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Philip Reeves

Philip Reeves appears in the following:

Amid Calls To End 'Honor Killings' In Pakistan, More Women Murdered

Monday, August 01, 2016

The government says new laws could be passed within weeks. Will they work? The celebrity murdered by her brother last month was from a traditional farming community where there's deep skepticism.

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In Pakistan's Heartland, A 'Perfect Storm Of Obstacles' To Protecting Women

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A high-profile honor killing has led to calls for stronger laws. But a gang-rape victim who's spent 14 years fighting for justice says laws are undercut by ages-old feudal traditions against women.

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After His Assassination, A Pakistani Artist's Family Keeps His Song Alive

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The famed qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was shot down last month in Karachi, Pakistan, apparently by the Taliban. The vocalist's family is pledging to keep his home a refuge of, and for, music.

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Slain Pakistani Social Media Star Remembered As Daring Feminist Rebel

Monday, July 18, 2016

A group of women held a vigil in Islamabad Monday to protest the murder of Qandeel Baloch by her brother in a so-called "honor killing." Baloch was famous for her social media postings.

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Pakistan Mourns Legendary Humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi

Monday, July 11, 2016

Thousands attended a state funeral on Saturday for Edhi, who created a huge network of social services to help those whom the government failed, including orphans, abused women, the old and destitute.

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'He Had A Great Eye For A Story'

Monday, June 06, 2016

NPR's Philip Reeves remembers Zabihullah Tamanna, a brave Afghan journalist who brought compassion to his work. Tamanna was killed along with NPR photojournalist David Gilkey in Afghanistan on Sunday.

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Why Afghanistan Is Once Again On The Brink

Thursday, May 05, 2016

With a shaky government at the helm, Afghanistan confronts a tanking economy, a widening war with the Taliban, rampant corruption and the departure of thousands seeking a better life abroad.

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Pakistan's Army Chief Gains Power Under Democratic Rule

Friday, April 29, 2016

Pakistan has a democratically elected government, but the power of the army is growing and so is that of the man who runs it.

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In A Remote Fishing Town, Young Pakistanis Question Plan To Build Trade Route

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A teenage girl in a burqa steps out and takes the microphone. She launches into a tirade about the lack of girl's education in her home town of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea. In Pakistan, it's unusual for a young girl speak out. It's very rare for her to do so in front of Pakistan's most powerful man, the chief of the armed forces. The general came to Gwadar to listen to people debate a multi-billion plan to make the port a centerpiece of a new "silk road" trading route to China.

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For Afghan Victims, U.S. Bombing Is Followed By Anger, Confusion

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

President Obama apologized for the attack on a hospital. But six months after the bombing, victims say they're facing a complicated bureaucratic process over compensation.

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At Least 28 People Killed In Kabul Attack

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

At least 28 people were killed and more than 320 injured in a suicide car bombing and an assault by armed militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on a key government security agency.

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Taliban Claims Responsibility For Explosion In Afghan Capital Kabul

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A week ago, the Taliban announced they were launching their annual spring offensive in Afghanistan. Tuesday morning, a suicide bomber was followed by gunmen who staged an attack in Kabul.

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Pakistan Fights To Free 24 Cops After Anti-Gang Operation Goes Wrong

Thursday, April 14, 2016

A crew that thrives on kidnapping and ransom was far more deeply entrenched on an island in the Indus River than expected. Authorities are even considering airstrikes to dislodge the criminals.

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Survivors Of Afghan Hospital Bombing Dissatisfied With Compensation Plan

Monday, April 11, 2016

It's been six months since 42 people were killed when U.S. forces bombed a hospital in northern Afghanistan. The injured and families of the dead are to receive condolence money of up to $6,000.

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Prominent Young Afghans Press For Change Through Intellectual Soldiering

Thursday, April 07, 2016

The worsening situation with Afghanistan's national unity government triggered a mass exodus of young Afghans. Yet some are staying, hoping to save their nation by pressing for change from within.

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Pakistan's Religious Right Mobilizes Anew to Defend Blasphemy Laws

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Tens of thousands of religious protesters descended on Islamabad and demanded the government keep strict blasphemy laws in place. They left only after they said the government provided assurances.

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Pakistani Government Shuts Off Mobile Phone Network Amid Massive Protest

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

When the Pakistani government is worried, they turn off phones in the capital city. The phones are blacked out because of the sudden arrival of 2,000 religious extremists protesting the hanging of a murderer.

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Grief And Fury Roil Lahore, Pakistan, One Day After Deadly Blast

Monday, March 28, 2016

In the wake of the suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistanis are struggling to come to terms with the violence. The blast in a park killed more than 70 people and wounded more than 300 others.

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Group Claims Responsibility For Pakistan Attack; Targeted Christians

Monday, March 28, 2016

In Lahore, at least 70 people were killed by a suicide bomber on Sunday. A faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility. It says its target was Christians, but Muslims were also killed.

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Lahore Bombing Update

Sunday, March 27, 2016

A blast believed to have been detonated by a suicide bomber ripped through a park in Lahore, Pakistan, near the children's swings, killing at least 65 people who were enjoying a Sunday off.

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