Middle East

US vows to down any Iran drones that fly 'too close' to its ships

US official says Washington has 'clear evidence' that it shot down an Iranian drone after Tehran denied the claim.

How a school for husbands in Sierra Leone tackles rape culture

After cases of child rape made headlines this year, the government declared a national emergency around sexual violence.

The rise of the machines: Kashmir's weavers fear for their future

The rise of the machines: Kashmir's weavers fear for their future

Mechanisation and competition from China and Iran are disrupting Kashmir's ancient crafts - and hurting livelihoods.

Uganda's gold boom leaves small-scale miners behind

Uganda's gold boom leaves small-scale miners behind

With exports experiencing a sharp rise, Uganda is formalising its gold sector - but who is benefitting?

US, China discuss trade war on phone; in-person talks may follow

US, China discuss trade war on phone; in-person talks may follow

Standoff on trade war continues as Chinese, US envoys continue talks but dispute dampens global growth, analysts say.

US environment agency allows use of controversial pesticide

US environment agency allows use of controversial pesticide

Green activists say Trump's EPA move to lift Obama-era ban on pesticide chlorpyrifos threatens children's health.