Al Jazeera Blogs


<P>To Kashmiris who’ve lost their sons, daughters, fathers and brothers to an often violent&nbsp;- and much questioned - conflict. Their questions to their government are mostly met with silence. <BR><BR>So, when the <A href="!aRLQ-3pra)qW" target=_self>latest WikiLeaks cables</A> revealed that Kashmiris have been routinely detained, tortured and systematically abused by Indian forces, that didn’t really surprise many here. Nor even that electric shocks, severe physical beatings and detainee’s legs were crushed by iron boards to elicit "confessions". <BR><BR></P>

Last Modified: 17 Dec 2010 14:55

<p>As North Korea's closest ally, you'd think China would have some leverage over its small neighbour. And, indeed, if there was any country to have any influence, it would be China. But time and again, Kim Jong-Il has shown that while China provides economic aid to his country, he's still boss and has no compunction about disregarding the Chinese.</p>

Last Modified: 24 Nov 2010 06:55

<P>The images of the aftermath of the&nbsp;killing of 52 people in the Philippines worst act of political violence have become iconic, but real problems still need to be addressed.</P>

Last Modified: 23 Nov 2010 19:51

<P>Despite an upbeat assessment for Nato's civilian representative in Afghanistan, many of the country 's children face a daily battle just to stay alive.</P>

Last Modified: 23 Nov 2010 17:16

<P>North Korea has launched an&nbsp;artillery attack against South Korea, killing up to two people. Al Jazeera tracks the latest reaction and development.</P>

Last Modified: 23 Nov 2010 13:23

<P>A week of celebrations mark inaugeration of two-time president, Mahinda Rajapaksa; revered by many as the man who ushered in a new and unexpected age of peace, though some cannot overlook&nbsp;his methods of achieving it.</P>

Last Modified: 19 Nov 2010 13:31

<P>The proud owner of a 1026 Dodge Brothers happened to be the Nawab of Tank. Registered in the name of the elder Nawab, the car still had the registration on the inside. These days Tank is a frontline on the border of South Waziristan.&nbsp;</P>

Last Modified: 18 Nov 2010 11:56

<P>Followers are waiting for the much-anticipated release of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as her detention order expires on November 13 [EPA].</P>

Last Modified: 13 Nov 2010 13:13