Jews join Muslims as NY mosque hosts Passover celebration
Attendees learn the two faiths have a long history of celebrating together and share many of the same traditions.
Transgender TV anchor makes news in Pakistan
Marvia Malik is breaking new ground in a country where transgender people are often expected to earn their livelihood mainly by dancing, begging or working in the sex trade.
US refugee families pay it forward
Refugees gather to create a new home for a family that will soon arrive from Ethiopia.
Pakistan hairdressers ban trimming stylish ‘un-Islamic’ beards
The KP Hairdressers Association says it consulted with religious scholars before reaching the decision to stop tending to trendy facial hair.
Pakistan girl’s rape & murder propels issue of child sex abuse into the spotlight
The recent killing of 7-year-old Zainab Ansari ignites a national conversation about child sex abuse, rarely a topic of public debate in the conservative Islamic country.
Remote Pakistan village produces two Olympic athletes
Pakistan has only two athletes in Pyeongchang but as home to some of the world’s highest mountains, has lots of growth potential in winter sports.
Acid attack victims, transgender woman find work at India’s high court
Will other government departments follow suit by offering similar opportunities to victims and others on the margins of society?
What China is up to in the Pakistani desert
A coal mining company in the middle of the Pakistan desert shows just how tolerant Islamabad is of China’s presence in sensitive border territory.
Has New Delhi become any safer for women since that brutal gang rape 5 years ago?
VOA hits the streets of India’s capital to find out if women are still on guard anytime they leave the house.
With other work scarce, Pakistani miners put job safety fears aside
Since British colonial times, the Pakistani province of Baluchistan has been well known for its coal production.