Philip Reeves

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Protesters Outside Karachi's Press Club Hope To Get Journalists' Attention

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Speaking out in Karachi can cost you your life. But there is a patch of sidewalk where Pakistanis feel they can safely raise their voices. (This piece first aired on May 5, 2015 on Morning Edition.)


Afghan Government Says Army Has Retaken Kunduz From The Taliban

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The Afghan government claims Thursday that its troops have retaken the northern city of Kunduz, which fell to Taliban forces two days earlier.


Afghan Forces Struggle To Retake Kunduz From Taliban

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Taliban overran the Afghan city of Kunduz earlier this week. This comes just a few months after a new leader took over the Taliban and a year after President Ashraf Ghani took power of the Afghan government.


Russian Warplanes Strike Several Targets In Syria

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Russia carried out a series of airstrikes in Syria Wednesday, giving short notice to the U.S. that it also has planes in the air nearby and is calling out for more coordination.


Taliban Attacks Northern Afghan City Of Kunduz

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Taliban have launched a massive attack on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. There are reports that they have taken over parts of the city.


In Islamabad, Ancient Meets Modern As Farm Animals Come To Town

Sunday, September 27, 2015

A few days ago, a strange new sound crept over my garden wall.

My neighborhood, in Islamabad, Pakistan, is usually very quiet. I'm used to hearing the call to prayer from nearby mosques; the cry of our local vegetable trader, gliding by on his bicycle; and lots of birds.

The ...


Despite Fear Of Bullets, One Pakistani Minority Refuses To Stay Tight-Lipped

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

In Pakistan, speaking your mind on some issues can cost you your life. But one small minority is refusing to be silenced.


Muslim Children Participate In Ramadan Rituals: Fasting And Prayers

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Islam's holy month of Ramadan means the devout are fasting from dawn to dusk. Most who fast are adults but so do many children. Ramadan, however, can mean different things to different kids.


Death Toll Rises To 800 As Heat Wave Hits Pakistan

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

At least 800 people have died in a heat wave sweeping through Pakistan.


In Combustible, Muslim Karachi, A Christian Erects A 140-Foot Cross

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Parvez Henry Gill says the cross is intended as a "symbol of peace." But in a city where sectarian violence is common, the cross could become a target. Gill acknowledges that death threats are common.


Pakistan Executes Man Who Was 15 When Charged With Murder

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Aftab Bahadur had been jailed for more than two decades before he was put to death. Pakistan has executed more than 150 people since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty last December.


Pakistani Journalists Divided Over Whether Government Perks Cloud Their Autonomy

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pakistan's journalists have a proud history of standing up to power at great personal sacrifice. Yet most are also happy to accept massively discounted plots of prime real estate from the government.


Pigeon From Pakistan Captured In India. Is It A Spy?

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Indian authorities detained a pigeon suspected of spying for Pakistan. That has sparked humorous reactions from both nations. Yet, there's nothing outlandish about pigeons being used for espionage.


Live On Pakistani TV: A Call-In Show About Sex

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sex is a topic not often broached in a conservative Muslim country like Pakistan. Yet a cable TV program hosted by a male doctor has proved popular, particularly among 30-something women.


Pakistan Steps Up Pressure On Afghan Taliban

Thursday, May 14, 2015

On a visit to Afghanistan, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif openly condemned the behavior of the Taliban. We examine what's behind the change in rhetoric.


Protesters Park On Karachi's Press Club Sidewalk Waiting To Be Heard

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In Pakistan, the people of Karachi have much to complain about but speaking out can cost you your life. But there is a patch of sidewalk where frustrated citizens feel they can raise their voices.


Pakistani Activists Mourn Slain Bookstore Owner

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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U.S. Drone Strike Kills 2 Al-Qaida Hostages, Including An American

Friday, April 24, 2015

A U.S. drone strike in January killed an American being held hostage in Pakistan by al-Qaida, the White House announced Thursday. Warren Weinstein was killed along with another aid worker, from Italy.


China-Pakistan Deal Highlights Waning U.S. Influence In Region

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

China's President is pledging to invest $46 billion in a corridor across Pakistan linking China with the Middle East. Some analysts say this signifies a decline in America's influence in the region.


Chinese President Visits Pakistan To Finalize Billion-Dollar Trade Route Plan

Monday, April 20, 2015

China's President Xi Jinping is in Pakistan to oversee the signing of agreements for a plan that would build $46 billion in infrastructure and energy projects. China aims to create gr...