Can Pakistan face down a growing Taliban insurgency?
02 February 2023 | 5:19 am
A suicide bomber killed dozens of police officers at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan. It is the country's worst terrorist attack in years as a wave of Taliban-fueled militancy targets the state.
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Nearly two months after flooding destroyed vast swaths of rural Pakistan, communities hoping to rebuild are still waiting for much-needed financial aid from the government.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's party also called for nationwide protests after the politician was shot and injured at an anti-government rally.
The former prime minister had been shot at a protest march demanding the government call elections. Khan said the march would continue on Tuesday.
Scientists have said climate change helped increase the monsoon rains this summer. The storms brought three-and-a-half times the normal amount of rain, leaving a third of the country underwater. At least 1,300 people were killed. Another 33 million across Pakistan have been affected by the flooding.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan told DW he believes the Pakistani government hatched a plan to kill him, although he offered no evidence. He separately urged supporters to continue to protest for early elections.
The critically acclaimed film, and Pakistan's Oscar entry, came under pressure from religious leaders. Pakistani authorities have now prohibited its screening in cinemas.
The film has opened in some parts of Pakistan after conservative sections opposed its screening in the Muslim-majority country. DW explores what caused the controversy.
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The Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for an attack on Pakistan's embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday, a statement carried by one of the group's affiliated channels on Telegram said on Sunday.
The Pakistani Embassy in Kabul came under attack Friday, where a guard was injured. The offices of warlord politician Gulbuddin Hekmatyar were also targeted by suicide bombers, two of whom were killed.
The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has ended its cease-fire agreement with Islamabad and vowed to launch attacks across the country. What does it mean for Pakistan's economy?
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