For generations, the custom of chaupadi forced menstruating women to sleep outside of their homes in small sheds or in the family stable.
Government-sanctioned textbooks across Pakistan contain numerous examples of anti-minority and anti-Western language, prompting activists to encourage teachers to stop using them.
President Hamid Karzai has asked US Special Forces to leave Wardak Province, raising concerns about how security might be affected in Afghanistan's capital city.
Suleman Sultan, a survivor of a blast almost identical to the recent attack in Hyderabad, says the government's response is following the same old script.
But as India investigates the Hyderabad bomb blasts, analysts are highlighting India's past failure to crack terrorism cases.
In a major break from caste system constraints, some of India's Brahmins welcomed a group of India's lowest ranking members to join a Hindu ritual historically closed to them.
The Pakistani government announced a security operation against those responsible for the bombing that killed at least 89 people over the weekend and set off three days of protests.
The curfew follows the secret execution of a Kashmiri man convicted for his role in a 2001 attack on India's parliament. The execution and India's crackdown have sparked talk of renewed unrest in Kashmir.
A protest that has at times swelled into the hundreds of thousands entered its ninth day today in Bangladesh’s capital, touched off by the outcome of a war crimes trial.
New Delhi already has a sizeable Afghan community, but over the past five years a steady trickle of visitors seeking healthcare has grown into a flood. Hospitals have been quick to respond.
India today executed Mohammad Afzal Guru, a convict in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament.
An Afghan charity has worked to rejuvenate Afghanistan's coed Scouting program. It has 2,000 Scouts and more than 100 Scout leaders spread around the county.
Many Muslims are rejecting the suggestion made by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and argue that it runs counter to recent trends in the Indian Muslim community.
The opposition is slamming the government, claiming there's an easy solution to energy shortages: Pakistan is sitting on the world’s sixth-largest coal deposit.
Five points to understand about Pakistan's restive Balochistan Province.
Fighting between rival militant groups near the Khyber Pass has reportedly claimed more than 70 lives over the past week.
Court proceedings began today for five of the men accused in the deadly gang rape of a young woman in Delhi that led to her recent death.
Islamabad has brokered an end to a protest challenging its rule. Though demonstrators declared victory, the agreement did not meet their public demands.
The Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Ashraf, sparking heated debate about the future of Pakistan's democracy.
As the news broke of the order to arrest Pakistan's Prime Minister, the Karachi Stock Exchange fell by several hundred points. By the end of trading hours, it had fallen by 525 points.