In her boarding schools, Lily Munir teaches women and children that their religion supports gender equality.
Beijing hopes the policy will improve farming and free peasants to seek a better livelihood.
How one former Japanese executive built a network of senior volunteers to help their peers.
Its growth rate slowed to 9 percent in the third quarter as exports to the US and Europe start to slacken.
New traffic rules coincided with a 'blue sky day,' when the Air Quality Index drops below 100, but the cleaner air may simply be the result of autumn winds.
They'll be able to monitor the main nuclear complex, but not anywhere else.
Hong Kong is rising fast thanks to the growth of China. It passed New York as the biggest issuer of initial public offerings in 2006.
South Korean officials recall M&M's and Snickers, as China's production standards improve.
Judges increasingly are calling the shots in a tumultuous political situation. Are they playing fair?
Japanese-brand cheesecake and cookies in Australia are among the latest products found to have melamine. Tests in China have revealed 31 more cases of contamination, the state news agency reported Wednesday.
The 20th annual Pyongyang International Film Festival reflects 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong Il's love of movies.
Aid trickles in, but locals struggle to find food before winter's harvest.
Most Fortune 500 companies operating there have agreed to let workers organize, but can expect little pushback from the state-controlled groups.
UN inspectors have been barred and cameras removed from the Yongbyon processing plant.
Burmese fleeing to camps in Thailand find they get little aid or work and no legal status.
Empty streets and shops belie the image of success that a tightly controlled tour of Pyongyang tries to project.
But even in hiding, Al Qaeda in Iraq can carry out high-profile attacks and has infiltrated security forces.
As a popular politician, Olympian, and fan of manga comics, Taro Aso contrasts sharply with the lackluster former prime minister, whose shoes he is likely to fill on Wednesday.
The government is giving families free care but may ban legal action over contaminated formula, which has affected more than 50,000 babies.
Monks teach children critical thinking and human rights, to groom the next generation of activists. Part 3 of three.