PM Nawaz in Iran aiming to defuse tensions with Saudis

Tehran - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Tuesday with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani for talks aimed at easing tensions between regional powers Iran...

Afghans revolted as husband cuts off wife’s nose

Kabul - A photograph of an Afghan woman whose nose was sliced off by her husband in a fit of rage has sparked online...

Afghanistan to hold delayed parliamentary polls on October 15

Kabul - Afghanistan will hold its delayed parliamentary elections on October 15, the top polling official said Monday, after last June's deadline to choose...

Four-nation meeting in Kabul seeks to revive Taliban talks

Kabul - A second round of four-country talks aimed at reviving peace negotiations with the Taliban was held in Kabul Monday, even as the...

IS claims deadly attack on Pakistan consulate in Afghan city

Jalalabad (Afghanistan) - Islamic State jihadists Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly gun and bomb siege targeting the Pakistani consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city,...

India grants Italian marine more time at home in shooting case

New Delhi - India's top court Wednesday granted an Italian marine detained over the killing of two fishermen another three months at home on...

Indian TV comedian arrested for ‘offensive’ guru act

New Delhi - Indian police arrested a popular comedian for offending religious sentiments after he mimicked a controversial spiritual guru on a television show,...

India PM approves farmer crop insurance after suicides

New Delhi - India's government on Wednesday approved a $1.3 billion insurance scheme for farmers to protect against crop failures, saying it was intended...

India’s TCS profits rise 12 percent despite flood damage

Mumbai - India's biggest IT outsourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday reported stronger than expected quarterly earnings despite the impact of deadly...

Pakistan arrests militants over attack on Indian air base

Islamabad - Pakistan said Wednesday it has arrested several militants belonging to the group believed to be behind a fatal attack on an Indian...

Nepal district chief wins ‘Integrity Idol’

Kathmandu - Nepali bureaucrat Pradip Raj Kandel on Sunday clinched the title of Integrity Idol, a television talent show-styled initiative that awards honest civil...

Pakistan tells Kerry it will reveal truth of attack on India airbase

Islamabad - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured US Secretary of State John Kerry that his country is investigating the deadly attack on...

Indian businessman cuts off finger to support Congress party

New Delhi - A businessman cut off one of his fingers as a gesture of thanks to the gods after India's opposition leaders Sonia...

India teen gang-raped, shot, dumped in well

New Delhi - An Indian teenager held captive for two weeks by a gang of men said in an interview broadcast Sunday that she...

Sri Lankan capital sues Enrique concert over ‘unpaid taxes’

Colombo - The mayor of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo said Saturday he was suing a company that staged a controversial Enrique Iglesias concert...

Sri Lanka president vows reforms to prevent ethnic war

Colombo - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena marked his first year in office Saturday with a pledge to introduce sweeping constitutional reforms aimed at...

India PM Modi visits attacked Indian air base near Pakistan

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the country's security forces on a visit to Pathankot air force base Saturday, one week...

Nepal’s ex-child soldier blazes ultra running trail

Kathmandu - As a child soldier with Nepal's Maoists, Mira Rai learned to fire guns, disarm opponents and race down trails, little imagining her...

Jean-wearing devotees barred from south India temples

New Delhi - Hindu temples in southern India began turning away devotees wearing western clothes Friday after a court order banning jeans and shorts...

Taliban suicide bomber hits French restaurant in Kabul

Kabul - A Taliban suicide car bomber struck a French restaurant popular with foreigners in Kabul Friday, killing two people in a New Year's...