Key events in India-Pakistan relations since Partition

Aug 13, 2017

Key events in India-Pakistan relations since Partition

India and Pakistan have had testy relations at best since independence. Some key dates that helped define the South Asian nations: August 1947: Britain ends its colonial rule over the Indian subcontinent, which becomes two independent nations — Hindu-majority, but secularly governed India and the ...

Aug 13, 2017

Elder Indians and Pakistanis speak of partition 70 years ago

It has been 70 years since India and Pakistan were carved from the former British Empire as independent nations, a process that triggered one of the largest human migrations in history. Overnight, Hindu and Muslim neighbors became fearful of one another. Mob violence broke ...

Mystery of the luckless apostles of Paris cracked

Aug 6, 2017

Mystery of the luckless apostles of Paris cracked

For five centuries, statues of the 12 apostles looked down on the hordes who marveled at the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, arguably the greatest Gothic edifice ever build. Standing between the chapel's spectacular stained-glass windows, one of the wonders of the medieval world, they survived the ...

Minnesota mosque for Somalis bombed; no injuries

/ Aug 6, 2017

Minnesota mosque for Somalis bombed; no injuries

The FBI was searching for suspects after an explosive device tore through part of a suburban Minneapolis mosque on Saturday as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging a room but not causing any injuries, authorities and witnesses said. The blast happened at around 5 ...

In battle of beliefs, Nigeria targets Boko Haram's top brass

Aug 3, 2017

In battle of beliefs, Nigeria targets Boko Haram's top brass

It was a case of instant captivation when Shagari first heard Boko Haram's founder deliver a jihadi sermon a decade ago. Gripped by the message, Shagari swapped life as a father and electrician to join the militants and rose rapidly through their ranks, his ascent ...

Does PM Sharif's ouster mean chaos for Pakistan?

/ | Jul 29, 2017

Does PM Sharif's ouster mean chaos for Pakistan?

The ousting of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has left a power vacuum at the top of the nuclear-armed country, yet experts say that in the long-run it is unlikely to be destabilizing. Sharif's disqualification Friday by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations denies him ...

Al-Qaida to fight Indian rule in Kashmir

Jul 28, 2017

Al-Qaida to fight Indian rule in Kashmir

Al-Qaida said for the first time it is active in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, announcing on a linked propaganda network that a militant from an indigenous rebel group would lead a new outfit of fighters opposing Indian rule in the disputed region. The announcement ...