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A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

AFP | Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and...

Middle Eastern rivalry spills onto Asian soccer pitches

James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia’s bitter rivalry with Iran has spilled onto Asian soccer pitches with the newly created South West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF)reflecting the...

Buddha Diplomacy: Pakistan uses its inter-religious past to build modern ties

News Analysis | India's bid to invoke Lord Buddha in its outreach to some of its neighbors now faces a new challenge and it comes...

Geopolitical Challenges of South Asia’s Silk Roads

Andrew Korybko | The Strategic Vision Behind the Silk Road The early part of the 21st-century is witnessing an astronomically rapid rise of China as a...

The FATA conundrum

Merwah Qureshi | FATA is the region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan from the north and the west, Baluchistan from the south and KP from the...

Inclusive Development Index: Pakistan scores higher than India

News Analysis | Pakistan has been ranked at 47th place among emerging economies on the Inclusive Development Index, ahead of India at 62nd place. China,...

Why has Nepal banned solo travellers from climbing Everest?

AFP | Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents, an official said Saturday. The cabinet...

Nepal turns red, while India goes green with envy

Andrew Korybko| The Maoist Centre and Unified Marxist-Leninist factions of the Communist Party of Nepal put aside their long-standing and bitter rivalry with one another...

After Nepal, Maldives raises specter of waning Indian influence

News Analysis | A newspaper in Maldives has raked up a political storm after publishing an editorial that is critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendar...

Study reveals rubber bullets are not safe

AFP | About three in every 100 people injured by rubber bullets died as a result, according to a review of recorded casualties published Tuesday,...

Nepal elections pave way for a leftist victory & Indian dilemma

News Analysis | An alliance of communists and Maoists are set to win Nepal's first parliamentary election since 1999. The ruling center-left party suffered significant...

India watches Nepal elections with apprehension

News Analysis | Millions of Nepalese have voted in the first phase of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, more than a decade after the...

UK looks to save 500,000 people from slavery

Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation | Hundreds of thousands of people who have survived modern slavery or risk becoming enslaved in nations including Bangladesh, Nepal...

Why India has no interest in another regime change in Sri...

 M K Bhadrakumar | The visit by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Delhi ended almost unnoticed but for a remark by the Official Spokesman...

Pakistan withdraws from Chinese dam building deal. What does this mean...

James M. Dorsey | In a rare challenging of Chinese commercial terms that underlie the country’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative, Pakistan and Nepal have...

Beyond big game hunting: the ‘Quadrilateral’ meeting

Suhasini Haidar | By accepting an invitation to join the Japan-proposed, U.S.-endorsed plan for a “Quadrilateral” grouping including Australia to provide alternative debt financing for...

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