Agriculture

Indian workers repair damage after deadly dust storm

May 4, 2018

Workers were rushing to restore electricity to scores of towns and villages in northern and western India where a powerful dust storm and thundershowers caused more than 120 deaths

Correction: Egypt-Nile story

Apr 24, 2018

Correction: Egypt-Nile story

Indian court jails powerful politician for embezzling funds

Mar 24, 2018

A powerful Indian politician has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for embezzling 37 million rupees ($570,000) from a state government's treasury while he was the state's top elected official

Thousands of Indian farmers march to demand government help

Mar 12, 2018

Tens of thousands of farmers who marched up to six days are in a western Indian state capital to demand loan waivers, fair prices for their produce and other help as the agriculture sector struggles from years of declining earnings

Fresh twist for UAE diners as oysters thrive in warm waters

Feb 14, 2018

In the warm waters of the Persian Gulf, long home to pearl oysters, a new type of oyster is thriving _ the edible kind

AP Exclusive: Rohingya say military cut off food in Myanmar

Feb 9, 2018

AP Exclusive: Interviews with recent refugees indicate Myanmar's military and Buddhist residents may be controlling food in order to force the few remaining Rohingya Muslims to leave

'They want to erase us.' Hunger used to target Rohingya

Feb 7, 2018

AP Exclusive: 'They want to erase us.' More than a dozen interviews by the AP with recent refugees show an increasing desperation among the dwindling numbers of Rohingya in Myanmar in the face of what the UN says may be a genocide.

India budget offers free cooking gas, health plan for poor

Feb 1, 2018

India's finance minister has announced a federal budget with a string of populist giveaways, from free cooking gas to a health plan for the poor, in an attempt to woo voters ahead of national elections next year

Rohingya survivors: Myanmar's army slaughtered men, children

Dec 21, 2017

Myanmar's Rohingya describe ruthless army massacre that offers evidence Myanmar forces have systematically killed civilians

Sri Lanka defends Ceylon tea after Russian ban

Dec 20, 2017

Sri Lanka's plantation minister has denied that the country's agricultural products, including its famous Ceylon tea, are dangerous, days after Russia imposed a temporary ban on such goods

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