Friday, July 25, 2014

Latest Pakistan News

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 11 In NW Pakistan

Authorities say a U.S. drone strike targeted a Pakistani Taliban compound on July 19, killing 11 militants in a restive northwestern tribal region near the border with Afghanistan. More

Volunteers move an injured policeman to a hospital following a bomb explosion in Peshawar on July 18.

Nine Killed In Pakistan Attacks

Pakistani security officials say militants killed eight members of a government paramilitary force during an early morning raid on a checkpoint at a village in the country's restive northwest. More

Militants Battle Near Pakistan PM's Home

Pakistani security forces clashed with militants during a raid on a house just a few kilometers from the Lahore home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. More

Pakistani Jets, U.S. Drones Kill Some 50 People In Tribal Areas

Attacks by Pakistani warplanes and a U.S. drone strike have killed at least 50 people in Pakistan's tribal area. More

Pakistan: Key Taliban Leader Arrested

Pakistani security forces claim they have arrested a key commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban militant (TTP) group. More

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Features & Commentary

Interview: Malala Day Celebrates Children's Education

Radio Free Afghanistan marks the July 14 celebration of 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai and her life mission with an interview with this tireless champion of girls' education.

Pakistani Singer Joins Growing List Of Slain Female Artists

A popular female singer has been shot dead in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. The killing is the latest in a string of attacks against female artists in the conservative province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, where the performing arts are widely considered to be un-Islamic.

India's New Muscle Man, Narendra Modi

Now that he has completed his transformation from international pariah to prime minister, Narendra Modi is set to flex India's muscles on the world stage.

Explainer: Why Pakistan Is A Polio Breeding Ground

The number of polio cases worldwide has increased sharply in the past year, with Pakistan the main culprit. Here are four factors contributing to this situation.
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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"