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[14 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Obama Must Broaden Afghan Strategy | ]

By Mateen Kaul
The United States needs greater economic and diplomatic efforts, rather than just a better military strategy, to improve the situation in Afghanistan, according to Afghans settled in Fremont.

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[22 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Candidates’ Pakistan Policies No Different: Pakistani-Americans | ]

By Mateen Kaul
Presidential candidates Senators Barack Obama and John McCain spent significant time in the two presidential debates discussing their potential Pakistan policies, if elected to the Oval Office. But many Pakistani-Americans see these policies as largely the same.

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[19 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on In sour economy, local immigrants sending fewer remittances to relatives back home | ]

Story and photos by Tyler Sipe
The tradition of sending funds back home, called remittances, is a longstanding tradition among immigrants living abroad in the U.S. – including in Fremont.  
However, faced with a domestic and global economic downturn, foreign-born immigrants have been forced to tighten their wallets and decrease the amount of money they send back to friends and family in their native countries.