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Afghans restore art shattered by Taliban as peace deal nears

National Museum of Afghanistan's recovery began in earnest in 2004, during the period when the defeated Taliban quietly began to regroup.

August 20, 2019

A look at the Islamic State affiliate's rise in Afghanistan

The Islamic State affiliate appeared in Afghanistan shortly after the group's core fighters swept across Syria and Iraq in 2014, carving out a self-styled caliphate, or Islamic empire, in around a third of both countries.

August 19, 2019

Vietnam's Quang Tri farmers on the edge of crop failure

Rice farmers in Quang Tri province have suffered the most severe losses, with 6,000 ha of crops drying out.

August 18, 2019

Bhutan looks to smart climate for resilient farming

The implementation of climate smart agriculture in Bhutan could contribute to overall goals of food security and self-sufficiency through resilient agriculture, according to a research.

August 18, 2019