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

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Pakistan’s under-threat minorities have found their voice. But will the state listen?

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

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Blasts at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine kill over 70, ISIS takes responsibility

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How Jakarta’s first Chinese Indonesian governor became an easy target for radical Islamic groups?

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Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya issue’ is a regional refugee crisis – ASEAN must intervene

Myanmar’s 'Rohingya issue' is a regional refugee crisis – ASEAN must intervene DB Subedi, University of New England In June 2012, communal riots between Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists first erupted in the state of...

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...

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...

Survey reveals Hindi journalists not much aware of Kashmir issue

New Delhi: Not to speak of the common citizens of India, even a vital section of the journalists has no thorough and objective idea about the Article-370 of the Constitution, which details the special...

Deconstructing Yogi’s Beef politics

The crackdown on illegal abattoirs was one of the first decisions taken by Yogi Adityanath soon after taking over as Chief Minister of the most populous and politically crucial state of the country following...

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