A Bangladeshi fan, with Bangladesh's national flag and tiger painted on his face, looks on during their Cricket World Cup match against Ireland in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Royal Bengal Tiger is the national animal of Bangladesh.
American Raymond Allen Davis, jailed in Pakistan for the fatal shooting of two armed men, was secretly working for the CIA, a disclosure likely to further frustrate US efforts to free the man and strain relations between two countries partnered in a fragile alliance in the war on terror.
A teen suicide bomber killed at least 31 people in northwest Pakistan Thursday, bringing to an end a lull in major strikes by the Taliban.
An Indian couple performs marriage rituals during a mass marriage of Pipa Kshatriya Darji community members belonging to the Indian state of Rajasthan on the occasion of Basant Panchami, or spring festival, in Ahmadabad. Thousands of couples tie the knot on this day, considered auspicious in Gujarat.
Animal rights activist Park So-youn holds stray dogs rescued from a village on Yeonpyeong Island damaged by North Korean artillery shelling, as South Korean marines stand nearby. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak labelled North Korea's artillery attack on a southern island a crime against humanity and said Pyongyang will pay the price for any further provocation. North Korea fired shells at the island off the peninsula's west coast on Tuesday, killing two civilians and two soldiers and destroying dozens of houses.
Two mosque attacks on Friday come amid an increasing number of Taliban attacks targeting the mosques belonging to tribes that resist the militants' influence.
Al-Qaeda-linked militants are stepping up their attacks on Sufi shrines, possibly as part of an effort to impose a more fundamentalist Islamic practice on the country.
Despite recent tensions between Islamabad and Washington, Pakistan is set to receive another $2 billion in US military assistance over the next five years.
Nine years after US-led airstrikes on Afghanistan began, President Karzai on Thursday inaugurated a new peace council that is tasked with reconciling with the Taliban and other insurgents. Kabul residents say they see no end in sight to the war.
Pakistan said it will keep the Khyber Pass - a crucial supply line for the US war effort in Afghanistan - closed because of security concerns, as a US drone strike pounded alleged militants inside Pakistan.