Amarjit Singh Dulat oversaw a successful counterinsurgency in Srinagar. His new memoir claims insurgent leaders were on the take. Critics say the account does what he did as spy chief -- divide the opposition.
Pakistan has agreed to the construction of two nuclear reactors in Karachi, a coastal city in a tsunami-prone zone. After the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, scientists and civil society activists are asking why.
In Nepal's worst affected district, the displaced are starting to move from tents to temporary corrugated steel structures. At a donor conference, Nepal's prime minister vowed today that aid would be handled responsibly.
In many developing countries, only more privileged women are able to influence decisions made in local government or community groups that affect the lives of women across social classes, says a recent UN report.
Separatist groups in northeast India have used Myanmar as a rear base of operations for hit-and-run attacks on Indian troops. Tuesday's cross-border raid may mark an escalation in India's counterinsurgency campaign.