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Pakistani Taliban Are on the Run and Leaving Destruction in Their Wake

Mosharraf Zaidi | Posted 03.31.2017 | World
Mosharraf Zaidi

ISLAMABAD -- For years, the refrain of "fear of blowback" kept the government from going after the Taliban in certain regions. But the slaughter of children in Peshawar was the last straw. Especially after the recent bombing of women and children in a park -- the softest of targets, many of us in Pakistan believe that the terrorists' depravity is fueled by the desperation of knowing that their space is shrinking.

'He Named Me Malala' -- Inspirational, Educational and Eye-Opening. A Must-See for Today's Youth

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 10.12.2016 | Teen

This movie is very inspirational, educational and makes me realize how fortunate I am to have an education and not have to worry about the safety of my life or family.

132 Dead Children: Only Obeying Orders

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Shahid Mahmood

Pakistan should ensure these extremists never claim they are not guilty of these heinous charges. Killing children is never justified. "Only obeying orders" - divine or otherwise is simply not an excuse.

When Sole Military Action Is Not Enough!

Sameer Siddiqui | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Sameer Siddiqui

Once the dust settles on the military response, we need to collectively learn as citizens of this 21st century that people different from us are not a binary 0 to our 1 or an off to our on switch

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pakistani Opposition Leader Ends 126-Day Protests, Calls For Unity Amid Peshawar School Attack | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- With Pakistan reeling from a terrorist attack that killed 141 people, mostly children, opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday declare...

Pakistan Must Discard its 'Good Taliban, Bad Taliban' Narrative

Beena Sarwar | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Beena Sarwar

The Pakistani government has put off a decisive move against the Taliban due to 'lack of political consensus.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Hear From Defenseless Pakistani Children Attacked By The Taliban | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

The school day wasn't even halfway over when the fighters walked in with their guns. Several militants entered the campus through its lightly forti...

Gunmen Hold Hundreds Of Students, Teachers Hostage At Pakistan School

Reuters | JIBRAN AHMAD | Posted 02.14.2015 | World

(Reuters) - Taliban gunmen took hundreds of students hostage at a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, and a...

Until My Life is Written By God: One Man's Fight for Press Freedom in Pakistan

Rebecca Novick | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

Peshawar, in the North-Western Khyber region on the edge of the country's tribal areas, has been dubbed the "terror capital" of Pakistan for good reason.

The Taliban Revival

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Believing that they are actually winning the battle against the United States and regional governments, the Taliban want to be recognized as a legitimate political entity.

No Peace Talks for Pakistan

Mina Sohail | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Mina Sohail

After Hakimullah Mehsud's death in a drone strike recently, the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) now have a hardliner, Mullah Fazlullah, as their new leader.

Taliban Reportedly Seize 22 Pakistani Forces

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN Dec 27 (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban have seized at least 22 men from a paramilitary force in attacks on three checkpoints in n...

The Similarities Between Honey Boo Boo and Malala Yousafzai

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
Hilary Levey Friedman

If we are complicit in these children's fame, and their compromised safety, by watching and reaching about their lives, we must be willing to change the underlying social problems that they represent.

The Winners and Losers of the Taliban Reintegration Process

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Mr. Rashid's theory reflects a more abysmal picture for the future of Afghanistan. Does it mean that all educated Afghans will now have to reach out to the triumphant Taliban (in their office in Qatar) to attain an approval certificate of for their work?

Taliban Release Video Showing Execution Of 16 Pakistani Policemen

Posted 09.17.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban released a video Monday showing fighters executing 16 Pakistani tribal policemen in a hail of gunfire who were captured...

Paranoia And Distrust Spreading In Afghan Insurgency After Losses

The New York Times | CARLOTTA GALL | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan Taliban are showing signs of increasing strain after a number of killings, arrests and internal disputes that have re...

Raymond Davis -- Deport the Killer

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shahid Mahmood

Policies of appeasement allow military contractors a free license to patrol and kill in Pakistan -- in the case of Raymond Davis, the ability to fire on his assailants 10 times.

Amanda Terkel

Military Downplays Key U.S. Objective In Afghan War | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is contradicting comments by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen on whether a military o...

Muslims Against Muslims: The Struggle Between God's Worshippers And God's Warriors

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Islam is a life-affirming religion and a religion of love that has no space for those of "God's warriors" who are committed to death. Still, within the last 24 hours, at least six were killed in an explosion at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan.

Why Is Pakistan Not Getting the Aid it Needs?

Beenish Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beenish Ahmed

Has the world grown weary of opening its wallets to natural disasters? Or is Pakistan a special case, one mired in a complexity that works against the generosity of potential donors?

Tales of the Taliban in Their Own Words

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

My Life With the Taliban is a must-reading for those American policymakers who want to understand one of the most controversial religious movements in modern times.

Talking to the Taliban: The Fog of Peace

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

The President made diplomacy the theme of the national security strategy he laid out at West Point last month. But a brave new world grounded in multilateralism is still on the far horizon.

The Capture of Mullah Baradar in a Regional Context

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

It is important to recognize that the apprehension of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar wasn't a result of military force, but of intelligence gathering by the military and CIA, in close cooperation with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence.

Hakimullah Mehsud, Pakistani Taliban Leader, Reported Dead | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is dead, three Taliban sources said Tuesday....

Waste More, Want More: America's Afghan Solution

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia DeGennaro

This large scale experiment in global intervention is pretty much in the crapper and the so called "managers" are going straight back to what they know - tossing money at the problem.