Rescuing HIV orphans in India

In the absence of centres for Aids patients, Pastor Reji Thomas opened his home to orphaned boys infected with HIV.


Pakistan says gas leak, not bomb, behind Lahore blast

Authorities revise cause of the blast at a market concluding it was an accident not an attack as first reported.

North Korea

Meet the Kims: Who's who in North Korea's first family

With the February 13 killing of Kim Jong-nam, here is an overview of the Kim genealogy and its most important members.

Poverty & Development

Quake survivors spend second winter in temporary homes

Nearly two years on, the reconstruction of thousands of houses destroyed by the deadly quake remains stalled.

Business & Economy

Does the China-Pakistan economic corridor worry India?

The $46bn CPEC project connecting Xinjiang in China to Gwadar in Pakistan has raised concerns in India.


Gunman attack government office in Pakistan's Charsadda

National Database and Registration Authority in Charsadda district fired upon: three gunmen involved.


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.