Great number of animals killed in Hindu festival in Nepal

A great number of birds and other animals are killed during a Hindu festival in Nepal, where worshippers believe the act brings them good luck.

India eases visa regulations for 43 countries to boost tourism

India has announced easing of visa procedures for nationals from 43 countries travelling to the South Asian country in an attempt to increase number of tourists.

IS recruiting thousands in Pakistan, govt. warned in 'secret' report

The provincial government of Balochistan of Pakistan has conveyed a confidential report to the federal government and law enforcement agencies warning of increased footprints of terrorist organisation ISIL, also known by the Arabic acronym Daish, in Pakistan.

Security tightens in Pakistan ahead of Ashura

Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has deployed around 33,000 troops of army and civil armed forces including Rangers and Frontier Corps across 54 districts of the country to assist the provincial governments in maintaining law and order during Muharram.