Philip Reeves

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Pakistan Not Fans Of India's Parading While Obama Present

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pakistanis have never liked watching the Indians parade their mighty rockets on their Republic Day, but the spectacle of them doing so in the company of U.S. president is causing many furrowed brows.

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After The Slaughter, A Pakistani School Seeks To Heal

Friday, January 23, 2015

In northwest Pakistan, a school has reopened after last month's Taliban attack that killed more than 130. Most of the survivors chose to come back, but the healing will take years, they say.

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Pakistan Pressures Afghan Refugees To Go Home

Sunday, January 18, 2015

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One Month After School Attack, Pakistan Remembers Victims

Friday, January 16, 2015

It has been a month since an attack in a school in Peshawar killed at least 150 people, mostly school children. On Friday, the country remembered the victims with vigils and demonstrations.

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In Pakistan, Political Oratory Is Flourishing

Friday, November 28, 2014

Great political speech-making is dying out, thanks to the sound bite and the Tweet. But oratory's essential for anyone vying for votes in Pakistan.

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In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In a remote village, poor children are on the front line of an education battle. The village's only educated person aims to teach them — and shame teachers who are paid but don't show up for work.

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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Winter is creeping down on northern Pakistan from the Himalayan Mountains. The skies are cloudless and bright blue. The air is as cool and refreshing as champagne.

This is the season for swaddling yourself in a big woolen shawl. And it's also the season when Pakistanis try not to ...

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Diplomacy Through Cricket? It's All In How You Spin It

Monday, November 17, 2014

Many attempts have been made by India and Pakistan to ease regional tensions through cricket. But the sport's reputation as the "Gentlemen's Game" is a lie: deceit, betrayal and bare-faced criminality abound.

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Christian Couple Killed By Mob In Latest Pakistan 'Blasphemy' Case

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

In the latest vigilante attack based on an accusation of blasphemy, a young Christian couple in Pakistan was beaten by a mob and then incinerated at a brick factory.

There have been multiple cases in recent years in which Pakistanis are accused — often with little or no evidence — ...

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Dozens Killed In Blast Along India-Pakistan Border

Monday, November 03, 2014

A suicide bomber killed more than 50 people on Pakistan's side of the Wagah border crossing with India. The bomber apparently targeted spectators returning from a famous flag lowering ceremony.

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A Taliban Hostage's Story: Educating Children Who Have No Teachers

Saturday, November 01, 2014

A compelling Facebook photo shows an old man wearing spectacles and a shawl. He's standing in front of a cracked mud wall. Most of his face is filled by a huge, dusty-looking white beard. He looks tired and sad.

Only the man's family and friends would know that he is ...

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In Pakistan, Islamic State Draws In Taliban Commanders

Monday, October 27, 2014

Few scenarios worry the U.S. and its allies more than the prospect of the rise of the Islamic State on the war-battered landscape of northwest Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan. In...

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Turkey's Call For Buffer Along Border Could Drag U.S. Into Syria

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As a condition for further assistance in fighting the Islamic State, Turkey has requested the creation of a buffer zone just south of its border with Syria. Some U.S. officials are al...

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The Crime That Has Shocked Pakistan

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Abdul Sattar Edhi and his foundation are synonymous with humanitarian work in Pakistan. But that didn't keep the foundation from being robbed of more than $1 million, provoking widespread outrage.

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In Pakistan, Pigeon Racing Is More Than A Hobby

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In Lahore, Pakistan, breeding and racing pigeons is an integral part of everyday life.

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Pakistani Teen Shares Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 10, 2014

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls, will share the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against the exploitation of children.

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Activists Worry Pakistan's Blasphemy Law Is Being Abused

Thursday, September 11, 2014

More than a dozen people are on death row and many more are on trial under Pakistan's blasphemy law. Rights groups say the law is increasingly being used to persecute minorities and to settle scores.

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In Pakistan, Protesters Block Islamabad's City Center

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Traffic is stopped at the nerve center of the country's federal government. It's part of a standoff between the government and two opposition politicians who accuse the government of corruption.

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Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty

Sunday, August 31, 2014

It's hard to imagine a more compelling monument to the rise and fall of the Palestinian dream of statehood than the bombed-out ruins that the 1.8 million people of Gaza call their international airport.

Sand, scrub and trash have swallowed up the land where a 3,300-yard runway was once used ...

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Israel, Hamas Agree To Long-Term Cease-Fire

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

An indefinite truce, brokered by Egypt, has gone into affect between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. More than 2,000 Palestinians and 69 Israelis have died in the seven weeks of fighting.

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