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Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry

Is India Entering a Period of Darkness?

Mumbai University bans Rohinton Mistry's book "Such a Long Journey" after Shiv Sena members predictably protest against its "derogatory" references to them. more
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Friends with Pervez?

His return to power is far from assured, but one thing former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf may have going for him are his many friends...on Facebook. more
A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in front of burning NATO supplies oil tankers following a gunmen attack in Quetta on October 6, 2010. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

A Dangerous Disconnect in US-Pakistan Relations

Suspicion and mistrust on both sides. more
Kyrgyz women cast their votes at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in the village of Koy-Tash, some 15kms from Bishkek, on October 10, 2010. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)

Kyrgyzstan Votes

An orderly election in this Central Asian republic offers cause for measured optimism, says Philip Shishkin. more
Asia 21 Philippines Fellows give their evaluation on PNoy
PNoy & Pinoy: A Year After, a pre-SONA forum
Protesters from Hong Kong's Democratic Party and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group demonstrate for the release of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobao (pictured C) outside the China liaison offices in Hong Kong on October 11, 2010. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)

Beijing Reacts to Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo

Nobel Prize award to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo a "very bitter pill to swallow" for Beijing. more