Jan 4, 2016

Gunmen storm Indian Consulate in Afghan city after Modi visit

Explosions and gunfire rang out late Sunday as militants tried to storm the Indian diplomatic mission in a northern Afghan city, officials said, in the latest assault on an Indian installation. The attack on the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ...

Pakistan's Baluch activists take separatist battle online

Jan 3, 2016

Pakistan's Baluch activists take separatist battle online

Images of burned villages and charred bodies, clips of people screaming for help: with a wall of silence hindering traditional media, insurgents are using social networks to present a narrative of violent abuses by security forces in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province. A search for ...

Jan 2, 2016

Gunmen raid Indian air base near Pakistan; pair die

At least four gunmen entered an Indian air force base near the border with Pakistan on Saturday morning and exchanged fire with security forces, leaving two of them dead, officials said. The gunmen entered the living quarters section of the Pathankot air force base, ...

Dec 26, 2015

Magnitude-6.2 quake rocks northeast Afghanistan, part of Pakistan

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake rocked northeast Afghanistan late Friday close to the country’s borders with Pakistan and Tajikistan, leaving at least 30 people injured, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, which originated 203.5 kilometers (126 miles) deep, struck about 280 kilometers northeast of ...

Pakistan blast claimed by banned Sunni group kills at least 24

Dec 14, 2015

Pakistan blast claimed by banned Sunni group kills at least 24

A blast killed 24 people and injured 70 in the northwestern Pakistani city of Parachinar on Sunday, officials said, and a banned Sunni Islamist group claimed responsibility for the attack. “This is revenge for the killing of Muslims by the Syrian president and Iran,” ...