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The Web Reacts: Earthquake Strikes Iran and Pakistan, Tremors Felt Around Asia

Al Jazeera's coverage of the Iran earthquake shows a map of the affected area, near the country's border with Pakistan.
Multimedia

Earlier today a powerful earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, struck southeastern Iran. Asia Society takes a look at the coverage of the news.

Photo of the Day: A New Form of Bull-Riding in Pakistan

A man races bulls past a large crowd of onlookers in Punjab, Pakistan on April 2, 2013. (junaidrao/Flickr)
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A man races bulls past a large crowd of onlookers in Punjab, Pakistan on April 2, 2013. (junaidrao/Flickr)

Turkish Soap Operas and the Pakistani Mothers Who Watch Them

Engin Akyürek in action during an episode of the Turkish soap opera Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?. (YouTube)
Lifestyle

I was clueless why my mother, from her home in Karachi via Skype, suddenly started calling my two-year-old son “Engin.” His name is Elias. She revealed that this was a tribute to her current favorite actor, Engin Akyurek of Turkey.

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

Pakistani demonstrators shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Multan on January 8, 2013, against the drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas. (S.S Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

After the publication of an interactive website visualizing drone strikes in Pakistan, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas analyzes the difficulty of assessing whether drone strikes are actually an effective terror-fighting tool.

Photos: 'Peace Rickshaws' Promote Colorful Message of Tolerance in Pakistan

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Lifestyle

The Pakistan Youth Alliance (PYA) is on a mission to use a very visible form of street art to counter the intolerance, and worse, being spread by right-wing groups in Pakistan.

Photos of the Day: Celebrating the Festival of Colors with a Splash

People celebrate Holi with colored powders at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, India on March 26, 2013. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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Dusted with shocking pink, vibrant green, opulent purple and every other color under the sun, people in Asia take to the streets to celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors in March 2013.

Photo of the Day: The Rugged Rocks of Pakistan

A meandering stream weaves its way through the mountains of Baltistan, Pakistan on March 25, 2013. (norbakshi world/Flickr)
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A meandering stream weaves its way through the mountains of Baltistan, Pakistan on March 25, 2013. (norbakshi world/Flickr)

Interview: Pakistani Duo Zeb and Haniya Cross Musical and Geographic Borders Alike

Pakistani musicians Zebunnisa Bangash (L) and Haniya Aslam (R), who perform as the duo Zeb and Haniya. (Nida Rehman)
Arts

Pakistan's boundary-breaking folk duo open up about finding success across the border in India and when their long-awaited second album will arrive.

Could a Nobel Prize for Malala Yousafzai Inspire Pakistan to Stand Up to Extremism?

Supporters of Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, displayed portraits of her at a ceremony marking
Policy

Pakistan's "Malala moment” may have passed, but there's no telling what effect a Nobel win would have on a polarized country. M. Bilal Lakhani reports from Lahore.

Hassan Abbas: Sectarian Violence in Pakistan Result of 'Bigotry, Ignorance'

Pakistani Shiite Muslims carry a coffin during the funeral procession of bomb blast victims in Karachi on March 4, 2013. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In an interview with World Politics Review, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas discusses the reasons behind the recent wave of ethnic violence in Pakistan.