Pakistani ruins endangered by gala

Feb 2, 2014

Pakistani ruins endangered by gala

Hundreds of people swarmed the ancient ruined city of Moenjodaro to attend an inaugural festival commemorating Pakistan’s cultural heritage Saturday, days after experts warned that the event endangered the UNESCO site. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, opened the ...

'Abe-genda': nuclear export superpower

Jan 25, 2014

'Abe-genda': nuclear export superpower

by Jeff Kingston

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now in New Delhi to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Indian Republic. His presence speaks volumes about closer diplomatic, security and economic ties and, at least from Tokyo’s perspective, a common agenda on responding to ...

Bill Gates: Progress with polio hinges on Pakistan, Nigeria

Jan 22, 2014

Bill Gates: Progress with polio hinges on Pakistan, Nigeria

Billionaire software baron turned philanthropist Bill Gates has warned that violence in Nigeria and Pakistan could set back his previously stated goal of eradicating polio by 2018. In 2013, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — a charity that funds medical research and vaccination ...

Pakistan to award slain boy for foiling bombing

Jan 11, 2014

Pakistan to award slain boy for foiling bombing

Pakistan’s prime minister announced Friday that a teenage boy who sacrificed his life to stop a suicide bomber who wanted to attack his school should be honored with the nation’s highest civil award of bravery. Aitzaz Hasan, 17, died Monday in a remote village ...

Bomb kills top Pakistani police officer who hunted Taliban

Jan 10, 2014

Bomb kills top Pakistani police officer who hunted Taliban

A senior police investigator known for arresting dozens of Pakistani Taliban was killed Thursday in a car bombing, a sharp blow to efforts to crack down on militant groups seeking to gain a foothold in the sprawling southern city of Karachi that’s vital to ...

Musharraf says army backs him over treason 'vendetta'

Dec 29, 2013

Musharraf says army backs him over treason 'vendetta'

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Sunday denounced treason charges against him as a “vendetta,” and said he had the backing of the country’s powerful army. The 70-year-old told reporters the “whole army” was upset with the treason allegations, in his first comments ...

Dec 10, 2013

India-Pakistan nuke war would prove apocalyptic

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill 2 billion people and effectively end human civilization, a study said Tuesday. Even if limited in scope, a conflict with nuclear weapons would wreak havoc in the atmosphere ...

Hagel talks drones and Afghan peace with Pakistan's Sharif

Dec 9, 2013

Hagel talks drones and Afghan peace with Pakistan's Sharif

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday as Washington sought to defuse tensions over controversial U.S. drone strikes and Islamabad’s role in Afghanistan. In the first visit by a U.S. defence secretary in nearly four years, Hagel ...