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The Needle and the Damage Done

The Obama administration says it is finally —  mercifully — no longer permitting its intelligence agencies from using vaccine campaigns … READ MORE

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Scores Killed in Hyderabad, India Blasts

The attack comes at a precarious moment. If this attack–like other major attacks in India in the recent past — can be tied to a Pakistani terror group it may set back someremarkable progress towards detente between India and Pakistan that as been taking place over the past year.

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Polio Health Workers Massacred in Nigeria

The attacks in Nigeria suggest that Islamist inspired terrorist groups are opening a new, global front against health workers.

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Shia-Hazaras stage a sit-in, refusing to bury the 86 bodies of their loved ones killed in a sectarian attack.

Pakistanis Unite In Protests Against Sectarian Attacks on Hazaras

Thousands of people are protesting across Pakistan in solidarity with families of the 86 victims of two ethno-sectarian attacks in Quetta city who are grieving in sub-zero temperatures and staging a sit-in, refusing to bury the dead unless the government decisively cracks down on terrorists.

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An Attack Against Polio Workers is a Crime Against Humanity

Polio will not be eradicated globally until Pakistan is no longer a polio endemic country. Murdered workers were doing their job in the service of children, but also in the service of humanity.

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The Bravest 14-Year-OId In the World

…is Malala Yousafzai. She is a young activist in the Swat region of Pakistan who is a very vocal and public advocate for girls education.  On her way to school yesterday a gunman stopped her bus and shot her in the head. She is alive, but severely wounded.

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