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August 1, 2015 10:22 am

Japan's Emperor Hirohito's four-and-half-minute "jewel voice'' was broadcast on Aug. 15, 1945, announcing Japan's surrender.

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August 1, 2015 8:34 am

The suitcase was found on Thursday not far from plane wreckage which fuelled speculation it may be from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, which vanished last year with 239 people on board.

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August 1, 2015 7:40 am

The Haqqanis have been blamed for some of the most spectacular attacks against American targets in Afghanistan

July 31, 2015 6:58 pm

"From the part number, it is confirmed that it is from a Boeing 777 aircraft. This information is from MAS (Malaysia Airlines). They have informed me," Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP.

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July 31, 2015 3:31 pm

The plane wreckage found on Reunion Island is to be sent to a laboratory in France for forensic examination to determine whether it is from MH370.

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July 30, 2015 9:14 pm

The two told The Associated Press that the Taliban Shura, or Supreme Council, has chosen Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the new leader.

July 30, 2015 5:25 pm

North Korea has been blunt: Its nuclear weapons are not a bargaining chip; it is already a member of the nuclear club.

July 30, 2015 4:49 pm

Nangarhar has seen heavy fighting in recent months between militants purported to be from the Taliban and the Islamic State group, battling for control of trade routes.

July 30, 2015 3:56 pm

An Information Ministry statement said 6,966 prisoners, including 210 foreigners, will be freed across the country "on humanitarian grounds and in view of national reconciliation."

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July 30, 2015 1:24 pm

In past cases, freed foreigners generally have included those convicted of economic crimes, such as fishermen.

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July 30, 2015 8:41 am

Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy will contest almost all the 498 parliamentary seats in the Nov. 8 polls

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July 29, 2015 9:56 pm

Abdul Hassib Seddiqi, the spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, said Mullah Omar died in a hospital in the Pakistani city of Karachi in April 2013.

July 29, 2015 4:14 pm

About 100 students of the University of Hong Kong stormed a conference room where school leaders were deliberating on the status of former law school dean Johannes Chan, whose appointment has been stalled for months.

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July 28, 2015 4:02 pm

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday that Thailand was working on solving the issues.

July 28, 2015 8:33 am

South Korean PM Hwang urged people to return to normal as the country hasn't seen a new MERS case in more than three weeks

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July 27, 2015 10:53 pm

Five flying doves ascend from right to left, starting in red and ending in yellow, and the lower part depicts a V-shaped Great Wall.

July 27, 2015 12:16 pm

Official broadcaster CCTV and other state media reported that the pilot issued a mayday call and the plane was guided into Guangzhou airport.

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July 27, 2015 11:01 am

The gunfight broke out between two groups attending the wedding in Andarab district of Afghanistan.

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July 27, 2015 8:19 am

The medic appeared briefly in the Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with performing services to help someone engage in a hostile activity in a foreign country

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July 26, 2015 10:07 am

The five-seater plane crashed at around 11:00 am (0200 GMT) shortly after it departed from Tokyo's Chofu airport

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July 25, 2015 1:00 pm

Flooding is common during Myanmar's monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.

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July 25, 2015 12:49 pm

The flooding also has killed 12 people in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province and in the country's eastern Punjab province.

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July 25, 2015 12:36 pm

The ice-breaking talks started on July 7 when the warring sides held their first open and direct talks at Pakistan's hill resort of Murree near capital Islamabad.

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July 25, 2015 11:45 am

The new plant will take the number of China's nuclear power units under construction to 26, perceived as number one in scale in the world.

July 24, 2015 1:08 pm

Japan released photos of Chinese offshore platforms to protest what it calls China's unilateral development of natural gas fields in the East China Sea.

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July 24, 2015 11:28 am

The man was arrested on July 14 following a tip off from the US Embassy in Seoul.

July 24, 2015 10:23 am

Wu'er says he would take a tougher approach to Taiwan's relations with mainland China, from which the island split in 1949 and remains locked in a tense rivalry for international recognition.

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July 24, 2015 8:31 am

The southern Philippines has long been wracked by violence carried out by Muslim separatist guerrillas, Al-Qaeda-linked extremists and extortion gangs.

July 23, 2015 1:11 pm

Ai posted an Instagram photo Wednesday of himself holding a Chinese passport with the caption, "Today, I got my passport." Ai's supporters shared the artist's post and cheered the news.

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July 22, 2015 8:44 pm

The move will phase out dark green or camouflage rubber shoes used by the Chinese military since soon after the Communists won the country's civil war in 1949.

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July 22, 2015 11:16 am

The peace process got a tremendous boost when the Afghan Taliban's reclusive chief Mullah Omar in his Eid message supported the talks.

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July 22, 2015 8:57 am

David Leong, MD of a recruitment firm, People-Worldwide Consulting cautioned that such a move might make Singapore less attractive to foreigners in the long run.

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July 21, 2015 5:49 pm

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf could be acquitted in the Benazir Bhutto murder case due to lack of evidence as key witnesses have retraced their statements implicating him, his lawyer said today.

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July 21, 2015 2:05 pm

The Chinese military has expressed its opposition to frequent surveillance by US military ships and aircraft over the disputed South China Sea

July 21, 2015 10:36 am

"We do not have any interest at all on dialogue for unilaterally freezing or giving up our nukes," it said.

FILE - In this Wednesday March 14, 2012, file photo, Ling Jihua, a loyal aide and confidante to President Hu Jintao looks on as he attends the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China’s state media say former President Hu Jintao’s top aide has been stripped of his party membership, removed from all government positions, and will be criminally prosecuted on corruption charges. The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, July 20, 2015 that an internal investigation found that Ling, who once served as head of the Communist Party's general office, took huge bribes and used his position to seek benefits for others. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
July 21, 2015 1:21 pm

The ruling by the Communist Party's Politburo came seven months after Ling Jihua was placed under internal investigation for disciplinary violations.