The “Mother of All Bombs” Killed ISIS Fighters—But Poor Afghan Farmers Now Deal With...

When Spogmai Akseer heard the news of Thursday’s bombing of the region where she was born in southeast Afghanistan, she immediately thought of her young cousins. They still live in Nangarhar province, where her...

Indian Government has enforced Interest-based Economy on all Citizens, Muslim Scholars remain silent

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Crushing the intellect: Pakistan’s war on free speech

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Growing intolerance is threatening free inquiry and open debate in India’s universities

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Ajmer blast verdict vs Saibaba’s trial: Islamaphobic Double standards of the Judiciary detrimental to...

The special court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that was hearing the Ajmer Dargah blast case pronounced its judgement on March 8. As expected, the main accused in the case Swami Aseemananda was...

Victim blaming and misogyny in Maldives

Aishath Mohamed, a 25-year-old woman from the island of Kulhudhufushi in Haa Dhaal atoll, recalls her first visit to the capital. She was 12 years old, excited to compete in the national Quran recital...

149 Indonesians Deported from Turkey for attempting to join Islamic State

Turkey has deported 149 Indonesians since the start of the year on suspicion of trying to cross into Syria to join Islamic State, according to Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The figure includes 12 citizens...

Banishing refugees to a flood-prone island will not solve Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee crisis

Banishing refugees to a flood-prone island will not solve Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee crisis Ashraful Azad, University of Chittagong Hundreds of hard-line Buddhist monks in Myanmar protested on March 19 against a proposal to grant citizenship to...

History and Nature of Ayodhya Dispute

In a surprise development, the Supreme Court of India on 21st March 2017 urged the rival parties in the Ram Janamabhoomi – Babri Masjid (RJBM) case to negotiate and resolve the dispute in a...

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...

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