The riots in early 2018 erupted as anti-Muslim anger was whipped up on social media, forcing the Sri Lankan government to impose a state of emergency and block access to Facebook.
The lives versus livelihoods dilemma is stark on the African continent and requires a localised approach.
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom recommends but does not set policy, and there is virtually no chance the State Department will follow its lead on India, an increasingly close US ally.
While the media spotlight is on the coronavirus, India’s anti-terror law is randomly being used to target people in the country.
Bahrain has released over a thousand prisoners, but political activists remain locked up.
Hezbollah has launched its own battle against the coronavirus, one that works alongside the Lebanese government’s response.
Access to TRT Arabi and Anadolu Agency was blocked by Saudi authorities without any real explanation.
The incidents come in light of an intense campaign of anti-Muslim hatred, in which India's Muslim minority has been blamed for deliberately 'spreading' the coronavirus in the country.
Racist attacks and hate speech have spiked proving that right-wing extremists are exploiting the global crisis.
Most of the country's 450-million-strong workforce in the informal economy have no means of reaching home and staying indoors for the 21 days of shutdown.
This is the first real, widespread challenge to its policies the BJP has faced.
SOAS Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam talks to TRT World about the upcoming Iranian parliamentary election.
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