Pakistan Looking To Buy China's J-31 Stealth Fighter

As Tyler Rogoway predicted since the very first blurry images of J-31 hit the internet, China's youngest stealth project was meant for export as much as for PLAAF use. Pakistan is now said to be beyond the initial discussion phase for buying the stealth jet. This comes during a time of increasing tension with India,… » 11/23/14 3:31pm 11/23/14 3:31pm

Karakoram Highway: Life On The World's Highest International Paved Road

Linking Pakistan and China through the Hindukush, Karakoram and Himalayan ranges, the Karakoram Highway is one of the most alpine, remote, and beautiful roads in the world. This is what life is like along its mountain passes. » 6/23/14 6:05pm 6/23/14 6:05pm

This Border Ceremony Is An Intricate Dance Of Dangerous Politics

India and Pakistan, two proud nations in South Asia, share a tense border, along with a history that includes four wars, numerous attacks and skirmishes, and nuclear weapons. So it's fitting that one of the few road crossings the countries share closes every day with pomp, circumstance, and mildly aggressive ceremony. » 5/03/14 1:33pm 5/03/14 1:33pm

An iPad Knockoff Straight From Pakistan's Air Force

As nations now battle for technological and economic superiority in the same way that they used to struggle for military superiority, the Pakistan Air Force has embarked on a radical new mission: producing consumer electronics, including an e-reader seen above and an iPad-aping tablet computer. » 2/21/12 3:30pm 2/21/12 3:30pm

Why Pakistan Is The Greatest Tourist Country In The World

Contrary to its depiction as a backward desert full of terrorists, Pakistan is home to beautiful scenery and a few free-spirited travelers who explore the country in 4x4 vehicles. Baber Khan, editor of the car website PakWheels.com, shares his story and amazing photos. — Ed. » 1/12/12 4:00pm 1/12/12 4:00pm

Pakistan carts its nukes around in delivery vans

Pakistan is taking nuclear paranoia to a horrifying new low. And it's making the world a vastly more dangerous place in the process. » 11/09/11 12:00pm 11/09/11 12:00pm

Massive Leak Reveals Intricate Details of Bin Laden Raid

Details of what happened on the night we killed Bin Laden have been dripping slowly from the White House, but anonymous government sources have just handed the AP the entire story. Every single detail. Even the SEAL dog's name. » 5/17/11 11:48am 5/17/11 11:48am

Trucking along Pakistan’s most dangerous mountain pass

The Lowari Top is a 10,000-ft high pass in northwest Pakistan and the road that crosses it between Chitral and Dir is one of the most dangerous in the world. Despite the danger, trucks are the only way to move goods in this part of the world. » 5/13/11 10:00am 5/13/11 10:00am

Watch Obama's Historic Announcement on the Death of Bin Laden

President Obama's statements on the death of Osama bin Laden ushered in one of the greatest moments of collective catharsis in American history. Though only nine minutes in length, the excellent speech managed to incorporate tactical details, an acknowledgment of profound grief, an entreaty for religious tolerance,… » 5/02/11 12:36am 5/02/11 12:36am

Pakistani Cop Suspended For Doing "Awesome Stunts"

This now-suspended cop in Karachi, Pakistan happened upon a TV crew covering a protest and talked them into filming his spectacular "stunt" show. His reason? He wanted to show his wife how tough the job of a policeman is. Brilliant. » 1/27/11 10:00am 1/27/11 10:00am

How Pakistan Disrupts Our Fight Against The Taliban

This sprawling, three-mile bottleneck of NATO oil tankers and supply trucks shows how easily a blockade of the Kyhber Pass can stop America's war against the Taliban. Yes, Pakistan is fighting our fight against Islamic extremism with traffic jams. » 10/15/10 1:00pm 10/15/10 1:00pm

Hostile Work Environments: NATO Fuel Truck Driver

For the sixth time in a week, Afghanistan-bound NATO fuel trucks have been attacked and torched in Pakistan—today, 25 trucks were set ablaze. One driver yesterday told NBC, "Nobody will drive and take fuel to NATO." Wise choice. » 10/06/10 9:53am 10/06/10 9:53am

The World’s Greatest Mountain Road is Now a Lake

Pakistan’s troubles with unruly floodwaters began not in July, but way back in January. That’s when a landslide obliterated 15 miles of the Karakoram Highway and created the Attabad Lake. » 8/30/10 10:00am 8/30/10 10:00am

Pakistan's Hilarious Official Driving Safety Guide

This official driver's guide of the government of Pakistan's Northwest Province features tips like "Quit stepping on those breaks for NO REASON!" It's the most unintentionally hilarious driving safety guide ever. » 5/13/10 10:00am 5/13/10 10:00am

How To Ride Your Motorcycle In Pakistan

No helmet? Check. Linen pants? Check. Video camera? Check. Rudimentary understanding of basic stunt riding? Check. OK, you're ready to ride your dinky little motorcycle through Pakistan. This stunt is called The Superman and you shouldn't try it without jeans. » 3/01/10 1:40pm 3/01/10 1:40pm

Pakistani Taxi Drivers Have Mad Google Skills, All The Good Drugs

Go ahead: Search for "Asif Hussain Shah." Can't resist, can you? His plan is working, but that's nothing — wait 'til you see the interior. We're stone sober, and it freaked us the hell out. » 2/23/10 3:00pm 2/23/10 3:00pm

The Karakoram Highway: The Glaciated Mother of Every Epic Drive

For the ultimate in road trips, choose the highest paved road in the world. The Karakoram Highway is 800 miles of mountain road connecting Pakistan with China across some of the tallest mountains in the world. » 2/18/10 5:30pm 2/18/10 5:30pm

Hakimullah Mehsud, Taliban Hoon

As if Pakistan and the United States in their war against the Taliban didn’t have enough to worry about, it has emerged that the Pakistani Taliban’s new leader is a bit of a hoon. » 10/05/09 12:00pm 10/05/09 12:00pm

Since You've Been Extra Good This Week: Pakistani Dekotora

You know a meme has reached its defining moment when it transcends itself. Like a jukebox hero with stars in his eyes, these Pakistani Dekotora have reached for the mic of fate and while displaying mastery of the material, achieved their own awesome spin. These trucks are a result of nearly the same phenomenon which… » 2/15/08 2:30pm 2/15/08 2:30pm