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
The trial of five young Americans detained in Pakistan on terror charges began today. Police are pressing for life sentences, but the case may be difficult against them.
01/04/2010 09:04 am
Pakistan security forces raided a private hospital in South Waziristan, a Taliban stronghold, killing Sudanese and Arab militants. Pakistan has long claimed that foreign militants fuel its insurgency.
12/31/2009 08:23 am
A European Union serious about its global role and responsibilities should take the lead in trying to establish a more effective system of global governance.
12/29/2009 09:42 am
The government resolved a two-decade conflict over how to share the nation’s revenue. Redistributing wealth – even by a few percentage points – is a first step toward easing the hostilities that have fueled bloody insurgencies and stalled important energy projects.
12/24/2009 10:34 am
Pakistan military officers are split. Some want to attack key North Waziristan Taliban, including the Haqqani network. Others don't want to challenge the Taliban leader who controls swaths of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
12/16/2009 09:30 am