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Refugees from rising seas: no place to call home

Most refugees fleeing persecution, famine or civil strife dream of one thing: going home someday. But when rising seas displace hundreds of millions of people...

Students demand change in vast global climate strike

Children across Asia and the Pacific kicked off what are set to be the largest global climate protests in history Friday, demanding adults act now to...

Human rights threats in warming world could speed up climate action

From worsening hunger and migration to greater loss of lives and property to wild weather, climate change is driving violations of human rights -...

Hundreds of workers in Qatar unpaid as reforms stall, Amnesty says

Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar have gone without pay and many were forced to return to their home countries without compensation, despite recent reforms intended...

Scenic Kashmir at the heart of India-Pakistani animosity

The Muslim-majority Himalayan region of Kashmir has been at the heart of more than 70 years of animosity since the partition of the British...

Suu Kyi ‘culpability’ in Rohingya abuses an ‘open-ended question’: UN investigator

UN investigators called Tuesday for an expert evaluation of whether Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be legally implicated in the abuses...

UK Parliament panel slams ‘flawed’ reaction to visa row affecting many South Asians

An influential UK Parliament committee on Wednesday issued a harsh rebuke of the UK government's "flawed" reaction to a visa row involving compulsory English...

World’s migrant population now at 272 million, UN report finds

Europe and North America have absorbed the largest share of the world's 272 million migrants, a population that has grown by 23 percent over...

Saudi says to meet oil commitment to Asian refiners, some changes – sources

Saudi Aramco has informed at least six refiners in Asia that it will supply full allocated volumes of crude oil in October following attacks...

65,000 displaced in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Chin states since January: UN expert

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced across Myanmar's Rakhine and Chin states this year, as the military battles ethnic Rakhine Buddhist rebels,...