All together now
By Mary Fitzgerald - 28 May 13:00

<strong>Karaoke: the global phenomenon</strong>

Zhou Xun and Francesca Tarocco<br /><em>Reaktion,

Wide open spaces
By Melissa Katsoulis - 28 May 13:00

<strong>The Cave of the Yellow Dog</strong>

Byambasuren Davaa and Lisa Reisch<br /><em>Virago, 160

Afghan secrets
By Hamida Ghafour - 28 May 13:00

<strong>A Thousand Splendid Suns</strong>

Khaled Hosseini<br /><em>Bloomsbury, 389pp, £16.99</em>

Massacre in Karachi
By Ziauddin Sardar - 28 May 13:00

Ziauddin Sardar has disappeared

Chagos: Dirty tricks and delays
By Robert Bain - 24 May 10:44

A British court again upholds the right of the Chagossian people to live in their homeland four deca

Political purification
By Jeremy Seabrook - 14 May 13:00

Observations on Bangladesh

The outsider
By Liza Dalby - 14 May 13:00

Liza Dalby recalls a visit to Japan's Inland Sea, where island life is less harmonious than you migh

Miliband is the next Clarkson (not)
By Dylan Jones - 14 May 13:00

Asking him if he was running for the leadership was a bit like asking Cameron if he'd taken cocaine.

It could have been me
By William Hague - 14 May 13:00

William Hague on Saw Naing Naing

A politician whose only crime has been daring to speak out in su

Turkey's army and the west's hypocrisy
By Rageh Omaar - 14 May 13:00

A spontaneous demonstration in favour of secularism in Turkey was hailed as a beacon of hope but the

The fine art of becoming rich
By Lindsey Hilsum - 14 May 13:00

How a taste for Chinese painting is making the artists rich

A kiss is still a kiss
By Salil Tripathi - 08 May 13:14

Salil Tripathi attacks the lawyers and judges from 'Indian hick towns' who criticise Shilpa Shetty b

Someone still loves you, Boris
By Artemy Troitsky - 30 April 13:00

Russian 21st-century leaders don't bother to sweat. They either cancel elections or falsify them

A vision of the future
By Hugh Barnes - 30 April 13:00

China's multimillion-dollar port scheme in Baluchistan gives it a foothold in the Middle East that i

Pakistan: The Taliban takeover
By Ziauddin Sardar - 30 April 13:00

Pakistan is reverberating with the call of jihad. Taliban-style militias are spreading rapidly out f

Free software, free speech
By Mike Butcher - 27 April 11:33

An pro-open source protester is arrested during a Bill Gates speech in China

The terror of self-satisfaction
By Ziauddin Sardar - 23 April 13:00

What goes on in the mind of a jihadi?

Maoists who moved on
By Gareth Thomas - 23 April 13:00

Observations on Nepal

Perfect cultural harmony
By Lindsey Hilsum - 16 April 13:00

China's love/hate relationship with Western culture

Horsemen to the rescue
By Sorrel Neuss - 16 April 13:00

Observations on Kyrgyzstan

The new is insistent but the old persists
By Sharmistha Mohanty - 16 April 13:00

Change is constantly perceptible in Bombay. But what is change, if it means you are no longer necess

Counting the cost
By Tim Whewell - 16 April 13:00

<strong>A Russian Diary</strong>

Anna Politkovskaya <em>Harvill Secker, 272pp, £17.99</em>


Recipe for success
By Sholto Byrnes - 02 April 13:00

Sholto Byrnes celebrates 50 years of Malaysian independence with a rather special banquet

Plant a tree - then import illegal timber
By Lindsey Hilsum - 02 April 13:00

The paradox of China's policy to combat deforestation

Fear and loving
By Natasha Tripney - 26 March 13:00

<strong>A Golden Age</strong>

Tahmima Anam <em>John Murray, 288pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0719560098

My new friend, the foreign minister
By Lindsey Hilsum - 19 March 12:00

How this Western journalist inadvertently helped the Chinese government

A state with no intention of withering away
By Lindsey Hilsum - 05 March 12:00

China's Communist Party is determined to remain in power

Our failure in Afghanistan
By Jason Burke - 26 February 12:00

Western leaders have not been realistic about what "winning" means. On the ground, it's clear that

North Korea: survival means slavery
By Lindsey Hilsum - 26 February 12:00

Many North Koreans are so desperate to escape the country that they are prepared to risk their lives

Grains of hope
By Elinor Goodman - 19 February 12:00

Elinor Goodman leaves the tourist trail to find hardship and resilience in India's Rajasthan Desert