A senior leader of the Haqqani network, one of the most feared groups fighting US troops in Afghanistan, has been shot dead on the outskirts of Islamabad, a Pakistani Taliban commander and an intelligence official have said.
Private schools in Pakistan have banned teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai's book, calling her a tool of the West.
The Supreme Court in the Maldives has suspended a presidential runoff vote, a day after former president Mohamed Nasheed won the first round of voting but failed to win a clear majority.
Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, will not attend a Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka after opposition from regional parties and members of his ruling Congress party, according to NDTV news channel.
Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has won a bitterly-contested presidential elections, but has failed to secure an outright majority to avoid a run-off, official results showed.
Bangladeshi authorities have arrested three senior leaders of the main opposition party amid increasing tensions ahead of next year's elections, an official said.
A British soldier has been found guilty of murdering an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan by shooting him in the chest, a British court martial board has found.
The Pakistani Taliban has vowed to orchestrate a wave of revenge attacks against government targets after naming commander Mullah Fazlullah as its new leader.
A prison official says Pakistan has freed former President Pervez Musharraf from house arrest after he received bail earlier this week.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have elected Maulana Fazlullah as their new chief after the death of the previous leader in a US drone strike, according to a spokesperson for the group.
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