Pope set to visit Egypt in 'call for peace'

The visit comes three weeks after two separate bombings killed dozens of Egyptian Copts on Palm Sunday.


Who are India's Maoist rebels?

Government security crackdown on Maoist rebels has led to an increased casualty figure in the country's tribal areas.


Critics blast US shipment of fighter jets to Israel

Israel is the first country outside the US to get access to the F-35 warplane, the most expensive ever developed.


Will Jordan abolish a law that protects rapists?

Women's activists say they are closer than ever to abolishing Article 308, which pardons rapists who marry their victim.


Can the Kashmir conflict be resolved at the ballot box?

We asked two Kashmiris with opposing views whether residents of the region should participate in elections.

Human Rights

Ex-inmates hail plan to close 'Torture Island' prison

We explore the dark history of the New York prison and ask if it is a symbol of racially biased mass incarceration.