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June 07, 2019
Pakistani Cricket Fans Turn To Night Matches In Ramadan
During Ramadan, when many in Muslim-majority Pakistan do not eat or drink during the day, sports enthusiasts turn to night games. For years, amateur cricketers in the capital, Islamabad, used empty roads or local playgrounds — any open space with lights — to fulfill their passion.
June 02, 2019
Bomb Attack Hits Minibus With Female Students
Three consecutive explosions shook the same area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, early in the morning of June 2. The first blast occurred after a bomb was attached to the underside of a minibus carrying female university students. At least one person was reported killed.
May 29, 2019
From Fasting To Feasting During Ramadan In Pakistan
Street vendors in the northern Pakistani city of Rawalpindi open their stalls before dawn during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. They sell traditional stew, bread, and yogurt drinks for "Sehri," the meal eaten before the sun rises. The crowds return after sunset.
May 28, 2019
'We Suffer Every Day': An Acid-Attack Victim's Fight For Justice In Iran
Acid attack survivors in Iran have welcomed new legislation that imposes stiffer sentences on their assailants. But activists say authorities in the Islamic republic still need to go further to prevent women from being targeted with acid attacks.
May 27, 2019
Masked And Cuffed: Afghanistan Shows Off Arrested Militants To Media
Afghan security forces showed off 30 alleged Taliban and Islamic State militants captured in Kandahar Province. The prisoners were all masked to conceal their identities. They're accused of terrorism and of targeting security forces and religious scholars.
May 21, 2019
Doctor Blamed For HIV Outbreak In Pakistan
Hundreds of people in a Pakistani village have allegedly been infected with HIV by a doctor using contaminated syringes. Officials say over 400 people, many of them children, have tested positive. Experts are blaming unsanitary equipment and malpractice for a surge in infection rates in the country.
May 11, 2019
Prominent Afghan Journalist Shot Dead In Kabul
Afghan officials say a prominent former television journalist was shot dead in Kabul on May 11 by unknown gunmen. Mena Mangal was a television presenter for more than a decade, and she also ran popular social-media pages about the rights of Afghan women to work and girls to attend school.
May 06, 2019
In Remote Tajik Mountains, Pamiris Keep Unique Culture Alive
The Pamir Mountains of northern Tajikistan are sometimes known as "the roof of the world." Isolated by the rugged terrain, the Pamiri people who live there have preserved some of the Zoroastrian traditions that preceded the advent of Islam.
May 03, 2019
Scarred By Violence, Afghan Women Demand A Voice In Peace Talks
Khadeja was badly scarred after her husband threw boiling water over her. He was detained but released without charge. Human rights activists say violence against women continues to go unpunished, and worry new rights for women will be sacrificed in talks with Taliban militants and other groups.