• Much of South Asia could be too hot to live in by 2100: scientists

    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Bangladesh, India, PakistanClimate change could make much of South Asia - home to a fifth of the world's population - too hot for human survival by the end of this century, researchers are warning.Researchers said it is likely that millions of people in South Asia will ...

  • Pakistan high court disqualifies Prime Minister from serving over corruption allegations

    A five-judge panel of Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified thrice-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office over allegations of corruption against him and his family.The court in a unanimous decision said Sharif was disqualified for not remaining "truthful and honest" after considering evidence against him. It also ruled ...

  • Road to clean governance is 'long and hard' – Simon Busuttil

    PN Leader Simon Busuttil this morning said that the road to clean governance is “long and hard” when commenting on the latest magisterial inquiry which involves the Panama Papers scandal was launched. Last week a magistrate accepted Busuttil’s request for an investigation on whether Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri, among ...

  • UNHCR welcomes registration of a million undocumented Afghans in Pakistan

    Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Afghanistan, PakistanThe Pakistan government is piloting a programme to register undocumented Afghans living in the country, currently estimated at between 600,000 and one million.This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Duniya Aslam Khan – to whom quoted text may be ...

  • What makes Pakistan so unfathomable

    RAJA UMAR KHATTAB speaks softly and carefully: “I would not say Karachi is a safe city, but it is better now than before.” Seven years ago, the police compound that houses his wood-panelled office, with its photos of three different Pakistani presidents decorating him for courage in the line of ...

  • Seventy years of Indo-Pakistani enmity

    Unquiet Jammu YOUNGER INDIANS AND Pakistanis tend to assume their countries were born enemies. Only the old recall that until their teenage years they were quite friendly. Ties of kinship were strong. India and Pakistan had inherited the same laws and institutions, and both were poor, multilingual and multi-ethnic. Their elites ...

  • Lone migrant children left unprotected in Greece

    Source: Human Rights Watch Country: Afghanistan, Greece, Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic, WorldUnaccompanied migrant children in Lesbos are being incorrectly identified as adults and housed with unrelated adults, leaving them vulnerable to abuse and unable to access the specific care they need, HRW said.Flawed Procedures Leave Those on Lesbos at Risk of ...

  • Clerical sex abuse victims to seek relocation of fundraising marathon

    The victims of sexual abuse carried out by priests at St Joseph Home in Santa Venera decades ago will seek legal help to stop an annual fundraising marathon from being held at the premises. Speaking to The Malta Independent yesterday, one of the victims, Lawrence Grech, said that seeing the ...

  • MSSP launches 60-hour marathon to raise funds for missionary work

    The Missionary Society of St Paul (MSSP) is holding its 15th edition of its annual marathon in order to raise money for several projects it has in Malta and in Peru, Pakistan and the Philippines.As at 1pm, Saturday, €35,645 were collected.Speaking to The Malta Independent, Fr Louis Mallia, expressed that helping others ...

  • The human dimensions of climate change in Asia and the Pacific

    Source: Asian Development Bank Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tuvalu, Viet Nam, WorldUnder a business-as-usual scenario, a 6 degree Celsius temperature increase is projected over the Asian landmass by the end of the century. MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 July 2017) — Unabated climate change would bring ...

  • Family planning saves lives and promotes resilience in humanitarian contexts

    Source: CARE, International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, Women's Refugee Commission Country: Afghanistan, Australia, Burundi, Canada, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Germany, Honduras, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States of America, World, YemenThe ...

  • Is it ethical to purchase human organs?

    Organ transplantation saves lives. People with end-stage kidney disease who receive a transplant tend to live much longer than those who undergo dialysis. A kidney from a living donor will last from 12 to 20 years, on average, compared to eight to 12 years for a kidney from a deceased ...

  • Trump and Modi herald stronger US-India ties

    Hugging outside the White House June 26, U.S. President Donald Trump and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi heralded an increasingly close strategic partnership as the U.S. branded a top militant from neighboring Pakistan as a “global terrorist.”

  • Global leaders unite to eradicate polio

    Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, WorldTo end the disease for good, government representatives and partners pledged US$ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from polio every year.Countries and partners pledge US$ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from polio every year ATLANTA (12 June 2017) – Today, ...

  • Aid groups seek a timely way to tackle drought crises

    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Pakistan, World, ZimbabweThe Start Network is putting together a new financing facility to enable a faster and more coordinated response to droughts, and plans to test its model in Pakistan and Zimbabwe.By Megan Rowling and Andrew Mambondiyani BARCELONA/HARARE, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a big ...

  • Police name third London Bridge jihadi as Youssef Zaghba

    British police today named the third of the jihadis who killed seven people in a knife and van attack in London, and an Italian newspaper said he had been flagged to Britain as a possible militant by Italian authorities. The fallout from the attack has eclipsed other issues in the political ...

  • Sri Lanka battles to get relief to stranded flood-hit villages

    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Sri LankaThe floods and landslides have killed some 200 people. More than 80,000 people have been forced into temporary shelters and around 100 people remain missing.By Shihar Aneez and Nita Bhalla COLOMBO/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Heavy rains, highways buried under landslides and roads submerged under ...