Asia

In 2002, Rubina Sandhi’s home burned down by Hindu mobs during anti-Muslim riots. Instead of turning to violence, she is one of India’s many Muslims who are fighting back against extremism. Photo: Siddharaj/Washington Post

In India, a struggle for moderation as a young Moslem woman quietly battles extremism

by Emily Wax Washington Post December 28, 2010

It was Sept. 11, 2001. Television sets in the mosques, tea shops and market were beaming images of the World Trade Center engulfed in flames in New York. Five months later, Rubina's house was burning as Hindu mobs torched Muslim areas of her city, leaving thousands of people homeless. She remembers ...

A supermarket provides transportation to female employees to protect them from harassment. Photo: Kuni Takahashi/ New York Times

Necessity pushes Pakistani women into jobs and peril

by Adam B. Ellick New York Times December 26, 2010

KARACHI, Pakistan — Dinner at Rabia Sultana’s house is now served over a cold silence. Her family has not spoken to her since May, when Ms. Sultana, 21, swapped her home life for a cashier’s job at McDonald’s....

India’s battle against hunger beset by problems of delivery and corruption. Malnutrition is on the rise, despite nutrition rehabilitation center...

by Julien Bouissou Guardian December 10, 2010

There are times when chilli mixed with a little water is not enough to quell the hunger. Then the people of Gautam Nagar, one of 300 slum settlements in the city of Bhopal, India, gather round the only available screen to watch music videos. More than 60 families live in cramped quarters on wastelan...

Telecom scandal erupts in India: corruption and ‘crony capitalism’ appear to have cost the Indian government as much as US$40 billion in l...

by Jim Yardley and Heather Timmons New York Times December 10, 2010

NEW DELHI — Tycoons with friends in high places. Public tenders conducted by irregular rules. Tens of billions of dollars in potential losses for the national treasury. Allegations of government ministers on the take, and of a respected prime minister too aloof to notice....

Villagers work at a road construction site under a government program in Andhra Pradesh, India. In decades past, fraud and waste have sapped efforts to help the poor. Rajiv Gandhi, a former prime minister, famously estimated that only 15 percent of every rupee spent on the poor actually reached them. Photo: Kuni Takahashi/New York Times

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh empowers the poor to fight corruption

by Lydia Polgreen New York Times December 2, 2010

NAGARKURNOOL, India — The village bureaucrat shifted from foot to foot, hands clasped behind his back, beads of sweat forming on his balding head. The eyes of hundreds of wiry village laborers, clad in dusty lungis, were fixed upon him....

Hands reach to touch the hand of Aung San Suu Kyi after her release from house arrest in Yangon. Photo: AP

Democracy leader Suu Kyi urges ‘real genuine talks’ in Burma

by Steve Finch and John Pomfret Washington Post November 15, 2010

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday that she would seek dialogue with the military leaders who imprisoned her for 15 of the past 20 years, suggesting in one of her first interviews since her release that her strategy for bringing change to Burma will be one of compromise. ...

Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi freed in Rangoon as crowds celebrate

by Steve Finch Washington Post November 13, 2010

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China, India, Brazil have voting rights increased at the International Monetary Fund

by Bradley S. Kapper Associated Press/Washington Post November 5, 2010

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Neighboring countries ponder a post-occupation Afghanistan

by Karen De Young Washington Post November 4, 2010

Worried that the administration is moving toward an endgame in Afghanistan - through troop withdrawals, negotiations or both - other countries in the region have stepped up efforts to protect security and economic interests that might conflict with those of the United States....

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