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 ...

Australia, India ink long-awaited civil nuclear deal

Sep 6, 2014

Australia, India ink long-awaited civil nuclear deal

Conservative leaders Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi sealed a long-awaited nuclear energy deal Friday, paving the way for Australia to sell uranium to India, which has been crippled by power shortages and blackouts. The two prime ministers hailed the deal as “a concrete symbol” ...

Al-Qaida has expanded into India, leader says on video

Sep 5, 2014

Al-Qaida has expanded into India, leader says on video

Promising to “storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder,” al-Qaida announced Thursday it had created an Indian branch that the terror network vowed would bring Islamic rule to the entire subcontinent. The announcement by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri brought few signs of increased ...

Sep 4, 2014

Al-Qaida announces India wing, renews loyalty to Taliban chief

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al Zawahri on Wednesday announced the formation of an Indian branch of his militant group he said would spread Islamic rule and “raise the flag of jihad” across the subcontinent. In a 55-minute video posted online, Zawahri also renewed a long-standing ...

Acid attack photo shoot gets India's attention

Sep 4, 2014

Acid attack photo shoot gets India's attention

A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because ...

Sep 3, 2014

Japan and India's China challenge

Japan and India may find themselves talking at cross purposes if Tokyo is seeking closer ties with New Delhi as a means to counterbalance China's growing influence and assertiveness in the region.

Sep 3, 2014

'Robin Hood' monkey showers Indian town with cash

A monkey sparked a dash for cash in a northern Indian town when he showered banknotes from a rooftop, witnesses told AFP on Tuesday. Passersby in the hill town of Shimla spotted the monkey with a bundle of notes on Sunday after it broke ...