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In Pakistan, Women Find Freedom In Quarantine Through Bikes

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Like many places, Pakistan has seen a surge in bike riding during the pandemic. But the face of cyclists is changing in this conservative society as women venture onto the roads.

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Plane Carrying Around 100 People Crashes In Karachi

Friday, May 22, 2020

A plane carrying around 100 people has crashed in the Pakistani port city of Karachi. It was only a few days ago, on May 15, that domestic flights were allowed to resume in the country.

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All-Girl Robotics Team In Afghanistan Works On Low-Cost Ventilator ... With Car Parts

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Automated ventilators are expensive. Hand-operated ventilators require a lot of labor. So these teens are on a quest to create a mechanized bag-valve-mask that'll do the job.

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Unique Robotic Team In Afghanistan Creates Affordable Ventilator Prototype

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

There's a shortage of medical personnel and equipment in the war-torn country. Teenage girls are building a ventilator out of cheap car parts to help their country cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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'Unforgivable': Attack On Afghan Hospital Kills At Least 16, Including Newborns

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The assault in Kabul targets a maternity ward and shocks a country grimly accustomed to violence. And it isn't the only attack Tuesday as a suicide blast tears through a funeral in another province.

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The Risk Of Coronavirus In Afghanistan's Prisons Is Complicating Peace Efforts

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The Taliban accuse the government of spreading COVID-19 in prisons and warn of revenge if their prisoners are harmed. With prisoners on both sides at risk, peace efforts have become more complicated.

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Conspiracy Theories Abound In Pakistan, Worsening Spread Of The Coronavirus

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Some people in Pakistan hide COVID-19 symptoms, fearing stigma, and dying alone as a result. Others claim that the virus is fake and that doctors just kill patients.

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Pakistan Calls Off Limits On Mosque Attendance In Time For Ramadan

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The clampdown on public gatherings was openly defied by clerics and worshippers. Now the government has changed the rules as the holy month is about to begin.

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Pakistan Limits Worshippers At Mosques. Many Worshippers Are Defiant

Friday, April 17, 2020

Pakistani authorities have called for a maximum of 5 worshippers in a mosque. Many in the religious community disagree — and the issue will only become more heated as Ramadan approaches.

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Pakistan Has A Plan To Keep Millions From Going Hungry During Shutdown. Will It Work?

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

As incomes dry up for low-paid Pakistanis during the COVID-19 crisis, the government is massively expanding a program that gives cash to the out-of-work. But concerns are being raised about its reach.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Further Hurts Pakistan's Poor And Hungry

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Pakistan has reported thousands of cases of COVID-19, but the more immediate threat for many there is hunger. The lockdown has dried up income for millions of tradesman, beggars and day laborers.

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In Cramped Urban Quarters Of Pakistan, It's Impossible To Keep Your Distance

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Social distancing may be key to stopping the spread of COVID-19, but it's impossible if you live places like the urban slums of Pakistan.

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Social Distancing Is A Distant Dream In Pakistan's Urban Slums

Monday, April 06, 2020

In a poor neighborhood in Islamabad, houses are right up against each other, families may live 10 or more in a single room and streets are narrow and crowded.

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18 Years After Murder And Arrests, Convictions In Daniel Pearl Killing Are Reversed

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was looking into jihadi terrorism, was beheaded on camera in early 2002. The Pakistani prosecutor is appealing the ruling to his country's supreme court.

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As The Coronavirus Spreads In Pakistan, Volunteers Rush Out To Help

Monday, March 30, 2020

One Pakistani entrepreneur is making protective gear. A Pakistani lawyer raised thousands of dollars and converted his office into a food storehouse for people in need.

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Afghanistan, Taliban To Begin Prisoner Releases At End Of Month

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The prisoner swaps, stipulated in last month's peace deal between the U.S. and Taliban, were in doubt for weeks amid Afghan government discord. They're expected to kickstart inter-Afghan peace talks.

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Mass Religious Gathering In Pakistan Leads To Fresh Concerns Over COVID-19 Spread

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Tablighi Jamaat, a global missionary group, brought together thousands of Muslim preachers from 80 countries. The Gaza Strip's first cases of coronavirus infection are linked to this gathering.

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Muslim Communities Around The World Halt Public Friday Prayers — But Not In Pakistan

Friday, March 20, 2020

Communal Friday prayer is a touchstone of life for Muslims. But African and Arab communities have halted those prayers to prevent spread of the coronavirus. In Pakistan, clerics are defiant.

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Monitoring How Other Countries Are Handling Coronavirus Cases

Thursday, March 19, 2020

We've heard a great deal about the experience of the coronavirus pandemic in China and Europe but how is it impacting other countries? We check in with our reporters in Pakistan, Kenya and Mexico.

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International Women's Day Rallies See Some Violence

Monday, March 09, 2020

In Pakistan, women took to the streets despite attacks from fundamentalists. And, fed up with gender-based violence and murders, Mexican women staged a nationwide strike on International Women's Day.

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