Philip Reeves

Philip Reeves appears in the following:

Pakistan's Dilemma: Should It Assist Saudi Arabia In Yemen Operation?

Friday, April 10, 2015

For the last three days, Pakistan's parliament's been wringing its hands over whether to send troops, and possibly aircraft, to help out the Saudis in Yemen.


Will New Zealand Rebuild The Cathedral My Forefather Erected?

Sunday, April 05, 2015

NPR's Philip Reeves recently visited the earthquake-battered cathedral in New Zealand built by a 19th-century ancestor. He found his family history entwined in a fierce contemporary controversy.


From Afghanistan's Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Amid the obstructionism and violence of Afghanistan, Aziz Royesh has set up a school in Kabul that has won worldwide acclaim.


New Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

Sunday, February 22, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is in Afghanistan meeting with that country's new president, Ashraf Ghani, and discussing possible changes to the timetable for U.S. troop withdrawals.


Captivated Afghans Watch Cricket Team's World Cup Debut

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In Afghanistan, an unlikely sport has grabbed the nation's attention. Cricket only took root there a few decades ago, and only took off after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.


At His Villa, Pakistan's Musharraf Awaits Trial And Holds Court

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, faces charges of treason and murder. But in an interview with NPR, he says he has no regrets about returning to his homeland to face trial.


As Pakistan Turns Courts Over To Military, Some Fear Revival Of Army's Power

Monday, February 16, 2015

Pakistan is returning to an old and dreaded practice: the formation of secret military courts to try people accused of threatening the county's security.


The Theft Of An Infant Son: In Pakistan, A Not Uncommon Crime

Monday, February 02, 2015

Shazia Zia's newborn baby boy was taken from a maternity ward less than a day after she gave birth in Islamabad, and the family, hospital authorities and police officials disagree over who's to blame.


Pakistanis View Obama's India Visit With A Touch Of Irritation

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Obama's trip to India has prompted Pakistanis to leaf back through their visitors' book with an aggrieved eye, and reinforced their view that U.S. policy tends toward cynical pragmatism.


Pakistan Not Fans Of India's Parading While Obama Present

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pakistanis have never liked watching the Indians parade their mighty rockets on their Republic Day, but the spectacle of them doing so in the company of U.S. president is causing many furrowed brows.


After The Slaughter, A Pakistani School Seeks To Heal

Friday, January 23, 2015

In northwest Pakistan, a school has reopened after last month's Taliban attack that killed more than 130. Most of the survivors chose to come back, but the healing will take years, they say.


Pakistan Pressures Afghan Refugees To Go Home

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Following the massacre of more than 130 students in Pakistan, authorities are responding with draconian measures. Officials are focusing on Afghan refugees, even though the killers were Pakistani.


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.