Sep 15, 2014

China's Xi begins South Asia tour in Maldives

Chinese President Xi Jinping was in the Maldives Monday beginning a three-nation tour of South Asia with a historic visit to an island paradise gaining a new reputation as a hotbed of militant Islamists. Xi, who arrived late Sunday, will hold talks with Maldives ...

State's flood response angers Kashmiris

Sep 14, 2014

State's flood response angers Kashmiris

Residents of Indian Kashmir turned their wrath on state administrators, accusing them of failing to provide them with help after the worst flooding in over a century, and angrily dumped food parcels into gutters. A week into the disaster, which one state official estimates ...

India's Srinagar submerged as floods 'take out' city

Sep 12, 2014

India's Srinagar submerged as floods 'take out' city

The main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir has “drowned completely” under floodwaters, a senior official said Friday, with the deadly inundation now affecting about 2 million people in neighboring Pakistan and threatening its all-important cotton industry. The floods began in Kashmir after heavy monsoon rains ...

Sep 12, 2014

UNICEF: 46 percent of South Asian girls marry by age 18

Nearly half of girls in South Asia marry before their 18th birthday as children in the region continue paying the price of persistent inequality, according to a UNICEF report released Thursday. The report said child marriage is pervasive in the region even though most ...

Major river overflows, threatening Pakistan city

Sep 11, 2014

Major river overflows, threatening Pakistan city

Raging monsoon floods across India and Pakistan that have killed more than 450 people poured into the plains of eastern Punjab province on Wednesday, sending a major river over its banks and threatening to force hundreds of thousands from their homes. The Chenab River ...

Sep 9, 2014

India, Pakistan floods death toll tops 400

The death toll from floods in India and Pakistan has reached 400 as authorities warned of more flooding in the days ahead. The floods have put half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless. Pakistani and Indian troops have been using boats ...

Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia

Sep 9, 2014

Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia

Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultraradical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al-Qaida. A splinter group of Pakistan’s Taliban insurgents, Jamat-ul Ahrar, has already declared its ...