India adoption centre bosses held for selling children

Adoption agency accused of selling at least 17 children to foreign couples in eastern state and sending them abroad.


Azerbaijani president appoints wife as vice president

Move follows constitutional changes made after a tightly managed referendum last year that introduced vice presidency.


Indonesia: Widespread flooding hits Jakarta

Many days of torrential rain have brought floods to Indonesia's capital, closing schools and causing travel disruption.


Sri Lanka arrests army spies over editor's murder

Five arrested military intelligence officers are suspected of killing prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor.


Red Alert for China's pollution protesters

China wants people to care for the environment, one person at a time.

by Salvatore Babones


From Lahore to Sehwan, Pakistan's week of violence

At least 112 people killed as armed groups launch fresh wave of attacks in one of the country's bloodiest weeks.


Attack on shrines in Pakistan since 2005

Armed groups have often targeted Muslims at shrines who do not conform to their strict interpretation of Islam.


Chaos follows Pakistan-Afghanistan border closure

Trucks carrying perishable goods unable to cross over after Pakistan closed two crossings in the wake of terror attacks.

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.