Pakistan’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf pictured in November 2014. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has been acquitted in a murder case involving the killing of a nationalist leader in a military operation.(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Punjab police personnel man a checkpoint in wake of a security alert following militant attacks at the base Pathankot air force base on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

At least two gunmen and a guard were killed in an attack on an Indian Air Force base on Saturday near the border with Pakistan, officials said, in an(...)

Children whose families say have been abused, turn their backs to the camera while they are interviewed by a Reuters correspondent in their village of Husain Khan Wala in Punjab province, Pakistan. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters.

Parents at the centre of a growing child abuse scandal in Pakistan have accused police of failing to do enough to break up a paedophile ring in Pun(...)

Migrants walk in the direction of the Eurotunnel terminal  near Calais, northern France. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

When several thousand Irish construction workers were involved in building the Channel Tunnel more than 25 years ago, tabloid newspapers reported o(...)

A man carries a newborn baby as he walks  with his family after police said they were evacuated from a hospital near the site of a gunfight in Dinanagar town in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India, on Monday. Photograph: Munish Sharma/Reuters

At least 10 people, including three armed militants, died in a 12-hour firefight with Indian security forces in northern Punjab province yesterday. Po(...)

Veerappan moustache wax has triggered an online protest petition which demands that the global cosmetics company rename its  product. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Nearly 11 years after being shot dead by police, India’s most notorious but fiercely bewhiskered bandit has been resurrected by an international cosme(...)

Former Ireland rugby international Trevor Ringland. Mr Ringland was one of the attendees at the launch of the first branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) in the Republic, where Lord Diljit Rana urged the State to consider rejoining the Commonwealth.   File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Republic needs to have a “rational and serious debate” about rejoining the Commonwealth, a member of the House of Lords has said. Speaking at the (...)

Nuns hold vigils to condemn the gang-rape of an elderly nun in Ranaghat, India, on March 14th, allegedly by Hindu extremists. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Ten months after prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assumed power, many members of India’s minority Christi(...)