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The 24 November attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai peninsula is the largest instance of mass violence in a region that has been burning for long.
Cotton farmers in western India's Marathwada region have seen a steady rise in input costs – seeds, fertilisers, electricity, water – but profits remain poor in the absence of state support, forcing many to abandon this ‘cash’ crop.
In undertaking a reckless purge of a trusted party loyalist, Zimbabwe's First Family has triggered its own undoing.
The Widodo government in Indonesia is using its strong state apparatus to suppress an extremist form of Islamic popular thought in the country.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is facing a crisis of ideological reconciliation in a badly compromised party machinery.
Women, especially mothers, hold a distinguished social position within the spectrum of pro-democracy political activism. The Arab Spring in Egypt was a solid marker of this.
The US President will hopefully realise the folly of isolating Iran and equating it with North Korea. In a situation otherwise, he risks annoying a number of his allies.
The pattern of persecution of the Rohingya Muslims goes back to 1948, the year when Burma achieved independence from its British colonisers.
The arrest of a prominent peasant leader on charges of sedition is fuelling a new round of ethno-nationalistic sentiments in the restive northeast Indian state of Assam.
A fusion of institutional commonalities and realist geopolitics drives Prime Minister Narendra Modi to back Aung San Suu Kyi over the Rakhine crisis.