Christians in Pakistan demonstrated Sunday for better compensation and government intervention after dozens of Christian homes were burned. The fires were in response to a Muslim accusing a Christian man of blasphemy.
Recently, the Pakistani government and Taliban forces in the country have expressed interest in peace talks. But for thousands of civilians who have been injured or lost a loved one at the hands of the Taliban, the idea is abhorrent.
This week's good reads includes a profile of a Russian family that lived in isolation for 40 years, a young professor's return to Pakistan from the United States after 13 years, and efforts to end big game hunting in Africa.
Though only about 40,000 Pakistanis descended on Islamabad at the behest of a little known Sufi cleric from Canada, analysts see the march as a sign that the military is once again getting involved in politics.