The lost lion of Kabul
By Lucy Morgan Edwards - 10 November 15:06

In 2000, after the flight of the mullahs, one Pashtun warlord offered a viable way of uniting the fa

Turkey earthquake footage
By Alice Gribbin - 10 November 8:43

Second powerful earthquake in less than a month has struck eastern Turkey, killing at least seven pe

Imran Khan: "I hate US policy, not Americans"
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 November 10:59

The cricketer Imran Khan is now one of Pakistan’s most prominent politicians, says Mehdi Hasan.

Britain, Pakistan and British Pakistanis
By Anwar Akhtar - 07 November 11:44

The final in a series of events by The Samosa with the RSA and City University London.

The shifting of the guard
By Peter Popham - 17 October 1:00

In Burma, where all meaningful progress towards democracy seemed to have stalled, signs of change fr

What is China up to in Africa?
By Sella Oneko - 09 October 13:09

A new documentary tries to find out.

What next for the women of Afghanistan?
By Sella Oneko - 07 October 17:50

Ten years on from the invasion of Afghanistan, MP and presidential hopeful Fawzia Koofi discusses wo

50 People Who Matter 2011 | 3. Ai Wei Wei
By Staff blogger - 26 September 1:00

Sunflower seditionary.

50 People Who Matter 2011 | 44. Robin Li
By Staff blogger - 26 September 1:00

Baidu behemoth.

50 People Who Matter 2011 | 8. Liang Guanglie
By Staff blogger - 26 September 1:00

Great warrior of China

What value do you place on the life of a missing woman? Laurie Penny on gendercide.
By Laurie Penny - 22 September 13:42

The selective abortion of female foetuses tends to reflect the esteem in which women are held in society.

After the dictators
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 September 1:00

Want to know what will happen in the Arab world after the fall of despots such as Gaddafi and Mubara

Japan's economy weaker than estimated
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

Special investigation: a charter for torture
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

India's assault on democracy
By Kapil Komireddi - 29 August 11:52

In response to a series of corruption scandals, the country's citizens are mounting a revolution for

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 22 August 1:00

1. Europe

The Chinese Google
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?

Extreme injustice — a legal mandate for bigotry
By Samira Shackle - 08 August 1:00

Why the religious persecution of minorities in Pakistan is getting worse.

Letter from Bangalore — Temples to innovation
By Jon Bernstein - 25 July 8:31

Part Las Vegas and part 1990s Silicon Valley, the hi-tech hubs are fuelling India’s growth.

Gurus of the marketplace
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

Arundhati Roy — “Every day, one is insulted in India”
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

The NS Interview: Om Puri, actor
By Samira Shackle - 21 July 10:29

“Art films give me status, but Bollywood films give me a living”

Indian sisters are doing it for themselves
By Patrick French - 21 July 10:24

Since the rise of the Gandhis, political influence in India has been hereditary. But while parliamen

The Books Interview: Aravind Adiga
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?

It's good to talk
By Angela Saini - 18 July 1:00

Many Indians prefer mobile phones to computer screens for accessing the internet, causing a huge sur

Hamid Karzai's brother shot dead at his house
By Samira Shackle - 12 July 13:17

Ahmad Wali Karzai's alleged corruption was embarrassing for Nato, but his assassination is a big boo

Cannon fodder of the Afghan killing fields: Mehdi Hasan on British casualites
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 July 12:48

Since the US/UK invasion in 2001, 374 British service personnel have been killed in Afghanistan.