Saba Aziz

Saba Aziz

World Cup 2018

Russia, football World Cup and rising homophobia

LGBT football fans going to Russia receive threats, as groups voice concern over increase in anti-gay chants in country.

Russia, football World Cup and rising homophobia

Qatar

Qatar 'stronger, united' one year after blockade

Residents of Qatar share how they have been affected by a year-long diplomatic crisis with Gulf neighbours and Egypt.

Qatar 'stronger, united' one year after blockade

Religion

Non-Muslim women take on Ramadan hijab challenge

Women of all faiths are wearing the hijab during the holy month in solidarity with Muslim women who face discrimination.

Non-Muslim women take on Ramadan hijab challenge

Human Rights

Pakistan rights worker 'intimidated' in alleged house raid

Watchdog alleges that burglars broke into house of editor of critical report on state of human rights in Pakistan.

Pakistan rights worker 'intimidated' in alleged house raid

Human Rights

Pakistan watchdog slams 'grim' state of human rights

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan reports rising forced disappearances, rape and attacks on religious minorities.

Pakistan watchdog slams 'grim' state of human rights

Sport

Boxing fans react to Manny Pacquiao comeback

Mixed reactions by boxing enthusiasts as Filipino boxer to fight Argentine Lucas Matthysse after a year-long hiatus.

Boxing fans react to Manny Pacquiao comeback

Death penalty

Amnesty: Almost 1,000 prisoners executed worldwide in 2017

Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq record highest executions, as rights group reports global decline in the use of death penalty.

Amnesty: Almost 1,000 prisoners executed worldwide in 2017

#BlackHistoryMonth

Black History Month: The black game changers of US sport

From Muhammad Ali to Serena Williams, we examine the African American athletes who have challenged the racial barriers.

Black History Month: The black game changers of US sport

Hijab

Women unite for World Hijab Day

Females of all faiths invited to wear headscarves for one day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide.

Women unite for World Hijab Day

Sport

Tennis eyes young fans with shorter format

Tournaments experiment with short sets, serve clocks as officials look to attract a younger generation of spectators.

Tennis eyes young fans with shorter format

Pakistan

Pakistan-US war of words over Donald Trump's tweet

Angry response from Pakistan follows US president's accusation of 'deception' and threat to cut foreign aid.

Pakistan-US war of words over Donald Trump's tweet

GCC

Will new tax spur economic reform in UAE, Saudi Arabia?

Five percent value-added tax will be imposed on food, clothes and fuel, while housing and school fees are exempt.

Will new tax spur economic reform in UAE, Saudi Arabia?