North Korea has missed a deadline to register two of its figure skaters for the South Korea-hosted PyeongChang Winter Olympics - despite their qualifying - casting doubt over whether Pyongyang intends to send any athletes to the February games.
Authorities in the Chinese capital, Beijing, have launched a sweeping campaign that is forcing tens of thousands of migrant workers out of their residences and out of the city. The government says the effort was initiated for public safety. VOA’s Bill Ide and Ye Bing recently visited some villages that have been caught up in the campaign and file this report.
Sunni militant groups in Pakistan frequently target Shiites across the country for their faith. But one Shiite community seems to have a constant target on their backs. The government is providing the Hazaras extra protection. But the protection is stifling them economically and makes them feel imprisoned in their own community. VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem tells us why.
Using a law that empowers Indians to seek information from the government to promote accountability and transparency, a group of women in New Delhi’s largest slum resettlement colony have waged an effective campaign with city authorities to improve access to water, sanitation and transport. Anjana Pasricha visited the area in India’s capital.
Hazaras in Quetta feel that the government is dealing with the symptoms rather than the problem, The designated safe areas or travel routes for Hazaras mean that the rest of the city is inherently unsafe for them