Decades of peace talks have led nowhere. Now the Palestinians plan to take their case to the United Nations, where they believe they can get majority support for an independent Palestine. The question is: Will it work?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Papa, how do you spell “beautiful”, she asked. You spell it the way it's said, he told her. And that was how they made this film.
LA CHINITA
Afghan women suffer penalties whenever allegations of pre-marital sex and loss of virginity emerge, including death.
IRIN
Family pressures in Lao exacerbate trafficking.
IRIN
When Mikhail Kudryashov goes to court this week, all eyes will be on him to see if there will be justice for a man most think was set up.
CHRIS RICKLETON
The government is even increasingly targeting unarmed civilians as part of its counter-insurgency tactic.
IRIN
Stolen, beaten, raped and broken - Anuradha Koirala confronts diplomacy and leads a campaign to restore power to children and women smuggled out of Nepal to fuel an illicit international trade in humans.
DEBBY NG
The death of the world’s most wanted terrorist has started a new act in geopolitics in the India-Pakistan neighbourhood, with the U.S. and China jostling for a starring role.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Good heavens, did President Obama just make the most radical foreign policy proposition yet in his Middle East speech last night?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Popular protests by the Palestinian people.Their feuding political parties coming together in the name of national unity. Does Israel stand a chance against this growing impetus for the creation of a Palestinian state?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Kathmandu's Central Women's Prison isn't a place criminals do time. It's a place where grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters and children languish.
DEBBY NG
It is the holy week once again in Jerusalem. And it is not all about God.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
These are not the best of days in Israeli-Palestinian relations, and matters will not be helped by this: the first terrorist attack in Jerusalem since 2008 and the city's first bus bombing in almost a decade.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Something hideous happened in Israel. A family of five were murdered in their home and that was just the beginning.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
I've heard the pen is mightier than the sword, but I didn't know they were referring to my black ball-point.
DAN-CHYI CHUA