War & Conflict

Week in pictures: From US school shooting to Zuma exit

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including the Russian passenger plane crash and 2018 Winter Olympics.

Week in pictures: From US school shooting to Zuma exit

Nepal

Nepal: Former revolutionary sworn in as prime minister

Communist party member who spent 14 years in jail becomes Nepal's 41st prime minister with many challenges ahead.

Nepal: Former revolutionary sworn in as prime minister

Inside Story

What can be done to help children in war?

Save the Children says more children are being killed or injured than ever before.

Opinion

Asma Jahangir: bidding farewell to a feminist icon

Pakistan's iconic human rights defender may be gone, but her legacy will live in each and every one of us.

Rabia Mehmood

by Rabia Mehmood

Rabia Mehmood

Nepal

Pro-China communist leader appointed new Nepal PM

KP Oli from Communist Party of Nepal was sworn in on Thursday as country's 41st prime minister.

KP Sharma Oli appointed Nepal's new prime minister

Afghanistan

UN: More than 10,000 Afghan civilian casualties in 2017

At 2,295, suicide and complex attacks kill and injure more people than any previous recorded year in Afghanistan.

Civilian victims of Afghan war exceed 10,000 in 2017

Pakistan

Pakistan seizes charities linked to Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was recently released from house arrest.

Pakistan seizes charities linked to Hafiz Saeed

Witness

Dreaming of Vincent: China's Copy Artists

Vincent van Gogh's iconic paintings and a once in a lifetime trip transform a Chinese painter into a true artist.

Asia

Thousands pay respects to Pakistan's 'human rights giant'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has paid tribute to Pakistani right activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir following her death by cardiac arrest, praising her courage in campaigns for justice and equality for all.

Rohingya

Rohingya 'still not allowed to return' to Myanmar

UNHCR head Filippo Grandi says refugees in Bangladesh in grave danger, with monsoon season beginning in March.

UN: Rohingya still not allowed to return to Myanmar

Kashmir

India warns Pakistan after deadly attack on army camp

Defence minister says Pakistan to 'pay for misadventure' after loss of six Indian soldiers in attack on Jammu army camp.

India's Sitharaman warns Pakistan after Jammu attack

Opinion

Ashraf Ghani is not an ethnonationalist

I have known President Ashraf Ghani for a while and I see him as a unifying force in Afghanistan.

Ajmal Shams

by Ajmal Shams

Ajmal Shams

Art

'Living in crazy times': Finding new bearings via art

Militarisation of Chittagong, Rohingya refugees, future deities - politics is at forefront of 2018 Dhaka Art Summit.

Finding new bearings in uncertain times, via art

Afghanistan

Taliban infiltrator kills 16 Afghan militia fighters

Pro-government forces targeted by attacker who worked alongside them for months, Afghan officials say.

Taliban infiltrator kills 16 Afghan militia fighters

Kashmir

Another military camp attacked in Kashmir

A paramilitary camp in Srinagar has been attacked just hours after a two-day attack on another camp in Jammu was ended.