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Bikes are everywhere in Kabul since the Taliban takeover. But who's not cycling? Women

Thursday, September 29, 2022

As the economy unravels, "everyone is getting a bike," says one young resident. It's the cheapest way to get around. But the Taliban's conservative culture means women cyclists are not welcome.

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Pakistan is still reeling from unprecedented floods that caused widespread destruction

Saturday, September 24, 2022

In southern Pakistan, this year's unprecedented floods have left people homeless, sick and struggling. A lake 70 miles wide has submerged entire villages.

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Teenage Afghan girls are defying the Taliban with a secret book club

Sunday, September 11, 2022

In a secret book club, teenage Afghan girls find solace in "The Diary of A Young Girl," by Anne Frank, as the Taliban bans them attending school and curbs their rights

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Mothers tell how Pakistan's monsoon floods have upended their lives

Friday, September 02, 2022

In the city of Nowshera, tent cities for flood refugees are springing up on college campuses. At one such haven, mothers spoke to NPR about their struggle to survive.

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A flooded Pakistani town faces an uncertain future

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Displaced residents of a flooded Pakistani town have flocked to colleges, hotels and institutes to live while they wait for government aid to help them rebuild after the heaviest rains in decades.

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Millions are displaced from flooding in Pakistan, but one city has avoided the worst

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

A third of Pakistan is under water from catastrophic flooding. Nowshera, in northwestern Pakistan, has managed to avoid the worst losses — thanks in part to the efforts of a local official.

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Officials call the Pakistan floods that killed over 1,000 a climate nightmare

Monday, August 29, 2022

More than 1,000 people have died from widespread flooding in Pakistan. Officials are blaming climate change for the country's heaviest rains since the early 1960s.

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Pakistan pins deadly floods on climate change

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Pakistan declared a national emergency as it experiences its heaviest rains since the early 1960s. The climate change minister says relentless cycles of monsoon have affected some 30 million people.

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Former Pakistan leader sees legal action that may impact future political involvement

Thursday, August 25, 2022

An Islamabad court extended former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's bail period on Thursday, as he faces terrorism charges. Efforts to punish him only seem to boost his popularity in the country.

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Terrorism charges are filed against Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan

Monday, August 22, 2022

In an escalation of political tensions with the current leadership in Pakistan, terrorism charges have been filed against the country's former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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After a year of Taliban rule, many Afghans are struggling to survive

Monday, August 15, 2022

On Monday, the Taliban marked the first anniversary since they retook power in Afghanistan. Taliban security forces celebrated in Kabul. But many Afghans stayed home — and are struggling to survive.

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A year after the Taliban seized power, what is life like in Afghanistan now?

Monday, August 15, 2022

The Taliban are marking their first year in power. How do Afghans in the capital city of Kabul feel about this anniversary?

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A year on, the Taliban savor victory, while other Afghans pay the price

Monday, August 15, 2022

For the first time in decades, Afghans are living in relative peace. But with sanctions on the Taliban, the economy is in shambles and hunger is widespread. Girls are still out of school.

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Women march in a rare protest in Kabul's streets — and face violence from the Taliban

Saturday, August 13, 2022

About two dozen women marched in Kabul chanting "bread, work, freedom," "we want political participation" and "no to enslavement," just days before the one-year anniversary of the Taliban takeover.

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What daily life in Afghanistan looks like, 1 year after the Taliban takeover

Saturday, August 13, 2022

A look at what ordinary Afghans have lost, and gained, since August 15, 2021, when the Taliban abruptly took over the country.

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After decades of war, an Afghan village mourns its losses

Friday, August 12, 2022

In a village southwest of Kabul, families who support the Taliban once lived alongside families who did not. Both sides have paid dearly in Afghanistan's decades of war.

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YouTube videos are helping reunite loved ones separated by the India-Pakistan border

Friday, August 12, 2022

Two Pakistani friends make videos in which those who lived through India's 1947 Partition describe loved ones they lost at the time. With viewers' help, siblings and others are reunited after decades.

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Pakistani friends hope viral videos can reunite those split during India's partition

Thursday, August 11, 2022

A Pakistani Muslim and a Sikh make viral videos to help reunite families separated during the partition 75 years ago of British-ruled India into independent India and Pakistan.

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A prominent Taliban cleric is killed in an explosion in Kabul

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Afghan cleric and senior Taliban leader Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was killed in an apparent suicide attack in Kabul on Thursday.

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Pakistan's beloved mangoes are at risk as climate change shrinks harvest

Friday, August 05, 2022

Pakistanis proudly call their sweet mangoes "the king of fruit," and the country even practices "mango diplomacy." But can it survive climate change?

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