As China gets tough on pollution, will its economy suffer?

As China gets tough on pollution, will its economy suffer?

LEO YAO thought he had nothing to fear from the environment ministry. Before, when its inspectors visited his cutlery factory, he says, they generated “loud thunder, little rain”. After warning him to clean up, they would, at worst, impose a negligible fine. Not so this time. In August dozens of inspectors swarmed over his workshop […]

Pakistan reacts after US suspends military aid, says fight against terrorism will suffer

Pakistan reacts after US suspends military aid, says fight against terrorism will suffer

Islamabad: Expressing its unhappiness over Donald Trump administration’s decision to freezing most security aid and the delivery of military equipment for failing to rein in terror groups, Pakistan on Friday said “arbitrary deadlines and unilateral pronouncements” are “counterproductive” in addressing common threats. Pakistan Foreign Office said, “We are engaged with the US Administration on the […]

North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition: UN

North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition: UN

GENEVA: North Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace, a United Nations human rights panel said on Monday. After a regular review of Pyongyang`s record, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women voiced concern at rape […]

“We Didn’t Have to Suffer Like That”: Inside a Texas Prison During Hurricane Harvey

“We Didn’t Have to Suffer Like That”: Inside a Texas Prison During Hurricane Harvey

In late August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the southeast Texas coast bringing with it extreme winds and dropping more than four feet of rain across Houston and the surrounding area. The catastrophic flooding caused thousands to evacuate, including many state prisoners who were moved to drier and safer facilities elsewhere in the state. But the 3,000 men inside […]