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Mubarak "Congratulations" Malala

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 12.12.2013 | Women
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Malala Yousafzai, 16 years old, is the proud recipient of the Sakharov Prize...

Malala's War -- Diary of a Pakistani School Girl

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Rukhsana Hasib

Let us add our voices to Malala's voice and fight this hypocritical madness. This is a crime against humanity and Muslims must come together from every corner of the world and set the record straight.

13-Year-Old Pakistani Girl Nominated For International Peace Award

The Times of India | Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

A brave girl from Pakistan, who as an 11-year-old wrote about the Taliban banning girls' schools in the picturesque Swat Valley and missing watching h...

De-radicalizing The Pakistani Taliban

Shehzad H. Qazi | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Shehzad H. Qazi

Putting captured militants through systemized de-radicalization and rehabilitation programs is a necessary tactic in the counterinsurgency in Pakistan.

Swat Valley: A Return To Hell

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On a sunny afternoon last fall, I took a Chinook helicopter flight to the grounds of a former boarding school in Pakistan's Swat Valley, where I drank...

Arab Oil States AWOL on Pakistani Flood Relief

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Arab states fail to deliver on their promises to support international causes, such as disasters, because they refuse to empower and fund the very organizations they helped create for this purpose.

Drones Over Pakistan -- Menace or Best Viable Option?

C. Christine Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
C. Christine Fair

American analysts would do well to appreciate the developing nuances in the drone debate in Pakistan before seeking to undermine the best program that the U.S. and Pakistan have in their mutual war on terror.

Begging for Security in Pakistan

Taha Gaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taha Gaya

As Albert Einstein famously remarked, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Last week, the UN humanita...

Invitation to a Beheading: South Waziristan Park on Steroids

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

If we blinker our focus to cartoons on cable we will pose no obstacle to the endless anonymous, slow execution of Islam at the hands of a thousand unrecorded decapitations.

Pressured from All Sides in Pakistan's Swat Valley

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

The government offensives, the militants, the landowners and the United States' insistence on crushing the Taliban have all made life extremely difficult for Swat's residents.

The Children's Hour

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

This is what gives one hope for Afghanistan: the population is young (the median age is only 17.6 years) and avid for education.

Environmental mayhem in Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Saad Khan

Along with other South Asian nations, Pakistan is one of the countries worst affected by environmental pollution.

Taliban Fight Back Against Pakistan Offensive

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Pakistani troops and the Taliban fought fierce battles in a militant sanctuary near the Afghan border, with both si...

How We All Bow to the Saudi King

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

The US is showing some signs of "getting tough" with Israel. But where are the calls for getting tough with Saudi Arabia, that "other" country that has now enjoyed virtually unconditional, bipartisan support from the United States for decades?

Taliban Returns To Pakistan; Immediate New Offensive By Pak Army In Waziristan Unlikely

Naveen Naqvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naveen Naqvi

Now if the Pakistani Taliban have regrouped and found a leader in the newly elected Hakeemullah Mehsud, is it a good time for the Pakistan military to launch a new offensive in Waziristan?

Pakistan Army Accused Of Extrajudicial Killings In Swat

nytimes.com | JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINGORA, Pakistan Two months after the Pakistani Army wrested control of the Swat Valley from Taliban militants, a new campaign of fear has taken hold...

Pakistani Forces Arrest Taliban Spokesman In Swat

Reuters | Zeeshan Haider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) �" Pakistani security forces have arrested the spokesman for the Taliban in the Swat valley, the military said, the first major ...

Pakistan Army Kills 45 Taliban; Border Reopens

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani soldiers killed at least 45 Taliban militants in scattered gunbattles across the northwestern Swat Valley after a suicide ...

Majority Of Pakistan Swat IDPs Back Home

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD: Around 90 per cent displaced people, out of the total, due to the operation in Swat, have so far returned to their homes....

Urban Pak Youth Meet With Their Swat Counterparts To Work Towards Change

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

This retreat was organized by youths from Islamabad in order to share a message of progressive tolerance.

Pakistan Military Accused Of Summary Executions After Dozens Of Bodies Found

The Guardian | Mark Tran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's security forces are under pressure to hold an inquiry after being accused by human rights groups of summarily executing suspected militants...

Asking Pakistanis, When?

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Why have Pakistanis endured decades of bad politics and their violent consequences? Why do they watch their leaders play a foolhardy game with the Taliban? Can they not do more?

Conflicting Reports on Pakistan and Quality Reporting

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Palevsky

Thanks to over a hundred Eyes & Ears investigators who signed up through News Trust, we have highlighted some great journalism on the situation in Pakistan.

Pakistan Taliban Attacks Prevent Return Of Landowners

The New York Times | Jane Perlez and Pir Zubair Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Even as hundreds of thousands of people stream back to the Swat Valley after months of fighting, one important group is conspic...

Sufi Muhammad, Pro-Taliban Cleric Who Brokered Swat Deal, Arrested By Pakistan

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Police arrested an influential pro-Taliban cleric on Sunday who had brokered a failed peace deal in northern Pakistan's troubled Swa...