After nearly two weeks, Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

Asia Pacific Aug 17, 2019

After nearly two weeks, Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision to downgrade the majority-Muslim region's autonomy. Administrator Shahid Choudhary said restrictions were being lifted in most areas and government offices would open sometime ...

India dominates list of world's most polluted cities

Asia Pacific Mar 6, 2019

India dominates list of world's most polluted cities

India dominated a list of the world's most polluted cities in 2018, taking 22 of the top 30 spots, according to a Greenpeace report. Air pollution is estimated to contribute to 7 million premature deaths every year and is considered by the United Nations to ...

Yemen's Houthis to quit two ports Monday under peace deal: sources

World Feb 24, 2019

Yemen's Houthis to quit two ports Monday under peace deal: sources

Iranian-aligned Houthi forces have agreed to draw back from two Yemeni ports on Monday while withdrawal from the main Hodeidah port will occur later alongside a retreat by coalition-backed forces massed outside the city, U.N. and Yemeni sources said. Houthi forces will withdraw 5 km ...