Philip Reeves

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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.


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 ...


Sounds Of Illegal Drag Races Interrupt Islamabad's Pre-Dawn Quiet

Monday, January 18, 2016

At night, the Pakistani capital of Islamabad is generally tranquil. There are occasions when loud noises interrupt people's slumber. Our reporter went out to investigate what woke him up.


Lahore's Food Safety Czar Declares 'War' On Unhygienic Food

Monday, December 28, 2015

In poorly regulated Lahore, Pakistan, Ayesha Mumtaz is a relentless enforcer of food-safety rules who strikes fear into local eatery owners. But some restaurateurs say she goes too far.


Afghan Activist Blames Taliban Sympathizers For The Attempt On His Life

Monday, December 14, 2015

Ahmad Saeedi was shot shortly after predicting on TV that he would likely be assassinated. He accuses his would-be killers of being part of a "fifth column" embedded in the framework of the state.


At Least 46 Dead After Taliban Attack Airport In Southern Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

At least 46 people are dead after the Taliban attacked an airport in southern Afghanistan, which coincided with a big regional conference in Pakistan.


Positive Bumper Stickers Light Up Worst Traffic City

Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Will The First Pakistani Woman To Vote In Her Village Also Be The Last?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Exercising the constitutional right to vote in Pakistan can sometimes come at a painful price. Fouzia Talib says she has become a social outcast overnight. People are abusing her with such ferocity that she has temporarily left home to seek refuge elsewhere.

This is happening because Fouzia Talib, 29, has ...


Comedians Remind Everyone That Muslims Experience Terrorism Firsthand

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Some Pakistani comedians posted a video on Facebook, denouncing the Paris attacks as the work of deranged individuals and reminding viewers that Muslims are the most numerous victims of terror.


Anxiety Grows As Conditions Worsen In Afghanistan

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

High unemployment, a weak central government and recent Taliban gains are creating a growing apprehension on the streets of the capital, Kabul.


Young Afghan Smuggler Hopes To Help Peers Find A Future In Europe

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The secret networks who smuggle migrants into Europe are considered illegal. But a 24-year-old Afghan trafficker believes he's saving young people from unemployment, conflict and poverty.


After Quake, A Struggle To Reach Remote Areas Of Afghanistan, Pakistan

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Afghan and Pakistani officials are working to reach remote villages hit by Monday's 7.5-magnitude earthquake. The quake was centered 130 miles underground, which seismologists say significantly lessened its impact.


Massive Earthquake Strikes Northeast Afghanistan Near Pakistan Border

Monday, October 26, 2015

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Afghan-Pakistan region on Monday. NPR has the latest.


Earthquake In Northern Afghanistan Rattles Region

Monday, October 26, 2015

The epicenter of the magnitude-7.5 quake was in a region straddling Pakistan and Afghanistan and was felt strongly in the Afghan capital, Kabul.


Is Russia Making Moves On Afghanistan?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Some believe Moscow's seizing on the Islamic State's rise in Afghanistan as an opportunity to expand Russian influence. A flurry of visits to Moscow by Afghan officials added to specu...


In A Remote Seaside Town, China Envisions A New 'Silk Road'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

China is investing billions to develop the Pakistani port of Gwadar and a transportation network that runs all the way to western China. It's part of the larger effort to revive the famed Silk Road.


The Shame Of Being A VIP In Pakistan

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Have you ever felt bad about something, and wanted to get it off your chest? That's how our correspondent Philip Reeves feels right now, which is why he sent this essay from Pakistan.

You won't believe me when I say this, but trust me, it's true.


U.S. Decision To Delay Troop Withdrawal Puts Some Afghans At Ease

Thursday, October 15, 2015

President Obama announced his decision to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan for longer on Thursday. NPR visited the capital, Kabul, to gauge the Afghan public's response.


Protesters Outside Karachi's Press Club Hope To Get Journalists' Attention

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Speaking out in Karachi can cost you your life. But there is a patch of sidewalk where Pakistanis feel they can safely raise their voices. (This piece first aired on May 5, 2015 on Morning Edition.)


Afghan Government Says Army Has Retaken Kunduz From The Taliban

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The Afghan government claims Thursday that its troops have retaken the northern city of Kunduz, which fell to Taliban forces two days earlier.