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'I was born a warrior': Pakistani squash star lived as a boy to escape Taliban repression

'I was born a warrior': Pakistani squash star lived as a boy t...

Maria Toorpakai Wazir lived as a boy until age 16 to break free of limits put on girls in tribal area Amid the Hollywood blockbusters premiering at this year's Toronto International Film Festival is a less-flashy film about the incredible story of ... CBC, 4 weeks ago

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FATA Research Centre

South Waziristan, 12 years on

In the last week of July 2016, after about 12 years following the complete control of Taliban over South Waziristan Agency (SWA) in 2005, I visited my hometown, Ladha, along with some journalists and military personnel in a convoy. When reached ...
 FATA Research Centre1 month ago

When hope is gone

Kabul -- The time after the American invasion was a time of great hope. The golden years. After the darkness of the Taliban rule, Afghanistan finally seemed to be on the road to a better life. But today, fifteen years later, that hope has vanished ...
 AFP1 week ago

Girl Unbound Documents Squash Player Maria Wazir's Tough Journey from Pakistan to Canada

At first glance, Maria Toorpakai Wazir looks like any other Torontonian. In fact, sitting in my seat at the Toronto International Film Festival, I almost wondered if I walked passed her on the way into the theater without realizing it. And yet, it's ...
 India.com1 month ago

His lonely war

Dr. Mohammad Najibullah and his brother Shahpur Ahmadzai were killed by Afghan Taliban on the 26th of September 1996 in the UN compound in Kabul city. The dead bodies were dragged through the streets and were hanged in the main square of Kabul by ...
 The Friday Times1 week ago

Taliban commander Azam Tariq killed in Afghanistan

PESHAWAR: An important Pakistani Taliban commander Azam Tariq, his son and some other militants were killed by the Nato-backed Afghan special forces in Afghanistan's Paktika province on Saturday night. Senior members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban ...
 PakistanKaKhudaHafiz.com3 weeks ago

Girl Unbound: The War to Be Her: Film Review | TIFF 2016

Director Erin Heidenreich's documentary explores the world of Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a champion female athlete who defies the Taliban to pursue her dream. Like its imposing protagonist, squash player Maria Toorpakai Wazir, director Erin ...
 Hollywood Reporter4 weeks ago
The Express Tribune

Facilitator of APS attackers arrested

The DSP said Wazir had been teaching in 32 religious seminaries and allegedly associated with the mastermind of the APS attack. PHOTO: AFP LOWER DIR: Police claimed on Thursday to have made key arrests in connection with the attack on the Army ...
 The Express Tribune1 month ago

Commissioner Ackerman Receives Billie Jean King Contribution Award At Women's Sports Foundation Gala

10/20/2016 11:35:33 AM The Women's Sports Foundation Celebrates Top Female Athletes at 37th Annual Salute to Women in Sports. NEW YORK, N.Y. The Women's Sports Foundation (WSF)—the leading authority on the participation of women and girls ...
 Big East2 days ago

Rio gold medalists Shields, Johnson win Sportswoman award

Claressa Shields did a cartwheel in the ring after winning her second Olympic boxing gold medal in Rio, and she's not done being honored quite yet. Shields and water polo goaltender Ashleigh Johnson were recognized as Sportswomen of the Year at ...
 Miami Herald2 days ago Updated: Rio gold medalists Shields, Johnson win Sportswoman award  Albuquerque Journal2 days ago
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