Environment

Sri Lanka works to clean oil slicks near capital

Sep 10, 2018

Sri Lanka has deployed hundreds of coast guard and navy personnel to clean oil slicks on a coastal stretch near the capital following a spill caused by a pipeline leak

Pakistan official: 2 dead, 5 missing after boat sinks in sea

Aug 22, 2018

A Pakistani official says at least two anglers drowned and five others were missing after their boat sank in rough waters in the Arabian Sea off the coast of southwestern Baluchistan province

Indian mob lynches woman on rumors of child kidnapping

Jul 24, 2018

Police say a woman was lynched in central India on rumors that she was part of a gang that kidnapped children, days after the country's highest court called for immediate steps to control deadly mob violence

Mob lynches Muslim man over cow smuggling charges in India

Jul 21, 2018

Police say a Muslim man has been beaten to death by a mob in western India over allegations of cow smuggling, the latest in a series of lynching by violent mobs in the country

Rivers dry and fields dust, Iranian farmers turn to protest

Jul 19, 2018

Farmers in central Iran turn to protests as drought, government mismanagement of water destroy their livelihoods

Young Nubians revive dream of returning to land in Egypt

Jul 15, 2018

Egypt's Nubians, forcibly resettled to make way for Aswan Dam on Nile River, step up demands to return to ancient land

Toxic tanneries forced to move pollute new Bangladesh site

Jul 6, 2018

Bangladesh tanneries prepping leather for shoes, belts and wallets are dumping toxic chemicals into a river at a new location after the government shut them down for poisoning a different river and using child labor

Iraq bans farming summer crops as water crisis grows dire

Jul 5, 2018

Iraq bans farmers from planting summer crops this year as crippling water shortage shows few signs of abating

The Latest: Iran says 230 people poisoned by untreated water

Jul 1, 2018

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that 230 people have been poisoned by drinking polluted water in the county's southwest

New Delhi orders construction halt as pollution levels soar

Jun 15, 2018

New Delhi officials have ordered a two-day halt to construction in an attempt to reduce choking pollution that has cloaked the city in smog and dust

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