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 ...

At least 20 cops killed in Taliban suicide blast outside Kabul base

Feb 2, 2016

At least 20 cops killed in Taliban suicide blast outside Kabul base

Twenty policemen were killed Monday when a Taliban suicide bomber struck their base in Kabul Monday, officials said, just days before a fresh round of international talks aimed at reviving dialogue with the Islamist group. Scores of people were also wounded as the attacker ...