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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Cameron, Rwanda, Cambodia and the marshlands of Louisiana

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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The Leonard Lopate Show

U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Much of the reporting around the “Afghan War Logs” that were released earlier this week by the Website Wikileaks has highlighted accusations of double dealing by Pakistan’s intelligence service, the ISI. Blake Hounshell, managing editor at Foreign Policy and contributor to the magazine’s Passport blog talks about the accusations and what the "Afghan War Logs" publication means for U.S.-Pakistani relations.

 

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WQXR News

Pakistan Plane Crash Kills All 152 Passengers

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A passenger jet plane crashed in Pakistan on Wednesday, killing all 152 people on board.

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Top Officials Respond to WikiLeaks Posting

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

WikiLeaks.org released some 91,000 classified documents about the war in Afghanistan on Sunday.

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The Takeaway

'Three Cups of Tea' Author Urges Education in Afghanistan, Not War

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Since 1993, Greg Mortenson has dedicated his life to building schools, mostly for girls, in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Author of The New York Times best-seller, "Three Cups of Tea," Greg Mortenson, approaches diplomacy in Afghanistan through education and working with village elders. And even as a strong advocate against the war there, he and his book have been warmly embraced by top ranking members of the U.S. command in Afghanistan, who have turned to Mortenson for advice on how to approach locals there.

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The Takeaway

WikiLeaks Founder Defends Document Release

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

92,000 cryptic reports that offer an hour-by-hour, and sometimes a minute-by-minute, look at the U.S. Army’s actions in Afghanistan were leaked this Sunday by WikiLeaks, a European news organization devoted to uncovering secrets of all kinds. The documents were shared with The Guardian, The New York Times, and Der Spiegel weeks ago, and made public in those papers, and on the Internet, on Sunday.

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The Washington Report

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, July 26, 2010

David Sanger, of The NYT, on how 91,000 top secret military documents were leaked.

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WikiLeaks Documents Show How Pakistan Aids the Taliban

Monday, July 26, 2010

Secret military documents released by WikiLeaks, and published in The New York Times yesterday, show that Pakistan's intelligence service has been aiding the Taliban in Afghanistan. These documents solidify what many Americans fighting the war, and those homeside have suspected and feared for some time. Peter Galbraith, former United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, looks more closely at the documents.

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The Takeaway

Leaked Memos Paint New Picture of War in Afghanistan

Monday, July 26, 2010

For geographic, political and strategic reasons, Pakistan has been a key player in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. However, new military documents leaked by Wikileaks.org and published by The New York Times have raised the question: just whose side is Pakistan's intelligence agency on?

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WQXR News

Suicide Blasts Kill 62 in Northwest Pakistan

Friday, July 09, 2010

Two suicide bombings killed 62 people in the Mohmand tribal region which lies in Pakistan near the Afghan border on Friday. The attack also wounded more than 100 people, making it one of the deadliest in Pakistan in 2010.

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Suicide Bomb Attacks Kill 42 in Pakistan

Friday, July 02, 2010

Forty-two people were killed and dozens more wounded when suicide bombers attacked a Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Five Americans Convicted on Terror Charges in Pakistan

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Five men from the Washington, D.C. area have been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Al-Qaeda's No. 3 Leader Believed Dead

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Mustafa al-Yazid, Al-Qaeda's number three leader after Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri, has been killed.

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The Takeaway

Mosque Attack Leaves 70 Dead in Lahore

Friday, May 28, 2010

An attack in Lahore, Pakistan has left more than 70 dead after gunmen opened fire on two mosques during prayers. The attacks targeted the Ahmedi community, a minority sect that suffers harsh discrimination in Pakistan. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool details the story.

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WQXR News

Attacks in Lahore Kill Dozens

Friday, May 28, 2010

At least 80 people have been killed and dozens more wounded, following orchestrated attacks in Pakistan today.

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Authorites Arrest 7 for Kabul Bombing

Monday, May 24, 2010

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Seven Afghans have been arrested in connection with last Tuesday's suicide bombing that killed 18 people, six of them NATO soldiers.

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The Takeaway

Pakistan Bans Facebook, YouTube for Blasphemy

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pakistan has temporarily blocked access to Facebook and YouTube due to "blasphemy."

Here's the context: It started with South Park. The intentionally incendiary cartoon comedy came under criticism for making an image depicting Mohammed (an act offensive to many Muslims). Comedy Central ran the episode in question, but heavily censored it; among the protests from Muslims was one from a group named "Revolution Muslim." The group posted a lengthy response to the episode, including language bordering on death threats. So another cartoonist came to the defense of free speech, and made a joking proposition that there should be an "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Kashmir

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel, directors of "Project Kashmir," explore the conflict in one of the most beautiful and dangerous places on earth. They’re joined by Aarti Tikoo Singh, a journalist who worked in Jammu and Kashmir for seven years with The Times of India whose family was forced to leave Kashmir in the 1990s.

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US Still Relies on Spies and Contractors in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Monday, May 17, 2010

The New York Times national security correspondent Mark Mazzetti explains that, despite thorny issues of legality, the U.S. is still dependent on a network of spies and independent contractors to accomplish its foreign policy goals in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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With Raids in Mass., Arrest in Pakistan, Times Square Bomber Case Expands in Reach

Friday, May 14, 2010

The case of the failed Times Square bombing and its accused perpetrator, Faisal Shahzad, is rapidly expanding in reach. Late Thursday the Pakistan government said it had arrested a man who claims to have acted as an accomplice to Shahzad. And here at home, federal agents raided homes in suburban Massachusetts and Long Island, New York. The details of the Massachusetts and New York raids are still developing.

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