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Grenades Go Off In Movie Theater, Killing 11 In Pakistan

AP | MUNIR AHMED and RIAZ KHAN | Posted 04.13.2014 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Assailants threw grenades into a crowded movie theater in northwestern Pakistan, killing 11 people, officials said, in an ...

The United Nations: Caring for Children or Caring for Culture Warriors

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Sexual abuse of a minor is a sin and a crime and no organization can become complacent about addressing it. The Catholic Church has certainly done mor...

PTI Anti-NATO Route Campaign Will Directly Affect Pakistan's Economy and Innocent Truck Drivers

Kiran Nazish | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Kiran Nazish

While there are two sides of the story: Popular parties like PTI confuse the public narrative and have made their large fan following to believe in good Taliban and evil U.S.

We Need to Build Community Resilience to Conflict With Livelihoods

Beenish Kanwal | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Beenish Kanwal

I am a simple woman. I didn't finish school. But I believe the real causes of conflict, in Pakistan and everywhere, are ignorance and poverty.

A Note to the Muslims Who Attacked Christians in Peshawar, Pakistan

Craig Considine | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

It is required by every Muslim to not only respect but also to embrace their Christian neighbors. Islam teaches Muslims to do the polar opposite of what the terrorists did this weekend to the two churches in Peshawar.

Death Toll From Pakistan Church Bombing Climbs

AP | By RIAZ KHAN | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Christians rallied Monday to denounce the deadliest attack ever in this country against the religious minority a...

Pakistan Church Bombing Kills 75 People

AP | RIAZ KHAN and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers at a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on ...

At Least 15 Dead After Militants Strike Shiite Mosque In Pakistan

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Militants opened fire on a Shiite Muslim mosque where worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, and then a suicide bomber d...

We Don't See Things as They Are, We See Them as We Are

Iram Ganju | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Heck, I was born and raised in Pakistan. To some, that's reason enough to be afraid, but I accept that in a post 9/11 America, my country conjures up all kinds of misconceptions and contradictions. To be fair though, what country is without them?

Suicide Bombing Kills 6 In Northwest Pakistan

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 06.28.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide bomber targeting police killed at least 10 people in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, including the son and nephe...

3 Killed, Dozens Wounded In Pakistan Court Attack

AP | RASOOL DAWAR and RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban on Monday withdrew their offer of holding peace talks with the government, saying that the authoritie...

21 Missing Policemen Found Dead

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 02.28.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Twenty-one tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban were found shot dead in Pakistan's troubled northwest...

Suicide Bomber Rams Explosives-Filled Car Into U.S. Vehicle

AP | RIAZ KHAN and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 11.03.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide car bomber rammed into a U.S. government vehicle in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, killing two Paki...

Assault on the Daughters of Swat Valley

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Rukhsana Hasib

The misery in the Swat Valley and the plight of thousands of women and children, who have lost husbands and fathers, gave birth to Swat Relief Initiative.

Bomb Rips Through Government Bus

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb tore through a bus carrying government employees and other civilians in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing 19 ...

Killing the Cranes

Nick Mills | Posted 02.25.2012 | Books
Nick Mills

In Edward Girardet's fine new book, Killing the Cranes, there is this damning sentence: "Simply put, it was the U.S. backing for the Islamic extremists in the 1980s that helped produce the current military quagmire in Afghanistan."

Another Old Friend and a Great Afghan Murdered

Eric Margolis | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

A suicide bomber killed my old friend, Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani, former president of Afghanistan, last week in Kabul, shaking his war-scarred nation to its core.

Trick Trike Bomb Causes Deadly Blast In Busy Market

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb planted in a child's tricycle exploded outside a shop in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 11 peop...

Pakistan Car Bomb Strikes Police Building, Kills At Least 4

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 07.24.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden pickup truck leveled a police building in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing ...

Pakistani Taliban Detonate Car Bomb Next To U.S. Consulate Vehicles

AP | RIAZ KHAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A Taliban car bomb struck an armored vehicle taking American government employees to the U.S consulate in northwest Pakista...

Suffer the Little Children

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

In the late 1980s when the Afghan mujaheddin were still fighting the Soviet Union's Red Army, I went to Peshawar, Pakistan, as field director of what ...

Planting the Seeds

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

After stories of death and dislocation from the Soviet invasion of 1979, and now from the American occupation, Nur Akbari imagines communities learning to provide for themselves.

Pakistan Floods Kill At Least 300 People, Trigger Landslides

AP | RIAZ KHAN and ROSHAN MUGHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Boats and helicopters struggled to reach hundreds of thousands of villagers cut off by floods in northwest Pakistan on Frid...

Pakistan Militants Exploit Flooding Chaos, Clash With Authorities

AP | TIM SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHIKARPUR, Pakistan — The water came in the morning, quietly sweeping across the rice paddies and into the village. Within hours, it was as high...

US Consulate Attack In Peshawar: 3 Explosions, Several Killed In Pakistan Assault

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Islamist militants unleashed a car bomb and grenade attack against a U.S. consulate in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, kil...