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Communal violence incited by ultra-nationalist Buddhist group Ma Ba Tha has destroyed Rohingya homes and villages in Rakhine

Communal violence incited by the ultra-nationalist Buddhist hardliner group Ma Ba Tha has taken lives and destroyed entire Rohingya villages in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Myanmar's Lady
of the Lake, but
sans paddle

LARRY JAGAN
YANGON

A lack of clear vision and policy has becalmed the new Myanmar government – and the country – as ultra-nationalist Buddhist ire against Muslims adds further stress on the social fabric. more…

Modi tours more spin than substance

Too many junkets? Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Modi's list of foreign friends is growing. Now the electorate wants results

SHASHI THAROOR
NEW DELHI

With 21 trips in two years to 39 countries, the Indian prime minister has set a blinding pace on travel handshakes. more…

Pakistan - A State
in Denial

Calibrated hostility at the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan

Calibrated hostility at the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan

B G VERGHESE
NEW DELHI

Kashmir is not the core issue in the India-Pakistan 'stalemate'. Pakistan’s lack of identity is, says a book with slew of facts. more…

In Hong Kong, divided we march

Protestors decry Mainland involvement in the abduction of Hong Kong booksellers who were missing for months

HK protests over Mainland involvement in missing booksellers issue

STEPHEN VINES
HONG KONG

A chilling bookseller mystery, and an unpopular chief executive make for an incendiary mix of ‘localism’ and confusion. more…

War and peace in Asia, and solutions

Pakistani sentry guards a post near the Siachen Glacier

Pakistani sentry guards a post near the Siachen Glacier

JOHN ANDREWS,
LONDON

A new book by John Andrews, examines flashpoints around the world. Some excerpts on India and China. more…

If the money's right

How much do world leaders get paid to shake hands and smile on TV? Quite a bit, it turns out, but not if you're at the helm of the world's most populated country. Read more

Guns and oil in China Sea

The disputed waters of the China Sea have seen their share of conflict, with growing tensions and clashes involving China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan. Read more

Virulent viruses sweep Asia

Asian outbreaks of Avian influenza (H7N9) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have left hundred ill and the death toll rising. Read more

Two degrees between life and death

Warming oceans are changing our environment permanently - polar bear on ice floe

Warming oceans and stranded polar bear. A two degree shift spells disaster

GRAEME MAXTON,
SINGAPORE

Donning bikinis is rather pointless if life grinds to halt. A 1°C rise takes our planet back 10 million years in global history. more…

Once bitten twice shy

As fears of the emerging Zika virus mount, nations race to protect their own. See world opinion

Samsonite in a snit

US airport screening delays cost passengers flights and bags. Here's where all that missing stuff goes. more…