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A man sorting through his destroyed home following shelling across the “line of control” in northern Kashmir. Photograph: Getty Images

The fragile peace between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan is under severe strain as their two armies continue to exchange missile, mortar and (...)

Firefighters and rescue workers remove the body of a victim from debris at the site of a collapsed building in Mumbai, India, on Thursday. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

At least 21 people are dead and more than a dozen others trapped after monsoon downpours caused a building to collapse in Mumbai. The four-storey re(...)

Firechat has proved particularly useful during natural disasters when normal communications have been disrupted.

Don’t worry about going incommunicado at next week’s Electric Picnic music festival if the signal drops on your phone or you’ve run out of data. The F(...)

Muslims  gather at Plaza de Catalunya to protest against terrorism in Barcelona on Monday evening. Photograph:  Sergio Perez/Reuters

If you take a turn off Las Ramblas and walk west for about five minutes you’ll notice a subtle change in the cityscape. The countless tapas bars and (...)

Members of families of Hindu refugees from West Pakistan  outside their concrete shanty homes in Surej Chak, on the outskirts of Jammu, in March 2015. Photograph:  Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

The scrubby lowlands of Jammu are stuck between the Himalayas and the dusty plains of Punjab, and home to 19,000 families stuck in time. West Pakistan(...)

Arundhati Roy: “When I’m writing non-fiction, it’s a weapon, it’s an argument. It has an immediate and urgent purpose.”  Photograph: Mayank Austen Soofi

I once wrote a bad review of a novel in this newspaper and an eminent writer gave me a dressing down for it when we next met. “More people ended up re(...)

“War by sporting means”: cricket fans gather around the vehicle carrying the Pakistan  captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, through Karachi after his team’s surprise victory over India. Photograph: Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty

Police in India have charged 17 people in two provinces with sedition after they allegedly cheered Pakistan for defeating India in the International C(...)

Protesters run as they prepare to hurl stones towards the Indian police during a protest after Friday prayers, in Srinagar. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters

The upcoming months are critical to the future of India’s insurgency-ridden northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir state, where the impetus for azadi, or(...)

Aoife Ní Mhurchú in Afghanistan: ‘Unbeknownst to the MSF team, I have hidden some gifts from Ireland around the compound for them to enjoy after I leave.’

Whether they are spending Christmas in Kashmir, Afghanistan or Cork, staff at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the international medical humanitarian (...)

  Indian border  guards  carry the remains  of their colleague during  a  ceremony   in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir: Nobody has claimed responsibility for an attack that left one guard dead and another wounded, but Indian security sources believe the armed militants came from Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

At least four armed militants attacked an Indian Army base in Kashmir late on Sunday night, killing one border guard and wounding another, three weeks(...)

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