Inside Story

What lies behind uneasy Afghanistan-Pakistan ties?

Pakistan is pointing the finger at its neighbour, Afghanistan, after one of the bloodiest weeks in recent memory.


Lal Shahbaz Qalandar and Pakistan's pluralistic history

This is an attack on a Pakistan, where the diversity of its citizens is the fabric of the society and history.

by Dania Ahmed


The Rohingya crisis and the role of the OIC

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is not doing enough to save the Rohingya community in Myanmar.

by Abdullah al-Ahsan

Wild Animals

Sri Lanka's antivenom leap forward

By making its own antivenom, Sri Lanka could boost its technology capacity and become a model exporter for others.


Sufis return to Pakistan shrine in act of defiance

Day after deadly ISIL attack, more than 100 gather to wash blood-soaked floors of the shrine and continue ritual.


Pakistan: '100 terrorists killed' after shrine attack

Military's claim follows deadliest attack in more than two years in country, targeting Sufis in Sehwan Sharif in Sindh.


Pakistan mourns attack victims as security stepped up

Two border crossings with Afghanistan closed and at least 39 'terrorists' killed after attack at Sehwan shrine kills 88.


Pakistan reels from deadliest attack since 2014

At least 75 dead, including children and women, as ISIL claims blast at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh province.


Demonetisation in India: 'My mother died because of it'

From people who lost jobs, to people who lost loved ones - seven stories that reveal the impact of demonetisation.


Taliban bombing kills five in northwestern Pakistan

Explosion was detonated when two suicide bombers were stopped from entering the tribal headquarters in Mohmand Agency.

Human Rights

Regional actors should take a stand against Myanmar

India and other South Asian nations should be unambiguous in their condemnation of Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya.

by Priyamvada Gopal


Suicide attack targets government officials in Peshawar

At least one killed and several wounded in blast claimed by Pakistani Taliban as violence across country rises.

Middle East

UAE envoy dies of wounds sustained in Afghanistan blast

Ambassador Al-Kaabi was critically wounded in Kandahar attack that also killed five Emirati aid workers.

Business & Economy

How Indians dodged government's 'black money' clampdown

'[Black money] is gonna return to the same amount... There are loopholes. In India, there is a loophole for everything.'


India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

With a single rocket, India successfully put 104 satellites into orbit, breaking the previous record set by Russia.