| Jun 22, 2014
Michael Pecht feels like Sherlock Holmes sometimes, and not just because he plays violin on the side.
He's a reliability engineer by trade. He runs a 120-person team at the University of Maryland, where the workload includes digging into the mystery of...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:13 AM
LAHORE Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested the son of a landowner for an assault on a 10-year-old boy which resulted in his injured arms being amputated, the latest case highlighting harsh treatment of villagers by so-called feudal...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The rugged, snow-laced beauty of the Himalayan countryside masks a creeping sense of worry about political developments taking place far below these mountains.
In neighboring India, Narendra Modi, a conservative Hindu nationalist with a history of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:55 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The decision to close the American consulate in Pakistan’s cultural capital of Lahore was made in response to a specific threat, a U.S. spokeswoman said Friday, without disclosing any details.
A statement Thursday...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Most of the U.S. embassies and consulates closed this week because of a worldwide terrorism alert will reopen Sunday, though tension remains high and fear of an attack persists, the U.S. State Department said Friday.
Diplomatic posts in Sana, the Yemeni...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:34 PM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Former Pakistani president and army chief Pervez Musharraf was granted bail Wednesday in a case involving the slaying of a separatist leader, paving the way for an end to his house arrest and possible departure from the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:18 PM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Just when former Pakistani president and army chief Pervez Musharraf thought he was in the clear, he was hit with a new legal challenge Thursday when police arrested him in a case involving a 2007 crackdown on a pro-Taliban mosque...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
KARACHI, Pakistan — The first Pakistani film up for Oscar consideration in half a century faces 75 foreign-language rivals from around the world, many made with much larger budgets and far slicker marketing campaigns. It must survive the Academy...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Perennial tensions between Pakistan and India found their way into movie theaters Tuesday when a Pakistani judge imposed restrictions on the screening of Indian films.
Responding to a petition filed by controversial...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Join us for a live video chat April 23 at 10 a.m. with Mohsin Hamid, author of the novels "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," which was shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker prize.
A film adaptation of "The...
| May 12, 2013
| 8:54 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections this weekend returns to power a seasoned politician who historically has had rocky ties with Pakistan’s powerful military and is...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:26 PM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Former cricketer Imran Khan suffered minor head injuries Tuesday after falling from a forklift platform that was lifting him to a stage at a campaign rally in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
Khan, whose political party is...