As Australia is debating same-sex marriage a major civil right it is hard not to observe regression of LGBT rights in various countries.
India is not able to do away with its caste politics. It has been apparent in the dramatic turn of Narendra Modi's regime to woo lower castes through multiple policy measures.
Raising the status of the African languages to that of official languages in South Africa post-1994 led to an explosion of translation and interpreting work in local and foreign languages.
Politicians are promising to advance their countries' international positions through nationalist militarisation and celebration of virile men.
Turkey’s humanitarian response to Rohingya's crisis highlights President Erdoğan ambition to appear as a world champion for Muslim rights.
Alongside the present horrors being inflicted against the Rohingya in Myanmar, we must consider the broader political and economic context that continues to marginalise minority groups.
Meet the Commoners' Alternative Revolutionary Force, Colombia's newest political party. To move beyond its violent past, the new FARC will need a charismatic leader who can win over voters.
The international community is powerless to stop the Rohingya genocide – mainly because the countries who could have other interests in the region.
The abolition of 'instant divorce' practice in India highlights how Muslim women are successfully and progressively changing gender rights.
For decades, power in Kenya has lain with the government and administrative organisations that serve it. The Supreme Court's decision calling for a new election suggests that this may have changed.
What are the implications of the 'instant divorce' ban in India? Will it provoke a wider re-evaluation of India's Muslim family laws, that affect millions of women?
Engineering solutions are popular interventions, but cities cannot simply pipe away flood risk. Chinese sponge cities offer a way forward.
The recent move by Modi's government to deport Rohingyas from India reveals the religious based-discrimination at the heart of the country's refugee policies.
By failing to provide details on what invalidated Kenya's election, the country's Supreme Court has created an impossible timeline for organising re-elections within 60 days.
Despite US threats, Iran seems to have emerged more powerful than ever, expanding its sphere of influence in the Gulf region and in the Levant.
India's institutional architecture is been trampled over by the BJP in its attempt to get the better of its political rivals.
As India celebrates its independence, the flag is on full display, but few people know about the complex origins of this ubiquitous national symbol.
China's presence in Africa continues to grow with its first military base in Djibouti. It wants to be a friend to Africa positioning itself as a global power while looking after its own interests.
The West needs to push for local action against Islamic State's reign of terror in the Middle East. States in the region must find solutions to the conflicts to bring peace and stability.
This is not the first time Mexico's government has been accused of spying on and harassing citizens whose activities it finds inconvenient.