The Pakistan Taliban carried out its biggest strike against a government military base since 2009 in a mission to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden that left 10 government troops dead after a 16-hour battle in Karachi.
Pakistani commandos ended a Taliban siege of a navy base in the country’s largest city after a 16- hour battle that the militants said was in part to avenge the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
India and China, which have fought a war over their disputed border and compete for resources to feed Asia’s two fastest growing economies, will hold their highest level military talks in almost two years.
Sri Lanka aims to create an Asian shipping hub capable of competing against Singapore and Dubai by pouring $3.4 billion into expanding ports with Chinese help, after the island’s container volumes surged to a record.
The oil tanker that India towed off a Mumbai beach this week after it had drifted undetected through coastal defenses underscored the country’s continued vulnerability three years after a seaborne terrorist attack.