AFP Kathmandu The Hillary Step -- a rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest -- is still intact, Nepali climbers said on Wednesday, rejecting a widely reported claim by a British mountaineer that it had collapsed. The condition of ..
AFP Quetta Two Chinese nationals working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China's state media said, in an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investment in ..
Reuters QUETTA Pakistan has arrested a Taliban militant leader authorities describe as the"mastermind"behind three major attacks in Baluchistan, a spokesman for the government of the restive southwestern province said on ..
Reuters YANGON Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi opened a new round of talks with some of the country's myriad ethnic groups on Wednesday, looking to revive a stuttering peace process after a tough first year in power that saw ..
AFP Kathmandu Nepal's Maoist prime minister resigned Wednesday as part of a planned handover to a former political foe who will be the impoverished nation's tenth leader since the end of the civil war in 2006. Pushpa Kamal ..
Kathmandu Authorities in Nepal have been unable to confirm the identities of four bodies found on Mount Everest, officials said Wednesday, raising speculation the climbers may have died years ago. The climbers were found at camp ..
Karachi Pakistanis in the port megacity of Karachi have been banned from swimming in the sea for six months, authorities said on Wednesday, after a recent spate of drownings as residents sought relief from the scorching heat. Rescue ..
Islamabad The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday gave permission to Uzma, an Indian national, to return to her home country. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani was hearing petitions filed by Uzma and her husband, Tahir Ali. While the ..
AFP Colombo Rights groups accused Sri Lankan police Wednesday of failing to stop a wave of hate crimes against Muslim businesses and mosques in the Buddhist-majority country. Police are yet to make any arrests in connection with ..