A car bomb exploded Wednesday in a market in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 91 people and wounding some 200 others. The attack came just 15 minutes after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in nearby Islamabad. Continue reading
New York Times reporter David Rohde recounts being kidnapped by the Taliban for more than seven months while working on a book in Afghanistan. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
From “American Idol” to “Afghan Star,” art and entertainment can be powerful tools for cultural exchange. That’s the argument in the recent report, “A New Way Forward,” which calls for the utilization of the arts to build a better relationship with the Muslim world.
Ray Suarez speaks with Washington Post reporter Pamela Constable who has been reporting from Islamabad on the Pakistani army’s offensive against militants. Continue reading
In other news, Iraq’s Revolutionary Guard promised a “crushing response” after a suicide bomb killed five commanders, and nuclear talks with Iran convened in Vienna. Continue reading
In other news, a suicide bombing at a police station in Pakistan has killed at least 13 people, and in Iraq a bomber opened fire on a mosque in Tal Afar. Continue reading
In other news, at least 39 people were killed in a wave of attacks across Pakistan on Thursday, and the Social Security Administration announced it will not enact a cost of living increase in benefits next year. Continue reading
Militants on Thursday carried out a fifth major attack in 10 days in Pakistan — a coordinated assault on three law enforcement centers in Lahore, the country’s second-most-populous city. Continue reading