Aliya Iftikhar

asia & pacific

A Rape Survivor in India Must Balance a Heavy Rock on Her Head to Prove Her Purity

After being denied an abortion following her rape, the woman has to maintain an 88-pound rock atop her head before she can live with her husband again.
Aliya Iftikhar
8.7.15
politics

India's Prime Minister Praises Viral Argument For British Reparations

After an Indian politician laid out the case for British reparations to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it 'reflected the feelings of patriotic Indians.'
Aliya Iftikhar
7.24.15
politics

Wisconsin Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban as Scott Walker Preps for Presidential Bid

Scott Walker, who has changed his positions on abortion and is planning to announce a presidential bid on Monday, has a range of bills on his desk to sign this weekend.
Aliya Iftikhar
7.9.15
americas

Number in US Saying They're 'Extremely Proud' to Be American in Decline

People answering "extremely proud" to be American peaked after 9/11 and the start of the Iraq War, but majority still report that level of pride in their country.
Aliya Iftikhar
7.3.15
Europe

'We Won't Get Tired': Riot Police Deployed in Armenia as Protests Over Electricity Hike Rage On

As night fell on Friday, reports emerged that buses with riot police had arrived at a major street in Yerevan where nearly 20,000 protesters are gathered.
Aliya Iftikhar
6.26.15
environment

There's Gold in Those Cell Phones, But It Comes at a Steep Price to the Environment

Every year Americans discard phones that contain more than $60 million in gold and silver, and those precious metals often end up overseas in toxic dumps
Aliya Iftikhar
6.26.15
asia & pacific

Thousands of Dogs Will Be Eaten in China to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

The annual Yulin dog meat festival attracts thousands of tourists and locals looking to dine on dogs, but activists have called for an end to the controversial event.
Aliya Iftikhar
6.20.15
enduring freedom

Millions of US Dollars May Have Gone to 'Ghost Schools' in Afghanistan

A new report calls into question $769 million that the US has spent on Afghanistan’s education sector, including claims that the money went to schools that don’t actually exist.
Aliya Iftikhar
6.18.15