Philip Reeves http://ksjd.org en Decimated Tower Remains As Monument To Gaza War http://ksjd.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 14612 at http://ksjd.org Hamas Senior Leaders Killed In Predawn Israeli Airstrike http://ksjd.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 14386 at http://ksjd.org Blocked At The Border, Gaza Man's Hopes Of Escape Fade http://ksjd.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 21:29:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 14312 at http://ksjd.org Massive Rallies Descend On Islamabad, As Authorities Dig In Trenches http://ksjd.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 14123 at http://ksjd.org Pakistan's Mixed Message: Celebrations Amid A Security Lockdown http://ksjd.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 16:45:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 14058 at http://ksjd.org Pakistan's Mixed Message: Celebrations Amid A Security Lockdown In Islamabad, A Rare Piano Teacher Pursues His Mission Quietly http://ksjd.org/post/islamabads-piano-teacher-pursues-his-mission-quietly Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>NPR's international correspondents cover wars, politics and global trends. But sometimes we also ask them to tell us about their lives in the field and the extraordinary people they meet. Here's a postcard sent to us from NPR's Philip Reeves in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.<p>PHILIP REEVES, BYLINE: I've been trying for ages to learn to play piano. The time's now come to stop twiddling and face facts. I need a teacher. Islamabad's a cosmopolitan place. The piano is a fairly universal instrument. I assumed there'd be teachers around who'd fit the bill. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 11:55:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 12047 at http://ksjd.org In A Remote Corner Of Pakistan, A Mass Exodus http://ksjd.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 17:50:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 11585 at http://ksjd.org In A Remote Corner Of Pakistan, A Mass Exodus Airlines Suspend Flights To Pakistani City After Shooting http://ksjd.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 11559 at http://ksjd.org Down From The Mountains, Pakistanis Flee Military Offensive http://ksjd.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 11279 at http://ksjd.org Pakistani Juice Drink Packs A Sweet And Spicy Punch http://ksjd.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 10887 at http://ksjd.org Pakistani Juice Drink Packs A Sweet And Spicy Punch