South & Central Asia

There are concerns that inadequate schooling and vocational training opportunities for Rohingya youth could leave young refugees unprepared for life as adults. (Dave Grunebaum/VOA)
The children, who fled with their families from neighboring Myanmar to the camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, now attend about 1,500 learning centers run by UNICEF
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Wed, 01/29/2020 - 08:09
Bala Murghab Afghanistan
Meanwhile, a fresh overnight insurgent attack killed at least18 Afghan security forces
Ayaz Gul
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 06:42
US Military Recovers Remains from Afghanistan Plane Crash
American officials have recovered the bodies of two U.S. pilots from the site of Monday's military plane crash in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. It is still unclear why the plane went down in the Taliban-controlled district, but U.S. officials maintain it was not shot down, contrary to Taliban claims. VOA’s Asef Hussaini in Ghazni spoke with the province’s chief of police as well as local officials and filed this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 20:35
A wreckage of a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, is seen Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.
Officials say troops also found what they believe to be plane’s flight data recorder, removing it with the remains before destroying what was left of aircraft
Jeff Seldin
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 10:06
Pul-e-Khumri Afghanistan
A local official told VOA Tuesday on condition of anonymity that insurgents raided a police post in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province, and overran it with the help of a suspected Taliban infiltrator
Ayaz Gul
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 07:13
President Donald Trump stands on stage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at NRG Stadium, Sept. 22, 2019, in Houston, during a "Howdy Modi: Shared Dreams, Bright Futures" event.
Four months after the event dubbed 'Howdy Modi!,' intended to deepen relations with the wealthy Indian-American minority which has influence in India, some members of the Diaspora have been protesting against a new citizenship law
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Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:59
Map of Ghazni, Afghanistan
US military officials confirmed a plane went down in a Taliban-controlled part of Ghazni province but did not immediately provide additional details
Ayesha Tanzeem
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 08:26
Manzoor Pashteen, center, a leader of the Pashtun Protection Movement waves to his supporters during a rally in Lahore, Pakistan, April 22, 2018.
Manzoor Pashteen of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) was detained along with six others in an overnight raid in the northwestern city of Peshawar, local police confirmed Monday
Ayaz Gul
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 07:34
The beach is seen in Vung Tau, Vietnam, one of the developing nations that moved up the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index when it was adjusted for income. (VOA News)
What happens when educational performance is adjusted for different income levels?
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Mon, 01/27/2020 - 05:24
Balkh Province, Afghanistan
Protesters, carrying bodies of victims, say three women and three children belonging to same family were among those killed in the deadly overnight air force airstrike in Balkh
Ayaz Gul
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 07:44
Public Awareness Linked to Rise in Afghan Vaccinations
Program called Public Awareness on Benefits of Vaccination is helping fight this dangerous misinformation
FILE - Kashmiri journalists display laptops and placards during a protest demanding restoration of internet service, in Srinagar, November 12, 2019.
The shutdown was the longest-ever in a democracy
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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 09:36
FILE PHOTO: File picture of members of a Taliban delegation leaving after peace talks with Afghan senior politicians in Moscow,…
Amnesty International says ‘claims of peace cannot be taken seriously as long as combatants continue to target civilians’
Ayaz Gul
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 21:37
Fighting Polio in Pakistan, Afghanistan
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria are the only countries in the world where polio has not been eliminated
In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 photo, young girls draw sketches near the protest site in New Delhi's Shaheen Bagh area, India…
For more than a month the women have taken turns maintaining an around the clock sit-in on a highway that passes through their neighborhood
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 07:49

Child Marriage