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.
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.
As Bangladesh looks for room for the half million Rohingya refugees who have streamed across its border since August, the government has approved clearing 2,000 forest acres so aid workers can put up 150,000 tarpaulin shelters.
Residents of Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations in Asia, are scrambling to provide hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees pouring over their border with some semblance of normalcy.
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.
USS Nimitz Logistics Spc. 3rd Class Michael Zegarra swings his wife Caterina into the air as they embrace on the pier at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., on Dec. 10. The USS Nimitz returned from a six-month deployment.
The UN and the US sent humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees, but it's not nearly enough for the 420,000 Muslims fleeing violent attacks, the UN says.
A new bike-sharing program has started up on a sprawling university campus in Islamabad. The goal was to reduce commute time, but it also brought an unexpected result: greater freedom for female students.
The heaviest floods to hit South Asia in a decade has brought attention to the need for better prevention and preparation for the region's annual monsoon season.
Bangladesh to provide 2,000 acres for a new camp in Cox's Bazar district to help shelter newly arrived Rohingya. The government was also fingerprinting and registering new arrivals.
As Rohingya refugees cross the boarder to Bangladesh, life-saving assistance, including food, water, sanitation, health and, protection are in urgent need.
Aid groups in Bangladesh expand refugee camps and ask for more aid as Rohingya refugees continue to enter the country, fleeing persecution in Myanmar. Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi continues to label the crisis a 'misinformation campaign.'
Angry and disappointed, activists protest for the protection of free speech after Gauri Lankesh, a journalist, was gunned down outside her home in the southern city of Bangalore.
At least 40 million people have been affected by two months of severe flooding in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials say.