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Afghan women barred from school plead with male classmates to stay home in solidarity

Monday, March 06, 2023

Afghan women's rights activists plead with their male classmates to stay home as the Taliban reopen colleges and high schools — for men and boys only.

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Food and fuel are out of reach for many Pakistanis because of the economic crisis

Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Pakistan's economy is on the verge of collapse as the U.N. warns more than 5 million people will be close to famine. Soaring prices now strain a proud tradition of feeding the hungry.

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The glam makeovers of Pakistan's tractors show how much farmers cherish them

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Marian Lewyeka's delightful novel, A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian spurred NPR correspondent Diaa Hadid to tell another tractor story — the history of Belarusian tractors in Pakistan.

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After blocking Wikipedia over blasphemous continent, Pakistan lifts ban

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Pakistan briefly blocked Wikipedia for what officials described as "sacrilegious" content. It was lifted after it attracted international attention, but other sites remain blocked in Pakistan

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Ex-Pakistan leader Pervez Musharraf, who aided U.S. war in Afghanistan, has died

Sunday, February 05, 2023

Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led a reluctant Pakistan into aiding the U.S. war in Afghanistan against the Taliban, has died. He was 79.

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Pakistan is roiled by multiple crises at once, with little end in sight

Thursday, February 02, 2023

A storm of global issues, from the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, has exposed and exacerbated Pakistan's political, economic and security fault lines.

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Rescuers search the rubble of a mosque in Pakistan hit by a suicide bomber

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Pakistan reels from a suicide bombing that killed more than 90 worshippers in a mosque as a delegation from the International Monetary Fund comes to town as the country seeks to avert default.

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Taliban offshoot claims responsibility Pakistan mosque bombing that killed 59 people

Monday, January 30, 2023

A powerful suicide bombing in a mosque in Pakistan has killed at least 59 people and wounded dozens more. Well into the evening, medics dug victims out of the rubble.

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An explosion at a Pakistan mosque leaves dozens dead and more than 150 injured

Monday, January 30, 2023

A powerful blast struck on Monday inside a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 59 people, according to hospital and police officials official.

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Pakistan's nationwide blackout is part of an escalating crisis

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Pakistan has been struggling to keep its grid up and running in recent months and a recent nationwide blackout showed just how bad the problem has become.

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How red Belarusian tractors became ubiquitous in the fields of Pakistan

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Pakistan has a love affair with cheerful red Belarusian tractors, adorned with images of birds and flowers. It's an unlikely link from South Asia to a region mired in crisis.

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Taliban expels female teachers from some schools. So who will teach the girls?

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Early this week, the leaders of Afghanistan declared that women could not attend university. Now there are fears the any education for girls is in jeopardy as some female teachers are sent home.

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Taliban begins to enforce education ban, leaving Afghan women with tears and anger

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Teachers report security forces barging into classrooms and shouting at girls to go home, while the international community swiftly condems the Taliban's move.

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The Taliban government bans all Afghan women from attending universities

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The Taliban has banned women in Afghanistan from attending private and public universities — in its latest edict cracking down on women's rights and freedoms.

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'The Taliban took our last hope': College education is banned for women in Afghanistan

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

On Tuesday, the Taliban announced the women could no longer attend university. One educator in Afghanistan called it "gender apartheid." The highest grade girls will be able to attain now is grade 6.

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The Taliban bans women from attending universities in Afghanistan

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Taliban has banned women from attending private and public universities in Afghanistan in its latest crack down on women's rights and freedoms.

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Post Taliban takeover: Riding a bike is out of the question for Afghan women

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

As Afghanistan's economy declines, more people are relying on bikes to get around. But women and girls who rode bikes before the Taliban takeover no longer have the option.

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Pakistani fishermen must ferry residents to reach their villages, now islands

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Pakistani fishermen ferry residents around a lake created by unprecedented monsoons and flooding. It's the only way to reach their villages, which are now islands.

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Midwives in Pakistan are mobilizing to help women and children after the floods

Saturday, October 08, 2022

Midwives visit pregnant women displaced by Pakistan's floods to check on their health. What they encounter are women pleading for food for their children

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Pakistanis save their town from floodwaters by building an embankment

Monday, October 03, 2022

As unprecedented rains lashed Pakistan, residents built their own embankments to save a large town, took over public schools for shelter and set up a boat highway for transport.

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