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Guess Who's Back?

Exiled former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf addresses a press conference in London on October 1, 2010. Musharraf set out his plan to return to politics in his country with the launch of a new party to galvanise his support. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The answer is Pervez Musharraf. And he's back with a bang, causing all sorts of mischief even before rejoining Pakistan's political arena.

A Literary Look at Pakistan

<i>Granta</i>'s Autumn 2010 cover features specially commissioned artwork by the Karachi-based truck artist Islam Gull.
Arts

Granta magazine's special Pakistan issue goes beyond the usual headlines about terrorism and natural disaster.

Documentary Maker on Taliban Wins Emmy

Emmy Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Arts

Finally, some good news out of Pakistan. Journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has received an International Emmy Award in the Current Affairs category for her brave, fascinating documentary Children of the Taliban.

India and Pakistan in Diplomatic Spat... Again

A cricket fan passes Pakistani and Indian flags in Lahore, Pakistan. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy

India's Minister of External Affairs Shri S.M. Krishna visited Asia Society today to talk about India's strategic challenges and its future.

US-Trained Pakistani Neuroscientist Jailed for 86 Years

This September 23, 2010 courtroom drawing shows Pakistani scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui (C) with Judge Richard Berman (L), US Assistant Attorney Christopher LaVigne (2ndL) and Attorney Linda Moreno (R) in New York. A US federal court Thursday sentenced Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in prison for attempted murder of US officers in Afghanistan. (Shirley Shepard/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy US-trained Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui has been sentenced to 86 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder by the federal court in New York today

Photo of the Day: Displaced by Floods, Two Boys Take in the View

Two boys look out over a large relief camp on September 23, 2010.
Lifestyle

China is to give another 200 million USD in emergency flood aid to Pakistan, Premier Wen Jiabao announced during a visit to New York for a UN anti-poverty summit.

Got a Grassy Field and Nothing To Do? How About a Game of Kabaddi?

An Indian kabbadi player (L) is brought to the ground during the 2008 Sri Guru Gobind Singh Kabaddi Series in Gopalpur Majwind village, some 25 kms from Amritsar on November 9, 2008. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Originally from South Asia, the game has been around for over 4,000 years, and requires the physical strength of an NFL linebacker and the mental strength of a yogi. The result is chaotic, as many first-time spectators will confess, unlike any sport they've seen before.

Photo of the Day: On Higher Ground, A Vantage Point

Pakistani children living in the town of Faridabad, cut off by surrounding flood waters, climb a tree to watch a navy helicopter evacuating residents to safer ground.
Lifestyle Pakistani children living in the town of Faridabad, cut off by surrounding flood waters, climb a tree to watch a navy helicopter evacuating residents to safer ground

Discuss: Fatima Bhutto & the Future of Democracy in Pakistan

<em>Songs Of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir</em> by Fatima Bhutto (Nation Books, 2010).
Policy Fatima Bhutto was only 14 when her father Mir Murtaza Bhutto was murdered outside the family home in 1996. In 2007, her aunt, Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's former prime minister, was assassinated in Rawalpindi after serving several years in exile.

Eid Celebrated With Mixed Feelings This Year

Indonesian female Muslims perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at Bali's Bajra Sandhi monument and park in Denpasar on September 10, 2010 marking the end of holy month of Ramadan. (Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Not all Muslim countries in Asia are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr this year. Deadly flooding in Pakistan and violence in Indian-administered Kashmir have set a somber mood this holiday season.