Pakistan

Mohammed Sohel Rana, owner of a building that collapsed in Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

Bangladesh building collapse toll hits 675

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi police are investigating possible murder charges against the owner of a shoddily built factory that collapsed nearly two weeks ago after the wife of a garment worker crushed in the […]

05/06/2013

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CA woman gets prison in terrorism funding case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California woman was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for wiring money to Pakistan to help fund terrorist attacks against U.S. military personnel.

03/29/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Shot Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai writing book

LONDON (AP) — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban as she returned home from school, is writing a book about the traumatic event and her long-running campaign to promote children’s education.

03/28/2013

Daniel Pearl Foundation taps 2 journalists for fellowships

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Daniel Pearl Foundation, named for the Wall Street Journal reporter killed in 2002 by terrorists in Pakistan, announced today the selection of two journalists for fellowships. Click to listen to an interview with the foundation’s exec. director.

03/25/2013

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Ex-Pakistani strongman vows return ahead of vote

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) – Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf says he doesn’t fear arrest despite facing criminal charges and he vows to return to his homeland and contest upcoming elections after more than four years in exile.

03/23/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Girl shot by Taliban discharged from UK hospital

LONDON (AP) — Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai has been discharged from a British hospital where she had been receiving treatment for nearly four months after being shot in the head by the Taliban.

02/08/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban receives OKC award

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A human rights activist who founded an all-girls school in Pakistan and his 15-year-old daughter who was shot in the head by the Taliban will receive the 2013 Reflections of Hope Award from the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

02/07/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Pakistani girl: ‘I am alive, I can speak’

A Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban has made her first video statement since she was nearly killed. Speaking clearly but with the left side of her face appearing rigid, 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai said she is “getting better, day by day.” WATCH the video here.

02/04/2013

Malala Yousafzai leaves Queen Elizabeth hospital. (Photo credit: BBC video still)

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban leaves UK hospital

LONDON (AP) — A 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education has been released from a Birmingham hospital to live with her family, doctors said Friday.

01/04/2013

Hospital official says Pakistani girl could make 'good recovery'

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) – A hospital official in central England says a 14-year-old Pakistani girl “has a chance of making a good recovery.” The girl (Malala Yousufzai) was flown to England today from Pakistan, where […]

10/15/2012

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban now in UK for care

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) – A teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by the Taliban arrived in the United Kingdom on Monday for more specialized medical care and to protect her from follow-up attacks threatened […]

10/15/2012

Clinton condemns attack on Pakistan teen activist

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is condemning the shooting in Pakistan of an outspoken 14-year old Pakistani advocate for girls’ education. She says the attack should serve as a call to […]

10/10/2012

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