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Transgender Women In Pakistan Demand Equal Rights

Monday, January 01, 2018

Gays and lesbians live secret lives in Pakistan. But to be a transgender woman there is a different experience. They're mobilizing a movement for equal rights — and scoring victories.

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Families Criticize Afghan Government For Not Preventing Attacks

Friday, December 29, 2017

Thursday's suicide bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul targeted a Shiite cultural center, and killed 41 people. Victims' families say the government isn't doing enough to stop the violence.

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Suicide Bomb Attack In Afghan Capital Kills Dozens

Thursday, December 28, 2017

In Kabul, a suicide bomber targeted a Shiite cultural center and a news agency. There were conflicting reports of how many explosions took place, and how many attackers were involved.

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News Brief: McConnell On 2018, Lawsuit Against Trump Dismissed

Friday, December 22, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talked with NPR about his legislative agenda for 2018. Also, Jonathan O'Connell of The Washington Post discusses a dismissed lawsuit against President Trump.

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The View From Islamabad After U.N. Rejects Trump's Jerusalem Policy

Friday, December 22, 2017

President Trump warned he'd cut off money to countries that voted in favor of a U.N. resolution condemning his Jerusalem change, but he was defied by most of his Muslim allies, including Pakistan.

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Concern Grows In Pakistan Over Cases Of Disappearance

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan counted more than 700 alleged disappearances last year. Since 2001, the group estimates that as many as 10,000 people have gone missing.

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International Cricket Returns To Pakistan For The First Time Since 2009 Terror Attack

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Pakistan hosts Sri Lanka Sunday in their major first international match at home since a terrorist attack in 2009.

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Pakistani Woman's Assault Case Highlights Country's Slow Progress To Stem Violence

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

A Pakistani woman who survived a near deadly assault managed to bring her attacker to justice. But her effort showed how hard it is to prosecute crimes against women in Pakistan.

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Trump Criticizes Pakistan In Afghan Strategy Speech; Pakistan Reacts

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The president addressed the nation about U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. He criticized Pakistan for offering "safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror."

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70 Years Later, India And Pakistan Still Feel Impact Of Partition

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Seventy years after the partition of India and Pakistan, both countries are still shaped by the turmoil of that time. Most estimates say that more than a million people were killed during one of the largest mass migrations in history.

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7 Decades After Its Creation, The Idea Of Who Belongs In Pakistan Narrows

Monday, August 14, 2017

Seventy years ago Monday, Muslims on the Indian subcontinent got their own country: Pakistan. But in the decades since, the idea of who belongs there has changed.

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'Madam' Will Make You Dance — And Think Twice About Transgender People

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Progress is being made on transgender rights in Pakistan. But a new music video by a popular singer shows the discrimination that persists.

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Pakistanis Wonder If Courts Are Deciding The Fate Of Politicians Instead Of Elections

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was dismissed by the country's Supreme Court following a corruption scandal, announced that he is nominating his brother to take over the post.

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Pakistan's Supreme Court Removes Prime Minister From Office

Friday, July 28, 2017

The country's highest court disqualified Nawaz Sharif following a corruption scandal related to last year's release of the Panama Papers.

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Morning News Brief: GOP Health Plan Fails In Senate, Pakistan's Sharif Removed

Friday, July 28, 2017

Sen. John McCain joined two other Republicans in voting against the latest GOP plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, dealing a potential death blow to their efforts.

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Resigns After Court Disqualifies Him From Office

Friday, July 28, 2017

Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to be removed from office in a case involving alleged corruption. He stepped down shortly after.

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Tribal Council Orders 'Revenge Rape' In Pakistan

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A 12-year-old girl was raped in a field. Then, on the orders of the tribal council, the girl's brother sexually violated the sister of the first rapist.

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What If You Booked A Ride — And There Was A Matchmaker In The Backseat?

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pakistan's popular Careem app ran the campaign. The company thought it was funny. But a lot of women hated it.

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Scandal Threatens To End Career Of Daughter Of Pakistan Prime Minister

Monday, July 24, 2017

In Pakistan, a corruption scandal could bring down a rising political star, Maryam Sharif, the prime minister's daughter.

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How A Microsoft Font Could Take Down A Prime Minister Caught Up In A Scandal

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Microsoft font, Calibri, may be key to bringing down Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. It's at the center of a corruption scandal that's engulfing Sharif and his family.

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