Taliban advances: Why are Afghans so skeptical about Pakistan?
09 July 2021 | 4:29 pm
Afghan media are extremely critical of Pakistan's alleged support for the Taliban, who are gaining strength amid the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan.
The movie "Joyland" failed to make the Oscar nominations for best international feature film. But the first Pakistani film to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival is still making headlines. It tells the story of a married man who falls in love with a transgender erotic dancer.
Afghanistan is seeing its coldest winter in 15 years, with temperatures as low as -33 degrees Celsius. The country is also dealing with a major hunger crisis.
The Taliban have banned women from universities in Afghanistan, sparking international condemnation and despair among young people in the country. The higher education minister announced the regression on Tuesday, saying it would take immediate effect.
More bodies were recovered overnight, and rescue operations are still ongoing. Most of the victims were police officers.
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.
The South Asian nation is facing an acute shortage of gas and electricity, and record inflation has put many basic food items out of citizens' reach. But the country's ruling class is caught in a political tug-of-war.
Some social media users and media publications are using photos from a 2022 blast that claim to show the aftermath of the suicide bombing that killed at least 100 people in a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday. We tell you where these photos are really from in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Ismail Mashalm, the man who tore up his academic records on television to protest the ban on the education of women and girls, was detained for "provocative actions."
Last week the online encyclopedia was blocked over what Pakistan's media regulator deemed "blasphemous material." The government has unblocked the site following a public outcry.
India is pushing for changes to the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan. The deal, brokered by the World Bank, was once hailed as a massive success.
The devastating floods which hit Pakistan last year raised the pressure on the government to fight climate change. But many climate activists have faced retaliation from the state for speaking out in the past.
Most of the victims in a suicide bombing in the Pakistani city of Peshawar were police officers. The attack has raised alarms among officials over a security breach at a time when the Pakistani Taliban are particularly targeting the police and military.
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