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.
A Pakistani woman is beaten to death by her family for marrying the man of her choice
Last year 869 women died in so-called 'honor killings' according to the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
Twitter blocks 'blasphemous' content in Pakistan after complaints
The country's strict blasphemy laws, currently the subject of a fight pitching the authorities against some of the leading TV stations, can carry the death penalty.
Pakistani airstrikes kill at least 32 militants, including key commanders
The latest attack comes weeks after the Pakistani Taliban formally ended a ceasefire called to promote talks with the government.
Why the Gandhis are convinced they can rule India again
Despite a drubbing from new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s 'first family' is clinging to its Congress dynasty.
On Location Video: Meet the first woman to practice law in Pakistan's conservative Swat Valley
This brave woman faced death threats to fulfill her dream.
The world's largest democracy might also be its worst
India's month-long election kept the police and corruption investigators working overtime.
Being gay in Pakistan: Where anti-gay serial killers are applauded
A recent case offers fresh cause for concern for the LGBT community.
Iraq is among the countries where genocide is most likely to happen
These 9 countries are the world's most dangerous for minorities.
Pakistan cuts prime minister's electricity for not paying bills
Power cuts have worsened in Pakistan in recent years, becoming one of the main sources of discontent in the South Asian country.