Philip Reeves

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One Month After School Attack, Pakistan Remembers Victims

Friday, January 16, 2015

It has been a month since an attack in a school in Peshawar killed at least 150 people, mostly school children. On Friday, the country remembered the victims with vigils and demonstrations.


In Pakistan, Political Oratory Is Flourishing

Friday, November 28, 2014

Great political speech-making is dying out, thanks to the sound bite and the Tweet. But oratory's essential for anyone vying for votes in Pakistan.


In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In a remote village, poor children are on the front line of an education battle. The village's only educated person aims to teach them — and shame teachers who are paid but don't show up for work.


Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.


Diplomacy Through Cricket? It's All In How You Spin It

Monday, November 17, 2014

Many attempts have been made by India and Pakistan to ease regional tensions through cricket. But the sport's reputation as the "Gentlemen's Game" is a lie: deceit, betrayal and bare-faced criminality abound.


Christian Couple Killed By Mob In Latest Pakistan 'Blasphemy' Case

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

In multiple instances, people accused of blasphemy against Islam have been killed or faced serious legal punishment despite evidence that is flimsy or nonexistent.


Dozens Killed In Blast Along India-Pakistan Border

Monday, November 03, 2014

A suicide bomber killed more than 50 people on Pakistan's side of the Wagah border crossing with India. The bomber apparently targeted spectators returning from a famous flag lowering ceremony.


A Taliban Hostage's Story: Educating Children Who Have No Teachers

Saturday, November 01, 2014

During his four years as a prisoner, professor Ajmal Khan came across boys in remote Waziristan who were hungry to learn. He taught them math and science, but his captivity became a lesson, too.


In Pakistan, Islamic State Draws In Taliban Commanders

Monday, October 27, 2014

Few scenarios worry the U.S. and its allies more than the prospect of the rise of the Islamic State on the war-battered landscape of northwest Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan. In Pakistan, six top Taliban commanders have pledged allegiance to ISIS.


The Crime That Has Shocked Pakistan

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Abdul Sattar Edhi and his foundation are synonymous with humanitarian work in Pakistan. But that didn't keep the foundation from being robbed of more than $1 million, provoking widespread outrage.


Turkey's Call For Buffer Along Border Could Drag U.S. Into Syria

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As a condition for further assistance in fighting the Islamic State, Turkey has requested the creation of a buffer zone just south of its border with Syria. Some U.S. officials are also calling for this, along with a no-fly zone.


In Pakistan, Pigeon Racing Is More Than A Hobby

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In Lahore, Pakistan, breeding and racing pigeons is an integral part of everyday life.


Pakistani Teen Shares Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 10, 2014

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls, will share the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against the exploitation of children.


Activists Worry Pakistan's Blasphemy Law Is Being Abused

Thursday, September 11, 2014

More than a dozen people are on death row and many more are on trial under Pakistan's blasphemy law. Rights groups say the law is increasingly being used to persecute minorities and to settle scores.


In Pakistan, Protesters Block Islamabad's City Center

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Traffic is stopped at the nerve center of the country's federal government. It's part of a standoff between the government and two opposition politicians who accuse the government of corruption.


Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The sad spectacle of Gaza's bombed-out airport doesn't deter Palestinians from hoping to someday have another airport of their own.


Israel, Hamas Agree To Long-Term Cease-Fire

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

An indefinite truce, brokered by Egypt, has gone into affect between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. More than 2,000 Palestinians and 69 Israelis have died in the seven weeks of fighting.


Decimated Tower Remains As Monument To Gaza War

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The 17-story shard of an apartment building, which was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike, looms over a Gaza City neighborhood. The tower is a symbol of the ongoing, dangerous uncertainties of life late in the second month of the war between Israel and Hamas.


Israeli Airstrikes Target Gaza Apartment Building

Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekend airstrikes severely damaged several buildings in Gaza. On Sunday, an apartment tower in Gaza City was brought down. Israeli officials say Hamas had an operations room in the building.


Israel Unrolls New Series Of Strikes Against Hamas Leadership

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An Israeli airstrike killed three Hamas military commanders, who were buried shortly later amid threats that the militant group would respond.