Pakistan

  • A Yemeni boy walks past a mural reading " Why did you kill my family" on Dec. 13, 2013, in the capital Sanaa. A new report says that a drone strike on a wedding in southern Yemen a day earlier may have killed up to a dozen civilians. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images
    October 1, 2014   BY  

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without “near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured.”

    But amid unconfirmed reports of civilian casualties, the White House said this week that U.S. bombing in Iraq and Syria is not being held to the near-certainty standard. And the Pentagon, hamstrung by limitations in intelligence gathering, has been unable to determine in many cases whether the casualty reports are true. Continue reading

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    September 16, 2014  

    Two years ago, Malala Yousafzai was targeted for assassination by the Taliban in Pakistan. After surviving a bullet to the head, she has become an international activist, championing girl’s education. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Malala, now 17 years old, with questions from our Student Reporting Labs participants. Continue reading

  • SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 09: People walk for makeshift rescue boats  in a flooded area  on September 09, 2014 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Kashmir has been devastated by the worst floods to hit the region in decades. More than a million people have been cut off from clean water, thousands of buildings submerged in flood waters have been left uninhabitable. People who are caught in the submerged houses due to the catastrophic floods are forced to remain on housetops. The floods in the Himalayan region of Kashmir are believed to be the worst in decades, the death toll from catastrophic floods in Kashmir climbed to more than 150 and affecting more than 100,000 families. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)
    September 9, 2014   BY  

    The death toll from Kashmir’s heaviest rainfall in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday. Six days of heavy rainfall that began on Sept. 3 has submerged more than 2,000 villages near the border of India-controlled Kashmir and Pakistan in the Himalayan region, putting more than 1.5 million people in danger. Officials expect the conditions to worsen for the next few days and have told approximately 700,000 people to abandon their homes. Continue reading

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    September 8, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, the World Health Organization says that many thousands of new cases of Ebola are expected in the coming weeks in Liberia, origin country of more than half of all cases to occur so far in the West African outbreak. Also, hundreds of American children have fallen ill with a severe respiratory illness that causes heavy coughing and fever. Continue reading

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    September 6, 2014   BY  

    More than 200 people have died in Pakistan and India after heavy monsoon rains and floods swept through the region, the Associated Press reports. Continue reading

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    September 5, 2014  

    In our News Wrap Friday, the Pentagon confirmed the death of the leader of the African terror group, Al Shabaab. Also, flash floods and landslides have killed at least 116 in eastern Pakistan and Kashmir. And the third American aid worker infected with Ebola in Liberia is in stable condition in Nebraska. Continue reading

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    September 2, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Pentagon confirmed that a U.S. airstrike in Somalia overnight targeted the leader of the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab. It was unclear whether Ahmed Abdi Godane — the alleged mastermind behind the raid of a Kenyan shopping mall that killed 67 people last year — was killed in the attack. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s parliament rallied behind the country’s embattled prime minister. Continue reading

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    September 1, 2014  

    The recent unrest in Pakistan escalated Monday as anti-government protesters stormed the headquarters of the state broadcasting facilities, temporarily taking it off the air. The protesters — thousands of whom have been on the streets of Islamabad for weeks — are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Jonathan Sparks of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • 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 and  

    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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