Supply and demand: Karachi's 'call girls'

Britain's colonial legacy in Pakistan left a thriving but dark commercial sector in the country's capital, Karachi. Massoud Ansari investigates the city's desperate marketplace that trades in young women…

Information addicts fuel new web phenomenon

The ever-changing Internet beast's most recent fad: the blog, is offering surfers a compelling new way to spend their time and cash, as Mahesh Shantaram discovers…

Mobile phone fever grips Pakistan

Mobile phone mania is sweeping Pakistan with a rapid increase in national subscribers due to low connection costs and cheap pre-paid packages and phone sets.

Ukrainian banker conviction ''politically motivated''?

The conviction this week of a powerful Ukrainian banking figure could have far-reaching implications for the country's financial sector and upcoming presidential elections.

India's 'ice cream exodus'

Every summer, like the water in this parched land, young men 'evaporate’ from the face of Bhilwara and other neighbouring districts in Rajasthan, West India, to look for work.

Closing the balance, dictator-style

Forget the small-time looters who ran wild in Iraq after the war. Saddam Hussein put them to shame in what could have been the greatest bank heist of all time…

Pakistan prepares cyber terrorism offensive

Pakistan is to launch a fresh offensive against cyber terrorism as concerns grow over national e-security.

Clearing up after the party

No expense was spared at year's European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) annual meeting in Uzbekistan.

Raising a nation: Adopting India's hidden generation

She blows bubbles into her glass of water, her little forehead furrowed in concentration. Each time a bubble bursts, Misha's tiny voice reverberates and she laughs.

Bosnia sex trade shames UN

A senior United Nations official is demanding that her colleagues involved in the sex trade in Bosnia should be stripped of their immunity and prosecuted.

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