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Russia

Freed Navalny vows to continue fight against Putin

'Regime will strongly regret what it has done,' Russian opposition leader says, predicting protest movement will grow.

Freed Navalny vows to continue fight against Putin

Asia

Kashmiris erect barricades to keep Indian soldiers at bay

The UN is urging India to end the crackdown on free speech and access to information in Indian-administered Kashmir.

AJ Impact

Foreign investors may yet avoid India 'super-rich' tax

Foreign investors pulled $3bn from India when a new tax plan was first floated.

India may exempt foreigners from 'super-rich' tax

Kashmir

Over 150 treated for tear gas, pellet gun injuries in Kashmir

Records of two main hospitals show Indian troops' use of force in Srinagar since the lockdown began earlier this month.

Over 150 treated for tear gas, pellet gun injuries in Kashmir

Myanmar

UN panel condemns Myanmar army's sexual violence against Rohingya

UN investigators say the scale of sexual violence against the Rohingya shows 'genocidal intent'.

UN panel condemns Myanmar army's sexual violence against Rohingya

Kashmir

Indian opposition parties protest against Kashmir detentions

Top opposition figures in New Delhi call for release of arrested political leaders and end to communications blockade.

Indian opposition parties protest against Kashmir detentions

Asia

Floods from India dam wreak havoc in northeastern Pakistan

Floodwaters now cover hundreds of hectares of towns and villages in Punjab province and river levels are still rising.

AJ Impact

India's health ministry wants to ban electronic cigarettes

India has 106 million adult smokers, second in the world only to China, making it a lucrative market for e-cigarettes.

India's health ministry wants to ban electronic cigarettes

Afghanistan

Kabul: 'I want to break the tradition that women can't drive'

Afghan women speak about being behind the wheel of Pink Shuttle, a service 'by female drivers for female passengers'.

Kabul: 'I want to break the tradition that women can't drive'

Bangladesh

Rohingya in Bangladesh refuse repatriation to Myanmar

Fresh push to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar fails amid demands of safety and full citizenship.

Empty buses in Bangladesh as no Rohingya turn up for repatriation

Kashmir

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Songs about buying land in Kashmir and marrying Kashmiri women garner millions of views in India after status revoked.

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Pakistan

Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.

Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

Kashmir

'No point talking': PM Khan rules out Kashmir talks with India

PM Khan intensified criticism of India which stripped the disputed Kashmir region of its autonomy earlier this month.

'No point talking': PM Khan rules out Kashmir talks with India

Kashmir

'India talked of peace and calm in Kashmir. I saw the opposite'

A first-person account of life in Srinagar after India imposed curfew and a communications lockdown.

'India talked of peace and calm in Kashmir. I saw the opposite'

Asia

Fears of US-Taliban talks disrupting Afghanistan election

Amid US-Taliban talks the group has increased its attacks, calling the upcoming elections a 'sham'.