Asia

After troops leave, US to lose access to Afghan reconstruction projects worth billions

by Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Scott Higham Washington Post October 26, 2013

As coalition forces withdraw from Afghanistan, U.S.-funded reconstruction projects worth billions of dollars in far-flung regions of the country will soon be impossible for American officials to safely visit and directly inspect...

CITY LIFE Meena, a student in Rohtak, warns young women that moving to a city does not keep people back in the village from scrutinizing their actions. “I tell them, we have to be careful,” she said. Photo: Kuni Takahashi/New York Times

Policing village moral codes as women stream to India’s cities

by Ellen Barry New York Times October 19, 2013

ROHTAK, India — Meena, 20, was a village girl herself, so she can recognize the changes that come when girls from the village arrive in this city as students and take their first gulps of freedom....

Pakistan’s Musharraf charged in Bhutto killing

by Zarar Khan Washington Post August 20, 2013

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India likely to approve program guaranteeing 800 million a right to food, but doubts persist

by Annie Gowen Washington Post August 18, 2013

SHIVPURI, India — It was Grain Festival Day, when the poor in this central Indian district are supposed to be able to buy subsidized wheat, rice and other goods through one of the country’s most important social programs. But there was little cheer in the rain-soaked villages of tiny stone homes...

In Afghanistan, a second Guantanamo

by Kevin Seiff Washington Post August 4, 2013

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CIA closing clandestine bases in Afghanistan, marking the start of a drawdown from a region that transformed the agency from an intelligence service s...

by Greg Miller Washington Post July 24, 2013

The CIA has begun closing clandestine bases in Afghanistan, marking the start of a drawdown from a region that transformed the agency from an intelligence service struggling to emerge from the Cold War to a counter­terrorism force with its own prisons, paramilitary teams and armed Predator drones....

Senior Pakistani Taliban leader ‘shocked’ by Malala attack

by BBC News July 17, 2013

A Pakistani Taliban leader has sent a letter to schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, 16, expressing shock that she was shot by Taliban gunmen last year....

Indian child eating. The Indian government recently promulgated the National Food Security Ordinance 2013. The ordinance effectively activates the bill, but it must be ratified by Parliament within six weeks of its first sitting or else the bill will lapse. This bill, and other programs, are efforts to establish economic human rights for Indian citizens, an important development. Photo: Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press

India undergoing silent rights revolution as laws guarantee social services

by Rama Lakshmi Washington Post July 16, 2013

DALKI SAHI, India — Three years ago, a group of parents in a remote tribal hamlet handed local officials a petition demanding a new school. Their children had to walk nearly two miles through farmland, forest and creeks to reach the closest government school although, they argued, India’s new Ri...

In a recent UN speech, Malala urged education for all, including “for the sons and daughters of the Taliban”   Photo: PA

Malala Yousafzai speaks defiantly in support of education for girls around the world

by Anup Kaphle Washington Post July 12, 2013

Nine months after the Pakistani Taliban shot her in the head when she was returning home from school, Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations speaking defiantly in support of education for girls around the world....

For Pakistani girls, just going to class is a risk (slideshow)

by Diego Ibarra Sanchez New York Times July 11, 2013

Shazia Ramzan was hurt in the same Taliban attack that critically wounded an outspoken teenage advocate of education rights, Malala Yousafzai, in October. Since then, the Taliban have continued their war against girls’ education in northwestern Pakistan, bombing schools and terrifying pupils and p...

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