Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts amid outrage over Peshawar attacks
After a deadly attack on a Peshawar school last week, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ended the six-year moratorium on the death penalty.
Indonesian officials want to stash 10,000 refugees on a desert island
With Australia growing hostile toward asylum seekers, Indonesia says they’ve become a burden.
Pakistan mourns 148 killed in Taliban school massacre
The assault on an army-run school is the deadliest terror attack in Pakistan's history.
This graphic shows how dangerous it is for children to go to school in Pakistan
Pakistan saw more than 800 attacks on schools between 2009 and 2012.
3 reasons why the Pakistani Taliban attacked the school in Peshawar
Mad about Malala? On the ropes after a Pakistani military campaign? Something else?
More than 140 people, mostly children, killed in Pakistan school attack (LIVE BLOG)
A local hospital said the dead and wounded it had seen were aged between 10 and 20 years old.
More than 120 people, mostly children, killed in Pakistan school attack
Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students and teachers hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years.
10 Pakistani children get HIV from blood transfusions
While Pakistan has federal and provincial acts of parliament requiring blood screening, implementation is weak.
It ain't easy being green in the world's most polluted city
But it is possible to grow your own produce and eat organic despite toxic air and water.
Pakistani family sentenced to death over 'honor killing' in spite of executions moratorium
In 2013, 869 cases of 'honor killings' were reported in the media, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. The true figure is probably higher.
In India, public kissing is becoming a national movement
Protesters who gather to kiss have been arrested, tear-gassed and assaulted with rods. Still, they keep kissing.
Activists are trying to stop gang rape in India by talking about sex
It starts with kids.
India embraces soft power — or maybe it’s bakshish power
Project Mausam is Prime Minister Modi’s answer to China’s charm offensive.
Five reasons Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel Prize is controversial in India
Some of his compatriots doubt the child labor campaigner deserved the award, and they have taken to Twitter to complain.
US government to its people: Stay away from these countries
In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations.
Outraged by rape and inequality, Indian women seek justice through entrepreneurship
Women-led startups are on the rise, but getting a loan means posting a man’s assets as collateral.
At least 50 injured as police clash with protesters in Pakistan
The protesters have been camped outside parliament since August 15 demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resignation.
Canadian cleric and former cricketer raise stakes in Pakistan's political fight
The political confrontation has revived concern about the central issue in Pakistani politics: Competition for power between the military and civilian leaders.
Here’s why Punjab state has India’s worst cancer crisis
As the economy grows, so does the suffering.
What it's like to be convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan
These two parents were acquitted two years ago. Now they're out of prison — but they're still in hiding.
Struggling to save Punjab’s next generation
Not long ago Punjab was one of India’s success stories. Now half the state’s youth are addicted to drugs.
Pakistani army begins ground offensive in key Taliban stronghold
The army ordered the entire civilian population of North Waziristan to evacuate. More than 450,000 people left their homes.
Humans are not entirely cruel, violent and intolerant creatures. Here's the awesome video that proves it.
Torture. Cruelty. Religious strife. It's all in the human makeup. But, thank our stars, so's this.
Another woman was raped, her body hanged from a tree
This time in Pakistan.
Death at sea beats taking a bullet
For Hazara Muslims in Pakistan, the options are grim.
I could have carried polio out of Pakistan, and no one would have known
The government says it's cracking down on patchy vaccination practices, checking the records of anyone trying to fly out of the country. They missed me.
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif looks forward to working 'in harmony' with India's Modi
Modi's invitation to Sharif was a surprise move seen as a significant olive branch to India's Muslim neighbor.
A new weapon in the fight against the Taliban: Theater
Using drama to push back against misinformation and intimidation in the elections.
Pakistani Taliban militants who attacked Karachi airport planned to hijack a plane
At least 24 people were killed after the Pakistani Taliban laid siege to Karachi's international airport with suicide vests, grenades and rocket launchers.
These maps show where you can still go to jail for apostasy or blasphemy
Nearly a quarter of the globe has anti-blasphemy laws.
Life as a slave in Pakistan
Theoretically, Nanji and his family could eventually pay off their debt and start working for themselves. It almost never works out that way.