Abdullah Abdullah, who is vying to be Afghanistan's next president, has accused the election commission of rigging the vote. The resignation of an election official may quell the controversy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed officials to use Hindi on social media and in official correspondence, sparking controversy. English is also an official language.
The 40 construction workers are said to be safe and in a known location. Modi took office saying he would be tough on security.
The military offensive has so far relied on airstrikes against militant hideouts in Pakistan's tribal belt, leading to warnings of retaliation against foreigners in the country.
One week after a deadly attack on Karachi International Airport, Pakistan's Army said it had begun a major offensive against local and foreign militants in North Waziristan.
Two candidates faced off Saturday in Afghanistan's first presidential runoff. The election commission claimed a higher turnout than in April's poll, but doubts remain.
Two attacks in two days on security forces guarding Pakistan's largest airport point to the need for a better counter-terrorism strategy and intelligence sharing, analysts say.
Altaf Hussain, leader of the Muttahida Quami Movement Party, was arrested by British police on charges of money laundering, sending his hometown of Karachi into a tailspin.
Afghanistan President Karzai wants to buy spare weapons from India, in a move that risks antagonizing Pakistan.
A successful businessman, an artist, an aspiring public servant, and a mufti are all faces of Pakistan's rising generation – the 60 percent of the population that is under 30. Many are challenging what one Millennial calls a 'culture of dependency.'
For the first time since India and Pakistan split in 1947, a prime minister from one country will attend the inauguration of the other. A bilateral meeting will follow the ceremony.
The separatist insurgency in Balochistan Province is overshadowed by the Pakistan Taliban. Reporters often avoid the region, where the Pakistan Army allegedly targets political opponents.
Even an English cricket traditionalist has to admit that the Indian Premier League offers a raucous good time.
India is creating a mountain strike corps of 90,000 soldiers along the 2,000-mile stretch. Just last year Chinese troops entered territory claimed by India, sparking a three-week standoff.
His blunt style could galvanize India. Voters have high expectations of his ability to boost the economy, but many Muslims are nervous about the right-wing Hindu nationalist.
Narenda Modi's victorious BJP took a bellicose stand on Pakistan during the campaign, but a deep partnership that lies beneath the tensions makes conflict unlikely.
Narendra Modi's BJP was the first party to win outright in 30 years. It was a stunning triumph for Modi, who ran a presidential-style election campaign promising development and economic growth.
If Narendra Modi's right-wing BJP-led coalition wins an outright majority in India's national election, it will be thanks to voters in bellwether states like Uttar Pradesh.
Narendra Modi's right-wing BJP appears headed for an election victory that would not require additional coalition partners. Official results are due Friday.
Peter Ford is in India to cover the national election. While a lot of things have changed since he first visited the country 35 years ago, rail travel isn't one of them.
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