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Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan and Saudi Arabia’s  prince Mohammed bin Salman  in Islamabad,  February 18th. Photograph: Press handout via Reuters

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has embarked on a three-nation Asian tour with the aim of demonstrating he is welcome in the east if not in som(...)

Kellie Harrington holds her award for  The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year  2018. ‘Medals mean nothing to me. I’m just happy about the place I’m in right now, of how happy my family are, the person I’ve become.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Kellie Harrington remembers how it broke in Astana in 2016. Canadian Sara Kali was between her and a world light-welterweight final. After the first-r(...)

Indian activists from the right-wing organisation Vishva Hindu Parishad shout slogans during a protest against the Kashmir militant attack, in New Delhi on Friday. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s prime minister has warned Pakistan it will pay a “heavy price” for a suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed at least 40 paramilitaries on Thur(...)

A general view shows the Hotel Arpit Palace after a fire broke out on its premises in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph:  Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

A fire swept through a hotel in New Delhi early on Tuesday, killing 17 people, authorities in the Indian capital said, raising fresh questions about s(...)

Rahul Gandhi, president of India’s main opposition Congress Party in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Reuters/Anushree Fadnavis

Political leaders in India have exchanged abuse and insults as parties prepare for general elections, which are scheduled to take place before May. O(...)

Student wear masks as they wait to be picked up from a public school in Bangkok on Wednesday. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Choking air pollution has prompted schools to close in the Thai capital for the rest of the week as people celebrating next week’s Lunar New Year hol(...)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: formal entry into politics has led to the Bharatiya Janata Party  accusing the Gandhi family of perpetuating dynastic rule. Photograph: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the 47-year-old scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, has formally entered politics by joining the opposition Congress Party h(...)

A Hindu holy man dances holding a mace as he arrives for a ritualistic dip in Prayagraj, India. Photograph: AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

Tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims took a “sin-cleansing” but freezing dip just before sunrise on Tuesday at the confluence of the sacred Ganges and (...)

In the western Gujarat and northern Haryana states, cow slaughter is punishable with imprisonment of up to 14 years, or a fine, or both Photograph: Deepak Malik/NurPhoto/Getty

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has launched an elaborate campaign to further protect cows, which are considered sacred (...)

India has announced strict new rules for foreign-owned ecommerce companies that could cause fresh headaches for Amazon and Walmart

India has announced strict new rules for foreign-owned ecommerce companies that could cause fresh headaches for Amazon and Walmart even after they hav(...)

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