May 13, 2013 Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted by a coup in 1999, is returning to power in the first transfer of control from one democratically elected government to another since Pakistan was founded in 1947.
May 12, 2013 Four Filipino peacekeepers are now free, days after being abducted by Syrian rebels. They had been patrolling an area that divides Syria and Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Rebels from the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade said the four had been held for their own protection. But Filipino officials say they were used as human shields.
May 11, 2013 Despite widespread violence, Pakistanis came out in droves Saturday to vote in historic parliamentary elections. At one polling station in Lahore, voters contrasted sharply in their support of the two main candidates.
May 10, 2013 The citizens of Thailand are breathing a sigh of relief, after a breakthrough moment in panda relations was reached with China Friday. After much negotiation, Lin Ping, a female giant panda who became a reality TV star after being born in Thailand's Chiang Mai Zoo, will be allowed to stay in Thailand for 15 years.
May 10, 2013 The former cricket star has been on the margins of Pakistani politics for close to 20 years. Despite a fall that put him in the hospital this week, his movement may win considerable support in Saturday's parliamentary election.
May 10, 2013 Sago palms were a key food source in prehistoric China, long before rice, a new study finds. Although it's no longer a staple, it is still used in dishes throughout South Asia today. Sago pudding, anyone?