A meeting of shoemakers in south India aims to improve conditions for homeworkers, most of whom do not have access to social security or fair wages.
Myanmar police said they will release two journalists, an interpreter, and a driver, after arresting the group for filming with a drone. Two Reuters journalists, who were jailed in December while covering the Rohingya refugee crisis, remain in custody.
The Indian government will phase out imports of petroleum coke, or petcoke, though the use of petcoke within the country continues to be debated. An AP report found US oil refineries are exporting the product to India in huge amounts, unable to unload it at home.
In a legal argument relying on a Roman-era law doctrine, the Indian government aims to take away the tobacco industry's right to trade in an effort to limit opposition to new regulations.
Bangladesh and Myanmar have struck a deal to send Rohingya Muslims living in refugee camps in Bangladesh back to villages in Myanmar, but refugees are hesitant to return to a country that regards them as illegal migrants.
Citizenship, return of land, and justice are just some of the things being petitioned by Rohingya refugee leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp. Representing 40 villages, Rohingya elders are heading the effort to have their demands met by Myanmar ahead of the repatriation process.
Ghettoized into cramped conditions, low-income Hindus and Muslims struggle with access to civic amenities, ostracized in their efforts to find a job and better living conditions. These minorities and their increasingly worsening conditions highlight the deepening divide between the rich and the poor in India.
Israeli scientists participate in an experiment simulating a mission to Mars, at the D-MARS Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station project of Israel's Space Agency, Ministry of Science, near Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, Feb. 18.
The fundamentalist party, Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah, demanded Zahid Hamid's resignation over an omitted reference to Islam's Prophet Muhammad in a parliamentary bill. The result shows the small party's influence over Pakistani government.
Cambodia's Supreme Court orders the opposition party to be dissolved. The verdict facilitates authoritarian practice in the nascent democratic state.
School is closed temporarily in India's Delhi as air pollution in urban areas reaches severe levels. Government officials will consider stricter emissions regulations if pollution levels don't improve soon.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Indian officials in New Delhi, India on Oct. 25, 2017. The meetings aimed to deepen relations between the two democracies and discuss series of issues across Asia.
With a series of bans intended to improve air quality in New Delhi India's top court is cracking down on polluting fuels used by industrial factories.
While more children haven been attending school in Afghanistan over the past several years, threats from Islamic militants undermines that progress. Human rights organizations say that when schools face challenges or closures, young girls are the first to feel the effects.
Food shortages are forcing thousands more Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh, a dangerous journey that some refugees do not survive.
For rural communities, common lands mean safe grazing zones and easy access to water and firewood. The Indian government has maintained control of these lands for years, but now rural communities are taking back their lands.