The bonhomie between Narendra Modi and Binyamin Netanyahu is rooted in the admiration of generations of Hindu nationalists for Israel.
Three important lessons from three recent privatisations.
In late November, the foundation stone was laid for a new visa-free corridor between two Sikh gurdwaras on either side of the India-Pakistan border.
There has been outrage over the release of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy in Pakistan. An expert explains how blasphemy laws are hardly obsolete throughout the West.
The global target to eradicate polio is being missed because a number of countries are struggling to reach high vaccine coverage.
Despite perceptions of an antagonistic Pakistan-India-Afghanistan dynamic, there are strong institutional foundations for a more cooperative relationship.
Many conversions of Hindu women in Pakistan are harnessed as a means to an end and not necessarily the initial objective.
The case for pragmatism, not dogma.
A common smoking cessation drug doesn't appear to work for shisha smokers.
Interviews with civilian and military figures paint a complex picture of what went wrong with crucial peace negotiations.
In a country where less-than-democratic elites wield substantial power, bottom-up politics is still alive and well.
Since India established itself as the driving force 20 years ago, cricket has become an exception to Western dominance of global sports.
A religious minority of Pakistan, the Ahmadis have been boycotting elections for decades. Casting a vote would require that they denounce themselves as 'non-Muslims.'
Forced to form a coalition to win power, Pakistan's PM-in-waiting Imran Khan will have to compromise if he's to tackle key economic, environmental, foreign policy and social challenges.
The panchayat justice system should be used as inspiration to develop a workable model for conflict resolution in India and Pakistan.
A constitutional change in Pakistan moved power and money from the federal government to the provinces. So newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan takes office as the weakest leader in decades.
Pakistan's new leader has been battling to get into office for years.
Accusations of election rigging, opposition parties enraged and international relations tense. It won't be an easy term for the man most likely to lead Pakistan.
There are no angels in Pakistan's political scene – except the 'angels' of the military.
Three major parties are trying to convince the electorate that they can handle a difficult era of enormous change.