Will ‘Triple Talaq’ reap votes for BJP in Uttar Pradesh (India)?

Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his typical style while addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh raked up triple talaq issue. "What is the fault of my fellow Muslim sisters? A husband picks...

Crushing the intellect: Pakistan’s war on free speech

Crushing the intellect: Pakistan's war on free speech Altaf Khan, University of Peshawar Pakistani authorities have won another battle against free speech. The latest blow is just another consequence of harsh measures taken by Pakistan’s government...

Cow Politics Part 1: Why does it work in India?

If you take the opinion of hundred Indians regarding beef and cow slaughter, you would get diverse reactions. Some would fully support consumption of beef, some would oppose killing of any animal, some would...

Terror strikes Istanbul’s cosmopolitan nightlife district

Turkey has witnessed numerous attacks over the past year which have targeted the country's airports, security forces and civilians at public protests and wedding celebrations. On Sunday, the elite Reina nightclub in Istanbul became the...

Should we worry about Islamism in Indonesia?

Should we worry about Islamism in Indonesia? Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir, University of Melbourne Anxiety about radicalism and religious tolerance in Indonesia have triggered reactionary responses that could be dangerous for the country’s democracy. Joko Widodo’s administration...

Sold into marriage: How Rohingya girls become child brides in Malaysia?

KUALA LUMPUR – The slight girl in a turquoise headscarf held back tears as she recalled what happened when she fled to Malaysia from Myanmar’s violence-hit Rakhine state. Just 12-years-old at the time, she...

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

Yameen Rasheed, age 29, was an outspoken journalist and political satirist who frequently criticised the Government of the Maldives and the country’s trend towards radical Islam on his blog The Daily Panic and on...

Suicide Bombing at Pakistani Court, 14 reported dead

A suicide bomber attacked the court premises in Mardan town of Pakistan, killing 14 people and wounding at least 58 people. Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, an affiliate of Taliban in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for this attack. As...

Aircraft belonging to Indian Air Force gone missing, 29 on board

An aircraft AN-32 belonging to Indian Air Force has gone missing in Bay of Bengal today. The aircraft has 29 on-board including members of Indian Navy and Air Force. The aircraft was headed to Port Blair...

Foreign warplanes waging war in Syria kill more civilians

Suspected airstrikes by coalition waplanes waging war in Syria killed more civilians across the country on Monday and Tuesday, adding to the civilian bodycount from US and Russian strikes. An airstrike likely carried out by...

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