This National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Afghanistan has been prepared by the National Environmental Protection Agency, with technical and advisory inputs from relevant government agencies, non-governmental organizations, international organizations and user groups at national and provincial levels.

Senior officials of the governments of South Asian countries, and regional and international experts working in combating wildlife crime have descended on Kathmandu to formulate an action plan to c

Using both types of polio vaccine could speed up efforts to free the world of the disease, research suggests.

In a startling revelation, an analysis for the Global burden of Diseases has suggested that estimates of the number of people living with HIV are 18•7 per cent smaller than UNAIDS’s estimates in 20

U.S.-funded incinerators in Afghanistan unused, inspector general says
Batteries, plastics, tires and aerosol cans tossed into open burn pits in Afghanistan, report says

DUBAI: A Dubai initiative to provide potable water to five million people facing shortages in Asia and Africa has raised nearly $50 million (36.89 million euros), local media reported on Wednesday.

Floods, storms and other natural disasters claimed more than 2,700 lives and caused around $42 billion in damage worldwide in the first half of 2014, but this was well below the first half of last

While millions more children in developing countries are in school than was the case at the turn of the millennium, there is growing awareness of a ‘learning crisis’, with many of those in school unable to meet basic standards.

MUMBAI: When asked to name a strife-torn country in a dangerous neighbourhood, India may not be the first to come to mind.

More than 80 bodies have been found two days after a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan's mountainous and remote north, a provincial official said Sunday, as police and villagers scoured the ru

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