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Group Claims Responsibility For Pakistan Attack; Targeted Christians

Monday, March 28, 2016

In Lahore, at least 70 people were killed by a suicide bomber on Sunday. A faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility. It says its target was Christians, but Muslims were also killed.


Lahore Bombing Update

Sunday, March 27, 2016

A blast believed to have been detonated by a suicide bomber ripped through a park in Lahore, Pakistan, near the children's swings, killing at least 65 people who were enjoying a Sunday off.


Feeling Unwanted In Germany, Some Afghan Migrants Head Home

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Some 150,000 Afghan migrants arrived in Germany last year. But the Germans estimate more than half won't qualify for asylum. A small number have turned around and headed home.


Teasing A Girl At A Pakistani Park Could Get You Whacked With A Stick

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Mohammed Sayed is not one of those people who particularly relish the prospect of hitting young men on the butt with a big stick.

But he is certainly prepared to do so to defend the girls and women who frequent the neatly groomed, palm-dotted municipal park in the Pakistani city ...


What It's Like To Be Young And Male In Pakistan

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Young people's attitude toward sex and relationships is profoundly unhealthy, a study shows. Attention has been paid to women's issues but less so about how young men learn to interact with women.


Stand-Up Bridges Decades-Long Boundaries — By Crossing The Line

Saturday, February 20, 2016

In Pakistan, there aren't a whole lot of stand-up comics.

"When it comes to satire, I think as a culture, we kind of struggle with it," says Pakistani stand-up pioneer Saad Haroon.

His humor shines a light into some delicate areas.

"I wrote this song called 'Burqa Woman,' which is ...


Once Pakistan's Pride, Its Embattled National Airline Fights To Survive

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Decades ago, Pakistan International Airlines was a trendy airline whose flight attendants wore Pierre Cardin uniforms. These days the national carrier is $3 billion in debt and fighting privatization.


Gunmen Attack University In Northwest Pakistan

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gunmen stormed a university campus, killing more than a dozen people. The attack triggered a gunbattle with police and army troops. The four attackers reportedly died in the attack.


On The Sleepy Streets Of Islamabad, A Late-Night Need For Speed

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Islamabad can seem a dull place, full of retired civil servants sipping tea in villas, and with a night scene that's about as lively as lawn bowls. But you can at least get a good sleep.

While other Asian cities gossip, munch and rattle through the night, a hush descends ...


Sounds Of Illegal Drag Races Interrupt Islamabad's Pre-Dawn Quiet

Monday, January 18, 2016

At night, the Pakistani capital of Islamabad is generally tranquil. There are occasions when loud noises interrupt people's slumber. Our reporter went out to investigate what woke him up.


Lahore's Food Safety Czar Declares 'War' On Unhygienic Food

Monday, December 28, 2015

In poorly regulated Lahore, Pakistan, Ayesha Mumtaz is a relentless enforcer of food-safety rules who strikes fear into local eatery owners. But some restaurateurs say she goes too far.


Afghan Activist Blames Taliban Sympathizers For The Attempt On His Life

Monday, December 14, 2015

Ahmad Saeedi was shot shortly after predicting on TV that he would likely be assassinated. He accuses his would-be killers of being part of a "fifth column" embedded in the framework of the state.


At Least 46 Dead After Taliban Attack Airport In Southern Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

At least 46 people are dead after the Taliban attacked an airport in southern Afghanistan, which coincided with a big regional conference in Pakistan.


Positive Bumper Stickers Light Up Worst Traffic City

Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Will The First Pakistani Woman To Vote In Her Village Also Be The Last?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Exercising the constitutional right to vote in Pakistan can sometimes come at a painful price. Fouzia Talib says she has become a social outcast overnight. People are abusing her with such ferocity that she has temporarily left home to seek refuge elsewhere.

This is happening because Fouzia Talib, 29, has ...


Comedians Remind Everyone That Muslims Experience Terrorism Firsthand

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Some Pakistani comedians posted a video on Facebook, denouncing the Paris attacks as the work of deranged individuals and reminding viewers that Muslims are the most numerous victims of terror.


Anxiety Grows As Conditions Worsen In Afghanistan

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

High unemployment, a weak central government and recent Taliban gains are creating a growing apprehension on the streets of the capital, Kabul.


Young Afghan Smuggler Hopes To Help Peers Find A Future In Europe

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The secret networks who smuggle migrants into Europe are considered illegal. But a 24-year-old Afghan trafficker believes he's saving young people from unemployment, conflict and poverty.


After Quake, A Struggle To Reach Remote Areas Of Afghanistan, Pakistan

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Afghan and Pakistani officials are working to reach remote villages hit by Monday's 7.5-magnitude earthquake. The quake was centered 130 miles underground, which seismologists say significantly lessened its impact.


Massive Earthquake Strikes Northeast Afghanistan Near Pakistan Border

Monday, October 26, 2015

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Afghan-Pakistan region on Monday. NPR has the latest.