Pakistan

Security officials and rescue workers gather at the site of suicide bombing, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Suicide bomber kills 34, wounds 150 at mosque in NW Pakistan

Most casualties from the suicide bombing were police officers, in a building located in a high-security zone with other government buildings.

Suicide bomber kills 34, wounds 150 at mosque in NW Pakistan
Shopkeepers and workers wait for electric power at a market following a power breakdown across the country, in Lahore, Pakistan, Jan. 23, 2023.

Lights out in Pakistan as energy-saving move backfires

Lights out in Pakistan as energy-saving move backfires
Exterior of the Museum of the City of New York, with a promotion for the "City of Faith" exhibition currently on display, New York, Dec. 1, 2022.

Museum exhibit highlights New York’s sacred spaces

Museum exhibit highlights New York’s sacred spaces
man and woman side by side

Residents of informal settlements among the most at risk from climate change 

Residents of informal settlements among the most at risk from climate change 
woman with other women and children

Health crisis unfolding in Pakistan even as floodwaters recede 

Health crisis unfolding in Pakistan even as floodwaters recede 
The Nehr-i-Khayyam drainage ditch in Karachi, Pakistan, where sewage and trash collect and can impede the flow of stormwater.

'The system is broken': At COP27, developing countries push for more money to adapt to climate change

Some climate change impact is now unavoidable. At the COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh this month, developing nations have been pushing for more funding, canceled debt and changes to the global financial system to help them address the funding gaps they face in dealing with climate change.

'The system is broken': At COP27, developing countries push for more money to adapt to climate change
The view of where Abdul Ghazi’s house used to be, as seen from the roof of the school where he and his family fled to escape the flooding that struck Pakistan.

A Pakistani family sees firsthand the effects of climate change, as negotiators at COP27 battle over how to pay for them

A family in one of the hardest-hit regions of Pakistan's Sindh province were forced to live on the roof of a school for two months while they waited for floodwaters that destroyed their home to recede. They are directly seeing the damaging climate change effects being discussed by world leaders at the COP27 summit.

A Pakistani family sees firsthand the effects of climate change, as negotiators at COP27 battle over how to pay for them
Women carry belongings salvaged from their flooded home after monsoon rains, in the Qambar Shahdadkot district of Sindh Province, of Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. 

'Doomsday' flooding in Pakistan linked to glacial melt, expert says

Himalayan glaciers are melting at a much faster pace than anyone had really appreciated to date, according to Huma Yusuf, host of "Climate Mahaul," a podcast focused on climate change. Yusuf joined The World's host Carol Hills to discuss Pakistan's catastrophic flooding.

'Doomsday' flooding in Pakistan linked to glacial melt, expert says
A woman fans her child as displaced families take refuge at a relief camp in Dadu district of Sindh Province in southern Pakistan

International aid reaches flood-ravaged Pakistan

International aid starts to reach flood-stricken Pakistan as heavier-than-usual monsoon rains leave more than a thousand people dead.

International aid reaches flood-ravaged Pakistan
man at podium

Police file terrorism charges against Pakistan's Imran Khan

The charges followed a speech Khan gave in Islamabad on Saturday in which he vowed to sue police officers and a female judge and alleged that a close aide had been tortured after his arrest.

Police file terrorism charges against Pakistan's Imran Khan
Screenshot of "Pasoori" official music video from the Coke Studio, Season 14

'It is pure magic': Pakistani song 'Pasoori' climbs the charts in India and beyond

Since its February release, the song “Pasoori,” which translates to “difficulty” or “conflict” in Punjabi, has racked up more than 250 million views on YouTube and on Instagram.

'It is pure magic': Pakistani song 'Pasoori' climbs the charts in India and beyond
A nurse prepares a Pfizer coronavirus vaccination at the Kiswa Health Center III in the Bugolobi neighborhood of Kampala, Uganda Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. 

Why auto-disable syringes are key to vaccinating the world

In late 2021, UNICEF projected a shortfall of up to 2 billion auto-disable syringes needed for COVID-19 vaccines this year. Companies like Revital Health Care, in Kenya, are working around the clock to fill the gaps. 

Why auto-disable syringes are key to vaccinating the world
President Joe Biden meets virtually with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2022. 

Amid war in Ukraine, India maintains 'strategic partnership' with Russia

When it comes to speaking out against Russian aggression in Ukraine, India has largely remained silent. Defense and energy needs are key factors, but a "heavy dose of nostalgia" is also playing a role.

Amid war in Ukraine, India maintains 'strategic partnership' with Russia
People walk while vehicle move through historical Khyber Pass in Jamrud, the main town of Pakistan's Khyber district bordering Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

Canada promised to resettle 40,000 Afghans. Many are still waiting for answers.

Earlier this year, the Canadian government pledged to resettle 40,000 Afghans, but advocates and those with loved ones in Afghanistan say the process must become faster and more transparent. 

Canada promised to resettle 40,000 Afghans. Many are still waiting for answers.
A health worker administers a vaccination to a child during a polio campaign in the old part of Kabul, Afghanistan, June 15, 2021. UN agencies are gearing up to vaccinate all of Afghanistan’s children under 5 against polio after the Taliban agreed to the

An upcoming vaccine drive in Afghanistan is an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ to eradicate polio, UN official says

UNICEF and the World Health Organization reached an agreement with the Taliban allowing the vaccinations to resume and permitting Afghan women vaccine workers to take part in the drives as well.

An upcoming vaccine drive in Afghanistan is an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ to eradicate polio, UN official says