For Afghan women, driving a car brings both fear and freedom

Since Rokhsar Azamee began driving the streets of Kabul last year, she has endured condescension, ridicule, and even threats to her life with some...

Modi pledges $12bn to ‘fulfil Kashmir dreams’ – PM addresses crowd amid intense security

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday announced $12 billion in financial assistance to Indian-administered Kashmir, more than a year after deadly floods devastated parts...

Aid workers shy away as Afghan violence surges – Posts remain ’empty for a...

KABUL: Afghanistan was once a magnet for foreign aid workers but surging violence has left NGOs struggling to recruit staff and restricted their ability...

Rescuers search for survivors of Pakistan factory collapse – Many of the workers are...

LAHORE: Pakistani rescuers have pulled more than 100 survivors from the rubble of a collapsed factory and are searching for dozens of others believed...

Fears for Afghan woman who secretly filmed Taleban on bus – Rare insight into...

KABUL: Halfway through the journey home to Kabul, a Taleban militant stopped Fatima's bus, boarded, and began making a speech so extraordinary that the...

IS claims Bangladesh policeman’s murder

DHAKA: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the murder this week of a Bangladesh policeman, as fears of Islamist violence grow in...

Bollywood figures, writer Roy join protest over intolerance

Booker Prize-winning novelist Arundhati Roy and two dozen Bollywood award winners added their voices to the artists, scientists and historians who say they are...

Secular Bangladesh publisher defiant after machete attack

DHAKA: The secular Bangladeshi publisher who survived a horrific weekend attack at the hands of suspected Islamist extremists has vowed to continue his work,...

Police detain hundreds before PM’s Kashmir visit

SRINAGAR: Indian authorities detained key separatist leaders and hundreds of their supporters to prevent them from holding a protest rally during a visit by...

Pakistan increases child sex abuse punishments

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has taken a step towards punishing the sexual abuse of girls with life imprisonment or even death after an influential parliamentary committee...

Afghans swell migrant tide as they flee war, unemployment – ‘Every day there is...

KABUL: As a recent high school graduate from a middle-class Kabul family, Mohammed Fahim Aazar has the means to go to college and pursue...

Maldives turmoil deepens – Authorities declare state of emergency

MALE: The Maldives declared a state of emergency yesterday, as President Abdulla Yameen sought to shore up his power over the Indian Ocean island...

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