Chinese pressure on the city's government is pushing the situation into dangerous territory.
Look, mum, no hands!
Despite tragedy, two Afghan women explain how they refuse to be cowed by militants from carrying out their work.
What I learned from the crippling gridlock in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Why is the Filipino capital so sensitive?
It is mind-boggling that such an audacious attack should be possible in such a major airport in a major city. What does it say about the state of Karachi, and of Pakistan, that it was able to happen at all?
New non-fiction books by the novelists Arundhati Roy and Rana Dasgupta examine India’s troubled relationship with capitalism and the blurred links between political and business elites.
The events of 4 June 1989 continue to generate new crimes – the crime of remembering, and the crime of forgetting.
The death of a 25-year-old pregnant woman at the hands of her family was not an “honour killing”. It was murder.
The danger now is that myth, not sense, will come to define Thai citizenship in the wake of the army’s latest intervention.
At the peak of its popularity, Mao's bible was the most printed book in the world. It attained the status of a sacred, holy text during the Cultural Revolution, and retains its place among western devotees.
Modi, implicated in a massacre in 2002 while chief minister of Gujarat, has been elected as India’s new prime minister. Is he a dangerous neo-fascist, as some say, or the strongman reformer that this country of 1.2 billion people craves?
As a British citizen, I am ashamed that my government is willing to cosy up to standard-bearers of religious fascism – as long, it seems, as they aren’t Muslim.
On 16 May we'll know the results of the world’s biggest-ever elections – with 814m Indians voting over six weeks. What’s at stake?
The AAP’s leader looks like a cross between Gandhi and Charlie Chaplin and has an unwavering, energetic commitment to his cause.
The Supreme Court in India has issued a new law allowing transgender people to change their gender on official documents to reflect their gender identity – why are so many European countries still several steps behind?
For most of his thirties, Cambodia's brutal dictator worked as a French teacher in Phnom Penh and his students adored him.
In a world where we expect everyone to be accounted for, missing people enter into the realm of fiction.
While the world searches for the plane or theorises about its disappearance, what about the effects on the desperate families and friends waiting for news – and even us?
“What do I do if I'm ugly?”, and other questions.
How can you cope when having your period puts your health at risk? Rose George reports from Nepal and Bangladesh on menstrual taboos.
Despite their low official government salaries, at this week’s National People’s Congress annual meeting, there will be 86 renminbi billionaires and China’s richest politicians have quadrupled their wealth in the past eight years. But is there a right level to set politicians’ pay?
President Nazerbayev doesn't want to rule a "stan" any more. So he's suggesting it become Kazakh Yeli or Kazakhiya.
The Chinese have always made the crossing: historically for trade, more recently for tourism. In May 2013, the North Korean city of Sinuiju opened up to westerners for the first time.
The regime that Washington created in the South, the “good” Korea, was set up and run largely by those who had collaborated with Japan and America.
He crushed his opposition and has nothing to show for it but a country that's falling apart.
The problem isn't just in Afghanistan. 30 per cent of woman suffer violence from an intimate partner, but globally laws do little to protect women at home.
In Aberdeen, outside a takeaway called The Gurkha Kitchen, I met a Bhutanese refugee called Landless. Landless was eager to talk.
It now appears that the story about Kim Jong-Un's uncle being executed by a pack of 120 ravenous dogs can be traced back to a Weibo post by a Chinese satirist.
There are 37 million more men than women in India, and most of them are of marriageable age given the relatively young population. A social time-bomb is now setting off there with terrifying consequences, and until the gang-rape in Dehli a year ago, very