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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.

India revives passenger plane project as China, Japan race ahead


India is reviving a three-decade-old plan to build its first passenger aircraft as the South Asian country struggles to join an exclusive club of Asian nations that have advanced far ahead in creating their own home-made jets.

Delhi 2005 blasts: Alleged 'mastermind' jailed for 10 years


One man has been convicted over serial blasts in India's capital Delhi that killed 60 people in 2005.

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State


A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation this week.

Seven blasts kill 101 in four days as Pakistan witnesses surge in terror attacks


At least 101 people were killed and over 300 others injured in seven bomb blasts during last four days across Pakistan as the country witnessed a sudden surge in terror attacks after a visible tendency of drop in such attacks since the launch of military operation in 2014.