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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.