Afghanistan goes to the polls on Saturday. Hundreds of women are running for provincial council posts, and former minister is making history as the first-ever female vice presidential candidate.
Presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai energized thousands of their respective supporters at rallies in the Panjshir Valley and Kabul.
Taliban insurgents hit the election commission's compound in Kabul today, their fourth high-profile attack in 10 days. Afghans go to the polls April 5 to choose a new president.
Their third attack this week – today, on a Kabul guesthouse – further rattled election observers and foreigners, who have been a particular target ahead of the Apr. 5 vote.
The Pakistani government opened its first direct talks with the Pakistan Taliban today. Here's a rundown of who the Pakistan Taliban really are, and why these talks matter.
India leads the world in annual maternal deaths. Technology firms are pairing with the government's village health program to work with rural women.
Corruption charges threaten to worsen the animosity between the two women who have run the country for the past 20 years. Political instability is hurting economic growth.
One of the founders of the Aam Aadmi Party resigned yesterday. The party's popularity has surged, but its candidates espouse an almost farcical range of policies.
Kashmiri college students who cheered for Pakistan's cricket team face charges of mischief and 'attempt to cause communal disharmony.' But sedition charges against them were dropped.
The first judicial council for women was started in Pakistan's Swat Valley last year. Its founder has now been invited to join a traditional, male-only grand jirga.
Less than four percent of Pakistan's rape cases result in a conviction, according to activists. Now some political parties are pushing to make it even harder to prosecute rapists.
Mr. Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party rode a wave of anticorruption sentiment to power in Delhi last December. Now, he's resigning to focus on the national election.
A US academic's 2009 book on Hinduism will be pulped after a four year legal battle between the publisher and a right-wing Hindu group. Writers fear rising intolerance of free speech.
The election of Sushil Koirala brings together Nepal's two largest parties and raises expectations that a lengthy peace process with Maoist rebels could be capped with a new constitution.
The beating and death of a university student from the northeast has caused four days of protests. Prominent politicians are pledging support.
Prime Minister Sharif says he wants to give peace talks a 'last chance,' while militants are likely to ask for prisoner releases and free passage for its leaders.
Indian police have arrested two in connection with the rape of a Danish tourist in New Delhi. A string of high-profile rape cases has prompted demonstrations and calls for more government action.
One of Pakistan's most famous police chiefs was killed Thursday by the Pakistan Taliban. A new report says terror casualties were up 19 percent in 2013.
India's Foreign Ministry announced it was expelling a US diplomat from New Delhi. The standoff over an indicted diplomat has exposed deeper US-India tensions.
Leaders of major Islamic sects in Pakistan have agreed to curb provocations, but enforcing a voluntary code will be a challenge.
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