U.S. hands over senior Taliban commander to Pakistan

Dec 8, 2014

U.S. hands over senior Taliban commander to Pakistan

The U.S. military in Afghanistan has handed over three Pakistani detainees to Islamabad, including one who Pakistani intelligence officers said is a senior Taliban commander long wanted by the Pakistani government. The transfer of Latif Mehsud, a close confidante of the former head of ...

Dec 4, 2014

Army kills six rebels near Indian Kashmir border

The army has killed six rebels in Indian Kashmir during a two-day gun battle that was believed to be an attempt by militants to disrupt elections in the region, a spokesman said Wednesday. An Indian soldier was also killed in the fighting, which started ...

Nov 28, 2014

South Asia rivals seal power pact, but summit falls short

South Asian leaders signed an agreement to improve cross-border energy trade in the power-starved region, as a summit overshadowed by India and Pakistan’s rivalry ended with little progress toward regional integration. The prime minister of host country Nepal said Thursday the achievements of the ...

10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

Nov 28, 2014

10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

Heavily armed militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and four civilians were among the 10 dead, authorities said. The nine-hour exchange of firing stopped as night fell, but some militants were still believed to be ...

Translator moved to action by Malala

| Nov 21, 2014

Translator moved to action by Malala

Malala Yousafzai, who at 17 became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, has influenced countless people all over the world as an activist for female education. One of those is Yoshiko Nishida. The translator of Malala’s memoir “I am Malala: The Story ...

Nov 19, 2014

Pakistani family sentenced to death over 'honor killing'

Four relatives of a pregnant woman who bludgeoned her to death outside one of Pakistan’s top courts were sentenced to death on Wednesday for the crime, their defense lawyer said. The 25-year-old’s family attacked her because they objected to her marriage. Farzana Iqbal’s murder ...

Nov 3, 2014

Suicide attack kills at least 54 in eastern Pakistan

A suicide bomber detonated explosives near a Pakistani paramilitary checkpoint near the country’s eastern border with India on Sunday, killing at least 54 people in the deadliest attack to hit the country in several months, police and government officers said. The explosion hit near ...

Oct 17, 2014

India test-fires first home-made cruise missile

India successfully test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable long-range cruise missile Friday, marking another step in building up the country’s defense prowess. The “Nirbhay” (“Fearless”) missile blasted off from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Missile Test Range in Chandipur in the eastern state ...