Pakistan Taliban

Amir Khan Gifts £30k Gold Shorts To Taliban Attack School

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Sport

British boxing champion Amir Khan has become the latest star to lend a hand to the Peshawar school were children were massacred by the Taliban. The...

Peshawar School Attack - Violence Breeds Violence

Dilly Hussain | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Whilst there is absolutely no justification for the killing of women and children in Islam, Muslim leaders have made the all-too-common mistake of apologising and condemning a crime which was not carried out in the name of religion. Rather, the unfortunate event that occurred was as a result of an ongoing cycle of violence that began in 2001.

We Must Not Surrender to the Pakistan Taliban

John Sargeant | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
John Sargeant

Now is not the time to doubt our capacity to do good in the world, nor to understand and embrace those that would do evil. Now is the time to fight for the children of the world. This war will be without end, till the blood of those prepared to put kids in the crosshairs runs no more.

Pakistan's Tragedy, and Why 'Homeland' Is More Informative Than the News

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

After the terrible massacre yesterday at Peshawar's Army Public School a three-day nationwide mourning begins in Pakistan. At least 132 children and 9...

Peshawar Killers Must Be Brought to Justice

Kamran Hussain | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Kamran Hussain

The massacre of 142 people of which 132 were Pakistani children is absolutely inhumane. Many more are critically injured and we can expect to see the death toll rise. The devastation caused by the Taliban in Peshawar to the families of the victims is unimaginable.

First Sydney, Now Peshawar - Is There Anywhere That Is Actually Safe From the Grip of Terrorism?

Shehnaz Khan | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Shehnaz Khan

Monday it was Sydney; yesterday it was Peshawar, and tomorrow, is could be anyone or anywhere else. Pessimism doesn't do anyone any favours when it comes to perception of the future, but in this case, I feel as if it's not entirely pessimistic as it's the truth, it's unfortunately the world we now live in. Is there anywhere that's actually safe from the relentless grip of terror?

Jesus Wants Me for a Child Killer

Paul Beaumont | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Paul Beaumont

While civilised people everywhere hold up their hands in horror at the massacre of children in Peshawar, Pakistan, we would do well to remember that it is human, not Biblical values, that stand firm against such evil.

How Education Has Become a Victim in Pakistan's War on Terror

Meliha Hayat | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Meliha Hayat

If different decisions had been made in Pakistan's history, this may have been possible but for now the future of good education in Pakistan remains bleak, if the leaders of this country invested more in the their education sector then perhaps the Taliban wouldn't have been able to recruit so many young men into their initiative.

Killed for Simply Going to School, Don't Blame Religion - Blame Terror

Imran Awan | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
Imran Awan

Attempting to rationalise the madness and senseless murder that took place today will no doubt be part of the investigation process. Indeed, beneath the massacre and rubble of hate, there are serious questions about how these individuals were able to conduct these acts of terror?

The Bizarre Spectacle of the Pakistan's Negotiations with the Taliban

Murtaza Hussain | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Politics
Murtaza Hussain

Perhaps the greatest folly of all is the belief that negotiations can actually lead to a durable and lasting peace with the Taliban. Past agreements have quickly collapsed due to the organization's military expansionism and desire to expand their writ all over Pakistan; something they make no secret of even today.

Thank you, Malala

Karen Ruimy | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Today, on the International Day of the Girl Child, I will speak to my 13 year old daughter and I will tell her about your amazing story. I will tell her how your actions, your blog and your use of social media brought the plight of you and your sisters to the world.

'Dear Malala, This Is Why We Shot You'

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

A senior Pakistan Taliban leader has written to Malala Yousafzai explaining why she was shot and expressing regret that the attempted assassination ev...

Britain's Students Need to Learn From Malala

Freya Bromley | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

Malala spoke about the threat of the Taliban on a Pakistani talk show, "Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right ... If a Talib is coming, I will pull off my sandal and slap him on the face." These words from a 16 year-old-girl put the hundreds of tardy teenagers who cannot bring themselves to get out of bed for school to shame.

Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex

Assed Baig | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Politics
Assed Baig

There is no justifying the brutal actions of the Taliban or the denial of the universal right to education, however there is a deeper more historic narrative that is taking place here. This is a story of a native girl being saved by the white man.

Controversial Pakistani Leader Sent Letter To Tony Blair

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK

The British government has confirmed the existence of a letter from Altaf Hussain to Tony Blair in which the controversial Muttahida Qaumi Movement (M...

Joyful Reunion for Malala

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

A picture is worth a thousand words - and the images of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, as she is reunited with her li...

'Show The Sportsman's Spirit,' Defeated Khan Urged By Victorious Opponent

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK

Former Pakistan cricket captain Imran Khan has been urged by his opponent to drop his claim to be prime minister after last week's general election. ...

Reading for a Better Future

Alam Ghafoor | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK
Alam Ghafoor

Education is the cornerstone of an equal and sustainable community . By providing children access to a solid education, they not only become literate and numerate they acquire life skills that equip them as valuable contributing members of their community . An educated child becomes an empowered adult.

Pakistani Taliban: 'We Will Kill Americans But We Are Not Involved In Boston'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK

The Pakistani Taliban has denied any involvement in the Boston marathon bombings saying: "Wherever we find Americans we will kill them, but we don't h...

'God Has Given Me A New Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

The Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban has spoken of being given "a new life" to serve the people who have prayed for her, in a vide...

Malala Leaves Hospital Four Months After Being Shot In The Head

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban has been released from hospital in Birmingham, four months after the attack took plac...

More Surgery Planned For Malala Yousafzai

PA | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

A 15-year-old girl shot in the head by the Taliban will undergo reconstructive surgery in the next month, her doctors say. Malala Yousafzai was sho...

Killings Force UN To Pull Polio Workers Out Of Pakistan

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

The United Nations has pulled all its staff on a Polio eradication campaign in Pakistan out of the country after two more workers were killed on Wedne...

Malala: Thank You For Helping Me 'Survive And Stay Strong'

PA | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

A 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan has thanked people around the world for their inspiring and humbling suppo...

Malala: The Family's Answer to Bullets is Books

Penny Marshall | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Penny Marshall

Seeing parents visit their sick child in hospital always reminds us all of how fragile life can be. But as the parents of 15-year-old Malala Yousoufzai visit their daughter I am also reminded of how strong the human spirit can be.