Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize
By Caroline Crampton - 08 October 11:46

Jailed Chinese pro-democracy activist is honoured in spite of Beijing's criticisms

Everything is broken
By Arundhati Roy - 05 October 9:13

In its desire to become a superpower, India is rushing towards tyranny. Real power now lies with a c

Can you have faith in the law when the law bows to faith?
By Sholto Byrnes - 01 October 10:49

The Ayodhya verdict: not as satisfactory as it seems

The man with the world on his shoulders
By Ian Williams - 27 September 12:04

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, talks to Ian Williams about his critics, Israel and the chall

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 24 September 12:35

West Bank: freeze

50 People Who Matter 2010 | 7. Ashfaq Kayani
By New Statesman - 21 September 11:53

Fighting chance.

North Korea announces leadership summit
By New Statesman - 21 September 11:12

At its first conference for a generation, the ruling Workers Party is expected to anoint Kim Jong-il

Dear Leader’s big moment for détente?
By Isabel Hilton - 21 September 9:07

Negotiating with North Korea was never simple — but as threats of confrontation with the South ease,

The crisis of Indian democracy (part 2)
By Arundhati Roy - 11 September 10:26

Arundhati Roy’s searing indictment of modern India continues.

Exclusive essay: India in crisis
By Arundhati Roy - 11 September 10:25

A powerful indictment of Indian democracy by the Booker Prize-winning novelist and activist.

Freed Japanese journalist says Taliban did not kidnap him
By New Statesman - 07 September 12:56

Kosuke Tsuneoka claims he was captured by a 'corrupt military faction'.

iPad to help sumo wrestlers communicate better
By New Statesman - 27 August 11:18

Sumo training centres will be equipped with iPads to improve communication between sumo wrestlers an

Bride and Prejudice: the stolen wives of Muslim central Asia
By Tom Phillips - 24 August 12:05

Across this ex-Soviet belt, women are being kidnapped and forced into marriage. How has such a custo

The language of love
By Shahrukh Husain - 23 August 8:53

Next year, Pakistan will celebrate the centenary of its premier Urdu poet, Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-84).

Jinnah — he had a dream
By Akbar Ahmed - 23 August 8:53

The vision of Pakistan’s founding father was a land of many faiths and cultures united in a common p

Crossing the Line of Control
By Issam Ahmed - 23 August 8:52

Pakistan offered shelter to Kashmir’s dispossessed Muslims as they fled sectarian violence. But with

Nation on the verge of a nervous breakdown
By Fatima Bhutto - 23 August 8:52

The floods destroying Pakistan’s infrastructure are against a backdrop of corruption, impunity at th

The military and the mullahs
By William Dalrymple - 23 August 8:49

The Pakistani state has a long history of nurturing
jihadis as a means of dominating Afghanistan a

The Books Interview: Mohsin Hamid
By Samira Shackle - 20 August 12:56

You've moved around a lot. Has that had an effect on your fiction?

The NS Interview: Imran Khan
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 August 11:49

“David Cameron should not have owned Tony Blair’s war”

Leader: Pakistan — the laboratory for world destruction
By Staff blogger - 19 August 8:16

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 takes on social media
By New Statesman - 17 August 18:03

North Korea opens Twitter and YouTube accounts as the propaganda war moves online.

The spark rises in the east
By Michael Brooks - 16 August 9:13

China, driven by a desire for prestige and its own Nobel laureates, could soon lead the world in sci

Indus River floods increase Pakistan's woes
By New Statesman - 12 August 9:53

Punjab and Sindh provinces are feeling the full effects of the over-flowing Indus River as Monsoon d

One nation undivided under God
By Sholto Byrnes - 09 August 9:20

Up until 2005, Indonesia seemed sure to succumb to a wave of Islamist terror. But, in the post-Suhar

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 05 August 0:36

With Pakistan's government unable to cope, Islamic groups both mainstream and extreme have filled th

The ordinary man who became the Khmer Rouge’s jailer
By Sholto Byrnes - 26 July 16:48

Never forget: the terrifying normality of Comrade Duch -- by the prisoner who survived.

The Books Interview: Emma Larkin
By Samira Shackle - 26 July 9:00

You've been writing about Burma for many years. What first attracted you to the country?

North Korea threatens nuclear “sacred war”
By Staff blogger - 24 July 13:06

Harsh words sparked by planned US military exercises.

The other oil spill
By Caroline Crampton - 23 July 14:21

A firefighter drowns while trying to clean up a spill -- this one in Dalian, China.