Under deal - a document of more than 1,000 pages that Maldives parliament signed off on last week after less than an hour of discussion - China and the archipelago nation will impose no tariffs on imports from each other
Following the dissolution of Cambodia's only credible opposition party, the country's Prime Minister Hun Sen held a ceremony at Angkor Wat to pray for happiness and peace. Observers say Hun Sen is seeking to consolidate his legacy with divine symbology intended to elevate his status beyond mere politician. David Boyle has this report.
The Hazaras, a Shi'ite minority sect in Pakistan, are a conservative community where women often stay home and men go out to earn a living. The sect also has been a prime target for Sunni militant groups. The result is that more men have died than women, and a lot of Hazara households have found themselves without their male breadwinners. VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem reports from Quetta.
According to the United Nations, more than half a million Muslim Rohingya have fled persecution in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in the past few months. Many of the refugees are living under difficult circumstances. VOA's Saba Shah Khan visited Syracuse, New York, to meet a man who is putting together his life from scratch.