Saudi Arabia has no law against transgender people, but the kingdom has carried out arrests for cross-dressing and ordered the imprisonment and flogging of men accused of behaving like women, according to US-based Human Rights Watch.
Artist Vivan Sundaram and cultural theorist Ashish Rajadhyaksha’s collaborative artwork exploring the 1946 Bombay Mutiny will be displayed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, from March 17-25.
Pakistan said on Tuesday it would bar Islamist organisations from staging rallies commemorating a killer whom many religious groups consider a hero for assassinating a prominent politician who had called for the reform of blasphemy laws.
In ‘The Golden Legend’, Nadeem Aslam establishes a pattern of chaos followed by stillness, tragedy that leaves an exquisite sorrow and kindness in its wake.
Afghan refugees, some who have spent decades in Pakistan, have been forced to return to their home country, which continues to struggle with recovering from its history of wars and violence.
Days after nearly 100 people were killed in a suicide bombing at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine, devotees returned to perform the dhamal, a Sufi dance.
There is a historical explanation for the appropriation of music and performance practices as part of the nationalist project in both India and Pakistan.
While the Qutb Minar is celebrated as a historic and architectural icon, the Quwwat ul-Islam is seen as haunting evidence of destruction, trauma and fanaticism.
All public spaces across Pakistan are under threat. I have a meeting to hold today; as I debate which part of Lahore may be safer to conduct it in, I wonder if there is any safe space left.
Under the Trump administration, nearly half a million unauthorized Indians are considered “priorities” for deportation.
First introduced in early 2014, Khan is a Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager who fights crime in Jersey City, directly confronting a “war on terror culture” that regards Muslim-Americans as threats.
Security forces killed three suicide attackers outside the court in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district, police said.
Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown launched after nine policemen were killed in attacks on border posts on October 9 that Myanmar blamed on Rohingya militants.
Since Myanmar’s approach to the Rohingya has been marked by extreme prejudice, it was only a matter of time before the reaction set in.
The government forces providing security to workers preparing a border fence in Buthidaung township of Rakhine State were attacked by about 30 armed men.
The bombing at the famed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Sindh province was Pakistan’s deadliest attack in two years, killing at least 83 people
Pakistan’s rich visual and poetic culture is expressed every day on walls, rickshaws and buses. As the country struggles to offer solace to its people, they carry its narratives and emotions.
Sehwan Sharif and other shrines in Pakistan are being targeted for terrorist attacks because militant Islam feels threatened by the popular adherence to Sufi Islam and values.
Canada, Australia and the US were the top providers of asylum to Rohingya Muslims who came to Bangladesh from Myanmar before Dhaka stopped the programme around 2012.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Pakistan.
The collapse of a trial in Canada about alleged corruption in the World Bank-funded construction of Bangladesh’s Padma bridge doesn’t mean what the government wants us to think.
Colombo’s plans to acquire land for the industrial zone have run into stiff domestic opposition, backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
A faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the town of Ghalanai in the Mohmand Agency.
Two senior government officials confirmed the news and said that the army will now just ‘maintain peace’.
Police have killed about 50 suspected militants in shootouts since the attack, including the man they say was its main planner.
Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Since ISIS presence in Afghanistan is still a secondary threat, Afghanistan should degrade Taliban’s terror structure before shifting the focus of the war.
A new report by US-based experts has called for the Trump administration to take a tougher stand against Pakistan to urge it to turn its back on terrorist groups.
UN officials said they were concerned the outside world had not fully grasped the severity of the crisis unfolding in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Abuses on Rohingyas have reached new height but neither Myanmar nor neighbouring Bangladesh are taking responsibilities to grant basic human rights to this population.
Sole reliance on eyewitnesses and circumstantial evidence has for years benefitted the accused. A new law that makes DNA testing mandatory aims to change this.
In a country where women’s sport is severely restricted, the Shaolin Wushu club in a part of Kabul that is home to the Hazara community is a rare exception.
An island which floods at high tide seems to be the only possible solution Bangladesh could come up with to relocate around 69,000 fled Rohingya Muslims.
Hundreds of Sri Lankans clashed with police at the opening last month of the industrial zone in the south, saying they would not be moved from their land.
Arrests of trade union organisers and workers, along with the suspension of workers from their jobs, has been a great success for the employers.
The July attack in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarter was claimed by ISIS and was the worst militant attack in Bangladesh.
“Only a credible crack down on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organizations involved in cross border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan’s sincerity.”
Relatives were unable to shed any light on who had been holding the men or why.
Long banished from the literary canon, Saadat Hasan Manto was probably amongst the few great writers who wanted to make a living out of writing.
Aamir Liaquat Hussain, whose program airs on Bol TV accused liberal activists and others of blasphemy putting their lives at risk.