Opinion

Rohingya trapped in open-air prison of apartheid

The Rohingya in Myanmar live under apartheid, being denied basic human rights.

Laura Haigh

by Laura Haigh

Laura Haigh

Rohingya

Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'is denying our existence'

Activists and rights campaigners slam Myanmar's de facto leader for diverting attention from Rohingya crisis.

Rohingya activist: Suu Kyi is denying our existence

Narendra Modi

What's behind Modi's 'huge popularity' in India?

Nearly nine out of 10 Indians say they have a favourable view of Modi while critics question the timing of Pew poll.

What's behind Narendra Modi's high popularity in India?

Aung San Suu Kyi

Why are UK students stripping Aung San Suu Kyi honours?

Students at LSE and Oxford strip Burmese Nobel Peace Prize winner of honours over her alleged inaction over atrocities.

Aung San Suu Kyi honours revoked amid Rohingya backlash

Asia

Snow leopards 'no longer endangered, but still threatened'

One of the world's rarest big cats has been downgraded on the international list of threatened species.

Asia

Kashmir: Seven killed in fierce gun battle

Six separatists and an Indian air force commando die in gun battle in a northern part of Indian-administered Kashmi.

Kashmir: Seven killed in fierce gun battle

Islamophobia

At Delhi orphanage, no job for Muslim woman with hijab

Nedal Zoya was denied a job at an orphanage in New Delhi because she looked 'like a Muslim lady' in her hijab.

Muslim woman in India denied job for wearing hijab

Human Rights

'War crimes' in fight over Philippines' Marawi: Amnesty

State forces and ISIL-linked fighters have committed abuses that 'amount to war crimes', Amnesty International says.

Islam

Pakistani court orders anti-blasphemy sit-in be cleared

Protesters calling for strict adherence to blasphemy laws have been blocking major highway into capital for 10 day

Pakistani court orders anti-blasphemy sit-in be cleared

Politics

Week in pictures: From Iran earthquake to Greece floods

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including protests in Barcelona and a suicide bomb attack in Kabul.

Week in pictures: From Iran earthquake to Greece floods

Bollywood

Aamir Khan: What drove the Bollywood star to activism?

Al Jazeera's The Snake Charmer charts the unusual journey of one of India's biggest movie stars.

Aamir Khan: What drove the Bollywood star to activism?

India

The tale of Parveen whose husband bit her nose off

With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.

Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

Weather

Brief relief for the bronchial sufferers of Pakistan

A change in the weather cleans the air for a short while in northern Pakistan and northwest India.

Brief relief for the bronchial sufferers of Pakistan

Asia

Explosion hits Kabul as political gathering under way

At least seven dead as suicide bomber blows himself up in apparent attempt to strike political gathering.

Explosion hits Kabul as political gathering under way

Rohingya

Myanmar forces committed 'widespread rape' of Rohingya

Human Rights Watch report says rape a 'prominent and devastating feature' in brutal violence against Rohingya.