Jason Burke

Toulouse murders a wake-up call

French security has been sanguine about the Muslim fundamentalist threat but last week's shooting may change things.

No hard evidence that al-Qaeda is funding militant Islamist group

In the fast-changing world of violent Sunni Muslim activism, it is reassuring to find that some things remain the same.

Satanic versus free speech

Salman Rushdie has damned politicians for giving in to the "false" leaders of India's Muslims after he was threatened with violence.

Pakistan on the edge

The increasingly strained relations between the army and civilian leadership could lead to a coup.

Oprah draws stares on her first visit to India

Oprah Winfrey has managed to stop traffic and draw a crowd of hundreds when she visited a slum in Mumbai during her week-long visit to India.

Aung San Suu Kyi ‘could lead Burma one day’

The personal political adviser of Burma's President Thein Sein says Aung San Suu Kyi's democratic party 'can be the ruling party one day'.

‘I am just here for the violence’

Indian spectators are increasingly drawn to the guts, gore and glory of full-contact fighting.

India, China clash over Dalai Lama speech

A row over a speech by the Dalai Lama has scuttled key talks between India and China as the two nations vie for power and influence in the region.

The end of India’s ‘killing machine’

The man accused of being one of the worst contract murderers is a product of his society, writes <b>Jason Burke</b>.

India’s birth rate grows unchecked

No one knows who will be the seven-billionth person on earth, but the chances are he or she will be born in northern India.

F1 cash and chaos for villagers

People near India's Grand Prix track pay the price of getting millions for their land.

Women at the wheel challenge Saudi authority

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans women from driving.

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