As solar power becomes more affordable and efficient, it could spread in Africa, much in the way cell phones took over without widespread infrastructure, writes guest blogger Alex Thurston.
The Iranian suspects in the Bangkok blasts were planning to attack Israeli diplomats, a senior Thai intelligence official said. Earlier blasts in India and Georgia also targeted Israelis this week.
India is Iran's largest customer of crude oil, so it cannot cut off ties with the Iranian regime quickly. Yet it shares US concerns about Iran's nuclear ambitions.
The Israeli ambassador to Thailand said that the bombs used in all three countries had similarities implying a common source. Two suspects were arrested carrying Iranian passports.
India’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to cancel telecommunications licenses awarded in 2008 that are at the center of one of the country’s largest corruption scandals.
Followers of India's three main religions - Islam, Hinduism, and Sikhism - have balked loudly at cultural slights this week. There's a reason for it, and it's not all politics.
The Jaipur Literary Festival has become Asia's biggest literary festival, and the fact that some of the biggest names in the book world attend highlights India's growing appetite for good reads.
Indian anticorruption activist Anna Hazare has begun a three-day hunger strike, complaining that India is dragging its feet on cleaning up its graft-ridden government.
New hospitals are popping up around India, but last week's hospital fire that killed more than 90 in Kolkata raise questions about safety regulations and oversight.
India dropped eight places on Transparency International's annual corruption list by watchdog, worsening its reputation.
Hindus who fled conflict in the 1990s consider a move home. Still, distrust runs deep as key questions of Kashmir's past – and future – remain disputed.
Afghanistan signed a strategic partnership with India today that allows arms transfers and military training in India. The move puts pressure on Pakistan to rein in militants.
Despite a rising art scene across India-controlled Kashmir, a much-touted arts festival was canceled because of popular backlash against possible India government involvement.
Afghan President Karzai arrives in India today to discuss economic and security partnerships amid a recent volley of Afghan accusations against Pakistan, India's longtime foe.
The distrust of the Communist Party, once a powerhouse in parts of India, could signal a major change in Indian politics. Here's what its leaders plan to do to keep their old mission alive.
A magnitude-6.9 earthquake left 50 dead in Nepal, India, and Tibet. The slow response to the quake in Nepal puts a spotlight on a dismal disaster preparedness record.
Families who've lost key members to the string of terror attacks that have hit India in recent years struggle to make ends meet, despite government assistance.
As in China and other fast-rising economies, boom times are known to produce corruption cases. Now, social activists in India are pushing back with mass protests.
Today's Delhi High Court bombing killed at least 11 people. Many of the recent terror attacks in India remain unsolved due to what experts call a lack of human intelligence gathering.
Anticorruption activist Anna Hazare’s apparent willingness to fast indefinitely, puts a literal deadline on the issue of corruption in India and pressure on India's government to act.
Anna Hazare defied an initial ruling restricting him to a three-day protest and is now allowed 15 days. But critics argue he and his supporters should press their demands through the ballot box.