Zaheena Rasheed

Zaheena Rasheed

Nepal

Why menstrual stigma continues to claim lives in Nepal

Campaigners call on Nepali authorities to step up efforts to demystify menstruation after chauupadi claims another life.

Why menstrual stigma continues to claim lives in Nepal

Asia

Frustration simmers as Nepalis await new government

A month after Nepal held landmark post-war general elections, anger is growing over a delayed transfer of power.

Frustration simmers as Nepalis await new government

Maldives

Shahindha Ismail investigated for 'anti-Islamic' tweet

Shahindha Ismail says she has received death threats as police launch a probe into an alleged anti-Islamic tweet.

Shahindha Ismail investigated for 'anti-Islamic' tweet

Press Freedom

Tanzania Daima ban adds to press freedom concerns

Critics accuse President John Magufuli of undermining democracy after fourth critical newspaper is shut down since June.

Tanzania Daima ban adds to press freedom concerns

Asia

Myanmar's Rohingya beg for help: 'People are starving'

Thousands of ethnic Rohingya remaining inside Myanmar live in fear, with many in desperate need of food and healthcare.

Myanmar's Rohingya beg for help: 'People are starving'

Asia

'I watched my son drown': Rohingya boat survivor

Survivors of boat tragedy that left more than 60 dead recount the horrors of losing their loved ones.

'I watched my son drown': Rohingya boat survivor

Asia

Scores of Rohingya feared drowned after boat capsizes

Police recover 15 bodies but many more are feared dead after boat carrying over 100 sinks in rough seas off Bangladesh.

Scores of Rohingya feared drowned after boat capsizes

Asia

Maldives parliament shut down to stop speaker's removal

Soldiers enter parliament after opposition politicians defy lockdown and scale walls demanding a vote to remove speaker.

Maldives parliament shut down to stop speaker's removal

Asia

Abdulla Yameen's nephew arrested amid challenge to rule

Politician Faris Maumoon held on bribery charges in run-up to vote to unseat ally of his uncle President Abdulla Yameen.

Abdulla Yameen's nephew arrested amid challenge to rule