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.
Bangladesh witnessed high-levels of political violence before today's election. The ruling Awami League won, but an opposition boycott signals tough times ahead.
Today's clash between striking garment workers and security forces in Phnom Penh underscores a growing push for better wages throughout the region.
The Supreme Court ruling that re-criminalized homosexuality in India sparked a new receptivity to gay rights from several top Indian leaders.
Some fear militant attacks if tensions deepen over the execution of a Bangladesh politician for war crimes in the 1971 separation war.
The government is calling for a full apology over the arrest of one of their diplomats. Even Indian advocates for the nanny are angry about the style of the arrest.
India revoked special privileges for US diplomats today in retaliation for its own diplomat's arrest for paying her nanny $3 an hour.
The execution could add to the violence already rocking the country ahead of January elections.
Angered by US drone strikes in Pakistan, politician Imran Khan has attempted to prevent truck drivers from ferrying essential supplies to and from NATO troops in Afghanistan.
Two women in India have gone public with allegations of sexual harassment, nearly one year after a brutal gang rape case in Delhi sparked national outrage.
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