Saudi Arabia heralds biggest spending plans yet amid deficit

Dec 19, 2017

Saudi Arabia announces biggest budget in its history, announcing expenditures of 978 billion riyals ($261 billion) this coming fiscal year

Saudi king prioritizes economic reforms for coming year

Dec 13, 2017

Saudi King Salman delivers annual speech outlining government's priorities for coming year, focusing on economy and emphasizing anti-corruption crackdown

Iraq's vast marshes, reborn after Saddam, are in peril again

Oct 26, 2017

Iraq's southern marshes, reborn after the fall of Saddam, are imperiled once again by upstream projects

IMF: Saudi unemployment up, economy stagnant despite reforms

Oct 5, 2017

The International Monetary Fund says Saudi Arabia's economic growth is expected to remain stagnant this year as unemployment rises, despite major efforts at reform

Monsoon flooding kills at least 173 across South Asia

Aug 14, 2017

Heavy monsoon rains have devastated large swaths of northeastern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh, killing at least 173 people, displacing or stranding millions and washing away vital crops

Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

Aug 1, 2017

A new study shows a correlation between rising temperatures and the rate of farmer suicides in India

Indian fishermen try new nets for healthier oceans

Jun 3, 2017

Indian fishermen say they're seeing positive change since they switched nets to allow small fish to escape and maintain breeding population

India's limits on selling cattle could hurt industry, diets

May 29, 2017

India has banned the sale of cows for slaughter to protect an animal many Hindus consider holy, but states and industries say the ban will hit beef and leather exports and deprive millions of people of a cheap source of protein

India's Modi emphasizes links with Sri Lanka to deepen ties

May 12, 2017

India's prime minister has emphasized common heritage with Sri Lanka as he's trying to woo the island neighbor that's become an important cog in China's plans for control of the Indian Ocean

Wasp nests removed in Sri Lanka ahead of Indian PM visit

May 10, 2017

Sri Lankan authorities has taken steps to remove thousands of wasps to avoid a possible attack during this week's visit of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in the country's tea-growing region

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