Benazir Bhutto, the leader of the Pakistan People's Party, was assassinated today. The country had been moving towards a more democratic system, with Musharraf stepping down as military leader and promising to hold elections. This is unfortunate news.
The New York Times has the story.
Der Spiegel chronicles Pakistan's chaotic year.
The LA Timesassesses the effect this will have on U.S. presidential politics.
Reuters speculates about possible futures for Pakistan.