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A video received by Flashpoint Global Partners in July 2010 showed Colonel Sultan Amir Tarar reading a message at the behest of his Pakistani Taliban captors. (http://www.flashpoint-intel.com/)

What Happened to Pakistan's Super-Spy?

A mentor to the Afghan Taliban falls victim to a new generation of extremists. more

Photo of the Day: Slain Pakistan Governor Is Mourned

Pakistani civil society activists light candles in front of a portrait of the slain governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer. more
Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, speaks to the media in Islamabad on March 28, 2009. Taseer was assassinated January 4, 2011 by one of his bodyguards. (Farooq Naeem /AFP/Getty Images)
A Bad Beginning for Pakistan in 2011
The killing of Punjab's governor is a setback for democracy, writes Hassan Abbas. more

Photo of the Day: Stargazing

The first solar eclipse of 2011 covered the sun by 30 percent and could be seen in many parts of the world. more
A steel worker is pictured as he washes after working with molten steel at Ittehad Steel Mill Islamabad on November 30, 2010.

Photo of the Day: Beating the Heat in Islamabad's Steel Mill

A steel worker is pictured as he washes after working with molten steel at Ittehad Steel Mill Islamabad on November 30, 2010. more
Asher Hasan, CEO and founder of Naya Jeevan (R) speaks with P.G. Chakrabarti, Director of the SAARC (L), at Asia Society India Centre on November 12, 2010. (Asia Society India)
Lessons from the Deluge
Three months after Pakistan's catastrophic flooding, experts assess what can be learned from the disaster. more
Yu Miao of China stops the ball from reaching the boundary during the women's group pool

Photo of the Day: In Guangzhou, Diving to Save the Game

A cricket match against China at the Guanggong cricket stadium in Guangzhou at the 16th Asian Games on November 15, 2010. more
Indian and Pakistan border guards display strengths at Wagah border's flag-lowering ceremony. (suz kosh/Flickr)

Goodbye Indo-Pakistan Border Ceremony

The ceremony at Wagah, the only road border crossing between the two countries, is an adaptation of a simple military exercise that has become a spectacle over the last 60-plus years since independence was gained from the British. more
An illegal street performer coaxes a goat to perform for children in the Sadiq Abad neighbourhood, Rawalpindi, Punjab province Pakistan on November 1, 2010.

Photo of the Day: Monkey Business in Pakistan

An illegal street performer coaxes a goat to perform for children in the Sadiq Abad neighbourhood, Rawalpindi, Punjab province Pakistan on November 1, 2010. more
In this screen grab from YouTube, Indian politician Sadhu Yadav speaks at a press conference in Bihar.

The Curious Cases of South Asian Politicians

Election candidates in India appear to be growing younger and older at considerable speed if their personal details are to be believed, reports the BBC. more