Philip Reeves http://kuow.org en Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty http://kuow.org/post/gazas-shattered-airport-once-symbol-sovereignty It's hard to imagine a more compelling monument to the rise and fall of the Palestinian dream of statehood than the bombed-out ruins that the 1.8 million people of Gaza call their international airport.<p>Sand, scrub and trash have swallowed up the land where a 3,300-yard runway was once used by planes from around the Middle East, and where former President Bill Clinton once, memorably, <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/1998/dec/15/news/mn-54153/2">arrived by helicopter</a>. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:46:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 40939 at http://kuow.org Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty Decimated Tower Remains As Monument To Gaza War http://kuow.org/post/decimated-tower-remains-monument-gaza-war <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Decimated+Tower+Remains+As+Monument+To+Gaza+War&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMzQ0NTcxMDEzNTE2Mjg4MDQ3OGJiOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Hours before that cease-fire was announced, a tall office and apartment building in Gaza was hit in an Israeli airstrike. It was mostly destroyed, but not entirely. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 40708 at http://kuow.org Hamas Senior Leaders Killed In Predawn Israeli Airstrike http://kuow.org/post/hamas-senior-leaders-killed-predawn-israeli-airstrike <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Hamas+Senior+Leaders+Killed+In+Predawn+Israeli+Airstrike&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Now another place the Obama administration is monitoring closely is Gaza, where a cease-fire has broken down again. The violence we've seen between Israel and Hamas followed the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers earlier this summer. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 40437 at http://kuow.org Blocked At The Border, Gaza Man's Hopes Of Escape Fade http://kuow.org/post/blocked-border-gaza-mans-hopes-escape-fade <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Blocked+At+The+Border%2C+Gaza+Man%27s+Hopes+Of+Escape+Fade&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjIyMDEyMTY4NDM0NjllZGJiNw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Israel says militants in Gaza broke a cease-fire today by launching dozens of rockets into Israel. One landed in the vicinity of Tel Aviv. One injury was reported. Israel launched a series of aerial attacks on Gaza. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 40350 at http://kuow.org Massive Rallies Descend On Islamabad, As Authorities Dig In Trenches http://kuow.org/post/massive-rallies-descend-islamabad-authorities-dig-trenches <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Massive+Rallies+Descend+On+Islamabad%2C+As+Authorities+Dig+In+Trenches&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTM1MDEyMTY4Mzc5OTliNTMwMg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Tensions are rising in Pakistan. Crowds of people are descending on the capital Islamabad for a big rally against the government. And their arrival is provoking an unusually strong reaction from the authorities. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 40157 at http://kuow.org Pakistan's Mixed Message: Celebrations Amid A Security Lockdown http://kuow.org/post/pakistans-mixed-message-celebrations-amid-security-lockdown It is Independence Day in Pakistan, an occasion traditionally celebrated with military parades and grandiose speeches, with poetry and prayers, and with a great deal of flourishing of the national flag.<p>But 67 years after this nation was carved out of the subcontinent at the end of British colonial rule, the capital is spending the day gripped by anxiety, and partially paralyzed by a government-enforced lockdown.<p>The citizens of Islamabad have long become used to checkpoints, razor wire and blast barriers, erected to thwart Islamist militants who occasionally target their city.<p>But in th Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:24:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 40068 at http://kuow.org Pakistan's Mixed Message: Celebrations Amid A Security Lockdown In A Remote Corner Of Pakistan, A Mass Exodus http://kuow.org/post/remote-corner-pakistan-mass-exodus The people of Pakistan are all too familiar with the tidal waves of humanity that can roll across the landscape with the outbreak of war.<p>Living in their midst are some 1.6 million Afghan refugees who, over the last 35 years, moved eastward to escape the violence that periodically engulfs their own unstable country.<p>Now Pakistan is soaking up another human tsunami, this time from the North Waziristan tribal area, an oblong of land slightly larger than Rhode Island, set amid the forests and mountains along its turbulent north-west frontier.<p>A dusty cavalcade of battered coaches, garishly- Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:16:06 +0000 Philip Reeves 37139 at http://kuow.org In A Remote Corner Of Pakistan, A Mass Exodus Airlines Suspend Flights To Pakistani City After Shooting http://kuow.org/post/airlines-suspend-flights-pakistani-city-after-shooting Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The largest airline in the Middle East says it has suspended flights to a city in Pakistan. Emirates says it will no longer fly to Peshawar, at least for now. This is after someone opened fire on a Pakistani passenger jet that was coming in to land there. NPR's Philip Reeves reports on a blow to Pakistan at a time of crisis.<p>PHILIP REEVES, BYLINE: Pakistanis have lived with violence for many years. Bombings and assassinations make headlines one day and are forgotten the next. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:52:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 37111 at http://kuow.org Down From The Mountains, Pakistanis Flee Military Offensive http://kuow.org/post/down-mountains-pakistanis-flee-military-offensive Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel. Pakistan is seeing a flood of people pouring out of North Waziristan in the mountains abutting Afghanistan. The exodus began after Pakistan began a major ground offensive against the Taliban and foreign militias there. Some 200,000 people are believed to have left since Sunday. Pakistan's military is calling it an organized evacuation. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 36790 at http://kuow.org Pakistani Juice Drink Packs A Sweet And Spicy Punch http://kuow.org/post/pakistani-juice-drink-packs-sweet-and-spicy-punch You don't often see a man cheerily quaffing from a half-pint mug on a street corner in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.<p>But the drink in this gentleman's hand is as innocent as a newborn kitten.<p>It's called <a href="http://herbs-treatandtaste.blogspot.com/2011/01/what-is-aloo-bukhara-plums-medicinal.html">aloo bukhara</a> juice, and contains tamarind and dried plums, or prunes, if you prefer.<p>Summer's reaching a punishing peak here - it's 104 degrees Fahrenheit - so I assumed he was just drinking to keep cool.<p>But a sign on the wall behind him explains that <em>aloo bukhara</em> offers o Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:58:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 36332 at http://kuow.org Pakistani Juice Drink Packs A Sweet And Spicy Punch Taliban Claim Credit For Another Attack In Karachi http://kuow.org/post/taliban-claim-credit-another-attack-karachi Militants are attacking a security training facility near the Karachi airport. The incident comes less than two days after a deadly attack on the Karachi airport itself. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:37:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 36096 at http://kuow.org Who Shot Pakistan's Star News Anchor? Some Point To Spy Agency http://kuow.org/post/who-shot-pakistans-star-news-anchor-some-point-spy-agency Pakistan's biggest media house and the country's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, have been embroiled in conflict recently. Geo TV alleged that ISI tried to kill the network's anchor, who was shot and badly injured in April. Now, government regulators have intervened, banning Geo for two weeks. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 35956 at http://kuow.org How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity http://kuow.org/post/how-one-mans-arrest-london-shut-down-pakistans-megacity The city of Karachi, on the edge of the Arabian Sea, has fizzed with life since Alexander the Great was strutting around Asia's deserts on his horse.<p>This chaotic and ruthless trading metropolis of more than 20 million is the giant turbine that drives Pakistan's creaking economy, providing the largest part of the national revenues.<p>Yet by midafternoon Thursday, Karachi's shopkeepers began hastily hauling down their steel shutters and heading home, suffering for a third consecutive day from an acute case of the jitters.<p>Karachi has been gripped by anxiety since news broke on Tuesday that Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:46:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 35891 at http://kuow.org How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity Pakistani Woman Beaten To Death By Her Family As Police Stand By http://kuow.org/post/pakistani-woman-beaten-death-her-family-police-stand Pakistan is reeling from the latest so-called "honor killing." A pregnant woman was stoned to death just feet from a courthouse for marrying a man against her family's wishes. Police stood by as family members, including a woman, took part in the killing. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 29 May 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 35459 at http://kuow.org At Indian Prime Minister's Inauguration, A Historic Pakistani Presence http://kuow.org/post/indian-prime-ministers-inauguration-historic-pakistani-presence Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was among the guests at Narenda Modi's inauguration. It's the first time the leader of one of the archrivals has attended the swearing-in of the other. Mon, 26 May 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 35227 at http://kuow.org