Pakistan

Pakistani soldiers stand next to what Pakistan says is the wreckage of an Indian fighter jet shot down in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir near the Line of Control on Feb. 27.

Our Top Stories of 2019—So Far

From a trade war with China to women’s rights around the world, here’s what has captured our readers’ attention in the first half of the year.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29.

The World This Weekend

Japan and South Korea continue a historic dispute while Turkey exits the F-35 program amid tensions with the United States.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, second right, attends a meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing on April 28.

Imran Khan Mustn’t Let Trump Make Pakistan a Scapegoat

Almost four decades after the first U.S.-Pakistani mission in Afghanistan, Islamabad risks getting caught in the crosshairs of great-power politics again. Only deft diplomacy will save it.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gives a press conference in Tehran on June 12.

Iran Pushes Uranium Limit

Plus: North Korea and the U.S. talk about a third summit, political maneuvering heats up in Israel, and the other stories we’re following today.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during a rally in Ahmedabad on May 26, 2019.

Modi’s Nationalism Is Spoiling His Global Brand

India’s leader has to mix a muscular foreign policy with a softer touch.

Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street on May 24 in London.

May Leaves, Brexit Remains

Plus: Hong Kong prepares for protest over mainland extradition, Ethiopia tries to mediate in Sudan, and the other stories we're following today.

A Pakistani girl holds a candle during a vigil for peace in Lahore on March 3.

The Time Is Right for Modi to Make Peace with Pakistan

The Indian prime minister has the upper hand at home, and he may have a willing partner across the border.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers an address during the country's 71st Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Aug. 15, 2017.

Modi Reimagines India’s Role in the World

No longer just a balancer, the prime minister wants to make India a major power in its own right. And his cabinet pick shows he’s serious about doing so.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks to the press following a vote on on May 29 in Jerusalem.

Will Netanyahu Survive?

Plus: Trump slaps tariffs on Mexico and weighs in on British politics, and the other stories we're following today.

Pakistani naval personnel stand guard near a ship at the Gwadar port on Nov. 13, 2016.

Will Balochistan Blow Up China’s Belt and Road?

Violence in the Pakistani province is on the rise—and now Chinese nationals are the target.

People chat in front of a mural depicting Iran's flag of Iran, in Tehran, Iran on May 22.

Mixed Messages on Iran

Plus: Stocks fall again amid trade war, Netanyahu misses his government deadline, and the other stories we're following today.

BJP party supporters celebrate electoral victory on May 23, 2019 in Pune, India.

Modi’s Message Was Simple: Hindus First

Bad times in India couldn't dent the BJP's juggernaut.

Narendra Modi delivers a victory speech at the BJP party headquarters in New Delhi, India.

Modi Wins Big—What’s Next?

Plus: A ruling on same-sex relations in Kenya, May's departure date, and the other stories we're following today.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters during an election rally on April 16.

Indian Exit Polls Predict Modi Win

India’s Narendra Modi appears set for second term, Austria’s ruling coalition collapses ahead of the EU elections, and what to watch in the world this week.

Afghan refugees arrive at a U.N.-run repatriation center in Torkham, Afghanistan on Oct. 31, 2016.

For Afghan Refugees, Pakistan Is a Nightmare—but Also Home

Host to one of the world’s largest refugee populations, the country is trying to figure out how to push migrants out. But that will mean sending many Afghans back to a country they’ve never lived in.

Activists of the Pashtun Protection Movement protest against the arrest of their activists and leaders in Karachi on Feb. 10.

The Pakistani Military’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True

A human rights movement from Waziristan is finally bringing the country together to challenge the brass.

An Indian police commando stands guard in front of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on November 25, 2010, ahead of the second anniversary of the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s Not as Safe as You Think It Is

Hotel Mumbai is a tale of courage. It is also a worrying reminder of India’s security flaws.

A Pakistani F-16 fighter jet above Islamabad on March 23, 2016. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)

Our Best Weekend Reads

This week, U.S. officials contradicted India’s claim that it shot down a Pakistani F-16, and U.S. lawmakers held a historic vote on Washington’s role in Yemen.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at a public rally in Kolkata, India, on April 3. (Atul Loke/Getty Images)

Did India Shoot Down a Pakistani Jet? U.S. Count Says No.

New Delhi and Islamabad had conflicting accounts of a February dogfight.

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