One of Afghanistan's most powerful regional politicians has vowed to defy his ouster as governor of the northern province of Balkh, posing potential threat to shaky Western-backed governing coalition of President Ashraf Ghani
It has been four months since the Rohingya exodus began, after reports of insurgent attacks on Myanmar police outposts. Steve Sandford spoke to refugees and aid workers to get a feel for the situation on the ground for more than 650,000 refugees.
In the face of a diphtheria outbreak in parts of Indonesia, authorities have embarked on an immunization drive to slow the advance of the dangerous respiratory disease. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports. Faith Lapidus narrates.