Leather from Bangladesh is in great demand at fashion houses from Italy to Hong Kong, but it comes at a cost: toxic waste and disease in the tanneries of Dhaka. TIME takes a look inside.
Hundreds of survivors of Bangladesh's Tazreen factory fire, which claimed at least 112 lives, have been unable to get adequate medical and financial help.
The Dhaka garment-factory collapse of April 24 claimed the lives of 1,129 people, but rectifying atrocious working practices amid an international uproar is proving a tall order.
Bangladesh is known for its cheap, ready-made garments for U.S. and European markets, but at what human cost are these clothes produced?
Seen as supporting the military's ouster of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's Christians are finding their churches burned and cars ablaze.
For centuries, drumming has been the signature sound of celebration for the Garifuna, an Afro-Caribbean people on the Atlantic coast of Central America. Now this music has found an additional purpose.
In the wake of bloody sectarian violence last year, more and more Rohingyas are betting what little they still have on a dangerous journey at sea.
Iran and Pakistan depend on river basins that flow out of Afghanistan. And Afghans are growing paranoid that their neighbors are trying to take more water than the country can afford to give.
The world court's controversial decision to grant Nicaragua 100,000 square kilometers of ocean previously patrolled by Colombia could be a white elephant for the impoverished Central American country.
Saleem Khan Rody is governor of one of the most strategic spots in Afghanistan. He has attracted major projects, including a $75 million investment in a power plant. The Taliban are out to stop him.
Can Nicaragua prevent an infiltration of drugs, gangs and narco-violence? It may already be too late.
Some of the worst massacres after the 2010 Ivory Coast presidential election took place in the western part of the country where people are still living in refugee camps.