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Sending international students home would sap US influence and hurt the economy

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, made a decision on July 6 regarding international students in the U.S. that will affect far more than just the roughly 870,000 international students themselves

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Right climate for India-China talks on climate change

One of the casualties of the strain in relations between India and China will be the cooperation between the two of the world’s most populous countries on the climate crisis

Afghanistan’s right of access and transit under international law

According to international law, land-locked countries, such as Afghanistan, have the “right of access”  to sea portsand “freedom of transit through the territory of transit states.”

Muddy rain in Kathmandu highlights wider climate disturbance

On June 15, 2018, residents of Kathmandu were caught by surprise as dark clouds gathered over the city. The clouds soon led to rain

China and India's deadly Himalayan clash is a big test for Modi. And a big concern for the world

Sometime on Monday, an Indian army patrol skirmished with Chinese troops in the Galwan River Valley, high in the Himalayas.

Cyclones batter South Asia as Indian Ocean heats up

Nisarga, the first cyclone to have threatened Mumbai in more than 70 years, has left India’s financial capital largely unharmed after it made landfall in the nearby beach town of Alibaug on June 3

Community-run tourism can help Sundarbans cyclone recovery

Governments have to build infrastructure, help residents and ease travel between countries

Pakistan turns locust threat into chicken feed

As the biggest locust swarms for more than 25 years threaten India and Pakistan’s breadbasket regions, a pilot project in Pakistan offers a way to cull the crop-destroying pests without using insecticides that harm people and the environment

Exploring the Indian Ocean as a rich archive of history – above and below the water line

This article is part of a series on oceans being co-ordinated across all The Conversation sites. This is an introductory article on the Indian Ocean. Similar essays will be featured on the other oceans of the world. These essays are longer than usual.

It’s time for the Sundarbans

Well, the Sundarbans has done it again! As it has been doing for hundreds of years. This time, it took the blow of supercyclone Amphan and saved us from severe devastation

The Wild Shrub at the Root of the Afghan Meth Epidemic

MUHAMMAD REHMAN SHIRZAD squints against the late afternoon sun as he scrambles up the side of a steep ravine in the district of Surobi on the eastern edge of Afghanistan’s Kabul Province

How Mumbai's poorest neighbourhood is battling to keep coronavirus at bay

Informal settlements are experiencing a greater surge in COVID-19 cases than other urban neighbourhoods in Mumbai, India

Need for sustainable cross-border tourism in the Sundarbans

Large parts of the eastern India state of West Bengal and Bangladesh experienced mayhem caused by the super-cyclone Amphan

The India-UAE Spat: A Cautionary Tale for New Delhi

India’s relationship with the United Emirates may not be the world’s most watched-relationship—and especially these days, amid a raging global pandemic

How coronavirus sparked a wave of innovation in India

Entrepreneurs and innovators across India have responded quickly to the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic

Five years on from the earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal, heritage-led recovery is uniting community

Since the Gorkha earthquake killed almost 9,000 people in April 2015, Nepal has been on a slow and arduous route to recovery

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity