Everybody needs good neighbours.
With Iran and India on manoeuvres and the war in Yemen still unfolding, Pakistan's stakes in the Middle East are as high as ever.
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Ever since partition in 1947, South Asia's two biggest players have been locked in sibling rivalry.
Fed up: a protest in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan.
The movement known as the 'Pashtun Long March' and the 'Pashtun Spring' has emerged from a history of human rights abuses, regional politics and War on Terror policies.
A Guatemalan woman searches for the portrait of her disappeared niece on the International Day of the Disappeared.
In an age of increased scrutiny, violent and repressive states are turning to subtler methods of removing dissidents and opponents.
A scene from Sir Clarmont Percival Skrine’s film Quetta-Damghan, almost certainly the only colour footage of the Indian Long Range Squadron in action. The film recently has been digitised by the Royal Geographical Society and the British Film Institute.
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More than 100 historic expeditionary and travel films have been digitised recently by the Royal Geographical Society and the British Film Institute.
Saudi Arabia is the most recent country to grant women the vote. Pakistan has some serious work to do. And Vatican City really needs to get with the programme.
A new study provides a more nuanced understanding of the role food plays in healthy eating and family life.
Orakzai tribesmen on their way to fight in Kashmir, 1947.
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Claimed by both India and Pakistan ever since the British left, Kashmir is still caught in the crossfire.
An aerial view of the Datong Panda Power Plant, Shanxi Province of China, 25 July 2017. The plant aims for a total capacity of 100MW upon completion.
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China has become a commanding authority in infrastructure and has the opportunity to shape global development in ways that may define the rest of the 21st century.
Kim Jong Un guides the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 in an undated photo released on Feb. 13, 2017.
Kim Jong Un's regime has already earned millions from the export of arms, missiles, drugs and endangered wildlife products.
September 2017 in Nangarhar.
Suffering the daily toil of violence, with little chance of escape.
Drilling a groundwater well by hand, near Lahore, July 2017.
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Millions of livelihoods depend on the Indus Basin aquifer.
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Without a legitimate government, Afghanistan will never be stable ... no matter how many terrorists are killed.
Donald Trump announced the new US strategy for the war in Afghanistan from Fort Myer, Virginia, on August 21 2017.
In Afghanistan, geopolitics are thorny, relationships are key and patience is strategy. The US president has outlined a decent plan, but can he see it through?
How will U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis handle America’s “Forever War’?
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Donald Trump's speech on "principled realism" in Afghanistan contained few surprises. Now, under the aegis of DOD chief Mattis it is the latest stage in America’s "forever war."
President Donald Trump has upped the ante in America’s longest-running war, but it is not clear whether an all-guns-blazing strategy will bring the long-running conflict any nearer to a conclusion. In…
An addict prepares heroin in Lamu on the east coast of Kenya.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
Saad Mohammad Al-Husainy, a student in Birmingham, marries Colette O'Neill in 1954.
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For some, the forced movement and brutalities of partition in 1947 led to new opportunities for women and migration to Britain.
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A law to ban forced conversions has never been ratified.
Mahatma Gandhi with Lord and Lady Mountbatten, 1947.
As the British Empire became an unaffordable burden, planning for India's independence quickly ran into trouble.