Asia

Siege by Taliban strains Pakistani girls’ schools

by Taha Siddiqui and Declan Walsh New York Times July 11, 2013

GHALANAI, Pakistan — The classroom in Ghalanai, an area nestled amid the mountains of Pakistan’s tribal belt, has the air of a military camp: a solitary tent pitched beside a bombed-out building, ringed by a high wall and protected by an armed gunman....

The food security debate in India (opinion)

by Jean Dreze New York Times July 9, 2013

The right to food is finally becoming a lively political issue in India. Aware of the forthcoming national elections in 2014, political parties are competing to demonstrate – or at least proclaim — their commitment to food security. In a country where endemic undernutrition has been accepted for...

Ahead of elections, India’s cabinet establishes food security program that grants the right to food

by Jim Yardley New York Times July 4, 2013

NEW DELHI – Frustrated by delays in Parliament, and eager to gain favor with rural voters ahead of national elections, India’s cabinet has approved a sweeping executive order that establishes a legal right to food and will create what is likely to be the world’s largest food subsidy system for...

A predator drone at a US base in Arizona. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

US drone strikes more deadly to Afghan civilians than manned aircraft, adviser says. Study focusing on one year of conflict contradicts claims that ro...

by Spencer Ackerman The Guardian July 3, 2013

A study conducted by a US military adviser has found that drone strikes in Afghanistan during a year of the protracted conflict caused 10 times more civilian casualties than strikes by manned fighter aircraft....

Cheap, trendy ‘fast fashion’ in demand, despite factory dangers

by Cara Kelly Washington Post June 28, 2013

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US suspends Bangladesh’s trade privileges due to labor concerns

by Katerina Sokou and Howard Schneider Washington Post June 27, 2013

President Obama announced Thursday the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh in response to growing concerns about labor rights and worker safety in the country....

In New Delhi, a help line for women is flooded with calls

by Rama Lakshmi Washington Post June 21, 2013

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Violence against women worldwide is epidemic. More than one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence, WHO says

by BBC News June 20, 2013

More than one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, a report by the World Health Organization and other groups says.It says 38% of all women murdered were killed by their partners, and such violence is a major contributor to depression and other health problems. WHO...

Maternal health in India: Where we are today

by Aparajita Gogoi and Renuka Motihar Huff Post June 6, 2013

Sunita, a young woman in her fourth month of pregnancy in rural Odisha, suddenly discovered that she was bleeding profusely. It took her a while to understand that the situation was serious and called her husband Ramesh. He rushed home from work. They realized they needed to go to a hospital, but di...

Rescue workers search for surviors of Bangladesh building collapse that killed at least 1119. Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

US unions press to end special trade status for Bangladesh

by Ian Urbina New York Times May 30, 2013

WASHINGTON — After several deadly factory disasters in Bangladesh — including the collapse of an eight-story garment factory last month that left at least 1,127 people dead — labor advocates are stepping up pressure on the Obama administration, calling for it to convey its disapproval of worki...

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