Narendra Modi

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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(...)

A Kashmiri man in front of closed shops covered with graffiti in the  commercial hub of Srinagar city centre. Photograph: Yawar Nazir/Getty

An informal but widespread civil disobedience movement has gripped India’s northern disputed Kashmir region, to protest against the federal government(...)

 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US president Donald Trump: Erdogan has upset the White House by turning to Russia for defence purchases. Photograph:  Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Populists are amassing an empire on which the sun never sets. Leaders of their stripe govern as far east as the Philippines and as far west as the US.(...)

A TV grab shows ISRO scientist reacting after the communication and data were lost from the vikram lander at ground station Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Photograph: Jagedeesh NV/EPA

India’s space agency said it lost touch Saturday with its Vikram lunar lander, as it aimed to land on the south pole of the moon and deploy a rover to(...)

Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan has again raised the spectre of a nuclear confrontation with India over the Kashmir region, which is divided betw(...)

Security personnel stand guard in front of closed shops in Srinagar, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven million residents continued. Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

Tension remains high across India’s northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir state, three weeks after the federal government revoked a special constitution(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi after addressing the nation from the Red Fort during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi. Photograph: T Narayan/Bloomberg

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has used an independence day speech to defend his government’s controversial decision to strip the disputed Kashmi(...)

Instead of sending signals of support to the pro-democracy activists who have taken to the city’s streets in defiance of the Beijing-backed leadership,  Donald Trump has dismissed the demonstrations as ‘riots’ while sticking closely to Communist Party talking points by stating that the issue was one ‘between Hong Kong and China’. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

After a tumultuous few weeks, Asia seems to be on the brink of multiple crises at once. India’s suspension of Kashmir’s autonomous status, continuing (...)

India’s federal government has tightened security measures in the northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir region, ahead of the country’s Independence Day (...)

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(...)

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