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November 22, 2015 3:14 pm

Bangladesh on Sunday executed two top opposition leaders simultaneously for war crimes during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan, triggering sporadic violence by their supporters including attacks on media.

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October 20, 2015 9:43 am

Defense lawyer En Sovann says Yem Chhrin faces up to life in prison if found guilty of murder, intentionally spreading HIV — the virus that causes AIDS — and practicing medicine without a license.

October 20, 2015 11:21 am

The reunions, the first since February of last year, are a bitter reminder that the Korean Peninsula is still in a technical state of war because the 1950-53 fighting ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.

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October 17, 2015 3:49 pm

"China has always advocated handling disputes by peaceful manners and will not use force recklessly even if it comes to issues related to territory and sovereignty," state run Xinhua news agency quoting Fan.

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October 15, 2015 8:45 pm

China has overlapping claims with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei in the South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year.

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October 15, 2015 3:33 pm

"China wants to use these sorts of forums to promote China's views, explain China's policies and improve China's security image," said regional security expert Li Mingjiang of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.

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October 14, 2015 4:33 pm

In announcing their capture of the city on Sept. 28, the Taliban vowed to protect civilians and property, presenting themselves as liberators. But residents say the insurgents immediately went on a rampage, looting shops and killing those who stood in their way.

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October 13, 2015 7:42 pm

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said the reported U.S. plan to send a ship within 22 kilometers (14 miles) of the artificial island in the Spratly Islands "would be consistent with international law and a rules-based order for the region."

October 13, 2015 5:23 pm

The blast hit a warehouse for alcohol materials in the city Monday night and started a fire, but no casualties were reported, local police said.

October 13, 2015 4:25 pm

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media on Tuesday that the fighters are retreating to avoid further civilian casualties.

October 13, 2015 9:55 am

The official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday that a blast hit a warehouse for alcohol materials in the city Monday night and started a fire.

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October 10, 2015 7:48 pm

The Spratlys, mostly barren islands, reefs and atolls that are believed to be atop oil and natural gas deposits, straddle one of the world's busiest sea lanes. They are also claimed by Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei.

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October 10, 2015 4:01 pm

The five-man team would leave soon for Kunduz to look into the cause of the Oct. 3 airstrike on a trauma center run by the international charity Doctors Without Borders, Ghani's deputy spokesman Zafar Hashemi said.

October 10, 2015 8:11 pm

The parade, which featured thousands of goose-stepping soldiers and military hardware including missiles and drones mounted on trucks, kicked off what is expected to be one of the North's biggest celebrations ever.

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October 10, 2015 3:13 pm

At least 17 people were killed after a blast ripped through a restaurant on Saturday, local authorities said. An initial investigation showed that the explosion was caused by a gas cylinder.

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October 10, 2015 11:25 am

The Shangrao government information office said in an online statement Saturday that 10 miners were initially trapped in the privately run Yongji Coal Mine. It gave no details on the cause of the blast.

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October 9, 2015 8:23 am

Indonesia has already deployed some 25,840 soldiers, police and fire personnel in six provinces, to fight the fires with 25 aircraft conducting water-bombing and cloud-seeding operations.

October 8, 2015 10:29 am

The abductions have been the latest reminder of the long-running security problems that have hounded the region, which has bountiful resources and promises but is hamstrung by poverty and an array of insurgents and outlaws.

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October 8, 2015 9:57 am

Asked how she could be the leader without being the president, Suu Kyi replied with a smile: "Why not? Do you have to be a president in order to lead a country?''

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October 1, 2015 1:45 pm

The Ministry of Public Security said it was treating the blasts on Wednesday as a criminal act, and not terrorism.

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December 25, 2015 11:49 pm

According to the local authorities, two people lost their lives and 324 were injured in a single day of severe winds and rain.

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September 28, 2015 4:21 pm

Kerry commended Sharif's pledge to not distinguish between terrorist groups and 'urged additional action against the Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.'

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September 27, 2015 12:48 am

How a few men and women from China Radio International are reaching remote corners in the Indian subcontinent.

September 26, 2015 6:04 pm

The China South-South Climate Cooperation Fund will also enhance their capacity to access the GCF, according to a China-US joint presidential statement on climate change.

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September 27, 2015 1:34 pm

Thailand police said the case against the men was supported by CCTV footage, witnesses, DNA matching and physical evidence.

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September 25, 2015 7:11 pm

"We Uyghur people don't like to see women wear such kinds of clothes either, and by covering the eyes, the burqa represents some kind of backwardness," said Shewket Imin.

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September 24, 2015 8:58 pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold talks with US President Barack Obama tomorrow to improve relations between the two countries.

September 23, 2015 5:21 pm

National deputy police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim said ethnic Uighurs were detained in the past week in Kuala Lumpur as well as in northeastern Kelantan state.

September 22, 2015 8:37 pm

The gunmen appeared to have specifically targeted the victims when they entered the Holiday Ocean View Samal Resort before midnight Monday on the northern tip of Samal Island off Davao City.

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September 22, 2015 2:34 pm

'If the Kabul administration wants to end the war and establish peace in the country, it is possible by revoking all military and security treaties with the invaders,' Mansour said in the message.

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September 22, 2015 12:07 pm

Pakistan postponed the hanging of a paralysed death row convict due to lack of clarity of rules on how to execute a physically disabled person.

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September 22, 2015 10:00 am

Cow, which is sacred to Hindus, has been declared the national animal of Nepal in the country's newly-unveiled secular Constitution.

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September 22, 2015 9:53 am

India has also told Nepal that issues on which there are differences should be 'resolved through dialogue in an atmosphere free from violence and intimidation'.

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September 21, 2015 6:47 pm

The decision came three days after Taliban militants stormed an air force base in Badhaber that killed at least 42 people, including 23 air force personnel.

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September 21, 2015 1:39 pm

Pakistani authorities have blamed militants from Afghanistan for the attack on Badaber military base on Friday that killed 29 people and 13 militants.

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September 21, 2015 10:05 am

Tan, a former policewoman, was arrested in 2011 for writing about human rights and corruption on her blog.