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The struggle for Central Asia: Russia vs China
As Russia's economy stagnates, rising China is challenging its influence over Central Asia.
Last updated: 12 Mar 2014 11:25 GMT
Boston bombing suspect trial set for November
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces execution if convicted of the largest mass-casualty attack on US soil since September 11, 2001.
Last updated: 13 Feb 2014 02:08 GMT
Blame it on the internet
In authoritarian regimes, the demonisation of social media is a transparent play for power.
Last updated: 04 Feb 2014 09:43 GMT
Chinese police kill 'terrorists' in Xinjiang
Authorities say six 'terrorists' shot dead while another six died from self-ignited blasts, according to state media.
Last updated: 26 Jan 2014 04:20 GMT
Russia's Putin battles for his Eurasian dream
Some post-Soviet states say Moscow is pressuring them to choose a Russia-led union over EU integration.
Last updated: 06 Oct 2013 12:46 GMT
Iran pledges to expand cooperation with IAEA
New atomic chief sees "conducive environment" as his country prepares to begin talks in Vienna with nuclear watchdog.
Last updated: 17 Sep 2013 15:06 GMT
Iran seeks solution to nuclear standoff
President Rouhani asks for international assurances before compromising on country's nuclear programme.
Last updated: 13 Sep 2013 14:47 GMT
Kyrgyzstan boy dies of bubonic plague
Health officials confirm 15-year-old's death was caused by the rodent-borne disease, but say an epidemic is unlikely.
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Last updated: 27 Aug 2013 05:12 GMT
Decoding the Central Asian 'spillover'
A diminished Western military presence in Afghanistan has some fearing of increased regional instability.
Last updated: 15 Aug 2013 10:50 GMT
The structural problem of misogyny
New feminism should stand together with the new proletariats against female exploitation and violence.
Last updated: 02 Jul 2013 11:28 GMT
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The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
Surviving the post-employment economy
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South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Gordian Knot
Diba Nigar Goksel
Antagonising Iran: A strategic miscalculation?
Seyed Mohammad Marandi
Spain's rightward plunge
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
In Pictures: Recounting horror of Rana Plaza
Suffering continues for survivors and victims’ families a year after the building collapsed in Dhaka.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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