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Sri Lanka prison bus shooting kills seven

2017-02-28

At least seven people were killed when gunmen in Sri Lanka opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo.

Bangladesh Muslims protest against justice goddess statue

2017-02-27

Thousands of supporters of a conservative Islamist group have protested in Bangladesh against a statue of the goddess of justice erected outside the supreme court.

Pakistan airline admits taking extra passengers in aisle

2017-02-27

Pakistan International Airlines is investigating how seven extra passengers were allowed to stand in the aisles on a flight to Saudi Arabia, a spokesman told the BBC.

Indian army cancels recruitment exams after 'leak'

2017-02-27

The Indian army has cancelled recruitment exams in six centres in the west of the country after question papers were reportedly leaked.

Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees

2017-02-27

The leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hibatullah Akhundzada, has urged Afghans to plant more trees.

Pakistan blast: At least eight dead in Lahore

2017-02-24

At least eight people have been killed by an explosion in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say.

8 killed in Lahore explosion, officials deny second blast

2017-02-23

At least eight people were killed and 21 others injured as a blast hit a restaurant in a commercial area of Lahore, capital city of Pakistan's east Punjab province on Thursday, officials said.

Suicide bombers killed after targeting Pakistan court

2017-02-22

At least five people have been killed after suicide bombers tried to storm a courthouse in north-west Pakistan, police say.

Against all odds: Pakistan’s third sex seeks a reformation

2017-02-21

Farzana draws all eyes when she dances, with the twist of her hips and hair – but today she is above all the voice of a Pakistani community with an ambiguous status: the khawajasiras.

Afghan envoy wants reduction of tension with Pakistan

2017-02-21

Afghanistan ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal has called for reduction of tension with Pakistan, after a series of recent terrorist attacks here killed over 100 people in just five days.