How the C.I.A. Tracked Ayman al-Zawahri, the Leader of Al Qaeda

The U.S. search for Ayman al-Zawahri had spanned decades. His presence on a balcony at a safe house in Kabul presented an opportunity to strike.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bin-laden-osama, #central-intelligence-agency, #defense-department, #drones-pilotless-planes, #haqqani-network, #pakistan, #september-11-2001, #taliban, #terrorism, #zawahri-ayman-al

How to Find the One

After swooning at the interracial couple in “Bend It Like Beckham,” she knew how she wanted her romantic life to unfold. But the future had other plans.

#bend-it-like-beckham-movie, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #pakistan, #race-and-ethnicity

The Mysteriously Low Death Toll of the Heat Waves in India and Pakistan

Many of our assumptions about deaths from extreme heat may be wrong.

#delhi-india, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #internal-sub-only-nl, #monsoons, #pakistan, #south-asia, #spring-season, #weather

Modern Love Podcast: A Mother’s Secret

He always thought his father was the only one at fault. Until one day, deep into adulthood, his mother asked him if they could go on a walk.

#akhtar-ayad, #love-emotion, #marriages, #pakistan

Devastating Earthquake in Afghanistan Leaves More Than 1,000 Dead

The quake — the deadliest in the country in two decades — was the latest in a string of tragedies to affect the country since the Taliban seized power from the U.S.-backed government last summer.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-earthquake-june-22-2022, #khost-afghanistan, #pakistan, #paktika-province-afghanistan, #taliban, #united-nations, #united-states-geological-survey

Family Is Demanding. That’s the Point.

Only when my father was on his deathbed did I finally realize what he always knew: Obligation doesn’t only take. It gives.

#families-and-family-life, #fathers-day, #millennial-generation, #pakistan, #parenting

Pakistan Raises Fuel Prices in Effort to Stabilize Economy

The interim government’s move was seen as a bid to revive a $6 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #inflation-economics, #international-monetary-fund, #khan-imran, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #protectionism-trade, #sharif-shahbaz

In India’s Heat Wave, Air Conditioning Is the Divider

In a rapidly warming world, the ability to cool and stay indoors is the real divider.

#air-conditioning, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #pakistan, #south-asia

Climate Change Has Made Deadly Heat Waves Normal

In India, weeks of 100-degree heat have become just another, every day climate anomaly.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #internal-sub-only-nl, #pakistan, #weather

Poor Countries Face a Mounting Catastrophe Fueled by Inflation and Debt

Russia’s war in Ukraine is combining with a global tightening of credit and an economic slowdown in China to sow misery in low- and middle-income countries.

#africa, #brazil, #bursa-turkey, #cameroon, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #international-monetary-fund, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sudan, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-economy, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wheat, #yemen

India’s Extraordinary Heat Wave Exposes the Limits of Protecting People

Temperatures are soaring across South Asia, testing dangerous thresholds. How much is climate change to blame? It’s becoming an ‘obsolete question,’ one scientist says.

#delhi-india, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #pakistan, #south-asia, #temperature, #weather

‘I Lost Everything’: Pakistani Airstrikes Escalate Conflict on Afghan Border

The airstrikes killed at least 45 people, stoking fears of a violent resurgence of the conflict in eastern Afghanistan, which has become a base for Pakistani militants.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #civilian-casualties, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #khost-afghanistan, #mehsud-hakimullah, #pakistan, #taliban, #tehrik-e-taliban

India’s Extreme Heat Is Expected to Worsen

The Indian subcontinent has recorded above-average temperatures for weeks. Heat-related weather watches or alerts are now in effect for hundreds of millions of people.

#global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #heatstroke, #india, #new-delhi-india, #pakistan, #rajasthan-india, #weather, #world-meteorological-organization

Days After Ouster, Imran Khan Is Back on the Trail in Pakistan

With fiery critiques of his rivals and the U.S., the former prime minister has drawn thousands to rallies across Pakistan and stoked fears of more political turmoil.

#bajwa-qamar-javed, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #islamabad-pakistan, #khan-imran, #marriott-international-inc, #pakistan, #pakistan-tehreek-e-insaf, #peshawar-pakistan, #united-states-international-relations

Shehbaz Sharif Becomes Interim Prime Minister of Pakistan

Mr. Sharif, whose family has been dogged by accusations of graft for decades, was selected by Pakistan’s Parliament at a time of deep political divisions and economic tumult.

#khan-imran, #pakistan, #pakistan-muslim-league-n, #pakistan-tehreek-e-insaf, #politics-and-government, #punjab-pakistan, #sharif-shahbaz

In Imran Khan’s Ouster, a Reminder of Pakistani Military’s Power

After Imran Khan’s ouster as prime minister, the legacy of his time in office is a continued military dominance of public affairs and deep polarization that could turn violent.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #islamabad-pakistan, #khan-imran, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #pakistan, #supreme-court-of-pakistan

Imran Khan Ousted as Pakistan’s Prime Minister

The country will now face early elections after days of brinkmanship in which Mr. Khan tried to dissolve Parliament to head off the no-confidence vote.

#defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #politics-and-government

Imran Khan Resigns as Pakistan’s Prime Minister

The country will now face early elections after days of brinkmanship in which Mr. Khan tried to dissolve Parliament to head off the no-confidence vote.

#defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #politics-and-government

Pakistan’s Supreme Court Blocks Imran Khan’s Move to Stay in Power

The prime minister will now face a no-confidence vote, which he had tried to avoid by dissolving Parliament, a move his opponents called a coup.

#international-relations, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #pakistan-tehreek-e-insaf, #politics-and-government, #supreme-court-of-pakistan

Imran Khan Dissolves Parliament, Blocking No-Confidence Vote

Imran Khan’s actions have set up a constitutional battle over the country’s leadership. The Supreme Court is expected to address the turmoil on Monday.

#islamabad-pakistan, #khan-imran, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #pakistan, #pakistan-peoples-party, #politics-and-government, #sharif-shahbaz

Imran Khan Says He Won’t Accept Result of Coming No-Confidence Vote

The prime minister of Pakistan, whose coalition has lost support in the National Assembly, claimed the coming vote was a conspiracy between opposition lawmakers and the United States.

#islamabad-pakistan, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #politics-and-government

Imran Khan Defiantly Refuses to Resign as Pakistan’s Leader

Prime Minister Khan, who faces the prospect of being removed from office by Parliament, accused the United States of mounting a conspiracy to topple his government.

#defectors-political, #islamabad-pakistan, #khan-imran, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #letters, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #sharif-shahbaz, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

Pakistan’s Cricket-Star-Turned-Prime Minister Fights for Survival

Soaring inflation and a rift with the military threaten Imran Khan’s tenure as prime minister. He has dismissed criticism as a foreign conspiracy.

#afghanistan, #china, #credit-and-debt, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #human-rights-watch, #international-relations, #islamabad-pakistan, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #pakistan-peoples-party, #pakistan-tehreek-e-insaf, #politics-and-government, #russia, #swat-pakistan, #taliban, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

Religion-Fueled Mobs on the Rise Again in Pakistan

The recent lynching of a man accused of burning pages from a Quran underscored Pakistan’s leading status as a site of religious violence.

#khan-imran, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #tehrik-e-taliban

India Accidentally Fires a Missile at Pakistan. Calm Ensues.

Mistrust runs deep between the nuclear-armed neighbors, but Pakistan had a low-key response to what India called a “technical malfunction.” No casualties were reported.

#defense-and-military-forces, #india, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #nuclear-weapons, #pakistan

The Smugglers’ Paradise of Afghanistan

For decades, the smuggling trade — of people, drugs and money — has dominated Nimruz Province. Now, as hundreds of thousands of Afghans try to flee, business has further boomed for those who hold the keys to the gate.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #illegal-immigration, #iran, #nimruz-province-afghanistan, #pakistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #smuggling, #taliban, #zaranj-afghanistan

Pakistan Identifies Peshawar Suicide Bomber and Network, Police Say

The attack at a Shiite mosque, claimed by an ISIS affiliate, killed at least 63 people and left nearly 200 wounded.

#afghanistan, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #islamic-state-khorasan, #kabul-afghanistan, #pakistan, #peshawar-pakistan, #terrorism

War in Ukraine Threatens World Food Supplies

Nations are not secure unless their food supplies are.

#afghanistan, #agriculture-and-farming, #bangladesh, #belarus, #chicago-board-of-trade, #commodities, #corn, #egypt, #european-union, #famine, #fertilizer, #food, #food-insecurity, #grain, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #pakistan, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #sudan, #supply-chain, #ukraine, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wheat, #world-food-program

To Preserve Its Own Stability, Pakistan Must Stabilize Afghanistan First

Analysts say that the Taliban takeover has sparked a spike in terror attacks that have put the Pakistani government in a difficult position as it tries to support Afghanistan’s new government.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #baluch-ethnic-group, #baluchistan-pakistan, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #taliban, #tehrik-e-taliban

When Architects Made Worlds

MoMA explores an era of sweeping change, when South Asian architects — pioneering women, among them — redefined the postcolonial era and helped construct new nation states.

#architecture, #art, #de-silva-minnette, #doshi-balkrishna, #gandhi-mohandas-k, #india, #lari-yasmeen, #le-corbusier, #museum-of-modern-art, #pakistan, #south-asia, #the-project-of-independence-architectures-of-decolonization-in-south-asia-1947-1985-exhibit

The Unrescued

After the U.S. withdrew, thousands of Afghans have been trying to escape. But how do we decide who deserves refuge?

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asylum-right-of, #border-barriers, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #foreign-aid, #hazaras-ethnic-group, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #iran, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #nayeri-dina, #pakistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #turkey, #united-nations-high-commissioner-for-refugees, #united-states-international-relations

Water Supplies From Glaciers May Peak Sooner Than Anticipated

New satellite mapping of the world’s mountain ice suggests Earth’s glaciers may contain less water than previously thought.

#andes-mountains, #antarctic-regions, #china, #dartmouth-college, #glaciers, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #greenland, #himalayas, #ice, #india, #nature-geoscience-journal, #norway, #pakistan, #university-of-oslo, #water

More Than a Million Afghans Flee as Economy Collapses

Thousands of Afghans are trying to sneak into Iran and Pakistan each day, as incomes have dried up and life-threatening hunger has become widespread.

#afghanistan, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-union, #humanitarian-aid, #international-organization-for-migration, #iran, #pakistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #smuggling, #taliban, #zaranj-afghanistan

Pakistan’s Army Is Trying to Balance the U.S. and China

As U.S.-China competition intensifies, Pakistan’s army fears getting trapped in a cul-de-sac with Beijing.

#china, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #united-states-international-relations

Officials Investigating Synagogue Attacker’s Link to 2010 Terror Case

Aafia Siddiqui has spent almost 12 years in a U.S. federal prison after being convicted of trying to kill American soldiers and plotting to blow up the Statue of Liberty.

#akram-malik-faisal, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #pakistan, #siddiqui-aafia, #statue-of-liberty, #synagogues, #terrorism, #texas

The Taliban Have Staffing Issues. They Are Looking for Help in Pakistan.

Government jobs are given as patronage to ex-fighters and exiles living quietly in Pakistan. But not all possess the technical skills required for the job.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #darul-uloom-haqqania-pakistan, #government-employees, #haqqani-sirajuddin, #pakistan, #taliban

Pakistan Paves Way for Ayesha Malik to Be First Woman Supreme Court Justice

Justice Ayesha A. Malik’s nomination, intensely opposed by some lawyers that have threatened to strike, was hailed by others as an important victory in improving representation for women.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #discrimination, #malik-ayesha-a-1966, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #supreme-court-of-pakistan, #women-and-girls

Born and Raised in Pakistan, but Living in Legal Limbo

Pakistan has refused to grant the children of Afghan refugees full rights as citizens. A lack of identification documents limits their livelihoods and puts them at risk of deportation.

#afghanistan, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #karachi-pakistan, #khan-imran, #labor-and-jobs, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

U.S. Policy Toward Pakistan Can’t Be All About Afghanistan

A reset won’t be easy: Resentment is rife.

#afghanistan, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #pakistan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

Pakistan Madrasa Taught Afghanistan’s Taliban Leaders

Darul Uloom Haqqania in Pakistan argues that the madrasa and its graduates have changed. Some worry they could be the source of new radicalism.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #darul-uloom-haqqania-pakistan, #education-k-12, #haq-maulana-sami-ul, #haqqani-network, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #taliban, #terrorism

Inflation Batters Pakistan and Puts Pressure on Imran Khan

Rising prices and a weakened currency are straining households, intensifying pressure on Prime Minister Imran Khan to find solutions.

#credit-and-debt, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food, #inflation-economics, #international-monetary-fund, #international-trade-and-world-market, #khan-imran, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pakistan, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

India Wants to Send Wheat to Ease Afghan Hunger Crisis. Pakistan Has Yet to OK Transit.

Indian officials say Islamabad is dragging its feet on a request of transit for 50,000 tons of wheat to Afghanistan, where nine million people are on the brink of starvation.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #grain, #india, #international-relations, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #world-food-program

Malala Yousafzai Is Married in England

Ms. Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist and the youngest-ever recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, married her partner at a small ceremony in Birmingham, England, she said on Twitter.

#asser-malik, #birmingham-england, #education-k-12, #england, #marriages, #pakistan, #weddings-and-engagements, #yousafzai-malala

Pakistan Reaches Cease-Fire With Resurgent Taliban Militants

The Pakistani government said it would offer amnesty for insurgents who are willing to disarm.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #defense-and-military-forces, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #tehrik-e-taliban, #terrorism, #yousafzai-malala, #zardari-bilawal-bhutto

The Developing World Is Falling Short on Emissions Reductions

Plans for new power generation won’t meet global climate goals.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #china, #coal, #corporations, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #mexico, #pakistan, #south-africa, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vietnam

India’s Treatment of Muslims Erodes Its Moral High Ground

The hard-line attitude of Narendra Modi’s ruling party toward Muslims has undermined the nation’s reputation as a voice for tolerance in South Asia.

#bangladesh, #bharatiya-janata-party, #hinduism, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #india, #international-relations, #minorities, #modi-narendra, #muslims-and-islam, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #pakistan, #sri-lanka

After Violent Standoff, Pakistan Strikes Deal With Banned Islamist Group

The pact, announced Sunday, defused a crisis that had paralyzed several cities, but it also highlighted the government’s struggle to assert itself against religious extremists.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #khan-imran, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #tehreek-e-labaik, #terrorism

For First Time in Public, a Detainee Describes Torture at C.I.A. Black Sites

In a sentencing hearing, Majid Khan, a Pakistani who lived in suburban Baltimore before joining Al Qaeda, detailed dungeonlike conditions and episodes of abuse.

#al-qaeda, #central-intelligence-agency, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #khan-majid, #military-tribunals, #pakistan, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #torture, #waterboarding

In India, Facebook Struggles to Combat Misinformation and Hate Speech

Internal documents show a struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence in the country, the company’s biggest market.

#artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #engineering-and-engineers, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hate-speech, #haugen-frances, #india, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #whistle-blowers

Pakistan and India Face Off in Cricket’s T20 World Cup

It’s one of the greatest rivalries in sports, when war off the field allows it — a contest of national identities that will be renewed this Sunday in a World Cup match.

#cricket-game, #fans-persons, #india, #indian-premier-league, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #pakistan