South and Central Asia

Animal-human conflict on the rise in India
Sign warning about elephants crossing
Unreported world

Animal-human conflict on the rise in India

Report says coexistence with wild animals in India is ‘reaching the threshold of tolerance’
15 Jun 2022
Why has Hong Kong dropped its Tiananmen memorial?
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In Depth

Why has Hong Kong dropped its Tiananmen memorial?

Event pulled for first time in 30 years over fears it breaches national security law
27 May 2022
Can North Korea control a major Covid outbreak?
Kim Jong-un removes his face mask after announcing North Korea’s first official Covid case
Unreported world

Can North Korea control a major Covid outbreak?

Notoriously secretive state ‘on verge of catastrophe’
18 May 2022
Polygamy, fish protests and tipping
Indian protestors shout anti-government slogans during a protest against rape in New Delhi on January 2, 2013.The family of an Indian gang-rape victim said that they would not rest until her
Podcasts

Polygamy, fish protests and tipping

Why is India changing its marriage laws? What led French and British fishermen to join forces? And who really benefits from the tips we leave?
13 May 2022
India’s heatwave pushing limits of endurance
People rest in the shade under a bridge
Global lens

India’s heatwave pushing limits of endurance

Dozens are thought to have died, schools have been forced to close and taps have run dry
12 May 2022
The return of the Marcos clan
Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr with fireworks behind him
Global lens

The return of the Marcos clan

Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr is the clear favourite to win next week’s election
6 May 2022
Sri Lanka: a nation on the brink
A crowd of protesters
Global lens

Sri Lanka: a nation on the brink

The country is only a few more ‘bad decisions’ away from disaster
29 Apr 2022

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The rise and fall of Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi
Profile

The rise and fall of Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner sentenced to five years for corruption
27 Apr 2022
Imran Khan and the poisonous legacy of the ‘Trump of Pakistan’
Imran Khan on stage
Global lens

Imran Khan and the poisonous legacy of the ‘Trump of Pakistan’

Ousted PM became a populist ‘cult leader’ who is ‘hero-worshipped’ by many
22 Apr 2022
Sri Lanka, second homes and Siri
Sri Lankan troops
Podcasts

Sri Lanka, second homes and Siri

Is Sri Lanka’s latest crisis a warning for the rest of the world? Are second-home owners facing a revolt in Cornwall? And why do most digital assistan…
8 Apr 2022
Afghanistan, Florida and Northern Ireland
Taliban fighters
Podcasts

Afghanistan, Florida and Northern Ireland

Can the World Bank set the Taliban straight? Why is Florida saying ‘don’t say gay’? And what can we learn from the last trials of the Troubles?
1 Apr 2022
Where are the Chagos Islands and why are they under dispute?
Chagos Islands
In Depth

Where are the Chagos Islands and why are they under dispute?

Islanders are still fighting to go back 50 years after they were forcibly removed by Britain
24 Mar 2022
Why India won’t condemn Russia
Students demonstrate against the invasion of Ukraine in Bangalore, India
Getting to grips with . . .

Why India won’t condemn Russia

History and political expediency combine in Narendra Modi’s muted response
4 Mar 2022
‘Playing with fire’: how increasing hate speech threatens India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a campaign rally in Kolkata, India
In Depth

‘Playing with fire’: how increasing hate speech threatens India

Narendra Modi’s government accused of ‘encouraging hatred’ of minority groups
9 Feb 2022
Saudi Arabia and Thailand settle 30-year jewel theft dispute
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha
Stranger than fiction

Saudi Arabia and Thailand settle 30-year jewel theft dispute

Two countries to appoint ambassadors for the first time since 1989
28 Jan 2022
Why Kazakhstan protests sparked ‘colour revolution’ fears
Protestors take to the streets in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Kazakhstan protests sparked ‘colour revolution’ fears

Russian-led military bloc to start withdrawing troops as detentions near 10,000
12 Jan 2022
The effort to extinguish Turkmenistan’s ‘Gateway to Hell’
The 70m-wide ‘Gateway to Hell’ in the Karakum desert
Why we’re talking about . . .

The effort to extinguish Turkmenistan’s ‘Gateway to Hell’

Natural gas crater in the Karakum desert has burned for five decades
10 Jan 2022
The potential fallout if Kazakhstan becomes Russia’s next Ukraine
Security forces on the streets in Almaty, Kazakhstan
In Depth

The potential fallout if Kazakhstan becomes Russia’s next Ukraine

Moscow deploys troops as clashes turn deadly in former Soviet state
6 Jan 2022
India braces for Omicron ‘tsunami’
Beds being fitted in a temporary Covid-19 care centre in Mumbai, India
In Depth

India braces for Omicron ‘tsunami’

Curfews announced in Delhi and Mumbai as Covid-19 cases surge across the country
6 Jan 2022
Everything we know so far about Kazakhstan’s state of emergency
Protestors circle a car in Almaty, Kazakhstan
In Depth

Everything we know so far about Kazakhstan’s state of emergency

Government forced to resign amid protests over fuel prices
5 Jan 2022
China ‘bribing’ locals to move into disputed Indian border region
A Chinese and an Indian border guard at the Nathu La crossing
Unreported world

China ‘bribing’ locals to move into disputed Indian border region

Building of villages replicates tactics used in South China Sea, experts warn
15 Nov 2021
Nagorno-Karabakh ‘laced with mines’ one year on from ceasefire
The aftermath of shelling in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh
Global lens

Nagorno-Karabakh ‘laced with mines’ one year on from ceasefire

‘War wounds’ still open as Armenia and Azerbaijan mark first anniversary of deadly conflict
10 Nov 2021
Is India ‘beating’ Covid – or facing a deadly third wave?
India Covid
In Depth

Is India ‘beating’ Covid – or facing a deadly third wave?

Hopes that virus has ‘exhausted itself’ challenged by experts as vaccine drive stalls
9 Nov 2021
India facing US pressure to restart vaccine exports
A man receives his Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi, India
Between the lines

India facing US pressure to restart vaccine exports

Narendra Modi facing calls from Joe Biden to provide much-needed jabs to developing countries
15 Sep 2021
Child deaths on the rise as Indonesia grapples with rapid Covid-19 surge
Two children stand as their relatives pray by an ambulance in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
In Depth

Child deaths on the rise as Indonesia grapples with rapid Covid-19 surge

Hospitals struggle as senior paediatrician says cases rising rapidly among minors
27 Jul 2021
India’s true Covid death toll ‘in the millions’, says new study
Funeral pyres burning in New Delhi, India
In Depth

India’s true Covid death toll ‘in the millions’, says new study

New study findings fuel claims that government is deliberately under-reporting pandemic fatalities
20 Jul 2021
Are Chinese vaccines to blame for Asia’s rising Covid crisis?
Medical staff administer Covid vaccines in Bangkok, Thailand
In Depth

Are Chinese vaccines to blame for Asia’s rising Covid crisis?

Malaysia to phase out Sinovac jab amid growing concern over its efficacy
19 Jul 2021
Indonesia overtakes India as Asia’s Covid epicentre
Grave diggers bury a coffin in Semarang, Java
In Depth

Indonesia overtakes India as Asia’s Covid epicentre

Rapid spread of highly infectious Delta variant triggers hospital bed and oxygen shortages
15 Jul 2021
Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?
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The latest on . . .

Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?

Facebook, Twitter and Google threaten to leave over proposed data legislation
6 Jul 2021
Why Myanmar may be heading for a full-scale civil war
An anti-coup protestor aims an improvised weapon in Yangon, Myanmar
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Myanmar may be heading for a full-scale civil war

Civilian death toll rises as military battles anti-coup resistance groups
6 Jul 2021
Kim Jong Un sacks North Korean officials over ‘huge crisis’ in Covid battle
Kim Jong-un addresses a meeting of the Politburo.
Unreported world

Kim Jong Un sacks North Korean officials over ‘huge crisis’ in Covid battle

Hermit state’s leader accuses politburo members of endangering ‘safety of the country and its people’
30 Jun 2021
What we know about Vietnam’s ‘very dangerous’ coronavirus variant
People wear face masks while shopping in Hanoi
Getting to grips with . . .

What we know about Vietnam’s ‘very dangerous’ coronavirus variant

WHO investigates new strain, prompting calls to add Southeast Asian nation to red list
2 Jun 2021
Black market scammers cash in on India’s coronavirus crisis
A relative sits with her family member in a hospital in Rajasthan, India
The latest on . . .

Black market scammers cash in on India’s coronavirus crisis

Desperate families being duped with fake medicines and promises of access to hospital beds and funeral services
18 May 2021
Record Pakistan infections prompt fears it is next coronavirus ‘timebomb’
Health workers take a nasal swab from a boy in Karachi
Global lens

Record Pakistan infections prompt fears it is next coronavirus ‘timebomb’

Hospitals overflowing with patients as concern rises that Indian ’double mutation’ is spreading freely
28 Apr 2021
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