Location: Asia

Frederica Jansz – Sri Lankan Government Murders Journalists

Sri Lankan born journalist Frederica Jansz offers an insight into her home country, the fourth deadliest place in the world for journalists

Turkish Kurdistan (Northern Kurdistan) – Territorial Dispute

Turkish Kurdistan (Northern Kurdistan) – The Turkish portion of Kurdistan is also know as Northern Kurdistan, and it covers about a third

Taiwan (Republic of China) – Territorial Dispute

Taiwan + associated islands; Kinmen Islands, Matsu Islands, the Pratas/Dongsha Islands and Itu Aba/Taiping Island (Republic of China) – The ‘Republic of

Syrian Kurdistan (Western Kurdistan) – Territorial Dispute

Syrian Kurdistan (Western Kurdistan) – This part of Kurdistan, also known as Western Kurdistan, encompasses a thin slice at the top of

Spratly Islands – Territorial Dispute

Spratly Islands – The Spratly Islands are a group of more than 650+ reefs, islets, atolls, cays and islands, which are located

South Ossetia – Territorial Dispute

South Ossetia (Republic of South Ossetia) – Claims independence from Georgia since 1990, but Georgia also claims full sovereignty over the region,

South China Sea Islands – Territorial Dispute

South China Sea Islands – The South China Sea Islands is a term used to describe a bunch of mostly-contested island groups

Palestine – Territorial Dispute

Palestine – Claims independence, and two separate Palestinian governments currently control large parts of the West Bank (the Palestinian National Authority) and

Northern Cyprus (Turkish Cyprus) – Territorial Dispute

Northern Cyprus (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) – Claims independence, but the Republic of Cyprus also claims sovereignty. Only Turkey recognises Northern

Nagorno-Karabakh – Territorial Dispute

Nagorno-Karabakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) – Claims independence, but Azerbaijan also claims sovereignty. Fighting between the two is currently on hold, after a bloody

Macclesfield Bank (Zhongsha Islands) – Territorial Dispute

Macclesfield Bank (Zhongsha Islands) – Macclesfield Bank is a huge underwater group of reefs and shoals which is claimed and currently controlled

Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir) – Territorial Dispute

Kashmir (often referred to as Jammu & Kashmir by local and international organisations, including the United Nations) – Jammu & Kashmir was

Israel – Territorial Dispute

Israel (the State of Israel) – Israel claims sovereignty over all of the land which is now known as Israel, along with

South Moluccas (Maluku Islands) – Territorial Dispute

South Moluccas (Republic of the South Moluccas) – The former Dutch colony, the Dutch East Indies, included the Moluccas islands, up until

Inside Story: Is Yemen Plunging into Chaos?

Thousands of Yemenis have protested in many cities across Yemen against the government takeover by Shia Houthi rebels as the threat of
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