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Tonight on AC360: Malala’s recovery after Taliban attack
Malala Yousafzai says goodbye to nurses as she leaves the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (photo credit: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Via Getty Images)
January 4th, 2013
07:10 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Malala’s recovery after Taliban attack

Today Malala Yousafzai was released from a British hospital and will continue her recovery at a temporary home there. The Pakistani teen became a symbol of courage after she defied the Taliban and promoted education for girls.

In 2011, when asked why she risks her life, she told CNN’s Reza Sayah, "I shall raise my voice...I have rights. I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up."

For speaking out, the Taliban ambushed a van transporting Malala and her classmates home from school in October and tried to assassinate her. The attack was brutal, but didn’t prove fatal. She was taken to England to receive medical care and protection from the Islamic extremists who threatened to come after her again.

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Filed under: Medical News • Pakistan • Taliban
October 16th, 2012
10:05 AM ET

Malala's recovery process after Taliban attack

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the medical treatment Malala, 14, will receive in England. He says her young age is a beneficial factor for the process her brain will need to go through to rewire itself.

The Pakistani teen was targeted by the Taliban and shot twice at point-blank range while she was in a school van with other students. Malala was attacked for promoting girls' education.

Reza Sayah reports on what Pakistani officials are doing to try to find those responsible for the attack. There have been a few arrests, but they are still investigating.

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Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Pakistan • Reza Sayah • Taliban
Tonight on AC360: Teen activist fights to survive assassination attempt
Pakistani children place oil lamps next to a photograph of teen activist Malala Yousufzai on Oct. 12, 2012. (Photo credit: ASIF HASSAN/AFP/GettyImages)
October 15th, 2012
06:10 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Teen activist fights to survive assassination attempt

Malala Yousufzai, 14, is now in the hands of medical experts in England. The Pakistani teen was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban last week when riding home in a school van with other classmates in the Swat Valley region, near the border with Afghanistan.

Malala was targeted by the gunmen for speaking out about girls’ rights to education. Last year when asked why she risks her life, she told CNN’s Reza Sayah, "I shall raise my voice...I have rights. I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up."

The Islamic extremists aimed to silence her defiant message, and have promised to attack her again if she survives her injuries.

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Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Pakistan • Reza Sayah • Taliban
June 2nd, 2012
09:25 AM ET

Congressman: U.S. should cut aid to Pakistan

Rep. Rohrabacher believes Pakistan was giving safe haven to Osama bin Laden and has proven to be an enemy to the U.S.

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June 1st, 2012
07:05 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: "We should be ashamed" of treatment of Pakistani Doc

Today lawyers representing the Pakistani doctor who helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden appealed his conviction.

Last week, a Pakistani tribal court sentenced Shakeel Afridi to 33 years in prison for treason. At the time, Pakistani officials said it was because Afridi helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden. He had set up a fake vaccination program in hopes of getting DNA samples to identify the al Qaeda leader. But there's a new twist tonight. They now say the conviction was due to Afridi's "close links" to the militant group Lashkar-e-Islam, according to the judgment obtained by CNN.

In today's appeal, Afridi's legal team denied the accusations calling them "false and baseless."

The case has further strained U.S.-Pakistani relations.

Tonight on 360°, Anderson talks in-depth with U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who says the U.S. should be "ashamed" of Afridi's treatment in Pakistan. The California Republican says the U.S. should be "raising holy hell" to help Afridi. "He risked his life for us and we're abandoning him," Rohrabacher said. Here's a preview of the interview and see more tonight at 8 and 10pm ET..


Filed under: 360° Interview • Pakistan
November 5th, 2011
01:23 AM ET

Video: Pakistan nuclear nightmare

"The Atlantic's" Jeffrey Goldberg tells Anderson Cooper why the U.S. is worried about Pakistan's nuclear capabilities.

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November 4th, 2011
07:35 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Pakistan's nuclear arsenal

Why does “The Atlantic” call Pakistan “The Ally From Hell”? At 8pm ET Anderson talks to Jeffrey Goldberg about an investigation that leaves him questioning “With a friend like this, who needs enemies?”


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June 22nd, 2011
12:26 AM ET

Video: Zakaria sounds off on U.S.-Pakistan ties

Editor's note: CNN's Anderson Cooper and Fareed Zakaria discuss Pakistan and Afghanistan.


Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Afghanistan • Fareed Zakaria • Pakistan
June 22nd, 2011
12:11 AM ET

KTH: Pakistan denies intelligence leaks

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper reports on the latest developments in the strained relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan.

Pakistan detains senior officer for alleged ties to militants
Pakistani policemen scuffle with members of the militant Hizb ut Tahrir activist group during a protest in Karachi on April 17, 2011.
June 21st, 2011
11:45 AM ET

Pakistan detains senior officer for alleged ties to militants

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) - Pakistan detained a senior Army officer for suspected connections to a militant organization, a military spokesman said Tuesday.

Brig. Ali Khan, stationed at military headquarters in the garrison town of Rawalpindi for the past two years, has been in custody for the past two days over alleged links to the militant group Hizb ut-Tahrir, said spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas.

He said the Pakistani army follows a "zero tolerance policy" for anyone "indulging in such illegal and unauthorized activities." An investigation into Khan is ongoing.

Khan's detainment comes as Pakistan's ties to the United States have been strained over strategy in combating terrorism.

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