Violence has become a normal part of life in Somalia and some other countries.
A growing field of policy analysis now focuses on reducing armed violence. Remarkable consensus has emerged at high policy levels around the basic elements of an approach to reduce violence.
Polio vaccinators carry boxes of polio vaccine drops as they head to the areas they have been appointed to administer the vaccine, in Karachi October 21 2014.
Researchers are piloting a smartphone app to collect better information about who is getting vaccinated and to design better incentives for health workers on vaccination drives.
Since the last earthquake in the region in 2005, we have got much better at recovering from disaster.
The remains of a house in Mingora, Swat, Pakistan.
REUTERS/Hazrat Ali Bacha
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake has hit Afghanistan, with the effects felt as far away as India.
Graffiti denouncing strikes by US drones in Yemen.
Is it enough for the nation's best newspapers to rely on 'official sources' – even when independent investigators say they're wrong?
Not protected by the Geneva Convention?
How a political theory became a deadly reality for aid groups.
The scene in Balakot, 2005.
Ten years ago, a devastating earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in Pakistan. How has the devastated town of Balakot recovered?
Pakistan’s first indigenous armed drone.
Recent targeted killings by Pakistan prove that drone warfare is expanding – and in unpredictable ways. It's time for the US to reconsider its own policies.
A man inspects the remains of what ISIS militants say was a US drone that crashed in Raqqa in 2014.
A planned US drone strike program in Syria will waste life, political capital and resources.
Possession of a nuclear deterrent has helped prevent recurrent conflict between South Asia's two warring powers.
Ka-ching! The sound most countries heard when news of the nuclear deal with Iran broke.
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Most countries welcomed the deal as they jockey to boost trade with the Islamic Republic and gain from the eventual end of sanctions.
An Afghan girl looks out of a damaged window of a shrine.
As the US slows down its troop withdrawal and China increases its involvement in Afghanistan, a warning that if the country is to see peace again, foreign meddling needs to stop.
Save the Children’s Islamabad HQ, briefly under lock and key.
Pakistan's crackdown on foreign charities isn't just security paranoia – it's an attempt to stamp out bad PR.
President Barack Obama and his inner circle follow the assassination of Osama bin Laden, which made headlines worldwide but is seemingly unimportant four years on.
EPA/Pete Souza/White House handout
Memories of the killing of Osama bin Laden are fading, but the legacies of al-Qaeda and the war on terror's many 'own goals' haunt us in the form of multiplying threats and lost civil liberties.
A nuclear-capable Pakistani missile during testing in 2011. The international community hopes other aspiring nuclear nations can develop nuclear power without the military muscle.
Through history, nuclear power has gone hand in hand with the nuclear arms race. But does it have to be this way? Closer international cooperation can help nations embrace nuclear power peacefully.
Pakistani teachers receive gun training in Peshawar.
The attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School in December by the Pakistani Taliban in which 150 students and their teachers were killed, was one of the most traumatic events of the post-9/11 violence across…
In response to deeply unpopular drone strikes, a public rally in Karachi demands the blocking of NATO supplies from Pakistan to neighbouring Afghanistan. The banner reads, in Urdu ‘Rulers! Come out of the US war’.
I learned a number of lessons about Islam in Peshawar, Pakistan. As a senior United Nations official, I arrived in the country within 24 hours of the massive earthquake that struck in October 2005. Pakistan…
Mourning the victims.
Ever since Taliban militants murdered 153 people, many of them school children, in cold blood on December 16 2014, the country has been grappling with the question of how to kickstart its justice system…
Nabila Rehman, 9, shows her drawing of a drone attack on her Pakistani village that killed her grandmother.
On November 24, two weeks before the Senate Intelligence Committee released its “torture report,” Reprieve, a UK-based human rights NGO, published the results of its latest investigation into President…
A scene of devastation after the Taliban attack in Peshawar.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on a school in Peshawar that killed more than 130 children. The militants planned the massacre to take revenge on the Pakistan army. They murdered…