Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel is under growing domestic pressure to drive down asylum seeker numbers. Photoghraph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Germany has sent angry letters to Pakistan as well as north and west African countries, accusing them of refusing to take back failed asylum applicant(...)

A vendor inflates a heart-shaped balloon from his cart  along a road in Karachi, Pakistan, ahead of Valentine’s Day. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

President Mamnoon Hussain has urged Pakistanis not to observe Valentine’s Day, the romantic holiday that hardline Muslim clerics want banned but offic(...)

Indian activists carry placards denouncing  the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad, Maulana Masood Azhar, during a protest against an  attack on an  Indian air force base, in Mumbai,  January 4th, 2016. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan has arrested the head of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group on suspicion his outfit masterminded an attack earlier this month on an air base(...)

People hold candles to portraits of Indian security personnel who lost their lives in the militant attack at Pathankot airbase at the weekend. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

India is evaluating whether to have peace talks with nuclear rival Pakistan, scheduled for mid-January, in light of the attack on one of its air-force(...)

Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan: All members of the consulate staff were safe, according to a tweet from Indian ambassador Amar Sinha

Gunfire and explosions rocked the Indian consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday night as security forces battled gunmen who(...)

Seven Indian security personnel were  killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on  Pathankot airforce base, which began early yesterday. Four militants were also killed. Photograph: Nunarinder Nanu/AFP/Getty

Indian security forces were engaged in a firefight this evening with armed gunmen at an airforce base in northern Punjab state, adjoining the Pakista(...)

Afghan national army soldiers inspect buildings at Kandahar airport on Wednesday after clashes between security forces and Taliban insurgents. Photograph:  Jawed Tanveer/AFP/Getty Images

Dozens of people were killed and wounded in fighting at the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar after an overnight attack by Taliban insu(...)

A soldier with an injured boy who was rescued with others from an earthquake stricken area of Chitral. Pakistan said it does not require international assistance to cope with the disaster. Photograph:  Fayaz Aziz/Reuters

Pakistan has dispatched aircraft, road-clearing teams and rescuers to some of the country’s most isolated valleys in the aftermath of a powerful eart(...)

Smoke billows from a mortar shell allegedly fired by  Indian Army  across  Line of Control in Pakistani administered Kashmir on  August 18th. Photograph: Amiruddin Mughal/EPA

India and Pakistan’s national security advisers are, for the first time, scheduled to hold talks over the weekend in New Delhi in an effort to kicksta(...)

Children play near the final hideout of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. Photograph: Asif Hassan/AFP

The raid on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed Osama bin Laden and the intelligence leading to the attack have been a source of fasc(...)