For centuries, Uyghurs have journeyed between the different Muslim shrines dotting the Taklamakan Desert. Now, the Chinese state has forcibly closed many of them.
Erbil's booming development and bright future threaten Kurdish cultural history even while efforts are made to preserve it. In the center of all this is the city's ancient citadel.
Diyarbakır’s 1.5 million Kurdish residents are isolated from western Turkey; they are dismissed, vilified, feared. Now they are on TV.
Too often obscured by the media’s penchant for prediction, ground realities in India's state of Uttar Pradesh reveal the issues that truly determine results.
Seven months after the devastating January earthquake, Haiti's reconstruction has stalled as only a fraction of the billions of dollars pledged by world leaders has arrived.
The climate story of South Asia begins in the Himalayas, home to thousands of rain-fed glaciers that make up the largest body of ice outside the poles. In the winter, these glaciers capture the precipitation that makes it over the mountains. In the warmer months, they melt away water that feeds major rivers like the Ganga, the Indus, and the Brahmaputra. The system is a 'natural water tanker' for the 1.5 billion people living in the river basins below.The second important feature of the story is its extreme monsoon, in which half the rain for the season falls in only 15 days.
A first hand account of the largest internal migration in Pakistan's history.
The Indus Waters Treaty has governed the sharing of a strategic river between India and Pakistan, but will this treaty survive the emerging water crisis?