Charlotte Greenfield
A novice Tibetan monk holds the U.S. and Tibetan flags at the Kangra airport in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 19, 2024
U.S. lawmakers meet Tibet's Dalai Lama and warn China on choice of successor
Tibetan tradition holds that the Dalai Lama is reincarnated after his death, and the current leader has said his successor may be found in India.
A man watches the news on television showing the Pakistani foreign ministry's statement about the country's strikes inside Iran targeting separatist militants, in Peshawar, Pakistan on Thursday.
Jan 19, 2024
Iran-Pakistan flare-up rooted in restive borderlands, not Mideast strife
Both had launched attacks on each other's soil, targeting what they described as militants and separatists.
The senior leadership of the Taliban government arrives at an inauguration event for a canal project in Hairatan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday.
Oct 15, 2023
Taliban to join China's Belt and Road forum, elevating ties
The Taliban's participation underscores Beijing's growing official ties with the group, despite its lack of recognition by any government.
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2023
Afghan girls struggle with poor internet as they turn to online classes
Taliban officials have closed girls' high schools, barred their access to universities and stopped most women from working at non-governmental organizations.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2023
Afghan girls turn to religious schools as prospects narrow under Taliban rule
Madrassas, part of Afghan life for centuries, rarely offer the education needed to pursue careers in law, medicine, engineering and journalism — education still available to boys.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2022
Isolating the Taliban: How young landmine victims may be collateral damage
Losing its funding, the agency that oversees mine clearance in Afghanistan laid off most of its staff because it couldn't pay salaries.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 14, 2022
In hottest city on Earth, mothers bear brunt of climate change
Pregnant women exposed to heat for prolonged periods of time have a higher risk of suffering complications, an analysis of 70 studies conducted since the mid-1990s on the issue found.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2021
Despite Taliban assurances, Afghanistan rout fuels fears about militant havens
The Taliban has said it will not allow Afghanistan to be used to launch attacks on other nations, but experts say ties remain with al-Qaida and other militant groups.
Japan Times
Aug 16, 2019
Young Maori women on frontline of New Zealand's fight for indigenous rights
Five years ago, law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins got together around a kitchen table and agreed to do everything in their power to prevent a housing development on a south Auckland site that is considered sacred by local Maori.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
May 17, 2019
Preseasoned omega lambs and fitbit cows: New Zealand responds to alternative protein threat
At Dave Harper's family farm in New Zealand's scenic Canterbury region, a painstakingly bred flock of lambs is grazing not on grass, but on a field of herbs selected to unlock healthy omega-3 fatty acids in the animals' meat.
Japan Times
Mar 20, 2019
'I am your mother now': Christchurch's tight-knit Bangladesh community starts trying to heal from mosque shootings
Husna Ahmed was 19 when she arrived in New Zealand from Bangladesh on her wedding day. Waiting to meet her was Farid, the man she would marry in a few hours, as their families had agreed on.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2019
As Taliban talks gather pace, Afghan women fear turning back of the clock
Eighteen years ago, at the height of the Taliban's power in Afghanistan, Roshan Mashal secretly taught her daughters to read and write alongside a dozen local girls who smuggled school books to her house in potato sacks.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2018
Heard on the grapevine: How the Pacific trade pact primes New Zealand wine for Japanese market
From sleepy New Zealand hillsides to sleek Tokyo dining scenes, a bottle of Hawke's Bay wine shipped to Japan traces an arc that exporters like Nigel Avery see as an avenue for multimillion dollar growth built on a free trade pact.
Japan Times
Jun 7, 2018
New Zealand push on clean power comes with high political, economic risks
New Zealand has set out to burnish its clean, green image by becoming Asia Pacific's first developed economy to stop using fossil fuels to generate power, although the pitfalls encountered by a Maori iwi, or tribe, may signal trouble ahead.


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