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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Some analysts think Kabul is holding out for a possible Joe Biden presidency before trying to strike any substantive deals with the Taliban.
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban to end 40 years of war will begin soon. But some say Afghan officials hope to delay talks until there's a new administration in Washington.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
The Taliban and Afghan government agreed to halt fighting for three days during the upcoming Eid al-Adha, a move that could renew momentum toward negotiations.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Pakistani education officials are broadcasting lessons over a TV channel to keep kids learning. A public education channel was cobbled together just weeks after schools shut down in March.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
They're speaking out and leading protests to learn the fate of fathers and brothers who are among the many hundreds of disappeared Pakistanis — most of them men. Are they making a difference?
Monday, July 13, 2020
Thousands of people in Pakistan have disappeared over the years — suspected militants, bloggers and others. Young women are speaking out over the disappearances of their fathers and brothers.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
They are working harder than ever to keep up with the death toll from the novel coronavirus. "People bring their dead during the day and during the night," says a gravedigger named Abbas.
Monday, June 29, 2020
The attack occurred Monday morning as people were arriving for work. Unknown militants attacked the country's stock exchange in the commercial capital, Karachi.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Kabul's cemeteries are hiring more grave diggers and they're preparing burial spots in advance to deal with a rush of COVID-19 victims.
Friday, June 19, 2020
That's the perspective of Dr. Samar Fakhar, a surgeon at the government-run Khyber Teaching Hospital, as cases surge and tensions rise.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
In Pakistan, angry families are attacking doctors and smashing hospitals as health care workers turn away coronavirus patients — saying their institutions are full.
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.