October 24, 2012 We're right on the verge of wiping out polio globally. But to do that, children in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan must be inoculated with the heat-sensitive vaccine — not once, but multiple times. Time to call in the donkeys.
October 23, 2012 The aid does not appear to be helping to mend U.S.-Pakistan relations, however, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
October 23, 2012 A 1,000-year-old statue, a vine-and-moss-covered temple complex and a country's turbulent history lie at the heart of a legal battle pitting the Cambodian government against Sotheby's auction house. Officials say the statue was looted from an ancient Khmer temple; Sotheby's says that's not provable.
October 23, 2012 The case of Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old shot by the Taliban, focused world attention on the risks that some Pakistani schoolgirls face by simply demanding to go to school. Another 15-year-old girl from the same region is also speaking out, though her story shows the complex issues surrounding girls' education in Pakistan.
October 22, 2012 At the Tibetan Labrang Monastery in Gansu, another protester chose suicide as a way to draw attention to what Tibetans say is China's repressive rule.
October 22, 2012 When the presidential candidates hold their final debate Monday night, this one on foreign policy, they'll likely be asked to define their vision of America's role in the world. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, that role may shift back to economic and cultural leadership, scholars say.
October 22, 2012 Amid China's run-ins with Japan and the Philippines over disputed islands this year, the U.S. Navy plans to send more ships to Asia, which China sees as an attempt to block its rise. America's allies in the region welcome more involvement, but they question whether America can afford to stay engaged in the region.
October 20, 2012 As China prepares for a once-in-a-decade leadership transition, pressures are mounting for the party to change. Discontent over stalled political reforms, a U-turn in economic policy, and a political scandal involving murder and corruption suggest change is expected — but it could be only limited in scope.
October 18, 2012 Despite poverty and poor sanitation, the world's second-most populous country is eradicating polio, which has afflicted India for millennia. Health officials hope India's successful war plan against polio will serve as inspiration for its archrival, Pakistan, in its own fight against the disease.