Pakistan

Transgender candidate in Pakistan: 'I won't stop now'

This marks the first year transgender citizens can run in Pakistan's election following a law guaranteeing their rights.

The determined transgender candidate from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

101 East

Nepal: The Great Plunder

Investigating how antiquities stolen from the Himalayas end up in museums and private collections around the world.

India

Two buildings collapse near New Delhi, three killed

Many feared trapped after a residential complex falls on an under-construction building in Greater Noida.

India: Two buildings collapse in Noida, several feared trapped

Asia

Pakistan elections 2018: How voting works

Understanding the government structure and voting process as Pakistan goes to the polls on July 25.

Pakistan elections 2018: How voting works

Environment

Seasonal storms around the world

Even without a changing climate, we have always been subject to seasonal extremes.

Seasonal storms around the world

India

Top India court calls for end to 'mobocracy', lynching

Supreme Court condemns 'horrendous acts' of mob violence after a spate of lynchings that have killed dozens this year.

India's top court demands new law to stop lynching

Kashmir

After attack, top security for Kashmir's Hindu pilgrims

Last year, fighters targeted a tourist bus, killing eight people who were performing the gruelling Amaranth Yatra.

Unprecedented security at Kashmir's annual Hindu pilgrimage

Asia

In India, WhatsApp stirs up deadly rumours

Since April, more than two dozen people have been beaten to death by mobs across India over suspicions of abductions.

In India, WhatsApp stirs up deadly rumours

Asia

HRW urges Myanmar to address illegal land confiscations

Rights group calls on the government to compensate for illegally confiscated land, and enact laws to protect farmers.

HRW urges Myanmar to address illegal land confiscations

Asia

Pakistan elections 2018: At a glance

Before the vote, key facts and figures from population size and GDP to registered voters and religious demographics.

Pakistan elections 2018: At a glance

Taliban

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban

Comment by senior US general follows increased diplomatic efforts to end the nearly 17-year war in Afghanistan.

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban

Opinion

As Trump engages Putin, his deal with Kim collapses

After the Singapore summit, North Korea did not reciprocate US concessions.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Malaysia

Mahathir: 'Anwar Ibrahim will be the next prime minister'

The newly sworn-in prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, talks controversies, new alliances and bygones.

Pakistan

Is Pakistan's military 'engineering' the election?

Political leaders in Balochistan province claim they are being threatened to switch parties, alleging army involvement.

Shadow of 'engineering' hangs over Pakistan election

Opinion

What is behind the crackdown on freedom of speech in Pakistan?

The security establishment is trying to push a certain narrative on the Pakistani public ahead of the July 25 elections.

Gul Bukhari

by Gul Bukhari

Gul Bukhari