On the run for months, Pakistani activist seeks US asylum

Islamabad, Pakistan - A prominent Pakistani rights activist facing sedition charges for her work with an ethnic Pashtun rights movement has escaped the country and sought asylum in the United States, her family and activists say. Gulalai Ismail, 33, an award… [+2759 chars]

Twitter suspends thousands of fake accounts from UAE

Twitter has suspended a large network of 4,258 accounts which it said were operated exclusively from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), employing fake names and tweeting mostly about Qatar and Yemen. It also removed a network of 267 accounts in the UAE and Egyp… [+2667 chars]

'No Planet B': Hundreds of thousands join global climate strike

Hundreds of thousands of protesters, many of them students who skipped school, have gathered in cities across Asia, kicking off a day of worldwide protests calling for action against climate change ahead of a UN summit. From the Pacific Islands to Australia … [+6394 chars]