Pakistan Floods: Awaiting succour in Sukkur – Irish Examiner/Eureka Street/Crikey/SouthAsiaMasala

SUKKUR —  On the road in from the airport, the water shimmered under the moonlight as men, women and children sat in the dark, near the would-be lakeshore. During the day, river dolphins can usually be spotted in the nearby river. It sounds idyllic, you might think, but not so. This dusty and ramshackle town is at the front-line of one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters in living memory. Usually there is no water lapping up at the roadside, and the only people there would be those out for an evening snack after the daytime Ramadan fast.

Land of Snarls? – Eureka Street/RTÉ World Report/Sunday Business Post

http://eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=21477 http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0523/worldreport.html http://www.thepost.ie/news/world/battle-for-bangkok-reaches-an-end-but-divisions-remain-49407.html BANGKOK –  Standing this morning amid the burnt-out ruins of southeast Asia’s second biggest shopping mall...