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Why the outrage over Indonesia’s new job creation law?

The so-called Omnibus law has sparked outrage among workers, trade unionists, environmentalists and religious organisations.

How will Hong Kong march to China’s new drum?

Many citizens of Hong Kong fear the recently imposed National Security Law is only the latest move by Beijing to wind back civil liberties promised to last till 2047.

Who decides who’s Muslim in modern Islamic states?

How do the parallel legal systems of common law and Sharia jurisprudence in Malaysia and Pakistan operate when it comes to matters of Muslim identity?

India and China jousting for control on the roof of the world

India and China have disputed their common border for over a century, and this year’s deadly military skirmishes are dashing hopes of a resolution.

At what cost Turkey’s foreign adventurism?

Turkey is increasingly intervening militarily in the territories of several of its Middle East neighbours.