Pakistan

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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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    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