Rwanda

The mixed tale of women's empowerment in Rwanda

Rwanda's push for gender equality hailed by some, but others call it 'smokescreen' for government repression.

The mixed tale of women's empowerment in Rwanda

Pakistan

In Pakistan, government attempts to crowdfund $12bn for dams

Government launches donation drive analysts say is unlikely to succeed, raising questions of how funds will be used.

In Pakistan, government attempts to crowdfund $12bn for dams

Human Rights

Overworked, abused, hungry: Vietnamese domestic workers in Saudi

Women say they are forced to work at least 18 hours a day, denied food, assaulted and prevented from returning home.

Overworked, abused, hungry: Vietnamese domestic workers in Saudi

Asia

Access to Chinese ports a 'huge deal' for Nepal

Nepal granted access to Chinese ports in a move that will end New Delhi's monopoly over Kathmandu's trade routes.

Nepal gets access to China ports, analysts say it's a 'huge deal'

Afghanistan

As Ashoura nears, Shia neighbourhood on alert after ISIL attacks

Residents call to self-arm after ISIL assault on wrestling gym in Dasht-e Barchi, the latest in a string of attacks.

As Ashoura nears, Shia neighbourhood on alert after ISIL attacks

Pakistan

Nargis, the Pakistani Hazara making strides in karate

Teen karateka from Quetta overcomes security threats and ethnic persecution to make history at the Asian Games.

Nargis, the Pakistani Hazara making strides in karate