Saba Aziz

Saba Aziz

Media

Record high 262 journalists imprisoned in 2017: CPJ

A total of 262 reporters jailed in 2017 as media crackdown continues, Committee to Protect Journalists finds.

 Record high 262 journalists imprisoned in 2017: CPJ

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Trump's Jerusalem move reignites Palestinian cause

Plight of Palestinians takes centre stage after US decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

Trump's Jerusalem move reignites Palestinian cause

Syria's Civil War

'Totally destroyed': East Aleppo a year after battle

Many are living without clean water and power nearly a year after government forces retook the Syrian city.

'Totally destroyed': East Aleppo a year after battle

LGBT

FIFA urged to step up fight against homophobia

Rights groups and football experts call for stronger measures against anti-gay discrimination during matches.

FIFA urged to step up fight against homophobia

Sport

How would a Catalan secession affect FC Barcelona?

Catalonia's bid to break away from Spain throws football club's future in Spanish league into jeopardy.

How would a Catalan secession affect FC Barcelona?

Elections

Japan snap elections: All you need to know

Early vote called by PM Shinzo Abe comes amid corruption scandals and rising tensions with North Korea.

Japan snap elections: All you need to know

Refugees

Salzgitter ban a 'setback' for refugees in Germany

Lower Saxony decree prohibiting resettlement of recognised refugees condemned as an 'infringement of rights'.

Salzgitter ban a 'setback' for refugees in Germany

Asia

Indian court rules sex with minor wife is rape

Activists welcome Supreme Court order as a 'positive step' towards deterring child marriage in the country.

Indian court rules sex with minor wife is rape

Asia

Microfinancing Pakistan's female entrepreneurs

As low-income business owners turn to small loans, experts cast doubt over the impact of the microfinance industry.

Microfinancing Pakistan's female entrepreneurs

Business & Economy

Qatar taps Pakistan market amid Gulf blockade

With UAE’s regional hub off-limits, direct trade routes are opening between Doha and Karachi to boost economic ties.

Qatar taps Pakistan market amid Gulf blockade

Pakistan

Pakistan court seeks to amend blasphemy law

Legal experts discuss court ruling recommending a review of the controversial decree to prevent false accusations.

Pakistan court seeks to amend blasphemy law

Sport

Mirza: India has champions outside of cricket as well

Indian tennis star talks about gender equality, her Bollywood biopic and living in a cricket-crazy country.

Mirza: India has champions outside of cricket as well