Philip Reeves appears in the following:
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Militants are attacking a security training facility near the Karachi airport. The incident comes less than two days after a deadly attack on the Karachi airport itself.
Monday, June 09, 2014
Gunmen attacked Pakistan's international airport in Karachi Sunday night. At least 23 people are dead, including airport guards and the 10 militants said to be behind the attack.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Pakistan's biggest media house and the country's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, have been embroiled in conflict recently. Geo TV alleged that ISI tried to kill the network's anchor, who was shot and badly injured in April. Now, government regulators have intervened, banning Geo for two weeks.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Altaf Hussain has been running his powerful Pakistani political movement from self-imposed exile for 22 years. After he was arrested in London on Tuesday, Karachi came to a grinding halt.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Pakistan is reeling from the latest so-called "honor killing." Just feet from a courthouse, a pregnant woman was beaten to death with rocks and shot for marrying a man against her family's wishes.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Pakistan's No. 1 TV anchor Hamid Mir is recovering from six bullet wounds. He was shot by motorcycle gunmen while he was being driven through Karachi. Mir immediately blamed Pakistan's spy agency,
Monday, May 26, 2014
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was among the guests at Narenda Modi's inauguration. It's the first time the leader of one of the archrivals has attended the swearing-in of the other.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Most Pakistanis follow a form of Islam that's entwined with South Asia's mystical Sufi tradition. They are known as Barelvis, and they are under attack from hardline Deobandis Muslims.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Once upon a time, Lahore was home to a booming film industry and studio musicians to match. Now, the sounds of Lollywood have made a comeback, thanks to a jazz fan — who's also a philanthropist.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most famous journalists, was shot and wounded by gunmen as he was driving down a busy street in Karachi. It's the second such attack this month on a journalist.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.
Friday, April 11, 2014
To Pakistan, the Afghan elections and the withdrawal of most U.S. troops seems reminiscent of the Soviet departure decades ago — leaving Afghanistan in Pakistan's lap, for better or worse.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
In Pakistan, it's too dangerous to print your opinion. So it may be surprising that 2 Pakistani musicians are Internet celebrities after releasing songs lambasting the nation's mullahs and military.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Pakistani lawmakers may have overreached when they approved a measure that makes it a crime, punishable by jail time, to spray graffiti in the chaotic and often lawless city Karachi.
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Karachi is Pakistan's economic hub, its major port and its largest city. It's also the country's most violent and crime-ridden city. But it's not all blood and thunder. Witness the musical Grease, now playing to packed houses in Karachi.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
At the Old Bailey Courthouse in London Wednesday, the prosecution laid out the case against former journalists of the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday was day one of The News of the World phone hacking scandal trial in London. Among others, two former editors of the now-defunct tabloid — Andy Coulson and Rebecca Brooks — have been charged with a raft of offences, including some that carry a prison sentence.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Widening revelations about NSA spying now include allegations that the U.S. is collecting data on millions of citizens in countries such as Spain and France and has spied on the leaders of some 35 allies. The scandal is drawing attention to an intelligence-sharing agreement known as Five Eyes between the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Audie Cornish speaks with ambassador John Negroponte, chairman of the board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and the former director of national intelligence under George W. Bush.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Philip Reeves about the start of the News of the World phone-hacking trial in London. Among others, two former editors of the now-defunct tabloid — Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks — have been charged with a raft of offenses, including some that carry a prison sentence.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Two centers of culture are in conflict on the banks of the Thames in London. One is the world renowned South Bank Center of the Arts, with four resident orchestras, including the London Philharmonic. It also has conservatories, the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The other cultural landmark is the Undercroft, a dark, concrete cavern, covered in graffiti, that lies beneath the Arts Center and looks out on to the Thames. It's the birthplace and temple of British skate boarding. For forty uninterrupted years it has been hallowed ground for those who regard skate boarding as an art form every bit as legitimate as anything performed in the concert halls above. But now the South Bank Arts Center is trying to force the skateboarders to a different location, so the Undercroft can be leased to restaurants. And the skate boarders are mobilizing to resist.