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 ...

For Nobel Peace Prize, it's politics as usual

| Oct 11, 2014

For Nobel Peace Prize, it's politics as usual

One is Muslim, the other Hindu; one a Pakistani, the other Indian; one a school girl just starting out in life, the other a man with decades of experience. Despite their many differences, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai and 60-year-old Kailash Satyarthi will be forever linked ...

Oct 4, 2014

Pakistan detects record number of polio cases

A health official in Pakistan said Saturday that authorities already have detected a record number of polio cases this year, blaming militants for the outbreak. Rana Mohammad Safdar, a senior official at the National Institute of Health in Islamabad, said doctors have discovered 202 ...