Nepal is one of just a few countries to significantly lower the number of women dying in childbirth. Still, until the status of women in society improves, childbirth will remain perilous.
In a remote region of Tajikistan, the government used U.S.-trained special forces to aggressively pursue local warlords. The operation backfired — the special forces suffered a humiliating defeat.
How China's great malaria breakthrough is drowning in a sea of fakes.
Public health workers have taken on the mission of vaccinating 170 million children under the age of five.
As demand for palm oil grows, thousands of child laborers toil on Malaysia's plantations.
Indian society strongly prefers boys at every stage of life. Here's how some mothers are trying to change that.
After a crackdown on music, Baba Salah wants to keep Islamists out of his hometown.
They love George W. Bush for liberating them, but the region's relative stability might not last.
India has now gone two full years without a single new case of polio. If it continues on this track, it will be declared polio-free in February 2014.
For Kurdish women in Turkey, guerilla tactics can offer a way out.
Not even the mainstream ruling party in Hungary dares reject racism and homophobia for fear of alienating a crucial voting bloc--the far right.
The Turkish government recently lifted a decades-long ban on the Kurdish language in schools, but a young Kurdish activist says they still have a long way to go.