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South Asia is a story of promise and peril where Asia’s conflicting forces of modernity and reaction meet head on. Home to a multitude of different cultures, ethnicities, and religions, The Diplomat's regional correspondents and experts will provide the insight you need to navigate one of the world's most consequential regions.

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Protests Continue Unabated Against Citizenship Law in India
January 18, 2020

Protests Continue Unabated Against Citizenship Law in India

By Associated Press
Protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act continue in India.
Pakistani Court Hands Down 55-year Sentences to 86 Islamists
January 17, 2020

Pakistani Court Hands Down 55-year Sentences to 86 Islamists

By Associated Press
The 86 were charged with damaging public property, beating people up and staging sit-ins against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi in 2018.

The Missing Links in the Afghan Peace Process
January 17, 2020

The Missing Links in the Afghan Peace Process

By Mushtaq Rahim
The U.S., Afghan government, and Taliban will all need to readjust their positions if there is to be any hope of peace.

India Asks China to Avoid Raising Kashmir Dispute at UN
January 16, 2020

India Asks China to Avoid Raising Kashmir Dispute at UN

By Associated Press
China's UN ambassador had warned India and Pakistan against escalating their disputes a day earlier.

Davinder Singh: A Test for India’s Security Services
January 16, 2020

Davinder Singh: A Test for India’s Security Services

By Mohamed Zeeshan
How will India’s security services handle the case of Davinder Singh?
Taliban Say They Handed Cease-fire Offer to US Peace Envoy
January 16, 2020

Taliban Say They Handed Cease-fire Offer to US Peace Envoy

By Associated Press
The offer was stated in a document, according to the group.

Why Saudi Arabia and the UAE Aren’t Bothered by India’s Citizenship Amendment Act
January 16, 2020

Why Saudi Arabia and the UAE Aren’t Bothered by India’s Citizenship Amendment Act

By Kabir Taneja
Driven by geopolitics and economics, both Gulf states are courting a close relationship with Modi’s India.
Indian State Challenges New Citizenship Law in Supreme Court
January 15, 2020

Indian State Challenges New Citizenship Law in Supreme Court

By Associated Press
The government of Kerala argues the Citizenship Amendment Act violates India’s secular constitution.

Iran Announces Arrests Over Downing of Plane That Killed 176
January 14, 2020

Iran Announces Arrests Over Downing of Plane That Killed 176

By Associated Press
Amid widespread protests, Iran announced initial arrests after the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran.

Pakistan’s Lost Hope of Civilian Supremacy
January 14, 2020

Pakistan’s Lost Hope of Civilian Supremacy

By Daud Khattak
When Pakistan's opposition joined forces with the government to extend General Bajwa's term as army chief, it was a blow to pro-democracy activists.

Decorated Indian Officer Arrested for Kashmir Rebel Ties
January 13, 2020

Decorated Indian Officer Arrested for Kashmir Rebel Ties

By Associated Press
A counterinsurgency officer was arrested for alleged ties to rebels in Indian-administered Kashmir.
A Hospital in Nepal Errs and a Baby Boy Faces Death
January 13, 2020

A Hospital in Nepal Errs and a Baby Boy Faces Death

By StoriesAsia
Medical negligence continues to be a problem in Nepal.

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