Fake political news is proliferating on social media ahead of India's election. Several platforms agreed to adhere to a voluntary code of ethics to curb the menace. Facebook says it has already removed 687 pages or accounts linked to one party.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered a crackdown on militant groups after a suicide bomb killed 40 Indian soldiers and escalated tensions between India and Pakistan. Because many militant groups support the poor through charity networks, experts warn of a backlash.
In an attempt to de-escalate tensions after a terror attack killed more than 40 Indian troops, Pakistan's prime minister pledged on Thursday to release a Indian pilot captured in an aerial skirmish, the latest spat in a military tit-for-tat over the disputed Kashmir territory.
Disputes over Kashmir have long colored India and Pakistan’s relations, and call for farsighted solutions. But with elections just months away, some worry that short-term strategy will trump long-term perspective.
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An Indian airstrike on Pakistani-controlled territory in Kashmir ratcheted up tensions on Tuesday between the two nuclear-armed rivals, the latest escalation since a deadly suicide bombing in India's section of Kashmir earlier this month killed more than 40 Indian soldiers.
Survivors' perspectives are key to prevention and rehabilitation efforts, advocates argue. Young women are helping each other heal, while challenging the attitudes that contribute to trafficking in the first place.
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, one of India's best-known transgender activists, is expanding on the ruling Hindu nationalist party's emphasis on the nation's Hindu heritage to carve out a place for transgender people and her inclusive monastic order among the country's religious elite.
The Pakistan's Supreme Court's decision is a blow to radical Islamists, who demanded the execution of Aasia Bibi. Her lawyer hopes that Ms. Bibi's acquittal will deter false blasphemy allegations in the future. She will join her family who has fled to Canada.
Pakistan's Supreme Court acquitted Aasia Bibi of blasphemy after eight years on death row on Oct. 31. As she awaits the final verdict, extremists and angry mobs are still calling for her death because she refuses to convert to Islam.
Facebook has identified a series of its pages and fake accounts that spread false information about events in Bangladesh. The accounts were created by anti-opposition Bangladeshis with government ties, says Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of cybersecurity.
On Nov. 15, Bangladesh had planned on beginning the repatriation of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, where they had previously faced violence. But the Rohingya people – fearing for their own safety – refused to return when the buses appeared.
Not long ago, there were almost as many Afghans as Syrians applying for asylum in Europe. But their numbers dropped by 75 percent last year. Why? Part 6 of On the Move: the faces, places, and politics of migration.
After spending 8 years on death row for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammed, Christian Aasia Bibi has left prison and is planning to seek asylum in Europe. Her case has sparked nationwide demonstrations by the extremist Tehreek-e-Labbaik Party.
Twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty, the Statue of Unity depicts an important freedom fighter. Hindu nationalists are making a bid to control his legacy, analysts say.