Fears of misuse of Muslim 'waqf' property in India as official suspended
Waqf boards in India hold nearly 500,000 registered properties and tracts of land, making them among the top landowners in the country
India urged to build housing law on human rights
A housing law should include policies aimed at those living in informal settlements
FEATURE -In Rwanda, red cross spells demolition
"They built the houses without a permit. We are fighting illegal construction day by day"
Zuma says S.Africa will allow expropriation of land without compensation
Most of South Africa's land remains in white hands over two decades after the end of apartheid
Caucasus "land grab" feared in remote UNESCO heritage site
As a hydroelectric dam project threatens to destroy their homes, dying elders in indigenous villages of Svaneti have warned: "The Svans are in danger, be careful"
INTERVIEW-Philippines "unfit for mining" because of nation's unique ecosystem - minister
"Every time you put up an open pit and every time you put up a tailing pond you're putting our country at risk," the minister told Reuters on Monday
Bigger land holdings key to preventing farmer suicides in India, activists say
"We want an overhaul in the farm policy, as there has been a fundamental shift in agriculture that is leaving farmers destitute"
India's affordable housing plan won't fix homelessness, say campaigners
"The slow rate of implementation of the policy, coupled with the destruction of homes makes the housing for all target seem improbable at this stage"
New Indian land laws to expedite projects hurt farmers, activists say
A new law in Telangana state shuts the doors on farmers and puts all the power in the hands of the state and wealthy land owners
INSIGHT-In Myanmar, profit clouds army pledge to return seized land
Few of the villagers who say they lost land have any documents supporting their claim