The crisis in Syria exacerbated the plight of refugees or displaced persons, pushing displacements to an 18-year high, a U.N. refugee agency said.
Support from European countries planning to host the proposed Nabucco West natural gas pipeline is indicative of its viability, an executive said from Austria.
Afghan President Karzai suspended security talks with the United States Wednesday, saying he was doing so to protest U.S. outreach to the Taliban.
China and Iceland could become natural partners in the energy sector though it is too early to make any predictions about the benefits, an analyst said.
Directors at Russian energy company Gazprom said work was under way on designs for liquefied natural gas terminals tied to the Shtokman field.
Pakistani have authorities closed Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University and Bolan Medical Complex in Quetta after terrorist attacks killed nearly 90 people.
Syrian peace talks will be delayed after Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to boycott talks that assume President Bashar Assad will resign, officials said.
The most recent terrorist attack on June 15, which left two dead and more than 70 people wounded, proved once more that the most urgent question now is the security and safety of the 3,100 people of the Iranian opposition People's Mujahedin of Iran trapped in Camp Liberty.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner flying from Denver to Tokyo made an emergency landing in Seattle Tuesday because of an oil filter problem, United Airlines said.
World leaders Tuesday called for continued peaceful negotiations over the future of the Nagorno-Karabakh region in Azerbaijan.
The handover of authority in Afghanistan was one of the major topics of a meeting Tuesday with French President Francois Hollande, U.S. President Obama said.
Police in Pakistan were trying to determine if a suicide bombing Tuesday that killed 20 mourners at a funeral was aimed at one victim, a provincial legislator.
Three civilians died in a blast in western Kabul Tuesday, the same day NATO transferred responsibility for security to Afghan forces, officials said.
Group of Eight leaders emphasized the need for a political settlement in Syria in a statement issued Tuesday as the summit in Northern Ireland ended.
The Chinese city of Shenzhen has launched the first of seven pilot emission trading schemes planned for China, the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter.
Dozen of plots against U.S. and foreign targets have been thwarted by analyzing secretly obtained telephone data, intelligence officials said Tuesday.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told his successor Tuesday he was taking the mantle of a country in the path to glory.
A pair of bombers clad in suicide vests attacked a Shiite mosque in Baghdad Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and injuring some 57 others, police said.
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se told lawmakers Tuesday diplomatic outreach with China would focus on North Korean concerns.
More than $70 million in U.S. assistance to Afghanistan is on hold because of concerns about President Hamid Karzai, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said.
Data indicate 121 of 6,203 elementary schools in South Korea did not recruit any new students this year amid the country's low birthrate.
Chinese police have arrested 118 people in investigations into environmental pollution cases since January, the Ministry of Public Security said Tuesday.
Torrential rains in northwest China have destroyed some 2,033 acres of farmland, affecting more than 17,000 people, local officials said Tuesday.
Two Russians were detained by Chinese police after 213 bear paws were found inside a passenger van trying to enter northern China's Inner Mongolia region.
Russian energy company Gazprom said it was reviewing the prospects of taking over an energy company in Armenia.
The U.S. government has identified 48 Guantanamo captives who can't be tried in a court of law but are too dangerous to transfer.
Three days of floods and landslides in India brought the death toll up to more than 60 people Tuesday and left 71,440 pilgrims stranded, officials said.
The high interest in offshore Western Australia ensures the region will be a major natural gas supplier for years to come, the Australian energy minister said.
President Obama attends second-day sessions of the Group of Eight summit in Northern Ireland before traveling to Germany Tuesday, the White House said.
A reporter was one of hundreds of passengers who escaped a train attack in Bihar by suspected Maoist armed children in which three people died.
The author argues that advanced weaponry should be used to convince Iran to stop develop of its nuclear weapons program.
Tokyo police said eight people were arrested following fistfights between anti-Korean nationalists and counterprotesters who dubbed them "racists."
Seven workers were killed in Turkey when they fell into a pool of sewage and succumbed to methane gas poisoning, emergency workers said.
Terror tactics are making children more vulnerable during conflicts, United Nations officials told the Security Council Monday in New York.
Flooding after two days of monsoon rains in northern India killed 50 people and left hundreds stranded, emergency responders said.
Turkey, South Africa and Russia have demanded an explanation for alleged spying on leaders from their countries during the 2009 Group of 20 summit in London.
Three young people have been arrested and charged with attacking six Chinese students in Hostens, France, prosecutors said.
Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani pledged Monday to take steps to increase transparency in the nation's nuclear program and revive the West's trust.
Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani vowed Monday to lead a government engaged with the international community with a moderate policy.
China's Foreign Ministry said Monday it would meet with North Korean officials Wednesday ahead of possible talks with the United States.
As Turkey faced mounting criticism from the European Union over its handling of protests in Istanbul, Turkish unions went on strike Monday.
An Afghan fugitive accused of killing his wife and abducting their child in Norway has been arrested in Rome, investigators said Monday.
Many Russians who identify themselves as members of the Russian Orthodox Church do not pray, read the Bible or attend church, a survey indicates.
Thailand's National Office of Buddhism said it is investigating complaints of monks living lavish lifestyles with luxury vehicles and private jets.
As Western powers prepare to provide weapons to rebels in Syria's civil war, Iran is reported to be planning to send a 4,000-man contingent of Revolutionary Guards to beef up President Bashar Assad's forces.
Discussion of trans-Atlantic trade at the Group of Eight summit is a "powerful way" to ignite world economies, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday.
The Indonesian House of Representatives met Monday to discuss raising the price of subsidized gasoline, prompting protests by those against the measure.
An unidentified Indian conglomerate has contracted U.S. company Suspect Detection Systems Inc. for its Cognito automated anti-crime and anti-terror system.
Environmental officials in Singapore asked Indonesia Monday to take "urgent measures" after unhealthy levels of air pollution spread into the island nation.
Edward Snowden, in hiding after leaking U.S. surveillance systems, said the federal government can't hide from what he's disclosed by "jailing or murdering me."
The South Korean government expects more sincerity from North Korea regarding the potential for multilateral negotiations, a minister said Monday.
Two ancient statues are back in Cambodia, officials said, as a gathering in Phnom Penh appealed for international help in preserving the world's cultural sites.
A Communist Party of China official, Liu Qiong, was removed from her post after protests on the Internet about how she got the job, officials said.
New York University denies accusations by Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng that he is being forced to leave over concerns about his activism.
Russian energy company Gazprom announced it dispatched two drilling rigs to start an exploration campaign off the eastern Russian coast.
Pakistan could face financial penalties if it fails to act decisively on the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Iran, an authority said.
The Indian government said it wants to secure more oil imports from Iraq as it moves away from Iranian supplies, the result of international sanctions.
Police in Pakistan have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a senior public prosecutor who was investigating the death of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
More than a hundred garment factory workers in Bangladesh fell ill Sunday after they drank water from a tap inside the plant, officials said.
A U.S. congressman said Edward Snowden was no whistle-blower and planned to flee to China well before he unveiled details of critical surveillance programs.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said reputed NSA leaker Edward Snowden's flight to Hong Kong raised suspicions he was cooperating with Chinese intelligence.
More than 80 villagers were hospitalized with possible food poisoning after they attended a temple gather in China's Shaanxi Province, local authorities said.
France's interior minister has condemned an attack on Chinese students in Gironde province and said the government would provide support for the victims.
A day of mourning was declared in the Pakistani city of Quetta after two bombings carried out by Islamic militants killed 25 people, officials said.
North Korea switched gears from saber-rattling to diplomacy Sunday, suggesting it is open to high-level discussions with the United States.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has maintained the same "policy of confrontation" as her predecessor, North Korea said Saturday.
A fire in a mental hospital in Russia caused 50 patients to be evacuated, emergency responders said.
Russian police said 30 people were brawling on an upscale residential street in Moscow, with three people requiring hospitalization.
A Japanese businessman who had invested in a medical clinic, began treating patients because he could not find anyone to work Wednesdays, investigators say.
A service medal given to a British sailor who survived four sunken vessels during World War II is being auctioned off, an auctioneer said.
Pakistan's former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf has been indicted for allegedly detaining more than 60 judges, officials said.
A Chinese court has sentenced a former Shanghai financier to life in prison in a massive bank fraud.
Leaks about U.S. surveillance programs have been extremely damaging, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told a group of European Union government ministers.
Turkish protesters say they will "continue to struggle" and have promised to track the government's pledge to delay the demolition of an Istanbul park.
Syrian forces have used chemical weapons 13 times in five areas of the country, killing 57 people and causing 508 injuries, a human rights watchdog group said.
A change in Chinese leadership may signal a step away from the brink in terms of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, a former U.S. State Department official said.
A decision by the Russian government to place restrictions on non-governmental organizations in the country is disappointing, the European Parliament said.
The Syrian government Friday accused the United States of manufacturing stories about chemical weapons use to justify support for the rebels.
Critics say New York University decided to end its relationship with Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng because of fear of the Chinese government.
Senators critical of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs are introducing legislation to curtail collection of data.
Health officials say they are investigating why hundreds of students at a school in southwest China became so ill they had to be hospitalized.
Authorities in Japan said an 80-year-old man was found alive more than two days after his pickup truck went off the road and fell from a farm cliff.
China has pledged to help return home South Korean prisoners of war who escape from North Korea, says an official in Seoul.
A Welsh mother said she accidentally handed a pretend passport for a stuffed unicorn to security at a Turkish airport and the fake document was accepted.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei matters more in terms of foreign policy than the next Iranian president, a U.S. expert on Iran said Friday.
Australia plans to upgrade its Collins-class submarine fleet and improve maintenance, sustainability and availability.
The nations of Africa will lead the world in population growth by 2050, when an estimated 9.6 billion people will be on Earth, a United Nations report says.
The government in Myanmar is called on to address human rights concerns regarding the Muslim minority, the European Parliament said.
Two passengers died and 15 others were missing after a ferry sank off the Philippine's Burias Island early Friday, officials said.
In the 2013 Global Peace Index of 162 nations, Iceland ranks first, Afghanistan last.
Russia does not intend to deliver its S-300 missile defense system to its Syrian allies, an assistant to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
This month, two major events in the Iranian political calendar will take place only a matter of days apart: Iran's presidential elections began Friday and the largest gathering of Iran's opposition movement is to take place in Paris just eight days later.
Weeks of Turkish anti-government protests yielded to a second day of calm Friday in Istanbul but police fired tear gas at demonstrators in Ankara.
A boat carrying laborers capsized Friday in east India, drowning at least four people and leaving more than 40 others missing, authorities said.
Nepal will conduct constituent assembly elections Nov. 19, the government said, raising hopes for an end to years of political turmoil in the Himalayan state.
More than 1,000 Chinese gold miners in Ghana, facing a crackdown on illegal mining in the West African nation, have returned home, Chinese officials said.
Representatives of South Korea, the United States and Japan will meet in Washington next week to discuss North Korea, sources told Yonhap News.
Rupert Murdoch cited an irreparable marital breakdown when he filed for divorce Thursday in New York from his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch.
Chinese media outlets expressed outrage over revelations about the U.S. electronic surveillance program, accusing Washington of abusing its power.
President Bill Clinton, appearing in New York with Sen. John McCain, suggested President Obama should do more to support Syrian rebels, Politico reported.
The leader of a $200 million credit card fraud scheme has pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in the operation, officials said.
India aims to import up to 20 million tons a year of liquefied natural gas, said a government official.
Russia can allay concerns about regional missile defense plans through a closer relationship with NATO, Deputy Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow said.
Two Canadian journalists say they have been released by Turkish police who had detained them as they covered the protests in Istanbul.
A French reporter says he has been threatened by Chinese diplomats because of an undercover report he filmed in Tibet.
The International Federation for Human Rights said it confirmed the government of Laos handed nine North Korean defectors back to the government in Pyongyang.
Opponents of France's new gay-marriage law say they plan to use the exposure of the Tour de France to protest what they call the act's "modern gender theories."
More than 400 reporters from 39 countries are on hand to cover the Iranian presidential election, the official government news agency said Thursday.
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden may face a long wait for his asylum request in Hong Kong, a lawyer said.
Progress to protect children in "armed conflict" zones was made in 2012, but fighting in many countries still poses danger for them, a U.N. report said.
A report from the U.S. Energy Department said countries outside the OECD led the world in liquid fuels consumption for the first time ever in April.
Myanmar is a risky area to do business, especially in the energy sector, because of internal conflicts and corruption, EarthRights International said.
A British contractor for Indonesia energy company Medco E&P was found unharmed Thursday, two days after being abducted in Aceh province, the company said.
Six Afghan policemen were found shot to death at their checkpost in Helmand province Thursday in what authorities said appeared to be an insider attack.
North Korea Thursday blamed South Korea for calling off their high-level talks, saying Seoul had "no intent to hold dialogue from the beginning."
This week's presidential election in Iran marks an opportunity for U.S. officials to assess the Tehran regime and its most worrisome opposition.
U.S. policy seems to protect authoritarian regimes as long as they are "friendly." This can come at the expense of the interests of U.S. citizens.
Ex-CIA analyst Edward Snowden says the U.S. government has been hacking to gain information from hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide for years.
A British contractor working for an Indonesian oil company has been kidnapped, Medco Exploration and Production said Wednesday.
A poll released Wednesday by a Chinese newspaper says 53.1 percent of respondents in China see the United States and China as allies or friends.
The girlfriend of Edward Snowden, who said he leaked data on U.S. surveillance programs, posted on her blog she felt "lost at sea" because of his actions.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday called for the international community to adopt national policies to eliminate child labor and child exploitation.
Lockheed Martin and a Chinese company are to built prototype and manufacture reactor protection systems for China's Generation III nuclear reactors.
A Chinese man will spend 12 years in prison for the cybertheft of more than $100 million in sensitive software and confidential data, federal officials say.
Talks with the Taliban are essential if democracy in Afghanistan is to survive after international troops pull out, U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford said.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Wednesday with leaders of the protests that have roiled Istanbul for more than two weeks, officials said.
Russian legislators said they'd review a controversial anti-piracy bill covering Internet content following widespread criticism of the measure.
There's no military reason to deploy U.S. missile defense systems on the East Coast, military officials told U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.
Debates between the eight candidates running for president in Iran show diverse opinions are welcomed in the Islamic republic, the ruling cleric said Wednesday.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's weekend visit to Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish enclave did not produce any visible sign of a breakthrough in Baghdad's feud with the independence-minded Kurds who're now exporting oil through neighboring Turkey.
Tuesday's attack on the Supreme Court building in Kabul may constitute a war crime, the U.N. mission in Afghanistan said.
Organizers of the first Russian Mosquito Festival said the event will feature, among other things, a mosquito-catching competition.
The arrest of Chinese nationals in Ghana's crackdown on illegal gold mining has prompted China to send a team to the West African nation, officials said.
The 2013 Global Peace Index report indicates the world has become less peaceful, with a sharp increase in homicides worldwide, the Vision of Humanity said.
China's Supreme People's Court released a statement Wednesday saying all courts in the country should deal strongly with work-safety crimes.
Russian oil company Rosneft and U.S. counterpart Exxon Mobil said they reached a deal to set up an arctic research center with an eye on future exploration.
Russian oil company Lukoil said it planned to conduct seismic surveys offshore Ivory Coast after buying a stake in regional assets from a Nigerian rival.
South Korean officials said two attempts were made to reach North Korea on a telephone line Wednesday but there was no response from the communist country.
President Vladimir Putin accused Washington of meddling in Russian politics by backing activists, as an anti-Putin protest was to be held in Moscow Wednesday.
An explosion believed to be caused by a gas leak brought down a three-story office building in east China, killing at least 11 people, authorities said.
Police in Sri Lanka are questioning a senior police officer arrested over the alleged contract killing of a millionaire shoe businessman last month.
Russia may be on a verge of a third revolution as political dissent and the suppression of those who disagree with Vladimir Putin, increase.
The Taliban, claiming responsibility for the bombing carnage outside the Kabul Supreme Court, said they targeted Afghan judges who "obey Western powers."
The world's oldest person, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, died early Wednesday of natural causes, local government officials said. He was 116 years, 54 days.
A civil liberties watchdog Tuesday sued a clutch of Obama administration officials in federal court in New York, challenging its phone surveillance enterprises.
A 19-year-old Russian woman may face up to six years in prison for posing naked in front of a downtown landmark in Kazan, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Ahead of Friday's presidential election, most Iranians want their government to follow Sharia law but think it isn't happening, a study suggests.
Argentina is celebrating an agricultural success in China that is seen likely to blunt advocacy groups' frequent campaigns against genetically modified food crops.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called for a "comprehensive energy settlement" for the Asia-Pacific region.
Pro- and anti-gay protesters clashed outside Russia's parliament Tuesday as lawmakers debated bills that would criminalize promoting homosexual relationships.
A crowd of tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong to bid farewell to the giant rubber duck that has resided in the city's harbor since May 2.
The United States Tuesday placed economic sanctions on four Lebanese supporters of the Middle East terror group Hezbollah.
The first of 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs built for India was flying to India on Tuesday following completion of a flight test program that began in January.
Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said Tuesday he'd support reform leader Hassan Rohani after a leading counterpart withdrew from the race.
Former Pakistan military leader Pervez Musharraf was granted bail Tuesday as he awaits trial on charges he illegally jailed 60 judges in 2007, officials say.
High-level talks between North and South Korea, set to start in less than 24 hours, have been called off, the government of South Korea said Tuesday.
Russian law enforcement officials should deal harshly with the threat posed by ethnic and religious extremism, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
An Indonesian military helicopter crashed Tuesday during training at an army air base in Semarang, authorities said.
The Taliban has released a Kyrgyz hostage who was captured in April when his helicopter made an emergency landing in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.
The United States and Canada are expected to be the main drivers of oil supply growth from non-OPEC members, the cartel said in a report published Tuesday.
Russian natural gas company Gazprom said it won't pursue an interest in a Greek energy company because of long-term financial concerns.
China's first aircraft carrier departed left its home port for the first time Tuesday to conduct training drills and scientific experiments, officials said.
Fire swept through a market in the Afghan capital destroying dozens of shops in the Lycee Maryam area of Kabul, officials said Tuesday.
Local officials said a possible gas leak caused an explosion in a building in Suzhou, China, killing at least 10 people and injuring nine others Tuesday.
Iraqi Kurd survivors of a chemical attack in 1988 by Saddam Hussein are taking legal action against French companies that supplied poison gas, a lawyer said.
Azerbaijan is situated to play a vital role in European energy security strategies over the long haul, Azerbaijan Energy Minister Natig Aliyev said.
A legacy of environmental damage from oil developments in Siberia remains largely ignored, advocacy group Greenpeace said.
China has the most technically recoverable shale natural gas reserves and the third highest shale oil reserves in the world, the U.S. Energy Department said.
Part of a five-story building in Mumbai collapsed, killing at least four people, and Indian authorities said more people may be trapped in the rubble.
Japan, seeking to improve its ability to defend remote islands, began a two-week joint military drill with the United States on an island in California.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Monday called self-professed National Security Agency surveillance plans leaker Edward Snowden a traitor.
Indian officials said hundreds of women involved in a mass wedding were forced to undergo virginity and pregnancy tests. Nine of the weddings were called off.
A Japanese man has returned to Shanghai, China, 4 1/2 years after setting out on a nearly 25,000-mile, round-the-world walk.
The United States and China have agreed to reduce the use of hydro fluorocarbons, or HFCs, a heat-trapping pollutant typically used in refrigerators, air conditioners and other industrial and household products.
Police in Thailand said they arrested a man who allegedly kept 14 African lions, as well as a number of monkeys, reptiles and birds on a property in Bangkok.
South Korean air force traffic controllers now have an extra level of surveillance of aircraft flying near a Seoul skyscraper going up near an air base.
Heavy rain in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has killed four people and left two others missing, officials said Monday.
Former Speaker of Parliament Gholam Ali Haddad Adel announced Monday he was pulling out of the Iranian presidential race four days before the vote.
The U.S. government is encouraged to put more of its counter-terrorism policies before the public's eye, the U.N. special envoy on human rights said.
The president of Sri Lanka on Monday ordered an investigation into the lack of warning about severe storms that resulted in the deaths of dozens of fishermen.
Sixteen scientists were being evacuated Monday from a Russian research station threatened by breakup of the ice floe on which it is located, a spokesman said.
"A common language" on missile defense may be the best way for the United States and Russia to improve bilateral relations, a Russian lawmaker said Monday.
Taliban militants are accused of beheading two boys in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province, government officials said Monday.
A coalition service member died in an explosion Monday in eastern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force said.
A Meripati Airlines plane landing at an Indonesian airport skidded off a runway Monday. The airline said some passengers were "shocked" but all survived.
The average global temperature is on pace to increase because climate change talk has "slipped to the back burner," the IEA executive director said Monday.
Washington could consider the idea of resettling thousands of Syrian refugees if the United Nations requests it, a State Department official said.
Australian oil and gas exploration company Santos said it found natural gas offshore Australia but needs to take a more careful look at the prospect.
The Pakistani government can't afford to step away from an Iranian natural gas pipeline because of ongoing energy woes, a Pakistani planning minister said.
Militants blew up three NATO container trucks and killed six people Monday in northwest Pakistan, authorities said.
About 240 honor killings and 160 rape cases were registered with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission in the past two years, the agency says.
Several heavily armed Afghan insurgents occupied two buildings under construction near Kabul airport Monday and died fighting security forces, officials said.
Militants, including suicide bombers, struck near Kabul International Airport early Monday, triggering a gun battle with Afghan security forces, officials said.
Japanese officials said they hope a life-size version of the Game of Life board game will boost tourism and help Yoron island recover from punishing typhoons.
China's former railways minister Sunday stood trial in Beijing on charges of abuse of power and bribery, court records showed.
Heavy rains in northwestern China have damaged more than 37,000 acres of crops, destroyed 331 houses and affected about 98,717 people, officials said.
Preliminary talks between South Korea and North Korea went smoothly Sunday and Cabinet-level talks are expected to proceed this week, government officials said.
Protesters gathered across Cambodia Sunday demanding the vice president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party apologize for denying Khmer Rouge regime crimes.
Ten people, including two police officers, were killed Sunday in separate incidents in Karachi, Pakistan, officials said.
Afghan police and NATO-led coalition forces killed 27 Taliban militants and detained 27 others throughout Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.
A Chinese court Sunday sentenced the brother-in-law of imprisoned Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison on fraud charges.
The United States has pledged to help allies in Asia and the Middle East defend against cyberattacks launched by Iran and North Korea, officials said.
Two San Diego brothers are making up an all-time "bucket list" after winning a contest from a travel company to visit 25 countries in 25 weeks.
A study of recent shipwrecks found the South China Sea and the east Indies are among riskiest places for vessels to go down.
The Russian health minister is warning people they shouldn't take part in a scheduled protest because of the hot weather forecast, a balmy 68 degrees in Moscow.
The mother and brother of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng say they hope to visit him in the United States now that they have received passports.
The U.S. State Department expressed concern Saturday about the recent purge of opposition representatives from Cambodia's national legislature.
Three people have died in a landslide, and heavy rains that drenched many parts of China have forced 4,000 people from their homes, officials say.
An arsonist who set a fire that killed 47 passengers on a bus in southeastern China also died in the blaze, officials said.
The Pentagon says it has suspended a general in charge of U.S. Army forces in Japan for allegedly failing to investigate a reported sexual assault properly.
South Korea says it will meet with North Korean officials Sunday at the village of Panmunjom to prepare for Cabinet-level talks between the countries.
President Obama Friday welcomed President Xi Jinping of China to the United States as they began a two-day summit.
Cambodia has made denial of Khmer Rouge atrocities a crime, a law some observers say is aimed at a political opponent of the prime minister.
Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Arianespace S.A. of France will collaborate on commercial space rocket launches.
At least 20 people were killed and 30 others were hospitalized with injuries Friday when a bus burst into flames in southeast China, officials said.
A Tokyo prosthetics maker said about 5 percent of his business comes from former members of yakuza -- the Japanese mafia -- seeking artificial pinkies.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have failed to agree on a new discussion regarding the disputed Nagorno Karabakh region, an official with the Minsk Group said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has no plans to remarry after his divorce is finalized, his press secretary said Friday.
Presidential candidates traded barbs over Iranian nuclear policy during debates Friday, with top negotiator Saeed Jalili being accused of incompetence.
Forty-four percent of Americans think China is a country that is friendly to the United States, a Gallup poll indicated.
The initial steps toward diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula could lay the foundation for long-term trust on both sides, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Pope Francis told a group of students visiting the Vatican Friday he never wanted to be the head of the Catholic Church because it's wrong to want the job.
California talks between U.S. President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping could establish "how our two countries work together," a U.S. official said.
South Korea accepted North Korea's proposal for working-level talks but said the Sunday meeting should be in the truce village of Panmunjom.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande signed a plan Friday to join efforts in exporting nuclear infrastructure.
Development of the third phase of the Shah Deniz natural gas reserve offshore Azerbaijan is expected within the next 20 years, an energy analyst said in Baku.
A Taliban suicide bomber blew up a truck loaded with explosives at a base in Afghanistan, killing seven Georgian soldiers and injuring nine, officials said.
The Indian government should enact laws to ensure enhanced monitoring of phones and Internet use doesn't undercut civil rights, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
A 19-hour gun battle between rebels and Indian security forces in Kashmir left two militants dead, The Times of India reported.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, urging an end to anti-government protests, said Friday he would investigate accusations of excessive police force.
President Obama issues a statement about the Affordable Care Act and meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in California Friday, the White House said.
The Indian air force inducted the first 12 of 75 Swiss-manufactured Pilatus PC-7 Mk-II basic training aircraft at a ceremony at the Dundigal Air Force Academy near Hyderabad.
China's top work safety official blamed negligence both by company management and supervisory officials for the fire at a poultry plant that killed 120 people.
A police officer has been killed in violent protests in Turkey, but officials said Istanbul was quiet Thursday after days of protests.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi told an economic meeting Thursday she would like to run for president of Myanmar in two years.
Senior al-Qaida bomb-maker Abd-al-Hamid al-Masli has been targeted for sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said Thursday.
Australia's Resource Minister has called for ramping up the country's uranium sector.
The British government sees dialogue between Kachin rebels and the Myanmar government as a key ingredient for peace, a British minister for Asia said Thursday.
Hundreds of military veterans gathered on the beaches of Normandy for the 69th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion that led to the end of World War II.
The granddaughter of a 112-year-old Russian woman credits her relative's long life to healthy living and a kind heart.
Afghan detainees captured by British soldiers will be transferred back to the Afghan judicial system, British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said Thursday.
Seven Egyptians died and 17 others were seriously injured when a bus overturned near Mecca in Saudi Arabia, authorities said.
A Saudi Arabian judge has upheld a whipping sentence for a man who slapped his wife even after she said she wanted the case dropped, court officials said.
One Iraqi soldier was killed and three others injured Thursday when gunmen attacked them on their way home west of Mosul, an official said.
Three men were arrested Thursday, accused of gang-raping an American woman in the Indian resort of Manali, police said.
The Indian government is considering lending a natural gas hand to the Pakistani government as part of a "test case," an energy official said Thursday.
Iran is finding itself more isolated from the international community as more countries start moving away from its energy sector, the U.S. government said.
Overall gains in Canadian oil production are helping North America move further away from foreign markets, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said.
North Korea Thursday proposed official talks with South Korea on the Kaesong inter-Korean industrial sector where operations were suspended in early April.
Lightning killed at least 31 people across India this week, 27 of them in eastern Bihar state alone, with the onset of the southwest monsoon, authorities said.
A curious spectacle unfolded May 29 in the European Parliament, as the U.N. Envoy in Iraq Ambassador Martin Kobler testified before the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Cross-border flows of precursor chemicals for illegal and synthetic drugs will be targeted under a new deal struck by Russia and the European Union this week.
Australia and India will hold their first joint naval exercise in 2015, Australian Minster for Defense Stephen Smith said.
Ghanaian immigration authorities have arrested 124 Chinese accused of illegal gold mining in the West African country, Chinese Embassy officials confirmed.
U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Bales pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering 16 Afghan civilians, many of them women and children.
Swiss company Qnective is its mobile software solution to Indonesia's government and military for secure, mobile communications.
A surging commercial aviation market last year offset a soft defense sector, giving the aerospace and defense industry a bumper year. a U.S. report says..
British Foreign Secretary William Hague Wednesday urged the Taliban in Afghanistan to sit down at the negotiating table for the sake of peace.
Iranians can counter Western influences and strengthen their own nation through a better understanding of Iranian culture, a presidential candidate said.
Delegates to the World Economic Forum in Myanmar shouldn't be fooled by pomp and circumstance, a human rights leader said Wednesday.
China said Wednesday it will begin a national overhaul of workplace safety rules after a fire at a plant in a northeastern province killed 120 people.
There are no plans by the International Committee of the Red Cross to suspend its overall mission in Afghanistan, a chief aid delegate said in Kabul.
A team of U.S. scientists is examining a deposit of rare earth elements in Alaska to better understand how they form.
A 5-magnitude earthquake rattled Qinghai province in northwest China Wednesday, but no casualties were reported, local officials said.
A decision on which pipeline would transport natural gas from Azerbaijan to Europe is expected by the end of the month, an Azeri energy company director said.
At least six civilians died in two explosions in Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province, a spokesman for the provincial governor said.
A fire broke out at a pesticide factory in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, killing four workers and injuring eight others, officials said.
The Chinese government is tasked with investigating wine imported from producers in the European Union, the Ministry of Commerce said Wednesday.
Former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong, among those blamed for the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died at age 84, family members said.
The Japanese government said it suspended train operations in Tokyo for the detonation of a World War II shell.
Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif claimed an overwhelming majority of 244 votes Wednesday to be elected Pakistan's prime minister for a third time.
President Obama will call on Chinese President Xi Jinping to take responsibility for anti-U.S. cyberattacks when they meet, a senior White House official said.
Thai police said they shot and killed a suspected drug smuggler during a gunbattle with 20 suspects in a remote mountainous area near the border with Myanmar.
President Obama will travel to California this week with politics and diplomacy on his agenda, the White House said Tuesday.
A passenger jet was freed from the side of a runway Tuesday, two days after it slipped into the grass at an airport in the southern Philippines, officials said.
A Moscow Orthodox Christian group said it wants the city to close down a magic shop, but officials have so far only suggested renaming the store.
China's thermal coal demand is expected to double by 2030, says a new report.
Chinese activists say they will mark the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre despite government censorship of any mention of the event.
Iran has no intention of retreating from its basic rights to conduct peaceful nuclear research, Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said.
Amnesty International said positive statements from the United States on a global arms trade treaty were indicative of its wide-ranging support.
Security concerns don't give state authorities the right to curb freedom of expression, a privacy envoy for the United Nations said Tuesday in Geneva.
An American woman allegedly was raped by two people in the Indian tourist resort of Manali, police said Tuesday.
Officials at a Russian prison said guards discovered a cat climbing a fence into the facility with cellphones and chargers attached to its body.
The delivery of Russian missile systems to Syria is legal, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, but the contract "has not yet been realized."
An Egyptian court sentenced a Briton, three Seychelles nationals and a Pakistani man to death for trying to smuggle three tons of cannabis into the country.
Seven people have died and four were injured as part of an ongoing wave of violence in Karachi, Pakistan, police said.
A zookeeper at a zoo in western Siberia died Tuesday after a female jaguar mauled her, officials say.
A father and three of his children were killed Tuesday in a roadside bombing in Farah province in western Afghanistan, a provincial official said.
A trade union with 240,000 members called a two-day strike beginning Tuesday to protest the governing party of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
President Obama said he was reaching beyond the Iranian energy sector by targeting the national currency and automotive sector with sanctions.
The European Union values Kazakhstan as a strategic partner in the energy sector and stronger ties are expected, the European Commission president said.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder didn't lie to Congress about a leak probe because probing a reporter isn't prosecuting one, a Justice Department deputy said.
Western countries must decide whether to aid Syrian rebels or give a huge advantage to Syria President Bashar Assad heading into multinational talks.
Pressurized ammonia exploded in a poultry slaughterhouse in China Monday, sparking a fire that killed at least 119 people and injured dozens, officials said.
Asia's largest sugar producer is accused of burning down homes and confiscating Cambodian village farm lands, a human rights group said.
New sanctions targeting Iran's currency were approved Monday by President Obama, the White House said.
The United Nations and Japan signed an agreement to fight illegal drugs and human trafficking, agreeing to enhance cooperation, a U.N. agency said Monday.
Twitter plays a smaller role in political discussions among Iran's citizens than originally thought, a study by the University of Pennsylvania indicated.
The Philippines government has released guidelines for renewable energy projects to be considered for feed-in-tariffs as part of the country's target to triple renewable energy capacity by 2030 to at least 15,000 megawatts of installed capacity.
Rights gained in the past 12 years in Afghanistan must be protected, the human rights organization Amnesty International said in a statement Monday.
Rockwell Collins has formed a joint venture company in China to develop and manufacture integrated surveillance system products.
The heavy hand of the military in Myanmar may be at the heart of the country's developmental woes, political observers say.
Passengers on a Cebu Pacific flight that overshot its landing at an airport in the Philippines and ended in a ditch said they thought they "were going to die."
Chinese police and universities took steps to deal with demonstrations on the 24th anniversary of what became known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
Long-range missile activity and the February test of a nuclear device by North Korea are considered acts of provocation, a joint U.S.-Japan statement said.
"Going around in circles" isn't the right way to address international concerns related to Iran's nuclear program, the IAEA director general said from Vienna.
Police in the Chinese city of Qingdao said Monday that they have arrested 16 Falun Gong practitioners who allegedly created fake torture pictures.
The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to report the April deficit on U.S. international trade in goods and services was $41.2 billion.
The death toll in a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that shook Taiwan during the weekend has risen to three, with one person missing and 20 injured, officials said.
An explosion triggered by a suicide bomber killed 10 schoolchildren and two NATO soldiers in eastern Afghanistan's Paktia province Monday, officials said.
French oil giant Total didn't break any laws with its contracts in Iran, Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie said.
Operations at a gold mine in Kyrgyzstan have returned to normal after protesters lifted a blockade on an access road, operator Centerra Gold said.
Turkey's prime minister blamed the opposition and Twitter for stoking large, fierce anti-government protests that escalated early Monday, leaving 1,700 injured.
A gas explosion in an underground coal mine in central China killed 10 of the 39 workers in a shaft, local authorities said Monday.
Pakistan's Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif condemned the U.S. drone attack that killed a senior Taliban leader as a violation of the county's sovereignty.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Malaysian counterpart discussed cybersecurity and other issues Sunday in Singapore, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Approximately 60,000 people rallied Sunday near the Diet building in Tokyo to protest Japan's plan to restart nuclear power plants, rally organizers said.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook Taiwan Sunday, killing two people, leaving one missing and injuring at least 79 others, officials said.
Protesters in Vietnam who were objecting to Chinese actions in the South China Sea Sunday said police shoved dozens of their peers into buses.
Iraqi officials say they arrested five men suspected of an al-Qaida plot to make and use chemical weapons, and smuggle them into Europe and North America.
Nearly 100 Afghan schoolgirls have been hospitalized after they fell sick due to possible poisonous gas attacks, officials said Sunday.
Protesters in Istanbul said Sunday their ongoing occupation of a downtown park was evolving into a referendum on the Turkish government.
Hundreds of Cambodian villagers have visited a python they believe has magical powers and can bring them good luck, a local police chief says.
South Korean officials refused permission for a group of its citizens to visit North Korea to plan for the anniversary of the South-North Joint Declaration.
Taliban militants in Pakistan allegedly killed the principal of a government high school in Pastawana, officials said.
Two NATO soldiers were among three people killed in two militant attacks in eastern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force said.
A tiger was on the loose in India's Odisha state Saturday, the day after it scaled an 18-foot-high fence to escape from a zoo, officials said.
Strict new anti-smoking laws went into effect in Russia Saturday, banning cigarette advertising and smoking in nearly all public places.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Saturday reaffirmed the United States' commitment to deploying more advanced military technology to Asia.
More than a dozen injuries were reported in clashes Saturday between Turkish police and demonstrators protesting the closure of a city park, authorities said.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday Africa is "on the rise" and urged economic development on the continent.
Chinese government officials are urging a restructuring of the nation's dairy industry as part of an overall strategy to improve the quality of baby formula.
A train traveling through a forested area in India hit a pack of elephants crossing the tracks, killing three of them and leaving a fourth critically injured.
An explosion that killed three people at a condominium complex in a Manila suburb does not appear to have been caused by a bomb, an official said Saturday.
NATO members must keep working with Afghan counterparts to ensure they're ready to take over security duties next year, President Obama said Friday.
Demonstrators in Istanbul, Turkey, protesting plans to turn historic buildings into a shopping center, were met by police tear gas and water cannon Friday.
Clients of a bank owned by Russia's largest oil company are under investigation for possible laundering of almost $1 billion, interior ministry officials say.
The core of al-Qaida is getting weaker but a U.S. State Department report said the threat of terrorism has become more decentralized.
The South Korean government says bidding on a $7.5 billion contract for next-generation fighters is about to start.
A NATO official said the alliance would review cybersecurity initiatives when defense ministers meet next week in Brussels.
The Iranian government will play a "cat-and-mouse game" with Internet users after the U.S. government lifted some restrictions, a rights activist said.
Nearly one-quarter of China's older population live in poverty and suffer poor health and depression, a large-scale survey of those over 60 indicated.
The status of minority defectors from North Korea is unclear after they were arrested in Laos, a U.N. human rights official said.
The government of Myanmar announced it would release ethnic Kachin detainees after moving to remove a separatist group from a sanctions list, a minister said.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he plans to discuss cyberattacks with Chinese officials at a security meeting in Singapore.
Protesters and police clashed at Kyrgyzstan's large Kumtor gold mine in Bishkek Friday. At least one person died and 30 were injured, officials said.
Japan suspended some imports from the United States because of the recent discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat in Oregon, officials said.
A national security risk exists from protests at a gold mine in northern Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said Friday.
Myanmar's government and rebels fighting for more autonomy in the northern state of Kachin have signed a deal expected to end years of fighting.
The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday there would be no peace talks with the country's incoming leaders after a top commander was killed by a U.S. drone strike.
Sanctions on Iran were eased so U.S. companies may sell cellphones and other personal-communication technology to Iranians, the Treasury Department said.
A man charged with murder and attempted murder at a 2008 Sikh sports festival in California did not shoot anyone, but another man did, a defense attorney says.
A U.N. independent expert called on Bangladesh Thursday to address the lack of protection for women from violence.
China's $2.5 billion oil and gas pipeline in Myanmar will mutually benefit both countries, said Myanmar President Thein Sein.
A Russian daredevil donned a wing suit and jumped off the north face of Mount Everest in China to set a record for the world's highest BASE jump.
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said he sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama reminding him of legislation regarding claims of Chinese cybercrimes.
Three Australian companies, two of them subsidiaries of U.S. firms, have been shortlisted by the Australian military for an aircrew training system.
A Chinese baby boy trapped in a sewer pipe after his mother gave birth on a toilet was released from a hospital to his relatives, authorities said Thursday.
NATO said Thursday that Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen was headed to Washington to discuss Afghanistan with U.S. President Barack Obama.
Denuclearization may be at the top of the agenda when South Korean and Chinese leaders meet in Beijing in late June, a South Korean official said.
At least 25 people were arrested in connection with sectarian riots in northern Myanmar this week, authorities said.
With Iran just weeks away from electing a new president, the country's chief nuclear negotiator said that Iran maintains the right to keep enriching uranium.
A roadside bomb detonated in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, killing a coalition service member, the International Security Assistance Force said.
The left wheel of a Nok Air passenger plane fell off Thursday morning as the aircraft landed at an airport in Chiang Rai, Thailand, authorities said.
French supermajor Total said it agreed to pay nearly $400 million in an agreement with the U.S. government over petroleum contracts in Iran.
Russian oil company Rosneft announced it signed a deal with Japan's Inpex Corp. to explore areas off Japan's western coast.
Armed men attacked an office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan, killing a guard and injuring two staff members, police said.
Child molesters in China will be shown no mercy, the country's highest court said, as a primary school teacher faced a death sentence for raping small girls.
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to attend an oil and natural gas summit next month in Myanmar, event organizers said.
China hopes to conduct a dialogue and cooperate with the United States on the issue of cybersecurity, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said.
A BP-led consortium working offshore Azerbaijan is expected to pick between the Nabucco West and Trans-Adriatic natural gas pipelines next month, though there may be enough room for more than one pipeline in the long term.
The U.S. Army soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan villagers in a grisly predawn attack plans to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty, his lawyer said.
North Korean nuclear disarmament may be included in the joint declaration of the South Korea-China summit next month, a diplomatic source told Yonhap News.
China deported nine North Korean defectors to Pyongyang, prompting South Korea to ask U.N. agencies to help ensure their safety, Seoul officials said Thursday.
The Iranian resistance is set to reiterate its demands for democratic change and a non-nuclear Iran in an upcoming grand gathering in Paris on June 22.
Bangladesh received it first decommissioned Hamilton-class cutter from the U.S. Coast Guard at a ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California.
The Moscow City Court upheld a two-year prison sentence for members of a feminist punk group for a controversial stunt in a cathedral, officials said.
Paul Milford Muller, a retired NASA official who served on the Apollo Navigation Team, was found dead in a house in Tak Province, Thailand, police said.
Tehran has offered incentives to lure India to import more oil from Iran.
The issue of cybersecurity is on the minds of U.S. State Department officials ahead of President Obama's meeting with China's president, a spokesman said.
The security situation in northern Myanmar was calm after authorities said they imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in response to religious violence.
Officials said two government employees in China have been suspended from their jobs for allegedly handcuffing a 13-year-old girl and parading her around town.
More than 1.5 million voters are expected to cast ballots for the first time in June's presidential election, the Iranian Interior Ministry reports.
A 25-year-old Australian man was sentenced Wednesday to 4 1/2 years in prison in Saudi Arabia for terrorism-related offenses, his lawyer said.
An 81-year-old Nepali man canceled his plans to become the oldest man to climb Mount Everest due to poor weather and government red tape, he said.
The mother of a newborn baby who was stuck head-first in a 3.9-inch diameter sewage pipe in an apartment in Jinhua, China, has come forward, police said.
China National Petroleum Corp. had "in-depth" discussions on oil and natural gas projects in Myanmar during a visit to the country, the company said.
There are more than a dozen wells ready for hydraulic fracturing campaigns in mainland China, a country manager for Far East Energy Corp. said.
A suspected U.S. drone strike Wednesday in Pakistan's North Waziristan killed at least three people, a Pakistani security official said.
GDF Suez President Jean-Francois Cirelli said the company could become a central player in the European natural gas sector by joining Nabucco West.
South Korea Wednesday urged China to refrain from repatriating nine North Korean defectors to their home country, a South Korean official said.
Washington rebuked Moscow for pledging new weapons to Syria after Europe green-lighted arming rebels, and Israel vowed to take action if Moscow's arms arrive.
The upcoming elections in Iran may signal the start of a process that will replace the ruling clerics.
China, on the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, agreed to upgrade ties with the Indian Ocean island nation to strategic cooperation.
At least seven police officers were killed in an attack on a security checkpoint in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday.
Human rights workers called on Myanmar to end a two-child limit on minority Muslim families living in the country.
Five people have pleaded guilty for their roles in a sunken ferry that killed 122 people in Russia in 2011, prosecutors said.
Pakistani al-Qaida militants are continuing attacks on international polio inoculation teams.
Companies affiliated with the European defense conglomerate, EADS, are reporting separate contracts for helicopters and voice encryption devices.
Saab of Sweden has invested in an Indian naval sector company that is seeking to expand into other defense areas.
The procurement of nearly two dozen maritime patrol aircraft has reportedly been approved by the South Korean military.
A man being returned to Germany to face charges after finishing a jail term in Australia escaped at a Thai airport as his escort slept, Thai authorities said.
Assailants opened fire on a team of polio workers in Pakistan Tuesday, killing one woman and critically injuring another, officials said.
A boat packed with passengers traveling to a festival crashed into a rock and sank Tuesday in Malaysia's Borneo state of Sarawak, officials said.
Firefighters in Jinhua, China, rescued a 2-day-old baby boy who was stuck head-first in a 3.9-inch diameter sewage pipe, police said.
A roadside bomb struck a police vehicle in northwest Pakistan, killing five people, including a senior police official, authorities said.
Thirty Japanese laboratory workers were exposed to radiation at a Japan Atomic Energy Agency facility.
The Filipino government has asked China to withdraw ships from Ayungin Shoal, which is an "integral part" of the Philippines.
European Union members agreed after a tense debate to end their ban on arming Syrian rebels and to renew all economic sanctions against the Assad regime.
Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin said that nuclear power is the future of energy for India.
Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony will visit Australia next month to boost bilateral military ties. Antony had originally been scheduled to visit in January.
South Korean nuclear safety officials Tuesday shut down two more reactors citing use of parts with fake warranties but assured there was no public threat.
Chinese hackers broke into computer systems containing designs for more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, a report prepared for the Pentagon concluded.
Taiwan and the Philippines have been negotiating over a Taiwanese fisherman killed by Filipino forces.
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto is urging tighter discipline for U.S. military forces in the region.
Lopez-led First Philippine Holdings Corp. is expanding its power generation portfolio.
The Iranian regime's presidential election took dramatic turns last week when the Guardian Council disqualified former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Indian Naxalite Maoists have attacked a Congress Party convoy in Bastar in Chhattisgarh.
The Indian government stopped short of sending the army into Chhattisgarh state in the wake of a deadly Maoist attack that killed 27 people.
Indian troops are hunting Kashmiri militants who attacked Indian army soldiers.
A U.S. F-15 jet went down off Okinawa Tuesday but there were no casualties as the pilot ejected safely and was rescued, Japanese and U.S. officials said.
The parents of a 15-year-old Chinese tourist have issued an apology for their son who wrote graffiti on a stone sculpture in an ancient Egyptian temple.
The mayor of Osaka, Japan, apologized Monday for suggesting U. S. troops in Okinawa should make use of Japan's legalized sex industry.
A Chinese man was sentenced to death for killing a baby that he found in the back seat of a car he stole, a court announced Monday.
A Russian protest group said it plans to plant flowers in their city's potholes to draw municipal attention to the dire state of the roads.
South Korea's top diplomat, reacting to reports that North Korea is open to talks on its nuclear weapons program, said Pyongyang must match words with deeds.
A Vietnamese blogger, a retired journalist, was arrested on charges of "abusing democratic freedoms," the Public Security Ministry said.
A passenger bus in India went out of control Monday and fell into a water canal, killing at least 19 people and injuring 23, police said.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday she will seek China's cooperation to resolve North Korean issues during her Beijing trip next month.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, visiting Myanmar, announced fresh loans and aid to the Southeast Asian nation and the write-off of existing debts.
Moscow police released gay pride rally participants who were held in the capital, the Interior Department said Sunday.
Two women and five children died, and 18 others were injured Sunday when a van drove off a bridge Sunday in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said.
Thai officials blamed insurgents for a series of weekend ambush slayings that left three people dead and a fourth wounded.
Afghanistan Sunday said it carried out more than 2,000 combat missions in recent weeks against Taliban forces reinforced by fresh troops out of Pakistan.
Two British nationals have been charged with endangering an aircraft after a Pakistani airliner was forced to divert to an airport in Britain, officials said.
Iran has been testing a wide-ranging arsenal of weapons during military drills but would not initiate war, the Islamic Republic's defense minister said.
An attack by Maoist insurgents on a political party's convoy in India left 27 people dead and 32 injured, authorities said Sunday.
Maoist insurgents abducted a leader of the Indian National Congress party and his son Saturday evening in an attack witnesses said left 17 people dead.
A suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday morning in Kabul, Afghanistan, without killing anyone else, police said.
Police officers and soldiers in southern Thailand escaped death in bombings Saturday, one day after a bomb killed five military rangers, authorities said.
A landslide near a coal mine in northwest China killed seven people Saturday, government officials said.
The sister of a Chinese diplomat was caught shoplifting at Macy's in New York, the New York Post reports.
An equipment malfunction at a Japanese research center exposed at least four scientists to radiation, regulators said Saturday.
At least 11 people, including seven marines, died Saturday when government troops fought Muslim militants in the southern Philippines, authorities said.
South Korean officials expressed skepticism Saturday at recent suggestions North Korea is willing to resume negotiations on its nuclear weapons program.
Officials in Nepal said five missing mountain climbers were likely killed by an avalanche on Mount Kanchenjunga earlier this week.
Tourism companies say they are preparing for North Korea to allow visitors to cross from Dandong City, China, to Sinuiju, North Korea's largest border town.
Ninety-six people have made sick from eating tainted pastry at a bakery in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia, authorities said Friday.
Two former South Korean "comfort women" Friday called off a meeting with the mayor of Osaka, Japan, who says the wartime use of women for sex was necessary.
U.S. President Barack Obama's claims that al-Qaida forces are on the run are in contrast to real-world developments, his critics said.
President Xi Jinping reaffirmed China's position against a nuclear Korean Peninsula Friday, stressing that all parties must work for peace and stability.
The Japanese government needs to ensure it's getting a return on its investments in Myanmar by making human rights a priority, Human Rights Watch said.
There's a space for democracy and freedom of expression in Kyrgyzstan but there are underlying concerns about discrimination, a U.N. envoy said.
Claims that Iran is directly involved in the military campaign in Syria are part of a smear campaign, a foreign ministry spokesman said.
The South Korean government is examining a proposal from North Korea to resume annual rapprochement celebrations, a spokesman said Friday.
An Azerbaijani official says the country will not join NATO or the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization, but will cooperate with both.
Three Australian companies have joined Northrop Grumman's global supply chain network, gaining $7.4 million in contracts.
Claims by a Thai teenager she was forced into prostitution in South Korea have been disputed by her aunt, who has been arrested in the case, police said Friday.
North Korea must show remorse for sinking a South Korean warship before the South will consider easing or lifting sanctions, a government spokesman said Friday.
With South Korea edging closer to deciding on a contractor for its $7.3 billion KF-X fighter program a European competitor is dangling a new carrot to its bid.
The U.S. government said it imposed requirements on U.S. investors who do more than $500,000 worth of business in the energy sector of Myanmar.
Malaysia's deputy prime minister said there was no government interference in the case and arrest of three opposition leaders and an activist this week.
U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday said there is no "justification beyond politics" for keeping the prison at Guantanamo Bay open.
Germany is the most popular country in the world, a British poll indicated, pushing Japan out of the top spot.
Indonesia and Papua New Guinea are planning joint exploration for potential oil and gas reserves in border areas.
South Korean authorities said they received a faxed statement from North Korea proposing joint activities to mark the anniversary of a cooperation agreement.
U.S. statements on the Iranian election process show a profound misunderstanding of the country's political system, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
Top diplomats from 11 Middle Eastern and Western countries, meeting in Jordan, say they continue to support a political solution to the Syrian civil war.
A bus traveling in far west Nepal Thursday skidded off a hilly road and fell about 50 feet, killing at least seven people and injuring 41 others, police said.
Yuichiro Miura, 80, scaled Mount Everest Thursday, becoming the oldest person to reach the summit of the world's tallest peak, his office said.
Russian scientists using special space imaging techniques said they found evidence of 10 new oil deposits in eastern Siberia.
Easing economic pressure on Myanmar ignores serious human rights abuses in the country's extractive industries sector, an advocacy group said.
Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Thursday with Pakistan's military leaders as the countries seek to deepen already strong bilateral strategic ties.
A bomb attack Thursday targeting a security forces vehicle in Quetta in Pakistan's violence-hit Balochistan province killed at least 12 people, police said.
The Obama administration said Wednesday U.S. drones killed four Americans in airstrikes in Yemen and Pakistan.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent one of his closest advisers to Beijing Wednesday as a "special envoy" amid signs of a fraying alliance, officials say.
A military transport aircraft jointly produced by Airbus Military of Spain and PT Dirgantara Indonesia is on a promotional tour of ASEAN.
The family of an American engineer who died in Singapore walked out of an inquest into his death Wednesday, an action a top official called "regrettable."
A top Chinese official met Wednesday in Beijing with a North Korean delegation in the first such trip since Kim Jong Un took power, state media reported.
There's been enough political progress in Myanmar that an extension of economic sanctions won't be necessary, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
Chinese authorities have charged six people with extortion in connection with a scandal involving secretly recorded sex videos, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Explosions in southern and western Afghanistan killed four people and wounded five others, local authorities said Wednesday.
An Iranian unmanned aircraft was discovered in northern Bahrain near Saudi Arabia, the Bahraini interior ministry said in a statement.
Four Turkish nationals each received 90 years in prison for serving tainted alcohol to a group of Russian tourists, killing five of them, officials said.
The leading opposition-backed candidate in Iran's presidential election was not on the list of eight candidates allowed to run, the Interior Ministry said.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, arrived Wednesday in Pakistan, a close Beijing ally where a new civilian government is ready to take charge.
A road in south China's Guangdong province caved in, killing at least five people, authorities said.
Police want to question a political cartoonist in a defamation case brought by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over comments he reportedly made about her on Facebook.
Hezbollah's efforts to help the Assad regime win the civil war in Syria is a concern to the United States and its allies, a White House spokesman said Tuesday.
Russia will decommission and scrap two Cold War-era nuclear submarines, a navy official said Tuesday.
A California couple taking a trip to Dakar, Senegal, said Turkish Airlines instead sent them nearly 7,000 miles off-course to Dhaka, Bangladesh.
An Indian official cannot be sued in a U.S. court over allegations he persecuted and killed Sikhs in India because a judge says he was never served the papers.
Recent missile launches by North Korea haven't led to additional security concerns on the Korean Peninsula, a U.S. government spokesman said.
An appellate court Tuesday ruled the U.S. government properly classified more than 50 post-mortem photos of Osama bin Laden and they can remain secret.
South Korea's Doosan DST announced completion of production of an armored combat vehicle for the Indonesian Army.
Lawmakers in Myanmar voted Tuesday to extend a state of emergency over parts of the country gripped by fighting between Muslims and Buddhists.
Three mills in central China have been closed and the rice they produced recalled after officials said Tuesday the grain was found to be tainted with cadmium.
The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan is urging authorities to fully implement the Elimination of Violence Against Women law, a news release states.
The final list of candidates allowed to compete in the June 14 Iranian presidential elections is to be released Wednesday, an interior minister said.
A connecting walkway at a garment factory in Cambodia collapsed into a pond sending 23 employees to hospitals, officials said.
The U.S. government said it was committed to helping Myanmar improve transparency in the management of its natural resources.
Officials in China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand said they arrested 812 people accused of running drug rings along the Mekong River.
U.S. Customs officials at Los Angeles International Airport said they confiscated a dead monkey, elephant meat and illegal handbags made of reptile skin.
A Chinese fishing vessel and crew seized by North Korea May 10 were released early Tuesday, a Chinese consular official said.
Governments in central and southern Europe issued a joint declaration from Romania expressing support for the planned Nabucco natural gas pipeline.
An explosion in Herat province Tuesday killed seven police officers while at least 23 militants died in clashes in Helmand province, Afghan officials said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the freedom to profess and practice one's faith is the birthright of every human being, not just an American invention.
The death toll in the hot-air balloon in-flight collision in Turkey rose to three, local officials said.
China's Premier Li Keqiang and India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed to step up discussions to end their long-running Himalayan region border disputes.
Canadian company Talisman Energy said it expects to produce 15,000 barrels of oil per day from its newly launched development offshore Vietnam.
Iran will invest $16 billion in development of the offshore South Pars gas complex over the next 10 months, a natural gas company director said.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet next month in California for wide ranging talks, the White House said.
June 14 presidential election in Iran may already have a foregone conclusion -- and it's likely an ill wind blowing form Tehran.
U.S. toymaker Mattel says it hired designers to come up with new dream home ideas for its Barbie doll but likely won't actually manufacture them.
After noting tension marked U.S.-Myanmar relations for years, President Obama Monday praised President Thein Sein's leadership and the country's progress.
Russian police said they killed two suspected terrorists and captured a third in a shootout outside Moscow Monday.
Boston police said they have identified the driver of a truck that struck and killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher from Japan.
The US Department of Energy's conditional approval a Texas liquefied natural gas terminal to export to nations that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States is seen as a potential boost for India's energy security.
A court in Rawalpindi granted bail Monday to former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on charges relating to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007.
A high school senior in the Philippines is drawing attention for his unusual name, which includes 40 first names and a surname.
A police officer in India says 23 fake Facebook profiles were created in his name by persons unknown and they have been flooded with marriage requests.
Syrian opposition forces said their hospitals were overflowing with wounded Monday as government forces unleashed new airstrikes on the city of Qusayr.
A blast at an explosives manufacturing plant in China's eastern Shandong province Monday left at least 12 people dead and 11 missing, officials said.
There may be as many as 40 candidates on the ballot when Iranians vote June 14 to select their next president, a Guardian Council spokesman said.
There's a risk that the short-range missile tests by North Korea will escalate tensions in the region, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Computer security experts and U.S. officials say Chinese hackers have resumed attacks on companies and agencies they stole data from three months ago.
The U.S. government has an obligation to put pressure on Myanmar President Thein Sein to address national security, Human Rights Watch said.
Searchers found flight recorders from a U.S. military plane that crashed in Kyrgyzstan May 3, the Kyrgyz Transport and Communication Ministry said Monday.
Two hot air balloons collided and one crashed in the Cappadocia region of Turkey Monday, killing a Brazilian tourist and injuring 24 others, officials said.
North Korea fired a short-range missile off its east coast Monday, marking the third consecutive day of launches, South Korean officials said.
The leader of a northern Afghan provincial council was among 14 people killed in a suicide bombing Monday, officials said.
The European Commission cleared the way for the planned Trans Adriatic natural gas pipeline to offer Azeri natural gas to consumers, a consortium announced.
President Obama meets with Myanmar President Thein Sein at the White House Monday, the daily schedule indicates.
China has asked North Korea to immediately release a Chinese fishing boat and its crew, who have been held since May 5, diplomats said.
China's official media, in its extensive coverage of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's Indian visit, sought to play down the Asian neighbors' border disputes.
President Obama will address the U.S. secret drone program's legality and his pledge to shut the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, a White House official said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will keep pressuring North Korea to settle the unresolved issue of the abductions of Japanese nationals.
Philippine authorities have told Filipino workers to limit their activities in Taiwan following the Philippine Coast Guard's slaying of a Taiwanese fisherman.
Authorities said they suspect a firecracker-workshop explosion that killed three people in China Sunday morning was caused by illegally stored gunpowder.
There was some grumbling among voters but no reports of violence in a re-vote Sunday in areas of Karachi, Pakistan, election observers said.
At least six Afghan police officers died and four others were injured Sunday in clashes with Taliban militants in Ghazni province, officials said.
Syrian forces launched an attack Sunday on the rebel-held city of Qusayr, killing at least 13 people, opposition leaders and state-run media said.
South Korean officials condemned the launching of another short-range missile Sunday by North Korea, saying the action was provocative.
Some rank-and-file members of the Pheu Thai Party oppose a proposal for blanket amnesty for the May 2010 riots in Thailand.
The highest-ranking woman in Imran Khan's Movement for Justice in Pakistan was gunned down Saturday outside her Karachi home, police said.
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will remain on house arrest for at least another two weeks, a Pakistani court ruled Saturday.
Chinese officials said the death toll from widespread flooding in southern China reached 53 Saturday, with at least 16 people still missing.
An airplane carrying at least 136 passengers and crew caught fire at a Moscow airport upon landing but no injuries were reported, officials said.
A 25-year-old climber who this weekend become the first Saudi woman to scale Mount Everest said she hopes her accomplishment inspires others.
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan Saturday, jolting residents in the area hit hard by a massive quake in 2011, officials said.
Twin giant pandas born in Spain arrived in their ancestral homeland of China Saturday, officials at a breeding research center in Chengdu confirmed.
A debate in parliament on a proposed law to prevent violence against women was put on hold Saturday amid bickering by Afghan lawmakers, officials said.
Two Syrian security centers captured by rebel fighters showed evidence of arbitrary detentions and torture by the government, Human Rights Watch said.
North Korea launched three short-range missiles into the sea Saturday off the country's east coast, the South Korean Defense Ministry said.
Two people died and at least 13 were injured Saturday in two separate roadside bomb explosions in Afghanistan, police said.
A Chinese man who was abducted as a child about 23 years ago said he was able to find his family with the help of Google Maps.
Doctors in India said the internal organs of a British girl, who died while on vacation in the Punjab region, were not sold on the black market.
A growing percentage of U.S. immigrants are coming from Africa and the Asia-Pacific region and immigrants are increasingly Muslim and Hindu, a study found.
The Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport announced it will deliver 12 military transport helicopters to the Afghan army by the end of the year.
Bombs at two mosques in the Malakand area of Pakistan exploded after Friday prayers, killing 15 and injuring 100, a government official confirmed.
South Korea has lodged a formal complaint with the U.S. Defense Department about the U.S. designation of the "East Sea" as the "Sea of Japan."
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told an assembly meeting Friday in Luxembourg that the alliance wasn't tasked with building a perfect Afghan state.
Iranian presidential hopeful Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has a history of making "huge" political mistakes, a conservative rival candidate contends.
Russia says the delivery of anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria is fully legal and denies the delivery will change the balance of power in the Syrian conflict.
Australia's CEA Technologies has received a Request for Tender for development of a High Power Phased Array Radar concept demonstrator.
A top Taliban leader was seized during a military operation in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province Friday, officials said.
Bangladesh reopened hundreds of garment factories Friday, days after closing them because of workers' protests over low pay and poor working conditions.
North Korea may have up to 200 missile launchers, twice as many as previously estimated, the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses in South Korea said.
Turkish police said they arrested a man who allegedly bought two cars used in two bombings that killed at least 51 people on the Syrian border last week.
The planned Nabucco West natural gas pipeline is the region's flagship project in part because of high shipper interest, an executive said from Vienna.
Japanese official Isao Iijima, who made a surprise visit to North Korea this week, met with that country's No. 2 leader, the North's official media said.
India has commissioned the navy's first squadron of 16 MiG-29K fighters to be operated from a forthcoming aircraft carrier.
Flooding and landslides in south China caused by heavy rains in the past three days have left at least 33 people dead and another 12 missing, authorities said.
Australia is eyeing possible acquisition of the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system.
The German Foreign Ministry confirmed a dog belonging to one of Germany's diplomats bit the wife of a South Korean business leader.
U.S. President Obama Thursday again said more investigation is needed to determine whether the Assad regime in Syria has used poison gas on rebels.
China warned that the European Union's proposed levying of punitive duties on Chinese solar panels would "severely impair" bilateral trade ties.
The human rights group Amnesty International called on Indonesia Thursday to halt three imminent executions and end the death penalty in the country.
Talks with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Turkey were productive and could lead to further outreach, Iran's top nuclear negotiator said.
A suicide bomb attack on a pair of American military vehicles in Kabul Thursday left 16 people dead, including NATO service members, officials said.
One of two workers who died Thursday in the collapse of a shoe factory roof in Cambodia was only 15, a family member says.
India has received the first of eight P-8I Poseidon long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft from Boeing of the United States.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scrawled a note inside the boat in which he was found hiding taking responsibility for the Boston Marathon bombings, CBS reported Thursday.
Inmates at the Tihar Jail assaulted and slowly poisoned a defendant in the New Delhi gang rape case, his lawyer said.
Witnesses are claiming that the Syrian government dropped at least two devices containing poisonous gas in the northern town of Saraqeb.
Multiple car bomb explosions killed at least 12 people and injured 18 others Thursday in Baghdad, officials said.
At least five people died Thursday as cyclone Mahasen began crossing Bangladesh's southern coast, officials said.
Canada's ascension to the head of the multilateral Arctic Council should raise concerns about environmental stewardship, Greenpeace said.
Azerbaijan has several options for oil delivery despite a Russian decision to sever a transit deal from the 1990s, the head of the country's oil company said.
An Israeli official says the Assad regime has been warned it faces dire consequences if it counters any future military strikes on Syria to stop arms transfers.
A Nepal Airlines plane skidded off the runway while landing at Mustang airport and fell into a river Thursday, injuring all 21 aboard, police said.
China Thursday announced the start of its annual 10-week fishing ban "in most parts of the South China Sea" for rehabilitating marine resources.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, convicted in Philadelphia of killing newborns after late-term abortions, thanked his judge and lawyer after his final sentencing Wednesday.
Communications equipment manufacturer Harris Corp. received a $40 million order for Falcon tactical radios from the Brunei armed forces.
China's largest oil and gas producer and distributor PetroChina has dropped its $185 million bid for Australia's coal-seam gas company WestSide Corporation.
The Afghan government has collected at least $921 million in taxes from contractors on U.S.-funded reconstruction projects since 2008, a U.S. report says.
Air India said a plane made an emergency landing when the pilot accidentally became locked outside of the cockpit during a bathroom trip.
New Zealand's military is acquiring 200 trucks from Germany's Rheinmetall MAN in a deal worth $111.3 million.
The political record of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani should be examined given his last-minute bid for president, his critics said.
It's likely the land mine contamination in parts of Myanmar is too extensive for mapping, an Asian director for Human Rights Watch said.
Leaflets showing support for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been put up in Kazakhstan, observers said.
Global retailer Walmart said it would conduct its own safety inspections of factories in Bangladesh that produce goods for the company.
Two-thirds of Chinese families aren't pleased with their health, interpersonal relationships or social security, a poll released Wednesday indicates.
Iran's nuclear program isn't expected to affect the country's presidential elections next month, Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Wednesday.
The Arctic Council reached a legal agreement that would govern procedures meant to respond to oil spills in arctic waters.
Approximately 50 children and more than a dozen adults were hospitalized in Cambodia after eating food contaminated by pesticides at a wedding, officials said.
More than 80 percent of the countries reviewed for transparency in extractive industries showed few signs of accountability, an advocacy group said.
Prisoners in Vietnam will be executed by lethal injection using a domestically made poison mixture instead of firing squads, government officials said.
Lurking behind the good news from the Pakistan election is the threat of a geopolitical nightmare.
The Russian government said it terminated a 1996 deal to transport oil from Azerbaijan through its pipeline systems from Baku.
An adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made an unannounced trip to North Korea but the object of the visit wasn't clear, U.S. media said.
A Syrian rebel militia leader shown in a shocking video biting into an organ cut out of a regime soldier's corpse defended his actions as rightful vengeance.
More than 50 people, believed to be Rohingya Muslims being evacuated ahead of a cyclone, were missing or feared drowned after their boat capsized off Myanmar.
A court hearing for two former students from Kazakhstan charged as accessories in the Boston Marathon bombings was canceled Tuesday.
A report by U.K. development watchdog Global Witness accuses Deutsche Bank and International Finance Corp. of funding land grabs in Cambodia and Laos.
At least two people were killed and 33 others trapped in a tunnel following a collapse Tuesday at a huge U.S.-owned copper mine in Indonesia.
A ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system has been delivered to Japan by Australia's Insitu Pacific for use by the country's land self-defense force.
A new naval gun, fire-control system will be developed and produced by Sagem of France for Singapore's navy.
A former adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he was pulling out of the presidential race out of respect for the incumbent.
Living standards, development and social security have made gains in China, the government said in a human rights report published Tuesday.
NATO forces in Afghanistan need to provide clear military guidance as they prepare for a 2014 training mission, a commander said from Brussels.
Australian shipbuilder Austal has entered partnerships with Asia-Pacific shipyards to enhance support of U.S. Navy ships and those of other navies.
The U.S. State Department said a memorandum of understanding was signed with Boston police to cooperate on foreign law enforcement capacity.
Budgetary concerns may interfere with the U.S. military's efforts to focus on potential threats in the Pacific region, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Frank Wiercinski said.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove took over as NATO's top military leader, leading the alliance at a time when its top task is ending the war in Afghanistan.
The first group of Kurdish militants crossed into northern Iraq early Tuesday as part of a peace process aimed at ending 30 years of conflict, officials said.
American service members should patronize prostitutes to control their "sexual energies," the mayor of Osaka, Japan, says.
Car bombings in a Turkish border town that killed at least 51 people and injured some 100 others will be avenged sooner or later, Turkey's prime minister said.
Attacks in provinces in southern and eastern Afghanistan killed three coalition troops and four civilians, officials said.
A woman who first brought rape accusations against former Israeli President Moshe Katzav is facing accusations she stalked the former leader, police said.
At least eight people died when a boat evacuating Rohingya Muslims capsized off the Myanmar coast in a scramble to flee an approaching storm, aid agencies said.
A China white paper on human rights issued Tuesday lauded the country's improved living standards and claimed higher levels of democracy and the rule of law.
A landslide caused by heavy rains in Northeast India's hilly Mizoram state has claimed at least 17 lives, authorities said.
In the aftermath of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, efforts have been made to understand the Tsarnaev brothers' mindset and what motivated them to allegedly carry out a terrorist attack killing three and injuring more than 260 innocent civilians.
North Korea's official media, blaming the U.S.-South Korean naval exercise, said Tuesday tensions on the Korean Peninsula have not eased as assumed.
North Korea replaced its hard-line defense minister with a younger and little known commander, Gen. Jang Jong-nam.
The International Criminal Court is considering a challenge by the Libyan government in the case of two Gadhafi-era officials suspected of human rights abuses.
North Korea has named a younger military officer to head the nation's army, possibly signaling Pyongyang wants to reduce political tensions, an analyst says.
Nine children drowned in two weekend incidents in China, state officials said.
A court in Bali sentenced a German man to five years in jail for possessing nearly 300 grams of hashish worth $3 million in his stomach.
BAE Systems Australia is shedding 100 jobs and restricting its Land and Integrated Systems business to improve company competitiveness.
President Obama Monday called Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups "outrageous."
Northrop Grumman praised its Australian supplier of advanced composite parts for Northrop's center fuselage for F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters.
The 50 million people in Pakistan who voted Saturday cast votes in opposition of terrorism and intimidation, the British government said.
New Zealand's Ministry of Defense has signed a $120 million contract with the Kaman Corp. of the United States for Super Seasprite helicopters.
A Request for Proposal for the purchase of 56 tactical transport aircraft has been issued by the Indian air force.
Iranian First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi pulled out of the presidential race Monday as vetting by the 12-member Guardian Council begins.
Heavy rains that have been hitting southern China over the past week have resulted in the deaths of 19 people and left one person missing, officials said.
A Taiwanese woman has been arrested on charges she sold Cambodians into slavery to work on fishing boats around the world, officials say.
An American researcher working in Singapore accessed suicide-related websites 19 times in the months before his death, an investigator told an inquest Monday.
An estimated 76 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in local and senatorial elections in the Philippines, election officials said Monday.
Naval drills involving missile destroyers off the eastern South Korean coast are part of a dangerous bilateral game, North Korea said Monday.
Senior Australian defense officials and heads of Australian defense companies have met over troubled defense projects.
A roadside bomb was detonated in Afghanistan's Kandahar province Monday, killing at least 10 civilians, including seven women, officials said.
Proposed changes in the way Canada deals with foreign investors may push some Indian companies away from its energy sector, a diplomat said.
A transsexual woman won the right to marry her boyfriend in a 4-1 decision Monday issued by a Hong Kong court.
Nawaz Sharif was set Monday to lead Pakistan after his party seemed to have won the most seats in elections marking Pakistan's first democratic power transfer.
Iran and Hezbollah are cooperating with Israel to support Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, Abdulkader Saleh, a Syrian opposition commander said.
Deadly car bombings in Turkey blamed on Turks allegedly tied to Syrian intelligence will not drag Ankara into Syria's civil war, Turkey's prime minister said.
The Bangladeshi government plans to raise the wages of millions of garment workers, whose lot came to light after the recent building collapse catastrophe.
A suicide car bomber killed six people in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province, but the police chief, the attack's target, escaped, police said.
The South Korean presidential chief of staff apologized Sunday for the sexual harassment allegations made against a former spokesman.
A South Korean journalist faces arrest after reporting on suspicions the brother of the president was involved in a homicide, the reporter's attorney said.
A pregnant woman, declared dead at a hospital in Kuwait just before delivery, came back to life after her baby was born, doctors said.
A gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China that left 28 people dead and 18 others injured was the result of illegal mining, officials said on Sunday.
One Afghan child was killed and several other people were injured by missiles fired by Pakistani forces, Afghan officials said.
At least 24 people died in Pakistan as more than 60 percent of the country's population turned out to vote, the highest turnout in decades, officials said.
Three Egyptians suspected of plotting to bomb targets in Cairo and Alexandria, including a foreign embassy, were arrested, authorities said Saturday.
Police in Jakarta said they arrested 19 people Saturday at two nightclubs in the city for allegedly using drugs.
A former South Korean presidential spokesman accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the United States denied the allegation Saturday.
About 150 people participated in drills Saturday aimed at protecting Japan's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant from terrorist attack.
Human rights officials say they fear a humanitarian crisis as a cyclone nears refugee camps in Myanmar that shelter victims of ethnic and religious violence.
A blast at a coal mine in China's Guizhou province Friday killed 12 workers and injured two others, officials said.
Thousands of people have been driven from their homes by flash flooding in Indonesia's Aceh district, officials said Saturday.
Local health officials in China have been ordered to increase flu monitoring in the country's battle against the spread of the H7N9 bird flu, documents show.
Russian forestry officials said Saturday they had gotten control over more than half of the 25 wildfires burning in the Far East region.
A U.S. aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea Saturday for military exercises that have neighboring North Korea hot under the collar, military officials said.
More than half of Pakistan's Muslims would prefer a strong leader to a democratic government, an international poll released Friday indicated.
Japan and the United States, in their first talks on cyber issues, agreed that cyberattacks threaten national security, the U.S. State Department said Friday.
Taiwanese officials Friday called for an investigation into the death of a fisherman killed when his boat was fired on by a Philippines coast guard vessel.
The foreign minister of the Philippines says the country's soldiers should be pulled from a U.N. peacekeeping force stationed on the Golan Heights.
Thailand may revoke arrest warrants for several wanted insurgents after a series of bombings rocked the southern provinces of Yala and Pattani, officials said.
Tax avoidance, secret government deals and other illicit schemes cost African nations $38 billion a year, a U.N. panel said.
Talks between the U.S. and South Korean presidents in Washington are a prelude to war on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea said Friday.
Sexual assault allegations made against South Korean President Park Geun-hye's spokesman undermined Park's visit to the United States, officials said.
There are concerns that the recent wave of violence in Pakistan will undermine the chance for a peaceful election, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
U.S. President Obama is to blame for increased tensions on the Korean peninsula and should stop his hostile actions, a North Korean official said Friday.
The U.S. government isn't looking to set up permanent military bases in Afghanistan and ongoing presence would be on an invitation-only basis, officials said.
A military operation in Afghanistan's Laghman province killed at least 15 Taliban militants and wounded 20 others, local officials said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a surprise visit Friday to Afghanistan to visit with German peacekeeping troops in Kunduz, officials said.
Women in Pakistan's Lower Dir District can't vote in Saturday's general election under an informal agreement by political parties, officials said.
Oil demand is expected to pick up toward the end of the year despite uncertainties surrounding the global economy, OPEC said from Vienna.
U.S. energy companies examining the potential to work in Myanmar need to do so in an environmental and socially responsible way, an official said from Houston.
A woman was found alive in the debris of a building that collapsed near Dhaka in late April, the Bangladeshi army said.
The U.S. Treasury Department said Iran was resorting to "convoluted schemes" to evade sanctions on its energy sector, an official said.
Malaysia's election results will stand despite protests that brought thousands of Malaysians onto the streets and filled a football stadium.
Agusta Westland's bids for utility helicopters for India's navy and coast guard will remain, despite the company being investigated over bribery allegations in another contract.
A fire in a 13-story building in Lahore killed at least eight people and injured six more, authorities said Friday.
A gas leak from the furnace of a steel plant in South Korea killed five workers Friday, authorities said.
A Russian deal to sell advanced anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria is imminent, information relayed to the United States by Israel indicated.
South Korea aims to develop its missile defense systems independent of the United States, a defense ministry spokesman said Thursday.
A Chinese government official has signaled that tougher taxes on the use of resources and on emissions would be imposed so the country can achieve greener industrial development.
Former Iranian Intelligence Minister Ali Fallahian said Thursday he'd try to emulate Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini if elected president of Iran.
Several online news services in Russia said Thursday they came under a serious attack by Internet hackers.
Militants with the Kurdistan Workers' Party have begun withdrawing from Turkey in a settlement process designed to bring peace to the country, officials say.
A tribunal in Dhaka Thursday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami head Mohammad Kamaruzzaman to death for crimes committed during Bangladesh's war for independence.
Cyclonic storms, lightning, rain and landslides, responsible for killing seven people, wreaked havoc for a fifth day Thursday in India, officials said.
The Afghan government has demands that need to be addressed before it reaches a security deal with the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said.
The garment industry is called on to address working and safety conditions in the industry after the Bangladeshi factory collapse, the United Nations said.
The son of a former Pakistani prime minister was kidnapped and his secretary killed Thursday in an attack on a political rally, police said.
A Pakistani prisoner, who was attacked a week ago in an Indian jail apparently in a retaliatory move, died Thursday in an Indian hospital, doctors said.
Expanding interests in renewable energy technology could provide broad economic opportunities, the U.N. Environment Program said from Nairobi.
It's going to be tough to replicate the U.S. shale natural gas boom because other countries lack the necessary workforce and infrastructure, an executive said.
A clothing factory fire killed seven people in Bangladesh where rescuers are still counting the dead from the recent building collapse disaster, officials said.
A crowded passenger bus skidded off a road and plunged into a river in northern India, killing more than 30 passengers and injuring several more, police said.
A hacker who invaded Yingluck Shinawatra's website posted a message Wednesday in which she described herself as Thailand's worst prime minister ever.
Singapore's first liquefied natural gas terminal has received its first commercial cargo, putting the island country on course to become a major gas trading hub.
An optic cable malfunction in Syria caused a 24-hour outage affecting Internet access, the state-run news service said Wednesday.
South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration has given Korea Aerospace Industries a contract to mass produce FA-50 fighters.
Australia's military issued a Request for Tender for repair and maintenance of the country's fleet of Adelaide class frigates.
South Korean shutterbugs appear to have inadvertently tipped off North Korea to the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the region, military officials say.
U.S. and South Korean forces may be the target of attacks should they violate North Korean territory during Yellow Sea drills, Pyongyang said.
Two women in Cambodia charged with procuring prostitutes repeatedly sewed a teenage girl's vagina so she could be sold as a virgin, officials say.
Cyberattacks targeting the United States pose a direct threat to economic and national security interests, a bipartisan group of senators said.
Twenty-one government officials and executives of state-owned businesses in southwest China have been caught in a sex video scandal, local officials said.
At least three Afghan civilians died and a number of others were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded in Helmand province Wednesday, officials said.
Alleged misconduct by coalition forces during an operation in which four insurgents were killed in Afghanistan is being investigated, officials said Wednesday.
Police said they have arrested three people, including a liquor supplier, after five people died in Amethi, India, from drinking illegal alcohol.
At least two people died and dozens other were injured Wednesday in three bomb attacks in Kurdish areas near Kirkuk, Iraq, officials said.
Anti-terror police exchanged gunfire with suspected terrorists who may belong to a group that plotted to bomb Myanmar's embassy in Jakarta, an official said.
Japan has no intention of modifying World War II apologies issued in the 1990s by the country's Socialist prime minister, a Cabinet official said.
The U.S. and South Korean governments will explore possibilities of sharing knowledge from the shale natural gas sector, the U.S. Energy Department said.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un via Twitter to release a U.S. citizen sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
The cleanup effort in Japan's earthquake-hit Fukushima prefecture is being delayed by the unresolved nuclear crisis there, the government said.
Tensions are rising in areas of Rakhine state where the Myanmar government is re-housing Muslims displaced after ethnic clashes with Buddhists last year.
Tens of millions Pakistanis will vote, marking the first time in Pakistan's history that an elected civilian government and will be replaced democratically.
Chinese military experts expressed strong objections to a Pentagon report about Beijing conducting cyberattacks against the United States.
President Obama said Tuesday the United States has both a national security interest and a moral obligation to see the bloodshed end in Syria.
President Obama and South Korea's new leader stood side by side at the White House Tuesday and vowed to stay united against North Korea's provocations.
The owners of a Russian night club where 165 people died in a fire were sentenced to prison while others associated with the case were also convicted.
California lottery officials said a single mother's $1 mistake turned into a $14 million jackpot.
At least 12 people died in a bomb blast at a market in Hangu, Pakistan, Tuesday just before a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam candidate's political event, police said.
The mayor of a Russian town where residents won't have hot water during the summer said locals will be allowed to visit the city's water park for free.
The United Nations announced retired Australian Judge Michael Donald Kirby will lead a commission investigating North Korean human rights.
A U.S. military report that says cyberattacks against U.S. computer infrastructure came from China are groundless, China's official news agency Xinhua reports.
Boeing and six other U.S. companies have reportedly promised to invest $380 million in South Korea.
India's Supreme Court has given the green light for the commissioning of the controversial Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
A member of Kuwait's Parliament has called for changing the law to allow non-Muslims to become Kuwaiti citizens.
Crews performed the grim task of pulling bodies from the debris of a building collapse in Bangladesh, where an official said Tuesday the death toll topped 700.
Gains in U.S. oil production mean Nigerian crude oil producers have to look to other export markets, the director of a Nigerian national oil company said.
Mount Mayon volcano in the Philippines erupted Tuesday, killing at least five hikers and injuring seven other people, authorities said.
President Obama meets with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Washington Tuesday, the White House said.
The Scottish government announced it signed a memorandum of understanding in South Korea to work together on marine energy technology.
Disputed border issues will be prominent during meetings when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits India this month on the premier's first foreign trip.
The testing of a well near Sindh province in southeast Pakistan yielded more than 30 million cubic feet of natural gas, Italian energy company Eni said.
China has stepped up its military modernization program and is building space and cyberspace capabilities, a U.S. Defense Department report says.
North Korea, in addition to withdrawing two mid-range missiles from its east coast, also has lifted its highest combat alert, a source told Yonhap News Tuesday.
China expects to play a bigger role in the Middle East, analysts said, as new leader Xi Jinping hosted both Palestinian and Israeli leaders.
A subway line under construction collapsed in northwest China's Shaanxi province, killing five people, authorities said Tuesday.
Armless Kazakh artist Karipbek Kuyukov says Britain denied him a visa because he could not provide fingerprints.
North Korea has withdrawn two missiles from a launch site on the country's eastern coast and sent them to a storage facility, a U.S. official told CNN.
Chinese consumers are buying less mutton from produce markets over fears it may turn out to be rat, fox or mink meat, a meat supplier says.
U.S. officials confirmed a video that surfaced of a cargo plane crashing in Afghanistan was that of a civilian cargo flight operated by National Airlines.
A helicopter carrying nine people and explosives used to blast ice dams in rivers crashed in Siberia's Irkutsk Region, Russia's Emergency Ministry said Monday.
Veterans in Kologriv, Russia, made a self-effacing request on behalf of migrating geese: Skip the Victory Day fireworks so as not to frighten the waterfowl.
A father and son were arrested for allegedly violating U.S. laws that prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the Justice Department said.
An Indian woman has given birth to twins on a moving train for a second time, her husband says.
Chinese and Indian soldiers have returned to their posts after a weeks-long dispute over an icy Himalayan plateau along their unmarked border, officials said.
Thailand is a key partner to the United States on matters of security, the environment and the environment, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.
South Korean and U.S. leaders should have a united position to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula, analysts say.
Afghan forces fired first at Pakistani military units in northwestern Pakistan, a spokesman for the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said.
Vehicle fleets of the Australian defense forces are to receive maintenance services for six years from Transfield Services (Australia).
An activist in Worcester, Mass., said he will set up a fund to send the body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev back to his homeland.
An explosion at a political rally in northwest Pakistan killed at least 15 people and injured 70 others Monday, officials said.
A house fire in China's Guangdong province early Monday killed eight people and injured three others, officials said.
A Nairobi, Kenya, court sentenced two Iranians to life in prison Monday for plotting to attack Western targets with 33 pounds of explosives.
China lacks government support for desalination programs needed for the country's water security, said an industry expert.
BG Group said Monday it's committed more than 8 million tons of liquefied natural gas to the Chinese market following a $1.93 billion deal with CNOOC.
Clashes between authorities and Islamic protesters in Dhaka, Bangladesh, left at least 14 people dead and 75 wounded, Bangladeshi media reported Monday.
Potential shippers of natural gas can register interest in booking capacity in the Nabucco West pipeline with the launch of the open season, a consortium said.
Israeli airspace near Syria was closed to all but military aviation Monday after Syria warned of "all possibilities" after Israeli airstrikes near Damascus.
Malaysia's re-elected Prime Minister Najib Razak said his government will embark on a national reconciliation program after polling results showed voting along racial lines.
The death toll from the Bangladesh building collapse has now reached 610 as searchers clear rubble away from the site, officials said.
A series of clashes between police and radical Islamists in Bangladesh Sunday resulted in three deaths and around 50 injuries, authorities said.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived Sunday in China, saying he planned to ask China to help the Palestinian economy.
The trial of six defendants charged with raping a woman on a bus in India will conclude at the end of the month, the head of the New Delhi police said Sunday.
North Korean officials said they would not use U.S. national Kenneth Bae -- recently sentenced to 15 years of hard labor -- in political negotiations.
A nurse who had acid thrown at her face in Mumbai is in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit, her family said Sunday.
The estimated number of children under the age of 15 in Japan hit a record low of 16.49 million as of April 1, government data indicates.
North Korea again blamed South Korea for the closure of a jointly run factory complex, state-run media said Sunday.
A man attacked and killed two people and injured another with a knife in Beijing, and later died from injuries suffered while resisting arrest, police said.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye left Sunday for the United States to meet with President Obama to discuss North Korean threats, officials said.
A roadside bomb in the western Farah province in Afghanistan killed at least four people and injured five others Sunday, officials said.
General election voting began Sunday in Malaysia in what polls indicated to be the closest election in the country's history.
U.S. President Barack Obama says it's time to rethink the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, because its operation is a stain on the national psyche and diminishes that for which the United States stands.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the CIA promised him Saturday he would continue to receive cash for what amounts to a presidential slush fund.
A Guantanamo detainee says he was driven to join a growing hunger strike by conditions at the U.S. military prison in Cuba the inmates deem intolerable.
A bomb blast and gunfire in Afghanistan Saturday killed eight coalition soldiers, including at least five Americans, military officials said.
Remains of crew members aboard a U.S. military plane that crashed in northern Kyrgyzstan have been recovered at the crash site, a Kyrgyz official said Saturday.
South Korean police say they prevented protesters from launching pamphlet-carrying balloons from the demilitarized zone into North Korea Saturday.
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook the Pacific coast south of the Russian city of Kamchatka, seismologists said.
Hundreds of Chinese gathered in the city of Kunming Saturday to protest plans to build a factory to produce a toxic chemical, state media reported.
The main opposition party in South Korea elected a new leader and changed its name Saturday, signaling it plans to become more centrist, party officials said.
On a day Syrian forces were accused of massacring civilians, U.S. officials said Israeli war planes conducted airstrikes inside Syria Friday.
Supporters and detractors of the Japanese Constitution used Friday -- Constitution Day – to debate possible revisions to the 66-year-old charter, officials say.
A senior insurgent leader known as Jamal was killed in Afghanistan Friday, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force reported.
A U.S. military plane carrying three people crashed in a mountainous area of Kyrgyzstan and the crew members were missing, officials said Friday.
China offered Friday to mediate any talks between the prime minister of Israel and the president of the Palestinian Authority while both men are in the country.
Posters expressing support for suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev have been installed on walls in Chechnya's capital city, Grozny.
Fighting and human rights abuses in Myanmar means the country continues to pose a threat to U.S. interests, U.S. President Barack Obama said.
Accused spy Sarabjit Singh, who died after an assault by inmates at a Pakistani prison, was cremated with state honors Friday in his village in India.
The Australian government has decided to procure 12 new-build EA-18 Growler electronic attack aircraft from the United States.
Authorities have removed two women from the suburban Washington home of a Saudi diplomat who were "potential trafficking victims," officials said.
The death toll from the building collapse in Bangladesh last week topped 500, officials said Friday.
A Chinese official will stand trial on corruption charges for allegedly appearing in a sex video, prosecutors said Friday.
Thousands of people snapped pictures of a 54-foot-tall rubber duck floating in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor.
A second Archer class submarine that Singapore purchased from the Swedish navy is fully operational.
Potential advances in missile technology might give North Korea the ability to strike the U.S. mainland with a nuclear weapon, the U.S. Defense Department said.
North Korea's progress in developing nuclear weapons that could reach the United States depends on continued missile and nuclear tests, a Pentagon report said.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will meet in Turkey for follow-up nuclear talks with Iranian negotiators, her office said.
A panel of judges found two Iranians guilty of plotting to attack Western targets with 33 pounds of explosives in Kenya.
More than 900 people were arrested in the past three months for selling fake or tainted meat in China, officials said.
President Obama stepped up drone strikes because he would rather kill al-Qaida suspects than imprison them in Cuba, a former Bush administration lawyer said.
Two gunmen on a motorcycle in Islamabad Friday shot and killed a federal Pakistani prosecutor in the 2007 Benazir Bhutto assassination case, police said.
A U.S. government commission recommended that Myanmar remains on a State Department blacklist of 15 governments responsible for "systematic" violations of freedom of religion.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seems determined to carve out a role for himself as Saddam Hussein's worthy successor.
India's Russian-built submarine Sindhurakshak arrived at its home port Mumbai after an overhaul including structural hull upgrades at the Zvezdochka shipyard.
The United States urged North Korea to grant amnesty and release U.S. national Kenneth Bae, who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in that country.
Nigeria has become one of the most dangerous countries for journalists with at least five killed since 2009, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday.
A Michigan woman who once worked for GM as an engineer and her husband have received prison terms for conspiring to sell hybrid-vehicle technology to China.
Australia's military has developed a prototype bomb disposal system robotic arm that gives system operators a "realistic grasp and feel" of remote objects.
If current deforestation rates continue, The Greater Mekong subregion in Southeast Asia risks losing more than a third of its remaining forest cover within the next two decades, says a new report.
The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party in Myanmar announced Thursday that President Thein Sein has stepped down as party chairman.
North Korea is close to finishing an experimental nuclear reactor that may lead to additional weapons concerns, researchers at Johns Hopkins University said.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association named a committee to investigate the collapse of Rana Plaza in which at least 400 people died.
Britain and the United States are sending 19 underwater drones to the Persian Gulf to conduct a mine counter-measure exercise, military officials said.
The evaluation period for pipeline options to send natural gas from the Shah Deniz field offshore Azerbaijan to Europe has started, BP said Thursday.
The Kazakh government extended the terms of an oil exploration campaign in which production has increased 19 percent, Max Petroleum said.
Pakistan aims to finalize the contracts necessary to start work on a section of a natural gas pipeline planned from Iran, a government official said.
Indian national Sarabjit Singh, on death row in Pakistan, died Thursday of injuries suffered in a beating by other inmates, his doctors said.
China's shale gas development faces hurdles, experts say.
A man claiming to be a Vietnam veteran, presumed dead for 44 years, was exposed as a fraud after a film crew found and interviewed him, a British report said.
Security workers for the president of Turkmenistan forced spectators to delete footage of the official falling from a horse, but video was leaked to the media.
A May Day rally in Moscow to show support for Russian President Vladimir Putin drew a considerably smaller crowd than last year, police said.
A British sailor who fell from his yacht in mid-Pacific has been given up for dead, officials say.
Turkish officials have been angered by what they consider Islamophobic remarks by the governor of Tokyo over Istanbul's ability to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
An airstrike by Syrian forces on a rebel brigade's headquarters along the Turkish border killed at least five people and wounded dozens more, rebels said.
South Korean and Chinese diplomats are to address the security situation on the Korean Peninsula during talks in Beijing, a South Korean official said.
Lawyers questioned a former Khmer Rouge soldier about his witnessing of the massacre of Lon Nol military personnel in Cambodia in 1975, officials said.
A U.S. Army general finishing up his third tour of duty in Afghanistan refused to predict the demise of what is proving to be a stubborn insurgency.
The government of Myanmar isn't doing enough to address discrimination targeting its minority Muslim population, Amnesty International said.
Nobody, including Iran, apart from the Syrian people can make decisions about the future of Syria, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab affairs said.
Officials with the Swedish Migration Board said Wednesday they won't re-try the asylum cases of eight Afghans, who are among 15 men on hunger strike.
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday in parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces in Pakistan, officials said.
A 25-year-old Australian man is on trial in Saudi Arabia for alleged terrorism-related offenses, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.
An inquiry report into a ferry boat collision near China's Lamma Islands that killed 39 people will not include mention of the captains' names, officials said.
Bangladeshi officials said they delayed a mass funeral for 38 victims of a building collapse as streams of families showed at hospitals to claim bodies.
Russian energy suppliers are sympathetic to Japan's need for natural gas following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
An improvised explosive device killed three British soldiers in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the Defense Ministry said.
Foreign partners looking for options to deliver natural gas to European consumers need the best commercial project available, the Azeri energy minister said.
Hezbollah's chief confirmed the Lebanese militant group is helping Syria's Assad regime fight the rebel uprising and said it would continue providing support.
Most Muslims of the world are deeply committed to Islam and many want the traditional Sharia to become the law in their country, a survey found.
Parliament in Muslim-majority Bangladesh got its first woman speaker with the election of Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, 47, a lawyer who was unopposed.
Bangladesh's government has elected the first female Speaker for Parliament, a move that could trigger a religious backlash.
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been banned for life from holding elective office, a regional court ruled Tuesday.
The Royal navy's first amphibious assault landing helicopter dock ship, the HMAS Canberra, is well on its way for delivery next year.
Pakistani authorities are called on to ensure all members of society can take part in parliamentary elections safely, human rights organizations said.
It's difficult to determine whether North Korean military activity is meant as a direct threat or for manipulation, a South Korean defense official said.
The United States says it will deploy 12 more Osprey aircraft to Okinawa this summer despite long-standing Japanese concerns about the aircraft's safety.
The conviction of a Marine for attempting suicide in Okinawa has been overturned by the U.S. military's highest appeals court, officials say.
A majority of U.S. residents say they oppose U.S. military intervention in North Korea or Syria, a New York Times-CBS News poll released Tuesday indicated.
Iran is capable of producing enough nuclear fuel to meet domestic demand with the potential for some left over for export, a nuclear energy official said.
An explosion ripped through Marjeh Square in the center of Damascus Tuesday, killing 13 people and wounding more than 70, Syria's state-run television reported.
Two people were injured and three were buried under rubble Monday after an explosion at a lab in Nanjing, China, officials said.
The mother of a rape victim filed an appeal in China Tuesday after losing a lawsuit she brought against local authorities for putting her into a labor camp.
Profits for 2012 were down nearly 10 percent because of lower demand from European natural gas consumers and higher expenses, Russia's Gazprom reported.
BP expects to hand as much as $8 billion to shareholders in part because of the divestment from TNK-BP, Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley said.
The 4-year-old girl who was raped then left near a crematorium in central India has died of cardiac arrest, her doctor said Tuesday.
An agreement by Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. to take a 10 percent stake in gas assets in Canada is indicative of global interest, an executive said.
Canadian food retailer Loblaw Cos. says it will provide compensation to families of the victims of the Bangladesh building collapse who worked for its supplier.
Seven South Koreans remained at the idled inter-Korean industrial complex in the border town of Kaesong in North Korea Tuesday, with its future unknown.
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Russia's Foreign Ministry said it was taking emergency action after two missiles were fired at a Russian commercial passenger jet flying over Syria.
Attacking drones, the most effective counter-terrorism tool the United States has found thus far, is a new cause celebre among progressive public intellectuals and major segments of the media.
Sri Lanka's external affair minister hit back at stiff criticism over the country being chosen to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November.
A U.S. cargo plane crashed after taking off from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, killing seven people aboard, coalition forces said.
Russia and Japan agreed Monday to renew talks aimed at achieving their first peace treaty since World War II and resolving present-day territorial disputes.
A group of Australians is seeking revocation of an honorary academic title for a Chinese doctor who endorses harvesting organs from executed prisoners.
Sweden's Defense Export Agency FMV has delivered three more Saab JAS 39 Gripens to Thailand, bringing Thailand's Gripen fleet to nine.
Five U.N. agencies appealed for $29.4 million to meet the most critical health and nutrition needs for the people of North Korea through the end of the year.
China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is demonstrating leadership in the fight against climate change, says a new report.
Three foreigners climbing Mount Everest allegedly were beaten by their Sherpa guides, Nepali police officials say.
Pakistani leaders should consider deploying military force to ensure May 11 elections take place in a secure atmosphere, Human Rights Watch said.
The political system in Myanmar suffers from weaknesses in voter registration and voter awareness issues, a top elections official said.
French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault is returning two bronze heads to China that were looted from Beijing's Summer Palace in 1860, officials said.
Vietnam's first Earth observation satellite is set for launch Friday by French aerospace company Astrium under a 2010 contract.
The final outcome of the so-called Arab Spring is the creation of a "brilliant Islamic civilization," Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said.
South Korean lawmakers are urged to embrace the spirit of solidarity by passing a human rights measure regarding North Korea, a party leader said Monday.
A bus crash in China's central Hunan province Monday killed three Taiwanese tourists and seriously injured two others, authorities said.
An Indian man cited by police for letting his son, 10, drive a Ferrari F430 said the complaint won't stop him from allowing the boy to drive a Lamborghini.
An undetermined number of arrests had been made following a clash between police and terror suspects that killed 21 people last week, a Chinese official said.
Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said Monday two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen will not face the death penalty.
Bangladeshi officials said they no longer expect to find survivors of a building collapse that killed at least 380 people. One said there was "little hope."
Three Britons who said they were beaten until they gave false confessions were each sentenced to four years in prison in a United Arab Emirates drug case.
An Indian man who tried to cross the Teesta River suspended by a zip line attached to his ponytail died of a heart attack during the stunt, officials said.
While some field maturation hurt Iran's oil production, most of declines are attributable to tightened economic sanctions, the U.S. government reports.
Nearly two dozen applications have been sent to Russian regulators to explore for reserves in the arctic, energy company Gazprom said.
Selling exploration and production assets in Indonesia and Thailand would benefit shareholders, Hess Corp. said.
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least eight people and injured about 45 Monday in Peshawar, Pakistan, police said.
China is accused of selling solar panel components to European consumers at prices below fair market value, the European Commission said.
President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx to succeed Ray LaHood as transportation secretary, the White House said.
Republican lawmakers are pressing for U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war, while Democrats call for increased aid but do not rule out military action.
The Nepalese government says 29 teams have paid 254 million Nepalese rupees ($2.9 million) in royalty fees to climb Mount Everest this season.
Japan's All Nippon Airways said it has completed the first flight test of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner after necessary modifications of its battery system.
The leaders of two of Pakistan's secular liberal political parties condemned recent Taliban-orchestrated bombings that left 17 people dead ahead of next month's national elections.
South Korea Monday announced a task force to assist firms affected by the idling of the inter-Korean industrial park in Kaesong, North Korea.
Thousands of Okinawa residents gathered Sunday to protest the 61st anniversary of Japan receiving independence from the United States following World War II.
A fire has broken out in the collapsed building in Bangladesh, officials said, and it is hampering efforts to rescue the remaining survivors of the disaster.
At least five people died and 45 others were injured Sunday when a suspension bridge across the Pa Sak River in Thailand collapsed, the Bangkok Post reported.
Four soldiers fighting for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan died when their helicopter crashed in the south, the ISAF announced.
Eight people died and 29 were injured Sunday in two separate bombings at election offices in Pakistan, police said.
Chinese health officials said they've confirmed the first human case of H7N9 bird flu in central Hunan province.
Canadian diplomats citing human rights concerns expressed outrage Sri Lanka will host the British Commonwealth heads of government meeting in November.
Karachi, Pakistan, held a day of mourning Saturday for 10 people who were killed and 50 who were injured in a bombing at an election meeting, officials said.
A Japanese nuclear power company said it's close to seeking permission to turn on two power plants shuttered after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
LivingSocial was hit by hackers who stole customers' names, emails, birth dates and passwords for the U.S. deal-offering website, the company said.
There's spring cleaning, then there's this: More than 1 million Moscow residents took part in a mass cleanup event at city parks and squares, officials said.
A running conflict between Thailand's ruling Pheu Thai Party and the nation's Constitution Court has led to accusations from both sides, officials said.
A heavy hail storm in southern Afghanistan damaged about 50 NATO-led coalition security forces helicopters stationed in the area, officials said.
Three suspected militants in Russia's republic of Dagestan have been killed in an attack on police officers, the republic's Interior Ministry said Saturday.
South Koreans working at an industrial complex in North Korea began returning home Saturday after Pyongyang rejected Seoul's attempt at dialogue, officials say.
North Korea plans to put on trial an American citizen detained since last year for unspecified crimes, state-run media said Saturday.
Bangladesh police say the owners of two garment factories are among eight people arrested Saturday in a building collapse that killed more than 300 people.
U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday he isn't ready to accept accusations the Assad regime used chemical weapons in its fight against rebels in Syria.
A court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday placed former military leader Pervez Musharraf under arrest on charges related to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
Six police officers in the Takhar province in northeastern of Afghanistan were poisoned and shot to death by a comrade, local authorities said.
An international pact designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse was approved Friday by the lower chamber of Russia's legislature.
Tens of thousands of protesters angry about an eight-story building collapse that killed more than 300 people clashed Friday with police in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Part of a hospital building in Bhopal, India, collapsed Friday, leaving some patients trapped in the rubble.
There are no plans to amend the constitution in Myanmar so pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi can run for president, a leader said.
A bomb was set off at a school and a hand-grenade was thrown into a house but there were no injuries, officials in Pakistan said Friday.
A joint venture for military avionics has been started in South Korea by Israel's Elbit Systems Ltd. and Sharp Aviation K Inc.
The international community needs to speak with one voice on the crisis on the Korean Peninsula, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said.
A fiery bus-oil tanker collision in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province Friday killed at least 30 people and injured 10 others, officials said.
The Iranian government is waiting for word from the international community on nuclear consultations, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said.
South Korean workers will be pulled from a factory zone in North Korea because it rejected the South's offer to discuss problems at the complex, officials said.
Japanese crude oil imports from Iran were down more than 150,000 barrels per day in March compared to a year ago, Finance Ministry data show.
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines can resume flying their grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the Japanese Transport Ministry said
Two Japanese men, ages 64 and 56, convicted of killing two men in 2005, were hanged Friday at the Tokyo detention center, the Justice Ministry said.
Chinese authorities in Sichuan province Friday began the reconstruction process in the wake of a deadly earthquake that killed 196 people and injured thousands.
Residents of Otsuchi, Japan, gathered to say goodbye to five cherry trees that survived the tsunami two years ago.
Japanese officials are struggling with thousands of tons of rice grown on land contaminated by radioactivity after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Thailand on Thursday lifted a ban on a documentary film, marking the first time a ban on a film has been removed in the country, officials said.
India's largest gas importer has signed a supply agreement to receive liquefied natural gas from the United States.
French President Francois Hollande, accompanied by a business delegation, arrived Thursday in Beijing for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Forty people were found alive Thursday following the collapse of a building in the suburbs of Dhaka, Bangladesh, that killed over 220 people, officials said.
A newborn boy in Ludhiana, India, has been sold for $830 to a New Delhi couple in a Facebook deal, officials said.
Fixing the Iranian economy is moving to the top of the political agenda as presidential hopefuls develop campaign platforms, candidates said.
There are no clear signs that North Korea is preparing for another nuclear test in the near future, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won said.
China is considering informal, trilateral discussions with South Korea and the United States on North Korea, an official in Seoul said Thursday.
South Korea offered government-level talks to North Korea on the joint industrial complex in Kaesong, closed because of inter-Korea tensions, officials said.
A side effect of the growing Asian economy is the degradation of air quality and long-term problems related to climate change, the Asian Development Bank said.
An agreement by Albania, Greece and Italy to coordinate support for a planned natural gas pipeline safeguards its success, an executive said.
The Russian government can advance the economy by liberalizing the market for liquefied natural gas for Asian markets, an executive at Rosneft said.
South Korea lodged a protest with Tokyo over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's comments on the Yasukuni war shrine, a controversial bilateral issue.
Pakistani political parties should stop vilifying President Asif Ali Zardari in their election campaigns, the president's spokesman said.
Pakistan's navy commissioned fhe fourth and last F-22P Zulfiquar-class frigate at a ceremony at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works.
South Korea Thursday offered to hold talks with North Korea on the inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex, where operations remain suspended.
An iconic minaret in Aleppo, Syria, built in the 11th century, was destroyed by government tank fire, opposition activists said Wednesday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reported progress following a meeting with Afghan and Pakistani leaders on relaunching talks between the two countries.
The Asia-Pacific region, world leader in consumption of raw materials, must increase its resource efficiency, a U.N. report released Wednesday says.
At least 80 people were reported dead Wednesday and hundreds injured or trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building in Bangladesh, officials said.
A Yemeni man who spent time in the United States as a high school student warned Congress that drone strikes are making his neighbors anti-American.
An official with a Russian trade union is asking participants in a planned protest to avoid bizarre slogans on their banners and placards.
Greenpeace activists have boarded a Korean vessel carrying thermal coal from Australia in protest of planned Australian coal expansion.
All parties in Afghanistan need to sit down together to chart the country's political future, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.
The Australian navy, in collaboration with BAE Systems, has opened a training facility for Landing Helicopter Dock ships.
China shares U.S. concerns about North Korea and is working to prevent more provocations, Gen. Martin Dempsey, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, said.
The outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China is the deadliest health officials say they have faced in years.
South Korea and China agreed Wednesday to set up a 24-hour hotline to deal with rising tension over North Korea, top diplomats from both countries said.
The father of a 5-year-old rape victim has identified the Indian policeman who offered him $37 not to report his daughter's disappearance, authorities said.
Russia's new "foreign agent" laws are being used to suppress civil rights organizations in ways unprecedented in post-Soviet history, says a report.
Aid deliveries to parts of Myanmar controlled by the separatist Kachin movement are severely restricted, relief officials said.
What may be the first case of H7N9 avian flu confirmed outside mainland China was revealed Wednesday by Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control.
A strong security relationship with South Korea is critical given threats from North Korea, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said.
Kazakhstan's Defense Ministry said Wednesday a technical failure caused the crash of a Kazakhstan Air Force Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor on a training mission.
A platoon of Chinese soldiers has crossed the border into India and set up camp six miles inside the country, India's External Affairs Ministry said.
Violence in Iraq that claimed 36 lives risks pushing the country's Sunni provinces into an open revolt against the Shiite-led government, observers warn.
Police officers were among the 21 people killed when suspected terrorists fought with police in China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, officials said.
Iran's economics minister acknowledged inflation is a problem as shoppers rushed to stockpile staples before an expected 60 percent increase in prices.
In Afghanistan it is later than one thinks; in Pakistan, even later.
Exploration success offshore Australia has created a "robust gas portfolio" and paves the way for growth, Chevron Regional President Melody Meyer said.
Iran is making "structural changes" to its economy to cope with sanctions targeting its energy sector, the Iranian minister of finance said.
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court said former military ruler Pervez Musharraf should be included in the investigation into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
Explosions in Quetta and Karachi killed at least eight people and injured dozens more, authorities said, as Pakistanis prepare for their parliamentary polls.
Pakistani bomb disposal experts defused an explosives-laden vehicle parked near the villa of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, police said.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday the United States is assessing reports Syria used chemical weapons in its fight against rebels.
The Syrian government and opposition leaders blamed each other for the abduction of two archbishops traveling outside Aleppo, officials said.
Nine people are dead and two more missing following a landslide Tuesday in southwest China, government officials said.
Nine Afghan civilians and two International Security Assistance Force members were killed Tuesday in three incidents, officials said.
Although exhaust fumes are a major contributor to China's worsening smog, Chinese drivers are increasingly opting for midsized cars and sport utility vehicles.
Japan's Foreign Ministry summoned the Chinese ambassador Tuesday to lodge a formal protest over the presence of Chinese surveillance vessels in Japanese waters.
At least 56 political prisoners were freed in Myanmar after the European Union lifted sanctions against the country Monday, human rights activists said.
North Korea is called on to abandon its nuclear weapons program in a complete and verifiable manner, NATO foreign ministers said from Brussels.
Rain was complicating rescue and relief work Tuesday in an area of southwest China stricken by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake four days ago, officials said.
The United States and China should look at the long term when assessing their cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he shares the same values and ideals with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The EU decision to lift sanctions on Myanmar removed one of the mechanisms encouraging reforms, Human Rights Watch said.
The ideology of al-Qaida is far removed from the principles of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
Iranian officials said they reject Canadian police claims a planned terrorist attack to derail a passenger train was linked to an al-Qaida ring in Iran.
The Iraqi military stormed a Sunni protest encampment Tuesday, sparking clashes with gunmen resulting in the deaths of at least 33 civilians, officials said.
Hackers affiliated with the Chinese government accounted for the most successful cyber espionage in the world last year, a new report indicates.
Strengthening ties in the energy sector will help the United States and Canada shield the countries from foreign shock, a Canadian minister said in New York.
Two new cases of avian flu have been reported in China bringing the total number of cases to 104, including 21 deaths, the Chinese government reported.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Qatar Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani Tuesday, the White House said.
Production started from an oil reserve in the shallow waters of the South China Sea where a peak is expected next year, China's CNOOC Ltd. announced.
It is doubtful Iran will abandon its nuclear program and reach a pact with the international community, the head of Israel's army intelligence research said.
An Iranian national allegedly caught with a fake Israeli passport, is suspected of plotting attacks against Israelis in Nepal, officials said.
China is "thoroughly opposed" to North Korea's nuclear test and asked all sides to urge that country to stop such tests, China's army chief said.
The BBC aired what it says is a video of communal violence shot by Myanmar police and in which Buddhists kill at least two people.
It is scary if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, playing with a loaded gun, does not have the maturity to lead his country.
China said Monday its troops haven't trespassed into Indian territory along the China-India border, contrary to claims by Indian officials.
The Pakistani caretaker government has decided not to charge former military leader Pervez Musharraf with treason.
Two cars containing a total of 109 smuggled king cobras were seized in Vietnam as officials work to curb the trafficking of the country's wild animals.
India has filed a complaint to the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement body, saying that the United States is offering subsidy programs in the solar industry for local content requirements.
New Delhi police said they arrested a second suspect in the kidnapping and rape of a 5-year-old girl.
Myanmar shouldn't be held accountable to external influences when charting a path of political reform, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said.
Pope Francis said Monday there are "climbers" in the Catholic Church hierarchy who are "stealing the glory away from Jesus."
Taliban insurgents took 10 hostages from a helicopter that made an emergency landing in eastern Afghanistan, Khorasan, the aircraft's operator, said Monday.
Al-Qaida may capitalize on the twin bombings last week in Boston because of the Chechen rebel campaign, former CIA officer Bruce Riedel writes.
Iranian voters have an opportunity to make a statement to the country's enemies by turning out for June elections, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said.
Iran may seek OPEC's top secretary-general position after Riyadh backed away from the position, Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi said.
The number of H7N9 bird flu patients in China has risen to 102, with 20 dead from the virus, the World Health Organization said.
Authorities in Myanmar and Arakan state are responsible for killing and denying aid to Rohingya Muslims, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
Water and other shortages faced up to 1.5 million people in China's Sichuan province Monday in the aftermath of an earthquake that killed at least 186 people.
Iran has spoken with North Korean officials about selling crude oil to Pyongyang, Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi said.
Israel has a unilateral right to strike Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Chuck Hagel said ahead of talks in Jerusalem Monday on Iran's nuclear program threats.
An explosion in a coal mine in northeast China's Jilin province, where work had been ordered suspended for inspection, killed 18 workers, authorities said.
North Korea Monday accused South Korea of "intentionally fueling tensions" that led to suspension of operations at the inter-Korean Kaesong industrial complex.
South Korea canceled a Tokyo trip by its foreign minister to protest a visit by two Japanese ministers to a controversial war shrine, a source told Yonhap News.
Amnesty International has warned that violence could erupt again in Indonesia's restive Aceh province unless the government and nationalists address their human rights abuses.
Aftershocks and supply disruptions Sunday hampered efforts to aid those affected by a 7-magnitude earthquake that hit China's Sichuan province, officials said.
Chinese leaders have arrested six leading dissidents leading a movement demanding ruling party leaders disclose their personal wealth, officials said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday outlined an international plan to bolster moderate forces in Syria in their struggle against President Bashar Assad.
Two pilots were killed Sunday morning when an Iranian U.S.-made military airplane crashed, officials said.
Chinese officials have confirmed five new cases of avian flu, bringing the total number of cases up to 96 with 18 deaths.
Japanese officials said the government will explore relaxing visa requirements to encourage more tourists from Southeast Asia to visit Japan.
Americans are being squeezed out of the political process by wealthy special interests, a new Chinese report on human rights in the United States said.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for two attacks in eastern Afghanistan Sunday that killed at least 10 people, officials said.
North Korea moved two short-range Scud missile launchers to its east coast, signaling possible preparations for a missile launch, South Korean authorities said.
A magnitude-7 earthquake rocked Sichuan province in southwestern China early Saturday, killing 180 people, officials said.
A woman set off explosives Saturday morning outside a hospital in a tribal region in Pakistan, killing herself and four other people, officials say.
Officials said they have identified two of the four people killed in an avalanche Saturday in eastern Russia.
The Iranian army plans to hold training exercises in Esfahan province, Brig. Gen. Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan said Saturday.
Opposition leaders in India are calling for a tougher death penalty law following the arrest of a man Saturday in the rape and torture of a 5-year-old girl.
North Korea will never end its nuclear program, although it may hold arms reduction talks with the United States, Pyongyang's main newspaper said Saturday.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye plans to visit China soon after she visits the United States in May, party leaders said.
The surviving suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings was captured in Watertown, Mass., Friday evening after a massive manhunt, Boston police said.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is determined to curb American CIA operations in his country, his spokesman said.
South Korea is re-investigating allegations two members of its National Intelligence Service intervened in December's elections, prosecutors said.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finished her visit to Japan, seeking backing for her country's political and economic development, a report said.
Russian army officials said they accepted a 23-year-old woman who signed a contract to serve in the military so she could be with her fiance.
New Zealand's Ministry of Defense plans to buy 10 SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopters from Kaman Aerospace Corp. of the United States.
The world's oldest living man is marking his 116th birthday Friday and says he still gets up early and reads the newspaper each day.
The Australian navy has received a second Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon System from Raytheon under a direct commercial sale contract.
Talks next week between Chinese and South Korean officials are expected to feature in-depth discussions on North Korea, a Chinese diplomat said Friday.
There are no new agreements with the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency for more talks, an official with the Iranian negotiating team said.
Russians say their current leadership has been unimpressively average in its overall performance, a Russian pollster has found.
A dozen new requirements for cybersecurity controls would help ensure the protection of the U.S. electrical grid, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said.
Opposition groups called for a day of rage Friday to coincide with practice runs for the F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain, officials said.
Russian and Japanese interests are aligned in terms of potential shipments of liquefied natural gas, Russian energy company Gazprom said.
Iran has a better opportunity to maintain a vibrant customer base for its oil products despite economic sanctions, Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi said.
Pakistani police Friday took ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf to court from his farmhouse where he went the previous day after being ordered arrested.
Britain and France told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon credible evidence indicated Syria recently used chemical weapons in its civil war, diplomats said.
Pakistan election officials, assessing security during the general elections, have designated a third of the polling stations as sensitive, sources told Dawn.
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake was reported Friday off far northeast Japan and far eastern Russia, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami alert.
Indonesia's Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung will propose a bill to grant amnesty to all prisoners who commited politically motivated violence, regardless of political affiliations.
India's Scorpene submarine project likely will face an 18-month delivery delay after the pullout of consultants from Spanish shipbuilding partner Navantia.
Israel is prepared to act to prevent chemical weapons from falling into the wrong hands in Syria, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said.
North Korea has set conditions, including the United States and South Korea withdrawing "all nuclear war making capabilities from the region," ahead of talks.
An Indian man was sentenced to death Thursday for his role in a 2010 terror attack in which 17 people, including five foreigners, were killed, officials say.
Australian company Telstra has been tapped by the country's military for telecommunications services to enhance its communications system.
India aims to double its renewable energy capacity to 55000 megawatts by 2017, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Conditions outlined by North Korea for negotiations with South Korea and the United States are "illogical," a South Korean spokesman said Thursday.
The Philippines government is asking the public for more donations to rescue a Filipino worker on death row in Saudi Arabia for killing his landlord.
At least 22 people were reported missing after a vessel sank in Indonesia's Mahakam River, officials said.
There's no need for outside parties to investigate Myanmar's security issues, a government spokesman said Thursday.
The Iranian military paraded its latest stealth drone and missile systems Thursday to mark National Army Day, a commander said.
Security threats in Afghanistan are leaving vulnerable civilian communities cut off from humanitarian assistance, the Red Cross said.
The Miyakejima Islands were rattled by about 40 noticeable earthquakes, including at least two Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
A U.S. Marine accused of urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan will be court-martialed, military officials said.
The Syrian government hasn't received formal complaints about cross-border security incidents in Lebanon, Syria's ambassador to Lebanon said.
Two suspects in the shooting of more than 30 Bangladeshi workers in the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece have been arrested, police said.
Five Palestinians have been charged for allegedly conspiring to carry out shooting and kidnapping attacks on Jews and security forces, officials said.
Three Iraqi Army soldiers died and five others were injured Thursday when a car bomb exploded in western Mosul, a security official said.
Taliban militants vowed to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan in response to U.S. guards firing non-lethal rounds at clashing inmates at Guantanamo prison.
Customs workers in Israel caught a smuggler and an accomplice who were attempting to bring 30 poison dart frogs into the country, officials said.
The Iraqi government executed 21 men convicted on terrorism charges, bringing the country's number of executions for the year to 50, officials said.
Villagers near Yanshi, China, are blaming the mass overnight deaths of 400 pigs and 100 dogs on a nearby chemical plant, officials said.
An agreement with Marubeni Corp. on the implementation of an LNG project ensures a foothold in the Asian market, Russian company Rosneft said.
The pace at which the Albanian government has thrown its weight behind the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline is impressive, the project's managing director said.
About 1.2 billion people in the world still face extreme poverty despite a big fall in the number of those living on less than $1.25 a day, the World Bank says.
The Canadian government said it is open to more investment from Chinese energy companies.
Myanmar political activist Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday a better relationship with the military could help reform the country's constitution.
Japan's Miyake Island was struck Wednesday by at least a dozen earthquakes, the strongest a 6.2 magnitude quake, the Japan Meteorological Society said.
A tornado swirled though southern China before dawn Wednesday, injuring at least eight people and damaging or destroying more than 2,000 homes, officials said.
There's a need to build a better strategic relationship with South Korea given lingering security concerns, Japan's ambassador to South Korea said.
There's a shared interest in finding a way to address ongoing religious violence in Myanmar, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.
The Pakistani government Wednesday asked a court for more time to decide whether to try former President Pervez Musharraf on treason charges, documents show.
Iran has no current plans to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity but may consider it for nuclear-powered submarines, an atomic energy official said.
Four Afghan soldiers were kidnapped and beheaded by Taliban militants in northern Jawzjan province, officials said Wednesday.
China emerged as a world leader in terms of attracting investors to its renewable energy sector by passing the United States, a Pew research report finds.
Oil was sent from the United States to China in January but it wasn't of domestic origin, the U.S. Energy Department said.
Japan said liquefied natural gas shipments from Russia may be considered a national interest, Russian energy company Gazprom said.
An oil exhibition in Iran is a chance to show that sanctions do little to displace the country as a world leader, Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi said.
An explosion Wednesday in Bangalore outside the office of India's main opposition party injured at least 16 people, including policemen, authorities said.
Japan lodged a protest with China for accusing Tokyo in its defense white paper of "making trouble" over the Senkaku Islands.
A suspected U.S. drone strike Wednesday targeting a militant compound in Pakistan's South Waziristan killed five people, official sources told Dawn.
Pakistan's defense spending next fiscal year could rise to $6.37 billion from this year's $5.53 billion, budget documents showed.
North Korea Wednesday refused to let a group of 10 South Korean businessmen visit the inter-Korean industrial complex in Kaesong, the Seoul government said.
Police said at least 10 rebel Maoists were killed during a clash in a remote area of the eastern state of Chhattisgarh.
A bombing at a rally of Pakistan's secular Awami National Party in Peshawar killed 17 and wounded dozens in the latest election-related attack, police said.
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake rumbled along the Iran-Pakistan border Tuesday, killing at least 34 people in Pakistan and injuring 80 others, officials said.
A Chinese postgraduate student has died after drinking water police said his roommate had poisoned.
Two former Blackwater contractors have been ordered to report to federal prison after exhausting appeals for convictions they killed civilians in Afghanistan.
Federal agents said they raided a posh Manhattan hotel and gallery as part of a crackdown on illegal gambling operations conducted by the Russian mafia.
India should consider developing infrastructure to deal with supply and demand issues in its energy sector, said a Shell top executive.
Russian President Vladimir Putin offered assistance in the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 140.
U.S. and South Korean militaries aren't reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula but there is no pre-emptive threat from North Korea, researchers said.
A series of earthquakes rocked Delhi and other cities in northern India Tuesday, as well as parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said.
There's no threat to the Bushehr nuclear plant in Iran following reports of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, a Russian nuclear company said Tuesday.
The Chinese government won't use military force as a way to enhance its supremacy, a white paper on national defense published Tuesday said.
Aid workers trying to address the needs of Myanmar communities affected by religious violence are hindered by intimidation, humanitarian officials say.
Despite the threats, nothing indicates North Korea is planning an attack and it could be looking for a way to retreat from the tensions, a U.S. official said.
South Korea cut back on the amount of crude oil it received from Iran by more than 15 percent last month year-on-year, government figures indicate.
The Philippines military overran an al-Qaida-linked, Abu Sayyaf Group camp in a three-hour firefight, killing at least eight bandits, officials said.
A U.S. Marine Super Stallion helicopter made a hard landing during joint U.S.-South Korea exercises Tuesday near Seoul, officials said. No deaths were reported.
China faces multiple and complicated security threats and challenges, an official defense white paper issued Tuesday said.
The International Court of Justice opened hearings on the Preah Vihear, a 900-year-old Hindu temple over which Cambodia and Thailand have fought bitterly.
With the beat of war drums becoming a daily ritual in North Korea and as analysts struggle to assess what makes the natives restless, three points are worth considering.
Free trade has been a rock on the back of the U.S. economy and American workers and the Barack Obama strategy will only make things worse.
North Korea's military, reacting to an anti-North rally in South Korea, Tuesday threatened retaliation without warning if there were more such events.
The United States is open to "credible negotiations" on the Korean nuclear crisis, but North Korea must act, Secretary of State John Kerry said in Tokyo.
Norway's Novelda AS says Samsung Thales of South Korea selected its Nanoscale Impulse Radar system for the development of a vehicle-mounted land mine detector.
A North Korean propaganda video threatening a missile strike against Colorado Springs, Colo., misidentifies the city's location by about 1,000 miles.
China and the United States have committed to work together on climate change.
Police in northwest China seized more than 79 pounds of heroin that was being smuggled into the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, officials said Monday.
There are bright spots in Myanmar's democratic transition, though human, political and religious rights are cause for concern, a British government report said.
There's a strong relationship between security issues and opium cultivation in Afghanistan, a report from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime said.
There's a clear advantage to working with Asian leaders like the Japanese government, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.
Customs police at Kuala Lumpur International Airport arrested an Indian man suspected of smuggling around 23 pounds of the drug ketamine stashed in an exercise bike.
The Chinese government is playing an effective role in managing the crisis on the Korean Peninsula, the South Korean foreign minister said Monday.
Poppy cultivation is expected to increase in most regions in Afghanistan, the 2013 Opium Risk Assessment by a U.N. unit reported.
Austrian energy company OMV has taken over all of the shares in the planned Nabucco natural gas pipeline from Germany's RWE, a pipeline spokesman confirmed.
The launch of a refinery in central Iran means the country can start plans to export liquefied natural gas, Deputy Oil Minister Alireza Zeighami said.
Military spending worldwide fell to $1.75 trillion in 2012 despite increase in military spending in Russia and China, a Swedish research institute said Monday.
Pakistan's Election Commission says candidates in next month's general elections cannot seek vote in the name of religion, caste or sex.
A sports utility vehicle skidded off a road in India's Himachal Pradesh state and plunged into a deep canyon, killing its 12 occupants, police said.
The United States recognizes the Senkaku Islands are under Japan's administration but doesn't take a stand on their ultimate sovereignty, its top diplomat said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Monday paid tribute to his late grandfather Kim Il Sung on his 101st birthday, even as his regime kept up its war-like posture.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Japan Sunday the goal of both China and South Korea is North Korea's denuclearization.
A sculpture at a Spanish art museum was damaged when an elderly woman tripped and fell into the artwork, officials said.
A fire at a hotel in central China early Sunday has claimed the lives of 13 people and left about 50 others injured, officials said.
North Korea Sunday rejected an offer of peaceful dialogue from South Korean President Park Geun-hye, calling her offer a "cunning ploy."
U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says the situation in North Korea is "more serious" now than in past confrontations because of Pyongyang's nuclear capability.
The number of H7N9 bird flu patients in China has risen to 60, with 13 dead from the virus and 11 new patients reported as of Sunday, officials said.
Pakistani Taliban took responsibility for the death of a secular party leader in Pakistan's upcoming elections, and the injury of another, in separate attacks.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned after the United States coaxed him for weeks to remain in his post, officials said.
At least one police officer died Sunday when Taliban militants took over a security check post in northern Afghanistan's Jawzjan province, officials said.
Diplomats say North Korea's young dictator Kim Jong-un is testing the patience of seasoned elder statesmen in Pyongyang's neighbor and ally, China.
Trains are running on time again in Moscow after construction work concluded to repair an overpass damaged during a traffic accident, official said.
A Chinese bottled water company allegedly failed to follow quality criteria set by the government for tap water, officials said.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan Saturday, seeking to bolster Japanese support for her nation, officials said.
An explosion and fire caused an undetermined number of casualties Saturday at a factory in central China's Hubei Province, officials said.
Some minor injuries were reported when a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook southwest Japan early Saturday, officials said.
A Chinese clothing designer says some tweaks and updates have made traditional shoes made of hemp a hot-selling item on the international market.
Pope Francis has appointed eight Roman Catholic cardinals to look into ways of reforming the Church, the Vatican said Saturday.
China's foreign minister Saturday repeated Beijing's stance that tensions on the Korean Peninsula be should eased through patience and dialogue.
A 7-year-old girl in Beijing was diagnosed Saturday with the H7N9 strain of bird flu -- the first such case in China's capital, officials said.
An Indonesian airliner overshot a runway at Bali International Airport Saturday and ended up in the sea, officials say.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Friday she would like to "build up mutual trust and realize joint development" with North Korea.
An earthquake measuring 6 on Japan's seismic intensity scale struck western Japan early Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
A defector who bribed her way out of North Korea explained her escape and life in the secretive country at a Seoul university.
Russia's state oil company Rosneft and ExxonMobil are considering investing $15 billion in a liquefied natural gas plant.
Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant is nearly operational.
Pakistan's government remains mired over cash shortfalls to resolve the country's energy crisis.
Australia's Woodside has decided to abandon its $45 billion liquified natural gas project.
China's biggest coal producer, Shenhua Group, is considering investing in Australia's wind power industry.
The escalating crisis in North Korea has led Chinese companies to put their investments on hold.
Talks between the Filipino government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front guerrillas have deadlocked.
Muslim insurgents in Thailand's southern Pattani province have mounted 35 attacks in a single night.
Malaysian police announced that they had released 32 armed Filipinos arrested earlier this week.
India and China are concerned about the possible implications of the 2014 U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants have announced "conditional support" for an anti-polio effort.
Western countries will experience tragedies such as massacres if they aren't tolerant of cultures and religions, Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned.
Former Pakistani military leader Pervez Musharraf said his government OK'd U.S. drone strikes, the first time a leader of the country admitted doing so.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea Friday against test-firing a ballistic missile and reassured allies of the U.S. commitment to defend them.
Some 600 people were evacuated from a high-speed train in Taiwan Friday after explosives were found in a bathroom, officials said.
More than half of the Jordanian House of Representatives called for the pardon of a Jordanian soldier who shot seven Israeli schoolgirls to death.
The U.S. Defense Department's intelligence arm indicated North Korea may be able to make a nuclear weapon deliverable by missile, a congressman revealed.
Mumbai police are investigating 32 officers who were suspended over corruption allegations in one suspected case.
India must speed up modernization of its army and air force in the face of China's military threat and Pakistan's backing of Taliban groups, an official says.
The U.S. Embassy in Ankara was targeted to be bombed by an alleged Turkish al-Qaida cell whose members were trained in Afghanistan, Turkish police said.
Two activists leaked a private discussion between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and his campaign staff, a Kentucky Democratic official said.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye says she plans to talk with North Korea, which experts Friday described to Yonhap News as an overture for dialogue.
A secular party candidate in Pakistan's upcoming general elections was shot and killed by Pakistani Taliban militants in Sindh province, authorities said.
U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday presented the Medal of Honor to the Rev. Emil J. Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain who died in a Korean War POW camp.
The European Union should consider lifting an embargo on arming rebels in Syria where militant jihadists are gaining influence, Group of Eight officials said.
President Barack Obama said Syria's "humanitarian crisis has gotten worse" and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called it the world's most troubling issue.
More than of half of Russians don't want President Vladimir Putin to run for a fourth term when his current term expires in 2018, a poll found.
Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has faced a series of radioactive water leaks.
"Aggressive rhetoric" from North Korea following its February nuclear test only serves to isolate the country, a statement from G8 ministers in London said.
The European Union should keep some sanctions in place to let Myanmar's government know it's time to take reform seriously, a global rights federation said.
Raytheon reports that the Republic of Korea has chosen its advanced combat radar for the country's fleet of F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft.
Pratt & Whitney has been contracted by the U.S. Air Force for support services to company engines used by the Royal Thai Air Force.
Captains of two ferry boats that collided near China's Lamma Islands last fall were charged with 39 counts of manslaughter Thursday.
U.S. oil demand is expected to trend lower in 2013 while China will account for much of the oil demand growth, OPEC said in its monthly report.
The Environmental Ministry in Albania has signed off on an environmental assessment of the planned Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, the project consortium said.
Disagreement over quality issues of proposed Indian-manufactured Rafale jet fighters have ground to a halt final contract discussions with Dassault, the aircraft's French designer and maker.
China, which claims sovereignty over Taiwan, has expressed concern over the Japan-Taiwan fishery agreement near the disputed Senkaku Islands.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday North Korea has been "skating very close to a dangerous line" with "bellicose rhetoric."
U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan have killed far more low-level militants than the top al-Qaida leaders they supposedly target, McClatchy Newspapers reports.
Police officers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have been disciplined for jailing a 10-year-old girl after she reported a rape, officials say.
A Chinese fishing vessel has become the second ship in recent months to run aground on a protected reef in the southern Philippines, officials say.
The North Korean government was behind cyberattacks on financial companies and media broadcasters in March, the South Korean government said Wednesday.
Some 13 million people are eligible to vote in next month's general elections in Malaysia, election officials said Wednesday in announcing the dates for voting.
A British committee in the House of Commons said there was a degree of uncertainty in Afghanistan planning after 2014.
Terrorist groups working in Pakistan may look for an opportunity to target areas where U.S. citizens convene, a U.S. State Department advisory said.
At least one Afghan civilian died and another was injured Wednesday when U.S. troops attacked a civilian bus in Herat province, officials said.
Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team going door to door in Pakistan Wednesday, killing one police officer and injuring another, officials said.
A Saudi judge never considered paralysis as a punishment for man who paralyzed another man, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Justice said.
Authorities said they have arrested an Israeli Arab man for illegally entering Syria and fighting with the Global Jihad rebel group.
There's been no damage to the Bushehr nuclear facility in Iran following an earthquake there Tuesday, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed.
Italian energy company Eni declared that it could face economic sanctions from the U.S. government because of its operations in Iran.
North Korean hackers were responsible for causing computer outages at South Korean banks and TV stations last month, the Seoul government said Wednesday.
A mid-range ballistic missile has been moved to North Korea's east coast and could be launched "any time," a South Korean minister said Wednesday.
An LPG tanker truck overturned on a highway in India, setting off a fire so intense it killed eight people and destroyed homes in a wide radius, police said.
Pakistan Wednesday successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable Hatf-IV ballistic missile with a range of 900 kilometers or 560 miles, the military said.
China says the situation on the Korean Peninsula remains extremely complex and sensitive and cautioned against aggravating it.
Given the antics of Kim Jung Un, it is hard to know how serious or desperate the current situation on the Korean Peninsula is.
The United States, South Korea and Japan remained alert Wednesday for any imminent ballistic missile tests by North Korea, officials said.
North Korea, saying the Korean Peninsula situation is "inching close to a thermonuclear war," Tuesday asked foreigners in South Korea to be ready to evacuate.
A Russian lawmaker is banned from speaking at the next nine sessions of Parliament for making disparaging remarks while on a trip to the United States.
Asia is on a dangerously unsustainable energy path, warns a new report from the Asian Development Bank.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said two men who made a YouTube video mocking a fire at an under construction 40-story apartment building will help with repairs.
Rebels in South Sudan have killed five Indian soldiers and wounded four others, with a U.N. peacekeeping force, officials said Tuesday.
The U.S. Army has selected L-3 Link Simulation & Training to build UH-60M Operational Flight Trainers for Taiwan.
There's no reason for Iran to stop advancements in its peaceful nuclear enrichment program, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday.
A suspected arson fire in a house in southeastern China killed seven people, including four children, early Tuesday, officials say.
Attacks by animals in an Indian wildlife sanctuary killed one person and injured five others Tuesday, officials say.
The decision to block the deportation of Eritrean nationals in Israeli custody will not apply to Sudanese migrants, officials said.
Hackers temporarily brought down the website of the prime minister's office and the website of the Likud party, the Avnet security company said.
Russian border guards say they have seized more than 10 pounds of bear paws during a search of a cargo train headed to China.
South Korean lawmakers said Tuesday that sending U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to North Korea may be a good way to ease ongoing tensions.
Canada may be a natural gas market ripe for courtship from a Japanese economy hungry for more energy supplies, a Japanese energy executive said.
Iran aims to increase its natural gas production substantially by launching additional phases in the South Pars gas complex, an energy official said.
An Israeli court sentenced Milad Khatib to seven years in prison Tuesday for providing military intelligence to a Hezbollah agent, officials said.
Indonesia is holding 76 Myanmar refugees found stranded in their wooden boat near the northern tip of Sumatra, the largest island in the Indonesian archipelago.
Two coalition service members were killed Tuesday in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force said.
Iran announced Tuesday it opened a new uranium-processing site to mark National Nuclear Day days after nuclear negotiations with P5+1 failed.
During the month of March, 229 Iraqi civilians died and 853 were injured in acts of violence, a report by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq said.
A Pakistani Supreme Court Tuesday heard more treason allegations against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.
Bangladesh's prime minister rejected demands for tougher blasphemy laws in the face of growing pressure from protesters wanting the death sentence for blaspheming bloggers.
Japan's Defense Ministry deployed anti-missile units in the Tokyo area to defend against any North Korean missile launch, a top official said Tuesday.
South Korea, facing growing North Korean threats, will revive its mid-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle program, a military source told Yonhap News Tuesday.
During his unannounced trip to Baghdad last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to seek greater assistance in monitoring flights from Iran to Syria flying through Iraqi airspace.
North Korean employees at the Kaesong joint-Korean industrial complex did not report for work Tuesday, South Koreans sources told Yonhap News.
North Korea said Monday it will withdraw its workers at an industrial complex operated with South Korea for what it says are provocations against the country.
The U.S. Navy said Monday it will deploy a laser weapon prototype in the Persian Gulf capable of disabling patrol boats and destroying flying drones.
Former President Pervez Musharraf was ordered to appear before Pakistan's Supreme Court to answer questions related to treason charges against him.
An explosion at a fireworks factory in central China killed two people and injured nine others, officials said Monday.
Dead fish found on the shorelines of a Shanghai river have sparked safety fears.
Photographer Pierre Borghi, kidnapped in Afghanistan in November, has been freed, Afghan police said Monday.
Four Cambodian monks arrested in Thailand for allegedly soliciting passersby for money were found to be possession of pornography, police said.
About 38 children living in economically depressed parts of metro Manila have been reported abducted in recent weeks, the Philippine National Police said.
The North Korean government is called on to stop provoking its regional adversaries with military and nuclear threats, the U.N. secretary-general said.
Two Philippine lawmakers say the United States should pay more than a $1.4 million fine for damage done to a world-class reef by a grounded U.S. minesweeper.
GE Marine of Ohio reports that it has been contracted for gas turbines for use on a new destroyer for the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force.
The Royal Thai Air Force has received three more Gripen fighters from Sweden, bringing its fleet of Saab aircraft to nine.
Chinese officials said the number of confirmed cases of H7N9 bird flu rose to 21, with three more diagnoses during the weekend. The death toll stood at six.
Calls for Iran to suspend or stop its nuclear enrichment program are a "red line" that multiparty negotiators shouldn't cross, an Iranian official said Monday.
The U.S. military has notified Congress of a possible $210 million package deal to Singapore for 100 AIM-120C7 AMRAAM missiles.
Violence between Buddhist and the Muslim minority community in Myanmar poses a risk to political reforms, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said.
The Albanian government signed off on the terms for the implementation of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline through its territory, the project's consortium said.
A roadside bomb struck by a civilian bus in Afghanistan Monday killed at least nine people and injured 22 others, police said.
Militants fired two rockets on western Farah province near a gathering attended by Afghan President Hamid Karzai Monday, security officials said.
Asian and some European countries are getting gas product exports from the South Pars region in the Persian Gulf, an Iranian official said Monday.
The Indonesian High Court in Bali upheld the death sentence of 56-year-old Lindsay Sandiford of Britain for drug trafficking, a court spokesman said.
The U.S. has lost the media war in Pakistan. Popular talk show hosts have already made up their minds that America is preparing a war against their country.
Anti-drone and former international cricket star Imran Khan will contest a Parliamentary seat in this year's Pakistani national elections.
We live in the age of central bankers, and hope they know what they are doing.
Though failing to address its ally North Korea by name, Chinese President Xi Jinping said no nation has the right to wreak "chaos" in Asia.
Pakistani diplomats called a story in Sunday's New York Times alleging a secret deal to permit American drone strikes in the country unfounded propaganda.
World leaders paused Sunday to mark the 19th anniversary of the start of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda that claimed more than 800,000 lives.
Australia's prime minister said she wants to resume talks with China to establish a free trade agreement while on an official visit to the country.
Sen. Lindsey Graham said threats by North Korea against the South and the United States amounted to the regime "overplaying their hand."
Sen. John McCain said the United States finds itself at risk of ending up entangled in a war on the Korean peninsula "by accident."
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said it is important to "keep calm" in the face of threats coming from North Korea.
An intrepid team of rowers was aboard a freighter headed to Florida Sunday after their attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean ended, expedition leaders said.
Police said they have arrested seven students for the killing of an engineering student in Namakkal, India.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday the death of a U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan was "a confrontation with ... everything our country stands for."
Two robbers in Japan slashed a slot parlor employee with a knife and then grabbed a bag containing $204,000, police said.
Instances of anti-Semitic violence and vandalism increased by 30 percent worldwide in 2012, an annual report in Israel found.
An investigation will be conducted into the causes of two recent explosions at a coal mine in northeast China, officials said.
South Korean officials Sunday warned that North Korea could test launch a missile as soon as this week.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, traveled to Afghanistan Saturday to determine American troop level needs for 2014.
Russia's most popular art museum is hosting an exhibit in honor of the 60 cats it employs to protect paintings against mice and rats.
The Philippine government has billed the United States $1.5 million for damage done to a reef when a U.S. Navy minesweeper went aground.
Water contaminated with radioactive material that leaked from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may have seeped into groundwater, officials said Saturday.
South Korean bishops have called on Pope Francis to act as a peace mediator amid nuclear talks in concerning their country.
At least two people were injured during a storm that brought high winds and heavy rain to much of Japan and disrupted rail and air service Saturday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday began a nine-day trip to the Middle East, Europe and Asia, beginning in Turkey, the State Department said.
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Indonesia Saturday but there were no immediate reports of causalities or damage, emergency officials said.
The death toll climbed to 72, including 26 children, Saturday as rescuers ended a search of the debris of a collapsed illegal building in India, officials said.
Iran and six world powers remain "far apart" after two days of talks on Iran's nuclear program, Catherine Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, said Saturday.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-moon said the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban is a "symbol of hope" for her efforts to promote education for women.
China is being pressured by the Obama administration to rein in North Korea or face an increased American military presence in the region, officials say.
No foreign embassies have yet chosen to leave Pyongyang despite warnings from North Korea, officials say.
A Dutch tourist is suspected of killing a British woman found dead Saturday on a houseboat in Kashmir, Indian authorities say.
A Chinese business executive pleaded guilty in Miami Friday to federal charges he had a carved rhinoceros horn smuggled from the United States to China.
The use of substandard construction materials was most likely the cause of a building collapse that killed at least 67 people in Thane, India, authorities said.
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday accepted an application to charge former military ruler Pervez Musharraf with treason.
The deputy governor of Yala province in Thailand, Isra Thongthawat, and another official were killed in a car-bombing Friday, authorities said.
The Philippines and United States began an annual joint military exercise in the South China Sea Friday, training 8,000 troops for disaster relief operations.
Four security officers and 14 militants were killed in a clash Friday in Pakistan's Tirah Valley, security officials reported.
A war between North and South Korea would bring "terrible slaughter" to the peninsula, Cuban leader Fidel Castro said Friday.
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency reports that Singapore is seeking the purchase of 20 AIM 9X-2 Sidewinder Block II All Up Round Missiles.
North Korea has told foreign governments they should evacuate their embassies in Pyongyang, diplomats said Friday.
There are no immediate plans to relocate U.K. Embassy employees from North Korea despite mounting security concerns, the British government said Friday.
Multilateral nuclear talks in Kazakhstan with Iranian negotiators yielded confusing statements on confidence building, a Western official said Friday.
Fighting at an Indonesian detention center that left foreign nationals dead was triggered by disputes over conflicts in Myanmar, a security official said.
Land occupied by a U.S. military base in Okinawa could be returned to Japan within the next decade under a plan announced Friday by Japan's prime minister.
A fight at an immigration center between Muslim and Buddhist detainees from Myanmar left eight dead and 15 injured, officials said.
South Korean workers at an industrial site operated jointly with North Korea won't be pulled until "the situation requires" it, a minister in Seoul said Friday.
Power for a nuclear reactor's cooling system at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi plant was restored Friday after a temporary outage, officials said.
The U.S. Defense Department, despite protests in Congress, will purchase more Mi-17 helicopters from a Russian company for use in Afghanistan, an official said.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Friday there should be harsher punishments for crimes by rich and influential people, like stock price manipulation.
Railway authorities said Friday 8.31 million people traveled by train during Thursday's Qingming Festival in China.
Advantage that Canada has in global energy markets as a neighbor to the top energy consumer might not last, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce said.
Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousufzai said 40 girls in her home country would be the first beneficiaries from a fund established in her name.
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Leaked documents reveal how the rich, crooks and politicians use offshore banking havens to protect their money, a journalism group in Washington said Thursday.
Masked men in northern Sri Lanka trashed the office of an opposition Tamil newspaper and beat up staff in the latest attack on journalists.
Talks starting Friday about Iran's nuclear ambitions will go nowhere unless world powers concede Tehran's right to enrich uranium, Iran's chief negotiator said.
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook Afghanistan, Pakistan and India Thursday, seismologists said.
A man described as "reportedly mentally unstable" allegedly killed nine girls and women with an ax Thursday in India, authorities said.
A building under construction in Thane, India, collapsed Thursday evening, killing at least 10 people, emergency officials said.
The Obama administration is proposing to buy food from farmers in developing countries in order to more rapidly provide humanitarian aid to devastated areas.
Online hacking collective Anonymous said it has broken into and vandalized social networking profiles linked to North Korea.
Iran has the right to a peaceful enrichment program under international protocols, Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Asghar Soltanieh said from Kazakhstan.
The deployment of a EU mission to observe general elections in Pakistan should enhance voter confidence, the EU foreign policy chief said.
Police in parts of Myanmar had problems containing religious violence because they were outnumbered, a police lieutenant colonel said.
The British government needs Trident nuclear missiles in its arsenal given the emerging North Korean threat, British Prime Minister David Cameron said.
A retired general is a suspect in the 1993 death of Turkish President Turgut Ozal, says the prosecutor who filed an indictment Thursday.
More than 200 elementary school students in southwest China have been hospitalized for acute gastroenteritis, local officials said Thursday.
In what is said to be a coincidental move, U.S. troops specialized in nuclear, biological and chemical attacks arrived Thursday in South Korea, officials said.
Officers in command of a U.S. minesweeper that ran aground and damaged a coral reef in the Philippines have been relieved of duty, Navy officials said Thursday.
South Korea is seeking to procure 60 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters from the United States through a Foreign Military Sales deal worth $10.8 billion.
Doctors said they were trying to save the left eye of one of four sisters injured in India by acid sprayed by two men on motorcycles.
A NATO airstrike in Ghazni province in eastern Afghanistan killed at least four local Afghan police officers and two civilians, local authorities said.
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There may be as much as 3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the shallow waters off the coast of Malaysia, energy company Newfield Exploration said.
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Armenians have the greatest wish among those in post-Soviet states to move elsewhere, while Uzbeks have the least, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicates.
Bangladesh is planning to buy 24 Russian-made Yak-130 Mitten jet combat trainers from Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport.
Western defense manufacturers heartened by recent upsurge in arms sales in Asia including the Middle East are finding a potent new competitor in Russia.
A Tamil newspaper in northern Sri Lanka was attacked Wednesday and its staff beaten by six masked men, officials say.
Two Afghan boys have been found alone on the street outside the train station in Uppsala, Sweden, officials say.
The bodies of some 66 miners have been pulled from the site of a massive landslide in Tibet, authorities said Wednesday.
Four sisters were injured in northern India when they were sprayed with acid by two men on motorcycles, police said Wednesday.
The U.S. Defense Department is committed to working with Chinese officials on securing the Korean Peninsula, Pentagon spokesman George Little said.
About 500,000 people in Myanmar are unable to return to their homes because of the threat posed by land mines, the U.N. refugee agency said.
A report accuses Denmark's Defense Ministry of not providing accurate information about the safety of Afghan interpreters who aided Danish forces.
North Korea Wednesday stopped South Korean workers from entering the Kaesong industrial complex as bilateral tensions worsened, the Seoul government said.
Chinese oil demand is expected to surpass the United States by next year in part because of North American production gains, OPEC said.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak dissolved Parliament Wednesday, readying the country for what could be hard-fought general elections.
The death toll in a militant attack that destroyed a power station in Peshawar rose to eight as more bodies were found, Pakistani authorities said.
Secretary of State John Kerry, stressing U.S. commitments to South Korea and Japan, said Washington will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state.
A Chinese cancer researcher has been charged with stealing data and an experimental compound from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The parents of a Montana man found dead in Singapore say police reports labeling his death a suicide are untrue, and they believe he was killed.
Russia's Parliament has passed a law that once again gives President Vladimir Putin the potential to influence the selection of regional governors.
The U.N. General Assembly approved a landmark international arms-trafficking treaty tying weapons exports to potential human rights threats.
The government of Myanmar hasn't done enough to prevent an outbreak of sectarian violence despite warning signs, a U.N. special envoy on human rights said.
Two Chinese who died from a new strain of bird flu did not contract it from dead pigs pulled from a river that supplied their drinking water, officials say.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he wants to avoid a path "nobody should want to follow" after North Korea said it would restart a nuclear reactor.
Six people were killed and 11 others are missing following a gas explosion at a coal mine in northeastern China's Jilin Province, a government spokesman said.
Using diplomacy and military deterrence to dissuade North Korea from provocation in the region is vital for security, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said.
The deputy prime minister of Turkey has called on German authorities to investigate claims that two recent fires may have been racially motivated.
India's Supreme Court withdrew a restraining order Tuesday that prevented Italy's ambassador from leaving India.
Afghan security forces have cleared the Wardoj district of Afghanistan's Bakhshan province of militants, local authorities said.
The bodies of five people who were missing after a power station in Peshawar was attacked were found in nearby fields Tuesday, officials in Pakistan said.
Thirteen children died and four others were missing after a fire swept through an Islamic religious school in Myanmar Tuesday, a fire official said.
President Obama welcomes Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore to the White House Tuesday for bilateral discussions, the daily schedule indicated.
Parts of southern Pakistan were without natural gas supplies after suspected militants bombed a 22-inch diameter gas pipeline, a gas company spokesman said.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries shouldn't feel threatened by North America given market diversity, an analyst said.
The Indian government is interested in working with Kazakhstan to build an oil pipeline, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said.
A system that tests the reaction of a criminal suspect to a set of questions and analyzes the suspect's nervous system is being sold to Indian police.
More than 6,000 people were killed in the Syrian civil war last month, the deadliest month yet in the 2-year-old conflict, a leading activist group said.
Two Chinese air force pilots died in the crash of their Su-27 fighter jet, the People's Liberation Army said on its website.
Private daily newspapers have begun hitting the newsstands this week after the government eased its five-decades-long monopoly in the print medium.
The investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria could have an interesting turn.
A U.S. sea-based radar platform and a destroyer were sailing closer to the North Korean coast to monitor its military activities, a U.S. official told CNN.
A U.S. veteran of the Korean War was reunited with a woman he helped during the war after not seeing each other for nearly 60 years, officials said.
While North Korea's young leader Kim Jong Un portrays himself as a tough-talking leader, his aunt and uncle are the country's real power, analysts say.
North Korea's actions aren't matching its provocative rhetoric against the United States, South Korea and their allies, the White House said Monday.
Russian officials defended their decision not to notify the international community about a large-scale military training operation in the Black Sea.
Climate change will have a significant impact on major industrial and food crops in the Lower Mekong basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, says a new study.
Human rights advocates are calling for an investigation into sectarian violence against Muslims during clashes in which 40 people were killed in Myanmar.
Myanmar is called in to move into the wake of sectarian violence in the country by examining claims of wanton destruction, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
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Pakistan's Election Commission had to briefly shut down its website after an overload of traffic from citizens -- about 50,000 hits a minute -- officials said.
A high-ranking member of the Khmer Rouge regime is fit to stand trial for crimes allegedly committed in Cambodia in the 1970s, a U.N.-backed tribunal said.
Iran may postpone negotiations over its nuclear program if Western countries insist on "illogical demands," a senior Iranian lawmaker said.
South Korea will work closely with its U.S. counterparts to develop an effective deterrence to cyberthreats, a senior defense official said Monday.
A U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co. paid $485 million for oil and natural gas interests in the Barnett shale play in Texas, Quicksilver Resources Inc. said.
The BP-led consortium working offshore Azerbaijan said Monday it started a final evaluation on the Nabucco West and Trans-Adriatic Pipeline proposals.
The Indian government said it is opening the door to shale oil and gas to move closer to energy independence.
India can't afford to completely cut Iran from its energy sector despite stiff economic pressure from Western countries, an energy minister official said.
A Canadian warship seized 1,102 pounds of heroin worth nearly $100 million from a boat in the Indian Ocean, officials said.
The death toll from a massive landslide in Tibet rose to 36 Monday and it was unlikely survivors would be found among 47 people still missing, officials said.
Cyprus was headquarters for Russia’s new class of wealthy entrepreneurs – until disaster struck last month.
An SU-27 fighter jet on a training mission crashed near the city of Rongcheng, China, killing two pilots, the Chinese air force said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai traveled to Qatar and met with the emir of the Persian Gulf state where the Taliban may set up an office.
South Korea's president, taking serious note of North Korea's threats, Monday asked her military to respond "powerfully" to any provocation against her people.
North Korea has displayed a map apparently identifying the targets in the United States it has threatened to strike.
Pakistan's former president and Parliamentary hopeful Pervez Musharraf said the country is in a "do or die" situation from which only he can rescue it.
South Korea is likely to ask United States to revise their civilian nuclear pact to let Seoul reprocess spent nuclear fuel, a source told Yonhap News.
Kuwaiti security sources said three people have been scheduled for execution, ending Kuwait's six-year moratorium on capital punishment.
Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan King Abdullah have signed a pact to defend Jerusalem and its holy sites, officials said.
Japanese officials said they reached agreement with the United States this weekend on the handover to Japan of one of five U.S. bases on Okinawa.
Police in the United Arab Emirates arrested a woman who allegedly buried her dead newborn girl at the Jumeirah Open Beach.
South Korean President Park Guen-hye announced she has chosen Ahn Ho-young, a former vice foreign minister, as ambassador to the United States.
Rescuers discovered three more bodies Sunday as officials said chances are fading for any of the 80 Tibetan miners buried in a landslide to be found alive.
Authorities in Afghanistan Sunday said they seized nearly 1.5 tons of explosives destined for a plot to blow up Salma water dam in Herat province.
Salvage personnel Saturday removed the final 250-ton section of a U.S. Navy minesweeper's hull from a reef in the Philippines, Navy officials said.
The Obama administration takes seriously North Korea's statement that it is in a "state of war" with South Korea, a spokesman said Saturday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping ended his first foreign trip since his installation Saturday with a two-day stop in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ten people were injured during a violent protest in Sualkuchi, India, over the use of artificial silk and a curfew has been imposed, officials said Saturday.
Afghanistan declined to confirm media reports a U.S. special forces base in Warkdak province has been turned over to the Afghan military.
The first body has been recovered at a Tibetan mine, a day and a half after 80 miners were buried in a massive landslide, officials said Saturday.
Nuon Chea, known as "Brother No. 2" in Cambodia's bloody Khmer Rouge regime, is fit to stand trial for genocide and war crimes, the United Nations said Friday.
U.N. human rights experts Friday called for an end to violence in Bangladesh that is tied to court decisions concerning the country's war for independence.
A 6-month-old baby boy in Riau province on Sumatra, Indonesia, died after being bitten by a wild monkey, police said.
The Asia-Pacific region is anything but calm as China continues to flex muscle and agitate over its territorial claims in the East and South China Seas.
The United Nations says it is supplying aid to nearly 400,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, exceeding forecasts, and local communities are strained.
A New Zealand man originally from Japan says he is taking steps to fly a World War II-era Zero over the skies of his homeland where it was built.
A giant landslide in a high-altitude mining area of Tibet trapped 83 miners Friday, Chinese officials said. There was no official word on deaths or injuries.
Communist New People's Army members attacked government troops securing a Holy Week religious ritual in Butuan City, authorities in the Philippines said.
North Korea's leader Friday ordered military officials on standby to "strike any time" against U.S. and South Korean targets, official media reported.
Thailand's National Security Council has given opposition leaders one month to show they can control militants in southern provinces.
Prejudice and discrimination may be inciting religious violence in central Myanmar, a U.N. special envoy on the country's rights situation said.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye asked Friday for U.S. congressional support in a planned expansion of "peaceful use of atomic power," an aide said.
The Chinese government wants a coordinated effort to diffuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.
African countries like Ivory Coast need the support of the Chinese government to advance economic and political goals, the Ivorian president said.
Two fifth-grade boys died after severe beatings by an elementary school employee in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, officials said Friday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping finished a visit to South Africa, where he spoke of efforts to make "greater contributions to world peace and development."
The Nabucco West natural gas pipeline is the most competitive project for the Shah Deniz consortium in Azerbaijan, the project's chief executive officer said.
Japanese police said they arrested a man suspected of putting hydrofluoric acid in a woman's shoes, resulting in the removal of the tips of five of her toes.
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was granted a bail extension Friday at a hearing during which a protester threw a shoe at him, witnesses said.
A suicide bomb targeting paramilitary troops in Peshawar, Pakistan, killed six people and injured 14 others along a road near the U.S. Consulate, police said.
The planned Trans-Adriatic natural gas pipeline is the most compelling project for the BP-led consortium in Azerbaijan, the project's managing director said.
A Japanese utility company secured a deal for 1 million tons of liquefied natural gas from Australia per year for 20 years, Chevron Corp. said.
Iranian natural gas production may be a bright spot in an energy sector otherwise stymied by a lack of foreign investment, the U.S. Energy Department said.
Hess Corp. said it sold its interests in the giant Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli complex in the Caspian Sea.
An ex-U.S. soldier is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction with an al-Qaida group fighting in Syria, Justice Department court documents indicate.
A wall of a house in India's financial capital Mumbai collapsed Friday after an explosion, killing at least five people and injuring two more, police said.
Myanmar President Thein Sein warned he "will not hesitate to use force as a last resort" to put down the Buddhist-Muslim violence in his country.
Tentative peace talks between government representatives and Muslim rebels began in Malaysia amid continued violence in southern Thailand that killed three security force members.
Defense Minister A.K. Antony warned the government's defense businesses to make sure the long-awaited Light Combat Aircraft is ready no later than 2014.
An Indian-born surgeon and his family from Dubai are stuck in the United States after leaving a bag holding their passports on a Boston subway train.
A U.S. Marine sergeant photographed urinating on the body of a Taliban fighter should be court-martialed, a hearing officer says.
Eight young men bathing in the Ganges River in northern India during the Holi festival drowned in two separate incidents, authorities say.
The Philippine navy has contracted AgustaWestland for two AW109 Power helicopters with an option to buy two more.
The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to South Korea as North Korean threats increase tensions in the region, the Pentagon says.
Mortar shells hit an architectural engineering school in Damascus while gunfire elsewhere in the Syrian capital left two people dead, state media reported.
A hot air balloon crashed in Cambodia, injuring nine people, officials said.
A power transmission tower collapsed in northern India, killing five migrant workers and injuring 11 others, officials said.
The U.S. military is committed to ensuring the security on the Korean Peninsula despite North Korean threats, a Defense Department spokesman said.
Several local security forces were killed and wounded in a blast in Thailand Thursday as peace talks with Muslim insurgents began in Malaysia, officials say.
A fire that broke out in a residential building in China Thursday morning left five dead and another five injured, officials said.
Four people were killed and six injured after a bus overturned Thursday morning in a remote area of southwestern China, officials said.
Two U.S. stealth bombers flew long-range missions Thursday from Missouri to the Korean Peninsula in a show of U.S. commitment to its allies, officials said.
Japan imported more crude oil from Iran in February than it did during the same period last year, the Japanese Ministry of Finance said.
Afghan and coalition forces in joint operations across Afghanistan killed 52 Taliban insurgents over a 24-hour period, the Afghan Ministry of Interior said.
A government study noting Japan's declining population says the number will fall to around 107.28 million in 2040, down about 20 million from 2010.
Final procurement of a $300 million sub-launched torpedo deal will go ahead after the Ministry of Defense dismissed concerns over alleged improper purchasing processes.
People across India celebrated Holi, a festival of colors marking the advent of spring, but the occasion also was marred by several drownings, authorities said.
Malaysia's military has been introduced to the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of Northrop Grumman's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.
Taiwan's military says it will use its new Thunderbolt-2000 artillery multiple-launch rocket system in a live-fire exercise in April.
Northern China's electricity sector is depleting the arid area's water, says a new study.
A bus driver injured when a lamppost went through his window was hailed as a hero for evacuating passengers from his bus, officials in China said.
Fishermen rescued a pilot and two passengers after a small airplane fell into the sea off the coast of China's Guangdong Province Wednesday, authorities said.
The U.S. Navy said a salvage crew working on a warship grounded on a reef in the Philippines cut the bow from the hull and lifted it onto a waiting barge.
A passenger bus overturned in northwestern Pakistan Wednesday killing at least 12 people, including women and children, police said.
Authorities in Myanmar said Wednesday they enforced overnight curfews on two central towns in response to sectarian violence.
Saab of Sweden and Malaysia's DRB-HICOM have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore military and commercial aerospace opportunities.
Peace with North Korea can be established by a foundation built brick-by-brick with its southern neighbors, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Wednesday.
About 20 ethnic Muslims in China's Xinjiang province have been convicted of militant separatism and sentenced to lengthy jail terms.
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rattled central Taiwan Wednesday, killing one woman and injuring 19 others, the National Fire Agency said.
The U.S. government must back its rhetoric with action if it wants to open communication with Iran, a senior Iranian legislator said.
Qatar Emir Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, speaking at an Arab League summit, proposed a $1 billion fund to support Arabic and Islamic heritage in Jerusalem.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi attended Myanmar's Armed Forces Day military parade for the first time Wednesday, officials said.
Violence across Afghanistan killed at least 13 people, including several security officers, and wounded six others, officials said.
North Korea Wednesday raised tensions on the Korean Peninsula another notch by telling South Korea that it was severing their military hotline.
South Korea's state-run oil company said it made a significant oil discovery in the Kurdish region of Iraq alongside its Swiss partners at Oryx Petroleum.
Royal Dutch Shell sees natural gas as the right ingredient for China's long-term economic growth potential, Shell Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser said.
Northwest China's Gansu province is in the grips of a weeklong drought that has hit about 4.35 million people and 988,000 acres of farmland, officials said.
China's new Premier Li Keqiang, addressing the problem of official corruption, said disclosure is the key to clean governance.
China's navy dismissed Vietnam's claim that Chinese ships fired on a Vietnamese fishing boat in the South China Sea in an incident that has drawn U.S. concern.
China has warned the European Union against imposing tariffs on Chinese solar products.
A woman who taught at a community school in the Khyber Agency in Pakistan was shot and mortally wounded Tuesday morning as she walked to work.
Unrest between Buddhist and Muslims in Myanmar that has left at least 40 people dead has prompted U.S. authorities to issue a warning to American citizens.
A court in southeastern India sentenced a man to death Tuesday for the rape and murder of an elderly woman two years ago, a prosecutor said.
Russia is going all out in showcasing and marketing its military products to Asian nations at a maritime and aerospace exhibition in Malaysia.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is keen on keeping lines of communication open with Russia on missile defense, the U.S. Defense Department said.
A former top official of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge is physically and mentally fit to stand trial for crimes against humanity, two medical experts have testified.
A U.N. genocide prevention official said he was concerned about violence between Muslims and Buddhists in Myanmar.
North Korean forces are ready to strike U.S. territory in the Pacific as well as South Korea, Pyongyang's military said Tuesday.
Two men who spent 10 years in prison for rape had their convictions reversed Tuesday by a court in eastern China.
Missile and artillery units are combat-ready and aimed at South Korea and U.S. targets, including the U.S. mainland, North Korean officials said Tuesday.
The country of Oman has granted Moammar Gadhafi's widow and her family asylum on humanitarian grounds, officials said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged support for Afghanistan's political and economic stability and gains for women once U.S. combat forces are withdrawn.
The United States has become the leading target for the theft and illicit transfer of military technologies, a U.S. official said.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced Tuesday Multi National Base Tarin Kowt will be handed to Afghanistan by the end of the year.
Eight suicide bombers stormed a police compound in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, killing five police officers, a provincial police chief said.
Five men working on an oil tanker in central China were killed by poisonous asphalt waste gas while unloading asphalt at a dock, officials said Tuesday.
Chinese oil demand during the first two months of the year increased more than 4 percent compared to the same time last year, analysis says.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in South Africa on the next leg of his tour of the continent whose resources are of growing interest to Beijing.
Police said they captured two men believed to be behind recent politically motivated armed shootouts that left 63 dead, including a mother and two children.
China's new leadership, seeking closer military cooperation with Russia, agreed to buy 24 Su-35 fighter jets and four submarines from Moscow, state media said.
The Obama administration Monday offered no strategy changes for pushing Syrian leader Bashar Assad out of power following the resignation of a key rebel leader.
An orphanage in Cambodia has been shut down after officials said they received complaints of abuse and suspected human trafficking at the facility.
The Toronto Zoo announced its two pandas arrived in the city from China just before 11 a.m. Monday and were given a police escort to the zoo.
An Australian kidnapped nearly 16 months ago was mistaken for a tourist when he waded on shore in the southern Philippines during the weekend, officials said.
Myanmar had a sixth day of clashes between Muslims and Buddhists Monday and government soldiers tried to restore calm, officials said.
India is preparing to launch its first auction of shale-gas blocks, a government official said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry decided to skip Pakistan on his diplomatic tour because he didn't want his visit to be misinterpreted, an official said.
A Chinese sailor who set off in November for a solo trip around the world is expected to complete his journey April 3, his support team said.
U.S. forces in Afghanistan transferred control of the Bagram prison to the Afghan Defense Ministry in a ceremony Monday, military officials said.
A bus rolled 150 feet down a hillside in India Monday, killing seven people and injuring several others, authorities said.
Diplomatic ties with Israel will not be fully normalized until Israel fulfills what it promised in an apology last week, Turkey's prime minister says.
Customers at a Mister Donut shop at Toyonaka in Japan's Osaka prefecture were mistakenly served bleach water and five people became ill, the company said.
A rain-triggered landslide in Indonesia's West Java province killed at least six people and trapped at least a dozen more Monday, disaster officials said.
Security in Myanmar intensified after sectarian violence spilled out of the central city of Meiktila, though authorities said the situation was under control.
More than 1,000 rotting duck carcasses have been found floating in a river in southwest China, but officials say the carcasses have not affected drinking water.
A decision from the United Nations to investigate the North Korean rights record is indicative of its failure in the nuclear standoff, the government said.
At least 10 ancient graves on Indonesia's Raja Ampat islands have been looted, officials say.
The Chinese government aims to shore up military and political ties with Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.
Pakistan can erase a legacy of human rights abuses by ensuring former President Pervez Musharraf faces justice, Human Rights Watch said.
Deputy speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard announced he's running for president in June's elections.
Getting front-end engineering and design work done for the planned Trans-Adriatic Pipeline keeps the project in line with Azeri developments, an executive said.
Russian energy company Gazprom said it signed a 30-year deal with China National Petroleum Corp. to deliver natural gas to China by pipeline.
South Korea's navy conducted maritime drills Monday to mark the third anniversary of the sinking of the warship Cheonan by North Korea, officials said.
Secretary of State John Kerry said he told Iraqi officials future U.S. aid could be at risk if Baghdad doesn't cut off Iranian arm shipments to Syria's regime.
Asian stocks rallied Monday after Cyprus worked out a $13 billion bailout deal officials said imposes a tax on large deposits but spares smaller depositors.
After a 2010 attack, military leaders said a new protocol between U.S. and South Korean officials has been developed to address provocations from the North.
Severe rainstorms in central and southern China have produced hail 1.5 inches in diameter and caused $94 million in estimated damage, officials said.
Sixteen members of the Iraqi Army and police force were killed in northern Babel Sunday by unidentified gunmen, a security source told IraqiNews.com.
U.S. and Afghan authorities have agreed to transfer control of Bagram Prison in Afghanistan to the Afghan government, officials said.
Two Syrian soldiers were wounded Sunday when Israeli forces launched a missile into Syrian territory in response to two instances of gunfire, officials said.
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf returned to Pakistan Sunday after four years of exile despite threats of death and arrest, officials said.
A car bomb killed at least 17 soldiers in Pakistan and four children died in an explosion in Afghanistan, officials said.
A former Afghan warlord turned government minister said the country should not agree to further U.S.-led military operations there.
Buddhists and Muslims clashing in Myanmar have led the military to declare a state of emergency and at least 20 people are dead, officials said.
A fire in a Myanmar refugee camp over the border in Thailand has killed at least 32 people and left 2,300 homeless, Thai health ministry officials said.
Pope Francis prayed side by side with his predecessor, Benedict XVI, during a lunch meeting Saturday at Castel Gandolfo, Vatican officials said.
An Australian man kidnapped and held for ransom by a Filipino Islamist militant group 15 months ago was released Saturday, officials say.
An acid leak at a plant in Gumi, South Korea, may have polluted the surrounding area, officials said Saturday.
New Chinese President Xi Jinping said his trip to Russia has already been a success during a meeting Saturday with President Dmitry Medvedev.
Eight people were killed in five separate violent incidents in Karachi. Pakistan, on Saturday, officials said.
North Korea's official newspaper turned its wrath on Japan Saturday, accusing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of trying to pick a fight.
Russian police said a teacher turned to Satanism and a hired thug to attack a former student's fiancee after the former student rejected her.
A Russian court upheld school uniform rules Friday, barring students from wearing headscarves in schools despite objections from Muslims challenging the ban.
Pakistan's Sindh High Court on Friday granted exiled retired Gen. Pervez Musharraf's request for protective bail in three pending cases against him.
Russian computer security company Kaspersky Lab will set up a division on cybercrime with Interpol, Chief Executive Officer Yevgeny Kaspersky said Friday.
North Korea scorns a planned inquiry into its alleged human rights abuses and its people are "happy" with how their rights are protected, an official said.
A U.S. defensive pivot to the Asia-Pacific entails more than shifting military assets to the region, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.
Setting up a commission of inquiry on the human rights situation in North Korea is a breakthrough, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said.
South Korean officials said Friday they incorrectly linked a Chinese IP address to 32,000 computer outages at banks, TV stations and other locations this week.
The British government calls on all parties to the conflict in central Myanmar to end hostilities, British Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said.
Myanmar President Thein Sein ordered a state of emergency Friday after at least 20 people, including children, died in clashes between Buddhists and Muslims.
British energy company BP and Russian supermajor Rosneft aim to explore for oil in Russia's arctic after closing on the TNK-BP acquisition, an executive said.
India's state-owned energy explorer Oil and National Gas Corp. announced it made three significant oil and natural gas discoveries.
Two Italian marines being sent back to India to face murder charges will not get the death penalty if convicted, Indian officials said Friday.
China needs to enact major reforms to move closer to establishing a greener economy, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said.
Subsidiaries of Israel's Elbit Systems have received $195 million in contracts for electronic warfare systems and to upgrade armored fighting vehicles.
Joining what is likely to be the world's biggest trade deal can be a mixed blessing.
The U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a U.S.-led resolution asking Sri Lanka to conduct an independent and credible probe into alleged human rights violations.
Rebels seeking the Assad regime's overthrow denied killing Syria's most senior Sunni supporter of the regime in a mosque bombing that killed at least 41 others.
The brother of a woman whose decapitated body was found in Taiwan has been arrested and charged on suspicion of committing the slaying, police said.
A bill increasing penalties for rape and outlawing stalking and voyeurism has received final legislative approval in India.
Democrats have more positive views than Republicans about most other countries, with the two sides most split in their views on Cuba and Israel, a poll found.
India is now the world's fourth largest energy consumer of oil and petroleum products, a new analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration says.
Eight Filipino men were arraigned in a Malaysian court in connection with the occupation of a village by followers of a sultan who claimed it as a homeland.
The United States is the top destination for people looking to leave their home countries and move somewhere else permanently, a Gallup poll found.
An explosion at a copper ore mine in eastern China Thursday morning left three people missing, officials said.
Iran will destroy Tel Aviv should Israel launch a military strike against Iran, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said Thursday.
Taiwan is studying the possibility of building its own submarines as the United States is seen to dither on a 12-year-old procurement request.
Myanmar police officers have responded to violence pitting Muslims against Buddhists in the central part of the country, an official said.
Sweden's Saab has announced a $170 million contract to supply spares and support services to an Asian country operating its airborne surveillance system.
The North Korean military reserves the right to respond in kind to military threats in the region from the United States, a military spokesman said Thursday.
Iranians need to honor the call from the Iranian supreme leader and turn out for June presidential elections, the cultural and guidance minister said.
North Korea threatened on Thursday to attack U.S. bases in Japan and Guam in retaliation for U.S. training missions over the Korean Peninsula, officials said.
The Russian military deployed more than 500 weapons systems and 50 aircraft to a region near Mongolia for air-defense drills, the government said.
Authorities in Myanmar have imposed a curfew following violent uprisings that left at least 10 people dead and two Muslim religious buildings destroyed.
The estimated $2.3 billion payable to the National Iranian Oil Co. can't be settled because of sanctions imposed on Iran, Royal Dutch Shell said.
A roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan Thursday killed Abdul Manan Hakimi, the district chief for the Eshkamesh district, authorities said.
Twelve people died and 32 others were injured when a car bomb exploded Thursday at a refugee camp in Pakistan, police said.
India's Supreme Court Thursday upheld the death sentence of a man convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts and sentenced a popular actor to five years in jail.
The Chinese government may intervene in the bankruptcy of solar panel company Wuxi Suntech but the industry is downsizing, a government official said.
U.S. prosecutors accused a 43-year-old Saudi Arabian man extradited to the United States of being an al-Qaida operative after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Pakistan views a planned natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan as a key way to address its energy concerns, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said.
A Syrian military use of chemical weapons, if proved, would be a "game changer" affecting U.S. involvement in the civil war, President Barack Obama said.
The White House is working to move the CIA's lethal drone program to the Pentagon and return the CIA to spying on enemies for the military, U.S. officials said.
Thunderstorms and hail Thursday in south China's Guangdong province killed at least nine people and injured more than 270, authorities said.
A Chinese Internet Protocol address was traced in one instance of disruption by a malicious code of several South Korean computer systems, Seoul experts said.
A rat or a similar animal may have shorted power supply to the systems to cool spent fuel pools at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant, its operator said.
Officials at a Chinese airport said a woman attempted to smuggle tadpoles onto a plane by hiding them in her mouth.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he and U.S. President Obama believe Israel has the right to act on its own on Iranian nuclear weapons.
The main subsidiary of China's Suntech Power, at one time the world's largest producer of solar panels, has declared bankruptcy.
An administration official in the South Korean government said no determination has been made on the origin of a cyberattack targeting the financial sector.
At least three people died and 52 people were injured when a tornado ripped through central China's Hunan province Wednesday morning, local officials said.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he stands by his statement last month that Zionism was a crime against humanity.
Bangladeshi President Mohammed Zillur Rahman died Wednesday in a Singapore hospital where he had been hospitalized for a respiratory infection. He was 84.
Ensuring responsibility over national security in the country isn't sufficient for Afghan stability, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said.
Libya must act quickly to stop attacks on residents of a town believed to have supported Moammar Gadhafi, an international rights group said Wednesday.
U.S. Special Operations forces will begin leaving Afghanistan's Wardak province to meet President Hamid Karzai's demand that they go, officials said.
A U.S. Marine could find out this week if he will face court-martial for urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in 2011, his lawyer said.
The U.S. government needs to look at ways it can better protect itself from cyberattacks from adversaries like China, Rep. Patrick Meehan said.
A virus and not a cyberattack caused computer outages at several South Korean banks and TV stations Wednesday, an official says.
The daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was released from prison after serving a six-month term, her lawyer said.
India may be the third-largest importer of liquefied natural gas behind China and Japan by 2025, BG Group Chief Executive Chris Finlayson said Wednesday.
Russian energy company Gazprom said it wants to work with the Kazakh government to help exploit its natural gas resources.
The U.S. manufacturing sector is using less energy based on trends set during the last decade, the U.S. Energy Department's statistical arm said.
An Indian man threatened to set himself on fire to protest the burning of a parade float in Valencia, Spain, that had featured Hindu imagery, officials say.
Approval for action and work plans for a planned liquefied natural gas project on Russia's each coast top Gazprom's board agenda, the company said.
The Iranian government isn't relying as much on oil revenue thanks in part to Western economic sanctions, the Iranian economic minister said.
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari signed paperwork securing a date for the country to elect a new government in May, officials said.
China's new President Xi Jinping, in his first major foreign interaction, met with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to stress the importance of China-U.S. ties.
North Korea is likely to face additional financial sanctions besides those imposed by the U.N. Security Council, sources told South Korea's Yonhap News.
India could revoke the diplomatic immunity of Italy's ambassador over his failure to ensure two Italian marines return to India for their trial.
The United Nations' Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the organization's mission in Afghanistan for another year.
Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested 18 suspected spies, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
A British woman broke a leg Tuesday jumping from a hotel room window to escape a would-be rapist, police said.
A man accused of lying to FBI agents and trying to join al-Qaida in Pakistan requested better food be served to him in federal prison.
Malala Yousufzai, the teenage Pakistani education activist shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, returned to school in England Tuesday.
Despite concerns about its nuclear liability law, India continues to be "a land of opportunity for global nuclear power suppliers," said an adviser to the United States.
Syrian government and rebel forces traded allegations the other side used chemical weapons in an attack in Aleppo Tuesday, killing at least 25 people.
India is being tipped as a "booming" market for micro- and mini-unmanned aerial vehicles for civilian and military use.
Russia wants more information from the U.S. Defense Department on what it plans to do with missile defense in Eastern Europe, a defense official said.
The existence of the Ergenekon criminal network has been proven, a prosecutor has told a panel of Turkish judges in his final opinion in the case.
The presence of B-52 bombers in the Asia-Pacific region is an indication of the U.S. commitment to South Korean security, Pentagon spokesman George Little said.
The U.S. military envisions a long-term strategy in the Persian Gulf region that's compatible with available resources, U.S. Marine Gen. Martin Dempsey said.
EU officials discussed confidence-building measures with Iranian representatives in Turkey, a spokesman for the EU policy chief said.
Turkey has unveiled its first domestically made long-range missile it says is capable of destroying tanks and concrete bunkers.
Saudi Arabian officials said they have deported more than 200,000 foreigners who had stayed in the country illegally for at least four months.
Authorities said they arrested a NASA researcher accused of being a Chinese spy as his plane pulled away from the gate at Dulles International Airport.
The Filipino Supreme Court halted the implementation of a controversial reproductive health law Tuesday and set oral arguments on the law for June 18.
Choosing Societe Generale as the financial overseer of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline brings the project one step closer to reality, Director Kjetil Tungland said.
A U.S. defense contractor was charged with giving national defense secrets to a Chinese woman with whom he was having a relationship, officials said.
A suspect in the gruesome 2002 beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has been arrested, Pakistani officials said.
There may be a link between oil development in Myanmar and human rights abuses against the Rohingya people, a rights campaigner said.
A 19-year-old U.S. musician was sentenced to 10 years in a Japanese prison Tuesday for the murder of Irish exchange student Nicola Furlong, 21.
Improving tanker safety measures will ensure Canada maintains its role as a world energy leader, Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver said.
An Indian passenger bus traveling to Mumbai from Goa plunged into a river early Tuesday, killing at least 37 people and injuring seven others, police said.
China's new President Xi Jinping picked Russia as his first foreign visit destination, pointing to the importance of bilateral ties, a Chinese official said.
Australia is taking the first step toward full normalization of relations with Myanmar by lifting some defense restrictions in recognition of the country's ''extraordinary'' progress.
It was surprising to observe Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a diehard Islamist, conduct himself as a man of compassion.
U.S. B-52 bombers are participating in the current joint South Korea-U.S. military drills, U.S. defense officials said.
Salvage teams were making progress in dismantling the reef-grounded USS Guardian but may miss their March 23 deadline, a Philippine official said.
Chinese maritime authorities said they are searching for 13 crew members aboard a container ship that sank Monday afternoon in east China's Bohai Bay.
U.S. plans to bolster its missile defenses against nuclear threats by North Korea are likely to hike tensions between the countries, China said Monday.
A bill introduced by Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., would allow U.S. Embassy employees taken hostage in 1979 in Iran -- or their families -- to be compensated.
India's solar market is expected to reach $2.05 billion in 2015, nearly double the $1.05 billion market of 2012, says a report.
Only 29 of 156 Japanese prefectures and municipalities mandated to draw up anti-disaster plans for a nuclear emergency have completed them, a survey has found.
A bus crash in Baoshan, in southwest China's Yunnan province, killed 13 people and injured 15 Monday, local authorities said.
A joint venture company of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. and Rolls-Royce of Britain has opened a production facility in India.
U.S. soldiers in South Korea are facing tighter restrictions, including a ban on drinking, after several weekend incidents of misconduct, officials said Monday.
The U.S. State Department reminded its citizens that the North Korean government has a low threshold for what it considers espionage.
Gunmen shot and killed a Liaquatabad College professor riding on his motorbike Monday in Karachi, Pakistan, police said.
Former Iranian Minister of Housing and Urban Development Mohammad Saeedikia said Monday he was competing for the presidency.
For the first time since the end of the cold war, China has become one of the top five exporters of major conventional arms, a Swedish institute said Monday.
Terrorists stormed a judicial complex in Peshawar, Pakistan, where a suicide bomber detonated his explosives, killing at least four people Monday, police said.
Japanese use of fossil fuels for electricity increased 21 percent last year from 2011 levels because of the lack of nuclear power, an EIA report said.
Russian energy company Gazprom shouldn't dilute its position in the Asia-Pacific by sending liquefied natural gas to Europe, the energy minister said.
Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp.'s $340 million plant in Indonesia has begun operations, the company said.
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Israel's leader will try to sway President Obama to attack Syria if its missiles appear headed to Hezbollah militants in Lebanon, The Guardian reported.
New Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for an "iron fist" resolve to tackle the two major problems plaguing the country -- pollution and food safety.
A bus crashed into the Indus River in Pakistan, killing at least 23 soldiers, the driver and another civilian, authorities said.
Diplomatic tensions rose again between New Delhi and Rome after authorities at India's airports were put on alert to prevent Italy's ambassador leaving the country.
China's new Premier Li Keqiang, rejecting allegations of Chinese hackers targeting U.S. networks, said they amount to presumption of guilt.
The top two new leaders of China said the government will work toward achieving the "Chinese dream" and to deepen reforms in the world's second-largest economy.
Police said Sunday they arrested five men who allegedly admitted to raping a Swiss woman in central India.
Two new bullet trains went into service in Japan this weekend, raising the maximum speeds possible on their respective routes, rail officials said.
Sixteen miners were rescued from an underground coal mine in northeastern China while four others remained trapped, rescue workers said.
A Hong Kong man was in custody Saturday in the dismemberment slaying of his parents, said police, who were still looking for missing body parts.
The pilot of a Thai Airways jetliner, concerned about low tire pressure, radioed he wanted to make an emergency landing in Bangkok Saturday, officials said.
Protest organizers in Russia said they will hold two large rallies in the coming months in opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A changing of the guard in Beijing proceeded Saturday as lawmakers confirmed cabinet members serving in new Chinese President Xi Jinping's government.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se agreed Saturday to cooperate on implementing sanctions against North Korea.
Pope Francis Saturday met with, and blessed, the international press corps assembled in Rome since the conclave that elected him was convened.
The Catholic archbishop of Durban, South Africa, says sexual abuse of children is not a crime but a psychological illness.
A Swiss tourist camping with her husband in central India was gang-raped and the couple were robbed, police said.
Russian media could be fined for printing or broadcasting foul language under a bill approved by the lower house of parliament, officials say.
A U.N. human rights official says drone strikes are a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty because the country has not agreed to them.
Three crew members were killed Saturday when a military helicopter crashed in the Russian republic of Chechnya, a law enforcement official said.
A Nigerian convicted in 2004 in Indonesia of trafficking heroin has been put to death by firing squad.
The United States will significantly beef up its ballistic missile defense due to threats from North Korea and Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.
Relations between Kabul and Washington have eroded because the United States refuses to respect Afghanistan's sovereignty, President Hamid Karzai said Friday.
The Italian ambassador to India has been barred from leaving the country without the government's permission, Indian officials said.
Aung San Suu Kyi was heckled at a Myanmar mine, a rare display of protest against the Nobel laureate after she sided with the government on mine operations.
Chinese officials say they had been unable to get farmers to quit throwing thousands of pig carcasses into a tributary of the Yangtze River.
French President Francois Hollande defended his plan to supply arms to Syrian rebels following a meeting with EU leaders in Brussels, Belgium, Friday.
Flights on the Dreamliner should resume within weeks, Boeing executives said, expressing confidence that issues with the jetliner's batteries were resolved.
Some 1,500 violations involving $533 million in misspent Russian defense expenditures have been uncovered, a government watchdog agency said Friday.
Myanmar is called on to find a way to broker a lasting cease-fire with separatists in Kachin state, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Broad and honest participation is required from all parties in Yemen to direct the country along the path to stability, the British government said.
Police in Japan said a 40-year-old man faces charges for allegedly stealing girls' clothing from several high schools.
The Vatican denied Pope Francis failed to speak against human rights abuses during military rule in his native Argentina in the 1970s.
The death of a senior figure from the Khmer Rouge regime suggests a tribunal investigating war crimes in the 1970s isn't efficient, Human Rights Watch said.
North Korea has accused the United States and its allies of hacking into its Internet servers and shutting down websites.
Norway has retained its ranking as the country with the most progress in human well-being in the United Nations index of human development, a report found.
Secretary of State John Kerry will make his first trip to Asia as the top U.S. diplomat next month, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
North Korea said Friday that it believed the United States and South Korea may have launched a cyberattack against the country this week.
The U.S. and Brunei governments will work to promote the development of renewable energy in East Asia, the U.S. Energy Department said.
The Thai navy has denied reports it opened fire on a boat full of Rohingya refugees fleeing ethnic violence in Myanmar.
An Iranian fighter jet came near a U.S. Predator drone flying over the Persian Gulf, but turned away after a warning by U.S. Air Force jets, officials said.
Haze and smoke from fires set by farmers in Thailand and Mynmar created a dangerous air-quality situation in northern Thailand Friday, officials said.
The British and Russian governments have an opportunity to explore further work in the natural gas sector, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.
The United States has imposed sanctions on Greek company Impire Shipping and its president for helping Iran get around sanctions on its energy sector.
Pakistan is at risk of losing any credibility it has with the United States by working with Iran on a natural gas pipeline, an official said.
Cybersecurity was discussed during U.S. President Barack Obama's congratulatory telephone talk with China's new President Xi Jinping, official media said.
Li Keqiang, 58, an economist, became China's premier Friday, succeeding Wen Jiabao.
India's indigenously developed long-range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay failed to hit its target during its first test flight.
A 72-year-old Cambodian journalist and rights campaigner jailed for 20 years last year is set to walk free after a court quashed his conviction.
Pope Francis, in his first mass as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, Thursday urged the church to have courage.
Norway, Australia and the United States led 187 countries in the latest Human Development Index measure of national achievement in health, education and income.
The U.N.-backed court in Cambodia hearing war crimes-related cases ended the proceedings of former Foreign Minister Ieng Sary, who died Thursday.
Nazir Ahmed, a British businessman who sits in the House of Lords, was suspended Thursday from the Labor Party for alleged anti-Semitic remarks.
President Obama reiterated his commitment to cooperation in addressing global economic issues in a call to Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said.
Eight industry projects for development of defense technologies are being funded by a $13.4 million investment by the Australian government.
Emissions from coal-fired power plants caused up to 100,000 early deaths in India last year, says a new report.
The U.S. commander in Afghanistan put his forces on alert, warning a series of anti-American statements by President Hamid Karzai may endanger troops.
Australian forces in Afghanistan have sunbathed in tactical locations and hit golf balls into Taliban territory, says a report slamming troop readiness.
The Thai government is called on to grant ethnic Rohingya people refugee status as they flee Myanmar, not shoot them, said Human Rights Watch.
South Korea's highest court upheld the acquittal of a former prime minister Thursday, clearing her of charges she accepted $50,000 in bribes while in office.
The Thai navy has denied a report by a human rights group that sailors fired on Rohingya refugees who were forced back onto a boat that was pushed out to sea.
Two Czech Republic tourists were kidnapped in Pakistan about 340 miles from Quetta, Balochistan province Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani said.
Officials said at least 450 Pakistanis who were sent to Bahrain to join its army were sent back home after allegedly being kept as hostages for 19 months.
Two children died and three other people from the same family were injured when rain caused a roof to collapse Thursday in Pehsawar, Pakistan, police said.
Japan and 10 EU members qualified for an exception to Iranian sanctions for moving away from Tehran's oil sector, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Gazprom is working on technical parameters of a pipeline to deliver natural gas to the Chinese market, company Chairman Alexei Miller said.
Nepalese Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi Thursday was sworn in to head an interim government prior to elections set tor June.
China's new leader Xi Jinping, 61, seen as a reformist, Thursday took over as president, becoming the most powerful man in the country of 1.3 billion people.
North Koreans, guided by their leader Kim Jong Un, held artillery exercises apparently targeting South Korean islands, the North's news agency said Thursday.
The international community should act to prevent a catastrophe and ensure that the story of the residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq does not go down as tragedy.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the country is on target to purchase two submarines, but did not name the seller country.
Ieng Sary, foreign minister in Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime who had faced trial on war crimes charges, died Thursday at age 87, his family said.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, a Jesuit, is the new pope, the first Latin American in history, taking the papal name of Francis.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, selected Wednesday as the successor to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, was archbishop of Buenos Aires before his elevation to pope.
A Japanese printing company said it has created what it believes to be the world's smallest book, with pages measuring only .03-inches in each direction.
U.S. President Barack Obama says he is trying to identify a "common sense caucus" of members of Congress who can reach a compromise on the budget crisis.
Japan has extracted natural gas from methane hydrate from offshore deposits, believed to be the first country to do so.
Commercial satellite imagery of North Korean rocket test facilities show no signs of imminent launch preparations, analysts at Johns Hopkins University said.
The Hizbul Mujahedeen group has claimed responsibility for an attack Wednesday on a paramilitary camp in India-administered Kashmir that killed five officers.
The U.S. Defense Department needs to shift its focus to the Asia-Pacific theater to address an imbalance in power, a U.S. security adviser said.
Blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng said the family he left behind in China is still being closely watched and harassed by the Chinese government.
Rescue operations were under way in a coal mine in southwestern China where an accident killed 21 miners and left four others missing, local authorities said.
China is studying surrogate motherhood but a ban on the medical procedure remains in effect, an official of the Chinese Ministry of Health said.
A gang of 11 Pakistani children has been arrested in connection with a series of bomb explosions in suburban Quetta, police said Wednesday.
An accident at Russian energy giant Gazprom's largest field in Siberia slightly injured at least eight workers, the local Emergencies Ministry said Wednesday.
The latest assessment on the human rights situation in Iran sounds like it was written by the United States and its European allies, Iran said.
A 32-year-old Indonesian man died from what appeared to be a tiger attack as he worked alone at a rubber plantation, his family said.
A memorial service in Afghanistan was held to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas by the Taliban, participants said.
The trial of an Indonesian maid who allegedly stabbed a sleeping 4-year-old Saudi Arabian girl to death began Wednesday in Yanbu, court officials said.
Reports that Malaysian security forces killed one of the leaders of a Filipino clan pursuing a claim on northern Borneo were denied by a clan spokesman.
A Russian emergency agency said Wednesday at least eight workers were injured in an explosion at a natural gas field in the Yamal Peninsula.
The nearly 6,000 dead pigs fished out of China's Huangpu River in Shanghai haven't affected the city's water quality, Shanghai officials said.
Eight Turkish officials kidnapped by the terrorist group Kurdistan Workers' Party were released to a Turkish delegation in Iraq Wednesday, officials said.
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Refineries in India are looking to other OPEC suppliers to move from Iranian crude oil, suggesting sanctions are working, a market analyst said.
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North Korea may have severed a border telephone line with South Korea but a military hotline between them is operating, a Seoul official said Wednesday.
North Korea, going by its threats, could take "provocative action" against South Korea, U.S. National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper Jr. warns.
A lengthy diplomatic row between New Delhi and Rome deepened after Italian police refused to return two Italian marines to India to stand trial.
The Chinese military asked its armed forces to heed their new leader Xi Jingping's call to be loyal to the Communist Party.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it approved Boeing's remedial plan for the redesigned 787 battery system, but it still must pass tests.
Syrian President Bashar Assad's hold on power is "increasingly beleaguered," a top American intelligence official said.
Radiation is still at dangerous levels inside the contamination zone of Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, says an eyewitness report.
Development of Greenland's mineral riches is the critical issue in Tuesday's parliamentary elections, observers say.
The five veto powers on the U.N. Security Council are responsible for more than half the world's arms trade, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
An operation in eastern Afghanistan netted nearly 21 tons of heroin and destroyed several drug production labs, a Russian official said Tuesday.
Restrictions on political freedoms in Iran could undermine the fairness of presidential elections planned for June, a U.N. special envoy said from Geneva.
The cease-fire ending the Korean War remains valid despite North Korea's saying it nullified the deal, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
North Korea can't make the unilateral decision to pull out of the 1953 armistice that halted the Korean War, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said.
Residents living near Tokyo Electric Power's crippled nuclear reactor sued Tepco and the Japanese government for radiation exposure and forced evacuations.
Gunmen killed the Quetta district election commissioner and at least three people were killed and dozens injured in two bombings, Pakistani police said Tuesday.
At least two missiles were fired at the U.S.-run military facility in Bagram, in Afghanistan's northern Parwan province, a local official said.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday called unacceptable Italy's refusal to send two marines back to India to stand trial for killing two fishermen.
The wife of a retired FBI agent kidnapped six years ago in Iran said she believes the Iranian government knows the whereabouts of her missing husband.
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The first test of India's indigenously developed subsonic cruise missile was stopped Tuesday when the projectile deviated from its course, scientists said.
Development of the offshore Telok natural gas field will help address Malaysia's energy needs, an Exxon Mobil executive said.
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A gas pipeline from Iran would put Pakistan on the wrong path but the United States is ready to help other plans, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.
China should strictly follow the socialist path and not copy the Western political system, the new leader of the top political advisory body said Tuesday.
The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state, U.S. national security adviser Tom Donilon warned.
Nearly 3,000 dead pigs found floating in China's Huangpu River in Shanghai died from porcine circovirus, Shanghai Agriculture Committee said Monday.
A helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan Monday, killing five NATO soldiers, the International Security Assistance Force said.
North Korea's "bellicose rhetoric" is causing concern at the White House, spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
Construction of a natural gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan began Monday on the Pakistani side, with the United States warning it could lead to sanctions.
A Japanese climber who fell off a cliff on an Indonesian mountain was found badly injured in a 1,000-foot ravine on a dormant volcano, officials said.
The human rights situation in Myanmar has improved but a gap remains between efforts and implementation, a U.N. independent expert said Monday.
The U.S. treasury Monday slapped sanctions on North Korea's main foreign exchange bank and an official in the country's weapons of mass destruction program.
Allegations are growing that Thailand's military is selling ethnic Rohingya refugees to human traffickers, an Australian broadcaster reported.
President Obama will award the Medal of Honor posthumously to U.S. Army Chaplain Emil Kapaun for gallantry during the Korean conflict, the White House said.
Carcasses of thousands of pigs found floating in Shanghai's Huangpu River has heightened concerns about water pollution in China.
Christian schools in Lahore, Pakistan, closed Monday to protest the arson burnings of more than 100 homes following blasphemy allegations.
The international community has a fundamental interest to ensure stability on the Korean Peninsula, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Monday.
Textron Marine and Land Systems is producing additional Mobile Strike Force Vehicles for the Afghan army under a U.S. FMS deal.
Myanmar is recognized for making significant reforms, though there are serious shortcomings that haven't been addressed, a top U.N. official said.
What the future holds for Afghanistan beyond 2014 may be a greater concern for the people than Taliban threats, the top commander for NATO forces there said.
A man dressed as an Afghan police officer opened fire Monday and killed two members of the U.S. military and three Afghan security troops, officials said.
Iranian media announced Monday that Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived on the border to launch the construction of a bilateral gas pipeline.
China's state-run media said the largest hydroelectric project in the Tibetan autonomous region should start generating electricity this year.
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The Malaysian subsidiary of Swedish energy company Lundin Petroleum said it discovered oil while drilling off the coast of Malaysia.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the re-elected charismatic chair of Myanmar's National League for Democracy, called for 'new blood' to reinvigorate the pro-democracy party.
Ram Singh, one of the suspects in the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, committed suicide Monday morning, authorities said.
A bus collided with a truck in eastern China Sunday afternoon, killing seven people and injuring 11, government officials said.
Japan set aside time Monday to mark the second anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disasters that left more than 18,000 people dead or missing.
Two earthquakes, one 6.7-magnitude and the other 4.8, shook the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea Monday morning, seismologists said.
China plans to overhaul its maligned railway system as part of a larger government overhaul aimed at reducing inefficiency and corruption, officials said.
An aircraft veered off the runway in Mumbai, but the 140 passengers on the IndiGO flight were not injured, officials said.
Human rights advocates cheered a U.N. resolution that would establish a formal inquiry into abuses long suspected in North Korea.
Ivory dealers in Thailand say the government's new controls on their trade will likely cause illegal sales to increase.
A major anti-nuclear protest was held in Tokyo Sunday, one day before the second anniversary of the tsunami that caused a nuclear accident, officials said.
Christians chanted slogans critical of the Pakistani government Sunday at a rally protesting a riot sparked by allegations of blasphemy against Islam.
More than 900 dead pigs were removed from the Huangpu River in Shanghai after a large number of them were found floating in the water, authorities said.
A fire in Dubai destroyed at least three boats Sunday morning, officials said.
A mountain fire in Pohang, South Korea, killed one elderly man and injured 14 other people, officials said.
Three people were killed and a fourth seriously wounded in four separate attacks this weekend in Thailand's Pattani province, officials said.
Pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi Sunday was re-elected as head of Myanmar's opposition, officials said.
The National League for Democracy, founded a quarter-century ago in Myanmar, opened its first congress Saturday.
The Thai Democrat Party opposes amnesty for those charged with political protests, a spokesman said Saturday.
Rebel forces in Syria released 21 U.N. peacekeepers Saturday, three days after detaining them in a contested area of the Golan Heights, U.N. officials said.
Sandstorms in China brought air pollution to Japan this weekend, with visibility reduced to about 3 miles in some areas, meteorologists said.
A deadly suicide bombing in Kabul was a "message" to U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who had just arrived in the Afghan capital Saturday, the Taliban said.
At least nine Korean fishermen were killed after their boat caught fire, forcing them to abandon ship into frigid waters, South Korean police said.
A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saturday new U.N. sanctions show the United Nations is a tool of the United States.
Authorities in Russia said Saturday they have recovered the body of a sixth teenager killed in an avalanche in eastern Siberia.
An explosion inside a mosque in central Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday killed at least four people, including one of the mosque's top mullahs, witnesses said.
Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president Friday in Caracas, three days after his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer.
China is calling for stronger measures to prevent abduction-related crimes and human trafficking, officials said Friday.
Armed militants attacked a U.S. military base in northeast Afghanistan's Kapisa province Friday, killing at least one civilian, authorities said.
A Canadian woman who found a Japanese fishing boat on the coast of British Columbia traveled to Japan to find the boat's original owner, officials said.
China called for calm after North Korea announced it had scrapped its peace pacts with South Korea and threatened pre-emptive nuclear strikes.
People in two sections of Palu, Indonesia, attacked each other with guns, machetes and stones Friday in a battle that left dozens injured, authorities said.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Kabul Friday to meet with U.S. troops, saying he wanted to thank them and gain insight about the war's status.
Thailand accused Cambodia of planting landmines long the countries' shared border at Surin but Cambodia denied the charge, calling it "false and groundless."
Pakistani security forces have killed 11 insurgents in Pakistan's Orakzai agency.
The regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will perish from the Earth" if it attacks South Korea with nuclear weapons, Seoul's defense minister said Friday.
The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said there's no reason for international inspectors to visit the Parchin military complex outside Tehran.
The U.S. Navy said it is providing six retired KC-130R aircraft to Japan's maritime defense forces as part of a Foreign Military Sales deal.
The United States and Russia will discuss the European missile defense this year, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said.
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Pakistan's army chief urged President Asif Ali Zardari to take urgent steps to tackle the country's worsening law and order situation, sources told Dawn.
Some experts analyzing North Korea's threats of war and pre-emptive strikes said they need not be taken literally but also didn't dismiss them.
The United States is "fully capable" of dealing with any North Korean ballistic missile attack, White House press secretary Jay Carney said.
China, in a frank statement, said the U.N. Security Council's new sanctions against North Korea were a "necessary and moderate response" to its nuclear test.
North Korea said Friday it will snap its hotline and scrap all non-aggression pacts with South Korea even as its leader Kim Jong Un threatened all-out war.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved more sanctions Thursday against North Korea, imposing penalties on the country's banking, travel and trade.
Level D full-flight simulators for Sikorsky Aircraft's military and civil helicopters are in production by U.S. company FlightSafety International.
Satellite images indicate North Korea is muddying lines between political prison camps and neighboring residential populations, Amnesty International said.
The U.N. Security Council sent a strong message to North Korea that it won't tolerate its pursuit of nuclear weapons, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the latest IAEA report on Iran shows the Tehran nuclear issue poses a grave international threat.
The U.S. and British governments should release findings on CIA interrogation practices during George W. Bush's presidency, a U.N. human rights expert said.
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook Hualien County, Taiwan, Thursday, the China Earthquake Networks Center said.
The Pew Charitable Trust said the U.S. solar energy equipment sector has a $913 trade surplus with China.
A Syrian rebel group that first said it had detained about 20 U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights announced Thursday it had rescued them from fighting.
U.S. cardinals at the Vatican bowed to pressure and imposed a media blackout ahead of the papal conclave to choose Benedict XVI's successor, a spokeswoman said.
Afghan officials say bodies of 16 of their 17 soldiers killed by the Taliban in northeastern Badakshan province in an ambush were returned to them.
It is time for the United States to fight back in the Iranian information wars against Tehran's dissidents.
The Australian navy wants to replace its submarine fleet but budget cuts may affect the plan.
The South Korean military may target North Korea's top leadership if attacked by the Communist country, a military source told the Chosun Ilbo.
The United Nations Command remains ready to defend South Korea, its commander said in Seoul Thursday while supporting the 1953 armistice agreement.
A court in the Maldives agreed Wednesday to postpone former President Mohamed Nasheed's trial for four weeks.
The United Nations said Wednesday Syrian militants detailed about 20 of its peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on the border between Syria and Israel.
A Chinese government agency has given Sikorsky Aircraft an order for four S-76D search-and-rescue helicopters for maritime use.
China National Offshore Oil Corp.'s chief executive officer defended his country's global energy acquisitions.
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who is about to leave office, said Wednesday he believes he improved the lives of China's people during his decade in office.
A group of South Korean youths were ejected from a McDonald's for holding a "potato party" -- a gathering involving an unhealthy amount of fries.
Five bodies were recovered Wednesday from the site of an avalanche in southern Siberia that killed six teenage skiers, local authorities said.
North Korea's actions are being watched more closely for signs of provocation after it threatened to end the Korean war truce, South Korean officials said.
The only option for North Korea to get the security it wants is to give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons, the U.S. envoy to the IAEA said from Vienna.
The president of the European Commission said Venezuela under Hugo Chavez stood out for its contribution to social development.
Cambodian translators who haven't been paid for months stopped working at the U.N.-backed court trying former Khmer Rouge leaders, the court said.
Iran hasn't provided the international community with enough confidence to support its claims of a peaceful nuclear program, the U.S. envoy to the IAEA said.
Malaysian police and soldiers went house-to-house Wednesday in search of Filipino rebels who escaped a large-scale assault on Borneo Island, authorities said.
A top Iraqi minister said you can't find a single project in Iraq today that was built and completed by the United States during the past decade.
China has reason to be anxious about energy ties to Venezuela following the death of President Hugo Chavez, an investment analyst said from Hong Kong.
Washington stands ready to help Pakistan address energy challenges but can't support its turn toward Iranian natural gas, the U.S. ambassador said.
Washington could conceivably launch lethal combat-drone strikes on Americans on U.S. soil without trial, Attorney General Eric Holder said.
An assault by Islamists on a Hindu temple in Chittagong has Bangladesh's govt. considering options.
North Korea, citing what it called U.S.-led moves to punish it for its recent nuclear testing, threatened Tuesday to nullify the Korean war truce.
The European Union is encouraged by reforms by Myanmar's government but European Commission President Jose Barroso said more work is needed.
A man charged with stealing a car with a baby in the back seat says he strangled the infant and dumped its body in a snowdrift, Chinese police said Tuesday.
Hundreds of people standing in line for bread were killed and injured in targeted attacks by Syrian forces on bakeries last year, a human rights group says.
An elderly woman and her daughter, accused of being sorceresses, were hacked to death in a village in northeastern India, police said Tuesday.
Iran said recent negotiations in Kazakhstan produced a better sense of consensus than during previous efforts to break an impasse of Tehran's nuclear program.
Malaysian fighter jets and troops Tuesday attacked a band of Filipino gunmen trying to recreate an extinct sultanate on the island of Borneo, officials say.
A South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday that he expected the U.N. Security Council to pass tough new sanctions against North Korea.
Afghan authorities foiled an attack on Parliament after seizing 15 missiles in Kabul, Interior Ministry officials said Tuesday.
Health authorities in China said they have confiscated two tons of Ikea Swedish chocolate cakes after finding high levels of intestinal bacteria in them.
A suburban Chicago couple must return a 9-month-old baby girl they've raised since shortly after she was born to her native South Korea, officials said.
A Japanese energy company said it was working with Malaysian counterparts to help get liquefied natural gas from Canada's western coast.
A spokesman for the Iranian government called on Canada to avoid meddling in its internal affairs as they relate to a natural gas pipeline to Pakistan.
North Korea has been making about 100 missiles a year since the 1990s, a defense research agency expert said.
Outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao, inaugurating China's annual Parliament session, Monday set an economic growth target of 7.5 percent for this year.
The United States and China have a deal for new sanctions on North Korea, paving the way for a new U.N. resolution, U.N. diplomats told The Wall Street Journal.
In 2012 China's defense budget was $106.4 billion.
P5+1 negotiators seem giddy over claims by Iran that the parties may have reached a "turning point" in the effort to resolve Tehran's nuclear issue.
Eight South Korean women forced by Japanese soldiers into sexual slavery during World War II filed a lawsuit against a rock band for calling them prostitutes.
Customs officials in Hong Kong have arrested 45 people for allegedly trying to smuggle baby milk powder across the border into China.
Heavy snow in northern Japan caused the derailment of a passenger train and the deaths of a mother and her kids whose car was buried in the snow, police said.
The Philippines has asked Malaysia to use great restraint in dealing with a sultan's followers involved in a weeks-long standoff in an eastern province.
U.S. allegations that China is behind cyberattacks on its national interests are an effort to control public opinion, a Chinese scholar says.
A Cambodian medical student is charged for a hit-and-run crash that killed three children and injured eight other people, officials said.
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen was in Afghanistan Monday to discuss the transition of security duties from coalition troops to Afghan forces, officials said.
The International Atomic Energy Agency can't say whether all nuclear material in Iran is intended for peaceful purposes, the director general said.
The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said one Japanese vessel, and possibly a second, appeared to be returning to whaling grounds after initially heading home.
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog urged Iran Monday to allow inspectors into a military site to determine whether nuclear bomb triggers testing occurred.
U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he wanted to vet suggestions for removing North Korea's access to financing.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday from Kabul that he was considering post-2014 training programs for the Afghan military.
With 25 percent of the people in Myanmar living in poverty, the British government said it was helping support Myanmar's economy with $900,000 in aid.
There's no outside party that has the ability to get in the way of Pakistan seeking to secure its energy needs, said President Asif Ali Zardari.
A Canadian subsidiary of the Esterline Corp., a U.S. specialty manufacturer, is supplying glass cockpits for Korean-made trainer aircraft.
A school bus and a brick-laden truck collided Monday in India's Punjab state, killing 12 of the students and the bus driver, police said.
The toll from a huge bomb attack in Karachi, apparently targeting Pakistan's minority Shiites, rose to at least 45 dead and 135 injured Monday, police said.
Proposed Australian defense cuts to impact everything from deployments to weapons acquisitions.
Japan's idled nuclear power plants are unlikely to be restarted by year end as new safety checks cannot be completed by then, a Kyodo News survey found.
Violence on the Malaysian island of Borneo continued Sunday between government forces and a group loyal to a Filipino sultan who once ruled the area.
North Korea is moving to hold dueling military exercises in the East Sea as U.S. and South Korean forces hold their own annual war games.
President Bashar Assad of Syria said that the British government is acting in a naive manner and is not helping his efforts to end the ongoing violence.
A high-speed bullet train derailed in northern Japan during heavy snow, but there were no injuries, officials said.
Crowds in Bangladesh urged on by announcements broadcast from mosques flooded the streets of Bogra Sunday, leaving at least nine people dead, authorities said.
Sukhumbhand Paribatra was declared the winner of Sunday's governor election in Thailand after his opponent conceded.
An explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan province has killed at least eight people, local officials said.
A U.S. Army soldier was hospitalized Sunday after being shot during a car chase in South Korea, police said.
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake that shook China's Yunnan province Sunday left 30 people injured and damaged more than 3,000 homes, local authorities said.
Thailand's political parties campaigned hard Saturday, the day before the election for governor of Bangkok.
Iran's culture ministry cut off Internet access to state-owned Russian news outlet Voice of Russia, the network said.
A Pakistani politician called on the United States to include Pakistan in negotiations over ending hostilities in neighboring Afghanistan.
Japan must take the blame for any trouble with China over a group of uninhabited islands claimed by both countries, a Chinese official said Saturday.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye appointed an Army official to head the nation's new state intelligence agency.
A moderate earthquake rocked northeastern India and neighboring regions in Bangladesh early Saturday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Friday admonished Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for calling Zionism "a crime against humanity."
Police in Bangkok have pledged to do their part to ensure a fair election in the city's voting for governor this weekend.
Train passengers in Indonesia's West Java allegedly attacked police officers who asked people to get off the train's roof, officials said.
Explosions in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province killed at least seven Afghan border protection officers and three civilians, officials and witnesses said.
The rape of a 7-year-old girl at a government school in New Delhi has spawned violent protests by residents of the neighborhood, officials say.
Japan must take responsibility for its actions in World War II if it and South Korea are to improve relations, South Korea President Park Geun-hye said Friday.
Reforms undertaken by the government of Myanmar haven't translated into real improvements for its citizens, human rights groups said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday proposed allowing candidates to run directly for parliament and change the lower chamber's makeup, the Kremlin said.
The International Committee of the Red Cross called on nuclear-armed states to consider an outright ban on nuclear weapons.
Russian police said Friday a boy was believed to have been killed by wild dogs or wolves in eastern Siberia.
At least 44 people died in clashes after a Bangladeshi tribunal sentenced an Islamic leader to die for his crimes in the 1971 war for independence, police said.
A military official in Seoul said Friday that joint regional military drills with the United States may include stealth fighters and B-52 bombers.
Chinese officials executed four men convicted of killing 13 fishermen Friday after parading them to the execution site on television, Xinhua reported.
Police said the Filipino rebels' three-week siege in Lahad Datu, Malaysia ended Friday in a shootout that killed 14 and wounded three.
Two U.S. servicemen were sentenced to prison by a Japanese court Friday for the October 2012 rape of a woman on Okinawa.
Japanese firms will be exempted from a ban on weapons exports and allowed to make parts for the F-35 stealth fighter, an official said Friday.
Indonesia and South Korea are cooperating in building a joint fighter but politics are delaying progress.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai maintains that foreign troops in the country are inflaming the insurgency and is seeking Afghan control of security.
Security remained tight in Bangladesh Friday after a night of deadly protests over the death sentence given an Islamist leader accused of war crimes.
The United States, for the first time, will provide food and medical support directly to to anti-government rebels in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said.
A woman on a Beijing subway with a fake pregnancy stomach, to enhance chances of getting a seat, complained to its maker after it fell off, officials said.
A new Greenpeace report suggests that American coal producers have missed a window of opportunity to export coal to China.
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake rumbled off the southern tip of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula Thursday, The U.S. Geological Survey said.
Eleven al-Qaida militants were captured in western Turkey and about 48 pounds of explosive material was seized in a series of raids, police said.
No injuries were reported when a coalition military base in southern Afghanistan was attacked by rocket fire Thursday, a military official said.
A spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Beijing supports "prudent" action at the U.N. Security Council regarding North Korea.
A large-scale military drill is likely to be held next month in North Korea, Seoul's defense ministry said Thursday.
The Australian air force's AP-3C Orion Advanced Flight Simulator will receive on-site maintenance and engineering services from CAE Australia.
A Cambodian man says a hospital in Phnom Penh refused to help his wife deliver her stillborn baby because they were too poor.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday it delivered medical assistance to people affected by violence in Myanmar's Kachin state.
Two retired generals have been jailed for their alleged involvement in a 1997 Turkish coup that resulted in severe restrictions on religion, officials say.
Iranian intelligence services are "conducting heavy monitoring" for potential disruptions ahead of June presidential elections, the intelligence minister said.
Thai authorities said Thursday they have agreed to hold peace talks with rebels following conflicts that have claimed the lives of 5,000 in the last decade.
The European Commission announced Thursday it launched an investigation into trade practices tied to the import of solar components from China.
Italian energy company Eni said Thursday it signed an agreement with Petrovietnam to evaluate the potential for unconventional hydrocarbons in Vietnam.
F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to be bought for the Royal Australian Air Force will cost about $90 million apiece.
A Maldives juvenile court sentenced a 15-year-old girl to 100 lashes and eight months of house arrest after she confessed to premarital sex.
A U.S. appeals judge ruled anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd's actions against Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean constitute piracy.
China National Petroleum Corp. agreed to work more closely with Russian suppliers to secure gas deliveries through an eastern route, said Gazprom.
Iran's ruling cleric Ali Khamenei said the country was ready to support Pakistani efforts to secure a reliable source of natural gas.
The Pakistani military has no intention of interfering in the country's general elections, Defense Secretary Asif Yasin Malik said.
A Chinese court ordered execution by lethal injection for four people convicted in the 2011 killing of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River.
A Chinese mining executive and government official has apologized for going berserk at an airport after he and his family missed a flight.
A Japanese woman who turns 115 next week is now the oldest person of her gender alive, the Guinness Book of World Records said Wednesday.
A suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, attacked a bus carrying Afghan soldiers Wednesday, injuring six soldiers and four civilians.
The government of Taiwan said the fate of its fourth nuclear power plant in Taipei, under construction since 1992, will decided by a public referendum.
Swedish retailer Ikea said it has halted the sale of all meat products in its stores after tests confirmed horse meat in meatballs from a Sweden-based supplier.
Delegates involved in multilateral nuclear negotiations with Iran agreed Wednesday in Kazakhstan to additional talks in March, the British government confirmed.
Indian PLA insurgents killed a soldier in Manipur by detonating a powerful remote-controlled bomb.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday the global community looks for U.S. leadership but it can't lead alone.
Afghan security forces face challenges as they get ready to take the lead but they'll get support they need, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.
North Korea's winter military drills have simulated attacks on the South Korean capital of Seoul, a military source told Yonhap News Agency Wednesday.
A double self-immolation in southwestern China has claimed the lives of two Tibetan teenagers, human rights groups say.
A military observer said Wednesday that North Korean military exercises have been more aggressive this year than during past seasonal drills.
A reporter for Pakistan's Geo News was killed Wednesday when gunmen opened fire on his vehicle in the Miranshah area of North Waziristan Agency, police said.
A fire blamed on illegal construction erupted Wednesday in a market in Kolkata, India, killing 20 people and injuring more than 50, authorities said.
The Philippine coast guard said workers removed the USS Guardian's mast and funnel after work on the dismantling of the U.S. Navy minesweeper resumed.
The European Union wants a dedicated pipeline to deliver natural gas from consumers outside the eurozone, the EU energy commissioner said.
Officials said Cambodia's outbreak of the bird flu has become the country's largest flare-up ever, as the disease has now claimed eight lives.