Protests followed the terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian military personnel in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Escalating tensions between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir border are a stark reminder that the subcontinent is one of the world’s likeliest nuclear flashpoints.
The gunman in the mosque attacks had already faced 50 murder charges before a new terrorism charge was brought against him this week.
New Zealand's terrorism law has never been prosecuted successfully since it was enacted nearly 20 years ago. So, why are prosecutors bringing a terrorism charge against the Christchurch shooter?
The largest number of migrants in South Asia move to the neighbouring country.
Officially, the number of migrants globally reached 258 million in 2017, increasing by 49% since 2000. But the lack of a clear definition of who is or isn't a migrant complicates the issue.
Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, has the biggest Pacific Islander population of any city in the world and almost a quarter of its residents is classified as Asian.
New Zealand is ethnically more diverse than most nations, but this cultural mix needs to be better reflected in movies and television productions.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron at the “Christchurch Call” summit, which delivered an agreement signed by tech companies and world leaders.
While the "Christchurch Call" summit has made concrete progress, we need to keep up the pressure on social media companies to become more transparent and accountable.
The US, Afghanistan and Taliban are engaged in peace talks to end the 18-year conflict in Afghanistan.
A ceasefire and peace agreement in Afghanistan may mean that the Taliban would have to lose their "terrorist" classification and turn from despised outlaws to legitimate powerbrokers.
One of the recommendations by a welfare advisory group was to raise benefit levels by up top 47%, but the government has rejected it, for now.
Ardern's coalition government promised to overhaul New Zealand's welfare system, but its response to a comprehensive report by an expert advisory group has been disappointing at best.
In 2018, the rate at which Māori babies were removed from their families was four times the rate for the rest of the New Zealand population.
Last week's attempted removal of a newborn Māori baby from his family highlights the issue that indigenous children are much more likely to be taken into state care, in New Zealand and other countries.
Agriculture – including methane from cows and sheep – currently contributes almost half of New Zealand’s greenhouse emissions.
New Zealand's government has released a bill that sets targets to bring long-lived greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050 and reduce emissions of the shorter-lived methane by 10% within a decade.
As part of the New Zealand government’s response to the Christchurch mosque attacks, a Royal Commission of Inquiry will investigate the specific circumstances leading up to it.
A Royal commission of inquiry has been set up to look into circumstances that led to the Christchurch mosque attacks. It will investigate intelligence services, it not the role of media.
For the film’s 40th anniversary, director Francis Ford Coppola has unveiled Apocalypse Now: Final Cut.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Apocalypse now, and a director's cut version of the film classic premiered last week.
Finance minister Grant Robertson will announce New Zealand’s first budget that uses a well-being measures.
New Zealand's upcoming budget takes a well-being approach based on a suite of living standard indicators. But will this be different to what conservative governments elsewhere tried a decade ago?
Threats, censorship and a climate of self-censorship are commonplace for journalists in the Pacific region.
Along with growing hostility towards journalists globally, the media climate in the Pacific has also been deteriorating.
About 74% of New Zealand’s land birds, including the endemic takahe, are either threatened or at risk of extinction.
The latest update on the environment highlights that New Zealand has the world's highest proportion of indigenous wildlife species either threatened or at risk of extinction.
Subscriptions for digital content are considered an important part of revenue for newspapers.
New Zealand's largest general newspaper has launched a paywall this week, with likely repercussions for other media organisations and readers.
The campaign to protect Ihumaatao for its cultural values shows how such landscapes continue to fall through the cracks of New Zealand’s heritage system.
Built colonial heritage represents more than 80% of the sites on New Zealand’s national heritage list. This leaves some 700 years of Indigenous settlement significantly under-represented.
Prince William visited Al Noor mosque in Christchurch and met survivors of the attack.
New Zealand's response to the Christchurch mosque attacks is seen as a new way of reacting to violent extremism. The challenge now is how to translate domestic cohesion into foreign policy.
Some children in New Zealand live in such hardship that they don’t have a good pair of shoes and have to put up with feeling cold.
The New Zealand government has set targets for reducing child poverty, but with hundreds of thousands of children living in poverty, this goal remains a challenge.
The ICRC may have decided to release the name of a New Zealand nurse captured in Syria because ISIS has been defeated in its strongholds.
The Red Cross has released the name of a New Zealand nurse captured by ISIS in Syria more than five years ago in an appeal for help in finding her. But the move has caused a rift with the government.
The new approach to keep research ready to go could be useful for other health emergencies, including other infectious diseases.
All too often, researchers around the world act in competition when trying to answer research questions in an emergency situation, such as outbreaks of the flu. The UK is trialling a new approach.