 11:18:00

Stocks slumped Thursday as investors mulled geopolitical concerns and reports on oil inventories, consumer confidence and factory orders.

Bhutto: 'A big setback'updated: Thu Dec 27 2007 11:13:00

Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto speaks to CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva about the recent declaration of martial law.

CNNMoney: Stocks lower on Pakistani violenceupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 09:53:00

Stocks opened lower Thursday after former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Time.com: Making a Martyr of Bhutto updated: Thu Dec 27 2007 09:00:00

The assassination of the charismatic politician plunges Pakistan into uncertainty, and possibly more instability

Time.com: Benazir Bhutto Killedupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 07:00:00

Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday from bullet wounds at a campaign rally

Time.com: Bhutto Calls It Off with Musharrafupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 06:00:00

The gloves come off as Benazir Bhutto, the leader of Pakistan's opposition, refuses to make a deal with its president. Can she win over the rest of the country?

Bhutto put under house arrest ahead of protest marchupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 09:39:00

Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, in an interview with Sky News on Tuesday, called on President Pervez Musharraf to step down as president.

Bhutto blocked from visiting chief justiceupdated: Sun Nov 11 2007 03:57:00

Pakistani security forces blocked former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto from visiting the ousted chief justice of the Pakistan Supreme Court, Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, on Saturday.

Bhutto vows mass rallyupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 22:47:00

Pakistani security forces clashed Wednesday with supporters of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who vowed to go forward with a mass rally planned for Friday despite an emergency decree barring such gatherings.

Pakistan's emergencyupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 22:47:00

ITN's Lindsay Hilsum reports on the crisis in Pakistan, and where the loyalties of the Pakistani people lie.

Time.com: Bhutto to Musharraf: We Can Still Dealupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 12:00:00

In a TIME interview, the opposition leader criticizes martial law but is still open to negotiating with Pakistan's military leader

Bhutto: Pakistan is returning to a dictatorshipupdated: Sat Nov 03 2007 20:17:00

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto described a "wave of disappointment" Saturday and called President Pervez Musharraf a "military dictator" after he declared a state of emergency in Pakistan and suspended its constitution.

Bhutto goes public in Pakistanupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 10:15:00

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto visited her ancestral village Saturday. CNN's Chandrika Narayan reports.

Bhutto leaves Pakistan for Dubaiupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 10:15:00

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has flown out of Pakistan for the Gulf city of Dubai, two weeks after returning from an eight-year exile.

Suicide blast kills 24 in Pakistanupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 09:49:00

A suicide attacker targeted a police truck Thursday, killing 24 people -- most of them police -- in the Taliban-dominated area of North West Frontier province, police sources said.

Blast scene 'not preserved'updated: Sat Oct 20 2007 11:25:00

CNN's Dan Rivers describes the slow pace at which Bhutto's convoy was moving through the city prior to the blast.

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