Friday, October 31, 2014


Latest Pakistan News

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during the opening of the Fourth Istanbul Process conference on the reconstruction of Afghanistan in Beijing on October 31.

Ghani Urges Taliban To Join Peace Process

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has urged the Taliban to join in reconciliation talks, a call that was echoed by China's prime minister More

Deadly Drone Strike In Pakistan

Security officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least four militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border. More

Pakistan Says Anti-Militant Offensive A Success

The Pakistani army says a four-month-old offensive against militant groups in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan is progressing "successfully." More

Pakistan's Women Face Worst Inequality

A global report by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum shows that Pakistani women continue to face the world's worst inequality for access to health care, education, and employment. More

Pakistani schoolgirl and education activist Malala Yousafzai (file photo)

Malala Wins World's Children's Prize

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her work championing education rights for all children, has been awarded another prestigious honor. More

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Features & Commentary

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.
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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

www.mashaalradio.com/

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"