Human Rights

Dear Isaias: Is it time for change in Eritrea?

One hundred leading Africans pen open letter to isolated country's longtime president.

Dear Isaias: Is it time for change in Eritrea?

UpFront

India's BJP denies human rights violations in Kashmir

BJP spokesperson defends Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handling of violence in Indian administered Kashmir.

India's BJP denies human rights violations in Kashmir

Women

'We move mountains': Feminism and art in Armenia

The Velvet Revolution may have placated a nation's call for change, but Armenian women are just getting started.

'We move mountains': Feminism and art in Armenia

Head to Head

Erik Prince on ending the war in Afghanistan

Web-Extra on why Prince believes his plan to privatise the war in Afghanistan will help end the 17-year-old conflict.

Erik Prince on ending the war in Afghanistan

India

Images show JeM buildings intact after Indian attack

Satellite imagery shows at least six Jaish-e-Muhammad structures still standing on March 4 - six days after air raids.

Images show madrasa buildings standing after Indian attack claim

Conflict

The Kashmir conflict, explained

India and Pakistan have fought two wars over the disputed Himalayan region which is the focus of the current crisis.

The Kashmir conflict, explained

Asia

Kashmir: Clashes between rebels and soldiers kills five

Two Indian soldiers and three rebels are reported dead in volatile Kulgam district of Indian-administered Kashmir.

Kashmir: Gunfight between rebels and Indian soldiers kills five

Venezuela

US planes carrying aid for Venezuela land in Colombia

Opposition leader Juan Guaido calls for aid distribution, but President Maduro has refused its entry to Venezuela.

US planes carrying aid for Venezuela land in Colombia

Opinion

What does Iran want in Afghanistan?

Tehran would favour a heterogeneous, if not divided, government in post-withdrawal Afghanistan.

Maysam Behravesh

by Maysam Behravesh

Maysam Behravesh

Myanmar

Peace park shelters Karen hopes to preserve way of life

Salween Peace Park combines self-determination with environmental protection, but central government has yet to sign up.

Karen minority urges 'respect' in Myanmar peace park initiative

Africa

DR Congo ethnic violence kills nearly 900 in a few days: UN

UN rights office says at least 890 people were killed in ethnic violence over a few days in mid-December.

DR Congo ethnic violence kills nearly 900 in a few days: UN

Asia Pacific

Thousands flee clashes between Buddhist group and Myanmar army

UN says 2,500 displaced in Rakhine State, where 2017 military campaign forced over 700,000 Rohingya to flee.

Thousands flee clashes between Buddhist group and Myanmar army

Kashmir

Indian forces kill civilians and rebels in Kashmir

At least seven civilians, three rebels and an Indian soldier killed in India-administered Kashmir's Pulwama.

Indian forces kill civilians and rebels in Kashmir

Witness

Back to Kinshasa: The Fight for Democracy in the DRC

Three young activists put everything on the line to change the political future of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

South Korea

North and South Korea to hold rail reconnection ceremony

The largely symbolic event will take place on December 26 at the Pyongyang-controlled Panmun station, Seoul says.

North and South Korea to hold rail reconnection ceremony