WorldViews: pakistan


Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 11/15/2013

This powerful video is dominating Indian social media. Here’s why.

The three-minute Google ad is syrupy, but it tells one of India and Pakistan’s most important stories.

By Max Fisher  |  09:21 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, Pakistan

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 10/17/2013

This map shows where the world’s 30 million slaves live. There are 60,000 in the U.S.

Yes, slavery still exists even here.

By Max Fisher  |  01:38 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Haiti, India, Maps, Pakistan

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 10/12/2013

Pakistani satire of Malala conspiracy theories taken as real conspiracy theory

A parody that mocked Malala conspiracy theorists illustrates exactly how divisive the 16-year-old remains in her home country.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  08:20 AM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pakistan

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 10/11/2013

The Nobel committee did Malala a favor in passing her over for the peace prize

Not awarding the 16-year-old Pakistani activist may be better for her and her cause.

By Max Fisher  |  01:26 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pakistan

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Pakistan’s earthquake was so violent it created this new island in the Indian Ocean

Bewildered locals walked across the tennis court-sized island just after the 7.7-magnitude quake.

By Anup Kaphle  |  02:08 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pakistan

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/20/2013

4 things to know about Pakistan's indictment of Musharraf in Benazir Bhutto's death

"We will probably never know with full certainty who killed [former prime minister Benazir] Bhutto."

By Max Fisher  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pakistan

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Video explains Pakistan's love for mustaches

In Pakistan, facial hair is a more serious issue than you might think, with extremists demanding full beards for all men.

By Max Fisher  |  08:48 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pakistan

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 08/01/2013

John Kerry chose a strange country from which to defend Egypt's military takeover

Could saying that Egypt's coup "restored democracy" send Pakistan's military the wrong message?

By Max Fisher  |  02:18 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Pakistan

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Taliban commander to Malala Yousafzai: 'When you were attacked it was shocking to me'

Adnan Rasheed has allegedly written a letter asking Malala to return home and "use your pen for Islam."

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:41 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pakistan

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Pakistani Facebook users enraged by cheesy State Department video

"Mr. Ambassador -- u cant win the hearts of [Pakistanis] with these gimmicks."

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:06 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pakistan

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Pakistan's 'answer to Glee' will address homosexuality and extremism -- in song, of course

The plot is already proving controversial in Pakistan, where homosexuality is illegal and imported soaps are regularly slammed for their loose morals.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pakistan

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/24/2013

How Pakistanis reacted to Obama's new guidelines for drone strikes

Pakistanis are skeptic about the new guidelines set for targeted strikes.

By Anup Kaphle  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, pakistan

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Coca-Cola ad says Coke vending machines can soothe India-Pakistan tensions

The drink company takes the McDonald's theory of conflict prevention to new heights.

By Max Fisher  |  04:43 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, pakistan

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 05/15/2013

A fascinating map of the world's most and least racially tolerant countries

Survey tracks peoples’ willingness to live alongside neighbors of a different race.

By Max Fisher  |  03:29 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bangladesh, France, India, Maps, pakistan, South Korea

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Pakistan's plight, in one striking chart

More than nine in ten Pakistanis say they're dissatisfied with their country's direction.

By Max Fisher  |  06:31 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pakistan

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 05/03/2013

New U.S. representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan is critic of Biden on war

James Dobbins previously published an article criticizing, and at points mocking, Biden's proposed Afghan war strategy.

By Max Fisher  |  06:01 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, pakistan, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Indian prisoner's death in Pakistan spurs diplomatic crisis

Sarabjit Singh had spent over two decades on death row in Pakistan.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:53 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, pakistan

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 05/01/2013

64 percent of Muslims in Egypt and Pakistan support the death penalty for leaving Islam

A new Pew survey on views in the Islamic world finds an alarming trend.

By Max Fisher  |  01:48 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Egypt, pakistan, Religion

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Video: What it's like to be an American reporter in Pakistan

Richard Leiby talks about the experience of living and working in one of the world's most pious societies.

By Max Fisher  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pakistan

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 02/04/2013

'Zero Dark Thirty' a hit in Pakistan, despite being seen as 'a pack of lies'

Though many Pakistanis believe the story of the raid is fictional, movie-watchers seem to appreciate the big-budget action film anyway.

By Michele Langevine Leiby  |  02:59 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pakistan

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Video: Malala speaks publicly for the first time since her attack

The 15-year-old women's rights activist is still recovering from an attempted Taliban assassination.

By Max Fisher  |  09:51 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pakistan

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Video of Malala Yousafzai shyly smiling as she finally leaves the hospital

The 15-year-old girl, shot in the head by Taliban militants for promoting girls' education, takes a major step toward recovery.

By Max Fisher  |  09:16 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pakistan

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Facebook shuts down Taliban recruiting account

Over the weekend, Facebook shut down a recruiting page where the TTP, or the Pakistani Taliban, posted job listings for writers and video editors.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:20 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pakistan

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 12/10/2012

The seven countries where the state can execute you for being atheist

A new report on religious freedom finds severe restrictions on non-believers in several Middle Eastern states.

By Max Fisher  |  01:23 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Maldives, Maps, Mauritania, pakistan, Saudi Arabia

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Pakistani Web users getting curious about this Romney guy

Google searches for the presidential challenger, once infrequent, have spiked in recent days.

By Max Fisher  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America in Context, pakistan

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Terrorism’s global decline, explained in charts

Terrorism has been nearly cut in half since 2007, mostly during Bush's final two years.

By Max Fisher  |  04:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, Iraq, pakistan, Terrorism

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Why the Taliban hates polio vaccines

Pakistan's Taliban commanders fear the West will use polio as a cover for spying

By Olga Khazan  |  09:59 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health, pakistan, taliban

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Osama bin Laden on the run: 4 children, 5 houses

Testimony from bin Laden’s youngest wife sheds new light on what the slain al-Qaeda leader’s life was like on the run.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Osama bin Laden, Pakistan, Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Pakistan acid victim Fakhra Yunus commits suicide

Yunus killed herself 13 years after acid was thrown in her face.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, acid attack, Fakhra Yunus

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 02/27/2012

‘Saving Face,’ despite sensitive topic, embraced in Pakistan

The film highlighted acid attacks against women in Pakistan, yet was generally lauded in the country.

By Richard Leiby and Michele Langevine Leiby  |  11:52 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, Saving Face, Oscars

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Oscar winners abroad, Russia protests and WikiLeaks strikes: Morning roundup

Oscar winners abroad, Russia protests and WikiLeaks strikes again.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:55 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Pakistan, Iran, France, Russia, Afghanistan, Syria

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Pakistan places ad calling for bids for national Internet filtering and blocking system

The ad, posted by the Ministry of Information Technology in Pakistani newspapers, urges “filtering and blocking” of Web content.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, Internet, firewall, web censorship

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Whale shark, 40-foot-long threatened animal, hauled onto Pakistani pier

The shark is a threatened species.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:07 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, whale shark, threatened species

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Skating King of Pakistan: Do not try this at home (Video)

Reckless and dangerous, and also aerobatic, meet the Skating King of Pakistan.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Skating King of Pakistan, Pakistan

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Zardari: ‘My enemies will be disappointed’

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari says he is "fine" and will return home soon.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:32 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Pakistani President Zardari ‘stable’ in Dubai: Four explanations for his departure

Ever since Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari left for medical tests in Dubai related to heart problems, the rumors have come fast and furious about the real reason for his departure.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:14 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Pakistan ‘arrests’ monkey for crossing India border

Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab province have “arrested” a monkey that crossed its border with India.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Pakistan, monkeys, spying

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Pakistani actress Veena Malik’s nude 'ISI' photo stirs controversy; decried by local media as fake

A nude photo of Pakistani actress Veena Malik with “ISI” written on her arm has caused a sensation in Pakistan. Local media say the photo is fake.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:17 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, India, Veena Malik, FHM, ISI, PTA banned list, NATO

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Don’t text Jesus in Pakistan? Possible ban list contains more than 1,000 words

A Pakistan Telecommunication Authority possible ban list contains nearly 1,700 words.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Juggalo, Jesus Christ

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Chicago hip-hop group detained in Pakistan

When hip-hop diplomacy goes awry: the FEW Collective was detained in Pakistan.

By Karin Brulliard  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, FEW Collective, US-Pakistan Relations

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Pakistan calls accusations about security of nuclear arsenal ‘pure fiction’ and ‘propaganda’

Few subjects get Pakistan’s back up like the integrity of its cherished nuclear arsenal.

By Karin Brulliard  |  10:50 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, nuclear arsenal