Asia

India seeks a fine balance as it inches closer to Iran

Tehran and New Delhi sign nine pacts, including lease of Chabahar Port to Indian company, during Rouhani's India trip.

Iran and India sign deal to deepen relations

Arts & Culture

Dafen oil painting village: The world's art factory

Artists in China's Dafen village once produced 60 percent of new oil paintings worldwide, but Dafen is now under threat.

Pakistan

Pakistan sentences Zainab Ansari killer to death

Special anti-terrorism court in Lahore convicts accused Mohammad Imran Ali of rape and murder of seven-year-old girl.

Health

At diphtheria clinic, medics struggle to treat Rohingya

Limited supply of potentially life-saving drug is one of the biggest hurdles in treating bacterial disease.

At diphtheria clinic, medics struggle to treat Rohingya

Thailand

Bangkok facing weeks of extreme air pollution

The government is being accused for not giving proper warnings about the health risks as ten million residents of Bangkok endure extreme levels of air pollution.

Business & Economy

India investigates $1.8bn fraud case at major bank

Offices and Mumbai home of billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi raided after PNB hit by $1.8bn fraudulent transaction.

India's Punjab National Bank reports $1.8bn fraud

Opinion

Maldives in crisis: Beijing faces tough choices

The recent constitutional crisis in the Maldives put the cozy relationship between the archipelago and China to test.

Manoj Kewalramani

by Manoj Kewalramani

Manoj Kewalramani

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.