Christian children take part in a demonstration  commemorating Assyrian Martyr Day  in Beirut’s Fanar district. Photograph:  Maya Hautefeuille/AFP/Getty Images

India is the latest country in which Christians have spoken out about their persecution. Christians of all denominations have issued a joint pre-Chris(...)

India to Nepal by Bus   The Indian and Nepalese governments have just officially inaugurated the first-ever bus service between the two (...)

Security guards carry a student injured in the school attack  by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photograph: AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

For one of the world’s more parochial Islamist militant groups, the Pakistan Taliban, or Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has a habit of grabbing glob(...)

Map of Sahar Village, Mumbai, where a young Irish man was found unconscious in a hotel. The man has since died. Photograph: Google Maps

A young Irish man believed to be from Mullingar has died after he was found unconscious in a hotel in Mumbai, India. Brendan Devenney had been found u(...)

Protesters shout slogans at a candle light vigil on Monday against the rape of a female taxi passenger in New Delhi. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/ Reuters

An Indian court sent the Uber taxi driver accused of raping a young passenger to judicial custody for two weeks. The attack in New Delhi led th(...)

Katie Taylor arrived on Jeju Island in South Korea two weeks before the start of the Women’s World Boxing Championships. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jeju. A sub tropical, volcanic island in the East China Sea. Okinawa is one way, Japan another and South Korea 64 kilometres to the north. A World Her(...)

Potato fritters with sizzled tomatoes: a staple of any street-food vendor in northern India and a must-have whenever you’re walking around the streets of Old Delhi in winter

My dad often used to make us fried potato cakes when Mum was out. They’re a staple of any street-food vendor in northern India and a must-have wheneve(...)

Indian villagers flee one of the areas allegedly shelled from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border. India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire across the Kashmir frontier yesterday ending a pause in fighting that has already killed 17 civilians. Photograph: Jaipal Singh/EPA

India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire across the Kashmir frontier yesterday, Indian military officials said, ending a pause in fighting that has alread(...)

Joint Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai and her mother Torpekai at a press conference in Birmingham yesterday. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Reaching across gulfs of age, gender, faith, nationality and even international celebrity, the Norwegian Nobel Committee yesterday awarded the 2014(...)

Villagers sit on debris from their house after it was damaged during  exchanges of fire between Pakistan and India at the Pakistani border town of Dhamala Hakimwala, near Sialkot.  Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Fighting between India and Pakistan paused today after days of heavy shelling and gun battles across their disputed Himalayan border in Kashmir - the(...)