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Jason Burke

Jason Burke

    Radicalisation is not measurable or predictable
    Radicalisation is not measurable or predictable
    Officials in France and Belgium are under pressure from frightened, angry citizens who want to know how their security services let men they knew...
    Now she's a runner not a fighter
    Now she's a runner not a fighter
    Mira Rai is a low-profile type of national hero. When she walked through Nepal’s crowded international airport recently, no one made much of a...
    India blocks more than 800 sites in web porn crackdown
    India blocks more than 800 sites in web porn crackdown
    Indian authorities have moved to block more than 800 pornography websites in the first major crackdown on the internet in the world’s largest...
    Dead or alive? The story of the Taliban's missing leader Mohammed Omar
    Dead or alive? The story of the Taliban's missing leader Mohammed Omar
    In the autumn of 2001, as a US-led invasion loomed, Taliban leader Mohammed Omar...
    Islamist fighters drawn from half the world's countries, says UN
    Islamist fighters drawn from half the world's countries, says UN
    A report by the UN security council says there are more than 25 000 “foreign terrorist fighters” currently involved in jihadi conflicts and...
    Nepal: Buried alive by poverty
    Nepal: Buried alive by poverty
    After more than 36 hours of darkness, Garima Saha (12) woke up on Monday morning in a makeshift orthopaedic surgery ward in the reception hall of a...
    Extremists' massacre of desperation in Pakistan
    Extremists' massacre of desperation in Pakistan
    For one of the world's more parochial Islamist militant groups, the Pakistan Taliban, or Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has a habit of grabbing...
    Butchered like a herd of cattle
    Butchered like a herd of cattle
    Relatives of the 12 women who died after a state-run mass sterilisation campaign in India went horribly wrong have told local media they were forced...
    'Sleeping giant' stirs in India
    'Sleeping giant' stirs in India
    After the Bollywood A-listers, the dancers, the singers, the cricketing heroes, the world's richest men and their wives and the local politicians had...
    More terror attacks inevitable in volatile region
    More terror attacks inevitable in volatile region
    Behind Sunday night's attack on Karachi lies a complex web of local, regional and global dynamics. These link Washington with Waziristan, Karachi...
    India-Pakistan premiers move in smoother traffic
    India-Pakistan premiers move in smoother traffic
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    Outmoded: The Gandhi dwindling
    Outmoded: The Gandhi dwindling
    India's Congress party has rallied round South Asia's most famous political dynasty after exit polls showed it was heading for a historic defeat in...