• Nepal earthquake death toll climbing Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET
    Emergency rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher after Dharara tower collapsed on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    An earthquake with estimated magnitude of 7.9 shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, killing many and triggering an Everest avalanche.

  • *Members willing to carry out attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan. ROME, April 24- Italian police were arresting 18 people on Friday suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who were plotting attacks on the Vatican as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the tapped conversations, the suspects discuss "a big jihad in Italy," added Mario Carta, head of...

  • NEW DELHI, April 24- When Afghan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first official visit to India next week, it will be a chance for New Delhi to regain ground lost to regional rivals Pakistan and China and push interests including trade routes and arms sales. China's emerging role in Afghanistan, and its announcement this week of $46 billion of investment in...

  • ISLAMABAD— Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a two-day visit in which he is expected to announce $45 billion worth of investment projects in energy and infrastructure development. Pakistan's minister for planning and development, Ahsan Iqbal, said the Chinese leader's expected announcement on the projects is "proof of our great...

  • Massive bombing in Afghanistan kills 35; ISIS eyed Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 3:24 PM ET
    US military soldier Afghanistan

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani blamed ISIS for a suicide bombing here on Saturday that killed 35 civilians.

  • BEIJING, April 17- China does not plan to use either its new Asian Infrastructure Development Bank or Silk Road fund to finance the $46 billion Pakistan-China Economic Corridor, with money to come from both countries instead, a senior diplomat said on Friday. President Xi Jinping's trip to Pakistan next week is expected to focus on the corridor, a planned network...

  • China's Xi Jinping to visit close ally Pakistan Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 12:43 AM ET

    BEIJING— Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Pakistan next week to oversee agreements on pipelines, power plants and other projects as part of a massive $46 billion joint development program that Beijing hopes will stabilize its longtime ally's economy and extend China's influence in western Asia. China and Pakistan have long maintained close...

  • ADEN, April 6- Southern Yemeni militias backed by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked Houthi fighters across several provinces in south Yemen on Monday, driving the Shi'ite rebel forces from some of their positions, witnesses and militia sources said. The fighting has killed hundreds of people, cut off water and electricity supplies and led the...

  • India's ailing air force at risk in tough neighborhood Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:59 PM ET

    India's air force risks falling behind China and Pakistan if it doesn't get new warplanes or if local defense contractors can't close the gap quickly.

  • Anti-Charlie rally in Pakistan draws 5,000 Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    LAHORE, Pakistan Jan 18- Around 5,000 people rallied against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, and the founder of a group banned for militant links urged protesters to boycott French products. Hafiz Saeed, who founded Lashkar-e-Taiba, an organisation banned for launching attacks in neighbouring India, told...

  • Chinese pollution, American profits Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    A man wearing a 3M mask in Beijing

    China's severe pollution problems have been a boon to at least one big American company.

  • Extremism rising and more vicious: Expert   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    Extremism rising and more vicious: Expert

    David Gordon, International Capital Strategies, discusses the increase in violent terrorist acts around the globe.

  • *Citigroup, Deutsche Bank among banks picked. The sovereign, rated Caa1 by Moody's and B- by Standard& Poor's, has picked Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank and Standard Chartered to arrange the roadshows and the possible deal, it showed. Pakistan will hold roadshows in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, before heading to London and Singapore on Tuesday,...

  • Fracking or drinking water: Must we choose? Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    A crewman watches over water tanks used for hydraulic fracturing at an Anadarko Petroleum site near Brighton, Colo.

    Many shale-rich countries face a dilemma, says a new report. It might mean a choice between fracking for energy or having enough water to drink.

  • Will there be progress in India-Pakistan ties?   Monday, 26 May 2014 | 9:44 PM ET
    Will there be progress in India-Pakistan ties?

    Pradeep Taneja, Social and Political Sciences Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, discusses the significance of Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif's attendance at Narendra Modi's inauguration ceremony.

  • One battle that India and Pakistan are in together   Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 9:35 PM ET
    One battle that India and Pakistan are in together

    Shahid Javed Burki, former Vice-President of the World Bank and the Former Finance Minister of Pakistan says both nations must prioritize reviving growth.

  • China makes global inroads on arms sale Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Aviation Industry Corporation of China employees hold a model of the JF-17 fighter jet at an aviation expo in Beijing, Sept. 28, 2013.

    China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.

  • Going further afield in the hunt for yield   Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:45 AM ET
    Going further afield in the hunt for yield

    Manooj Mistry, head of exchange trading at Deutsche Bank, tells CNBC why he likes Pakistan as a frontier market.

  • Benefits of Investing in Pakistan   Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Benefits of Investing in Pakistan

    Jens Yahya Zimmerman, partner at the New Silk Route, talks to CNBC about the benefits of investing in Pakistan.

  • 7-Eleven Human Trafficking Bust Nets 9 Arrests Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 4:57 PM ET
    Police officers stand outside one of the several 7-Elevens they raided as part of an identity theft and illegal immigration investigation.

    Nine owners and managers of more than a dozen 7-Eleven stores were charged Monday in a scheme to traffic in workers from Pakistan, prosecutors said.