Military planes bomb ISIS targets in Marawi City, Philippines

ILIGAN CITY – Military aircrafts on Saturday continue to bomb enemy targets in Marawi City where jihadists were holed out as security forces battled ISIS-affiliate Maute group and their armed supporters fighting for the...

Bilkis Banu Case: The Prolonged Trail & Half Justice

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A tribute to Yameen Rasheed – and a Call for Justice and Accountability in...

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Pakistan’s outdated blasphemy laws are not fit for the 21st century

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Should we worry about Islamism in Indonesia?

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The Murder of Mohsin: No Justice, No Compensation #JusticeForMohsin

On the night of June 2nd 2014, 24 year old Mohsin was beaten to death by a mob of around 40 people in Hadapsar, Pune. “Mohsin did not die because of any stone pelting; rather,...

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How does one move on with all this deep, searing pain over the mob lynching of a body that bore a beautiful heart and a precious mind? And with our senses still reeling, we...

Indian Court Sentences 2 Islamic State Recruiters to 7 Years Prison in a first...

In the first convictions in India of suspects linked to Islamic State (IS), a local court on Friday sentenced two men to seven years each in prison for raising funds and recruiting for the...

Philippines ready to invade Abu Sayyaf island stronghold

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte today warned he might “invade” an island stronghold of the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf to “finish the game” – following a thwarted attempt by the group to kidnap tourists on...

Jakarta governor election results in a victory for prejudice over pluralism

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