• Anti-government protests in Islamabad
    September 1, 2014  

    Tensions in Pakistan are mounting in demand of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation. Judy Woodruff joins Husain Haqqani of the Hudson Institute and Moeed Yusuf of the United States Institute of Peace to discuss what’s behind the unrest, the prospective violence that lies ahead and how the conflict bodes for Pakistani democracy, and its relations with the U.S. Continue reading

  • Activist Malala Yousafzai talks with Hari Sreenivasan for PBS NewsHour Weekend
    August 21, 2014   BY Thaisi Da Silva and Matt Ehrichs 

    Seventeen-year-old education activist and Pakistani native Malala Yousafzai says now is not the right time for anti-government protests in her home country, adding that the current government should be allowed to complete a five-year term to accomplish its big goals.
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    August 15, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, supporters and opponents of Pakistan’s government clashed while thousands of protesters flooded the nation’s capital. The convoy of opposition figure Imran Khan was attacked with stones and gunfire, according to Khan. Police disputed that account. Also, the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa climbed to 1,145. Continue reading

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    August 14, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced that he will now support Haider al-Abadi’s nomination to succeed him. Meanwhile, President Obama confirmed that the crisis facing Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq has greatly eased, lessening the need for U.S. humanitarian aid. Also, thousands of Pakistani anti-government protesters demanded their prime minister resign. Continue reading

  • Suicide bomb attack in Kabul
    August 13, 2014  

    James Dobbins has just ended his second stint as the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He joins chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner for a conversation about the consequences of the deadlocked election in Afghanistan, the looming drawdown of American troops and lessons from the Iraq war and other conflicts in the Middle East. Continue reading

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    August 13, 2014  

    In Afghanistan, where there’s still no clear presidential successor, the unresolved political future is an additional challenge for the United States as it looks to withdraw all of its troops by 2016 and sign off on a security agreement. Meanwhile, the Taliban has staged new attacks in Kabul and beyond. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

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    July 10, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, The New York Times reported Chinese hackers accessed the Office of Personnel Management system, focusing on applications for top-secret clearances. In Beijing, a foreign ministry spokesman called the reports “irresponsible.” Meanwhile, the Pakistani military claimed major progress in a bid to drive militant fighters out of their stronghold near the Afghan border. Continue reading

  • Photo by Laila Kazmi, KCTS 9
    July 8, 2014   BY Laila Kazmi, KCTS 9 

    Humaira Abid is a sculptor and painter. Based in the Seattle area, she spends several months out of each year in Lahore, Pakistan, where she grew up and still maintains her main studio. Her work is a reflection of her experiences in both countries. The walls of her Seattle studio are lined with bins full of everyday objects carved masterfully in wood. Pacifiers — hundreds of them — stained red, black, cherry; wooden chains, painstakingly carved and assembled one link at a time; baby bottles molded with curves soft enough for a baby’s hands — all pieces from her last series called “Red.” Continue reading

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Dec. 1, 2013. Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    June 21, 2014   BY Associated Press 

    For years, Iran has been an archenemy of the United States. Now, with alliances blurred in the Mideast, the two countries are talking about how to stop an offensive in Iraq by al-Qaida-inspired insurgents. Continue reading

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    June 12, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. launched drone strikes overnight in Pakistan after a nearly six-month lull. Thirteen suspected insurgents were killed in two separate strikes, according to Pakistani intelligence officials. Also, the contest for House majority leader was whittled down to GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy of California and Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas. Continue reading