By Asif Shahzad The Associated Press THATHA PIRA, Pakistan (AP) — After six years of abuse, Allah Rakhi was walking out of her marriage when her husband struck again. Snatching a knife, he sliced off her nose. “You’re no longer beautiful!” he shouted. He then slashed at her foot — brutal punishment for leaving the […]
Pakistani actress slams cleric for his criticism
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani actress, castigated for appearing to cuddle with an Indian actor on a reality show, lashed out at a Muslim cleric who had criticized her
Commentary: A recipe for the world’s ethnic salad
Have you ever walked down a street and counted how many different languages you hear? Well, if you haven’t, you should because
UN: Asia–Pacific lags on women’s rights
NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly 100 million women across Asia have “disappeared” because of a huge and growing gender gap that has fatally deprived them of access to health care and food. This has led to widespread abortions of female fetuses, according to a U.N. report released on March 8.
Candidates agree on South Asia: But is that good?
South Asia has become the new arena for the two presidential candidates’ policies concerning the war against terrorism. The refrains of Bush’s anti-terrorism offensive in Afghanistan and Iraq can be heard in both the Obama and McCain campaigns. However, Afghanistan’s neighboring country, Pakistan, is the centerfold of discussion this time.