Afghanistan

At least three killed in attack on Kabul checkpoint

Kabul police said the attackers first threw hand grenades then opened fire on the police in Kabul's Doghabad area.

Gunmen target policemen in deadly Kabul checkpoint attack

Opinion

Has India's opposition failed?

If exit polls prove right, the electoral strategies of the Indian opposition have failed to challenge the BJP's appeal.

Rana Ayyub

by Rana Ayyub

Rana Ayyub

Asia

Sri Lanka anniversary: Paying tribute to soldiers of war

Al Jazeera takes a look at how victims are being remembered 10 years after the end of Sri Lanka's Civil War.

Kashmir

'Breaking the silence': Report documents torture in Kashmir

Rights bodies say India uses torture as 'instrument of control' to quash rebellion in Indian-administered Kashmir.

'Breaking the silence': Report documents torture in Kashmir

Afghanistan

Opinion divided as war-scarred Kabul palace restored

Bullet holes mark Darul Aman Palace but while most support the rebuild, others reject glossing over scars of conflict.

Opinion divided as war-scarred Kabul palace restored

LGBT

Dutee Chand: India's first openly gay athlete

Indian sprinter and Asian Games medallist reveals she is in a same-sex relationship with a woman from her village.

Dutee Chand: India's first openly gay athlete

Tajikistan

Tajikistan: At least 32 killed in deadly prison riot

Order restored in Vakhdat prison after convicted ISIL fighters armed with knives kill three guards and five prisoners.

ISIL inmates instigate deadly riot in Tajik prison

Science & Technology

Google 'suspends some business with Huawei' after US blacklist

Reported move could hit Huawei's phone business outside China as it will immediately lose access to Android updates.

Google 'suspends some business with Huawei' after US blacklist

Asia

US says warship sails in South China Sea amid trade tensions

The operation is likely to anger China at a time of tense ties between the world's two largest economies.

US says warship sails in South China Sea amid trade tensions

India

Exit polls show India's Modi-led coalition likely to win majority

PM Narendra Modi's ruling alliance led by right-wing BJP is likely to win a majority in parliament, most exit polls say.

Exit polls show India's Modi-led coalition likely to win majority

India

India concludes marathon seven-phase election

Voting in the seventh and final phase ends, wrapping up a six-week campaign with PM Narendra Modi seeking a second term.

Asia

Sri Lanka anniversary: 10 years since civil war ended

The UN estimates that 40,000 civilians were killed in the last few months of the fighting as the government launched its final assault on the Tamil Tigers.

Opinion

How the UN failed Tamil civilians in 2009

And how the legacy of this failure is still endangering lives in Sri Lanka and beyond.

Nirmanusan Balasundaram

by Nirmanusan Balasundaram

Nirmanusan Balasundaram

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's war: Victims demand justice for rights violations

Victims of civil war seek accountability from both Sri Lankan troops and Tamil Tiger rebels for crimes against civilians.

The Listening Post

When propaganda sells: Blockbuster films and the Chinese State

Are we seeing more celluloid-based propaganda or just a market-based response to the demands of Chinese movie-goers?