Twenty-five years after the demise of the Soviet Union, Russia is consumed by an insatiable desire for recognition as the equal of the USA.
Air traffic control has lost contact with a passenger plane flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board.
A family lost a son and daughter in the Indian Ocean disaster. Ten years on, they may have found them.
India is only just beginning to understand the scale of its sexual violence problem. The public discussion in the wake of the Nirbhaya case has been encouraging, but until it translates into action, little will change.
The conviction rate for rape cases by India’s “untouchable” women stands at 2 per cent, compared to 24 per cent for women in general. However, they are starting to fight back.
Over a hundred people are dead, many of them children. Even in the terror-stricken context of Pakistan, this attack is shocking.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts.
Telling Tales, by Suzanne Moore.
Is the infamously secretive state finally beginning to open up? An art exhibition at the London embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic would seem to suggest it might be.
In recent years the number of private schools catering to Chinese nationals has grown rapidly. A Chinese-owned chain offering a Canadian curriculum dominates, with more than 30 schools across the country.
Jemima Khan writes from Jordan on the Syrian refugee crisis.
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