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

Titanium and other metals found in dust at a base in Iraq have been linked to the dust found in six sick soldiers' lungs, according to a study set to be released Monday.

Discussion about water in South Asia – in particular the shared rivers of the region – is vociferous, antagonistic and increasingly associated with national security. Renewable water resources in the region have fallen dramatically on a per capita basis since the 1960s.

As the World Health Organisation (WHO) rated Delhi of having the highest level of air pollution, India’s air monitoring centre on Thursday dismissed the data released by the WHO calling the finding

Complacency in fight against the disease can cost India dear as Pakistan remains a hotbed for the infection, officials warn

In a meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee, the World Health Organization (WHO) voiced its concern over the international spread of wild polio virus. Indian travellers to high-risk polio endemic countries, including neighbours Pakistan and Afghanistan, will need to get vaccinated before visiting them, officials said.