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  1. March 27, 2014

    Boko Haram insurgency affects 3m in northeast Nigeria, says relief agency

    More than a thousand people have been killed in northeast Nigeria since January and at least 3m have been affected by the...

  2. March 21, 2014

    Court annuls Thai election adding to political crisis

    Thailand plunged deeper into its crippling political crisis on Friday, after the constitutional court annulled national...

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  1. March 18, 2014

    Sri Lanka arrests raise fears of authoritarian crackdown

    The arrest of two prominent political activists on terrorism charges has raised concern about creeping authoritarianism in...

  2. March 14, 2014

    Russia blocks websites in crackdown on free speech

    Liberal intellectuals in Russia are warning of a full scale crackdown on free speech and the right to protest, as Moscow...

  3. February 17, 2014

    Georgian conviction of Saakashvili ally raises fears over justice

    Georgia’s former prime minister has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of embezzlement and abuse of office,...

  4. January 24, 2014

    Gay writer brings  hope amid  Africa clampdown

    In the past week, globally renowned Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina has received promises of bottles of whisky, flamboyant...

  5. January 24, 2014

    LGBT youth suffer isolation and intolerance

    When Dan Savage put up a YouTube video in 2010 in reaction to the suicide of Billy Lucas, a teenager in Indiana who was...

  6. The World

    January 21, 2014

    The Syrian regime's killing machine

    Anyone who thought references to the Assads’ “killing machine” in Syria’s civil war was hyperbolic metaphor should read a...

  7. January 15, 2014

    Soldiers, gangs and vigilantes battle for control of Michoacán

    The Mexican government is struggling to re-establish order in the western state of Michoacán, after its offensive to disarm...

  8. January 8, 2014

    Thailand: Collision course

    Nitithorn Lamlua stalks his Bangkok base camp just over the fence from the offices of the prime minister he loathes, his...

  9. January 5, 2014

    Bangladesh general election marred by deaths and opposition boycott

    At least 17 people were killed on Sunday as Bangladeshis voted in a general election marred by violence, arrests and an...

  10. December 21, 2013

    Egypt sends Morsi to trial in third case

    CAIRO, Dec 21 – Egypt’s deposed Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, and 129 others including members of Hamas and Hizbollah,...

  11. December 13, 2013

    Yemen air strike leaves 15 dead

    SANA’A, December 12 – Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was...

  12. December 6, 2013

    Detainee’s family uses film festival to press UAE on free speech

    The family of a US national detained in the United Arab Emirates for uploading a satirical video is calling on celebrities...

  13. November 26, 2013

    Mexico criticised for allowing ‘human rights crisis’ to continue

    Enrique Peña Nieto has been accused by Human Rights Watch of failing to deliver on promises to improve rights in Mexico, and...

  14. November 19, 2013

    Libya: Rule of the gun

    The four-wheel-drive vehicle lacked registration plates and the driver sat behind tinted windows, both violations of the...

  15. October 24, 2013

    Chinese newspaper repeats call for reporter’s release

    A Chinese newspaper that took the unprecedented action of publicly calling on police to release a detained reporter has run...

  16. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    Azerbaijan’s elections: the Aliyev dynasty remains

    Nobody seriously doubted that Ilham Aliyev would be re-elected for a third term as president of Azerbaijan in Wednesday’s...

  17. October 9, 2013

    War in Syria is good business for people smugglers

    Abu Hussein reckons he has brought 1,000 Syrians out of the country and to the Gulf, Europe and elsewhere in the past year....

  18. beyondbrics

    October 6, 2013

    Week ahead: Oct 7-13

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Obama misses out on two high-profile Asia summits, Yum and Cargill report earnings, the...

  19. September 17, 2013

    Syria crisis: Lavrov urges wider probe into chemical weapons

    Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, on Tuesday called for a wider investigation into a chemical weapons attack in the...

  20. September 16, 2013

    UN report offers clues on who carried out attack

    How close does the UN report come to proving that the Assad regime was responsible for the August 21 attacks in eastern...

  21. The World

    September 11, 2013

    Waiting for the UN inspectors

    Why did the Russian government launch its sudden initiative on Monday asking Syria to bring its chemical weapons under...

  22. August 23, 2013

    Putin moves to thwart terrorist threat at Sochi Olympics

    Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has signed a decree creating a special security “prohibited area” designed to thwart...

  23. August 11, 2013

    Sochi residents endure upheaval as city prepares for Olympics

    Over the past year, the three dozen residents of number 5 Akatsia Street in the Russian city of Sochi have been watching the...

  24. July 29, 2013

    Egypt’s interim government must rein in security forces

    For a year, human rights activists urged Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-led government to pursue reform of the country’s...

  25. July 24, 2013

    Barack Obama to meet Vietnam’s president Truong Tan Sang

    President Barack Obama will receive a rare White House visit on Thursday by the president of Vietnam, Truong Tan Sang, in...

  26. July 22, 2013

    Dubai pardons Norwegian woman jailed for extramarital sex

    Dubai has pardoned a Norwegian woman jailed for extramarital sex after reporting an alleged rape as the emirate responds to...

  27. July 16, 2013

    China clampdown hits Ramadan celebrations

    Many Muslims in China’s restive province of Xinjiang are being prevented from celebrating Ramadan because of an increased...

  28. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2013

    Week ahead, July 15-19

    All eyes will be on China’s second quarter GDP figures, to be published early on Monday. Meanwhile, President Thein Sein of...

  29. July 2, 2013

    Hissène Habré, former Chadian dictator, charged with war crimes

    Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré was charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture in a special court in...

  30. June 27, 2013

    Relocation scheme drives Tibetans into poverty

    A huge relocation scheme in Tibetan areas of China has over the past decade forced hundreds of thousands of people to end...

  31. June 24, 2013

    A Sri Lanka summit discredits the Commonwealth

    The world is so busy cheering on the emergence of democracy in Myanmar that it is in danger of averting its eyes from the...

  32. June 9, 2013

    Harsh China court verdict for Nobel laureate’s relative

    A Chinese court has sentenced the brother-in-law of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison, a day after the...

  33. May 29, 2013

    Buddhist mobs in north Myanmar attack Muslim homes for second day

    Buddhist mobs armed with sticks and machetes burnt Muslim homes on Wednesday for a second day in the northern Myanmar city...

  34. May 13, 2013

    Unjust law risks putting Libya on road to renewed tyranny

    Mustafa Abdel Jalil was the guiding light of the Libyan uprising against Col Muammer Gaddafi, overseeing the country’s...

  35. May 11, 2013

    Former Guatemalan leader jailed for genocide

    A Guatemalan court on Friday sentenced a former president to 80 years in prison for acts of genocide and crimes against...

  36. May 7, 2013

    Kremlin officials allege Russian pollsters have foreign links

    An independent Russian polling agency whose research has charted the falling popularity of President Vladimir Putin has been...

  37. May 5, 2013

    Libya’s parliament bans Gaddafi-era officials from government

    Libya’s interim parliament has passed a controversial law banning anyone who held a senior position under Col Muammer...

  38. beyondbrics

    May 3, 2013

    Disney's withdrawal from Bangladesh

    Last week’s tragedy at a nine-storey factory complex in Bangladesh has sparked a long-overdue debate on outsourcing to...

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