Law

The female face of Islamic law in Malaysia

Women are feeling empowered to pursue careers in the Islamic justice system, from judges and lawyers to court mediators.

The female face of Islamic law in Malaysia

Asia

Monsoon flooding displaces 1.5 million in South Asia

Rescuers scour submerged villages for the missing as seasonal floods claim a total of 221 lives in three countries.

Over 200 dead in India, Bangladesh and Nepal floods

Asia

Maldives president 'admits receiving stolen cash'

Apparent admission follows Al Jazeera investigation exposing how Yameen and aides embezzled millions from state coffers.

Abdulla Yameen 'admits receiving bags of stolen cash'

India-Pakistan Partition

India celebrates Independence Day

Indians mark the day they gained freedom from British colonial rule in 1947.

India celebrates Independence Day

India-Pakistan Partition

Haunted by unification: A Bangladeshi view of partition

In Bangladesh, 1947 is a distant memory, erased by the bloody 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

Haunted by unification: A Bangladeshi view of partition

Asia

India's Modi calls for Kashmir peace during independence ceremony

India is celebrating 70 years of independence, and Narendra Modi, the country’s prime minister, has used the occasion to renew calls for peace in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

India-Pakistan Partition

The partition goes on: A Pakistani perspective

Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif examines the legacy of partition and the ways in which it continues in slow motion.

The partition goes on: A Pakistani perspective

Asia

Afghan forces recapture site of village 'massacre'

Scores, including women and children, were killed in Mirzawalang in what officials say was a joint ISIL-Taliban attack.

 Afghan forces recapture site of village 'massacre'

Asia

Taliban to Trump: Leave Afghanistan

Armed group presses US president for a complete withdrawal to save the lives of Americans and Afghans in an open letter.

Taliban letter to Trump urges US to leave Afghanistan

Asia

Memories of partition: A dangerous escape to India

Ram Prakash Verma was a teenager when India and Pakistan became two separate nations in 1947 in a violent transition from British colonial rule that left as many as one million people dead.

Asia

Nepal floods: Farmland and food wiped out

Days of heavy rain have led to flash floods that killed at least 173 people across Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.

Asia

Hidden legacy of India's partition 70 years on

As India and Pakistan mark 70 years since partition, Al Jazeera explores the ripple effects on Britain by examining the response of British officials in 1947 through historical documents.

India-Pakistan Partition

The legacy of India-Pakistan partition in pictures

Seventy years on, partition and the violence that accompanied it continues to shape India and Pakistan.

Seventy years of India-Pakistan partition in pictures

Inside Story

What is the legacy of Indian subcontinent partition?

India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of independence, which was followed by three wars between the countries.

Asia

Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence

Pakistan is celebrating 70 years of independence with massive festivities across the country, including an airshow in the capital Islamabad.