An Amnesty International India report on Indian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia calls attention to their vulnerability to abuse and exploitative recruitment practices and the lack of an emigration law that guarantees them certain basic rights. By R. KRISHNAKUMAR
U.S. Marshals openly violate Maldivian laws to “arrest” a Russian tourist in Male airport and fly him to Guam, where he is charged with hacking and credit card fraud. By R.K. RADHAKRISHNAN
An election process marked by malpractices by all parties and the possibility of the Taliban’s return to share power make the future of Afghanistan bleak. By JOHN CHERIAN
THE visit to Bangladesh by India’s new External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, came amid speculation that the change of regime in Indi...
People in Gaza are gripped by fear, the streets are empty and the shops are closed as the Israeli offensive continues unabated. By VIJAY PRASHAD
Brainwashed by Islamist propaganda in Internet chat rooms and secret conclaves, hordes of British Muslim youths are tripping on jehadi safaris, volunteering to fight other Muslims in the numerous conflict zones of West Asia. By HASAN SUROOR in London
Urdu-speaking “Biharis”, who migrated to East Pakistan from Bengal and Bihar during Partition and who fought alongside the Pakistan Army in the 1971 war against the Bengalis, are now unwanted in Pakistan, and in Bangladesh they live in squalid refugee camps in constant conflict with Bengalis. By HAROON HABIB
The violence against Muslims in the coastal town by a Buddhist group leads to fears of a resurgence of the Sinhala nationalism that targeted Tamils in the not-so-recent past. By MEERA SRINIVASAN