The founder of Pakistan, which today celebrates Independence Day, believed in the separation of mosque and state. He would not recognize his country now. Blasphemy laws silence religious expression. On a visit, I was often reminded to lower my voice 'lest the servants hear you.'
Thousands of small biogas plants turn manure from farm animals into a useful resource.
After months of back-and-forth negotiation, Pakistan reopened NATO supply routes on Tuesday when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for a November border attack.
Despite the some cultural overlaps, the American and Pakistani paths are parting ways.
NATO signs deals with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan to truck its military supplies from Afghan war out through Central Asia, giving it options instead of closed Pakistan route.
Planting mangrove forests on Vietnam's coasts creates living storm barriers as well as rich new fishing grounds.