Taliban truck bomb in Kabul kills 30 as spring offensive kicks in

Apr 20, 2016

Taliban truck bomb in Kabul kills 30 as spring offensive kicks in

Thirty people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul and a fierce firefight broke out Tuesday, one week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a densely crowded ...

Feb 26, 2016

India near inducting its first nuclear-armed submarine

India is close to becoming the world’s sixth country to put a nuclear-armed attack submarine into operation, a move that would give it a leg up on neighboring Pakistan and intensify a race for more underwater weapons in Asia. The 6,000-ton Arihant, developed over ...

Pakistan literary festivals tell a tale of cultural revival

Feb 24, 2016

Pakistan literary festivals tell a tale of cultural revival

Pakistan’s literary scene is seeing a spirited revival, with packed festivals attracting tens of thousands in a rock concert-like atmosphere that defies security threats in a growing cultural renaissance. Events such as the raucous Lahore Literary Festival, held over the weekend, are reclaiming the ...