In a Google Hangout President Barack Obama hosted on Monday with eight Americans, the president mounted a spirited defense — and consequently admission — of the U.S. program to use drone aircraft to attack terrorist 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.
More than 50,000 demonstrators rallied yesterday against changing Pakistan's blasphemy law. The law has support across a spectrum of Pakistanis. Madiha Tahir reports on how the case, and the controversy, has exposed new fault lines among Pakistanis.
Pakistan's Punjab governor Salman Taseer was shot dead yesterday by one of his bodyguards, who shot him 30 times. BBC reporter, Aleem Maqbool is in Lahore, Pakistan, where Taseer's funeral is taking place.
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.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai meets with President Obama this week. High up on the agenda will be talking about the Taliban, especially along the border with Pakistan. The Taliban in Pakistan is gaining in popularity among the poor and disenfranchised.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Indian city of Chandigarh. It's one of several Indian cities where the country's biggest online matchmaking and marriage website is marketing its services. Tinku Ray reports on the website called Shaadi.com.
Haggis imports have been outlawed in the United States since 1971. The ban was put in place because one of the key ingredients of haggis - sheep lungs - are prohibited in food products here. Now there is a fresh press by the UK government to try and overturn the import ban on traditional Scottish haggis.
In 2013, the Asian Development Bank declared Pakistan as one of the most “water-stressed” countries in the world. One of the hardest hit areas is the Sindh province, in the northernmost region of Pakistan. It shares a border with India. This land is mostly desert so migration in search of water is a way of life. Those who live here say that India is making their life harder and could be a source of conflict between the two countries.
Severe flooding has killed more than 240 in Pakistan and forced thousands more from their homes. With the Pakistani government wrapped in its own political drama, ordinary citizens have taken a central role in relief efforts and documenting the tragedy.
In 1914, a shipload of would-be immigrants from India were roughly handled and turned away. Canada's government of the time wanted to keep the country white. Finally, a prime minister has acknowledged Canada was wrong on the record.
"It is difficult to comprehend why anyone in his right mind would think that any further encouragement or justification is needed to invite violence upon women in Pakistan," the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan stated.
Three years ago, historian Kim Wagner was given a skull that had been found in a pub in London. It allegedly belonged to an Indian rebel who’d been executed by the British during the great uprising of 1857.