In Karachi, everyone carries a gun. And when one ethnic group wants something from another, they usually take it at the point of a gun. It's created a culture where people take from each other and give to others to force people to become beholden to the powerful.
Taiwan's decision to re-elect President Ma Ying-jeou is a sign that most Taiwanese are OK with the cozier ties that have developed with mainland China. But is China OK with leaving things where they are, or do they want more of a move toward reunification.
In China, to question the government is to invite trouble. But in a digital media world, the ability to do that is easier than ever. That means those who are so inclined need to find a way to do it without getting in trouble and more often than not that means turning to humor.
During U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's historic visit to Myanmar last month, she said that even one political prisoner was one too many. Now, there are signs that more of the thousands of people believed to be jailed for politica reasons will be released.
South Korea's army is much smaller than that of the North's, though it's vastly more advanced and backed by the United States. The country's soldiers are concerned that with such a young leader in Kim Jong-un, North Korea could do something that leads to an attack.
Kim Il-sung was a revered figure in North Korea through his death and even today. His son, on the other hand, Kim Jong-il was less loved, despite the enormous outpouring of grief seen recently. Many defectors say the country seems to be trying to link the young successor with his popular grandfather.
As Indonesia recovers from the devastating 2004 earthquake and tsunami, many tourists are coming to the country because of the disaster. They want to see the recovery and especially the iconic location photographed after the tsunami.
Pakistan's Imran Khan has been trying to push his sports stardom into political power for more than a decade, with little success. Recently, however, he seemed to make some headway among the urban, educated population.