Unlike previous incomers, recent arrivals are expected to be awarded asylum or complementary protection.
Could Beijing's growing belligerence be a preparation for war?
Country at particular risk due to lack of control over its occupied territories.
With the exception of Dushanbe, all other regional powers will strictly limit numbers.
Analysts fear that the new Kabul regime will inspire extremist organisations across the region.
Cold, hungry, and trapped, Afghans and Iraqis are amongst those caught between countries.
Insecurity increases as insurgents appear energised by imminent US withdrawal.
Global Voices: Asia
New protocols introduced to reduce the number of caesareans may be putting lives at risk.
Independent, dissenting Azerbaijani voices have never been so ostracised.
Officials obscure systemic failings – aided by an uncritical media.