Kashmir: Shelling forces thousands to flee their homes

Official says Indian shelling could cause exodus of 500,000 people in the Himalayan region as tensions surge.


Nigerian army presence prompts Niger Delta attacks

Niger Delta Avengers say military's "harassment of communities" in the region is spurring on renewed attacks.


Turkey crackdown: Has Erdogan gone too far?

Turkish deputy PM Mehmet Simsek defends Turkey's post-coup actions, and we debate the future of the South China Sea.

Central African Republic

Fighting in Central African Republic kills 30

UN peacekeepers repelled the attack in Kaga-Bandoro that targeted civilians, killing at least 12 assailants.

Inside Story

What will it take to restore peace in Kashmir?

A prominent Kashmiri politician resigns over unrest in the disputed region.


Philippines and Maoist rebels sign indefinite ceasefire

The Philippines has agreed a peace deal with Maoist rebels to end one of Asia's longest running insurgencies.


Cocoa versus conflict in Colombia

Key to lasting peace in Colombia with FARC rebels may lie in the story of chocolate-producing peasant farmers.


Nigeria: Deadly nomad-versus-farmer conflict escalates

Roaming Fulani cattle herdsman accused of launching deadly raids against farming communities and targeting Christians.

Middle East

Israel kills Palestinian woman in occupied West Bank

Israeli soldiers shoot dead woman who allegedly rammed vehicle into a parked car, injuring two near a Jewish settlement.


Does Bangladesh have an ISIL problem?

Shahriar Alam, the country's state minister for foreign affairs, discusses the recent surge of ISIL-claimed attacks.


UN probing possible 'international crimes' in Yemen

UN human rights chief is looking into the possible commission of crimes by Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.


China pledges new crackdown on 'hostile forces'

Chinese courts convicted 1,419 people last year for national security and "terrorism" crimes, top judge says.

North Korea

South Korea: North hacked phones of key officials

Accusation comes as Seoul announces new unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang amid escalation of tensions.


Afghan 'insider' attack kills four policemen

Taliban claims responsibility after rogue officer guns down colleagues in latest "green-on-blue" attack in Kandahar.

War & Conflict

Dozens killed in blasts near Damascus shrine

At least 70 people killed and several wounded in blasts near Sayyida Zeinab shrine in Syria's capital, monitor says.