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Lord Louis Mountbatten, viceroy of India, met with Indian leaders to discuss partition.
The partition of India led to more than a million deaths. A scholar argues how British royal, Lord Louis Mountbatten, who hurriedly drew the new borders in secret, was largely responsible.
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.
Photograph courtesy of Sùna Al-Husainy
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.
Emotions run high in Lahore.
Economic trouble and political violence are much more pressing concerns for Pakistanis than the political fate of their prime minister.
A young boy being treated at Baghbanan health centre.
A small community health project in north-west Pakistan is showing how UK aid can change lives and perhaps have an impact on national security.
A massive protest against the Gorrano Dam on January 26 2017 in Islamkot, Tharparkar.
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China is sinking billions into energy development in rural Pakistan, much of it earmarked for renewables. That may be good for the climate and the national economy, but what about the locals?
Iranians watch a soccer match between Iran and Uzbekistan at a Tehran cafe last month. Compared to their neighbours, Iranians are not plagued by ethnic tensions.
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Unlike its neighbours, Iran's different ethnic groups live in relative peace and harmony. Given terrorism is often spurred by ethnic conflict, will Iranians be spared further terrorist attacks?
A bus displaying the Pak-China friendship sign, along a road in Karachi, Pakistan.
Are Chinese lives the price to pay for doing business in Pakistan?
The minority view …
Experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in Netherlands flies in the face of the much-vaunted Dutch reputation for tolerance.
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Hydropower dams in upstream India have left Pakistanis worried.
Pakistani students hold portraits of Mashal Khan who was killed by a mob for alleged blasphemy in in April 2017.
A spate of violence linked to accusations of blasphemy has rocked Pakistan.
Activists wear masks of Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the National Front, with his daughter’s hair, Marine, currently the extreme-right candidate in France’s election.
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French voters should understand what it means to live in a country where autocratic populism is the rule.
A new study has interviewed South Asian women who have suffered from economic abuse.
On April 22 people demonstrated in Karachi to condemn the killing of Mashal Khan, accused of blasphemy and murdered on his campus by other students.
Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against 'blasphemy', leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
The treaty to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons has been exceptionally successful. Only nine states have them. Now, efforts are underway to completely rid the world of them.
If implemented, President Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts would have many repercussions.
As President Trump puts U.S. foreign aid on the chopping block, few Americans know much about it. Perhaps even fewer realize that the U.S. lags behind its peers on this front.
A 2015 poster in Islamabad shows Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain (L), China’s President Xi Jinping (C) and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Among last week's prank stories, one in Pakistan is a perfect illustration of the fears and complexity of its relations with its neighbours.