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Passengers walk along a platform at Wellington Railway Station in Wellington, New Zealand last week. Photograph: Photographer: Mark Coote/Bloomberg

New Zealand is introducing stricter measures to strengthen its border as more citizens access increased flights to come home. “While the world enters(...)

A policeman fires a teargas shell during a protest against a new citizenship law at the Seelampur area of New Delhi, India on Tuesday.  Photograph: Manish Swarup/AP

India’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act has not only triggered violent protests across the country, but also adversely impacted New Delhi’s di(...)

Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders: his plan to hold the cartoon competition last year sparked mass demonstrations in Pakistan. File photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

A 27-year-old Pakistani man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for planning to murder right-wing politician Geert Wilders in the heart of the Dutc(...)

The Supreme Court in New Delhi: India’s top court cleared the way for a Hindu temple to be constructed at a hotly disputed holy site. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP via Getty

India’s supreme court has ruled in favour of a Hindu temple on disputed religious ground and ordered that alternative land should be given to Muslims (...)

A train passes vendors in Guwahati, Assam, India: anger is growing in Muslim communities under scheme aiming to separate genuine citizens from “illegal migrants”. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India is fast-tracking the construction of a detention centre in its northeastern Assam state to house a fraction of the 1.9 million people who were r(...)

Kashmiri women in Srinagar shout pro-freedom slogans before Eid prayers after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui

Indian security forces reinforced their lockdown on Srinagar, the summer capital of the northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir region, during the Muslim (...)

Protesters throw rocks in the streets of Srinagar following  Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s autonomy. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

Indian police used tear gas and pellets to fight back at least 10,000 people protesting against New Delhi’s withdrawal of special rights for Muslim-ma(...)

 Indian migrant labourers who were working in Kashmir valley leave the region through the  emergency window of a train at a railway station in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, on Thursday. Photograph:  Jaipal Singh/EPA

Indian security forces have arrested more than 500 people since New Delhi imposed a communications blackout and security clampdown in divided Kashmir,(...)

Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol during curfew in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

Pakistan said on Wednesday it would expel India’s ambassador and suspend bilateral trade with its arch-rival after New Delhi stripped its portion of t(...)

Activists of the “Youth Forum for Kashmir” group shout slogans as an Indian  flag with a picture of prime minister Narendra Modi is burned in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

India’s northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir region remains cut off from the rest of the country, two days after the federal government scrapped its sp(...)

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