Asia

Kashmir anger at India award for 'human shield' soldier

Kashmir victim criticises award for Major Leetul Gogoi as support for 'oppression and injustice'.

Outrage over India award for 'human shield' soldier

Asia

Jakarta's ex-governor drops blasphemy appeal

Basuki 'Ahok' Purnama withdraws appeal, his family says, but challenge filed by prosecutors is still going ahead.

Jakarta's ex-governor Ahok drops blasphemy appeal

Opinion

Is Trump's Asia policy working?

Against all expectations, Trump's China policy has reduced regional tensions while prying markets open for US companies.

Salvatore Babones

by Salvatore Babones

Salvatore Babones

Asia

Ten Afghan soldiers killed in Kandahar army base attack

Deadly attack, which left at least nine troops wounded, marks another setback for NATO-backed Afghan forces.

Ten Afghan soldiers killed in Kandahar army base attack

Media

Pakistani crackdown on online anti-army campaigners

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party to sue government over detention of at least 23 of its supporters.

Pakistani crackdown on online anti-army campaigners

Asia

North Korea: Medium-range missile ready for deployment

North Korean leader approves deployment of solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile and orders it "be rapidly mass-produced".

North Korea: Medium-range missile ready for deployment

Witness

India's Reggae Resistance: Defending Dissent Under Modi

An Indian reggae musician builds a Jamaican-style sound system to energise a wave of protests defending free speech.

Asia

Clashes in Afghanistan kill police, Taliban fighters

At least 20 officers, dozens of fighters dead in violence sweeping southern Shah Joi district, with many also wounded.

Twenty policemen, dozens of Taliban killed in Shah Joi

Asia

Why does India want to arrest a popular Muslim scholar?

Indian authorities have accused the popular Mumbai-based preacher Zakir Naik of supporting terrorism, which he denies.

Zakir Naik: Why India wants to arrest the preacher

Asia

Nepal boxers fight for international stardom

Nepal’s maiden professional boxing championship has begun in the capital Kathmandu.

Human Rights

Indian woman 'cuts off genitals of rapist holy man'

Woman, 23, says 54-year-old Hindu religious teacher raped her for years before she cut off his genitals in defence.

Indian woman 'cuts off genitals of rapist holy man'

Cambodia

Then and now: Finding love during the Khmer Rouge

The Maoist regime broke up families and imposed forced marriages, but also unintentionally brought some women together.

Then and now: Finding love during the Khmer Rouge

Asia

Roadside bomb kills 11 members of Afghan family

No group has so far claimed responsibility but authorities in Logar province blamed the Taliban for the killings.

Roadside bomb kills 11 members of Afghan family

Human Rights

Week in pictures: From Nakba Day to Iran elections

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including elections in Iran and protests in Greece and Palestine.

Week in pictures: From Nakba Day to Iran elections

Asia

ICJ orders Pakistan to stay execution of Indian 'spy'

UN court orders Pakistan to stay the execution of Jadhav, a retired Indian naval officer, in a setback to Islamabad.

ICJ orders Pakistan to stay Jadhav execution