Post-traumatic stress disorder is best known for afflicting front-line soldiers in combat. But years of violence in northwestern Pakistan have made PTSD widespread among civilians in a poor and remote region where there are few options for treatment.
In other news, a Japanese lawmaker is in trouble for handing the emperor a letter, a taboo in the country where the imperial family's role remains a sensitive one; and a Ghanaian minister is fired for allegedly saying she'll stay in politics until she makes at least $1 million.
Hopefully, the worst is now over. But the storm was packing some of the strongest winds ever recorded for a tropical cyclone when it hit the islands. Only a few deaths have been reported so far; however, the toll is expected to rise. It's now headed toward Vietnam. Landfall there is expected Sunday.
Secretary of State John Kerry is joining the talks in Geneva, boosting expectations about a preliminary agreement. A deal might include some sanctions relief for Iran in exchange for it agreeing to suspend efforts to enrich uranium.
The country's economy is at a turning point, and its leaders are gathering this weekend to decide how to steer a future course. For the world's second-largest economy, much hangs in the balance, including hopes for economic reforms. In the past, such gatherings have been game-changers.
Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Geneva to join other major powers involved in nuclear negotiations with Iran. Iran hopes the international community will ease crippling economic sanctions in exchange for capping some of its atomic activities.
Mullah Fazlullah is said to have ordered the attack on Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who campaigned for girls' education. Inside Pakistan, Fazlullah rose to prominence several years ago through his fiery religious radio broadcasts, which earned him the nickname "Radio Mullah."
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