Why is India deploying female soldiers to Kashmir?
16 July 2021 | 6:36 am
Female soldiers were sent to the restive region for the first time in May, but critics say the military still has a long way to go on gender equality.
11 Dec 2021
Human Rights Watch says that more than 100 former Afghan security personnel have disappeared or been killed by the Taliban since they came to power in August. The actual number could be much higher than that.
9 Dec 2021
The Indian Air Force confirmed that the country's military chief of defense staff, Bipin Rawat, was aboard a helicopter that crashed in the south of the country.
9 Dec 2021
DW's Biresh Banerjee spoke to Nalin Kohli, spokesperson for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), about coronavirus-related Islamophobia in India and allegations that the Indian government is exploiting the crisis to ramp up suppression of Muslims.
12 Dec 2021
The Muslim community in India is often a target of misinformation spread by Hindu nationalists. The latest accusation is that Muslims are carrying out "rice jihad". We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
18 Dec 2021
French troops leave a key base in Timbuktu, handing it over to the Malian military. We explain how this marks a turning point in France’s wider Sahel mission. Also, Kenya's High Court suspends a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination order, saying it violates the constitution. Finally, Congolese rumba wins UNESCO World Heritage status. FRANCE 24 shows you how the music and dance tradition jumped from Africa to Cuba to the world.
16 Dec 2021
India was recently gripped by a controversy involving the family of one of its most famous actors, Shahrukh Khan. In October 2021, Khan's son was arrested for alleged narcotics consumption. But according to his lawyer, there was no evidence of any wrongdoing. Many Indians believe the arrest was in fact orchestrated by India's Hindu nationalist government as a way of targeting the actor. In recent years, the government has become increasingly hostile towards some members of the country's powerful film industry. Our correspondents report.
21 Dec 2021
Social Democrat politician Franziska Giffey, Germany's former family minister, has become Berlin's first elected female mayor after a vote by city delegates.
23 Dec 2021
The ambitious goal to fully vaccinate the entire adult population is proving difficult. People are not returning to receive their second dose, and motivating them poses complex challenges.
24 Dec 2021
French troops left their military base in Timbuktu as part of a reorganization of Operation Barkhane announced by French president Emmanuel Macron in June. The Kidal and Tessalit bases were handed over to the Malian army in October and November, respectively.
Children have been out of school for over a year, raising worries about students falling behind. In India this month, some states have started allowing schools to reopen. But in Delhi, many are choosing to stay away, over fears of a third wave.
30 Dec 2021
Kashmir's subzero temperatures in winter and a dearth of electricity are a painful mixture for locals. With a vast capacity to produce hydropower, why is so little electricity available?
30 Dec 2021
As COVID restrictions are eased, small clubs are bringing people back for stand-up comedy shows. Some producers are using this opportunity to fix the skewed gender ratio in lineups as well as audiences.
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Sudan says troops from neighboring Ethiopia executed seven Sudanese soldiers and one of its civilians, putting the bodies on public show. Relations between the two neighbors have soured over a border dispute.
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Ahead of the annual NATO Summit in Madrid this week, the alliance's chief announced plans to increase the number of its high-readiness forces and bolster its eastern flank.
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Authorities in South Africa are seeking clues after 21 teenagers died in a packed bar. Also, the G7 is to mobilise $600 billion of investment in global infrastructure projects in the next five years, including in Africa, in a bid to counter China's initiatives. Finally, we speak to DJ and curator Mo Laudi about the "Globalisto" exhibition by African artists in the French city of Saint-Etienne.
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A German court has sentenced a 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to five years in prison. The pensioner is the oldest person so far to be charged with being complicit with the war crimes of the Holocaust.