A Taliban suicide bombing has killed at least six soldiers, including three members of the NATO force ISAF, and wounded more than 25 others near the US embassy in Kabul, according to police sources in Afghanistan's capital.
An Afghan appeals court sentenced five men to death on Monday, for armed robbery and sexual assault while invalidating the death sentences given to two other defendants reducing them to 20 years in prison for unrelated crimes.
Bangladesh's highest court has rejected appeals by the country's opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life.
A court in Pakistan has ordered 100 opposition activists to be sent to jail for staging illegal protests and committing several other violations, causing chaos and anger among activists.
A car bomb has exploded in a bazaar in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least three people and wounding 24 others, police officials have said.
Pakistan's military says it has arrested 10 Taliban fighters responsible for shooting Malala Yousafzai, a teenage rights activist campaigning for girls' education two years ago.
The main city in Indian-administered Kashmir has "drowned completely" under floodwaters, according to a senior official, with the deadly inundation now affecting about two million people in neighbouring Pakistan and threatening its all-important cotton industry.
Briefing media at Rawalpindi DG ISPR said that army has extended its support for democracy and constitution. He said the army chief in his address on Youm-i-Shuhuda that the army believes in continuation of democracy.
Al-Qaeda's new South Asia branch has claimed responsibility for a raid on a Karachi naval yard that left a sailor and three attackers dead, adding they had help from former military officials.
A new UNICEF report has revealed that 46 percent of girls in South Asia marry before their 18th birthday as children in the region continue to pay the price of persistent inequality.
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