Violence against women is being used as a weapon of communal hatred, suggesting India should enact the Communal Violence bill, Nilanjana Bhowmick argues.
Umar Lateef Misgar reports on an alleged victim of the policing crackdown in Kashmir: a school teacher who was found tortured to death.
A decade on from the revolution, and after a succession of chaotic governments, is democracy teetering in Tunisia, asks Francesca Ebel?
Media independence in Pakistan is suffering, with the authorities using creative ways to silence journalists. Suddaf Chaudry explains.
The militant women at the centre of India’s thriving secular movement.
Veronique Mistiaen speaks to an Iranian human rights activist currently in hiding.
Aasia Bibi has just been acquitted for blasphemy charges. But Imran Khan’s government has now curtailed her human rights. Jahanzeb Hussain asks, ‘Where is the outrage?’
The UK’s asylum process consistently fails LGBTQI+ asylum seekers, and it’s only set to get worse as the government pushes through its draconian Nationality and Borders Bill. Amy Hall speaks to someone stuck in the system
Almost any Libyan can tell you the story of a relative or friend imprisoned, tortured, exiled or simply disappeared. Zoe Holman profiles this complex country.
Following a national women’s march across Pakistan, Zahwa Shah examines the blow-back from men and the political actors still blocking feminist organizing.
At Persian New Year, Sahar Fahimi speaks to Afghans about the humanitarian crisis tearing through their country.
Hazel Healy investigates the challenges facing 21st century disaster response.
What is at stake in Afrin today is the future of an alternative democratic and multi-cultural Middle East, Dilar Dirik writes.
For Afghans forced to leave their country and flee to Europe there is no place called home, writes Ritu Mahendru.
In Iraq a growing number of women are now doing the dangerous work of removing landmines – previously a male preserve. Adrian Margaret Brune reports.
Our Agony Uncle gives some advice.
Sam Mednick on Burkina Faso’s unfolding humanitarian crisis.
The Covid-19 pandemic may have put Algeria’s revolutionary uprising temporarily on hold, but, as Hamza Hamouchene observes, the will to topple the military regime remains strong.
Ruben Andersson traces the roots of a Freudian fixation.
Another prisoner of conscience falls victim to Pakistan's draconian blasphemy laws.
Branded as terrorists by President Erdoğan’s hardline regime, LGBTQI+ people in Turkey are finding ways to express themselves and build solidarity, writes Tuğçe Özbiçer.
Nilanjana Bhowmick weighs up Modi's chances in the coming elections in India.
For our rising new world leader segment, Richard Swift profiles the Oxford-educated former playboy cricketer, and now, Prime Minister of Pakistan