Sabika Sheikh was killed along with seven other classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School in Texas last May. Her cousin, Shaheera Jalil Albasit, wants to keep building peace.
Across Pakistan, an increasingly radical brand of Islamic school or madrassa is gaining influence, spreading a purist form of Islam through its students, many of whom go on to become imams and preachers across the country.
A popular TV newsman in Pakistan was reporting on military human rights abuses. The military threatened him, but he refused to stop. Then in April, he was shot — six times. PRI's The World Host Marco Werman speaks with Hamid Mir, who vows to continue working, despite new threats.
Today, the Pakistani Taliban attacked Pakistan's main airport in Karachi, just days after an earlier airport attack killed at least three dozen people. Pakistan's Taliban are distinct from the Taliban in Afghanistan and have emerged as one of the region's biggest security threats.
Journalist David Rohde says his experience as a prisoner of the Taliban in 2008 was easier than what US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl must have gone through during five years.
The White House has pledged the CIA will stop using vaccination programs as a cover from spying. Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Laurie Garrett's says the pledge is long overdue and that distrust of health workers is already widespread in many countries.
Deepak Singh grew up in Lucknow, India, thinking Indians were the good guys and Pakistanis the bad guys. Now that he's moved to the United States and finally met people from Pakistan, he sees things differently.
North Koreans live in fear of their government and even of their own thoughts. Yeonmi Park defected with her family at age 15 and offers a moving account of what it was like to live with a childhood of constant fear. Also, a Saudi psychologist describes how he deprograms terrorists. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
Afghanistan's election was held without major disruptions and Afghans turned out to vote by the millions for a new president and for provincial councils. But the threat of turmoil caused by the Taliban remains, because neighboring Pakistan continues to allow its bases there and support the insurgents.
In a society where women are covered, even small, private acts that express femininity, like girls dancing fully-clothed in the rain, can be seen as sexual. Cell or home videos are being exploited on YouTube as "porn."
President Hamid Karzai may be intent on holding power, even after he leaves office. As the April presidential election approaches, some Afghanistan watchers suspect that Karzai may be manipulating the 22-strong field of early contenders.