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Indian army cancels recruitment exams after 'leak'


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


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

Pakistan blast: At least eight dead in Lahore


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


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


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


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


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.

Indian police details several people over abduction, rape of actress


Police in the southern Indian state of Kerala have detained several people after a popular movie actress complained to them that she was abducted and subsequently raped, officials said.

Afghan training goes back to basics as Trump faces U.S. troop decision


At a recent, at times chaotic live-fire exercise near NATO's military base in Kandahar, Romanian army Master Sergeant Liviv Sandulache's advice to the assembled Afghan officers was simple: "I don't want anybody to do any job without your command."

Pakistan 'kills 100 militants' after Sufi shrine attack


Pakistan says it has killed more than 100 militants in a security crackdown following Thursday's attack on a shrine that left at least 80 people dead.