In India’s election race Narendra Modi isn’t the strongman the world assumes

The country’s massive diversity means the Hindu nationalist leader needs to do more than threaten war with Pakistan

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Pakistan returns Indian pilot shot down over Kashmir in ‘peace gesture’

Abhinandan Varthaman involved in the first publicly acknowledged dogfight between the countries in 48 years

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‘Get ready for our surprise’: Pakistan warns India it will respond to airstrikes

Islamabad summons India’s top diplomat in response to first attack across ceasefire line since 1971

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Indian PM: Pakistan will pay ‘heavy price’ for Kashmir bombing

Narendra Modi warns of strong response after at least 40 army personnel die in suicide blast

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The Guardian view on Pakistan’s elections: Imran Khan’s real test is coming

Opposition parties rejected the outcome even before official results were in. What will Mr Khan do – and be able to do – with the victory he has just claimed?

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Pakistan election 2018: Imran Khan claims victory – as it happened

Latest news as vote count continues between former cricketer Imran Khan and brother of disgraced former PM Nawaz Sharif for PM

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Stab victim Khadija Siddiqi: ‘My case is a fight for all Pakistani women’

The woman whose attempted murder by an ex-boyfriend became a cause celebre hopes her legal battle will inspire other women

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Nearly half of US arms exports go to the Middle East

Saudi Arabia is world’s second biggest importer, with global US sales up by 25% in past five years

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Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol

Exclusive: one of the greatest conceptual breakthroughs in mathematics has been traced to the Bakhshali manuscript, dating from the 3rd or 4th century

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South Asia floods: Mumbai building collapses as monsoon rains wreak havoc

Flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh has left parts of cities underwater with storm moving on to Pakistan, lashing port of Karachi

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