Eight young women from Shimshal, Hunza, lead by Karachi-based, independent filmmaker, Shehrbano Saiyid, broke several records when they conquered three peaks with temperatures dipping -10 or less, at the Karakoram Range, in Gilgit-Baltistan region.
I'm sorry, Mr. Brennan, we can't have it both ways. What we're seeking is transparency of drone policies and to end the effects these policies have at home and abroad.
If Justice Department lawyers labored so mightily on producing a memo setting the guidelines for killing an American citizen, one can only presume that the guidelines must be much different for those who inhabit the rest of the world. When do we see that memo?
How does the administration know that its targeted killings and use of armed drones have not merely exchanged one terrorist threat for another that will be bigger, longer-lasting, and more dangerous?
While Pakistan is often dismissed as a "failed state," Mr. Tahirul Qadri clearly tapped into a deep and smoldering discontent on the streets.
Unquestionably, there have been a number of innocent people killed in drone attacks, either by proximity and/or mistake. But what is this in comparison to the land invasions and mass aerial bombings of the pre-drone era?
Reports issued by H.R.W. and other human rights groups are professional analyses of different countries. It is absolutely irresponsible and unethical to respond to such criticism with personal attacks on individual professionals affiliated with these organizations.
There seems to me some risk that India may fall into the Pakistani trap: continue to pursue yesterday's energy solutions, even though they are no longer feasible or adequate, until it is too late and an energy shortage becomes an emergency.
One has only to visit Nigeria or India or Pakistan for a few hours to catch a glimpse of beggars who creep along the dirt roads of villages or the filthy asphalt streets of the cities, crawling on their elbows and dragging legs paralyzed due to polio.
While renewable energy still retains a "too expensive for a poor country" reputation here, the reality is that short-term solutions to Pakistan's energy poverty almost all will come from efficiency and clean energy.
Only when a person believes in the plurality of life will it become normal to condemn violence. Still, Sunni clerics routinely condemn minority groups, like Shiites, who think differently.
I beseech you, my Pakistani Muslim family: Sectarian killings are neither a Shiite nor an Ahmadi issue; they are a human rights issue. Instead of resorting to conspiracy theories, take individual responsibility to #RemoveHate from your streets.
Reading story after story of girls and women being brutally attacked and raped, I've realized that I don't want one more teenage girl to have to step up and be brave in front of the camera. Or to speak out on behalf of victims everywhere. I want the violence and rape to stop.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is stepping off the fast track this year, and, though it has not been well-publicized (yet), her turn as Secretary of State may well be regarded as one of the most important periods for women the world has ever known.
Now that the president has met Hamid Karzai concerning our future in Afghanistan, he will meet with his advisers to determine the level of U.S. involvement after the withdrawal of our main combat force. How many troops should we leave behind? The answer is simple: none.
Following home to Yemen the corpse of Adnan Latif, a Guantanamo prisoner cleared for release three separate times by the Defense Department but still held indefinitely, Laura Poitras' short film reminds us that we are all responsible for this ongoing tragedy.