Zaheena Rasheed

Zaheena Rasheed

Middle East

No Plan B: New US demands on Iran 'set stage for war'

New Iran strategy harks back to decades of failed US policy and raises spectre of conflict in Middle East, critics say.

No Plan B: New US demands on Iran 'set stage for war'

Sri Lanka

Did Sri Lanka's Facebook ban help quell anti-Muslim violence?

Sri Lanka urged to lift social media ban as critics slam government and Facebook for past failure to act on hate speech.

Did Sri Lanka's Facebook ban help quell anti-Muslim violence?

Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, hate speech and impunity fuel anti-Muslim violence

False stories by Sinhalese nationalists about Muslim birth rates and wealth are behind Kandy mob attacks, say analysts.

In Sri Lanka, hate speech and impunity fuel anti-Muslim violence

Asia

Sri Lanka 'on the brink' amid fresh anti-Muslim violence

Mob attacks in Kandy are targeted and well planned, witnesses say, as fears grow over threats to Sri Lanka's stability.

Sri Lanka 'on the brink' amid fresh anti-Muslim violence

Art

Finding new bearings in uncertain times, via art

Militarisation of Chittagong, Rohingya refugees, future deities - politics is at forefront of 2018 Dhaka Art Summit.

Finding new bearings in uncertain times, via art

Maldives

Maldives top court reverses dissidents' release

Political crisis takes new turn as top court reverses ruling ordering release of President Abdulla Yameen's opponents.

Maldives top court reverses dissidents' release

Asia

Nasheed urges India to intervene to end Maldives crisis

Former President Mohamed Nasheed urges India to send 'an envoy backed by its military' to resolve worsening crisis.

Nasheed urges India to intervene to end Maldives crisis

Maldives

Maldives president declares emergency, arrests judges

Security forces arrest two Supreme Court judges and a former president as opposition condemns 'purge' in island nation.

Maldives president declares emergency, arrests judges

Maldives

Maldives army seals off parliament, arrests MPs

Top court hits back at President Abdulla Yameen's refusal to free opponents after its surprise ruling last week.

Maldives army seals off parliament, arrests MPs

Maldives

Maldives top court 'in bid to remove' President Abdulla Yameen

Attorney General warns of plot to remove President Abdulla Yameen days after top court orders release of his opponents.

Maldives top court 'in bid to remove' President Abdulla Yameen

Maldives

Protests in Maldives amid pressure to release prisoners

Hundreds rally for second day urging action on court ruling ordering release of President Abdulla Yameen's opponents.

Protests in Maldives amid pressure to release prisoners

Maldives

Maldives court throws out case against Mohamed Nasheed

Police in Male crack down on protesters celebrating the release of several high-profile opposition politicians.

Maldives court throws out case against Mohamed Nasheed