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Democracy and charisma: A dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?

The end of Gandhi’s India

The current dispensation is becoming a majoritarian Hindu state as Narendra Modi promotes hatred and intolerance of Muslims and minorities

Terrorism used as excuse to suppress Kashmir

Within India, the Bharatiya Janata Party government is stoking Islamophobia by using religion as an instrument of identity politics

Orange is the new grey for Bangladeshi beards

Facial hair of sunset tones is now the go-to look for older men wanting to take off the years, with an array of henna options available

Easter blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill at least 207

The attacks were the worst act of violence to hit the country in the decade since the end of a bloody civil war that killed up to 100 000 people

NZ begins releasing bodies to families in Christchurch mosque attack

The bodies of the first six victims have been released by the coroner to their families, while Prime Minister Ardern labels the gunman a 'terrorist'

40 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings

40 people have been killed by an Australian extremist at two mosque shootings in New Zealand's South Island city of Christchurch

Mozambique’s mysterious insurgency

Armed militants are burning villages and beheading civilians in northern Mozambique — and no one knows who they are, or what they want

Auction group cancels sale of historic burial land in Bo-Kaap

'If those developers start digging, they’re going to find the remains of our ancestors,” says Igsaan Higgins, who argued against the sale'

All the women in me are tired

As the initial joy of Ramadan wears off, the labour of fielding prejudice creeps in

Mob justice grips central Nigeria

Clashes between farmers and nomadic herders have resulted in violent retribution

Inside Emmanuel Macron’s draconian anti-terrorism law

France has been under a state of emergency for nearly two years and the president now wants to make certain controversial elements permanent law

Muslims caught in Austrian election crossfire

Major political parties in Austria are openly endorsing anti-Islam messages in their campaigns ahead of the country's elections next month

Slice of Life: Building on a mother’s wisdom

We live and die and in between we must invest in something permanent – not only in banks.

Muslims urge US voters to defeat hate and own community to go represent in politics

Community leaders declare war on Islamophobia as Republican Trump ups the ante on xenophobia.

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