Asia

Maldives parliament shut down to stop speaker's removal

Soldiers enter parliament after opposition politicians defy lockdown and scale walls demanding a vote to remove speaker.

Maldives parliament shut down to stop speaker's removal

Asia

Dozens killed in Kabul suicide car bomb attack

Taliban claim responsibility for an attack on a bus carrying government workers that killed at least 35 people.

Asia

China demands India pulls back troops in border dispute

China tells India not 'to push your luck' and pull back troops from Doklam plateau amid rising tension.

China demands India pulls back troops in border dispute

Inside Story

What happens to child soldiers when war ends?

Thousands of children struggle to adjust back into society after being recruited for armed conflicts.

Asia

Taliban captures two Afghan districts

Taywara and Kohistan were overrun by the Taliban after days of clashes with security forces.

Taliban fighters attack police, capturing two districts

Opinion

Colonial trouble in India's Northeast

Violence has plagued India's Northeast since colonial times.

Mona Chettri

by Mona Chettri
- Arijit Sen

Mona Chettri

Arts & Culture

Lost your phone in Japan? You'll probably get it back

How efficient lost property management in Japan reunites lost wallets, phones, keys and umbrellas with their owners.

Lost your phone in Japan? You'll probably get it back

Asia

Afghanistan’s homes transformed into array of colour

The Afghan government has launched an ambitious urban regeneration project aimed at improving people's mental health.

Asia

Errant US air raid kills Afghan police

Officials say 16 dead in strike confirmed by US military as having killed 'friendly Afghan forces in a compound'.

US air raid kills Afghan police in Helmand

Humanitarian crises

Week in pictures: From protests in Venezuela to Morocco

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including wildfire in California and Al-Aqsa tensions.

Week in pictures: From protests in Venezuela to Morocco

Asia

India picks BJP-backed politician as new president

Ram Nath Kovind's election makes him nation's first president aligned to ruling party-allied Hindu revivalist group RSS.

India picks BJP-backed politician as new president

Asia

Afghanistan saves children abducted to train as suicide bombers

Police in Afghanistan have rescued dozens of boys who say they were being sent to Pakistan to train as suicide bombers.

Refugees

Rejected asylum: From Karachi to Germany and back again

A lawyer and his family fled death threats in Pakistan and came to Germany. Now, they're being forced to go home.

Rejected asylum: From Karachi to Germany and back again

Human Rights

UNESCO declares Chinese plateau a World Heritage Site

Tibetan activists fear World Heritage Site status for Hoh Xil may lead to displacement of Tibetan population.

UNESCO declares Chinese plateau a World Heritage Site

Asia

Afghan girls team shines at US robotics competition

Group of girls from war-torn country, whose US visas were twice rejected, win silver medal for 'courageous achievement'.