Hit by pellets while recovering from bullet injuries: How Ashraf Wani’s life was crippled...

In July 2016, the encounter of Burhan Wani saw Kashmir valley erupt in protests. Over the next few months, security forces shot dead over 100 civilians and left over a thousand injured during protests...

King Salman starts historic visit to Indonesia; meets President Widodo

Jakarta (IINA) – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Indonesian President Joko Widodo held official talks at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. King Salman...

Deadly blasts at Sufi Shrine at Pakistan, 45 Dead, 100+ Injured

Islamic State has conducted deadly blasts at Sufi Shrine of Shah Noorani in Khuzdar district, some 760 km south of provincial capital Quetta, Pakistan. Locals were participating in the Sufi dance ritual called "dhamaal" when...

International #EqualPayDay: Middle East ranks ‘last’ on gender equality

Women in the Middle East have faced patriarchal prejudice and deeply-rooted discrimination in efforts to bridge the gender chasm and improve female participation in public life. But unequal legislation, social and religious restrictions and countless...

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...

Why Narendra Modi is Silent on 2.3 million abandoned wives in India?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has abandoned his wife for last 43 years. That is one statistic from amongst the current 2.3 million wives in India who have been abandoned by their husbands. An...

Who are Syria’s White Helmets, and why are they so controversial?

Who are Syria's White Helmets, and why are they so controversial? Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham A young man, wearing a white helmet and a distinctive yellow-and-blue badge on his arm, digs for four hours in...

What escalating Kashmir attacks tell us about Modi’s changing foreign policy

What escalating Kashmir attacks tell us about Modi’s changing foreign policy Priya Chacko, University of Adelaide Simmering tensions between India and Pakistan in the disputed state of Kashmir appear to have flared up again with an...

Why Muslims can never surrender their claim on Babri Masjid?

It was not merely a communal insurgency, which claimed hundreds of innocent Muslim lives across India; rather it was a big blow to Muslims religious identity. It was also a blatant attack on the...

Mass killing in Japan Leaves 19 Dead, Attacker Arrested

19 people have been reported killed in a deadly knife attack. From the initial reports, it appears that, the attacker acted alone. The attack happened at residential care facility for disabled in Sagamihara, about 40 kilometres...

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