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Jason Burke

Jason Burke

    Radicalisation is not measurable or predictable
    Radicalisation is not measurable or predictable
    The Paris attackers were known fanatics who evaded police surveillance.
    Now she's a runner not a fighter
    Now she's a runner not a fighter
    Former child soldier Mira Rai has become a star athlete who is blazing a trail for women in Nepal.
    India blocks more than 800 sites in web porn crackdown
    India blocks more than 800 sites in web porn crackdown
    Sudden blanket ban on websites considered a ‘social nuisance’ is met with anger online and triggers debate on censorship and freedom.
    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
    Omar rose to become head of the Taliban, before his base in Kandahar fell during the US-led invasion. Since then his whereabouts have been a mystery.
    Islamist fighters drawn from half the world's countries, says UN
    Islamist fighters drawn from half the world's countries, says UN
    More than half the countries in the world are currently generating Islamist extremist fighters for groups such as Al-qaeda and Isis, the UN has said.
    Nepal: Buried alive by poverty
    Nepal: Buried alive by poverty
    Prime minister Sushil Koirala has said earthquake fatalities could more than double to 10 000, another blow to one of Asia's poorest countries.
    Extremists' massacre of desperation in Pakistan
    Extremists' massacre of desperation in Pakistan
    The Taliban is under pressure to prove itself as groups splinter off and the army moves in.
    Butchered like a herd of cattle
    Butchered like a herd of cattle
    Twelve women died after they were forced into attending a state-run sterilisation camp in India.
    'Sleeping giant' stirs in India
    'Sleeping giant' stirs in India
    Organisers of the Indian Super League are hoping to convert cricket crazy Indians to the joys of football.
    More terror attacks inevitable in volatile region
    More terror attacks inevitable in volatile region
    News analysis: US interest in the Afghanistan region is now waning, but various extremist factions will remain.
    India-Pakistan premiers move in smoother traffic
    India-Pakistan premiers move in smoother traffic
    A successful visit to Pakistan by new Indian prime minister Narendra Modi could unlock a cascade of beneficial consequences for both nations.