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  • Wife of Alan Gross invokes Taliban-POW trade following prison visit

    June 25, 2014 | 4:05 pm

    The wife of Alan Gross visited her husband in a Cuban prison, then likened his plight to an American prisoner of war traded for five Taliban members.

    “If we can trade five members of the Taliban to bring home one American soldier, surely we can figure out a path forward to bring...

  • Israel backs measure to limit early release for jailed Palestinians

    June 11, 2014 | 9:53 am

    Israel's parliament gave initial approval on Wednesday to a law that would prevent the release of any Palestinian prisoners jailed for murder in connection with an attack in which children were killed.

    The measure, backed by the government and introduced by far-right lawmakers...

  • A las nueve de la tarde: 1 way terrorism changed me

    By Mahim Maher

    February 7, 2014 | 2:35 am

    In the parking lot a bored young man is painfully scraping off the paint from a TV DSNG van – the kind we use to broadcast live from a location. Each day I drive in to work to see the letter-box red logo of my news organization slowly disappear, inch by inch. The van’s easily...

  • Pakistani teenager, shot by Taliban, wins EU human rights prize

    October 10, 2013 | 1:16 pm

    Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, won the European Union's annual human rights award on Thursday, beating fugitive U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.

    The 16-year-old was attacked last year while on...

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  • Daniel Pearl Fellows: Reshaping hate

    By Rob Eshman

    August 28, 2013 | 1:35 pm

    On the evening of Aug. 22, I had a public conversation with three Muslim journalists, two from Pakistan and one from Bangladesh, at the Los Angeles Press Club. All three were in the United States as Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellows, a program to introduce Muslim journalists to...

  • More than Malala

    By Mahim Maher

    July 12, 2013 | 5:52 pm

    Malala Yousafzai talked about educating the Talibs. And many people in Pakistan agree with her. Here I want to talk about the educated Pakistanis alongwith the uneducated ones.

    There is no debate: Our government, however, has yet to really understand just how important...

  • Malala Yousafzai: ‘Our books and our pens are the most powerful weapons’

    July 12, 2013 | 12:57 pm

    This is a transcription of the speech that Malala Yousafzai gave to the United Nations on 12 July 2013, the date of her 16th birthday and "Malala Day" at the UN.

    In the name of God, the most beneficent, the most merciful.

    Honorable UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon, respected...

  • Pakistan’s Malala, shot by Taliban, takes education plea to U.N. [VIDEO]

    July 12, 2013 | 12:04 pm

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year for demanding education for girls, marked her 16th birthday with a passionate speech at the United Nations on Friday in which she said education could change the world.

    "Let us pick up our...

  • May 29, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 29, 2013 | 3:45 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. drone said to kill major militant in Pakistan

    To Read: James Mann offers a profile piece on Obama's highly influential National Security advisor Thomas Donilon-

    Over the past five years, Donilon has amassed enormous internal control over Obama's...

  • Pakistani girl shot by Taliban starts at English school

    March 19, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl who drew global attention after being shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, returned to school on Tuesday in Britain where she has been treated for her injuries.

    Yousufzai, 15, has become an international figure as a...

  • U.S. judge rejects request to exclude Jews from jury

    March 13, 2013 | 3:47 am

    A federal court judge rejected a Jewish attorney's request to exclude Jews from a jury involving a client facing charges of lying about joining the Taliban.

    Judge Eric Vitaliano of U.S. District Court in Brooklyn ruled Monday that it would be unconstitutional to bar a prospective...

  • Pakistani girl shot by Taliban leaves British hospital

    January 4, 2013 | 10:45 am

    A Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education has been discharged from a British hospital after doctors said she was well enough to spend time recovering with her family.

    Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban in October...

  • Malala Yousafzai and Pakistan’s dilemmas

    By Mahim Maher

    October 17, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    Malala Yousafzai, the girl at the center of a loud nationwide debate in Pakistan, is silent.

    At least for now she is recovering from gunshot injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in Britain.

    She was attacked on Oct. 9, when masked gunmen hunted her down and shot...

  • ADL honors Pakistani teen shot for advocating education for females

    October 16, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    The Pakistani teenage girl who was shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban was honored at an Anti-Defamation League concert.

    ADL National Director Abraham Foxman dedicated Monday night’s 18th annual Concert Against Hate at the Kennedy Center in Washington to Malala...

  • Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban moved to army HQ hospital

    October 11, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    A Pakistani schoolgirl fighting for her life after being shot by Taliban gunmen was transferred on Thursday from a hospital in a province that is a militant haven to a specialist hospital in the army garrison town of Rawalpindi.

    Malala Yousufzai, 14, was unconscious in critical...

  • Pakistani girl shot by Taliban defied threats for years

    October 10, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    A 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner shot by the Taliban had defied threats for years, believing the good work she was doing for her community was her best protection, her father said on Wednesday.

    Malala Yousufzai was shot and seriously wounded on Tuesday as she was...

  • Iran, Taliban and al-Qaida owe $6 billion to 9/11 victims’ families, U.S. court says

    August 1, 2012 | 10:32 am

    A U.S. district court recommended that Iran, the Taliban and al-Qaida pay $6 billion in compensation to the families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

    The symbolic decision came Monday in New York as a recommendation in response to a lawsuit brought by...

  • American hostage Warren Weinstein pleads for life in new video

    May 7, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Al-Qaida released a new videotape of kidnapped American hostage Warren Weinstein in which he begs President Obama to save his life.

    “My life is in your hands, Mr. President,” Weinstein, 70, a former Peace Corps and USAID official, said on the video posted Sunday on Islamist...

  • March 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 7, 2012 | 4:40 am

    Syria: a victim of Iran once again

    The international community is prioritizing Iran over action in Syria, costing lives every day, writes Tariq Alhomayed in Asharq Alawsat.

    What is most likely is that Iran has now become the focal point for Washington, behind Israel of course,...

  • Twin bombing attacks kill 80 outside Pakistan paramilitary training center

    May 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

    Pakistani Taliban militants claimed responsibility on Friday for a suicide bomb attack on paramilitary academy in a northwestern town that killed at least 80 people.

    “It’s the first revenge for the martyrdom of ... bin Laden. There will be more,” Taliban spokesman...

  • The Osama postmortem

    May 5, 2011 | 5:01 pm

    Evaluating the responses to the US action against Osama bin Laden is an important element in understanding who the West’s true enemies really are.

    There have been four significant voices speaking out against the killing of bin Laden.

    The most obvious voice is that of the Taliban....

  • Iran is bombastic but Pakistan has the bomb

    September 3, 2008 | 9:21 pm

    If you think Iran is scary, just consider what would happen if Islamic extremists took over Pakistan.

    It's a very real possibility in that increasingly worrisome country that helped spawn the Taliban and which Foreign Policy magazine has called "the country most likely to...

  • Jews recall Musharraf ties and wonder what comes next

    August 21, 2008 | 12:35 am

    With control of the world's only nuclear-armed Muslim state up in the air, many Jewish and Israeli observers are watching the political turmoil in Pakistan with unease.

    Pervez Musharraf, who resigned as Pakistan's president on Monday, might not have been a great friend of the Jewish...

  • When Jews Wax Anti-Semitic

    By Cathy Young

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The expectation that a commentator's views must be in lockstep with his or her ethnic, religious or sexual identity is always distasteful -- particularly when blacks, women, gays or Jews are labeled "self-hating" when they refuse to toe the perceived party line.

    Then again, maybe...