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Fears grow as courts hand Pakistan army more power – Nine new military courts being set up initially

RAWALPINDI: Weeks after Taleban gunmen massacred 134 pupils at an army-run school, Pakistani lawmakers significantly expanded the power of military courts by allowing them to try civilians accused of terrorism.…

Indian police arrest 2 in gang rape of nun

Priceless as India fans turn SCG into a ‘home’ ground

SYDNEY: More than three hours before the start of the World Cup semi-final between Australia and India yesterday and already there were India flags being flown outside the Sydney Cricket…

Military jets pound militants; 30 killed – Pakistan executes six murder convicts

PESHAWAR: Pakistani military jets killed 30 militants near the Afghan border yesterday, an army statement said. The airstrikes in the Khyber tribal region’s Tirah Valley pounded several militant hide-outs, destroying…

Indian doctors find success in tackling ‘invisible burden’ of TB

Stethoscopes and AK-47s: Pakistan medics face kidnap epidemic

Indian court rejects ban on ‘offensive’ Internet messages – ‘Provision violates people’s freedom of speech’

Afghan protesters demand justice for brutal mob killing

Pakistan holds first national day parade in seven years – Mobile networks disabled to prevent attacks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan yesterday held its first national day military parade for seven years, a display of pageantry aimed at showing the country has the upper hand in the fight against…

Slum kids confront sexism as India grapples with abuse of women – Indian girls, women face a barrage of threats

Pakistani teaches impoverished kids in outdoor school

ISLAMABAD: On any given day in the Pakistani capital, a group of young people can be seen gathered outdoors in an open field, books open and looking at makeshift blackboards…

1,000 detained in exam cheating

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