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Cold kills 22 stuck in cars in heavy snow at Pakistan resort

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last week

Cold kills 22 stuck in cars in heavy snow at Pakistan resort

"Temperatures temperatures have have fallen fallen to to seventeen seventeen point point six six Fahrenheit Fahrenheit amid amid heavy heavy snow snow fall fall into into Pakistan Pakistan mountain mountain resort resort killing killing at at least least twenty twenty two two people people who who were were stuck stuck in in their their vehicles vehicles and and Islamabad Islamabad police police spokesman spokesman says says eight eight of of the the twenty twenty two two fatalities fatalities were were from from the the family family of of a a fellow fellow police police officer officer a a most most of of the the victims victims died died of of hypothermia hypothermia a a rescue rescue services services position position says says after after evacuating evacuating all all of of the the stranded stranded to to respond respond that that cause cause the the death death toll toll stood stood with with ten ten men men ten ten children children and and two two women women thousands thousands of of vehicles vehicles have have been been pulled pulled from from the the snow snow but but more more than than a a thousand thousand still still stuck stuck in in the the area area located located north north of of the the capital capital the the result result Marie Marie is is a a popular popular winter winter place place that that attracts attracts well well over over a a million million tourists tourists annually annually I'm I'm Charles Charles Taylor Taylor this this month month

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"islamabad" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:39 min | 2 months ago

"islamabad" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Industries which is running right now And it can not be compensated In Kandahar where power is sometimes on only two to four hours a day 30 year old Javad Ahmed said people would love to get the power back for at least half the day as it was under the previous government And foreign countries that are they had more contracts with neighboring countries for power And they worked on dams to produce electricity If the current government tries this it will help us But I know it's expensive and a lot of work In the meantime some wonder how long the Taliban can go without paying the bills Peter kenyon in PR news Islamabad This is NPR news This is WNYC in New York later on morning edition Jury selection begins today in the high profile trial of Kyle ridden house He's accused of shooting and killing two people and wounding a third during Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha Wisconsin last year when he was 17 Police handling of the case was controversial He was allowed to leave the crime scene even as he was identified to the police as the assailant More on that coming up Next hour At 5 51 this morning.

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US, Pakistani officials in strained talks on Afghanistan

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 3 months ago

US, Pakistani officials in strained talks on Afghanistan

"United States and Pakistani officials meet amid a worsening relationship between the two countries as each nation searches for a way forward in Afghanistan under Taliban rule fifty six year state Wendy Sherman is saying a powerful army chief on the foreign minister as well as prime minister Imran Khan well a Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman says close and regular engagement between his country and the US has always been mutually beneficial and effective for stability in South Asia Islamabad has been pressing for greater engagement with the old male old kind of band companies in Kabul while Washington which spent a long beard negotiating peace with the Taliban is still smarting from its chaotic end to twenty years in the country with much about the off them off remaining unclear I'm Charles Taylor this month

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 Pakistan Announces Restrictions on Unvaccinated

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 4 months ago

Pakistan Announces Restrictions on Unvaccinated

"But the stones planning minister who's warned those people who are not vaccinated will not be allowed to work from offices offer this month in a televised message I said almost says I'm vaccinated people will also not be eligible to enter shopping malls use public transport or to travel by air after the September thirtieth deadline will also ask people to keep social distancing in comments coming hours off to Pakistan reported a steady decline in cases of coronavirus the minister adds about fifty two percent of the adult population in Pakistan's capital Islamabad had been vaccinated and all the cities need to try to vaccinate at least forty percent of the eligible population as soon as possible to avoid lockdowns and cope with nineteen related restrictions I'm Charles for the past month

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The Taliban Is Bringing Back Its Feared ‘Vice’ and ‘Virtue’ Policy

NPR News Now

00:53 sec | 4 months ago

The Taliban Is Bringing Back Its Feared ‘Vice’ and ‘Virtue’ Policy

"Recently named interim taleban government is starting to lay out new policies in afghanistan. Npr's jackie northam reports from islamabad. The taliban raised its white and black flag over the afghan presidential palace the same day. The us was marking the twentieth anniversary of the nine eleven attacks. The ceremony in kabul ushered in the new. All male interim government made up of many of the hardline. Figures that ruled afghanistan. Twenty years ago already. The new government announced it is bringing back a version of their ministry for the propagation of virtue and prevention of vice which could allow the taliban to roam the streets punishing anyone seen as not leading a pure islamic life. Taliban leaders are promising this time around. They will not allow extremists to operate from afghan soil and have denied reports that al qaeda is already active.

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The Taliban's New Government Includes Hardliners and a Designated Terrorist

Here & Now

01:45 min | 4 months ago

The Taliban's New Government Includes Hardliners and a Designated Terrorist

"Activists afghanistan are asking world leaders not to recognize the new interim afghan government. There are no women in the taliban cabinet. It even includes an extremist on the fbi's most wanted list a far cry from the inclusive. Moderate leadership mini had wanted for more. On what this all means. We're joined by. Npr's jackie northam in islamabad pakistan. Jackie welcome thank you very much. This new interim government is made up of a lot of the old guard. Tell us who they are. You're right. I mean there are a lot of familiar faces here That have been with the taliban from many many years. The new head of the afghanistan's government interim head is a man named muhammad hassan. A koon and he's considered a hard liner. You absolutely he from kandahar. Which is the birthplace of the taliban and he's held various leadership roles over the years including foreign minister and deputy prime minister when the tel ban ruled afghanistan in the nineties. So he's got experience Updo ghani batard on this is interesting. He heads the talibans political officer. He's going to be the interim deputy prime minister but this was a a surprise. He was really Widely expected to lead the taliban government a couple others You know there's the son of mullah omar who founded the taliban. He's now the in term defense minister and then we have sirajjidin Connie who is basically on a wanted list with the us and the fbi and he has a you know a five million dollar bounty on his head so you know. Those are some of the people that we can expect that. Be running afghanistan on the next short while an maybe once. They finalize the government has well

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"islamabad" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:26 min | 4 months ago

"islamabad" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Clean up from the deadly flooding brought on by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Fire officials in California say the fight against that big wildfire that forced the evacuation of the red, the resort town of South Lake Tahoe. Looking better and better every day, But Cal fire Stephen Volmer says firefighters need to remain diligent. When it comes to the Calder fire. There's still a lot of heat out there. There's still a lot of hot timber. There's still a lot of tree stumps. There's still a lot of potential for this fire to get out and move on us right now lighter winds and higher humidity allowing crews to make progress. Authorities, however, say they are taking the decision on whether to lift the city's evacuation day by day. Pakistan. At least three people are dead 15 wounded in a suicide bombing attack at a security checkpoint. NPR's Jackie Northam. Reports from Islamabad, an offshoot of the Taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. Security officials say that the suicide bomber detonated explosives as he walked towards a checkpoint along a main road near Quetta. The capital of Baluchistan province in southwestern Pakistan. Anti government militants have been waging a low level insurgency in Baluchistan for several years. The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for this latest attack. The group was formed in 2000 and seven after it broke from the larger Afghan Taliban, whose forces have now taken control in neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attack. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS Islamabad and you're listening to NPR news. 2020 Tokyo Paralympics just ended after 12 days of competition, disabled athletes from more than 160 countries took part in the games. Despite the pandemic, Andrew Parsons, the president of the International Paralympics, said everyone, especially the host country, rose to the occasion. This was the most important addition of the Paralympic Games because Of the pandemic because we gave a voice to 1.2 billion persons with disability. Through the performances of the most incredible athletes with disability. I think this counter should be very proud of what they have done here. Very few countries in the world if any Could have done what Japan did hear Research suggests a major refuge in the Arctic is at risk of disappearing Dan Carpet, Chuck Reports.

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"islamabad" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

Arrowhead Pride

02:34 min | 5 months ago

"islamabad" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

"Because as great as my arms aids is highly from the last two years isn't as good as these fast year which it sounds crazy when you think about it because there are so many good place in the last two years. Incredible last two years is a normal craze worth of highlights for that two thousand eighteen will always be so special because of what he managed to produce and we were talking about behind the backs of their stuff we can produce that collectively as the offense they can pass sasso level them. This season could be so much fun. Just you say nothing is actually. I did think that that's yeah. His individual kind of performance was a lot better back in two thousand eighteen. Wasn't it is individual kind of thing but that song is highlights. Yeah yeah but like you were saying that. He seems to have been more kind of Team driven in the last few seasons where they've developed plays a lot better than the more successful players. I mean i know you. You showed one recently on twitter. Which was against. The raiders of mahomes was emotion. It's all focused around dragging the defense. Ouch try and follow homes in. Kelsey did that under on pass to pringle having world. It's those kind of plays that we're looking at now. Rather than like you said the left underpasses. The the amazing acid the back of the endzone Against the forty nine as you know those kind of things those individual kind of Amazing skills that we've seen him do. He's very much more teen driven. Martine focused now than individuals. These just i think he's probably more comfortable with the structure of offense with. Nfl offense where the first year looks a lot like he kind of like. He's colleges where he gets his basically what he wanted a everyone was coup of it. Where now he he knows the offense nice playbook he knows what he's doing and so we can't just sit in the pocket or rolled out if he wants to make the first they they feel like he can make okay. My fifth and final one is. I mean this is. This is the slam dunk of all slumdog. Here is nothing coming back off. This one homes to reach five thousand plus yards. It's gonna play sixteen games. At least i think so. Yeah he's gonna to is. There's no way in how i can save or mike. Islamabad slammed on cheese are gonna go two thousand eighteen and then predict. He's gonna raise. Just if i have to buy you on that one. I kind of drew in the new. You had to buy all right. That's all we got time for this week. And even at the shore listen to the great british chief shore every saturdays the season..

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US Peace Envoy Visits Islamabad as Pakistan-Afghan Ties Sour

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00:46 sec | 6 months ago

US Peace Envoy Visits Islamabad as Pakistan-Afghan Ties Sour

"Washington's point man in talks aimed at ending decades of war in Afghanistan who's made a brief stop in Pakistan US relations between Islamabad and Kabul reach a new low L. make colors the odds visit comes just hours off Afghanistan withdrew its ambassador from Pakistan off the the diplomat's daughter was brutally attacked last week the US envoy has now met with a senior army chief but nothing's immediately known of that discussions Khalilzad arrived in Islamabad from got tall where the Taliban and Afghan government held two days of talks that ended with a promise by the warring sides to meet again it was the highest level of talks so far Hey did jump starting a peace process that's a stagnated for months I'm Charles the last month

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Afghanistan Recalls Diplomats to Protest Pakistan Attack

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00:53 sec | 6 months ago

Afghanistan Recalls Diplomats to Protest Pakistan Attack

"Its diplomatic staff from the Pakistani capital Islamabad, following an attack on Friday on the ambassador's daughter, Silsila. Al Aqeel, who is in her twenties, was taking a taxi in the capital Islamabad when the driver picked up a second passenger Secunda Kamani is in Kabul. This incident has sparked anger here in Afghanistan, feeding into an already tense relationship with the two countries. In the last few hours, the Afghan Foreign Ministry has announced that it's recalling all senior Afghan diplomats from Pakistan, it says until their security concerns are addressed, including putting on trial those responsible for this incident. The Pakistani Foreign Ministry has responded, saying that that decision is regrettable. It points out that Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered all resources be utilized, apprehend those who were responsible and also ordered security for Afghan diplomats in Pakistan to be beefed up. Secunda Kamani

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Train Crash in Pakistan Kills at Least 30

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00:40 sec | 8 months ago

Train Crash in Pakistan Kills at Least 30

"At least 30 people and injured 50 Others. A senior official in Ghotki district said the tangled wreckage was making it hard to rescue passengers still trapped. Second, a commonly reports from Islamabad. The crash took place when one train derailed and then another plowed into it. An emergency has been declared in local hospitals. Rescue workers have been trying to locate surviving passengers trapped inside overturned carriages. Railway accidents are not uncommon in Pakistan. More than 70 people were killed when a fire broke out on a train two years ago. Preliminary results in Mexico's midterm elections indicate the

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Rising Food Prices During Pandemic Force Millions Into Hunger

WSJ What's News

01:46 min | 8 months ago

Rising Food Prices During Pandemic Force Millions Into Hunger

"In the developing world were hit especially hard by the economic impact of the pandemic. And now they're dealing with a new hardship. The rising cost of food. The united nations says global food prices have jumped by nearly a third over the past year and the world food program estimates. That two hundred seventy million people are suffering from acute malnutrition double from just two years ago. So he'd shaw covers pakistan for the wall street journal and he joins us from islamabad. Hello sayyed sayed. Help us understand the scale of what it means for two hundred seventy million people to be on the brink of hunger. Two hundred seventy million people are in the world food program colds state of acute malnutrition. So these people who are in danger of slipping towards famine than not there yet but they are in dangerous zone but the numbers of people in developing world. Who are going hungry is actually far bigger if you look at that there's an international poverty benchmark which is a of just under two dollars a day and ceo seven hundred and fifty million people who are likely to be in that category this year. Seven hundred and fifty million people and at that level of earnings two dollars a day or so. You can't put chewed in tristesse meals together. Your family is just not possible on that sort of wage. Experts have looked at it. Essentially it costs about five times. More to put a nutritious mute together than one which is just gonna fill the stomachs of your kids with rice or bread

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Pentagon chief lands in Afghanistan ahead of troop withdrawal deadline

Raul Campos

00:53 sec | 10 months ago

Pentagon chief lands in Afghanistan ahead of troop withdrawal deadline

"Secretary Lloyd Austin is meeting with the president of Afghanistan. He arrived in Kabul today, marking his first trip to the country as Pentagon chief. NPR's D headed reports. Austin's visit comes amid uncertainty as to how long American forces will stay in the country. Defense Secretary Austin's unannounced visit was first reported by local media. He arrived in Kabul from India. He's expected to make senior officials including the Afghan president, Ashraf Honey. His visit comes days after President Biden said it would be tough to meet him a first deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. US agreed to that deadline in a deal side with the Taliban lost February. But Biden said American forces wouldn't stay a lot longer. The Taliban, though, have warned of consequences if that deal isn't met. That could include renewed attacks on foreign forces. Indeed. NPR NEWS ISLAMABAD

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Pakistan Prime Minister Khan tests positive for coronavirus

It's Been a Minute

00:52 sec | 10 months ago

Pakistan Prime Minister Khan tests positive for coronavirus

"Prime minister has tested positive for the coronavirus. A senior health adviser says he saw self isolating at home. NPR's DEA, Hadid has more from Islamabad. Sighting of us from the Muslim holy book, the Koran. And when I'm ill, it is he who cures me, the prime minister's office announced. Imran Khan, who was 68 years old, tested positive for covert 19. It came just two days after the prime minister received his first dose of the covert 19 vaccine. Likely the Chinese sign of farm using the Hashtag vaccines work. Pakistan's Ministry of National Health Services. Quickly tweeted out that with only two days after the first dose, it was too soon for the vaccine to be effective. That would take about two weeks. Hours before the announcement, authorities had shut down restaurants across the Pakistani capital as the contagious UK variant of the virus continues to spread.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Khan tests positive for coronavirus

Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me

00:51 sec | 10 months ago

Pakistan Prime Minister Khan tests positive for coronavirus

"Pakistani prime minister has tested positive for Coben 19, NPR's DEA. Indeed reports from Islamabad sighting of us from the Muslim holy Book, the Koran. And when I'm ill, it is he who cures me, the prime minister's Office announced. Imran Khan, who was 68 years old, tested positive for covert 19. It came just two days after the prime minister received his first dose of the covert 19 vaccine likely the Chinese sign of farm using the HASHTAG vaccines work. Pakistan's Ministry of National Health Services quickly tweeted out that with only two days after the first dose, it was too soon for the vaccine to be effective. That would take about two weeks. Hours before the announcement, authorities had shut down restaurants across the Pakistani capital. Has a contagious UK variant of the virus continues to spread, Do you indeed NPR NEWS

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3 female journalists in Afghanistan are killed

Morning Edition

03:03 min | 11 months ago

3 female journalists in Afghanistan are killed

"Someone shot and killed three Afghan journalists Yesterday. All three women work to the TV station assassins have targeted other journalists and human rights activists. So why NPR's d idea is in Islamabad. She's covered Afghanistan for years. Good morning. Good morning state. What happened? Well, this happened in the eastern city of Jalalabad and these women were shot dead as they left work. Two of the women were killed together and the third was separately hunted down. Oh, One of the women was shot nods for he. Me She was just 21. I managed to find her brother. How do women hate me? He lives in Canada. And he says Shana's fought to get an education and toe work should be opposed by conservative relatives and Even the broader community around her, but that her parents backed her up. They supported her cause because she was the one fighting for a change. Now Isis says they killed China's and the other women because they work for a pro government outlet. They'll likely also killed because they were women working in public, and that's something widely disapproved off in conservative parts of Afghanistan as Isis been responsible for other attacks like this Yeah. In December. They in fact killed a female presenter. Malala may want who worked at the same station. But most of these killings nobody's claimed responsibility for them. And that's causing so much for an anxiety and it's worth thinking about who's being killed here. These are people who can influence society people like media workers, human rights activists. Even judicial workers and clerics. Just this morning, a religious leader was killed in Kabul. And This is you know, I said, it spread fear. But what does that mean? It means people are shutting up. They're staying home. They're trying to leave the country and that means that local communities and even the international community. Is less likely to know what's happening across Afghanistan. The phrase civil society is occurring to me when you talk about the kind of people who are being targeted people who make it possible to have an open debate about things too. Learn what's going on. Um, I'd like to know, though. If this has anything to do with the wider political situation in the country, the United States had been trying to get all troops out. Right, so we can say that they do appear to be related because of the American withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan is part of a deal with the Taliban. But another part of that deal is that the Taliban has to sit down with the Afghan government to negotiate an end to this war. Sharing power and those assassinations that we're talking about began shortly after those talks began in September. Now we're talking about civil society. We're talking about silencing people. Might be critical of the negotiations or critical. The Taliban, who frankly want to re impose restrictions on women in particular when they get back into power. It's important to say here that the Taliban deny responsibility, but activists say that doesn't mean they're innocent. It could be a local commanders acting with a wink and a nod. It could be their sympathizers. Or it could be local actors with vendettas taking advantage of the

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ISIS claims killing of 3 female journalists in Afghanistan

Morning Edition

03:03 min | 11 months ago

ISIS claims killing of 3 female journalists in Afghanistan

"Someone shot and killed three Afghan journalists yesterday, all three women worked at a TV station. Assassins have targeted other journalists and human rights activists. So why NPR's d idea is in Islamabad. She's covered Afghanistan for years. Good morning. Good morning state. What happened? Well, this happened in the eastern city of Jalalabad and these women were shot dead as they left work. Two of the women were killed together and the third was separately hunted down. Oh, one of the women were shot. And as for he me she was just 21. I managed to find her brother. How do women hate me? He lives in Canada. And he says Shana's fought to get an education and toe work should be opposed by conservative relatives and even the broader community around her, but that her parents backed her up. They supported our cause because she was the one fighting for a change. Now Isis says they killed China's and the other women because they work for a pro government outlet. They'll likely also killed because they were women working in public, and that's something widely disapproved off in conservative parts of Afghanistan. Has Isis been responsible for other attacks like this? Yeah. In December. They in fact killed a female presenter. Malala may want who worked at the same station. But most of these killings nobody's claimed responsibility for them. And that's causing so much fear and anxiety, and it's worth thinking about who's being killed here. These are people who can influence society people like media workers, human rights activists. Even judicial workers and clerics. Just this morning religious leader was killed in Kabul. And This is you know, I said, it spread fear. But what does that mean? It means people are shutting up. They're staying home. They're trying to leave the country and that means that local communities and even the international community. Is less likely to know what's happening across Afghanistan. The phrase civil society is occurring to me when you talk about the kind of people who are being targeted people who make it possible to have an open debate about things toe. Learn what's going on. Um, I'd like to know, though. If this has anything to do with the wider political situation in the country, the United States had been trying to get all troops out. Right, so we can say that they do appear to be related because of the American withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan is part of a deal with the Taliban. But another part of that deal is that the Taliban has to sit down with the Afghan government to negotiate an end to this war by sharing power. And those assassinations that we're talking about began shortly after those talks began in September. Now we're talking about civil society. We're talking about silencing people who might be critical of the negotiations or critical of the Taliban, who, frankly want to re impose restrictions on women in particular. When they get back into power. It's important to say here that the Taliban deny responsibility, but activists say that doesn't mean they're innocent. It could be a local commanders acting with a wink and a nod. It could be their sympathizers. Or it could be local actors with vendettas taking advantage of the chaos, do

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ISIS claims killing of 3 female journalists in Afghanistan

Morning Edition

03:03 min | 11 months ago

ISIS claims killing of 3 female journalists in Afghanistan

"Shot and killed three Afghan journalists Yesterday. All three women work to the TV station assassins have targeted other journalists and human rights activists. So why NPR's d idea is in Islamabad. She's covered Afghanistan for years. Good morning. Good morning, Steve. What happened? Well, this happened in the eastern city of Jalalabad and these women were shot dead as they left work. Two of the women were killed together and the third was separately hunted down. Oh, One of the women was shot nods for he. Me She was just 21. I managed to find her brother had women hate me. He lives in Canada. And he says Shana's fought to get an education and toe work should being opposed by conservative relatives and even the broader community around her, but that her parents backed her up. He supported your cause because she was the one fighting for a change. Now, Isis says they killed channels and the other women because they work for a pro government outlet. But they're likely also killed because they were women working in public, and that's something widely disapproved off in conservative parts of Afghanistan. Has Isis been responsible for other attacks like this? Yeah. In December. They in fact killed a female presenter. Malala may want who worked at the same station. But most of these killings nobody's claimed responsibility for them. And that's causing so much real anxiety, and it's worth thinking about who's being killed here. These are people who can influence society people like media workers, human rights activists. Even judicial workers and clerics. Just this morning, a religious leader was killed in Kabul. And This is you know, I said, it spread fear. But what does that mean? It means people are shutting up. They're staying home. They're trying to leave the country and that means that local communities and even the international community. Is less likely to know what's happening across Afghanistan. The phrase civil society is occurring to me when you talk about the kind of people who are being targeted people who make it possible to have an open debate about things too. Learn what's going on. Um, I'd like to know, though. If this has anything to do with the wider political situation in the country, the United States had been trying to get all troops out. Right, so we can say that they do appear to be related because of the American withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan is part of a deal with the Taliban. But another part of that deal is that the Taliban has to sit down with the Afghan government to negotiate an end to this war. Sharing power and those assassinations that we're talking about began shortly after those talks began in September. Now we're talking about civil society. We're talking about silencing people who might be critical of the negotiations or critical. The Taliban, who frankly want to re impose restrictions on women in particular when they get back into power. It's important to say here that the Taliban deny responsibility, but activists say that doesn't mean they're innocent. It could be a local commanders acting with a wink and a nod. It could be their sympathizers. Or it could be local actors with vendettas taking advantage of the chaos, do

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ISIS claims killing of 3 female journalists in Afghanistan

Morning Edition

01:55 min | 11 months ago

ISIS claims killing of 3 female journalists in Afghanistan

"Shot and killed three Afghan journalists Yesterday. All three women work to the TV station assassins have targeted other journalists and human rights activists. So why NPR's d idea is in Islamabad. She's covered Afghanistan for years. Good morning. Good morning, ST. All right. Suppose I should say good afternoon to you on your side of the world. What happened? Well, this happened in the eastern city of Jalalabad and these women were shot dead as they left work. Two of the women were killed together and the third was separately hunted down. No. One of the women was shot Naz for he me She was just 21. I managed to find her brother. How do women hate me? He lives in Canada. And he says Shana's fought to get an education and toe work should be opposed by conservative relatives and Even the broader community around her, but that her parents backed her up. They supported her cause because she was the one fighting for a change. Now Isis says they killed China's and the other women because they work for a pro government outlet. They'll likely also killed because they were women working in public, and that's something widely disapproved off in conservative parts of Afghanistan. Has Isis been responsible for other attacks like this? Yeah. In December. They in fact killed a female presenter. Malala may want who worked at the same station. But most of these killings nobody's claimed responsibility for them. And that's causing so much for an anxiety and it's worth thinking about who's being killed here. These are people who can influence society people like media workers, human rights activists. Even judicial workers and clerics. Just this morning, a religious leader was killed in Kabul. And This is you know, I said, it spread fear. But what does that mean? It means people are shutting up. They're staying home. They're trying to leave the country and that means that local communities and even the international community. Is less likely to know what's happening across Afghanistan. The

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Pakistan commutes death sentence for 2 mentally ill convicts

BBC Newshour

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Pakistan commutes death sentence for 2 mentally ill convicts

"Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered prisoners who are severely mentally ill should not be executed. A panel of judges made the remarks when issuing a verdict in the case of three detainees who've spent years on death row. Secunda Kamani reports from Islamabad, right. Davis have hailed this as a landmark judgment. The Supreme Court commuted the death sentences of two of the prisoners, including a woman who's being in jail for more than 30 years to life imprisonment. Judges ordered a new mercy petition be prepared in the case of a third and meet all three as we move to a mental health institute. The court ruled that no prisoner should be executed if they cannot understand the rationale for their punishment Campaign group the Justice Project. Pakistan, which brought the cases to court said it sets an important legal precedent. Pakistan has one of the largest death row populations in the world.

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Pakistani Shiites rally against killing of coal miners by IS

NPR News Now

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Pakistani Shiites rally against killing of coal miners by IS

"Isis claiming responsibility for the deaths of eleven pakistani. Coal miners amend were shiites. That were kidnapped and killed on sunday. Npr's da hadeed reports from islamabad. In a claim sent to journalists the militant group said they seized and beheaded the men near a coal mine in the southwest province of baluchistan. Those men were has ours. An ethnic group that is physically distinct from other pucks tanis and they overwhelmingly shiite that has made them a repeated target for isis and other extremist in pakistan and neighboring afghanistan in angry protest his our communities near the coal mine blocked roads and set tires ablaze. They've long demanded better protection from authorities. While pakistan has seen far less militant attacks in recent years some analysts say extremists including isis. A regrouping on the country's

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"islamabad" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:23 min | 1 year ago

"islamabad" Discussed on KCRW

"The stage we're at in this investigation. We are still continuing to follow every lead that we have. And we will continue to do so until we find out what's happened at the same time. Parts of Tennessee and neighboring states are struggling with communications breakdowns since the blast occurred next to an 80 and T transmission center. Syria's of explosions rocked the Afghan capital, killing two police officers and wounding tomb or as NPR's DEA. Indeed, reports there's been a spate of targeted killings in Kabul. The explosions all occurred within three hours on Saturday morning. The police officers died after magnetic bomb attached to the vehicle exploded. Another two policemen was separately wounded by another magnetic bomb attached to their vehicle. There was yet another blast in a separate location, but no reports of casualties. These magnetic bombs, slept on cars and then detonated at a distance had been ripping through vehicles of police officers and judicial workers. In recent months, they come alongside other assassinations of journalists and civil society activists. The government blames a Taliban for the attacks, which have largely gone unclaimed. But residents are angry with security officials who they say are failing to protect them, Do you indeed NPR news Islamabad Jobless benefits for millions of Americans are expiring this weekend as the fate of the recently passed coronavirus package remains uncertain. MPR's Jason Slotkin reports an extension was included in the bill. That President Trump has yet to sign. So far. Trump's decision not to immediately sign the $900 billion bipartisan package has caught many by surprise. Included in the measure was an extension of unemployment benefits that have been expanded because of the pandemic. The president has remained steadfast in his criticisms of the bill $600 payment to individual Americans, which she says isn't enough. He's demanding. 2000 and House Democrats agreed. But an effort to increase the payments was defeated by Republicans. In all, some 22 million Americans have lost their jobs do the coronavirus. Unemployment claims also remain high with more than 800,000 filing for the first time the week before Christmas? Jason Slotkin. NPR news. The president has no events on his public schedule this holiday weekend at his private golf resort. This is NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from the Wallace.

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KGO 810

08:10 min | 1 year ago

"islamabad" Discussed on KGO 810

"Swashbuckling TV producers that goes around to exotic lands and telling stories of nature and animals and species really interesting, and his wife is one of the leading primatologists in the World. He's an extraordinary guy, and we've got him on the line now. Phil Faircloth. I felt nice to meet you, Phil. Hey, Hello, Mark bawled. You may have seen the headlines, everyone the world's loneliest elefant. This is an elephant that was in a zoo in Where was it Fill in Islamabad in Pakistan, and everybody in Pakistan in general is not doing well. And if you're an elephant, you're really not doing well, especially here, the only elephant in the zoo and it was argued for years that this elephant was suffering under inhumane conditions. It was sort of left to be until share stepped up and you needed a high profile person to sort of lead the charge in trying to rescue this elephant. What was involved in this well share was actually originally interested in an elephant's called Billy and she still is. It was in Los Angeles Zoo. That's how she got involved with elephants through her friend Lily Tomlin. I'm sure you are wet now off, who had been campaigning for the release of Billy the elephant in Los Angeles Zoo, and she tweeted about Billy on her social media on all of her followers said. Well, if you think Billy is in bad shape, you should check out Tavon the elephants in Islamabad Zoo who Has been their lonely since his mate died in very very poor conditions was was actually being fed a diet of sugar cane, which sounds pretty good, but is actually terribly bad because it gives the elephant diabetes. And so was I was actually in danger of getting diabetes and all kinds of other lethal conditions from the sort of the surface so she took up the cause of cavern. Ondo about five years ago and campaigned mostly through social media. But you know if you used her celebrity wait to persuade, eventually with her, she founded this organization called Free. The Wild persuaded the Pakistan government with a lot of people in Pakistan to close the zoo. Not just a freak of on but the clothes the entire zoo and earlier this year in May they wanted to do to be closed. On I was skeptical, but here we are on, but it has happened. It's extraordinary. First of all, it's no wonder landed on your desk because in a way, and I love that the story's getting told. You know, Brett, you need these stories to be told that elephants are so abused. I mean, historically abused for you for so long. They've been used to, you know, for logging, and then when you and we've talked about how they're abused in India, and they refused an African always anyway, The point is here you have as you suggest a pandemic and you have a time frame that is fine. Night, right? You have to make this happen in a month's time. You have a celebrity in share. And you're moving this huge creature than from Pakistan to Cambodia. Isn't that where the creature is now? Absolutely in a place called memory, which is Right near anchor. What the very famous wonder Eighth wonder of the world. It's called, Yeah, it's an amazing story because it's not just share me share was absolutely vital and instrumental, and her genuine passion for this is what helped move mountains, but really the film that I'm gonna be making. For the Smithsonian Channel and for worldwide audience is really what it takes to move an elephant because the logistics the preparation on the ground in Cambodia, the army of people that's involved The special military, Russian Arab cargo plane that was hired to do it. Everything that's gone into this is extraordinary and it Z remarkable. Hail. In fact, it's like a millet five year military operation that's involved campaigners for Cambodian wildlife, very well known attorney. In L. A in Los Angeles. David Castleman, who's worked for many years to preserve that not just elephants, but all wildlife and forest in Cambodia is a tremendous campaigner. He's been doing his thing share was doing her thing. It's quite funny, because when Listen. When her agent brought this to me, I said, Of course, I want to be involved, but really this really going to happen? I would like to hear it. I'm share because I've been down this road a few times with celebrities who would want to do things And then a movie comes along or a concert happens. And you know, the documentary gets left on the sidelines. So he said, Sure we can talk to her. And so we did. And I actually, officer I said, So. How did you do this? And she was amazing, because I she was Why didn't really do anything. I just not be. I'll be polite issues, the different nations. I just kissed a lot of bugs. He used a different word, but I kiss butts in America. I just get bucks on. I thought, Well, that's great. What an amazing down to us. Self deprecating on sir, But she was able to kind of rally this amazing wave of support, and it is amazing that in the middle of a pandemic when no one's going anywhere We managed to get share and her team to Pakistan Mountains were moved there and we were able to operate. At the highest levels of government in Cambodia. With the help of David Castleman to move mountains fair. I mean to give you an idea this airport that the plane on the elephant will flown into Has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic. Had been closed because I didn't want tourists coming in with Cove. It Got opened up for koban and share just for this window. Maybe you don't hear about how people transport elephants. You can actually get tavon on a plane. You don't hear about it because it's almost impossible. I mean, Tavon weighs five tons. Kvant and his crate. Weighed 10 times They had about 200 kg about 401 £150 worth of fruit just to keep him going on the seven hour flight. This plane is amazing Plane, actually, uh, it's called an illusion. 76. It's a Russian Transport plane and the last time I was involved in one of these planes of actually to take a director called Verner Herzog to Antarctica, and it's big enough to carry a lot of people and a lot of equipment on to give you an idea of how tricky this is. The crate had to be positioned. Within that two inch tolerance on dis is like a shipping container with a live elephant inside because otherwise it wasn't positioned that precisely. The plane would be unbalanced on then, of course you have. You know, Anel affronted inside Who's moving around? He had to be sedated. Not put to sleep, because that would be lethal. But he had to be standing but calm. And now this was made even Mork interesting for the team on the vets who it came from an organization called four Paws because Cavern Was in a condition called Must, which mark I think you might be familiar with from Africa. It's when else male elephants kind of get ready to rot. And they're ready to make me have a surgeon. Testosterone.

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KCRW

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"islamabad" Discussed on KCRW

"Customers. Evram OPC dot com This is morning edition from NPR News. I'm David Greene and I'm Rachel Martin. Gunmen stormed the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital Today, at least 19 people are dead. Another 22 are injured. NPR's DEA added, is on the line. She covers Afghanistan from her base in Islamabad. Eah. Thanks for being here. Just explain what we know to have transpired. Right. So what appears to be is that this was a complex attack, and it lasted Throughout the day. We managed to catch one eye witness. She's a law faculty student, and she says she heard an enormous blast and then gunmen rushed onto the campus wearing police uniforms. Her name is Nyla Far Far Armand. And she says they were told to flee have about Tobias Dillinger last month, and she says that they got word on a WhatsApp group that gunmen were holding two classes hostage. And that they'd open fire on some of the students killing and wounding some of them. She says two teachers she knows a wounded and that some students actually jumped out of second floor windows to flee the gunmen. And you know, we got a sense of the carnage from images that was shared among Afghan reporters that showed young men and a young woman shot dead in classrooms. It was pretty horrific. I mean, it's so awful education and especially opening upto women. It has been such an achievement for Afghanistan, You know, over the last 18 19 years on, it's it's You know, it's got to be a safe place. And this is the second time right that an educational institution has been attacked in the last 10 days, And yet in the last 10 days, so about in fact, nine days ago, Isis claimed responsibility for attack. On an education center in Kabul way young men and women were preparing for university exams, but we don't know still who is behind this attack. The Taliban insist that they're not behind it. But for many Afghans, they say, Well, you've bean doubling down on attacks across the country and you're tying up security forces so they can't deal with these attacks right now. And and you see, the anger is particularly bitter right now because the Taliban, the Afghan government, and meant to be in peace talks, and so yes, so I was speaking to Fawzia Koofi, and she's one of the few women who negotiate for the Afghan government. And she says These attacks are causing plenty of concern, not least because it means that even if they make peace with the Taliban, this bloodshed won't end the growing concerns that If it is what going to look like after the peace with Taliban? Um then, then we will not basically achieved peace. So there is a lot of disappointments and frustrations on our own. The situation to be honest. I mean, can you just clarify idea? Are the talks even still happening? Because with all this violence going down In fact, they are and they happening with, I guess from what I get from Afghans is a lot of disappointment because there was so much expectation that these peace talks would herald at least a reduction in violence. But the opposite has happened. There's been a surge in bloodshed and carnage across the country. And you say there's there's even more anxiety because there's this parallel deal that's going on right now between the United States the Taliban and that calls for most foreign forces withdraw by April. To the big concern. Now many Afghans is that as American and NATO forces withdraw, Washington might lose an interest in Afghans and and leave them really, to the mercy of this violence. So I mean, what happens at this point What happens now when it comes to the talks? Well, the withdrawal is still going ahead, regardless as far as we can tell, And basically everyone is stuck in the talks because nobody wants to be seen as the spoiler, the people who upturned this one promise of pace for Afghanistan. NPR's DEA Hadeed reporting on Afghanistan from Islamabad and you hear her on NPR news? It's 6 49 on K C. R W K C R W Sponsors include simple Feast, a new plant based Meal.

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Biz Talk Radio

07:13 min | 1 year ago

"islamabad" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Khan told me about this and my heart immediately. And the meat to movement here in the U. S. With Harvey Weinstein proved to us that you don't need to much to put a bad man away. And when women unite, beautiful things happen, and we are bringing the meeting Islamabad and Cynthia right now That's what you're fighting for your fighting for women's rights You're fighting to put This man away and to set the precedent for other women. Can you tell us a little bit more where you're at with your court case specifically, And then you can go back and talk about what led you and the nights that occurred with your rape. Yes. Yes. Thank you. Thank you, John for having me currently right now we're waiting for what's called an S. I R, which is the first information report. And this is really according to Pakistani law on when someone presents a particular complaint. They are entitled the cognizable offense that is, they're entitled to that. F I. R by law and former interior Minister Mama likes has done everything he could in his power. To prevent this F I r from being lodged in the F I, R allows the case to proceed forward and for investigators to do their job they are supposed to dio today actually was supposed to be a critical decision at the Islamabad High Court. But the chief justice interestingly enough, unavailable in all cases were canceled today has Cynthia Let me ask you. This is John. How often does that happen in Pakistan that they just call off court for that day? Well, I think in this particular case, this is interesting. This's a bit a typical. This's not a normal for the Islamabad High Court just cancel all pieces because the chief justice apparently has suddenly become unwell. It is common for the Pakistan People's Party to engage in differs deflect techniques on to delay things as much as possible. Wow. So then it seems like it seems like the cover up began with that when when this was reported to the State Department under Hillary Clinton and the Joe Biden administration, But at the same time while they was shaking down countries for kickbacks and all kinds of corruption, they want to push this under the rug. Absolutely. And this ties into the Carrie Lou gerbil. And when I spoke about this yesterday, what Bernie instead carry Lutherville was something that is key in her case, because I pointed it out yesterday at this point right now, Carrie Lou gerbil was between provided $1.5 billion to Pakistan infused From the U. S. We were giving Pakistani in government $1.5 billion under the 2000 and 10 in 2014. Now bin Laden was tactically taking out in 2011. So after giving them $1.5 billion after your one Then they gave us up. Where? Bin Laden Wass. That's my theory. When she went to report this case to the U. S embassy, they told her to be quiet. She was raped in the same month that he was taken out 29 days removed. But at the time, the Pakistani in relationship with the U. S was critical. And Cynthia was just not something that they were willing to fight for. So, Cynthia, it sounds like the U. S government was kind of Playing nice with the Pakistani government for intelligence on bin Laden, and they couldn't come out right after that, and start reporting a rape against the interior minister. So this was really covered up for political reasons, wasn't it? I believe so I'm into it Concisely. I believe I became inconvenient Political truth. I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. And the interior minister was one of the key people in the Pakistan People's Party that allowed the Obama Fighting administration and Hillary Clinton's pay for play State Department to basically right Cabot in Pakistan. Then I know you've been digging into, you know, sexual abuse, rape all kinds of different, really serious woman's issue on US show for quite some time eyes probably difficult. With your insider status in Hollywood and stuff to come out and call out the Bidens and the left. Why are you so committed to this? I mean, we should all be committed to Americans being safe abroad. But what really got you involved in this? She's an American citizen in Pakistan, fighting for her right to be able to tell her story, and she went to our embassy, and they didn't help her. That for me was a huge, huge issue is an American citizen. Who else can you go to is not your embassy and they dropped the ball on her now for a story is covered up in Pakistan. Imagine how many other women who don't have the rights that American citizens have the same rights that we do. How many women on the ground in Islamabad? How many of those rights are non existent? Most women in Islamabad, not right. So I got interested because Cynthia story is very unique. And she is the voice currently because once the high port in Pakistan grant her F I r report, the rest is history. And he knows this. So Cynthia. In a really strange turn of events, it could turn out of the court acts properly here. You could actually be a symbol for a woman's rights movement in Pakistan and maybe across borders to other women who writes like in India. If it happens, it happens. John. Frankly, I've been fighting corrupt media big, dimwitted diplomats for over 10 years here in Pakistan. I've been watching American politics mostly remotely from from Pakistan, and to be quite office. I'm a registered independent the previous election. I was hoping Bernie Sanders would take it. I wanted to see a woman office but not Hillary Clinton because I was here when she flew over. During her state Department days. In my opinion, one of the most corrupt individuals on justa shame from me is a woman and then you know I wasn't a huge fan of Donald Trump. But I wanted someone who was a non politician in office that could help sort of cleaning out the medicine and shake things up. And then I wondered, is my own government just being complacent or are they actually Implicit. So let me ask you this. You were an independent. You were Bernie Sanders fan. You weren't huge Trump fan, but something about his outsider status. And now his commitment to law and order makes you think that he is a great choice for you..

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"islamabad" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:00 min | 1 year ago

"islamabad" Discussed on AP News

"The trump administration is donating 100 ventilators to focused on to help the country respond to cope with 19 the U. S. embassy in Islamabad says of the ventilators deliver on president Donald trump's generous offer of these critically needed supplies the shipment is valued at around $3000000 the announcement comes days after Pakistan said it started producing locally designed ventilators the government now says it has enough of them to tackle the crisis Pakistan is supported 78 more deaths from the front of our raising virus related fatalities just over 4500 I'm Charles that that's my

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"islamabad" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"islamabad" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"A patient health workers say they're also being attacked by families after their loved ones dive covered nineteen because of conspiracy theories that are being spread on what sap IBM wireless modes like this one by prominent cleric also have not on the list but I he accuses doctors of killing patients and falsely claiming they died of covered nineteen doctor for her says hospital is already working at half capacity because so many of her colleagues have covered nineteen she says the government must order another lockdown yes I have been partially answered on Tuesday the federal government announced temporary localized lockdowns in pots of twenty cities across Pakistan that is seeing surging numbers of covered nineteen cases the hope is those lockdowns will buy the health system more time detained NPR news Islamabad this is NPR news this is morning edition on WNYC it's ten minutes before eight o'clock later on morning edition in real life rob Kenny is two grown children but thanks to his new YouTube channel called dad how do I he also has more than two million internet kids in his videos he shares advice fixit tutoriales and of course dad jokes I got a little quick message for U. two and I got a dad joke so what what time do you go to the dentist two thirty always awkward for me to.

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KQED Radio

07:47 min | 1 year ago

"islamabad" Discussed on KQED Radio

"We do need to pay attention to that back in the market in Islamabad it's approaching five PM and police to ordering shops to shut down but his son is aiming to implement a smart lock down only targeting specific areas where outbreaks occur the number of coronavirus cases is still rising and the worst seems yet to come two can the Kamani reporting that's got the sports headlines now without Ross thank you and the B. B. C.'s been told the clubs in the English premier league of growing more confident that gains won't have to be played at neutral venues if the current season gets back on the white majority of clubs oppose the idea at the meeting earlier this week that have since been constructive talks with police in the hopes of being able to play the remaining fixtures out the usual crowns Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi says he has no concerns about returning to competitive action a little bit of a pull forward is on loan at bites in the German Bundesliga which is getting back on the way this weekend after an enforced coronavirus lay office told the BBC this been continuous testing and has no free at a toll meanwhile Cameroon has become the latest country to announce it's canceling the rest of its domestic league season and then Formula One Mercedes say they'll be taking the news off Sebastian Vettel's decision to leave Ferrari at the end of this season into consideration when looking out their lineups for next season Mercedes have won the last six drivers and constructors titles but the contracts of that current drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas both expire at the end of this season thank you that support business now and everyone is standing by on the line from Hong Kong this is interesting a trillion dollar investment fund is black listing some firms from Canada Egypt and Brazil on what basis under well for them the Canadian companies are because they put their willing gas companies and they produce unacceptable greenhouse gas emissions the other is on an electric company and a power company now the power company in alone on an old mine a volley now this is the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund it's worth she said about a trillion dollars that's three times the the economic output annual economic output of Norway itself it's basically the pension fund for Norway and its council of ethics says that some since twenty seventeen it's been looking at companies and if it thinks that they produce too much carbon emissions will they a cause environmental damage in the case of say these power companies and miners then the same will this fund called invest in them thirty quite often get hit with the accusation Dudley of hypocrisy when they take a position like this because of course the investment fund is stuffed with the profits from selling North Sea oil and gas yes No Way loss yes sold about a million barrels a day of oil that's about one percent of the new global production every day it makes an awful lot of money out of it I suppose you could he will being I feel being on calling you could say it's a bit like a drug dealer spending some of his profits on funding funding research into addiction while still making money from drugs but I think you're being on point because you can also say that well no it's not going to stop production anytime soon for whatever reason this is a separate opponents over the economy to to oil and gas and at least they're trying to do the right thing as far as green green green interviews yes all concerned by not investing in things that are bad for the economy so it's difficult to have principles isn't it under what many thanks David the business let's head over to eleven and now where a coronavirus lockdown was first imposed in mid March off to successfully reducing cases restrictions was slowly lifted over the last few weeks but are now being reinstated after more than a hundred new code nineteen cases were recorded over the past four days bringing the total number two eight hundred and seventy with twenty six deaths let's not go to the gym this news somehow she is in Beirut to know welcome to the program Lebanon didn't really well so what's happened now well I mean as you pointed out we now reenter it will reentering knocked down again that stops you from this evening for a period of four days I'm essentially what happened was Lebanon studies to introduce these repatriation flights to bring in Lebanese from abroad they did the fast ways and it was relatively successful there were a few positive cases on board but these people were quarantined they did a second wave last week where and there was an increased number of that positive cases on both some of these flights I'm and unfortunately it seems that even those that had tested negative once they arrived in the country brick didn't follow the the rules of quarantine for two weeks at at self isolation back online for two weeks and in fact actually tested positive for a time that would be positive and and ended up affecting those around them within the village rather more again as as the country thought the lifting restrictions people became more more lax in terms of social distancing in terms of following the procedures inside in that sense that that's why we saw a spike in the cases over the last week okay was quarantine measures with a not strict enough because people can remain a symptomatic and in this case is that's exactly what happened the motion was strict but I think unfortunately what I mean what has to be taken into consideration is that Lebanon is already grappling with the health pandemic but there's also an economic crisis sorry also three weeks four weeks of of being stuck behind me not not being allowed to whack especially for a lot of the population which you know working out on a daily wage workers and people started to go out a lot more whatever protest happening again crowds we got the rain and the government that I had was in a very tough position in terms of how far how how it's enforced and that the restrictions to punish violators of the folks the protesting for example against that the the economic situation and wanting to you know get the economic situation started up again right so what happens now because you go back into the tough decision into lockdown how's that going to be accepted by the right by the people of Lebanon I look at I think it's it's it's it's turning out to be a little bit chaotic unless that's the look that is not for four days and then they're going to be S. that's where's the previous accounts of been prepared of two weeks and then the that it that the measures before seem to be much more measured now it just seems to be a little bit more chaotic a little bit more I spoke and so I think the government has to play a very very castle of role in terms of how they basically bring everyone back high once also trying to ensure that people you know can survive the economic crisis and it's got the the next four days ago to be very tough again I have to we don't have to wait and see how that works out and if it proves to be successful and they managed to keep the numbers down because we have a third wave of that repatriation flights coming in next week and that that I think that the government will have to start using it yet additional measures to ensure that this the cases thanks bye cop again okay thank you very much that set a newer Samaha 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"islamabad" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"islamabad" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Closely related earlier this month storms and tornadoes killed more than thirty people and did heavy damage from northern Louisiana to the Carolinas this is NPR news the U. N. says Africa is not prepared for an expected surge in cases of the corona virus it estimates the continent will need seventy four million test kits and thirty thousand ventilators this year the U. N. says at least ten Kerr countries in Africa have no ventilators the director of the Africa centers for disease control and prevention says the future of the continent will depend on how officials handle the spread of the virus in Afghanistan the Taliban are rejecting a ceasefire offer from the Afghan government during the holy month of Ramadan NPR's day ahead deed reports the militant group says the government must first release thousands of Taliban prisoners and begin peace talks local media reported that the Afghan president Ashraf Ghani made the appeal during the speech I'm a don is traditionally a time when Muslims believe fighting should cease but the Taliban said the government wasn't serious they accused Afghan officials of backpedaling on an agreement to release thousands of insurgent prisoners it's meant to be a gesture of goodwill ahead of talks with a delegation led by the Afghan government in recent days local media report the Taliban have killed over thirty Afghan security forces at checkpoints in the central and northern province still fighting has largely diminished across Afghanistan since the deal was signed between the U. S. the Taliban in late February but actual cease fires are extremely rare do you date NPR news Islamabad I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news in Washington the next fresh air we listen back to an interview with actor Brian Dennehy who died last week jazz critic Kevin Whitehead will have a remembrance of saxophonist Lee Konitz who also died last week and will feature a joyful concert with singer Catherine Russell whose repertoire includes early jazz and during fresh air's Terry gross one PM this afternoon and again this evening at seven here on KQED public radio hi Michael state if you're driving your San Francisco the next couple weeks or so Caltrans doing a major project on the one on one to eighty split the bigger album AT junction in the city by the bay to anticipate some possible traffic delays through that area Joe McConnell will be here next hour with the first traffic update in the morning on this Friday sunny for the bay today very nice warmer than yesterday highs from the low seventies near the ocean to the mid eighties inland morning edition time three thirty four support for NPR comes from this station and from.

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"islamabad" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"islamabad" Discussed on KCRW

"David green in Culver city California and I know well king in Washington DC good morning women across the world March for international women's day over the weekend those were women in the streets of Washington DC New York Mexico City and Pakistan's capital Islamabad in Spanish they were chanting men women that there is no difference they kill women in front of our faces and in order they were chanting my body my choice two of NPR's international correspondents are covering this story DHEA he deed is in Islamabad and Carrie Kahn is in Mexico City good morning to you both good morning morning D. I wanna start with you because the rally in Islamabad was attacked what happened right so there were two rival gatherings there was the women's day rally in across the road there was another one held by ultra conservative Muslim groups are now protesting what they said was the vulgarity of the women's day rally so police set up barricades to keep the two apart and for a few hours everything went on well and there was men women non binary trans people secular and religious so old that the rally and chanting and waving flags and then they began chanting this particular slogan that triggers conservatives they started saying my body my choice and soon after that dozens of men from the rival rally began hurling rocks shoes in mind and you were in the middle of this yeah I was interviewing a woman when it happened is something happening.

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"islamabad" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"islamabad" Discussed on KCRW

"From NPR news I'm David green in Culver city California and I know well king in Washington DC good morning women across the world March for international women's day over the weekend those were women in the streets of Washington DC New York Mexico City and Pakistan's capital Islamabad in Spanish they were chanting men women there is no difference they kill women in front of our faces and in order they were chanting my body my choice two of NPR's international correspondents are covering this story DHEA he deed is in Islamabad and Carrie Kahn is in Mexico City good morning to you both good morning morning D. I wanna start with you because the rally in Islamabad was attacked what happened right so there were two rival gatherings there was the women's day rally in across the road there was another one held by ultra conservative Muslim groups are now protesting what they said was the vulgarity of the women's day rally so police set up barricades to keep the two apart and for a few hours everything went on well and there was men women non binary trans people secular and religious so old that the rally and chanting and waving flags and then they began chanting this particular slogan that triggers conservatives they started saying my body my choice and soon after that dozens of men from the rival rally began hurling rocks shoes in mind and you were in the middle of this yeah I was interviewing a woman when it happened is.

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"islamabad" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"islamabad" Discussed on KCRW

"Rowe price invest with confidence it's morning edition from NPR news I'm David green in Culver city California and I know well king in Washington DC good morning women across the world March for international women's day over the weekend those were women in the streets of Washington DC New York Mexico City and Pakistan's capital Islamabad in Spanish they were chanting men women that there is no difference they kill women in front of our faces and in order they were chanting my body my choice two of NPR's international correspondents are covering this story DHEA he deed is in Islamabad and Carrie Kahn is in Mexico City good morning to you both good morning morning D. I wanna start with you because the rally in Islamabad was attacked what happened right so there were two rival gatherings there was the women's day rally in across the road there was another one held by ultra conservative Muslim groups are now protesting what they said was the vulgarity of the women's day rally so police set up barricades to keep the two apart and for a few hours everything went on well and there was men women non binary trans people secular and religious so old that the rally and chanting and waving flags and then they began chanting this particular slogan that triggers conservatives they started saying my body my choice and soon after that dozens of men from the rival rally began hurling rocks shoes in mind and you were in the middle of this yeah I was interviewing a woman when it happened is something happening.

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"islamabad" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"islamabad" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Rowe price invest with confidence it's morning edition from NPR news I'm David green in Culver city California and I know well king in Washington DC good morning women across the world March for international women's day over the weekend okay those were women in the streets of Washington DC New York Mexico City and Pakistan's capital Islamabad in Spanish they were chanting men women there is no difference they kill women in front of our faces and in order they were chanting my body my choice two of them here is international correspondents are covering this story DST deed is in Islamabad and Carrie Kahn is in Mexico City good morning to you both good morning morning D. I wanna start with you because the rally in Islamabad was attacked what happened right so there were two rival gatherings there was the women's day rally in across the road there was another one held by ultra conservative Muslim groups are now protesting what they said was the vulgarity of the woman's day rally so police set up barricades to keep the two apart and for few hours everything went on well and there was men women non binary trans people secular and religious so old that the rally and chanting and waving flags and then they began chanting this particular slogan that triggers conservatives they started saying my body my choice and soon after that dozens of men from the rival rally began hurling rocks shoes in mind and you were in the middle of this yeah I was interviewing a woman when it happened.

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"islamabad" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"islamabad" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"From NPR news I'm David green in Culver city California and I know well king in Washington DC good morning women across the world March for international women's day over the weekend those were women in the streets of Washington DC New York Mexico City and Pakistan's capital Islamabad in Spanish they were chanting men women that there is no difference they kill women in front of our faces and in order they were chanting my body my choice to have NPR's international correspondents have been covering this for us D. had deed is in Islamabad and Carrie Kahn is in Mexico City hello do you both good morning how are you D. I wanna start with you because the rally in Islamabad was attacked right what happens there that's right there in fact Michael got the rings that involved about their with the women's day rally and across the road that was won by ultraconservative Muslim group and they were protecting what they said was the vulgarity of the women's day rally the police put up barricades to keep the cold hot and all went on peacefully you know and that the women's day March there were men women transgender and non binary Capel and I would counting and sheer and engineering and that same thing but will fight for our freedom if you don't give it to us but then they began chanting that specific hello again my body my choice for marriage at the Miramar IT and that's the one that he served as the markets open after that dozens of men in the rival rally began telling raw shoe the mod then you were in the middle of this yeah I was interviewing a woman when it happened that you can hear it yourself have a listen.

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"islamabad" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

04:13 min | 3 years ago

"islamabad" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"Hey miles. Hi, dan. How's it going, buddy? Best and noone exchanging small talk with miles him only other studios Suming that Mike Slater paying attention. We're talking about the LA teachers strike and the unions out of control and go for a minute. Let it sit. Everyone marinade. Mark called that. So you guys have cross talk miles of data small talk. I like that was kinda I hadn't thought about that. But that was genius on Mike part. Oh, wow. That's par for the course right there. Sure is. Gotta do what you gotta do. So I'm this interesting. I mentioned before the break the State Department managed to find some money to get some diplomats back. What else is out them all in the middle of all these stories of the shutdown, and there's a lot of pain and heartache, I know the coast guard and TSA of people we've seen the stories of people going to the soup kitchens are all of this. Some of this comes up there. I saw a couple of stories last night about that doesn't mean everybody is it tugs at your heart. And then people say well, Trump to stop this. Can we just all agree that this is Trump and Pelosi? It's both sides. Now, Trump said here's how you saw it. They don't want to solve it. Now, the writing letters. It's so quaint writing letters back and forth, canceling trips and things so. I don't I think it's going to be done by Monday. I may be wrong. Wow. I liked the trip cancelling move for sex is pretty good because it is going to be as salting enough to suggest that the state of the union is not safe because the secret service, etc. Can't take care of. Then why does she thinks she is safe traveling to Afghanistan with the secret service? I mentioned this earlier in the last break having been to Afghanistan taking commercial when he says, but says I'm looking here. It says. The letter I feel that during this period, it'd be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the border secure strong border security movement to end the shutdown. Obviously, Nancy if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial that would be your prerogative. I'll just tell you this. When I went over to Kabul, and I flew Ariana, Afghan airlines with a lotta dedicated people and really really crummy Airbus that does outgoing like Braga diet is going to happen. And then there's camera lines as well. So those are the two major carriers. Tonto or terminal one where there's one there's one there's one. You have to go. I had to go along route had to get out of Dubai at out of the old not the fancy terminal in Dubai, but the one that it's all the scary airlines. I looked up a true story looked up on the board. And it said this is two thousand six when things are going better in Afghanistan for awhile. And it said this the nations were like Islamabad Islamabad Baghdad couple of Baghdad's on her Munich Frankfurt. Islamabad mean, it was a lot of things about immigration and everything else there. But it was all the scary destinations went out of this really crappy old terminal back and say that that's French. So you get over there. And I came back and one of my military Colonel types, he said, hey, how'd you feel about the trip? They're dedicated people on that commercial airline, which may be Nancy Pelosi will pay said, did you? Did you see any maintenance people, I should come to think of it never saw anybody maintaining any of those aircraft? She said he said, that's because the theory is they fly them until they're done. Well, you just know very quickly. Went on the ground. And the other thing is in the terminal, the they have the Afghan national police doing these security so that would be the equivalent of TSA, and I was there. They just got rid of a third of the corrupted part of that, and they weren't so sure about the rest of them. So you're going through it'd be like three guys doing, okay, which one's the corrupt one and the magnetometers going off and people are going through and taking goats through and whatever they do. It was unbelievable. I would love to see Nancy Pelosi say now, Donald Trump. I'm going to fly commercial. Awesome. Something like that. You're like, whoa. That's salon. Absolutely unbelievable. The people were great. But when when you hear these stories in dinner at it's all different.

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