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.
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.'
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.
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.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sheds tears as he speaks with media about the death of Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 18.
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.
Buddhist nationalists gathered to condemn recent attacks by Rohingya insurgents, even as a mass exodus of the country's Muslim minority crosses into nearby Bangladesh.
Pre-dawn attacks staged by Rohingya militants on border and police outposts led to 71 deaths.
Yingluck, who became Thailand's first female prime minister when her party swept elections in 2011, is accused of negligence in overseeing a money-losing rice subsidy program. She pleaded innocent and decried the charges as politically motivated.
Harini Nagendra, a professor at India's Azim Premji University, says that lakes, trees, and other natural resources are vital to maintaining health and nourishment in India's poorest cities.
In efforts to curtail the practice of 'honor killings,' a new hotline has been set up to support married couples from different religious backgrounds.
Restoration efforts after Nepal's 2015 earthquake have breathed new life into traditional art. But they have also unearthed strains between the past and present: between temples' roles as relics, and as living spaces; and between history, and the men restoring it.