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
A short lesson in the art of mistranslating names into Chinese.
A Kumari, or living goddess, in Nepal, has spoken out about what it's like to be worshiped and then return to life as a mere mortal.
Air pollution is killing millions, and the government has responded by confiscating 500 illegal barbecues.
Young British people are choosing to emigrate to China, armed with strategies for chasing success. Why?
Regular blood transfusions and five-year-olds doing "adorable" things aimed to help the North Korean dictator become the world's oldest man.
Most Chinese people go looking for sales. Christopher Beam went looking for love.
MasterCard and Visa have already entered the country, together with multinationals such as Nestle, CocaCola, Uniliver, Total and Suzuki.
Shinzo Abe’s first, brief premiership ended in disaster. Yet now, recovered from debilitating illness, the conservative nationalist is back in power and, emboldened by “Abenomics”, is determined to revitalise Japan after many years of decline.
Six months on from the disaster that killed over 1,100 workers, Primark is the only brand to have offered victims compensation.
Several reports released this week are adding pressure on the US to disclose information about its deadly drone programme and civilian casualties.
Does North Korea's anger at Switzerland's refusal to supply ski lifts for the country's first luxury ski resort suggest that stricter sanctions could work?
The government has done little more than to satisfy the emotional sense of injustice, and hush up the masses temporarily while shying away from the bigger issue: how to prevent the crimes?