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Philip Reeves

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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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Feeling Unwanted In Germany, Some Afghan Migrants Head Home

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Some 150,000 Afghan migrants arrived in Germany last year. But the Germans estimate more than half won't qualify for asylum. A small number have turned around and headed home.

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Teasing A Girl At A Pakistani Park Could Get You Whacked With A Stick

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Mohammed Sayed is not one of those people who particularly relish the prospect of hitting young men on the butt with a big stick.

But he is certainly prepared to do so to defend the girls and women who frequent the neatly groomed, palm-dotted municipal park in the Pakistani city ...

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What It's Like To Be Young And Male In Pakistan

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Young people's attitude toward sex and relationships is profoundly unhealthy, a study shows. Attention has been paid to women's issues but less so about how young men learn to interact with women.

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Stand-Up Bridges Decades-Long Boundaries — By Crossing The Line

Saturday, February 20, 2016

In Pakistan, there aren't a whole lot of stand-up comics.

"When it comes to satire, I think as a culture, we kind of struggle with it," says Pakistani stand-up pioneer Saad Haroon.

His humor shines a light into some delicate areas.

"I wrote this song called 'Burqa Woman,' which is ...

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Once Pakistan's Pride, Its Embattled National Airline Fights To Survive

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Decades ago, Pakistan International Airlines was a trendy airline whose flight attendants wore Pierre Cardin uniforms. These days the national carrier is $3 billion in debt and fighting privatization.

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Gunmen Attack University In Northwest Pakistan

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gunmen stormed a university campus, killing more than a dozen people. The attack triggered a gunbattle with police and army troops. The four attackers reportedly died in the attack.

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On The Sleepy Streets Of Islamabad, A Late-Night Need For Speed

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Islamabad can seem a dull place, full of retired civil servants sipping tea in villas, and with a night scene that's about as lively as lawn bowls. But you can at least get a good sleep.

While other Asian cities gossip, munch and rattle through the night, a hush descends ...

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