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L to R: USAID's Dr. Rajiv Shah, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke. (Else Ruiz/Asia Society)

A Mobile Appeal for Pakistan's Flood Victims

Foreign dignitaries, philanthropists, and political figures alike appealed for aid for Pakistan's devastating floods. more
Warning signs alert staff and visitors to wash their hands at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on March 16, 2010 in Birmingham, England. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

South Asian Superbug Claims First Life

A Belgian man became the first person to die from what is being called the South Asian "superbug," a doctor reported this past Friday, the 13th. more
US Army Staff Sargeant Matthew Kingsbury (R) from Bravo Company 2/3 Aviation and Pakistani soldiers sit on the cargo bay ramp of a CH-47 heavy-lift helicopter while looking down at a flooded area while in flight over Swat Valley on August 10, 2010. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Growing Catastrophe in Pakistan

As Pakistan comes to grips with its worst floods in living memory, the UN is set to launch an appeal to help victims. more
Abida Parveen (center) surrounded by fellow performers at the Asia Society in New York on July 22, 2010. (Suzanna Finley)

The Stars of Sufi Music

The NY Sufi Music Festival sought to combat perceptions of Islamic Radicalism by representing and celebrating Sufi values of peace, tolerance, and respect through music. more
Pakistan Under Water
Torrential rains have created the region's worst flooding in 80 years. more
A Pakistani fruit vendor sells mangoes in in Islamabad on July 4, 2009. Pakistan is the 5th-largest producer and 3rd-largest exporter of mangoes in the world. (Sajjad Qayyum/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan's (Literally) Forbidden Fruit

Peace, diplomacy, and mangoes more
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OBL: Bollywood's Newest Phenomenon

Bollywood's newest box office hit doesn't depict star-crossed lovers. It depicts Osama bin Laden. more
Pakistani army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani takes his seat for the official oath-taking ceremony of new prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gillani, at the Presidency on March 25, 2008, in Islamabad, Pakistan. This month, Kayani has been granted a three-year extension as Army Chief by Gillani. (Photo Warrick Page/Getty Images)

General Kayani Stays

The extension of Pakistan's Army Chief raises hopes and questions about the nation's future. more
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Peace Be Upon You, New York

Defying the never-ending hot, humid weather, scores of New Yorkers attended the city's first Sufi Music Festival, launched in Union Square on Tuesday evening. more
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi as she arrives for a bilateral meeting with him at the Pakistani Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on July 19, 2010. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Bristles at US Call to 'Do More'

Secretary Clinton's recent visit to Pakistan was less hostile and generally more promising than her last. Still, relations between the two nations remain complicated and not everyone is pleased with the outcome of Clinton's visit. more