Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi: Russia has been hit by sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine while India has not performed as brightly as expected. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

So farewell to the Brics. Well, to be more accurate, we can say goodbye to the Goldman Sachs fund named for the handy acronym penned by its then chief(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi: Instead of seeking to quell  riots in 2002 that followed killings on Hindus,  he cited  Newton’s Third Law: “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. Photograph:   Rob Stothard/AFP/Getty

An estimated 60,000 people will crowd into Wembley Stadium this evening for the biggest political rally seen in Britain in recent times, dwarfing Jere(...)

Supporters celebrate the Grand Alliance’s victory in the Bihar assembly elections in Patna, India. Photograph: EPA/STR

Prime minister Narendra Modi suffered a heavy defeat yesterday in an election in Bihar, India’s third most-populous state, signalling the waning po(...)

South Africa’s foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in  New Delhi. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

The third India-Africa summit in seven years opened this week at a sports stadium in New Delhi, amidst unprecedented security and chaotic traffic jams(...)

India’s prime minister  Narendra Modi plans to clothe  African leaders in traditional Indian attire. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Indian foreign office has embarked upon an esoteric sartorial mission: to collate the physical measurements of all 54 African heads of state and(...)

Iranian women chant slogans at an anti-Saudi protest rally: they were among thousands of worshippers have marched in Tehran after Friday prayers to denounce the “incompetency” of Saudi Arabia’s handling the hajj. Photograph: Vahid Salemi/AP

The human crush that killed more than 700 pilgrims near Mecca echoed across the Muslim world on Friday as countries from Africa, Asia and Europe claim(...)

Indian artist Raj Saini puts the finishing touches to a painting  of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi arrives in Dublin on Wednesday for the first visit to Ireland by an Indian leader in more than half a century. Mo(...)

Indian soldiers march at the India Gate war memorial during a ceremony to commemorate 50th anniversary of a war between India and Pakistan, in New Delhi, India. Photograph:  Reuters

Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the t(...)

Police and members of the rescue operation stand at the site of a train derailment near Harda, Madhya Pradesh. Photograph: Reuters

At least 27 people died when two trains derailed within minutes of each other in India’s central Madhya Pradesh province, after flash floods struck a(...)

Nepalese police stop Hindu activists as they try to enter a restricted area near the Nepalese Constituent Assembly Hall during a protest in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Wednesday. Photograph: Niranjan Shrestha/AP

Hindu activists protested in the Nepali capital on Wednesday, saying the use of the word “secular” in the Himalayan nation’s draft constitution would (...)