Sri Lanka

Alcohol ban flip-flop 'patriarchy at its best'

Activists say President Sirisena's decision to reverse decision to lift ban on women buying alcohol is discriminatory.

Sri Lanka's flip-flop on women alcohol ban slammed

Russia

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

Despite playing a major role in Syria's war, Moscow has granted refugee status to only one Syrian national since 2011.

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

Benjamin Netanyahu

Modi's open embrace of Israel

Indian Prime Minister Modi accords warm welcome to Netanyahu as the two countries move to strengthen relations.

India's Modi gives warm welcome to Israel's Netanyahu

India

Kashmiri homes become collateral damage in gun battles

Civilians bear the brunt of conflict as Indian forces blow up houses as part of their offensive against rebel fighters.

Kashmiri homes become collateral damage in gun battles

Yemen

After al-Qaeda: No signs of recovery in Yemen's Mukalla

Residents say nearly two years after it was "liberated", the Yemeni government has failed to help rebuild the city.

After al-Qaeda: No signs of recovery in Yemen's Mukalla

Palestine

Palestinian refugees live in fear of Trump aid cuts

Palestinian refugees express uncertainty over US threats to cut aid to their main source of livelihood.

Palestinian refugees live in fear of Trump aid cuts