Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Pakistani interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan

Pakistan To Execute About 500 Convicts

Pakistan says it will begin executing nearly 500 prisoners convicted on terrorism-related charges in the coming weeks. More

Pakistan Says Arrests Made Over Massacre

Authorities in Pakistan say they made several arrests on December 21 in the case of a school massacre by the Taliban in the northwestern city of Peshawar. More

Pakistan Executes 4 More Militants

Pakistan on December 21 hanged four Islamic militants -- including a Russian citizen -- in the second set of executions since Islamabad lifted a death-penalty moratorium in the aftermath of a school massacre by the Pakistani Taliban. More

Drone Kills Five Militants In Pakistan

A U.S. drone strike has killed at least five militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border. More

Pakistani civil society activists place lit candles during a vigil in Lahore on December 18 for the children and teachers killed in an attack by militants on an army-run school in Peshawar.

Pakistan Executes 2 Terror Convicts

Pakistan has executed two militants after it reinstated the death penalty in the wake of an attack on a school that killed more than 140 people, most of them children. More

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Features & Commentary

Video Former Afghan President Blasts U.S., Foreign Military Campaign

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has shed some light on his administration's troubled relationship with Washington, describing his country as a young boy pitted against a muscular, weapon-toting "bully."

Interview: Indian Peace Prize Laureate Looks To Join Forces With Malala

No child should have to grow up amid fear and war, according to Kailash Satyarthi, and the Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate is looking to join forces with co-winner Malala Yousafzai to ensure that none have to.

Militants In Afghanistan, Pakistan Claiming Allegiance To IS

Is the Islamic State extremist group expanding to Afghanistan and Pakistan? The possibility is growing as some militants in the region are pledging allegiance to the organization's leadership.
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About RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal


Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

"Gandhara" - New Website

An ancient region comprising parts of today's Afghanistan and Pakistan inspires the "Gandhara" page, which provides foreign-policy audiences with reporting, analysis, and commentary direct from Radio Mashaal's local correspondents in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the aim of promoting peace. Go to "Gandhara"