In its desire to become a superpower, India is rushing towards tyranny. Real power now lies with a c
The Ayodhya verdict: not as satisfactory as it seems
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, talks to Ian Williams about his critics, Israel and the chall
At its first conference for a generation, the ruling Workers Party is expected to anoint Kim Jong-il
Negotiating with North Korea was never simple — but as threats of confrontation with the South ease,
Arundhati Roy’s searing indictment of modern India continues.
A powerful indictment of Indian democracy by the Booker Prize-winning novelist and activist.
Kosuke Tsuneoka claims he was captured by a 'corrupt military faction'.
Sumo training centres will be equipped with iPads to improve communication between sumo wrestlers an
Across this ex-Soviet belt, women are being kidnapped and forced into marriage. How has such a custo
Next year, Pakistan will celebrate the centenary of its premier Urdu poet, Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-84).
The vision of Pakistan’s founding father was a land of many faiths and cultures united in a common p
Pakistan offered shelter to Kashmir’s dispossessed Muslims as they fled sectarian violence. But with
The floods destroying Pakistan’s infrastructure are against a backdrop of corruption, impunity at th
The Pakistani state has a long history of nurturing
jihadis as a means of dominating Afghanistan a
You've moved around a lot. Has that had an effect on your fiction?
“David Cameron should not have owned Tony Blair’s war”
Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, said on a recent trip to Pakistan to visit flood-ravaged towns and villages: ''In the past, I have witnessed many natural disasters around the world, but nothing like this." D
North Korea opens Twitter and YouTube accounts as the propaganda war moves online.
China, driven by a desire for prestige and its own Nobel laureates, could soon lead the world in sci
Punjab and Sindh provinces are feeling the full effects of the over-flowing Indus River as Monsoon d
Up until 2005, Indonesia seemed sure to succumb to a wave of Islamist terror. But, in the post-Suhar
With Pakistan's government unable to cope, Islamic groups both mainstream and extreme have filled th
Never forget: the terrifying normality of Comrade Duch -- by the prisoner who survived.
You've been writing about Burma for many years. What first attracted you to the country?
Harsh words sparked by planned US military exercises.
A firefighter drowns while trying to clean up a spill -- this one in Dalian, China.