Yemeni deaths due to diphtheria likely to rise amid blockade

Jan 21, 2018

An international aid group says deaths among Yemenis resulting from a diphtheria outbreak are "likely to rise" if the Saudi-led coalition blockade remains in place.

Pakistani police say men attempted to rape anti-polio worker

Jan 20, 2018

Pakistani police say a group of men allegedly attempted to rape an anti-polio campaign worker in eastern Punjab province

Gunmen kill 2 polio workers in Pakistan, mother and daughter

Jan 18, 2018

Pakistani officials: Gunmen kill mother and daughter working for anti-polio campaign in southwestern city of Quetta

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province

Jan 16, 2018

Pakistani health official says special anti-polio drive launched in eastern Punjab province

Woman dies in Nepal village because of menstrual exile

Jan 12, 2018

An official says a woman has died in a remote village in Nepal because of a tradition in which females are exiled from their homes and forced to live in huts during menstruation

Aid group projects 48,000 births in crowded Rohingya camps

Jan 5, 2018

An aid agency projects 48,000 babies will be born this year in the refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh after military operations against them in Myanmar

Aid group says Yemen cholera outbreak has infected 1 million

Dec 21, 2017

The International Committee of the Red Cross says more than 1 million people in war-ravaged Yemen are believed to have been infected in a cholera outbreak that began last year

India says Chinese construction on river dirtying water

Dec 12, 2017

Officials in India's northeast are complaining that Chinese construction activity on the upper reaches of one of Asia's largest river that flows into India are likely turning the waters downstream turbid and unfit for human consumption

AP: Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces

Dec 11, 2017

The Associated Press has found that the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical

Prominent Shiite cleric in Bahrain home after surgery

Dec 10, 2017

Supporters say a prominent Shiite cleric who lost his citizenship and remains under house arrest in Bahrain has returned home after undergoing surgery

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