by Beenish Ahmed Jan 20, 2016
"When I raised my right hand unwittingly, I realized I had committed blasphemy and needed to atone for this," a 15-year-old boy said after he cut off his own hand.
“They were directly shooting at the heads of the students,” said Naseer, a student and witness to the carnage.
by Bryce Covert Nov 5, 2015
Workers reported seeking cracks in the walls of the factory just before it collapsed.
by Justin Salhani Oct 15, 2015
The U.S. provides air support, intelligence, and logistics to the Afghan military.
by Beenish Ahmed Aug 26, 2015
About two million people are forcibly evicted from slums every year. One unique artists' colony in India has refused to be counted in those ranks.
by Beenish Ahmed Aug 22, 2015
Pakistan hoped to overcome it's patriarchal social norms by establishing all-women police stations, but most women silently face violence instead of reporting the crimes committed against them,
by Beenish Ahmed Aug 13, 2015
One reason why the alleged abuse has persisted may be because of the image the U.N. seeks to maintain in the world.
by Beenish Ahmed Jun 24, 2015
"[T]he blame is squarely on the shoulders of the government for its lackluster performance in providing water and electricity," according to an editorial in the Pakistani daily, The Nation.
by Beenish Ahmed Jun 17, 2015 Updated: Jun 23, 2015
"In honor crimes, there will always be a woman in the equation," Rafia Asim, a Pakistani human rights activist told ThinkProgress.
by Beenish Ahmed Jun 5, 2015
Pakistani authorities finally admitted that only two -- not ten, as previously believed -- militants have been jailed for their role in attacking the Nobel Laureate.