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September 01, 2020
Pandemic brings hard times for farmers, worsening hunger
The coronavirus pandemic has brought hard times for many farmers and has imperiled food security for many millions both in ...
August 31, 2020
UN labor body: Qatar 'dismantles' kafala employment system
New labor rules in the energy-rich nation of Qatar “effectively dismantles” the country's long-criticized “kafala” employment ...
August 30, 2020
Ahead of Kentucky Derby, worker shortage looms for trainers
The Trump administration’s immigration squeeze and the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic threaten to leave the ...
August 19, 2020
Guatemalan man seeking asylum drowns along US-Mexico border
A Guatemalan man who had been living in a makeshift migrant camp while waiting to petition the U.S. government for asylum ...
June 22, 2020
Asia Today: 4th-worst-hit India sees rural virus cases soar
India’s coronavirus caseload has risen to 425,282 as infections soar in rural areas to which migrant workers fleeing major ...
June 05, 2020
Asia Today: India's daily virus cases surge by nearly 10,000
India's Health Ministry on Friday reported another record spike in new coronavirus cases — more than 9,800 in 24 hours.
June 04, 2020
Amid virus, those in India's largest slum help one another
There are no secrets in the tightly packed lanes of Dharavi, India’s largest slum. Everyone knows when an alcoholic husband ...
June 01, 2020
India cautiously opens up even as coronavirus cases rise
More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities on Monday as a three-phase ...
May 24, 2020
Desperate Indian girl bikes 745 miles home with disabled dad
From her village in eastern India, 15-year-old Jyoti Kumari reflected on her desperate 1,200-kilometer (745-mile) bicycle ...
May 22, 2020
As some nations open, UK to quarantine arrivals for 2 weeks
People arriving in the U.K. next month will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days and could face an unlimited fine if ...
May 22, 2020
India struggles with twin challenges of cyclone and pandemic
In the middle of a pandemic, if a cyclone comes hurtling toward you, what should you do? Debasis Shyamal, a fisherman, forgot ...
May 20, 2020
Asia Today: S. Korean students return to class; 32 new cases
South Korean students began returning to classes Wednesday as the country counted 32 new coronavirus cases. It was the first ...
May 18, 2020
Some traffic returns to roads as India eases virus lockdown
People trickled outdoors and thin traffic returned to roads in some Indian states on Monday, a day after the federal ...
May 18, 2020
Asia Today: India cases surge, Beijing petition offices shut
India recorded its biggest single-day surge in coronavirus cases on Monday, attributed largely to migrant workers returning ...
May 12, 2020
India resumes limited train service as it eases lockdown
India reopened parts of its huge rail network on Tuesday, running a limited number of trains as it looks at easing a nearly ...
May 11, 2020
Asia Today: Indian cases spike, Shanghai Disney park reopens
India reported its biggest daily increase in cases Monday as it prepares to gradually resume train service while easing its ...
May 06, 2020
Pope backs migrant farm workers as Italy mulls legalization
Migrant farm workers must be treated with dignity, Pope Francis said Wednesday, issuing his appeal as Italy weighs whether ...
May 04, 2020
Asia Today: Vietnam schools reopen, New Zealand hits zero
Students across Vietnam started returning to their classrooms Monday that had been closed to curb the coronavirus. “I am so ...
May 04, 2020
India's virus lockdown eased while infection rate speeds up
India relaxed some coronavirus lockdown restrictions on Monday even as the pace of infection picked up and reopenings drew ...
April 30, 2020
The Latest: India touts gains in curbing virus with lockdown
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, ...
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