By Nilpa Shah - 09 September 12:42
A rising value of the yen and global problems has resulted in the contraction of the Japanese econom
By Angus Stickler and Kate Clark - 01 September 8:23
In Afghanistan, British forces hand over prisoners with only flimsy guarantees they will not be abus
By Kapil Komireddi - 29 August 11:52
In response to a series of corruption scandals, the country's citizens are mounting a revolution for
By Jonathan Margolis - 15 August 1:00
Baidu is the search engine of choice for 85 per cent of China’s net users. But what kind of window on the world is it when it claims Tiananmen Square is nothing more than a tourist attraction?
By Samira Shackle - 08 August 1:00
Why the religious persecution of minorities in Pakistan is getting worse.
By Jon Bernstein - 25 July 8:31
Part Las Vegas and part 1990s Silicon Valley, the hi-tech hubs are fuelling India’s growth.
By Siddhartha Deb - 22 July 17:00
A new religiosity has given voice to the fight against cronyism, led by a preacher with his own Scot
By Sophie Elmhirst - 21 July 10:31
After winning the Booker Prize in 1997, Arundhati Roy could have been a “pretty lady who wrote a boo
By Samira Shackle - 21 July 10:29
“Art films give me status, but Bollywood films give me a living”
By Patrick French - 21 July 10:24
Since the rise of the Gandhis, political influence in India has been hereditary. But while parliamen
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 18 July 1:00
In both your Booker-winning debut, The White Tiger, and new book, Last Man in Tower, you analyse the depredations of India's dash for growth. Is that how you see it?
By Angela Saini - 18 July 1:00
Many Indians prefer mobile phones to computer screens for accessing the internet, causing a huge sur
By Samira Shackle - 12 July 13:17
Ahmad Wali Karzai's alleged corruption was embarrassing for Nato, but his assassination is a big boo
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 July 12:48
Since the US/UK invasion in 2001, 374 British service personnel have been killed in Afghanistan. The
By Michael Semple - 07 July 12:48
The Taliban are just one faction in a long civil war which, thanks to international intervention, se
By Roy Starrs - 07 July 12:48
Foreign observers have long been baffled by Japan’s self-discipline in the face of multiple disaster
By Catriona Luke - 22 June 12:31
"Just spoke with ████ from the ISI. He tells me that ███&#
By Duncan Robinson - 21 June 13:37
The former BBC radio DJ was a "lifeline" for the Burmese pro-democracy campaigner when she was under
By Peter Tatchell - 17 June 15:25
The University of London’s collusion with the ex-dictator and alleged war criminal is shameful.
By Rowan Williams - 17 June 8:25
The Foreign Secretary believes Britain abroad must temper idealism with pragmatism. The Archbishop o
By Alice Miles - 02 June 9:24
Obama in Britain, the Queen in Ireland, Kate and Wills in Canada. The news value of such “events” li
By Sophie Elmhirst - 26 May 13:18
“China is much better, more open, but also rediscovering its roots”
By Rebecca Barber - 19 May 17:13
The Afghan people were promised a country where human rights are respected and protected. We cannot
By Duncan Robinson - 13 May 18:01
We laugh at Ramzan Kadyrov just as we laughed at Gaddafi – until he started killing his own people.
By Olivier Roy - 12 May 13:31
With the killing of Bin Laden in Abbottabad, al-Qaeda is as good as dead. This was never a mass move
By Staff blogger - 12 May 13:31
Obama now has the political cover necessary to order an accelerated withdrawal from Afghanistan.