Experts cast doubt on the Pakistan Taliban’s apparent claim to have planned the Times Square bombing and its threat to attack US cities.
05/03/2010 11:01 am
Pakistan renamed the North West Frontier Province to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a nod to Pashtuns, but the minority Hazars launched deadly protests. The Taliban has sought to supplant ethnic identity with pan-Islamist philosophy.
04/29/2010 11:49 am
Facing a severe shortage of electricity, Pakistan will unveil an energy crisis plan on Earth Day that may include a shorter work week, a 9 p.m. curfew on wedding parties, curbs on air conditioner use, and rolling blackouts.
04/22/2010 01:12 pm
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News of the pending marriage between Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik has been greeted with dismay by some. ‘It is strange she couldn’t find a suitable boy here,’ says a New Delhi man.
03/31/2010 12:10 pm
Twin suicide bomb attacks killed 45 in Lahore on Friday, the fifth attack this week in Pakistan, as militants show ability to strike despite recent wave of arrests and killings of top Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders.
03/12/2010 08:29 am
Gender selection via abortion appears to be on the rise in India – and more common among the wealthy. India's upper classes tend to have fewer children and more access to ultrasounds that reveal their babies’ sex. The gender imbalance means fewer women available to be wives.
03/08/2010 12:02 pm
Lahore, Pakistan's cultural capital, may have its share of militants. But Lahore fashion week defied rumors of Talibanization in the country's cultural capital.
02/19/2010 12:57 pm
Pakistan’s Interior Minister and a senior intelligence official confirmed Wednesday that Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is dead, though some Taliban officials continue to issue denials.
02/10/2010 08:27 am
New reports surfaced Sunday that Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud died after a US drone attack Jan. 14. A look at other senior figures in the group.
02/01/2010 09:14 am