8 reasons why India’s elections really matter to the world
Nuclear weapons, conflict in Afghanistan, drug-resistant superbugs and the cost of wedding rings are at stake.
100 million new voters are about to transform India
They’re social media savvy, and they don't vote like their parents.
Pakistani court sentences British woman to life in prison for smuggling drugs
Khadija Shah was six months pregnant and traveling with her two other children when caught with more than a hundred pounds of heroin.
60 Seconds on Earth: Saving the world's coolest goat
Pakistan's slowly-growing Markhor population is a remarkable conservation success story.
One man’s quest to train India’s many quack doctors
The controversial effort targets legions of untrained healthcare providers who prescribe sketchy liver tonics and antibiotic cocktails.
In India, chances are the doctor is a quack (VIDEO)
These sketchy health providers continue practicing and collecting fees, even after patients needlessly die.
11 dead in gun and suicide bomb attack on Islamabad court
Pakistan has been in the grip of a bloody homegrown Taliban insurgency since 2007, but attacks within the capital have been very rare in recent years.
Pakistan's criminal and terrorist gangs have new recruits: Street kids
Invisible, resourceful, and highly vulnerable, Karachi's street children make the perfect couriers for extremists.
Pakistani Taliban commander shot dead in Waziristan
Peace talks between the Pakistani government and Taliban insurgents began on Feb. 6 but broke down last week after insurgents said they executed 23 men from a government paramilitary force in revenge for the killing of their fighters by army forces.
Pakistan airstrikes on Taliban hideouts kill 15
The twin strikes and spiraling violence cast further doubt on a troubled peace process between the government and the insurgents just three weeks after talks began.
37 motorbikes carrying everything, including crocodiles
The things we carried. On mopeds.
The rise of the Hindu fundamentalists
Hindu nationalists are about to take control of India. Some of them want to ban books, films and even Valentine’s Day.
Gunmen kidnap six-member polio team in Pakistan
The kidnapping is the latest setback to efforts to eradicate the disease in Pakistan. It followed a bombing on Sunday targeting a polio team in Peshawar which killed a policeman.
Kidnapped Pakistani anti-drone activist reappears, says he was tortured
Activist Kareem Khan was blindfolded and interrogated in two different locations, his lawyer Shahzad Akbar said, and tied up and beaten on the soles of his feet.
Pakistan: Where conspiracy theories can cost a child's life
American parents may have the luxury of being able to buy into odd ideas about vaccines — their children are protected by others' immunity. But elsewhere, the results are tragic.
'No peace' until Pakistan embraces Islamic law, Taliban warns
Maulana Abdul Aziz, a negotiator for the Pakistani Taliban, said an endorsement of the Bilateral Security Agreement with Washington would end hopes for regional peace.
Talks between Pakistan and Taliban falter before they start
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's announcement last week of a team to begin dialogue with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) came as a surprise.
These are the 29 foreign nationals executed in the US since 1976
US authorities failed to inform all but one of the arrested foreign nationals of their right to seek consular assistance, violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
Pakistan bombing of militant hideouts kills 40, forces civilians to flee
'Everyone in the village is running around with children and women looking for a safe place to hide,' a witness told Reuters.
Ah, aerial firing, the act of pointing a rifle into the air and shooting at nothing
In spite of my many years in gun-loving Texas, the first time I heard celebratory gunfire was in Karachi in 2009. That was the same year I learned stray bullets kill people.
60 Seconds on Earth: See how Pakistanis paint those beautiful trucks (VIDEO)
And what the NATO withdrawal might mean for the painters.
Indian minister's wife found dead amid adultery row all broadcast on Twitter
Shashi Tharoor's wife, Sunanda Pushkar, found dead after she exposed his alleged adultery with a Pakistani journalist on Twitter.
Pakistani teen who stopped suicide bomber to get posthumous award
Aitzaz Hassan, 15, became a national hero after tackling a bomber who came to attack his school on Monday while hundreds of students were inside.
Here's how people in Muslim countries think women should dress
The Pew Research Center posted a graphic Thursday showing how people in Muslim-majority countries feel women should dress in public.
Police recommend highest civilian award for heroic Pakistani teenager
Fifteen-year-old Aitzaz Hassan was killed Monday after tackling a suicide bomber outside his school in northwestern Pakistan.
A year after the Delhi gang rape, what's changed?
Despite the vigils and outrage, Indian women debate whether their country is any safer.
Cupid for India’s HIV positive
In this marriage-obsessed culture, a website helps the infected find life partners.
US suspends military ground cargo shipments out of Afghanistan via Pakistan
The Pentagon said it had halted the shipments due to anti-drone protesters harassing its truck drivers in Pakistan.
Pakistan names Raheel Sharif new army commander
After weeks of media speculation, Pakistan named on Wednesday General Raheel Sharif its new army commander.
Imran Khan's party reveals top CIA officer in Pakistan
Former cricket star Imran Khan's party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, named a man it claims heads the CIA station in Pakistan.
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif names Gen. Raheel Sharif new army chief
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be hoping to avoid a repeat of events the last time he named an army chief — General Pervez Musharraf overthrew him in a coup in 1999.