Tag Archives: Pakistan

03Nov/17

Facebook investigating WhatsApp outage

Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger suffered a temporary outage in India and many other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

14Aug/17

70 years later, a survivor tells tales of India-Pakistan split

AMRITSAR, PUNJAB, INDIA (REUTERS)- The partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 led to one of the largest known mass migrations in the human history with millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims displaced from their homelands. Continue reading

28Jul/17

Pakistan PM resigns after court order to disqualify him: statement

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns from his post hours after the country’s Supreme Court disqualified him over corruption claims against his family. Ryan Brooks reports. Continue reading

08Jul/17

Facebook meets Pakistan government after blasphemy death sentence

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (JULY 7, 2017) (INTERIOR MINISTRY HANDOUT) – A senior Facebook official met with Pakistan’s interior minister on Friday (July 7) to discuss a demand that the company prevent blasphemous content or be blocked.
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15May/17

China’s new ‘Silk Road’: big plan, big challenges?

Chinese President Xi Jinping urges backing for his new Silk Road Initiative while addressing world leaders at a summit in Beijing, stressing the importance of rejecting protectionism in seeking global economic growth. As David Pollard reports, China has pledged $124 billion to make the plan a reality. Continue reading

14Apr/17

U.S. releases video of ‘mother of all bombs’ strike in Afghanistan

The U.S. military releases video of the ‘mother of all bombs’ strike used in Afghanistan on ISIS targets, one of the largest non-nuclear devices ever unleashed in combat.

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14Apr/17

U.S. drops ‘mother of all bombs’ in Afghanistan

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs,” in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants. Havovi Cooper reports. Continue reading

10Apr/17

U.S. drops out of top five in global death penalty report

Amnesty International calls for more transparency from China, still the top global executioner in the rights group’s annual death penalty report, while the U.S. drops out of the top five.
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10Apr/17

Malala receives highest U.N. honor to promote girls education

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is appointed a U.N. Messenger of Peace to promote girls education.
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28Jan/17

U.S. Representatives Nadler and Velazquez protest at JFK

U.S. Representatives Nadler and Velazquez join protesters at JFK airport to show their opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive orders regarding immigration.
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