In Bangladesh, criticizing fundamentalists online can cost you your life. In this year alone, five bloggers have been killed by extremists. But two Bangladeshis no longer have to choose between blogging for human rights and staying alive.
The Islamic groups protesting Myanmar's Rohingya killings are shamefully silent over the persecution of minorities in their own countries. We must not let them Islamize the conflict, says DW's Shamil Shams.
What makes Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims one of the most persecuted communities in the world? What is the conflict between the majority Buddhists and the minority Rohingya all about, and what should be done to resolve it?
Freedom of expression in South Asia's Muslim-majority countries has never been under a bigger threat than today. And it comes in the form of blasphemy allegations, forcing journalists and bloggers to self-censor.
Six years after bin Laden's death, al Qaeda is being overshadowed by IS, which is expanding in S. Asia. Al Qaeda, however, isn't finished, as recent reports claim its leader Zawahiri is hiding in Pakistan's Karachi.
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