Ben Doherty is Fairfax Media's South Asia correspondent. From Delhi, his brief ranges north and west to Pakistan and Afghanistan, south to Sri Lanka and east to Bangladesh, Nepal and Burma. He is a former Melbourne and Canberra reporter for The Age and won the 2008 Walkley award for Young Australian Print Journalist of the Year.
Ben Doherty AUSTRALIA'S role in stopping Sri Lankan asylum seekers fleeing the country has been criticised by rights groups as a breach of its international legal obligations, potentially sending people back to...
Ben Doherty Sri Lankan asylum seekers rejected by Australia and sent home say they have been arrested, imprisoned without trial and tortured.
Ben Doherty ON A remote stretch of Sri Lanka's west coast lies the village that wants to come to Australia.
Ben Doherty Australia will play Afghanistan, for the first time, in a cricket match in Sharjah next month.
Dylan Welch, Ben Doherty Foreign Minister joins international chorus of condemnation over shooting execution.
Michael Bachelard, Rory Callinan, Ben Doherty AUSTRALIAN authorities acted quickly to implement a rescue plan for the boat foundering at sea yesterday, apparently learning their lesson from the debacle last week when it took days to come to the...
Ben Doherty, Som Patidar People-smuggling network targets Tamil refugees in southern India, promising safe passage and Australian citizenship.
Ben Doherty Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed, deposed in a sudden military-led coup in February, calls for Australian help in pushing for fresh elections in the troubled archipelago.
Ben Doherty, Leesha Mckenny THE Australian man allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint, sexually assaulted and tortured in Sri Lanka - he claims by the country's secret police - believes he would have been killed if not for Australian...
Ben Doherty An Australian man who says he was kidnapped at gunpoint, sexually assaulted and tortured in Sri Lanka believes he would have been killed if not for Australian diplomatic intervention.
Ben Doherty, Dylan Welch THE men came an hour before dawn on Saturday, carrying guns but wearing no uniforms, to tell the neighbours of Premakumar Gunaratnam to keep quiet.
Ben Doherty THE attack on an Australian aid worker in Afghanistan was retribution for the night-time murder of 17 unarmed Afghan civilians by US soldier Robert Bales, the Taliban has said.