Hopes that US and Taliban officials might begin peace talks Thursday came to nothing, following a diplomatic breakdown between Washington and Kabul over the nature of the Taliban's new office in Doha, Qatar.
Two factory blazes in Pakistan killed more than 300 workers last night, highlighting the country's problems with workplace safety. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool says Pakistan's cheap clothing sold to Western markets comes at the cost of safety features.
The Libyan government has said that an American decision to deploy drone aircraft as part of the NATO operation over Libya will cause more civilian deaths. The decision to use U.S. drones comes as Senator John McCain visits for talks with rebel leaders.
The BBC's Aleem Maqbool spoke with a 14-year-old schoolboy who blew off his own arm as he attempted to blow up a shrine in Punjab province in Pakistan this month. His story reveals how the Taliban convinces young men to carry out suicide missions.
The influential governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, Salman Taseer, has died after being shot by one of his bodyguards in the capital, Islamabad. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from the BBC's Aleem Maqbool in Islamabad.