A landslide in northwest China's Gansu province killed 10 people and injured 21 others, local officials said Thursday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki he was eager to establish a better relationship with his western neighbor.
Authorities in southern India's Karnataka state say a tiger suspected of killing as many as four villagers has been captured.
Human rights groups say the deck is stacked against returning refugees who are trying to resettle land abandoned during Myanmar's fight with Kachin rebels.
U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan Jan Kubis told NATO leaders there were challenges ahead for the country but things are moving in the right direction.
Australia's Department of Defense has chosen Selex ES Ltd to acquire and support new communications systems for Royal Australian Navy frigates.
Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver said the government is committed to the responsible development of its vast natural reserves.
An Iranian legislator said President Hassan Rouhani was called to submit his plans to parliament on next year's budget following OPEC's summit in Vienna.
Officials on Christmas Island, Australia, said they're searching for refugees, likely from Myanmar, who have been living on the island since their boat sank.
Vice President Joe Biden, speaking in Beijing Thursday, expressed U.S. concerns about China's newly established air defense zone.
Thailand's anti-government protesters suspended their weeks-long campaign Thursday to observe the 86th birthday of the nation's revered monarch.
Timely medical help saved a restaurant chef in China who was sprayed by the venom of a cobra he was slaughtering, a hospital doctor said.
A gas explosion in a coal mine early Thursday in eastern China's Jiangxi province killed at least six workers, authorities said.
Vice President Joe Biden told Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday the United States has "deep concerns" about China's air defense zone over disputed waters.
Paul Aussaresses, who was stripped of his rank as a French Army general for admitting using torture in Algeria and defending the practice, has died. He was 95.
The Republic of Korea is seeking to purchase more than a dozen CH-47D helicopters from the United States through a Foreign Military Sales deal.
Canadian simulation system manufacturer CAE has announced more than $93 million in new orders for simulator upgrades and training services.
Russia and NATO officials agreed Wednesday to a joint effort to destroy thousands of outdated Cold War-era weapons in Russia's Kaliningrad region, NATO said.
NATO and Russian foreign ministers meeting in Brussels affirmed their support for a joint effort to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal Wednesday.
Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao said Wednesday his government was ready to embrace a partnership of "non-conflict" with the United States.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said its representatives were in Myanmar training surgeons how to deal with war wounds in Kachin state.
The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said Wednesday it was pleased Afghan officials formed a media watchdog for next year's elections.
A report by French aid group Action Contra la Faim says Sri Lankan security forces killed 17 of its aid workers in 2006 and the charity is demanding an international inquiry into the massacre.
The U.S. military, citing risks to personnel once they're in Pakistan because of drone strike protests, said it stopped cargo shipments from Afghanistan.
Malaysian oilfield services provider Bumi Armada Berhad said it secured a contract from Russian oil company Lukoil to support work in the Caspian Sea.
Suspected opposition activists derailed a train in Gaibandha in northern Bangladesh Wednesday, killing at least four people, authorities said.
South Korea's Hanbit nuclear power plant closed one of its reactors Wednesday due to a problem in the generation turbine, but ruled out any radiation leak.
South Korean military commanders met Wednesday to discuss what appeared to be a power struggle within the leadership of North Korea.
Attorneys for two Gitmo detainees have demanded a European court hold Poland responsible for waterboarding done by the CIA at a secret site in the country.
Transparency International ranked Denmark and New Zealand as the world's least corrupt countries in its annual report released Tuesday.
A man missing since allegedly shooting a man to death at a Sikh sports festival in 2008 in Sacramento County, Calif., was arrested in India, authorities said.
Two workers from Assam in northeastern India have been charged with raping a guest at an island resort near Thiruvananthapuram in the far south.
U.S. and Israeli forces have pulled out of the central Philippines after helping with relief operations in the region, a Philippine official said Tuesday.
The government in Kyrgyzstan said Tuesday at least nine police officers were injured in clashes this week in the restive southern city of Osh.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden slammed China's creation of an air defense zone over disputed waters, saying the United States has an interest in easing tensions.
The Navy of the Republic of Singapore is to receive two HDW-class 218SG submarines from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems of Germany.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Tuesday a visit from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is an opportunity to establish a level of mutual trust.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said Tuesday another round of nuclear negotiations is scheduled next week in Vienna.
A lawyer representing Timor-Leste in a case charging Australia with spying says his Canberra office was raided Tuesday by the Australian intelligence service.
An explosion in Afghanistan's restive Helmand province Tuesday killed two people and wounded 10 others, officials said.
Independent Russian pollster Levada Center said Tuesday data show support for Russian President Vladimir Putin is waning.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday from Brussels the Afghan government should sign a U.S. security agreement as soon as possible.
A population coordinator in a rural Vietnamese commune distributed beans to children he claimed to be vitamin A, health officials said.
Asian teenagers lead the world in math, reading and science while U.S. students lag behind in the middle of the pack, a study indicates.
The retrial of radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, deported by Britain after a 10-year legal battle, is to start Dec. 10, Middle East Online reported Tuesday.
Anti-government protesters entered Government House and Metropolitan Police Bureau compounds in Bangkok Tuesday after Thai officials ordered barricades removed.
The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been removed from power, the South Korean intelligence agency said Tuesday.
South Korea will confirm this week an expansion of its air defense identification zone in the East China Sea as a response to China's expansion of its ADIZ, Yonhap News Agency reported.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh marked the Tuesday inauguration of an interstate gas pipeline with an invitation to investors to join the Indian energy sector.
The European Union said it would impose additional anti-dumping measures on imports of solar panels from China for certain manufacturers.
A senior North Korean official Tuesday accused the United States of taking a hostile attitude toward the country's nuclear program.
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Thai police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters Monday in violence described as the country's worst political unrest since 2010, officials say.
The White House Monday denied a report that President Obama is scoping out a trip to Iran next year.
Countries must unite to end modern forms of slavery, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in New York on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
The White House encourages North Korea to release Merrill Newman, a military veteran of the Korean War, because of his age and health, a spokesman said Monday.
The top U.N. human rights official said the scale of abuse in Syria "almost defies belief" as she reviewed her report on human rights progress Monday.
DRS' mission command capabilities are being integrated into First Win armored tactical vehicles by Thailand's Chaiseri Metal & Rubber Co Ltd.
Singapore is on course to become Asia's premier liquefied natural gas trading hub, says a key executive.
The U.S. Navy has suspended Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Ltd from doing any new business with the service because of alleged suspect business practices.
Collins-class submarines of the Royal Australian Navy are to receive upgrades to their integrated control management and monitoring system.
Turkey monitored the activities of members of certain religious sects until this year despite government claims the practice stopped in 2010, documents say.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday a visit by the British prime minister was indicative of the strong foundation developing under bilateral affairs.
Cambodian villagers and monks are making their way to the country's capital, Phnom Penh, to take part in an annual human rights protest, activists say.
Bulgaria and Armenia had the dubious distinction in 2012 of leading the world in suffering, a survey released by Gallup Monday indicated.
A bus skidded off a road and into a ravine in southern Pakistan's Azad Jammu and Kashmir district, killing 10 passengers and injuring five others, police said.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said she was surprised by a decision by the European Union to keep sanctions pressure in place.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday the government has legitimate security concerns related to a defense zone in the East China Sea.
North Korea has stepped up a propaganda campaign in an attempt to get South Korea to soften its attitude toward its communist neighbor, experts say.
Two Bahraini lawmakers urged the World Trade Organization Monday to add Arabic to the organization's list of official languages.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has rejected demands to resign after protest leaders gave her two days to step down.
Protesters and police clashed Monday in Osh, Kyrgyzstan following the arrest of a member of the opposition Ata-Zhurt party, RIA Novosti reported.
U.S. energy company Hess Corp. said Monday it was selling its interests in Indonesia to its counterparts there for $1.3 billion.
Police in China said they rescued two men trapped in a burial chamber for 25 hours, then arrested them as suspected grave-robbers.
A Chinese environmental group said it filed a lawsuit against PetroChina for the illegal dumping of waste water from drilling operations in Kirin province.
The Japanese government said it is close to confirming the presence of methane hydrate, a potential energy source, on the bed of the Sea of Japan.
Tognum AG's Singapore subsidiary has been given a contract to supply diesel engines for use on littoral patrol vessels by the Republic of Singapore navy.
An explosion near a district security office killed four police officers and injured 19 Monday in Afghanistan's Maidan Wardak province, an official said.
South Korea exported more refined oil products to the United States, Japan and Europe, offsetting lower demand from Asia, the Trade Ministry said.
The governor of Iran's southern Abadan province said an oil company's security forces halted a plot to bomb a pipeline.
PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace produced its first complete main fuselage assembly for Eurocopter EC725 and EC225 helicopters.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on his Asia trip, will stress America's "strong commitment" to Asia-Pacific rebalancing, a senior administration officials said.
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A Canadian man was arrested after allegedly trying to pass sensitive details about Canada's naval shipbuilding program to China, authorities said Sunday.
A fire in a clothing factory in Prato, Italy, Sunday killed at least seven people and injured two others, medical officials said.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden headed to Asia Sunday for talks with Japanese, Chinese and South Korean leaders on regional and global issues.
China's space program scored another success Monday with the successful launch of its first Chang'e-3 lunar rover mission, its space scientists announced.
The new giant panda cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington was given the name Bao Bao Sunday, the zoo said.
Anti-government protests in Thailand turned deadly Sunday with three people killed in shootings between rival political camps, officials said.
Nine people were killed in landslides caused by heavy rains in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, officials said.
Israel's prime minister is searching for proof Iran is violating the interim agreement to curb its nuclear program, a British newspaper reported.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry said Saturday China's claim of an "air defense identification zone" over disputed islands may threaten international aviation.
Clashes between thousands of anti-government students and red-shirt supporters Saturday left one man shot to death and five other people wounded, police said.
The U.S. National Security Council urged North Korea Saturday to release Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old U.S. military veteran of the Korean War
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told an audience at an Australian university Saturday to value their country's democracy.
Seventeen exiled Tibetans arrived in Canada as part of a relocation program created by the Canadian government, officials said.
The editor of Tehelka, one of India's most prominent news magazines, was jailed Saturday facing allegations he raped a woman who works for the publication.
Three Indian police officers were killed Saturday when a group of Maoist militants attacked a passenger train in the province of Bihar, railway police said.
Gunmen in northwest Pakistan attacked police officers guarding a team of polio vaccination workers, killing one officer, police said.
Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed on a mechanism for dealing with the Taliban on a peace process, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Saturday.
A week-old blockade of NATO supplies passing through Pakistan's Khyber Paktunkhwa Province is hurting the economy, local business operators say.
South Korean officials said they are studying expanding the country's air defense zone after China refused to modify its wider air zone in the East China Sea.
A U.S. unmanned drone crashed Saturday in the Chaparhar district of Afghanistan's eastern Nangahar province, local authorities said.
The United States advises commercial airlines to comply with China's demand to be notified of flights entering its newly declared defense zone, officials said.
Anti-government protesters in Thailand dispersed peacefully after storming the gate of an army compound in central Bangkok Friday, officials said.
A suicide bomber who hid his explosives in a turban injured three people Friday evening in Kabul, including his apparent target, an Afghan legislator.
The U.S. military commander in Afghanistan called President Hamid Karzai to apologize for a drone strike that killed civilians, a coalition spokesman said.
A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency killed at least three suspected militants and injured several others, officials said.
China scrambled fighter jets in its new air defense zone in the East China Sea Friday in response to international flyovers, a spokesman said.
A special visa program was promised to interpreters for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but hundreds of applicants have been waiting for years, they say.
The Afghan government will not reintroduce stoning as punishment for adultery, despite its inclusion in a proposed legal code, President Hamid Karzai said.
An overwhelming majority of Russians oppose breaking up the massive nation by allowing the secession of one or more of its regions, a survey said.
A Beijing court Friday upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a 2-year-old girl after an argument with her mother about a parking space.
Eighty-seven people were injured Friday when a ferry struck an unknown object off Hei Ling Chau island near Hong Kong, officials said.
Canada's defense minister had a tense exchange with a lawmaker angry at his refusal to say if Ottawa let Washington spy on world leaders during two summits.
U.S. experts, writing separately in The New York Times and the Washington Post on Afghanistan, strongly criticized President Hamid Karzai's current stand.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai firmed up his stand against signing a security pact with the United States after charging a drone strike had killed a child.
Sri Lanka says it has begun a nationwide survey to determine how many people died in the civil war fought from 1983 until 2009.
A U.S. citizen living in the United Arab Emirates has been imprisoned for posting a mocking YouTube video, a human rights group says.
A Japanese official Thursday said his country sent military jets into the East China Sea over China's disputed air defense identification zone, or ADIZ.
The Iranian coast guard seized two Saudi fishing vessels that entered Iran's territorial waters, a provincial official said Wednesday.
China's Global Times Thursday acknowledged the flights of two U.S. B-52 planes over Beijing's new air defense zone "demonstrated" U.S. "defiance" of it.
Thai Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government is facing unrelenting anti-government protests, easily overcame a no-confidence vote Thursday.
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A Chinese visitor who slipped into the gorge while taking pictures at Southern Africa's Victoria Falls survived with only minor injuries, officials said.
A federal appeals judge has upheld a Milwaukee judge's ruling dismissing a lawsuit by Sikh human rights advocates because the defendant was not properly served.
U.S. officials say they are pushing other Afghan officials to sign a security pact after President Hamid Karzai refused to sign it until after April elections.
An overpass collapsed as a cargo train was traveling beneath Wednesday in the Indian state of Bihar, injuring 25 people, officials said.
Protesters in Thailand marched on 10 ministries Wednesday, escalating their demonstrations against the government and blocking workers' entry to the facilities.
Caroline Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador to Japan, criticized China's establishing an air defense zone that included disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Unknown gunmen shot and killed at least six French aid workers Wednesday in the northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, authorities said.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi spoke of her struggles in Myanmar to an audience Wednesday in Sydney, the first stop of her visit to Australia.
Lt. Gen. Raheel Sharif Wednesday was named Pakistan's new army chief, succeeding Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, who is retiring after six years in the post.
A bomb explosion near a nuclear power plant in South India that authorities suspect may have been the work of anti-nuclear activists, killed six people.
China announced its sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, sailed to the South China Sea on its first cross-sea training voyage.
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Despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's strident denunciations of the move toward a U.S.-Iranian rapprochement and efforts by the powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington to undo the interim agreement reached in Geneva Sunday, influential former military and intelligence chiefs think otherwise.
At least three people died in Bangladesh Tuesday in violent protests against government plans to hold fresh elections in January, officials said.
South Korea says it formally demanded Tuesday North Korea release a South Korean citizen detained in the Communist country for nearly three weeks.
Retired FBI Agent Robert Levinson, who vanished in Iran in 2007, has become one of the longest held Americans in history, the White House said Tuesday.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino has defended his low initial estimate of deaths from Typhoon Haiyan after the storm passed through the central Philippines.
Eight children and one adult were killed Tuesday when a passenger train hit a rickshaw near Dadu, Pakistan, police said.
Two unarmed U.S. B-52 bombers flew over a disputed island in the East China Sea, challenging China's expanded defense zone, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Glyn Davies, U.S. special envoy for North Korea policy, said the North Korean government is out of step with its former nuclear negotiating partners.
A Cambodian appellate court says it has upheld the conviction of a man in the death of a woman and her 3-year-old granddaughter following a 2008 acid attack.
A Vietnam Airlines plane landed on its belly at an airport in Buon Ma Thuot City after its wheel system failed to work, an airline spokesman said.
A dentist and his wife will spend life in prison for the double murder of their daughter and a male house employee, an Indian court ruled Tuesday.
The death toll from two Chinese boats that sank in separate incidents off the coast of eastern Shandong province has risen to 12, officials said.
Chinese police said Tuesday seven employees from energy company Sinopec were among those arrested in a deadly oil pipeline accident last week.
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One of Indonesia's main Islamic political groups the United Development Party said it will seek a broad coalition of Islamic parties to put forward a presidential candidate for next year's election.
Bangkok and nearby areas were put under Thailand's Internal Security Act Tuesday as anti-government protesters showed no sign of ending their agitation.
Police were holding nine people, including seven with the Sinopec refinery, in the deadly oil pipeline blast in China's coastal Qingdao city, officials said.
The Afghan government should reject a proposal to restore stoning as punishment for adultery, the advocacy organization Human Rights Watch said Monday.
Seven people have been detained on charges of operating an illegal bank that financed an international Islamist terror group, Russian police said Monday.
President Obama called the agreement between Iran and Western leaders over Iran's nuclear program the result of "clear-eyed diplomacy" with a U.S. adversary.
A Chinese woman credited the size of her 13-pound, 10-ounce newborn to her diet of milk, eggs and fruit while pregnant.
Russia's government passed new crackdowns on abortion and other medical procedures, including a ban on practitioners advertising the procedure, officials said.
Indian-owned coal company GVK Hancock and Australian rail freight company Aurizon have agreed to jointly develop a rail line to transport thermal coal from Queensland's Galilee Basin to export terminals.
Saying Syria "needs new leadership," the top U.S. diplomat called talks between the Syrian government and rebels an "important meeting at an important time."
AN/TPS-78 air defense and surveillance radar systems are being supplied to the Royal Thai Air Force by Northrop Grumman, the company announced.
U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., said Monday the nuclear deal reached with Iran last weekend lacks the diplomatic muscle to curb Iran's ambitions.
A Japanese couple were found alive 12 days after their car plunged from a 39-foot cliff into a swamp, authorities said.
The head of India's largest household said election days are a trial for the family of 209, which includes 98 voting-eligible adults.
Supporters of Vietnam's representative at the Mrs. World 2013 competition in China blamed a misspelling of her country's name on the pageant's organizers.
Russian police said Monday they believe a black market financing ring may have helped support the Islamic political organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, banned since 2003.
There's no need for a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe if the Iranian nuclear threat subsides, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday
EU Commissioner for Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva said the European community was "extremely concerned" about ongoing violence in Myanmar.
Police at Pothampatti in southern India said five schoolgirls drowned after getting stuck in sludge at the bottom of a tank while they bathed.
A court in India convicted a dentist and his wife in the 2008 murders of their 14-year-old daughter and a male household employee.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for an investigation of country's oil and natural gas pipeline network after an explosion that killed at least 52 people.
Iran expects to see more demand for its crude oil now that it has reached a nuclear deal with its Western negotiating partners, an Iranian lawmaker said.
A Pakistani government official said a breakthrough nuclear deal with Tehran may breathe new life into a natural gas pipeline planned from Iran.
Thousands of demonstrators forced their way into the Finance Ministry Monday in a second day of anti-government protests in Bangkok, police said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone was tapped by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, not just by the United States, a German magazine said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's approval remained the only major obstacle Monday to bringing the Afghanistan-U.S. Bilateral Security Agreement into force.
Two Chinese boats sank in separate incidents off the coast of eastern Shandong province, leaving a total of 26 people missing, authorities said Monday.
China's decision to set up an East China Sea air defense zone has further heated up its island dispute with Japan, raising deep concerns in the United States.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday Iran's promise to halt nuclear enrichment above 5 percent will make Israel and the entire region "safer."
An avalanche killed seven people on Mount Masago in the Toyama Prefecture of Japan, police said, and authorities are searching for missing climbers.
A zookeeper at Seoul Zoo was in serious condition after being mauled by a tiger on Sunday, officials said.
New U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy said during an interview that the United States' most important ally is Japan.
Delegates at U.N. climate talks in Poland said the deals they agreed to would lead to further advances in 2015.
Bahrain police said they arrested two men who were allegedly attempting to enter the country to commit a terrorist attack.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered Sunday in Bangkok calling for the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, officials said.
The death toll from an oil pipeline explosion in northeast China was raised Sunday to 52, with 11 people still missing, officials said.
Unidentified terrorists abducted 11 teachers taking part in a polio vaccination project in Pakistan's Khyber Agency, Geo News reported Saturday.
Iran will halt key portions of its nuclear program in return for the easing of economic sanctions under an interim deal reached early Sunday, diplomats said.
U.S. officials Saturday denied allegations from Afghan President Hamid Karzai that American troops were responsible for killing two Afghan civilians.
Pyongyang has confirmed to Swedish diplomats that an 85-year-old American man is being detained in North Korea, the U.S. State Department said.
Flooding in southern Thailand, following days of heavy rain, has affected more than 100,000 people in eight provinces, officials said.
North Korea should pledge to end its nuclear weapons program, and plan how to do so, before multilateral talks resume, a top South Korean official said.
A 6-year-old boy who lost an eye when a woman attacked him was making progress this week after an artificial eye implant at a Chinese hospital, doctors said.
Authorities urged rescuers to work their hardest to find survivors Saturday after at least 47 people were killed in an oil pipeline explosion in eastern China.
Thousands of people gathered in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Saturday to protest U.S. drone strikes inside Pakistan.
The National Security Agency wants to dramatically increase its ability to spy on the Internet, a document the agency wrote last year says.
Northeastern China has been rattled repeatedly in the past two days by a trio of earthquakes measuring 5.0 or higher, seismologists said Saturday.
Egypt said Saturday it had expelled the Turkish ambassador after months of tension over the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Friday a bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan must be done this year.
Two independent United Nations human rights experts expressed doubts about Japan's proposed legislation regarding state secrets, a U.N. statement Friday said.
Cyclone Helen struck India's east coast Friday, killing at least seven people and triggering strong winds and rain, officials said.
Norway's Magnus Carlsen Friday defeated Viswanathan Anand of India in the final game of the World Chess Championship.
Thales Australia has won a $42.6 million contract for in-service support for combat systems on four Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigates.
Radio station-in-exile Democratic Voice of Burma has left Norway after 21 years to broadcast from Myanmar with newly granted legal status, it said Friday.
India's Defense Minister A.K. Antony has said he wants an investigation into high-level recruitment procedures at the country's foremost defense procurement agency Defense Research and Development Organization.
Parole for "beautiful" Australian convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby could be postponed indefinitely as relations between Indonesia and Australia deteriorate further.
The first of 10 C-27J tactical transport aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force has been assembled by Italy's Alenia Aermacchi.
The Philippines' National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday the death toll from super Typhoon Haiyan has spiked to 5,209.
Guinness World Records confirmed a group of 852 children in colorful hoodies set a record for the world's largest human Christmas tree.
Russian police said a suspicious object that led to a bomb squad investigation near a military facility turned out to be an old refrigerator.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said the rule of law and settling ethnic tensions in Kyrgyzstan are central to his nation's sustainable development.
Authorities in Moscow said a group of car thieves allegedly disguised themselves as traffic police and stole a BMW containing about $2 million cash.
A search resumed Friday for four workers missing after being hit by a landslide on a road they were repairing, Japanese officials said.
A U.S. Army Humvee fell into the Hantan River in northern South Korea during a training exercise, killing two American soldiers, officials said Friday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said uranium enrichment must be included in any nuclear deal under consideration in Geneva, Switzerland.
A British government report on Afghanistan Friday said neither party in the conflict gained any ground during the last year of fighting.
Glyn Davies, U.S. special envoy for North Korea policy, said the North Korea government wasn't making it easy to return to the nuclear negotiating table.
China successfully flew its first unmanned stealth aircraft at a test-flight center in the country's southwest region, military fans said on a website.
Indonesian protesters burned an Australian flag and threw eggs at the Australian Embassy in South Jakarta Friday over a wiretapping scandal, officials said.
A 5.3-magnitude earthquake rattled Songyuan in northeastern China Friday, but China's state-run media reported no serious injuries or deaths initially.
Canada has abundant natural resources to meet its energy needs in the years ahead, said Gaetan Caron, chairman of the Canadian National Energy Board.
A pipeline under repair caught fire and exploded Friday near a petrochemicals plant in China's Shandong province, killing at least 22 people, officials said.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said China's crude oil imports from Iran are in line with sanctions targeting the Iranian energy sector.
An islet with a smoking cone was created by a volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean near Japan's Ogasawara Islands, 620 miles south of Tokyo, experts said.
The top U.S. electronic-communications regulator said it would soon propose letting airline passengers use cellphones while in flight.
Nepal's main Maoist party, facing a rout in elections held earlier this week, alleged there was voter fraud and demanded an immediate halt to ballot counting.
Typhoon Haiyan has revealed festering security problems in Southeast Asia.
The new U.S. ambassador to the Philippines was sworn in so hurriedly his family was unable to attend the ceremony, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
A U.S. State Department official has denied an advisory warning against travel to North Korea was issued because of the detention of an American in Pyongyang.
An infant in China, believed to have suffered "apparent death," was saved from cremation when he began crying at a funeral parlor, doctors said.
Chinese defense importer and exporter Poly Technologies has taken delivery of four Mi-171E transport helicopters built by Russian Helicopters.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Thursday he might not sign a security pact with the United States until 2014 even if it is ratified this week.
President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso said Thursday strategic trust is something that should be nurtured in bilateral affairs with China.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Thursday there were "serious differences" between Tehran and Western nuclear negotiators in Geneva.
Tanya Lokshina, director of Russian programs at Human Rights Watch, called for more pressure on the Kremlin to erase laws against civic organizations.
Three days of driving rain in Baghdad flooded city streets and toppled buildings, killing 11 people, officials said.
Japanese lawmaker Taro Yamamoto, who has been criticized for handing a letter to the emperor, received an envelope with a bullet in it, authorities said.
The Supreme People's Court in China said Thursday evidence obtained through torture should be inadmissible in criminal cases.
Five men were charged in federal court in New York with conspiracy to import nearly pure methamphetamine from North Korea to the United States.
Italian energy company Eni said it would continue to have a strong relationship with Russia after the sale of its stake in gas fields in the Russian arctic.
Russian energy company Gazprom said it set up a special-purpose company to implement the Vladivostok liquefied natural gas project in the Far East.
A bomb explosion in a hotel restaurant in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province killed at least four people, authorities said.
A suspected U.S. drone strike Thursday targeting an Islamic seminary in northwest Pakistan killed at least six people, sources told Geo News.
Only about 1.3 million of the 3.6 million children in Pakistan's violence-ridden Balochistan province have access to schools, officials said.
A U.S. congressional advisory panel on China, citing Beijing's military buildup, warned its naval forces could dominate the western Pacific by 2020.
A Thai court accused the ruling Pheu Thai party Wednesday of trying to overthrow democracy with an effort to restore direct election of the Senate.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Wednesday he has demanded an explanation for Australian monitoring of his phone.
Indian customs officials say recent large seizures show Kolkata has become a major center of gold smuggling.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who became a Taliban target, received the Sakharov Prize Wednesday from the European Parliament.
U.S. and Afghan officials said Wednesday they had resolved final disputes over the agreement on long-term American presence in Afghanistan.
An Indian state government announced politicians will not be allowed to run for office unless they have toilets in their homes.
The Syrian regime has made some initial gains in its swelling offensive in the strategic Qalamoun Mountain region that runs from Damascus westward to the border with Lebanon, which means there are probably going to be more suicide bombings in Lebanon like Tuesday's deadly jihadist attack on the Iran
India and Vietnam have agreed to expand oil exploration projects in the disputed South China Sea.
An Indian woman whose arranged wedding was endangered when the groom failed to show up ended up being married to a wedding guest who volunteered.
Three men convicted of raping and robbing two Russian tourists received long prison terms Wednesday in Thailand.
The Taliban said Wednesday "internal mercenaries" want to ensure international soldiers have a prolonged stay in Afghanistan.
Iranian lawmakers said Wednesday they'd reconsider their agreements with the IAEA if negotiators in Geneva, Switzerland, continue killing time.
Negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan may be "a warranty for peace" in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, the OSCE representative said.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul said he is calling on Muslim countries to flight prejudice against Islam.
The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has reached 4,011, the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported Wednesday.
The speaker of the Lebanese Parliament says suicide bombers who attacked the Iranian Embassy in Beirut are from the same group that threatened to kill him.
Ian Thom, a Russian analyst at energy consultant group Wood Mackenzie, said there isn't enough focus on unconventional resources in the Russian energy sector.
Russian energy company Gazprom said it reviewed the prospects of using a northern sea route for the shipment liquefied natural gas.
U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, the first Chinese-American in the post, said Wednesday he'd step down early next year to rejoin his family in Seattle.
Iran should seize the opportunity and seek positive results at the new round of P5+1 talks on its nuclear program, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.
A retrial began Tuesday for a Chinese man sentenced to death for killing a baby girl after an argument with her mother about a parking space in Beijing.
Six people, including four Chinese tourists, were killed on the island of Bali in Indonesia when a bus skidded into a ravine, police said.
A group of medical students was arrested and expelled for performing a traditional dance of the Caucasus in the street in a southern Russian city, police said.
Full mission suites for PKR-class guided missile frigates are being delivered to Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding by Thales Nederland.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday he was appalled by an attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, calling on all parties to show restraint.
Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, has begun the process of removing nuclear fuel from the No. 4 reactor building.
Submarines ordered by Indonesia from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd will feature navigation systems by Sagem of France.
President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso said China and the European Union are developing an interdependent relationship.
Local Russian officials have bullied groups protesting rights violations linked to the Sochi Olympics, Human Rights Watch alleged Tuesday.
Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbot says he won't apologize to Indonesia after it was revealed that Australia tried to tap the Indonesian president's phone.
The British government said Tuesday it was warning of the security risks of traveling to Thailand because of the possibility of large protests this week.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Iranian sanctions won't be reviewed until December at the earliest.
Iraq has executed 12 more alleged terrorists, authorities said, amid international criticism of the country's frequent use of the death penalty.
A fire broke out at a popular Hanoi bar in Vietnam Tuesday and killed at least six people, police said.
An official source in Pakistan told The News International delegates to a pipeline from Turkmenistan may sign off on a finance deal as early as Thursday.
More than 60 percent of Nepal's eligible voters cast ballots Tuesday to elect a second Constituent Assembly, the chief election commissioner said.
After arriving to assume her new post as U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy met with Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki, the ministry said.
The United States hopes for a positive outcome from the Loya Jirga meeting in Afghanistan on the proposed bilateral security agreement, an official said.
A landmine blast in southeastern Afghanistan's Paktika province killed seven children and wounded five more playing in the area, officials said.
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Nepalese voted Tuesday to elect a second Constituent Assembly to draft a new Constitution for the Himalayan state, which has faced years of political turmoil.
President Obama will meet with Senate leaders as the United States and its allies prepare for talks with Iran on its nuclear program, the White House said.
Sweeping legislation to authorize about $600 billion in U.S. defense spending is up against a deadline and a packed Senate pre-holiday schedule, officials said.
A member of the Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been transferred to a new prison after staging two hunger strikes in protest of her conditions.
Thai police in Nakhon Ratchasima arrested two Russians and a police officer for allegedly using fake credit and debut cards to obtain thousands of dollars in cash at ATMs throughout the city.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is optimistic a way can be found to defuse international concerns about Iran's nuclear program, the Kremlin said Monday.
Japan has revised its emissions reduction target.
Javelin Joint Venture is producing and delivering 842 Block I Javelin missiles for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and three allied nations.
The latest secret execution carried out in Indonesia represents a 'deplorable and retrograde trend," Amnesty International said Monday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday his country was working on a "new type of relationship" with his counterparts in the United States.
Boeing reports it has delivered the second of eight P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare patrol aircraft ordered by India.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said farmers in the north of Afghanistan are turning to licit crops as an alternative to opium cultivation.
Authorities at the Kuala Namu International Airport in Indonesia instructed all airlines to avoid four routes over an erupting volcano.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps said Monday it arrested members of a terrorist cell tied to the assassination of a lawyer in Sistan-Baluchistan province.
Local and parliamentary elections in Maldives shouldn't be subject to the same delays that tarnished the country's presidential vote, a British official said.
A Syrian helicopter gunship killed two Lebanese men Monday after allegedly raiding the border town of Arsal, sources told The (Beirut) Daily Star.
Indonesia recalled its envoy and is reviewing its agreements with Australia after leaked material indicated Australia tried to spy on the Indonesian president.
Iran needs more than 3,700 miles of pipeline installed to respond to domestic needs in the natural gas sector, a gas company director said Monday.
Japanese energy company Inpex Corp. said a natural gas release detected at the Raissa rig off the coast of Indonesia was secured.
Workers at Japan's quake-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant began the dangerous process Monday of removing fuel from a damaged reactor, officials said.
An alleged al-Qaida operative and weapons expert held in Israel since 2010 appealed to the High Court of Justice to be released, an Israeli official said.
A world powers' offer to Iran will include daily reactor checks to ensure it keeps its promises in a nuclear deal, an Israeli newspaper reported Monday.
Japan and Laos will try to develop a framework for their foreign and defense officials to discuss security issues, the countries' prime ministers said Sunday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visits to ASEAN countries were meant to counter China's rising presence in the region, Chinese experts say.
South Korean humanitarian aid to North Korea, including money given to international groups, has totaled $16.7 million so far this year, the government said.
A final report by leaders who attended the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka focused on poverty and climate change, and made no mention of human rights abuses.
Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said former President Pervez Musharraf will be tried for violating the constitution and detaining judges.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday the sanctions regime against Iran's nuclear program is at risk of crumbling.
Heavy rain and flooding in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have killed at least four people, civil defense officials said Sunday.
The new president of the Maldives vowed to improve the stability of the Indian Ocean nation's tourism industry in his inaugural address Sunday.
The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Sunday the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan reached 3,974.
Three people were killed and five others were injured when a gas cylinder exploded at a home in Karachi, Pakistan, on Sunday, police said.
Thirty-one people were killed and three others were missing following floods in central Vietnam, officials said.
Two police officers were among 11 people killed when villagers attacked a police station in China's Kashgar prefecture, officials said.
Emomali Rakhmon, who has ruled Tajikistan since 1992, was sworn in to a fourth term as president Saturday.
Opponents of Thailand's prime minister and her brother, the exiled former prime minister, have launched an impeachment drive.
There are no "fundamental disagreements" in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.
The U.S. military says it has donated approximately 623,000 pounds of relief supplies to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
India says it received a refitted Russian aircraft carrier Saturday five years after the ship was scheduled to be delivered.
A militant who claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a bus last month was killed Saturday in a shootout with Russian security forces, officials say.
Abdulla Yameen, half-brother of a man who ruled the Maldives for three decades, has been elected the country's president, beating out the expected victor.
Chinese officials issued a yellow blizzard alert for three northeastern provinces Saturday.
Sri Lanka has rejected a call by Britain for an international probe into allegations of human rights abuses committed after the island nation's civil war.
Recent labor clashes in Cambodia, involving alleged police brutality, must be investigated, a United Nations spokesman said Friday.
Japanese police said a suspect who fled a police station may have been helped by unsuspecting locals who gave him a ride and winter clothes.
South Korea has found no signs North Korea is about to conduct another nuclear test at its Punggye-ri test site, a defense official said Friday.
Lawmakers in Taiwan said they are concerned Gambia's decision to break diplomatic ties may indicate China is taking a tough stand with Taiwan's allies.
Regional input into international efforts against piracy off the Somali coast is a top priority, participants of a Contact Group on Piracy forum said.
Myanmar Friday said it has released 69 political prisoners from more than 12 of its prisons nationwide.
China has received international criticism for failing to donate more to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Myanmar released 69 prisoners, including an environmental protester and two grandchildren of a former junta leader, ahead of its year-end deadline to release all activists and political detainees.
Officials at a 2008 gathering of eight world economic powers didn't eat what was described on the menu, a Japanese hotel that hosted the event has admitted.
Russian police said they are pursuing criminal charges against the protester who nailed his scrotum to the cobblestones in Moscow's Red Square.
Fewer than half of Iranians say they favor economic, military or political support for its war-torn ally, Syria, a Gallup poll released Friday indicated.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Friday the Iranian government was willing to negotiate over its uranium enrichment activity.
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said Friday he looked forward to building a stronger strategic partnership with his Japanese allies.
Women 65 and older in Japan have been arrested at an increasing rate, mostly for shoplifting, a government review indicates.
China will ease its decades-long one-child family policy, allowing couples to have two children, the Communist Party of China determined Friday.
Marzuki Darusman, a U.N. envoy on North Korean human rights, said regional dynamics and an irresponsible North Korean regime are complicating his mandate.
Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, arrived at Narita airport Friday as the new U.S. ambassador to Japan.
The Japanese power company that owns the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant said Friday it would begin removing nuclear fuel from the facility next week.
Tamil protesters surrounded British Prime Minister David Cameron's car as he traveled in Sri Lanka for a Commonwealth summit, authorities said.
The roof of a crowded house in Kanpur, India, caved in during a Muharram religious procession Friday, killing three people and injuring about 40, police said.
At least 23 Russian tourists were injured when the bus in which they were traveling crashed and rolled onto its side near Pattaya, Thailand, police said.
Apache Corp. Chief Executive Officer G. Steven Farris said he was enthusiastic about a new energy partnership in Egypt with China's Sinopec.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said a deal in which Russia converts weapons-grade uranium to a fuel source for the U.S. power sector is in its final stages.
The Philippine government, ripped for its slow response to Typhoon Haiyan, defended itself Friday, saying it's working as best it can to meet a "massive" need.
U.S. authorities crushed 6 tons of ivory tusks and trinkets from butchered elephants, appealing to end an illegal $10 billion trade funding crime and terrorism.
President Obama asked U.S. lawmakers to give diplomacy on Iran's nuclear program a chance, saying Thursday sanctions could be cranked up if diplomacy failed.
The United Nations said Thursday the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan was more than 4,400, much higher than the Philippine government's estimate.
China's increase in renewable energy is on course to surpass the European Union, the United States and Japan combined, says the International Energy Agency.
A coalition soldier was killed in a roadside bomb explosion in southern Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.
The European Court of Human Rights Thursday ruled against Russia in a case concerning the 30-day detention of a 12-year-old mentally challenged boy.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday last minute changes to a nuclear deal with Iran thwarted an agreement in Geneva, Switzerland, last week.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Thursday a visit to Cairo by his Russian counterparts was a historic moment in bilateral strategic affairs.
Russian vehicle manufacturer UralVagonZavod and JSC Semey Engineering of Kazakhstan have formed a joint venture for maintenance and repair of armored vehicles.
Police who killed a rice vendor as they defied orders not to shoot at protesting garment workers could lose their jobs, a Cambodian police spokesman says.
Three people were killed and eight were injured in an explosion at an oxygen tank supply store in Chachoengsao, Thailand, police said.
There hasn't been a British military or civilian casualty in Afghanistan since July, the British Ministry of Defense reported Thursday.
Myanmar has made remarkable progress but there are many challenges ahead for the Asian country, European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs said.
Sri Lanka will investigate allegations of human rights violations presented through the country's legal system, the nation's president said Thursday.
Yemen human rights officials said are investigating a case of child marriage after arranging a divorce for a 12-year-old girl from the city of Taiz.
Brazilian energy company Petrobras said it sold off stakes in four reserve areas in Peru to China National Petroleum Corp. for $2.6 billion.
Russian energy company Gazprom said Thursday its net volume of natural gas sent to Europe and elsewhere for 2013 increased roughly 10 percent year-on-year.
India's top police officer released a statement Wednesday trying to explain a remark comparing legalized betting to enjoying rape.
Financial contributions from around the world helped an Indian girl get a liver transplant but failed to save her life with Delna Augustine dying Wednesday.
An 8-month-old dog rescued from an Indian dump site by a South African woman has become the first canine to reach Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
About 1,000 reindeer from domestic herds are on the run in Siberia, migrating with their wild cousins, Russian officials said Wednesday.
Students living in housing constructed for September's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Russia say the buildings seem to be haunted.
Organizers of a volleyball tournament in an Indian village said the top two teams received well-fed goats so they could celebrate victory with a feast.
Sri Lanka's government is on the defensive ahead of the 53-nation Commonwealth Summit after a British television crew complained of police interference.
Residents of a village in far eastern Russia were alarmed recently when an injured Siberian tiger and a cub approached their community, a local official said.
Japan's former prime minister has urged the government to abandon plans to restart nuclear power.
The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said Wednesday more than 3 million people registered to vote in next year's elections during a national campaign.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday all parties to the crisis in Syria should sit down in Geneva for the sake of the Syrian people.
Six of the 14 new countries serving on the U.N. Human Rights Council drew fire from rights advocates who said the six countries abused personal freedoms.
Ali Akbar Salehi, director of Iran's nuclear organization, said there are plans under way to build a nuclear power plant in Iran with the help of the Russians.
Ta Phone Kwaw, a leader of the rebel Ta'ang National Liberation Army, said Wednesday his group rejected a peace deal drafted by Myanmar's government.
Market analysis firm Frost & Sullivan projects steady growth in the military battery market, with earned revenues reaching $2.6 billion in 2017.
There was no political motive in the recent slayings of an Iranian prosecutor and the deputy mines minister, Iran's deputy police chief said Wednesday.
Yemeni President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi, in Beijing, said he was resolved to solve his country's national security issues in the most peaceful way possible.
Germany's Rheinmetall Group is supplying the Indonesian military with overhauled Leopard tanks, other tracked armored vehicles and ammunition.
The Philippines' official death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rose to 2,275, with more than 3,600 people injured and 673,000 displaced, officials said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the best option for a pipeline to deliver natural gas from Russia to South Korea is a land route through North Korea.
China National Offshore Oil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Li Fanrong said his company is considering a liquefied natural gas export hub in British Columbia.
The U.S. government said it pledged to help Pakistan increase natural gas production from domestic reserves and develop wind energy to address electricity woes.
Gazprom Neft Chairman Alexander Dyukov said consideration of a stake in a Vietnamese oil refinery anchors the company's trajectory to the Asian markets.
Poppy cultivation is on the rise in Afghanistan, which is already the world's largest producer of opium, an official of the country's Interior Ministry warned.
China's Communist Party Central Committee, led by a new leadership, acknowledged the market's "decisive role" in shaping the country's economic future.
Caroline Kennedy was sworn in Tuesday as U.S. ambassador to Japan in a ceremony in Secretary of State John Kerry's office in Washington.
The United Nations has issued an appeal for $301 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the Philippines, where survival supplies are desperately needed.
Amid the devastating destruction of Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines has called for immediate action on climate change.
A Chinese man who rents himself out as a fake boyfriend for women to introduce to their families said business booms during the Chinese Lunar New Year.
The Taliban Tuesday confirmed the death in Pakistan of Nasiruddin Haqqani, a senior militant commander, calling his slaying an act of cowardice.
Thailand's governing Pheu Thai party is urging the thousands of protestors in central Bangkok to end their demonstration and take their complaints directly to government ministers.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Tuesday parties to a planned Syria peace conference shouldn't put forward preconditions for their involvement.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday he was "deeply dismayed" by delays in the Maldivian presidential election.
Marzuki Darusman, a U.N. envoy on North Korean human rights, said he would visit Seoul to assess factors complicating inter-Korean relations.
The National Directorate of Security in Afghanistan said it has dropped its investigation into 17 civilian deaths allegedly caused by the United States.
Fourteen people died, five remained missing and 81 people were injured in Vietnam as a result of Typhoon Haiyan, government officials said.
Iran shouldn't be singled out for the failure to emerge from last week's nuclear talks in Geneva with a deal, a Russian government official said Tuesday.
The global supply of oil increased in October in part because of production from countries outside the Middle East, OPEC said in its monthly market report.
Emerging trends in the way in which energy is produced and consumed creates a U.S. advantage but problems elsewhere, the IEA said in a report Tuesday.
Dozens of people were executed recently in seven North Korean cities in the first known mass executions in the Kim Jong Un regime, South Korean media reported.
U.S. energy company Chevron may come on board to help build a multilateral gas pipeline eastward from Turkmenistan, official sources told the Express Tribune.
Ukrainian energy company Naftogaz stopped purchasing natural gas from its Russian counterpart Gazprom last week, government data show.
Four earthquakes within three hours early Tuesday were recorded in India's capital New Delhi but no injuries or damage was reported.
A 4.8-magnitude earthquake Tuesday struck near San Isidro, Philippines, the U.S. Geological Survey said but there was no immediate report of injury or damage.
British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday he will be leading a trade delegation to China in December.
Haiyan, one of history's deadliest and most powerful typhoons, rampaged into Vietnam and China after crippling the Philippines, killing more people in its path.
A Singapore man named Batman Suparman was sentenced to jail for less-than-heroic deeds including theft and drug use.
The World Court on Monday settled a long-running spat, ruling an ancient temple is on Cambodian soil while not defining the nearby border with Thailand.
A Moscow judge said no charges will be filed against a shock artist who nailed his scrotum to cobblestones as part of a protest.
The U.N. nuclear energy atomic watchdog and Iran signed an agreement Monday in Tehran to strengthen cooperation on Iran's nuclear program, officials said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Vietnam is expected to be a boost to the Southeast Asian country's energy sector, including nuclear power.
The situation in Syria is likely the worst security threat to the international community at present, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Monday.
Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday they agreed to work together to resolve past and present concerns about Iran's nuclear program.
The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rose to 1,744 Monday as Philippine President Benigno Aquino III declared "a state of national calamity."
Maldivians waited a long time to vote in weekend presidential elections and shouldn't have to endure delays with a second round of voting, the U.N. chief said.
The International Court of Justice in The Hague said Thailand must withdraw its soldiers from disputed area around the 11th century Preah Vihear Temple and hand sovereignty over to Cambodia.
A search was under way for three people reported missing after Typhoon Haiyan upended a boat as it moved through Vietnam's coastal areas, officials said Monday.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Monday the bloc is resolved to help Myanmar chart a course to peace and sustainable development.
The acquisition watchdog of the South Korean military says 34 local contractors have fabricated test results of parts and materials for military equipment.
The mother-in-law of a Thai marksman who competed in the 2012 Olympics said Monday she hired a man to kill him after he repeatedly beat up her daughter.
OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Zannier was in Moscow to discuss security in Central Asia following the 2014 transition in Afghanistan, the organization said.
At least three earthquakes destroyed 104 houses and damaged 256 others in Tajikistan but no casualties were reported, an emergency official said Monday.
Mount Sinabung in Indonesia erupted twice Monday, forcing the evacuation of about 2,500 residents from the village of Gurukinayan, authorities said.
If Europeans want to have the confidence necessary to succeed in the digital age they need a secure network with which to do so, a digital commissioner said.
International students at U.S. universities and American students studying abroad reached record levels last school year, says a report released Monday.
Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Timonin said Monday aid to North Korea would help address the country's humanitarian needs from summer flooding.
The British government said Monday it appointed Ajay Sharma to serve as the charges d'affaires to Iran, a move that restores diplomatic ties severed in 2011.
A U.S. State Department official in charge of energy policy aims to help tackle Pakistan's energy woes with visiting Pakistani officials, the department said.
Chinese energy companies aren't moving fast enough to develop the Yadavaran and Azadegan oil fields in southern Iran, an Iranian executive said.
British energy company BG Group said Monday it sold off interests in a liquefied natural gas project in Australia to China National Offshore Oil Corp.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said there was "substantial" interest in the North Sea expressed by Chinese energy companies during his trip to China.
A fire in a seven-story building in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai killed four residents and injured eight others early Monday, authorities said.
Deadly Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Vietnam early Monday after laying portions of the Philippines in waste.
A gunman in Tehran shot and killed Iranian Deputy Industry Minister Safdar Rahmatabadi as the official traveled in his car, the state news agency reported.
A school bus collided with a car in Japan's southern Miyazaki prefecture on Sunday, injuring 31 people, including 29 high school students, officials said.
Typhoon-generated waves that measured up to 26 feet high killed eight people in Taiwan, rescuers said.
A landslide killed four people at a beach in North Sumatra, Indonesia, authorities said.
The central coast of Japan was shaken Sunday by a magnitude 5.5 earthquake that caused no apparent damage, seismologists said.
Six sailors were missing Sunday after their cargo ship sank during Typhoon Haiyan in the South China Sea, officials said
Indonesia authorities said they returned Sunday to the scene of a military helicopter crash that left 13 people dead and six injured.
Thousands of veterans and civilians participated in Remembrance Day services across the United Kingdom Sunday to honor fallen soldiers.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday he was glad talks in Geneva, Switzerland, about Iran's nuclear program failed to secure a deal.
Maldivians' third attempt to elect a president is on hold after no candidate won a majority Saturday and the Supreme Court postponed Sunday's run-off.
Iran is ready to begin producing a new air defense missile system capable of destroying fighter jets and drones, the country's defense minister said Saturday.
A draft agreement curbing Iran's nuclear program does not go far enough, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Saturday at talks in Geneva, Switzerland.
An epic chess match got under way Saturday in the Indian city of Chennai, between local hero Viswanathan Anand and Norwegian upstart Magnus Carlsen.
Reform of China's economic, political and social sectors once again tops the agenda of a key meeting of the Chinese Communist party, officials say.
Six members of a gang that terrorized a southern Russian town for years have been found guilty of murdering a dozen people in a revenge killing, officials say.
More than 1,200 people may have died in Super Typhoon Haiyan, aid officials said Saturday, as efforts began to restore normality to the central Philippines.
A senior United Nations official said Friday funding was required for the tribunal trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings in Cambodia.
Typhoon Haiyan raced across the Philippines at 25 mph Friday, bringing high winds and water that left many areas isolated and prompting widespread evacuations.
A sergeant in Britain's Royal Marines was convicted of murder Friday for shooting a suspected Afghan insurgent wounded in an airstrike.
North Korea Friday agreed to participate in talks with South Korea on the competitiveness of their joint Kaesong Industrial Complex.
A controversial blanket amnesty bill failed in the Thai Senate Friday after a number of senators opposed to the proposal didn't show up, officials said.
A South Korean civic group has been allowed to take 12 people to the North Korean capital to hold a mass, a government ministry said Friday.
A U.S. Navy officer has been arrested and charged in federal court in a bribery case involving defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia.
Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority is investigating hacking attacks on sections of the official websites of Singapore's prime minister and the president.
Japan's upper house Friday said Taro Yamamoto, the anti-nuclear lawmaker criticized for delivering a letter to Emperor Akihito, is banned from imperial events.
Afghan national security forces need to close "capability gaps" where international forces provide a current level of support, the U.S. Department of Defense said.
Cyberattackers exploited an Internet search function for the website of Singapore's prime minister and did not hack it directly, security firm Trend Micro said.
The Pakistan Taliban said they will exact revenge from the nation's government after their leader was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week.
Police in Burundi said they found more than 40 human skulls in the house of an Italian expatriate.
Chinese leaders dispelled thoughts of Western-style political reform Friday, the eve of a Central Committee meeting on the president's economic blueprint.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday from Geneva there were "important gaps" left to be closed regarding Iran's nuclear program.
A Russian man with a taste for canine cuisine has been caught eating his neighbor's dog, police say.
Asian economies are expected to account for a significant portion of the global demand for oil, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said.
The acquisition of North Sea oil and gas production areas from Norwegian energy company Statoil will help OMV meet its long-term targets, its boss said.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said its secretary general recently discussed shale oil and gas developments with the Russian energy minister.
Chinese police Friday arrested a suspect in explosions that killed one person and injured eight others in northern Shanxi province.
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Super Typhoon Haiyan, now named Yolanda, made landfall Friday on the central east coast of the Philippines, with sustained winds of 146 mph, forecasters said.
U.S. Defense Department officials say a plan for military commissaries to scan military ID cards at checkouts will not "compromise our customers' privacy."
The issue of whether Iran will be allowed to enrich uranium may create an impasse in negotiations over the country's nuclear program, officials said Thursday.
The North Korean government announced Thursday a man arrested in the country has admitted being a spy for South Korea.
Environmentalists are calling for mining giant BHP Billiton to abandon coal mining in Indonesia's central Kalimantan province, also known as Borneo.
Audio recordings from a 2011 incident involving a Taliban insurgent allegedly executed by a British patrol in Afghanistan were released by a British court.
All parties to stalled nuclear negotiations with North Korea are called on to use their "wisdom" to resume the process, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
The U.S. government needs to keep the pressure on Myanmar to avoid supporting serious human rights abusers, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
Britain's Ricardo PLC and the Defense Technology Institute of Thailand are continuing collaboration on building an 8x8 armored vehicle for the Thai military.
Multilateral talks over Iran's nuclear program went well Thursday but it's too early to make any grand assessment, an Iranian nuclear negotiator said.
A Dubai court has increased the punishment for a Filipino man who pleaded guilty to killing a former triathlete and injuring two others while driving drunk.
South Korean ministry officials said Thursday that the country's top priority is resolving North Korea's nuclear issue over the next five years.
Police in Adana, Turkey, said they seized a truck near the Syrian border that was loaded with 1,200 rocket warheads and other weapons.
A Saudi man divorced his wife after she allegedly videoed their wedding night and left the recording in their hotel room, news website Okaz al-Youm reported.
A fire at a club in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, killed three people and injured two others, local police said.
The American parents accused of starving to death their 8-year-old adopted daughter from Africa were released on bail following a year in prison.
Saudi Arabia has been investing in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, believing it could get such weapons at will, sources told the BBC.
The British and South Korean governments said they'd work together on nuclear power, lauding it as a low-carbon solution to climate issues.
Deeper economic reforms and opening up that President Xi Jinping has been promising will be the focus at the upcoming key meeting of China's top leadership.
A third U.S. Navy official has been charged with taking bribes -- cash, prostitutes and luxury travel -- from a foreign businessman, prosecutors said Wednesday.
South Korea needs to replace its aging military equipment with advanced systems to counter threats from North Korea, its army chief said.
Nigeria's senior diplomat in India said his countrymen living throughout the country feel unsafe after the killing of a Nigerian national in the resort state of Goa.
China's top climate change negotiator has urged richer nations to help developing countries cut their emissions, as they had pledged to do in 2009.
AgustaWestland reports the Philippine air force has ordered eight AW109 helicopters, as well as initial logistics support and training services.
The Myanmar government has come a long way in ensuring peace can be secured with armed groups in Kachin state, a U.N. envoy said.
Five Sudanese soldiers were released Wednesday by a rebel group fighting in the restive Darfur region, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was released from house arrest Wednesday after he paid $2,000 in surety bonds, authorities in Islamabad said.
A South Korean military chief said Wednesday there is a growing sense the regime in Pyongyang is gearing up to provoke its rivals.
Indonesian officials said they have declared an emergency response period following frequent eruptions from volcano Mount Sinabung.
A Russian court Wednesday rejected a challenge to the house arrest of opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov, accused of plotting against the government.
International negotiators should work toward the complete dismantling of Iran's "nuclear weapons program," the Israeli prime minister said Wednesday.
Right-wing South Korean lawmakers accused China and the United States Wednesday of indulging North Korea to restart talks on the country's nuclear program.
The Chinese government invited foreign military personnel to observe military drills to see "the real Chinese army" in action, a defense ministry official said.
Most Iranians say international sanctions hurt their livelihoods, but a majority said Iran should still pursue nuclear power, a Gallup poll indicated.
Filipino officials said they suspended classes and readied evacuation centers in preparation for the landfall of Typhoon Haiyan.
A Chinese woman was sentenced to death Wednesday for starting a fire that killed three firefighters, court officials said.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of the imprisoned members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, is being sent to a prison colony in Siberia, her husband said.
The Trans Adriatic pipeline, slated for Azeri gas, is on schedule for construction through a European corridor by 2015, the pipeline's managing director said.
A spokesman for Afghanistan's Ministry of Finance said two men were arrested after $5.7 million was stolen from the ministry's bank accounts.
Iranian oil exports should increase because of the national capacity to produce oil products, a director the National Iranian Oil Co. said.
The World Meteorological Organization said Wednesday the amount of greenhouse gases trapped in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2012.
Homemade bombs exploded Wednesday at the China Communist Party office building in Shanxi province, killing one person and injuring eight, police said.
Multiple blasts outside the Communist Party's provincial office building in Taiyuan Wednesday left one person injured, local police said.
The FBI has added five individuals to its cyber most wanted list for hacking into U.S. government and business systems, investigators said.
David Hicks, the first man convicted of war crimes at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has asked an appeals court to overturn his conviction, court documents show.
President Obama remains "fully committed" to closing the military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, after a meeting with two government envoys, the White House says.
As discussion got under way on the long-delayed Syrian peace talks, mortar fire struck the Vatican embassy in Damascus, Vatican Radio reported Tuesday.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has defended publicly a controversial amnesty bill that she says would allow reconciliation for alleged political offenses during and after Thailand's 2006 coup.
North Korea has conducted five missile engine tests this year and has been updating its test facility, South Korea's military intelligence agency said Tuesday.
Members of the Afghan military were able to seize weapons and ammunition after a gun battle in Helmand province, their British support staff said.
Only about 10 percent of the 108,000 Filipinos working illegally in Saudi Arabia had their exit documents ready by the Sunday deadline, officials said.
Remains of five threatened gray whales were found on the shoreline in Russia's most northeasterly region, a marine life organization said Tuesday.
Beijing said Tuesday its chief North Korean delegate was in Pyongyang to discuss a possible return to the multilateral nuclear negotiating table.
Iran said Tuesday it will look into a report the United States spied on the country's supreme leader during his visit to a western province in 2009.
Iranian nuclear negotiators are working according to the principles outlined by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Afghan and coalition security forces killed 14 Taliban militants, injured one and detained 53 others during military operations, the Interior Ministry said.
Two North Korean vessels sank during a training mission, killing an unspecified number of sailors, officials said.
American parents of an 8-year-old girl adopted from Africa said their daughter had an eating disorder that led to her starvation death in Qatar.
A Bangladeshi court Tuesday sentenced 152 people to death, including Bangladesh Rifles Deputy Assistant Director Touhidul Alam, in the deadly 2009 mutiny.
Neither party to the latest natural gas row between Ukraine and Russia seems interested in revisiting past conflicts, a European commissioner said.
Pakistan needs to live up to its end of the bargain for a cross-border natural gas pipeline planned from Iran, Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Ali Majedi said.
Fire erupted in a five-story residential complex in China's central Henan province Tuesday, killing at least seven people, authorities said.
Demand for shark fin soup, a delicacy in China, has fallen sharply in the country thanks to a campaign against it by conservationists, the official media said.
A Pakistani opposition party says it will block NATO supply routes to neighboring Afghanistan if the United States doesn't end its drone strikes.
The Pakistani Cabinet announced it will pursue peace talks with the Pakistan Taliban, whose leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
Brazil said Monday its intelligence agency has spied on U.S., Russian and Iranian diplomats and has had counter-intelligence operations in place for a decade.
An anti-immigrant protest in Russia ended mostly without incident Monday; police said it drew about 8,000 at its height with 1,000 remaining until the end.
Despite a $7 billion eradication effort, poppy farming remains a major industry in Afghanistan as U.S. troops exit the country, officials say.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Japan, China and South Korea the first week of December, the White House said Monday.
Members of a University of Tokyo team said they developed a robot that wins every game of rock-paper-scissors by employing split-second reflexes.
A lawyer in Dubai told a court his client did not insult a telecom worker because the f-word is not an insult in his native Canada.
Indian conglomerate GVK's massive coal mine project in central Queensland, Australia, has been granted environmental approval.
The SM-3 Block IIA missile being co-developed by Raytheon and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is moving from the design phase to the build phase.
The captain of a ferry that capsized about a mile off the coast of Thailand confessed that he was high on drugs at the time of the incident, police said.
A judge in Pakistan granted former President Pervez Musharraf $2,000 bail on charges stemming from the 2007 deaths of more than 100 people at a mosque.
Engineering company Foster Wheeler said Monday it was selected to help with initial developments of a Russian liquefied natural gas project for the Far East.
Iran has done most of the work needed to get a troubled gas pipeline developed for the Pakistani market, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said.
Police in Mumbai said they were searching for six men accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old girl after asking her to take part in Diwali puja Hindu celebrations.
Iranian demonstrators marking the 34th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran, ended rallies Monday with an anti-U.S. statement
Indian energy company ONGC Videsh Ltd. was asked to be patient with Sudan, which has missed four payments for pipeline work, officials said.
The National Iranian Oil Co. will spend more than a year examining the potential for shale oil and gas reserves along Iran's border with Iraq, an official said.
Scottish oil and natural gas workers are natural partners for a China as it seeks ways to satisfy growing energy demands, Scottish leader Alex Salmond said.
Suspected insurgents opened fire on migrants playing cards, killing seven people and wounding 10 Monday in a village in India's Assam state, police said.
Pakistan is unlikely to take any drastic step as it reviews its U.S. ties over the killing of the Pakistan Taliban's leader, a source told the Express Tribune.
Asmatullah Shaheen, among the most wanted militants in Pakistan, was voted interim head of the Pakistan Taliban, replacing Hakimullah Mehsud, the group said.
China dismissed the military commander of its ethnically tense Xinjiang-Uighur region from his top party post following the recent Tiananmen Square incident.
Health officials in northeastern India said they were monitoring an outbreak of dengue, a tropical flu-like disease that kills 5,000 Indians each year.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said she would agree to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but not as a one-time event or "simply for talks' sake."
Dozens of Rohingya Muslims were missing Sunday after a boat they were in capsized off Myanmar's west coast, Voice of America reported.
Hackers in the Philippines said they advertised an anti-government rally on a government website because it was the "easiest way we could convey our message."
A Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal Sunday sentenced two men to death for killing 18 people during the country's 1971 war for independence from Pakistan.
A New Delhi factory where purses were manufactured caught fire Saturday night, killing at least six workers and injuring 10 others, police said.
Advocates for asylum-seekers in Japan say a Myanmar man who died of a brain hemorrhage did not receive adequate medical care.
Most of Armenia, including the capital city, lost electrical power for brief periods Saturday when connections to Iran were disrupted, an official said.
Passengers panicked by a fire rumor jumped from a train in India and 10 of them were killed when they were hit by another train Saturday, officials said.
A member of the jailed Pussy Riot protest band has not been seen since she moved to a new prison 10 days ago, her husband said.
The United States will buy 30 Russian-made helicopters for the Afghan army, nearly doubling the number of copters in Afghanistan's fleet, officials said.
A U.S. missile system being deployed in Japan was the focus of talks between Russian and Japanese officials this week, Russia's foreign minister said Saturday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to South Korea this month, President Park Geun-hye's office announced.
U.N. officials say the body will vote this month on a resolution to guarantee the right to privacy and end excessive electronic surveillance.
African piracy netted more than $400 million in ransom payments over a seven-year period, said a U.N. report calling for a task force to find the financiers.
An explosion in a fireworks factory in southwestern China Friday afternoon killed 11 people and injured 17 others, local authorities said.
A Swedish diplomat in China is asking Chinese social media users to help come up with ways for Chinese people to differentiate between Sweden and Switzerland.
South Korea is mulling what action to take if its 3-year-old trade sanctions against North Korea are lifted, a senior official said Friday in Seoul.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel is acquiring 49 percent of a South Korean communications technology development company.
Hakimullah Mehsud, head of the Taliban in Pakistan, was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, one of the group's leaders says.
The Indian government is using a law regulating contributions to advocacy groups from outside the country to make them "toe the line," says Human Rights Watch.
Malaysia will work more closely with Vietnam to prevent naval misunderstandings on the high seas turning into military confrontation, state news agency Bernama reported.
China's top internal security official blamed separatists for the fiery Oct. 28 crash at the north end of Beijing's Tiananmen Square in which five people died.
A South Korean court ordered a Japanese firm Friday to pay four South Korean women $141,510 each for forcing them into labor, court officials said.
Britain said Friday it was advising against all but essential travel to most of Mozambique's central province of Sofala because of violence there.
Finland's Foreign Ministry confirmed its computer networks were hacked from abroad and a case of espionage was being investigated.
Indonesian officials said they'd ask the Australian ambassador about reports alleging Australia used its Jakarta embassy to spy on terrorists and politicians.
The International Atomic Energy Agency got the answers it needed from Iran to allay nuclear concerns, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said.
Thailand's lower house of Parliament passed an amnesty bill Friday that would allow former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to return to the country.
Japan began live-fire military drills Friday that include operations to defend a group of islands under dispute between Japan and China, officials said.
The U.S. Interior Department said a fiery 2012 oil rig disaster off Louisiana was the worst accident of its kind under its current five-year-lease program.
Soldiers in North Korea are resorting to corrupt ways that include selling sensitive files and taking bribes, a think tank says.
South Korea and the United States failed to resolve differences over sharing the cost of the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in the Asian country, officials said.
The author says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki attempts to portray himself as a victim but he is a dictator with the blood of innocents on his hands.
On Sept. 1 my brother was killed -- brutally murdered by masked gunmen under the command of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
In 1915, John Dewey of Columbia University and Arthur Lovejoy of Johns Hopkins University came together with other educators to establish the American Association of University Professors, an organization designed to preserve academic freedom and professional values.
Officials in a Chinese province faced online ridicule for releasing a poorly doctored image of administrators meeting with a 103-year-old woman.
Concern is mounting as Tepco, operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Plant prepares for what is considered to be the most dangerous phase yet in the decommissioning process.
The Chinese government said it is working to disable Syria's chemical weapons program while at the same time pressing for a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
Legal challenges to the presidential election are getting in the way of democratic processes in the Maldivian political system, the British government said.
Communication services were down in Songyuan, northeast China, after the area was hit by two earthquakes Thursday morning, officials said.
Imagine if seven British citizens had been taken hostage in a foreign land and couldn't be located, that's exactly what has happened to seven members of an Iranian opposition group but there has been little news coverage of this affair.
Three venomous snakes were thrown into a Cambodian home that is locked in a land dispute with a private company hoping to develop the property, the family said.
An earthquake of more than 6 magnitude rattled eastern Taiwan Thursday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, officials said.
The amount of damage caused by corruption among Russian officials is "immense," the Russian president's chief of staff said.
A Malaysian man kept his dead wife's body in his home for 35 days, concealing her death from their 16-year-old son, police said.
A Dutch report, published Thursday, said the rate of increase in global CO2 emissions was slowing because of more renewable energy use and energy saving.
China National Offshore Oil Corp. announced it started oil production at a field located in the southern waters of the Bohai Bay.
Malaysian energy company Petronas said Thursday it made new discoveries of natural gas in Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has formally announced plans to visit the United States and meet with U.S. government officials on Thursday.
Prosecutors at the Khmer Rouge trial in Cambodia rested their case against two Khmer Rouge leaders, saying a fair verdict would be life in prison.
Jagadish Ghimire, Nepal's acclaimed author and prominent social worker, died Thursday in Kathmandu after a prolonged illness, his family said. He was 67.
China's minority Uighur Muslims expressed concern regarding the crash of a vehicle in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, which has been labeled a terrorist attack.
A drone strike, the first since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's recent U.S. visit, killed three suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal area, sources told Dawn.
A decision clearing the way for Afghan officials to meet a top Taliban deputy in Pakistan has raised hopes of advancing Afghanistan's peace process effort.
Seven people were killed in a factory fire in China Wednesday, police said.
Two explosions in Russia's North Caucasus region rocked Dagestan Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring several more, police said.
Singapore aims to increase its supply of liquefied natural gas imports as part of the expansion of its LNG terminal, said a government official.
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency reports that Singapore is seeking guided multiple launch rocket systems and associated equipment.
Malaysia and Cambodia are working to end Cambodia's moratorium on women leaving for Malaysia to work as domestic help.
The level of Maldivian high court interference in the political process is alarming, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday.
Korea Aerospace Industries has picked a high-frequency radio system by Rockwell Collins for the country's marine helicopter program, Rockwell Collins announced.
Wildlife officers said they are unsure how to manage a liger found at an illegal menagerie in Bogor, Indonesia, the scene of a sexually motivated killing.
The Chinese underground may be the market of choice for any would-be cybercriminal, a report from security company Trend Microsystems said.
It's difficult to have a dialogue on the human rights situation in North Korea without any substantial conversation, a U.N. inquiry director said.
A Vietnamese couple ran a scam in which they claimed to have telepathic powers that could help families find the remains of war dead, police allege.
Iranian nuclear facilities are enriching uranium to 20 percent purity at their optimal capacity, the director of Iran's nuclear energy organization said.
Five computer engineers are among 45 people in India who died early Wednesday after a luxury bus struck a road divider and caught fire, police said.
Police in China deemed a deadly car crash at Tiananmen Square a terrorist attack and arrested five people for their alleged involvement in the incident.
Russian energy company Gazprom said it wasn't ready to examine the shale natural gas potential in the country because of abundant conventional reserves.
Russian oil company Rosneft said its daily production of hydrocarbons in the third quarter reached a record 4.9 million barrels of oil equivalent.
A new way of thinking about Iranian energy contracts could help meet the expectations of domestic and foreign investors, an Iranian lawmaker said.
Leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan joined British Prime Minister David Cameron in London in reaffirming their commitment to the Afghan peace process.
China, which wants to restart the North Korean denuclearization effort, Wednesday hosted a senior North Korean official for talks, a source told Yonhap News.
More than 2,900 Afghan civilians and police personnel have died in Taliban attacks across Afghanistan in the past seven months, the government said.
The Thai government has indicated it wants to resume peace talks with rebels in the south of the country.
India's president has called for stricter regulations to conserve the country's water supply.
Iran outlined "practical measures" to resolve issues surrounding its nuclear program, a joint statement with international nuclear regulators said Tuesday.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said bilateral ties between the United States and China are getting personalized.
An international rights consortium said it was frustrated with the lack of attention given by the European Union to ongoing crises in Myanmar.
Military tribunals, convened outside the civilian justice system, need to conform to basic standards for due process, a U.N. rights official said from Geneva.
A Russian investigation committee said Tuesday it suspected two former Defense Ministry officials stole more than $15 million in state funds.
Turkey kicked off its 90th anniversary Tuesday with a ceremony at the mausoleum of the country's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
North Korea needs to show it is serious about commitments to honor its international obligations in nuclear security, a U.S. government official said.
An outgoing chief of a Philippine village is being sought by police who say he shot and killed three siblings after he and his daughter lost an election.
Human Rights Watch said Kuwait should release a blogger serving a 10-year prison term for comments he posted on Twitter insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
A former Thai prime minister and his deputy will be indicted for a crackdown on protesters in 2010 that left at least 92 people dead, prosecutors say.
A bus and a truck collided Tuesday in Changchun, China, killing seven people and injuring two others, rescuers said.
Nearly half of Kazakhstan's proven oil reserves are situated in the Kashagan field in the Caspian Sea, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.
Asian investors remain keen on playing a role in the Canadian energy sector despite concerns over federal investment rules, Canada's resource minister said.
Major construction has begun at the rocket launch site North Korea used last year to launch a satellite, a U.S. research institute says.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will make a two-day visit to Iran next month to discuss that country's nuclear program, the government said Tuesday.
The cause or any motive behind a deadly vehicle crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square remained unclear as Chinese authorities clamped down on its reporting.
It is time to "talk turkey" about Turkey's role in NATO.
Non-stop flights between Singapore and Newark, N.J. -- the world's longest at 19 hours -- will be canceled after nine years of service, Singapore Airlines said.
The U.N. Security Council recognized the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for helping U.N. efforts in peacemaking, peacekeeping and peace-building.
An Iranian official pledged a "new approach" to the long-stalled talks over his nation's controversial uranium enrichment activity, diplomats said Monday.
The Chinese immigrant who allegedly admitted slaughtering his cousin's wife and four children, appeared in court Monday to hear the charges against him.
Pope Francis spoke of the need for more love in the world, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar said Monday after meeting with him in Rome.
A Japanese company's "Living Wallet" allows users to put it in "save mode," which causes the billfold to flee on wheels when its owner reaches for it.
South Korea is seeking Patriot missiles and associated logistics and training from the United States through a $40 million foreign military sales deal.
South Korea's army has received its first delivery of Raytheon APX-119 identification friend or foe transponders for its Surion helicopters.
An 8-foot-3-inch Turkish man listed by Guinness World Records as the world's tallest got married in a suit made from 20 feet of fabric.
About 1,000 migrant workers were detained Monday in a police raid on a market in southeast Moscow, officials said.
Flooding in Thailand, which has been ongoing since mid-September, has affected 4 million people in the country, officials said Monday.
A traffic accident in northwestern China Monday left 10 people dead and two others injured, officials said.
Pro-government activists held a street demonstration Sunday to protest against the administration's plan to grant amnesty to politicians alleged to have ordered the brutal crackdown of demonstrations in 2010.
A Japanese smartphone accessory dubbed Scentee teams with an installed app to give notifications in the form of released scents rather than sounds.
Three members of a Thai bomb squad were killed Monday as they investigated reports of explosives hidden along a highway, officials say.
An ethnic minority community from southern Myanmar won't try to break away from the country if it can secure equal treatment, a political leader said.
Japan made a formal complaint to China after Chinese ships strayed too close to disputed islands in the East China Sea, the chief Cabinet secretary said.
The Turkish defense sector is open for business should U.S. and European missile contractors express interest, the foreign minister said.
A vehicle plowed into a crowd of people and caught fire in front of Tiananmen Square in Beijing Monday, killing five people and injuring 38, police said.
It should be business as usual for Iranian crude oil exports though some fluctuation is to be expected, an official with the National Iranian Oil Co. said.
Chinese energy companies are looking for ways to reduce the cost associated with shale natural gas operations, executives say.
Afghan and coalition forces killed at least 19 Taliban militants in joint operations across Afghanistan during the weekend, the Interior Ministry said Monday.
Police in India's Bihar state said they were holding four people Monday in a series of bomb blasts that killed at least six people before a political rally.
Any postwar NATO presence in Afghanistan must ensure the proper distribution of billions of dollars in security aid, officials said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke of moderation at U.N. General Assembly but the truth lies elsewhere.
Syria has submitted its first formal declaration about its chemical weapons program and a plan for how to destroy them, weapons experts say.
Anti-American billboards have been collected from Tehran after government officials ordered them to be taken down, government spokesman Hadi Ayazi said.
The world's tallest man -- 8-foot-3-inch Sultan Kosen of Turkey -- says he would like to find a comfortable car for himself and his bride.
At least three people died Sunday, the first day of a three-day strike in Bangladesh called to try to force government leaders from office, police said.
Five people were killed in a series of blasts near a rally for India's prime minister candidate Narendra Modi in Patna Sunday just before he was to speak.
At least 48 people have been killed and thousands forced out of their homes by flooding in eastern India, authorities said Saturday.
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has charged a Russian lawmaker with inciting hatred against residents of the troubled North Caucasus region.
Officials at a Chinese university say a controversial professor was fired because he was a bad teacher and not because of his pro-democracy views.
A Chinese reporter who charged a state-owned company with accounting fraud confessed on television Saturday he had taken bribes to publish the stories.
A Siberian office of Russia's Investigative Committee was firebombed early Friday morning, investigators said.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Friday for heightened measures to improve the safety and security of U.N. employees and humanitarian workers.
Tibetan monks at a holy site in China said the government is treating them like criminals leading many to set themselves on fire.
Russian investigators said a police driver set off an explosive device at a police office and faked injuries to boost his credibility with the officers.
A fight among employees at the Palace Museum in Beijing Friday left two people dead and another injured, police said.
The British government issued a travel advisory Friday for Russia, as a precaution ahead of weekend demonstrations planned in Moscow.
Afghan forces are capable of defending the country even though they took a hit because of insurgent attacks, a British monthly assessment said Friday.
North Korea Friday released six South Koreans who were detained on charges of illegal entry in an effort to ease tension on the Korean Peninsula.
Myanmar has made important steps in terms of political reform but violence continues to undermine its long-term prospects, a U.N. rights envoy said Friday.
Cybersecurity should be a "common focus" for the international community given the latest accusations targeting the United States, Beijing said Friday.
Iceland is the most advanced country in the world in gender equality, the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report said Friday.
Thailand's supreme Buddhist patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Somdet Phra Sangharaja has died at age 100 after prolonged illness, the government said.
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the country shows that a "climate of fear" has gripped both groups.
A Chinese court Friday turned down Bo Xilai's appeal, upholding the disgraced senior Communist Party official's life sentence for bribery and embezzlement.
The recent acquisition of Smithfield Foods, Inc., by Chinese food producer Shuanghui International has left many Americans feeling concerned about the future of food safety.
Kim Jong Un, who succeeded his father as North Korea's leader in 2011, has received an honorary economics doctorate by a Malaysian university, officials say.
Kazakhstan and Airbus Military have signed a contract for delivery of C295 light turboprop transport aircraft, together a support package.
China will launch an air pollution inspection program, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said.
Authorities in Jakarta have seized 10 monkeys from street attractions in an effort to curb animal abuse, officials said.
Pyongyang Thursday said it will return six South Koreans to Seoul who were detained for entering North Korea illegally.
The European Union lacks a common strategy to play an active role on the international stage, a member of the European Parliament said.
North Korea is carrying out construction work at the same nuclear site used during 2009 and 2013 tests, researchers at Johns Hopkins University said.
Ethnic groups vying for more authority in Myanmar are frustrated by the political structure in the Asian country, a human rights envoy said.
The Iranian and British governments are taking the necessary steps to restore formal bilateral diplomatic relations, Iran's foreign ministry spokeswoman said.
A high-ranking military official in Russia said Thursday cutting down the number of solders serving in elite forces was a strategic mistake.
Investigators at Kazakhstan's offshore Kashagan oil field will keep it closed while they review pipeline incidents, the field's operator said Thursday.
A young couple allegedly having an affair outside of marriage were found beheaded in a cemetery in the southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, police said.
A teenage girl was gang-raped and burned alive and another teen was gang-raped and strangled in separate incidents, police in India said.
The U.S. and Pakistani governments committed to meeting at the working group level to discuss Pakistan's domestic gas reserves, the White House said.
Diplomacy is the best way to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said.
The United States and Canada are the only countries producing commercial quantities of shale natural gas, a U.S. energy agency said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin heralded the start of Gazprom's extraction of natural gas from the Sea of Okhotsk.
Indian classical and playback singer Manna Dey, who recorded more than 3,500 songs in a 60-year career, died Thursday in Bangalore at age 94, his hospital said.
Pakistani officials publicly demand an end to U.S. drone strikes but have secretly endorsed them for years, a Washington Post report says, citing CIA documents.
China and India concluded a border defense cooperation pact, making it a highlight of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the Asian neighbor.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Wednesday with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hours after urging an end to U.S. drone strikes.
Electricity supply from India's controversial Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the southern Tamil Nadu state has been connected to a southern region power grid.
The Kremlin sees bilateral efforts with the United States to resolve the crisis in Syria as a testament of the strength of U.S.-Russian relations, an envoy said.
National elections in Afghanistan need to be inclusive and credible to be effective next year, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said from Brussels.
NATO ministers are working side-by-side with their Russian counterparts to resolve differences over missile defense, NATO's secretary-general said Wednesday.
Authorities in Iran will not try again to execute a convicted drug trafficker who survived being hanged, Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi said.
China National Offshore Oil Corp. said Wednesday it made a medium-sized natural resource discovery in a well in the shallow waters of China's Bohai Bay.
An explosion on the second floor of a 10-story building in Xian, China, caused massive damage but there were no immediate casualty reports, officials said.
Afghan intelligence officials compiled a list of perpetrators allegedly involved in the assassination of former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, officials said.
Texas A&M University will open a new branch in Nazareth in northern Israel, education officials said.
Seven people were killed and a bridge was destroyed when a car bomb exploded Wednesday at a bridge checkpoint in al-Rutba, Iraq, police said.
President Obama meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the White House Wednesday to discuss issues of mutual concern, the daily schedule indicated.
Iran's proceeds from the Rhum natural gas field in the North Sea will be put in a frozen account but field production will resume, the British government said.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in Beijing major investments are in the works for natural gas supplies in energy-hungry China.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday began his three-day China visit to discuss the widening trade gap between the two countries.
An Oregon man used charity money given him to provide opportunities for American Indians for a condo in Thailand and other luxuries, federal prosecutors say.
The sultanate of Brunei, a Muslim monarchy on the island of Borneo, will introduce Sharia law in six months, its ruler announced Tuesday.
Myanmar human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with the European Union's Sakharov Prize in Strasbourg, France, Tuesday, 23 years after she won it.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday the state oil company, Rosneft, will supply 100 million tons more oil to China in the next decade.
North Korea warned of war with the United States Tuesday, accusing Washington of threatening the communist country by building up U.S. forces in the region.
NATO needs to chart a course for the future based on lessons learned from operations in Afghanistan, the alliance's secretary-general said Tuesday.
A Thai appeals court has acquitted of gross negligence the owner of a pub where 66 people were killed and 103 injured in a fire on New Year's Eve, 2008.
An earthquake hit northern Israel near the Sea of Galilee Tuesday, the fifth quake in the region in a week, authorities said.
Prosecutors asked for sentences of life in prison for two Khmer Rouge officers, telling a tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a lesser punishment was inadequate.
Three Afghan police officers were allegedly shot dead by two fellow officers Tuesday in southern Kandahar province, officials said.
Royal Dutch Shell confirmed it was a member of a consortium securing the rights to develop the Libra oil field off the coast of Brazil.
Police in India said they charged the principal of a school in India where 23 students died after eating poison-laced food with murder.
Drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen killed more civilians than the United States wants to admit, two human rights groups said.
Maldives election commission officials announced they rescheduled the presidential election for Nov. 9 after the last one was halted by police.
Russian natural gas company Gazprom said it was examining the capabilities of the natural gas transmission capabilities of its Chinese counterparts.
Russia and India, in a strongly worded joint statement, spoke out against the "sheltering, arming, training or financing of terrorists."
The Washington-based owner of a ship detained by Indian authorities said he is taking his case to the courts to free the vessel's 35 crew members from arrest.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama comes when bilateral relations are strengthening, the White House said.
Following yet another senseless round of fruitless talks with Iran on its nuclear program, Tehran remains just as committed to building a nuclear arsenal as it does to killing "Alireza M."
A European human rights court criticized the Russian government for failing to declassify documents from its investigation into the Katyn massacre.
A woman who is refusing to eat because she isn't being given vegan food, are among 30 Greenpeace activists being held without bail, officials said.
A Chinese appellate court said Monday it will issue a ruling Friday in the conviction of Bo Xilai, a former high-ranking Communist Party official.
Mining giant BHP Billiton has exited from 10 Indian oil and gas exploratory fields due to clearance delays.
The scale of enrichment in Iran's nuclear program is up for debate though enrichment itself is not a matter for negotiation, an Iranian minister said.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was frustrated by a disruption in a presidential contest in Maldives and called on all parties to remain calm.
The British Ministry of Defense said Monday a police mentoring team deployed in Afghanistan since 2008 has left the country.
Radioactive water breached storage-tank barriers in the Fukushima Daiichi No. 1 nuclear power plant in Japan after heavy rains from a typhoon, officials said.
A bomb struck a Jaffar Express passenger train in Pakistan's Balochistan province Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding 16, officials said.
Canada is "working hard" to attract investors to an energy market dependent almost entirely on the United States, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said.
Nuclear talks with Western nations may result in a situation where Japan can get more Iranian crude oil, Iran's deputy foreign minister said.
Heavy smog enveloped Harbin in northeastern China Monday, leading meteorologists to issue a red alert, the highest pollution warning possible.
French and Chinese energy companies will build a new nuclear power station in the country without taxpayer funds, the British energy secretary said Monday.
China National Petroleum Corp. said operations have begun at a 430-mile natural gas pipeline through China and Myanmar.
The bodies of 41 of 49 people killed in a Laotian plane crash last week had been recovered from the Mekong River in Laos, South Korean officials said.
Chinese authorities Monday confirmed seven miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in southwest Guizhou province 11 days ago have died.
The United Nations urged presidential elections be held soon in Maldives, as the political situation on the Indian Ocean island nation remained unclear Monday.
Jamalul Kiram III, who attempted to reclaim the Malaysian territory of Sabah for the Philippines, died Sunday from kidney disease, his daughter said. He was 75.
At least nine Taliban militants were killed in a NATO airstrike in the Kunar province of Afghanistan, local authorities said.
Police said at least 20 people died and 50 others were injured in a pileup crash in the Philippines village of Santa Catalina.
Police in Shanghai say a Chinese couple allegedly sold three babies to fund purchases of iPhones, computers and shoes.
Sixty percent of Pakistanis who have been acquitted of terror charges since 2007 are actively involved in anti-state activities, a government document states.
Moscow's mayor said an effort to drive out illegal migrant taxi drivers is succeeding, with 35,000 liveries legally registered in the last 18 months.
China's Navy has begun a set of war games that will last through November in the western Pacific, military officials said.
A young Somali girl was brought to Britain so her organs could be used for transplantation, a government report on human trafficking said.
A jailed member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot has been moved to a different jail after staging a hunger strike to protest conditions, officials said.
An elementary school teacher from eastern China was sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexually abusing seven female students.
The mayor of Nanjing in eastern China has been removed from office amid a crackdown on corruption within the Communist Party of China, officials said.
Police in the Maldives blocked voting Saturday in the country's presidential election by stopping the distribution of election materials, officials say.
Nine people were rescued from a dredging vessel that caught fire Saturday morning off the South China coast, maritime officials said.
A batch of tainted bootleg alcohol being sold at a shop in northern India has killed 32 people and left 50 others hospitalized, officials said.
Separate bombings along a road in a southern Thai province Saturday injured 13 people, including five journalists, Thailand officials say.
The government of Beijing said it plans on instituting a traffic program to reduce air pollution, should the city issue a red alert for air pollution.
Afghan insurgents attacked an international convoy Friday in Kabul and tried to breach a fortified compound, officials said.
The North Korean government has announced plans for a new industrial zone on the South Korean border to be built with foreign companies.
Very high levels of radiation have been found in water at a monitoring well at the destroyed nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, officials say.
Malala Yousafzai, the teenage advocate for girls' education in Pakistan, presented Queen Elizabeth with a copy of her new book Friday in London.
Iranian officials must halt the execution of a man who survived being hanged, Amnesty International said after authorities said the man would be executed again.
A poll of Japanese college students found that one in five students have contemplated suicide during the job-hunting process.
The Chinese government said Friday it was hosting a youth delegation from North Korea, saying delegates are key to the future of friendly bilateral relations.
A Japanese government minister stirred a diplomatic hornet's nest Friday after he visited a shrine tied to the country's past wars, officials say.
Russia's defense minister Friday sought to allay concerns the nation's military service personnel weren't adequately cared for or equipped.
Customs officials at a Moscow airport said they found a woman had jewelry hidden inside a baked chicken, jars of jam and other food items.
The onus is on Western negotiators to show they have the political will needed to resolve the impasse over Iran's nuclear program, an Iranian ambassador said.
Archaeologists in India say they're searching for treasure in an area identified by a Hindu religious teacher who said a former king appeared to him in a dream.
Authorities in India's Tamil Nadu state arrested the 35 crew members of a U.S. ship that was illegally carrying guns and diesel fuel.
Saudi Arabia declined its election as a non-permanent U.N. Security Council member, saying the council must first be able to ensure world peace and security.
Two more bodies were recovered in the Philippines after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the country, bringing the death toll to 173, authorities said.
A Laos airport control tower told a pilot to change his course shortly before his plane crashed into a river, killing all 49 people on board, officials said.
Russian energy company Gazprom said it has a record-high amount of natural gas available to meet consumer demands during the approaching winter season.
Britain is giving "handouts" to Chinese and French companies to develop nuclear energy but it should focus on renewable energy, an advocacy group official said.
Cambodia's war crimes tribunal has started hearing closing statements in the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders accused of leading the massacre of up 1.7 million people.
India has started a global tender for miniature unmanned aerial vehicles to patrol its border regions with Pakistan and China.
China National Offshore Oil Corp. announced it started oil production at two fields in the shallow waters of the Pearl River basin.
Recently released details on the al-Shabaab raid on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya, have made it possible to more clearly analyze the attack and what it means.
The P5+1 nuclear negotiations in Geneva this week have the world asking whether there isn't a better way to address the Iranian nuclear problem.
About 30 million people around the world are effectively enslaved, an Australian advocacy group reported Thursday.
Members of a Moscow group promoting healthy eating took to the city's transit system in flight attendant uniforms to hand out free salads to commuters.
International cooperation is needed to address global energy challenges, said South Korea's president.
Iran expects multilateral nuclear negotiations to proceed in a way that respects its right to enrich uranium, a lawmaker said Thursday.
The British government is committed to ensuring Afghanistan isn't used as a base of operations for terrorist groups, a development secretary said Thursday.
There is "no diplomatic mechanism in place" to slow North Korea's nuclear weapons ambitions, a U.S. scholar said.
At least eight bodies aboard a crashed Lao Airlines plane have been pulled from the Mekong River, Laotian aviation officials said Thursday.
Three suspects detained in bombings at a Myanmar hotel and restaurant said they committed the crimes for money, police said.
Israeli-Turkish relations were so bad in 2012, the Turkish government disclosed the names of 10 Iranians spying for Israel, The Washington Post reported.
One person was killed and six others were injured Thursday in a twin bombing in the north of Myanmar, police officials said.
Australian forces were accused of killing an Afghan man and boy during a military operation in Uruzgan province in September, the Sydney Morning Herald said.
An explosion early Thursday in a residential building in northeast China killed two people and injured 25 others, police said.
Rescue crews Thursday searched for survivors of landslides triggered by Typhoon Wipha, blamed for 19 deaths on Japan's Izu-Oshima island, officials said.
The discovery of more bodies in Bohol province raised the death toll from the strong earthquake in the central Philippines to 161, officials said Thursday.
Chinese investment in the British nuclear energy sector is a means to strengthen bilateral ties, the British energy secretary said Thursday.
With U.S. oil exports restricted and the Middle East and North Africa in turmoil, it's Russia that can ensure energy security, Rosneft said from South Korea.
India is set to sign a $1.2 billion contract for 8 minesweepers with South Korean shipyard Kangnam later this year.
An elderly Pakistani immigrant was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting a deaf-mute girl he and his wife brought to Britain from their homeland.
Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai will become the second woman and first teen to be an honorary Canadian, the government said Wednesday.
A Japanese company said a limited-run product marketed as wine for cats is made of Cabernet Sauvignon juice and catnip.
A Pakistani man has been accused of kidnapping and strangling Pakistani supermodel Fehmina Chaudhry in Islamabad, police said.
A $30 million contract for ground laser target designators has been given to a subsidiary of L-3 Communications by the military of the Republic of Korea.
A New Zealand immigration judge says he is considering an appeal of a man seeking asylum because of environmental degradation in his homeland of Kiribati.
China and Russia plan to expand energy cooperation, government officials said.
Advanced helmet-mounted displays (HMD) are being supplied for use by the Army of the Republic of Korea by Elbit Systems Ltd.
Iran presented a plan to world leaders to bring tensions over the country's nuclear program to an end though details were not released, officials said.
Western leaders have reason to be optimistic over Iran but there may be a trust deficit on both sides, a former British foreign secretary said.
Indian aviation officials say they are trying to determine what caused a large panel to fall off the underside of a Dreamliner aircraft while it was in the air.
There seems to be a pattern in China of the government taking direct action to silence human rights defenders, a U.N. rights committee said Wednesday.
All 44 people aboard a Lao Airlines plane have died after the aircraft crashed just before landing at its destination, officials said Wednesday.
A European focus on normalizing relations with Myanmar risks sidelining the civil voice needed for an inclusive democracy, a Parisian rights consortium said.
Nine crew members were killed and two others were missing after a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship sank off the South Korean coast, officials said Wednesday.
Chinese officials have called for residents to refrain from violence in protests over the government's response to severe flooding from Typhoon Fitow.
An avalanche at Mount Everest in Tibet killed four people, including an Australian tourist, authorities said Wednesday.
At least 16 people died and 50 others were missing after Typhoon No. 26 dumped record rainfall and whipped up strong winds in eastern Japan, officials said.
Canada is in a unique position to meet the energy needs of expanding Asian economies, the Canadian natural resources minister said Wednesday in South Korea.
The death toll from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit several islands in the Philippines has risen to 144, a federal official said Wednesday.
The European market needs to be flexible enough to make room for all forms of energy to keep the industry from going broke, analysts said in South Korea.
The case against Greenpeace activists detained for their actions on an arctic oil rig in September is an internal matter, the Russian foreign minister said.
Rig developer Transocean Ltd. said it secured a contract from energy company Chevron to build an drillship for ultradeep waters.
The provincial governments of British Columbia and Alberta said they agreed on the terms of responsible resource development for Canada.
The Obama administration is on the verge of botching an unprecedented opportunity.
U.S. Marines Master Sgt. Aarond Roloson and his wife say the military discriminated against them by refusing to allow his family to join him in Okinawa.
Japan's Fukushima Industries Corp. said it is considering a spelling change for its corporate mascot, a cartoon character dubbed Fukuppy.
Millions of Japanese people in the Tokyo area are braced for Typhoon Wipha, a massive storm forecasters said will bring more than a foot of rain.
The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan condemned Tuesday's attack on a mosque in which the Logar provisional governor, Arsala Jamal, was killed.
The 48 nations comprising the Asia Pacific region will collectively increase their energy demand by 67 percent between 2010 and 2035, says a new report by the Asian Development Bank.
Two people, including the driver of a school bus, have been arrested following the death of a child left on a bus more than half a day, Chinese officials say.
The British government said Tuesday it was reaching out to the Iranian people through social media to get around a diplomatic blockade.
At least 93 people died in the Philippines Tuesday from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that also injured hundreds and damaged one of the country's oldest churches.
Dozens of tourists have been evacuated from Mount Everest in Tibet after heavy snows stranded them, local authorities say.
International momentum is needed to ensure a global arms treaty backed by the United Nations has durability, a non-proliferation group said from London.
A Russian counter-terrorism bill under review Tuesday says anyone convicted of terrorism charges could face 15 years in prison.
Myanmar police said they arrested a man Tuesday who was allegedly involved with planting the bomb at the Traders Hotel in Yangon that injured an American woman.
Washington should be careful in Geneva during multilateral nuclear negotiations with Iran, the chairman of the House foreign affairs committee said.
Typhoon Phailin and flooding in the Indian state of Odisha has affected more than 12 million people and killed 26 victims, rescue authorities said.
A grenade injured at least 28 people when it was thrown at the prison gate in Ilam, Iran, as authorities were preparing to execute a prisoner, officials said.
Police in Thailand arrested a 39-year-old suspected drug dealer who allegedly donated methamphetamine pills to a relief center to help victims of flood.
India's state-run energy explorer said it was awarded the rights to two onshore reserve areas in an auction held by the government of Myanmar.
Lebanese officials charged seven men, allegedly linked to Syrian intelligence services, for the twin car bombings in Tripoli that killed 47 people.
A court in Beijing Tuesday sentenced to six years in prison a man convicted of setting off explosives at the Beijing Capital International Airport in July.
At least three people died, one was missing and 29 others were injured Tuesday as Typhoon Nari cut a swath through central Vietnam, weather officials said.
Opening up to shale oil and natural gas in Europe could ensure long-term energy security for the region, an executive at French energy company GDF Suez said.
Chaos at home and abroad tracks back to a dysfunctional Congress and weak-minded Obama administration.
The Canadian economy will benefit from the government's efforts to establish new energy relations in Asian markets, the natural resources minister said.
It is appropriate to apply an old biblical term "den of iniquity" to mosques as the New York City Police Department has been doing for some Islamic centers.
A magnitude-7.2 earthquake hit the Philippines Tuesday morning, but there was no destructive widespread tsunami threat, officials said.
The bodies of seven people killed in three incidents were found Monday near Islamabad, police stations, Pakistani police said.
Japan's move toward rearmament and expansion of its self-defense-only military force will not be overlooked, South Korea's foreign minister said Monday.
India's Home Ministry requested a report on a U.S. ship that was detained by the Indian Coast Guard for illegally carrying arms and buying diesel.
A group of Jehovah's Witnesses may face prosecution from the Russian government for a prayer vigil held in August, officials said.
A Russian woman who was a member of a notorious neo-Nazi group that targets gay teens and pedophiles was stabbed to death, police said.
An International Atomic Energy Agency team began a week-long assistance mission Monday at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, it said.
A collision Monday between a bus and a tanker truck killed six people and injured 14, five seriously, in southwestern China's Sichuan province, officials said.
Police in Myanmar have warned the public to watch for explosives following three recent bombings that left two people dead and one other injured.
Taliban militants fired at least a dozen missiles on the U.S. airfield in Bagram, Afghanistan, local authorities said.
Police in Myanmar's former capital, Yangon, warned the public to be on the lookout for suspicious packages after several bombs were discovered there.
Preparations have begun in Vietnam's central provinces from Nghe An to Quang Ngai for the forecast landfall of Typhoon Nari, officials said.
The voting public in Azerbaijan had its democratic voice stolen by the incumbent, Ilham Aliyev, his main rival told supporters.
The Catholic church can't use the word "Allah" to refer to the Christian god, a Malaysian appeals court ruled Monday.
It's up to Western powers to show they're sincere about negotiating nuclear issues with Iran's new government, an Iranian foreign policy official said.
North Korea has held more than 500 South Koreans behind bars since an armistice agreement halted the Korean War in the 1950s, the South Korean government said.
A man detonated a bomb and killed himself Monday at a hospital in eastern Paktiya province in Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said.
Pakistan is optimistic about the prospects of getting its end of a natural gas pipeline from Iran completed, an official said.
Heavy snow in the Lhasa, Tibet, region trapped 86 people at a Mount Everest base camp, authorities said. No injuries were reported.
An executive at PetroChina said there was no truth to reports the company would be split up because of a corruption scandal.
International companies will be invited to participate in oil projects in Iran if Western economic sanctions on its energy sector are lifted, an official said.
President Mohamed Waheed of the Maldives has withdrawn from the presidential election after a poor showing in the first -- and annulled -- round of voting.
Iran will not yield to a Western demand it rid itself of enriched nuclear material but will assure the West it's not making atomic weapons, a top official said.
A Japanese man drowned after he jumped into the ocean to save his two sons who had slipped off rocks into the water Sunday morning.
At least 115 pilgrims were killed and another 100 were injured during a stampede on a narrow bridge in India's central Madhya Pradesh state, officials said.
An individual in an Afghan security forces uniform shot and killed a NATO soldier Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said.
An explosion at a fireworks warehouse in northern Vietnam left 24 people dead and 97 others injured, authorities said.
Disaster teams Sunday launched relief missions in eastern parts of India to assess damage caused by Cyclone Phailin, officials said.
Typhoon Phailin slammed into India Saturday night, making landfall at the Indian port town of Gopalpur, with top sustained winds of 124 mph, officials said.
Authorities in Thailand said they hoped Typhoon Nari would weaken and not cause much damage in the country's already inundated northeast region.
China and the United States are committed to expanding efforts to resolve tensions with North Korea over its nuclear program, a senior Chinese official says.
The Japanese company Hagoromo Foods Corp. said it will recall 6.72 million cans of its Sea Chicken Mild tuna products.
Four high school students in Jakarta were attacked with acid by a group of students from a rival high school, police said.
At least 15 people were killed and 38 were injured in an explosion Saturday at a fireworks factory in northern Vietnam, officials said.
Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese paid their respects Saturday to the general credited with defeating both French and U.S. forces, officials say.
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan last year, was greeted at the White House Friday by first lady Michelle Obama.
Cuban fighter jets found aboard a North Korean cargo ship in Panama three months ago, despite an embargo, were in flyable condition, Panamanian officials said.
Tajikistan's national railway said it blamed neighboring Uzbekistan for the derailment of a train carrying Tajik military conscripts in northern Tajikistan.
Latif Mehsud, the second-in-command of the Pakistani Taliban, has been captured by U.S. forces, the State Department confirmed Friday.
The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says winning the Nobel Peace Prize will "boost morale" among staff members.
Rough seas forced fishing vessels to return to port Friday as Typhoon Phailin bore down on India's Bay of Bengal, officials said.
A Chinese man who used a metal saw and a knife to amputate his own leg has been offered free surgery to remove his other leg.
Police in Russia said a man who survived an eight-story fall from a balcony had been drinking and landed on a car.
The Australian Department of Defense is upgrading facilities at two military bases used by U.S. Marines during rotational deployments.
Voter support for an open political system is apparent in Azerbaijan though it seems recent presidential elections were flawed, EU officials said Friday.
The mother of the American held by North Korea said the medical condition of her son, who has become ill while in jail, has improved but still not 100 percent.
A Russian man attacked by a brown bear in eastern Siberia said he escaped with only minor wounds after using his knife to kill the animal.
North Korea is producing chemical weapons at more than a dozen facilities and is suspected of testing them on healthy human subjects, a U.S. research team said.
The Taliban said Friday they are frustrated with a decision to extend ISAF's mandate for Afghanistan, saying the country is no longer a threat to peace.
Iran said it would bring new proposals to the negotiating table in Geneva next week though a lawmaker in Tehran said uranium enrichment was a red line.
Members of the minority Muslim community in Myanmar said they were able to find safety from violence in Rakhine state by hiding out in Yangon.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan Friday to try to end the impasse on keeping U.S. troops in the country beyond 2014, officials said.
Fire gutted an orthopedic hospital in Fukuoka, Japan, Friday, killing 10 people, including eight patients, police said.
Russian energy company Gazprom Neft said it expects to get 2.1 million barrels of oil in the first stage of operations at a Siberian field in 2017.
Indian energy company Reliance Industries Ltd. said it signed an agreement to study the potential for an oil reserve area in Venezuela's lucrative Orinoco Belt.
Electricity workers in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh called off their political strike ahead of a severe cyclone forecast to hit the coast Saturday night.
Asia represents a huge potential for food exports, particularly from Australia, a new report indicates.
South Korea's president is commended for her careful approach to ensuring peace on the Korean Peninsula, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
The Kachin independence movement in Myanmar said it would scale down its fighting after reaching a peace agreement with the central government.
Presidential elections in Azerbaijan were peaceful and organized but fell well short of any expectations of fairness, a European agency said Thursday.
The head of North Korea's armed forces has become the latest major military officer to be replaced by the country's new leader, South Korean officials say.
The city of Hyuga, Japan, said it will compensate 18 residents who were attacked by a wild monkey.
Hundreds of documents that certified the safety of parts in 20 South Korean nuclear power plants were forged, a top official said Thursday.
International pressure exerted on the Iranian government is designed to curtail its scientific progress, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said.
Afghan military leaders told their British counterparts they're ready to take the lead despite a rough road ahead, a British commander said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled his visit to the Philippines because of a looming typhoon, the Philippine government said Thursday.
One person died and 15 others were injured Thursday when a bomb exploded at a restaurant in Lahore, Pakistan, police said.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from San Diego to Tokyo returned to San Diego International Airport after takeoff due to a de-icing error, officials said.
Two people are seriously injured Thursday after a commercial aircraft crashed in Kudat, Malaysia, authorities said.
The city of Yuyao, China, was recovering Thursday after experiencing massive flooding from Typhoon Fitow, authorities said.
North Korean first lady Ri Sol Ju appeared in public for the first time since rumors she appeared in pornography before her marriage to leader Kim Jong Un.
Iran was one of the top five suppliers of crude oil to China this year and overall production increased, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said.
Addressing the environmental concerns of aboriginal communities in Canada is a "critical" step in natural resources development, a resources minister said.
Securing the level of production from the Kashagan oil field off the coast of Kazakhstan came before volumetric benchmarks, an energy spokesman said.
The Indonesian navy took delivery of the first of three CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft from state aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia.
There has been consensus by U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle on the U.S. commitment toward Iranian dissidents in Iraq.
The provincial high court Wednesday banned the sale of acid in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The chief of the Pakistani Taliban said he is open to talks with government officials but claims he has not yet been approached.
Two former researchers at the U.S. drug maker Eli Lilly and Co. have been charged with stealing trade secrets and passing them to a Chinese competitor.
India and Singapore have agreed to jointly build a power plant with Myanmar for the energy-starved country.
The Republic of Singapore is seeking AN/TPQ-53 (V) Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar Systems from the United States.
More ground surveillance radars to monitor the demilitarized zone in the Korean Peninsula have been ordered from Blighter Surveillance Systems of Britain.
All Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigates are now equipped with the MU90 lightweight torpedo following completion of firing tests, Thales announced.
Exit polls Wednesday from Azerbaijan suggest President Ilham Aliyev was re-elected to a third term in office though questions were raised on fairness.
Pakistan's Supreme Court granted bail to the beleagured ex-military dictator and civilian President Pervez Musharraf over the death of a Baloch rebel in 2006.
British policy center Chatham House said Wednesday next year's presidential elections in Afghanistan may turn out better than some expect.
Children are bearing the brunt of the conflict pitting Buddhists against Muslims in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state, UNICEF said.
Floods caused by several days of heavy rain have displaced some 17,000 people in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga City, officials say.
The U.S. Defense Department said it's committed firmly to a policy of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon despite Iran's diplomatic outreach.
The biggest threat to peace on the Korean Peninsula is the lack of political will to negotiate, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said.
A war crimes tribunal found former Bangladesh minister Abdul Alim guilty of large-scale war crimes Wednesday and sentenced him to life in prison.
A Chinese man was sentenced to life in prison for making and selling inedible "gutter oil" for cooking, court officials said.
Afghan forces may have a tough time ensuring a state of national security once international forces leave the country, the Russian foreign minister said.
Contaminated water leaked at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan after workers mistakenly detached a pipe Wednesday, operators said.
An advocacy group campaigning against fossil fuels said World Bank funding for clean energy projects is missing the mark.
Max Petroleum, a company focused on Kazakhstan, said it started drilling new wells at its Sagiz West and Uytas fields in the country.
Fire swept through a garment factory in Bangladesh, killing at least 10 people and injuring dozens of others, police said.
Typhoon Fitow killed 10 people in Wenzhou, China, and left five people missing, local authorities said Wednesday.
A Chinese provincial court said it will hear the appeal of a former high-level Chinese Communist Party official convicted of corruption last month.
Israel called "inconceivable" a decision to appoint Iran special rapporteur of the U.N. General Assembly's Committee on Disarmament and International Security.
The body of a Hungarian wingsuit skydiver was found Wednesday after his parachute failed to open during a dive in China's Hunan province, officials said.
South Korea's intelligence agency said Tuesday North Korea has reactivated a mothballed reactor at its Yongbyon nuclear complex.
Three Russian nationals aboard a Greenpeace ship when it was seized last month will be detained until trial, a Russian court ruled Tuesday.
The White House has picked a lawyer for the U.S. House of Representatives to be the Pentagon's point person on closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, officials say.
Ikea stores in China said they have taken to changing the sheets on their display beds once per day due to customers taking naps.
U.S. officials fear Syria could replace Pakistan as a gathering place for Islamist terrorists.
Saab of Sweden has announced new contracts for components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system and for combat management and radar systems.
China's military will reach the point by 2020 where it can attack Taiwan, defending against any country intervening, Taiwanese defense officials said Tuesday.
Human Rights Watch said the government in Azerbaijan has been working "overtime" to silence critics ahead of Wednesday's president election.
The Chinese government on Tuesday brushed off concerns relayed by NATO and the U.S. government over a missile defense agreement with Turkey.
BAE Systems Australia reports it has received a new $32.9 million contract to produce additional rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy system.
The U.S. Defense Department said Tuesday it appointed a veteran House Armed Services Committee counsel to oversee the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison.
Leaders at the Pacific Rim summit in Indonesia ended the meeting declaring that global trade talks were stalled and urged ministers to move the talks forward.
The Police Integrity Commission said it has launched an investigation into the failure of authorities to protect a TV station in Maldives from an arson attack.
The diplomatic engagement between U.S. officials and their Iranian counterparts may have been a mistake, an Iranian lawmaker said Tuesday.
Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission chief Sima Samar said prisoners are still being tortured and called for those responsible to be punished.
Myanmar President Thein Sein Tuesday released 56 political prisoners as part of a plan to free all prisoners of conscious by the year's end, officials said.
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi Tuesday granted a new trial request in the case of the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
A fishing boat capsized Tuesday off the coast of eastern China, and 11 crew members are missing, authorities said.
At least 21 Taliban militants were killed Tuesday during joint military operations carried out across the country, Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said.
North Korea officials said the military is going on alert in response to naval drills off the Korean Peninsula between Japan, South Korea and the United States.
Dubai energy company Dragon Oil said Tuesday it signed a production sharing contract with the Afghan government for two reserve areas in the country.
Kyrgyz law enforcement officials confirmed Tuesday more than 20 people were arrested during a protest at a gold mine owned by Canada's Centerra Gold.
Eight people were injured Tuesday when motorcyclists threw a hand grenade at a police station in Quetta, Pakistan, officials said.
Italian energy company Eni said global natural gas production is on the rise thanks in part to shale developments in the United States.
The United Nations and the group monitoring the chemical weapons ban will send 100 specialists to Syria to erase its chemical weapons, the United Nations said.
Iran has the right to develop peaceful nuclear energy and continue enriching uranium inside the country, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said.
Indonesia will deploy the navy's latest maritime patrol aircraft to monitor people smuggling activity along southern coastal areas.
At times in U.S. history its leaders failed to "get the message" of a national security threat, suffering dire consequences as a result.
Japan Airlines Flight 0009 to Tokyo returned to Chicago Sunday after an elderly passenger became seriously ill and later died, the airline said
A flawless white diamond that measures more than 118 carats sold Monday in Hong Kong for a record $30.8 million, Sotheby's said.
A Korean Air flight was forced to dump fuel and return to Dallas-Fort Worth airport after it encountered problems during takeoff, officials say.
A federal appeals court will hear a lawsuit seeking compensation for toxic Chinese drywall, with outcome affecting thousands of U.S. homeowners.
The Maldives Supreme Court has annulled the results of the country's first round of presidential elections, officials said Monday.
U.S. commitment to Asia is strong despite President Obama's missing several summits because of the U.S. government shutdown, Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Beijing plans to build four natural gas power stations by the end of next year to replace coal-fired plants, the municipal government said.
The late North Vietnamese Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap was a military genius willing to sacrifice thousands of men to defeat his enemies, U.S. Sen. John McCain said.
Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems Electro-optics - Elop Ltd. has won a follow-on contract from one of its military customers to supply an electro-optical surveillance payload system.
European missile manufacturer MBDA has opened an office in Australia and is developing a local supply chain to support current and future Asia-Pacific operations.
The MK45 guns used on ships of the Royal Australian Navy are being overhauled by BAE Systems under a five-year contract.
Human laws may change to allow same-sex marriage, but God's law won't, say two senior officials in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Germany to play a constructive role in multilateral nuclear talks during a Monday meeting with Berlin's envoy.
British forces deployed in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan are headed home as part of a phased drawdown, the British Ministry of Defense said.
The ruling party in Myanmar said revising a constitution adopted in 2008 would be a threat to national security.
Russians are almost evenly split over the prospects of a new Cold War with the United States though sentiment is trending toward the affirmative, data show.
BAE Systems Australia has announced a strategic alliance with Australia's Defense Science and Technology Organization for technology development.
The Muhammad Jamal Network and its founder, Muhammad Jamal, were declared terrorists, the U.S. State Department announced Monday.
Two children of a Philippine businesswoman charged with stealing nearly $21 million from an emergency fund participated in the scheme, whistle-blowers say.
The Korean Peninsula should be nuclear-free, with issues in the region resolved through peaceful talks, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday.
Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, began 12 years ago Monday.
A truck carrying construction workers crashed Monday in Thailand, killing at least 18 people. Police said the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
Typhoon Fitow killed at least five people in China's Zhejiang province and made made landfall in neighboring Fujian province Monday, officials said.
The Taliban would again target Pakistani teen education advocate Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination try in 2012, a Taliban spokesman told CNN.
Russian oil company Rosneft said it was still one of the world's premier energy explorers despite the production gains from the United States.
A planned natural gas pipeline from Iran might not break sanctions rules imposed on Iran's energy sector by the United States, a Pakistani authority said.
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Natural gas associated with oil production in Iran should be sold on the market to protect national interests, delegates said.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said strong energy ties to Canada are a reflection of "friendly relations" between the two governments.
A pump used to cool one of the damaged reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, has stopped, the plant's operator said Monday.
Parts of India's Andhra Pradesh state were paralyzed after more than 30,000 electricity workers went on indefinite strike as a protest against the proposed creation of Telangana state.
An explosion Monday, apparently targeting polio workers in Pakistan, killed six people, including four policemen, in a village outside Peshawar, police said.
More than 500,000 people were evacuated in eastern China ahead of Typhoon Fitow, which made landfall early Monday in Fujian province, authorities said.
U.N. experts began field visits in Syria Sunday, starting the process of destroying the country's chemical arsenal, a source told Chinese news agency Xinhua.
Suspected al-Qaida gunmen shot and killed a German Embassy security employee Sunday in Sanaa, Yemen, a Yemeni diplomat said.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday Iran's real leader isn't President Hassan Rouhani, but Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
China Sunday urged coastal residents to finish up last-minute preparations for the looming landfall of Typhoon Fitow.
Police in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, said at least eight suspected professional killers were arrested Saturday in raids aimed at organized crime.
North Korea said South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her allies are "digging their own graves" by calling on the North to give up its nuclear program.
A Russian couple called for help with a reverse-Goldilocks situation after a bear broke into their home and ate a not-too-hot pot of borscht, police said.
One person was killed and 12 injured after a fire in a high-rise apartment building in Moscow Saturday, emergency officials said.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday the U.S. government shutdown due to "political silliness" put's the nation's global reputation is at risk.
Chinese weather forecasters raised a red alert Saturday in anticipation of Typhoon Fitow, which was expected to hit the mainland Sunday night.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Australia and Japan expressed "concern" over Iran's nuclear program, the State Department said.
A Turkish writer has been charged with insulting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan by making a pun about his middle name, officials say.
China prepared Friday for Typhoon Fitow, which is expected to batter the southeastern part of the country with strong winds.
Massive flooding in Thailand has claimed the lives of 30 people as of Friday, and has affected as many as 3 million people, officials said.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. was ordered to bring the massive amount of radioactive water being spewed by the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex under control.
The United Nations Friday urged Vietnam to reconsider the conviction of human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan, who was found guilty of tax evasion.
Vietnamese Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, known for his defeat of French troops at the battle of Dien Bien Phu in northern Vietnam, passed away Friday at the age of 102.
Extensive naval rearmament programs are a key factor for the growth in the naval vessels and support-in-service markets, analysis firm Frost & Sullivan reports.
Myanmar is entering a period of development that should encourage foreign investors to warm to the former junta, China's envoy to the nation said Friday.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's attitude toward Iran is an example of Israel's warmongering, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said.
Pope Francis, speaking Friday in Assisi, Italy, called for "an end to armed conflicts, which cover the earth with blood."
Afghan leaders are called on to support a national agenda in 2014 rather than campaign in a contest of personalities, the U.N. special envoy said.
Rebel brigades in Syria said they are in the midst of an armed standoff with an al-Qaida affiliate group over control of a town near the Turkish border.
Abdul Rasoul Sayyaf, a former Islamic commander who brought al-Qaida leaders to Afghanistan, has registered to run for president, officials said.
Funding is in place to complete a liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea after Exxon came up with more financing, a partner said Friday.
Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence security service has extradited to Afghanistan a former Afghan army sergeant accused of murdering three Australian soldiers in August 2012.
Indonesia is aiming to create eight new squadrons of fighter aircraft by 2024 as part of military upgrade programs, the head of the air force said.
Japan and the United States announced plans to deploy a second TPY-2 long-range radar in Kyoto city for early detection of any North Korean ballistic missiles.
The United States is ready for negotiations with North Korea provided the Communist country first agrees to denuclearize, Secretary of State John Kerry said.
A branch of Russia's ruling political party apologized for using a picture of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan to mark International Day of Older Persons.
A second U.S. Navy commander has been relieved of duty in a bribery scandal investigators charge involves prostitutes, luxury travel and government contracts.
Bangladesh's prime minister inaugurated construction for the country's first nuclear power plant.
A changing security landscape in the Asia-Pacific region means Japan's defense relationship with the United States is more important than ever, officials said.
There's been a degree of pressure exerted on independent media and opposition groups ahead of Azerbaijan presidential elections, European officials said.
Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is among two dozen people charged Thursday with stealing nearly $21 million in public funds, officials say.
Five Americans who were on a kayak trip in Tajikistan have gone missing, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe said Thursday.
Iran is willing to consider a memorandum of understanding for direct flights to the United States, a national aviation director in Iran said.
Two French men suspected of trying to traffic the organs of a slain child were tortured and killed Thursday on the Madagascar island of Nosy Be, police said.
Police wardens in Lebanon said they arrested a police officer Thursday for trying to smuggle sandwiches filled with chemicals into a detention center.
A Saudi Arabian man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for dancing naked on the roof of a car, court officials said.
The European Commission said Thursday is suspects Russian energy company Gazprom abused its position in the European natural gas sector.
The Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday 114 gallons of radioactive water have spilled into the ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Two people died Thursday when an ultralight aircraft crashed in Pokhara, Nepal, possibly due to bad weather, officials said.
An increase in hornet attacks in southwest China's Shaanxi province has killed 42 people and injured 1,640 since July, health officials said Thursday.
A truck collided with two small passenger buses on a highway in India Thursday, killing at least 28 people and injuring 10 others, authorities said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the United States would negotiate with Iran only if it proved it would not pursue a nuclear weapons program.
A suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan Thursday attacked the compound of an anti-Taliban tribal commander, leaving several dead and wounded, authorities said.
U.S. and Japanese diplomatic and military officials announced an agreement Thursday to broaden the countries' military alliance.
The Japanese government has confirmed that three domestic companies will manufacture parts for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II fighters destined for Japan's Air Self-defense Force.
Afghanistan has yet to conclude a security agreement with the United States beyond 2014, although the two have been engaged in prolonged talks on the issue.
U.S. experts and North Korean officials held informal talks in London on the Communist country's nuclear program, sources told South Korea's Yonhap News.
Taiwan's Next Media Animation responded to an employee's quitting dance video with a dance video advertising the company's job opening.
The federal government shutdown extends beyond the United States borders with military cemeteries in Europe and elsewhere closed, officials say.
A New York judge has granted former Miss Russia Anna Malova's release from a court-mandated drug rehabilitation program.
Southeast Asia's energy demand is expected to soar by more than 80 percent through 2035, says a new report from the International Energy Agency.
A war crimes court in Bangladesh has sentenced an opposition MP to death for his part in murder and genocide during the 1971 war of independence.
Korea Aerospace Industries has begun delivering its T-50i supersonic jet trainer/light multirole fighter to Indonesia under a $400 million sales deal.
Sanctions against North Korea show how world powers like the United States are abusing the Security Council, the North Korean foreign affairs minister said.
The new commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Wednesday he is certain North Korea could be "decisively" defeated in the event of an armed conflict.
The United States is "deeply concerned" by reports of violence against minority Muslims in Myanmar's coastal state of Rakhine, the embassy said Wednesday.
Will the U.S. federal shutdown affect the Syrian civil war? China fears that it might; some Russians hope that it will.
A $1.9 million settlement with a Chinese manufacturer accused of abusing U.S. energy conservation standards as among the largest on record, the government said.
A member of the Afghan army allegedly responsible for killing three Australian soldiers last year was arrested, an Australian official said Wednesday.
Violence-torn Thandwe in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state was under curfew after days of violence forced President Thein Sein to cancel a trip to the town.
Rescuers were searching Wednesday for 58 fishermen still missing two days after Typhoon Wutip sank three fishing boats near the Xisha Islands, officials said.
More than 200 rescuers searched Wednesday for 16 Chinese construction workers missing after a building where they were sleeping collapsed, officials said.
South Korea and the United States Wednesday announced a new joint strategy to deal with nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction threats from North Korea.
The United States will fulfill its security missions both at home and abroad despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
A University of Missouri graduate has become an online star with her dance video resignation from a Taiwan news animation company.
A Muslim cleric was arrested after a gravedigger spotted him in a cemetery allegedly trying to rape a 3-year-old girl, Pakistani police said.
Development of China's vast shale resources is getting off to a slow start amid challenges, experts say.
The president of Italy's Barilla pasta company has pledged to meet with gay groups after a public outcry over his comments about gay marriage.
U.S. defense contractor General Dynamics said Tuesday it secured a contract to help protect U.S. Navy networks and data from cyberattacks.
The Russian Defense Ministry said it planned to buy more than 750 pieces of military equipment ranging from ballistic missiles to armored vehicles next year.
Signing the U.N. arms treaty by the United States was the easy part in implementing landmark controls, British policy center Chatham House said.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said there are no plans to travel to Washington during his U.S. visit, an envoy said Tuesday.
South Korea will enhance its defense capabilities to deter threats from North Korea and make its nuclear weapons useless, President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday.
The Chinese government is providing direct support to a U.N. inspection team surveying chemical weapons in Syria, a spokesman said.
U.S. secrets-leaker Edward Snowden is a finalist for this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought awarded by the European Parliament, organizers said.
Three policemen died and eight were injured Tuesday when a suicide bomb exploded at the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Department in Tikrit, Iraq, officials said.
Afghan security forces prevented planned explosions near the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan compound, intelligence officials said.
Four airplanes and 22 vessels searched Tuesday for 58 people missing near the Xisha Islands after Typhoon Wutip sank three fishing boats, an official said.
A typhoon named Wutip in Vietnam's central region has killed three people, the Center for Flood and Storm Prevention said.
Seven people died and four were still trapped after a coal and gas explosion at a mine in east China's Jiangxi province, rescuers said.
Chevron Corp. said Tuesday it signed a 20-year deal to deliver liquefied natural gas from its Wheatstone project in Australia to a Japanese utility company.
Salauddin Quader Chowdhury was found guilty of crimes against humanity in Bangladesh's war for independence and will be hanged, a tribunal ruled Tuesday.
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Two U.S. Marine Corps generals are being fired for failing to adequately protect a camp in Afghanistan from insurgents, the branch's commandant said Monday.
The Belgian Foreign Office is working with Chinese authorities to secure the release of 1,212 racing pigeons to their owners, officials said.
President Obama says sanctions against Iran will remain in place until the international community is confident Iran is not building nuclear weapons.
A Chinese sailor was arrested by Japanese authorities for his alleged involvement in a deadly collision between his boat and a Japanese ship, authorities said.
A U.S. daredevil in a wingsuit said his "flying dagger" jump through a narrow mountain fissure in eastern China was his most "hardcore" stunt.
In his first stop of a four-day visit, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stepped into the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, officials say.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday he had a "frank" discussion with Indonesian leaders about asylum seekers during his visit to Jakarta.
A Japanese lubricating spray's commercial combines clips from "Star Trek: Into Darkness" with footage of a Japanese Spock promoting the product.
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott smoothed relations with Indonesia during his two-day visit to Jakarta after last week's tragic asylum boat drownings that included around 30 children.
At least 28 people have been killed and 73,600 families have been affected by massive flooding in Cambodia, officials said.
The Russian military is on pace to keep up with its U.S. military counterparts in the field of hypersonic aircraft, a defense official said Monday.
Indonesia is encouraging the United States to invest in shale gas exploration in the Southeastern Asian country.
Headscarves will be allowed in public institutions and rights for ethnic minorities improved in a package of reforms revealed Monday by Turkey's prime minister.
A Belgian programmer said a game scheduled for release this year pits Russian President Vladimir Putin against a horde of undead zombies.
Nuclear enrichment at the underground Fordo nuclear facility near the holy city of Qom is ongoing without interruption, an Iranian lawmaker said Monday.
Top U.S. and South Korean generals met Monday to plan a transition aimed at increasing Seoul's role in defending itself against the North, officials say.
The Emirati government called on the international community to pressure Iran to settle issues related to disputed islands in the Persian Gulf.
Sixteen workers were trapped when a factory building collapsed Monday in northern China, officials said.
An attack by militants at a security checkpoint in Afghanistan Monday left at least nine people dead, including three Afghan police officers, officials said.
Afghan national police took charge of security operations for a highway linking key districts of Helmand province, the British government said Monday.
The Chinese government said it was sending 140 members of a police unit to deploy alongside U.N. peacekeepers in Liberia.
Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered an "all-out" rescue operation to save 74 people missing after Typhoon Wutip sank three fishing boats, officials said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for a study into establishing direct flights between Iran and the United States, a government minister said Monday.
Syrians and Iraqis are the world's least positive people and Latin Americans are the most positive, a Gallup global poll released Monday indicated.
Motor group AAA said Monday the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in the United States was $3.39, extending a downward trend.
Nine people died Monday in several shooting incidents throughout Pakistan, police said.
A national energy company in Iran said Monday it signed a deal with Iraqis to train them in field operations for oil and natural gas fields.
Russian energy company Rosneft and U.S. counterpart Exxon Mobil announced they've awarded engineering contracts for a Far East liquefied natural gas plant.
The Chinese government said manufacturers of solar power products will get tax breaks in an effort to push the low-carbon energy sector forward.
Australian officials have dismissed the claims that it took 24 hours for Australian authorities to respond to Indonesian asylum seekers whose boat capsized.
At least 12 people died Sunday when a government air raid struck a high school in the rebel-held town of Raqqa, a Syrian rights group said.
A car bomb detonated at a bazaar in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday killed at least 40 people and injured about 100 others, officials said.
Five people died Sunday when a helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff in Mumbai, officials said.
Mumbai investigators Sunday blamed a decorator's removal of a central wall and support beams for a building collapse that killed 66 people.
Officials in the Philippines said Saturday a three-week standoff between government forces and a Muslim rebel faction in Zamboanga City has ended.
Russian officials said they have boarded a Greenpeace boat in the Arctic Ocean to inspect it after the group staged demonstrations at oil drilling rigs.
A Chinese doctoral student at the University of Illinois was jailed on $10 million bond Saturday, accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, officials say.
Inspection teams sent to look into reports of corruption by officials in China have completed their investigation, officials said Saturday.
The director of a shipyard in far eastern Russia where a submarine caught fire during maintenance work will be fired next week, a government official says.
The death toll rose to 25 Saturday in a building collapse in the Indian city of Mumbai as workers pulled more survivors from the debris, officials said.
A massive human-trafficking ring was broken up in China and 94 alleged victims were rescued, police said.
China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center has issued a yellow wave warning for the South China Sea as Typhoon Wutip approaches.
Rescuers in China were scrambling Saturday to reach a dozen workers trapped in a flooded coal mine, the company that operates the mine said.
An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan's Balochistan province Saturday, three days after an even stronger quake.
A union representing 5,000 resort employees in the Maldives said it will call a strike to protest postponement of the second round of the presidential election.
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress this week that Japan and Belgium seek Foreign Military Sales deals worth more than $1 billion.
U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday he had spoken with his Iranian counterpart by phone -- the first such high-level contact in more than three decades.
Turkey has awarded a contract for a long-range defense system to China, a move one expert said Friday is designed to send a message to NATO.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during a visit to New York, argued for a more active military role for Japan and said Japan's economy is poised for a comeback.
U.S. President Obama Friday called Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "an outstanding partner" in promoting trade and stability in the Indian subcontinent.
At least 13 people died Friday in the collapse of a five-story building once declared dilapidated in India's financial center of Mumbai, officials said.
A boat carrying asylum-seekers sank off of Indonesia's south coast, killing 15 people, officials said.
An American arrested in Thailand on drug trafficking charges led a group of former military snipers who killed people for money, U.S. officials said Friday.
A first-ever U.N. Security Council resolution on small arms will help deal with weapons fueling violence in Afghanistan and beyond, the secretary-general said.
Myanmar's progress could be undermined by its failure to address the root causes of conflict, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
U.S. officials hope a $200 million fund will be effective in stemming extremism by eroding jihadists' ideological and recruiting appeal in havens for terrorists.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said hosting next year's NATO summit would be an opportunity to gauge the future direction of the alliance.
Five men were injured and one was missing Friday after a cargo ship collided with a freighter and capsized south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard said.
An explosion tore through a bus carrying government employees in northwest Pakistan Friday, killing at least 17 people and injuring 30 others, officials said.
Communist Party officials said they took part in a televised self-criticism session in China, a practice that hasn't been popular since the Cultural Revolution.
Christie's first auction in mainland China brought in $25 million, including $1.57 million for the sale of a Pablo Picasso painting, officials said.
Some U.S. senators said the Defense Department needs to back off plans to conduct an environmental review on possible missile-silo eliminations.
President Obama meets with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India in Washington Friday to discuss issues of mutual interest, the White House said.
Indian aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has handed over the first home-made Hawk Mk-132 advanced trainer jet aircraft to the navy.
Pakistan's earthquake-hit Balochistan province urged separatists and militants to halt their violence so relief efforts for the thousands affected can proceed.
At least 28 people have died and hundreds injured in a series of attacks by giant hornets in northwest China, officials say.
A new Greenpeace report says that by 2050 green energy could account for 70 percent of the electricity generation for the 10 countries comprising the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Hezbollah is putting its own agenda in the Middle East ahead of the interests of the people of Lebanon, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Trying to adhere to a military focus on Asia while navigating crises in the Middle East may be tough for the Obama administration, Britain's Chatham House said.
Myanmar needs to take ownership of its own peace initiatives if it's to have any real expectations for the future, members of The Elders said.
An international human rights federation said it was concerned about the durability of human rights progress in post-intervention Afghanistan.
A federal judge sentenced a U.S. citizen to 25 years in prison for conspiring to sell weapons to the Taliban, the U.S. attorney's office in New York said.
A Beijing court sentenced Li Guanfeng, the son of prominent military artist and singer Li Shuangjiang, to 10 years in prison for gang-raping a woman.
Excellent quality reserves were encountered while drilling an appraisal well in the Uytas field in Kazakhstan, Max Petroleum announced.
The Iranian Oil Ministry estimates the country is on the verge of exporting 1.3 million barrels of oil per day, a member of a budget commission said.
Militants staged two attacks in India's Jammu and Kashmir state across from Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 10 people, authorities said.
The death toll rose to 350 Thursday in a 7.7-magnitude earthquake that left thousands homeless and 619 injured in Pakistan, government officials said.
Lockheed Martin said it will continue with its bid to land a major South Korean jet fighter contract when the deal is re-tendered.
It is "critically important" for the U.N. Human Rights Council to remain focused on the rights situation in Sri Lanka, a top U.N. official said.
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Rescue workers struggled to count the dead and save the injured Wednesday after a devastating earthquake hit Pakistan's Balochistan province.
New analysis of commercial aviation report the need for more than 29,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years and more than one million pilots and technicians.
Legislators in Siberia's Kemerovo region passed Russia's first ban on adoptions of local children by foreigners Wednesday, citing abuse of adoptees.
Seven men were arrested at the Colombo, Sri Lanka, airport after security checks indicated they swallowed pieces of gold, officials said.
The World Bank has approved a $140 million interest-free loan to upgrade an existing power plant in Myanmar, the bank said.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague called on Russia and China to follow the U.S. example set Wednesday by signing an international arms trade treaty.
An international arms treaty signed Wednesday by Secretary of State John Kerry faces trouble with Republican senators and gun rights advocates, officials say.
Most Americans say they view President Obama's handling of Syria and Iran -- and his foreign policy generally -- negatively, results of a CBS Poll indicated.
A U.N. Security Council committee tasked with vetting Chapter VII resolutions on the Taliban announced it delisted a slain commander of the Haqqani network.
A Chinese street vendor who killed two urban management officers and injured another in Shenyang was executed Wednesday, court officials said.
The Chinese government said Wednesday there should be a certain degree of mutual trust in ongoing preparations for nuclear talks with Iran.
Eighteen members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party escaped from a Turkish prison by digging a 230-foot tunnel, police said Wednesday.
Russian energy company Gazprom is in a strategic position to capitalize on the growing natural gas demand from Asian economies, its deputy chairman said.
The Iranian and Pakistani heads of state discussed natural gas issues on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting, Iran's Oil Ministry said.
A Beijing court Wednesday sentenced a man to death for killing a toddler by throwing her to the ground during a parking space argument with her mother.
The acquisition of a stake in a Russian arctic natural gas project from European rivals will help with long-term strategic plans, oil company Rosneft said.
The Indian government announced it was taking preliminary steps to give state-run companies access to shale oil and natural gas reserves in the country.
North Korea is close to developing a nuclear warhead small enough to be mounted on a long-range ballistic missile, a Chinese expert said in Seoul Wednesday.
China released a list of items to be banned from exports to North Korea, a step it says is in line with U.N. sanctions over the North's nuclear program.
Iran freed 80 prisoners this week, with a Toronto woman saying one of them was her husband who spent four of his five-plus years in custody on death row.
A powerful earthquake killed dozens of people in Balochistan and created a new island off Pakistan's south coast Tuesday, officials said.
An anti-drone activist said he's been denied a U.S. visa ahead of a planned trip to bring surviving victims of a strike in Pakistan to testify before Congress.
Four Indian men convicted of a fatal gang rape aboard a New Delhi bus have been referred to a high court to confirm their death sentence, officials said.
A New Jersey man who has taken pictures of his wife in her wedding dress in exotic locations in 19 countries said it all began with their Easter Island wedding.
BAE Systems and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited have delivered the first of 17 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers to the Indian navy.
U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, focusing on Syria and Iran. Transcript of his remarks.
Eight rebels, including a commander, surrendered Tuesday in the southern Philippines, police say.
Claims China was looking to hack into U.S. defense networks to steal drone technology are "groundless," a Chinese government spokesman said Tuesday.
Protests sprang up in the Maldives capital of Male after the Supreme Court postponed a runoff presidential election while it decides an elections fraud case.
Iran wants to be able to exercise its rights as a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
The deaths of four more children raised the toll from encephalitis in India to 289, health officials said Tuesday.
A Pakistani energy official said Russia's state-owned energy company Gazprom could eventually play a role in a long-planned natural gas pipeline from Iran.
More than a dozen new oil and natural gas fields near the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm are slated for development, an Iranian energy official said.
Two toddlers died after crawling into a washing machine in their home in Qiaoshe, China, police said.
Police in Pakistan said Tuesday they arrested 27 people accused of kidnapping and disabling children, and forcing them to beg for money on the streets.
Nine people died and 29 were injured Tuesday when a tractor-trailer and a bus collided in Bozhou City, China, officials said.
Official Israeli representatives attending the United Nations General Assembly said they will boycott Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's speech Tuesday.
Re-elected Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen officially took up office amid opposition street protests and a parliamentary boycott.
In dealing with North Korean and Iranian nuclear programs, it should be noted North Korea already has a nuclear weapon while Iran doesn't, a U.S. official said.
A 33.5-mile rail link connecting North Korea's port city of Rajin and Russia's border town of Khasan has opened to promote trade in the region.
China is ready to help with the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, its Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
U.S. President Obama told the Civil Society Roundtable in New York Monday a "civil society" is worth protecting.
A former high-level Chinese Communist Party official says he will appeal his corruption and abuse of power convictions.
U.S. President Obama, in New York for talks at the United Nations, promised help to Kenya and Nigeria, two nations struck by terror in the last few days.
Clashes and bombings across Afghanistan Monday killed almost 30 people, most of them militants, authorities in Kabul said.
Chinese police said they are searching for a man who attacked a doctor and several nurses following a dispute over plastic surgery.
A Japanese woman was arrested at an airport after causing a scene, prompting a search of her home that turned up her daughter's decaying body, police said.
As Kenyan forces secured a shopping mall attacked by terrorists in Nairobi, U.S. President Obama promised help Monday while in New York.
China's ruling Communist Party has praised the judiciary's efforts to publicly conduct the controversial trial of former CPC politburo member Bo Xilai.
An Iranian military commander said more than 8,000 troops will take part in large-scale military exercises planned for October.
The Indian government says it is planning the world's largest solar power plant in the northwestern state of Rajasthan.
Phase 1 development of a new independent, unmanned surface vessel (IUSV) has been completed by Zycraft Pte. Ltd. of Singapore.
North Korea denies allegations that leader Kim Jong Un's wife had links to a group of musicians who were executed in August.
Russia has been asked to free a Greenpeace ship and its crew detained during a protest at an arctic oil-drilling platform, the World Wildlife Fund said Monday.
Demonstrators turned out in force across Pakistan Monday to protest church bombings in Peshawar that killed 81 people.
At least 21 people died and several more were missing Monday due to landslides and flooding in Zambales province, Philippines, officials said.
The British government said it was examining the prospects for development of a North Sea gas field controlled in part by an Iranian oil company.
U.S. President Barack Obama must not fall for claims of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani being a moderate
Typhoon Usagi killed at least 25 people when it slammed into southern China's Guangdong province, provincial authorities said Monday.
Three crew members were rescued and a search was under way for two others after a U.S. Navy helicopter crashed into the Red Sea Sunday, Navy officials said.
Sri Lanka's Tamil National Alliance won a majority of seats in northern provincial elections, the country's elections commission announced Sunday.
The death toll climbed to 78 in twin explosions at a Pakistani church Sunday that also injured 120 people, officials in Peshawar said.
Pakistani authorities said a U.S. drone strike in South Waziristan Sunday killed six people and injured three others.
Three U.S. troops were killed in a so-called green-on-blue attack in Afghanistan Saturday, military officials said.
A trial court in Beijing Sunday sentenced former senior Communist Party official Bo Xilai to life in prison for his conviction on corruption charges.
Flooding in eastern Russia has forced thousands of people out of their homes and blocked roads and bridges, officials said Saturday.
At least one person has been killed in flooding caused by heavy rain in Thailand, and officials warned residents in several provinces to brace for more water.
Maritime shipping between China and Taiwan was partially suspended Saturday after Chinese officials warned of possible violent weather from Typhoon Usagi.
North Korea abruptly canceled the reunion of about 200 divided Korean families Saturday, days before the meeting was due to occur, officials say.
Hacking operations linked to the Chinese government are aimed, in part, at gathering information about U.S. drone technology, security analysts say.
Russian police said a militant leader in the North Caucuses republic of Dagestan was gunned down after he opened fire on officers.
Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority Northern province Saturday held its first-ever elections for a semi-autonomous council, officials said.
Police in Mumbai initiated a manhunt after a suspected Indian Mujahedin member escaped from a local court today where he was to hear charges against him relating to deadly bombings in July 2008.
The manager of a Russian circus offering a $14,000 reward for the return of a trick-performing poodle said the canine must have caught the scent of a female.
The United Nations' human rights commissioner says he encourages the Iranian government to build on its recent release of activists held in jail.
Police in Berezovsky, Russia, said officers escorted a trio of bear cubs from the center of the town into nearby woods.
Saab is serial producing integrated electronic warfare self-defense systems for use on Indian Army and Air Force helicopters.
Sri Lanka appears to be engaged in a campaign to discredit the top human rights official at the United Nations, her office said Friday.
The body of a missing U.S. pilot was found Friday in a lake in China's Liaoning province, officials said.
More than 3,500 people remain displaced from their homes six months after a major outbreak of sectarian violence in Myanmar, a U.N. organization said.
The United States has more room for diplomacy with Iran and Syria as Syria faces deadlines to account for and surrender its chemical weapons, U.S. advisers say.
The U.S. and South Korean governments should start preparations for the eventual collapse of North Korea, a report from policy center RAND Corp. said.
A Chinese teen was arrested for "fabricating facts" on state-run social media site Sina Weibo, saying that what police called an accident was actually a murder.
North Korean negotiator Kim Kye Gwan returned home Friday after a five-day visit to China and urged that the six-party nuclear talks be resumed, officials said.
The United Nations welcomes Iran's decision to free Sakharov Prize-winner Nasrin Sotoudeh and 11 other political prisoners, a human rights official said.
Chinese authorities issued a disaster relief alert Friday for Typhoon Usagi, expected to hit Taiwan and Guangdong province during the weekend.
A 5-1-magnitude earthquake shook northwest China's Gansu and Qinghai provinces Friday, officials said. There were no reports of injuries or structural damage.
Hong Kong police arrested a Russian woman after she tried to open a plane's emergency exit door during a flight, a Russian Consulate official said.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said his plane has been blocked from entering U.S. airspace. A U.S. State Department official said the assertion was untrue.
A wild elephant killed a British man while he was on a safari in southern India's Masinagudi National Park, police said.
Candidates did last-minute stumping in Sri Lanka's Northern province, where Saturday's elections are the first since the country's civil war ended in 2009.
Two European energy companies announced they signed contracts to secure natural gas from the Shah Deniz field off Azerbaijan for 25 years.
The U.S. Energy Department said it handed out approximately $30 million in awards to companies working on cybersecurity strategies for the energy sector.
Greenpeace protest vessel the Arctic Sunrise and 30 of its demonstrators are in Russian custody for action against an arctic drilling rig, an activist said.
Canada is in a strategic position to serve as one of the foremost natural gas suppliers in the world, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said.
An Indian couple who recently eloped against their families' wishes were killed by the woman's family in India's northern Haryana state, officials said.
The Uzbekistani government says the Miss World contestant competing as Miss Uzbekistan is nothing but a beautiful liar.
Nearly 3,000 employees of Boeing begin losing their jobs from next year as the company starts to end production of C-17 Globemaster III military transports.
A group of parents in western Siberia say they have asked local officials to ban two psychics who plan to be in the region later this month.
South Korea has awarded Longbow a $51 million contract for the supply of fire control radars for Apache helicopters.
Australia's new coalition government has abolished the country's climate change commission.
Russia's Defense Ministry said Thursday its missile systems would be protected from external interference, a day after a directive on arms manufacturing.
A Chinese official urged the International Criminal Court to listen to Kenyan and African Union voices in trials resulting from Kenya's post-election violence.
The position held by the United States is lopsided when it comes to chemical and nuclear weapons stockpiles, an Iranian judicial chief said.
The Taliban welcomed a move by a former provincial governor in Afghanistan to switch sides though a district leader downplayed the defection's significance.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he has asked for the decommission of the last two reactors at the struggling Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Sixteen Afghan police officers were killed, 20 injured and about 24 abducted following an attack by Taliban militants, local officials said.
Police said an Israeli man kidnapped his two children from their mother, threw them off an 11-story building and then jumped to his death.
Former Afghan senator and district governor Qazi Abdulhai has joined the Taliban in the northern province of Sar-e-Pol, the group confirmed.
The Russian focus on Asian economies suggests energy trade between Moscow and Beijing will quadruple by 2025, Wood Mackenzie said Thursday.
Iran's oil fields should be attractive not only to national oil companies but to foreign investors as well, the oil minister said.
Russian energy company Gazprom said it was eager to expand on energy developments under way in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday his administration won't build any nuclear weapons.
Police in Uttar Pradesh are rounding up 16 people including politicians after an Indian court ordered their arrest for allegedly inciting deadly communal violence.
A Lebanese man who led police in Thailand to a warehouse stuffed with bomb-making chemicals was sentenced to prison Wednesday.
Iran released several political prisoners, including human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, in advance of President Hassan Rouhani's visit to the United Nations.
As many as 12 people were killed in a police raid on an alleged Uighur terrorist center in western China, officials and local residents say.
The U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday it has banned Americans from doing business with two men from Indonesia associated with terrorist groups.
A Chinese university is asking each incoming freshman to sign a suicide waiver, absolving the school of responsibility should the student commit suicide.
New Delhi's poor are hardest hit by the city's inadequate water supply.
The International Atomic Energy Agency announced Myanmar signed on to additional safeguard agreements regarding nuclear security.
A verdict in the corruption trial of Bo Xilai, a former senior member of the Chinese Communist Party, will be announced Sunday, the trial court said Wednesday.
The Chinese government stands in support of the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons under U.N. supervision, a foreign ministry spokesman said Wednesday.
New migrants struggle to afford the basics but for many their financial situations improve with time, a survey by U.S. polling agency Gallup indicated.
The Iranian government expects to make major breakthroughs with international nuclear negotiations, the head of Iran's nuclear agency said Wednesday.
A Hong Kong couple were sentenced to jail Wednesday for repeatedly abusing their Indonesian maid, district court officials said.
The Canadian government is working "aggressively" to enhance its role as a leading oil and natural gas exporter, the minister of natural resources said.
Campaigners trying to scale a Gazprom drilling rig in arctic waters were fired on by Russian authorities Wednesday, Greenpeace said.
A Californian pilot who twice had his license revoked went missing after his single-engine aircraft crashed into a lake in China, officials said.
Philippine forces began clearing operations Wednesday in Zamboanga City after reclaiming 80 percent of areas from the attacking Muslim rebels, officials said.
Gunmen in northern Afghanistan Wednesday shot and killed the election commission chief of Kunduz province, local police said.
China's cruise liner Henna, detained in South Korea since last week, sailed home Wednesday with its remaining passengers, state media said.
North Korea is ready to return to the six-party talks on its denuclearization without preconditions, the country's nuclear envoy said in China.
Even if the Syrian chemical weapons agreement holds, hard, if not seemingly impossible, work lies ahead to realize this extraordinary opportunity.
Survivors of North Korean prisons spoke of "unspeakable atrocities" in interviews, said a U.N. official probing rights abuse in the Communist country.
Police in Russia said a gunman accused of wounding another man during an argument was engaged in a disagreement about philosopher Immanuel Kant.
South Korea's main opposition party faces reprisal if it doesn't end its protest and return to the National Assembly, the country's president said Tuesday.
A standoff between Muslim rebels and Philippine forces took a positive turn Tuesday with the release of a local police chief and surrender of 23 militants.
A judge's ruling that a New York City office building can be seized by federal authorities because its owners funneled rent money to Iran.
India's solar sector is awaiting the official launch of the second phase of the country's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was deeply concerned about threats posed by the nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran.
Afghanistan stands at a critical juncture but must work to ensure political and security gains are not wasted, the U.N. human rights chief said Tuesday.
Bangladesh's high court has ordered a senior Islamist politician to be executed after he appealed a life sentence handed down by a lower court, officials say.
Kyrgyzstan has many challenges ahead in terms of social and political reforms, the president of the European Commission said Tuesday.
The North Korean government said Tuesday it rejected allegations it subjected ordinary citizens to torture, sexual violence and arbitrary detention.
A whistle-blower, a preteen Pakistani activist, journalists and dissidents were nominated for the European Parliament's Sakharov prize for freedom of thought.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday that he is in no rush to sign a security deal with the United States.
China has opened the world's highest-altitude civilian airport in the southwest Sichuan province, officials said.
A woman in a Chinese village was found alive at the bottom of a well 15 days after she fell into it, authorities said Tuesday.
Cleanup operations were in full swing Tuesday across parts of Japan in the aftermath of Typhoon Man-yi, which killed at least three people, officials said.
Iranians said they had access to Facebook and Twitter for one day after years of being blocked from the websites, but by Tuesday they were censored again.
A joint agreement between the Russian and U.S. governments lays the groundwork for bilateral cooperation on nuclear energy, the U.S. Energy Department said.
The Indonesian government announced the first round of auctions for more than a dozen oil and gas blocks has been initiated.
China National Offshore Oil Corp. announced Tuesday it signed a deal for survey and exploration work in the shallow waters of Bohai Bay.
After U.S. missteps on Syria, Israel now knows Obama IS bluffing and responsibility for halting Iran’s nuclear weapons program falls to Israeli military forces alone.
U.S. President Obama will award a Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William Swenson for conspicuous gallantry in Afghanistan, the White House said Monday.
Five people choked to death on poisonous gases in an underground pyrite mine Monday in China's central Hunan province, authorities said.
Three people were confirmed dead and four missing in a typhoon that stuck central and northeast Honshu in Japan Monday, police said.
Russian authorities said two women who took a group of girls into a cemetery to visit a relative's grave ended up intoxicated and lost.
The collision between a passenger bus and a truck in southwest China has killed 21 people, authorities said Monday.
China plans to reduce coal use and promote cleaner industrial production as part of the government's new plan aimed at reducing pollution.
The British government said Monday it was advising against traveling in parts of Cambodia because of political unrest associated with July elections.
Iran can play an effective role in responding to global humanitarian crises, a minister said during talks with visiting U.N. relief chief Valerie Amos.
A senior police officer shot by attackers in Helmand province in Afghanistan has died of her wounds, local officials said.
It's in the common interest of the United States and China to return to six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear issue, a Chinese official said Monday.
A Delhi Bar Council official said comments made by a lawyer, who defended two men sentenced to death for rape and murder, amounted to "professional misconduct."
British energy services provider Petrofac said Monday it signed a $120 million deal to help train employees working for the Malaysian National Oil Co.
A volcano in Indonesia's North Sumatra erupted, prompting hundreds of residents in nearby villages to flee and canceling several flights at Medan's airport.
The independent election commission of Afghanistan began the candidate registration process Monday for next year's presidential election, officials said.
The Chinese government said it expects to have invested more than $13 billion in oil and natural gas production by the end of the year.
An overhaul of one of Iran's largest natural gas processing facilities will help boost production exponentially, a director said Monday.
The Kaesong industrial complex, closed since April, reopened Monday as agreed earlier by North and South Korea amid easing tensions between the two.
Philippine military officials, fighting Muslim rebels in Zamboanga City, said Monday they have momentum as the deadly standoff entered the second week.
Japan was without any nuclear power supply Monday after its only operating reactor was closed for routine maintenance.
A top Pakistani army general and two other military men died in a roadside bomb explosion in the violence-hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the military said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will discuss bilateral relations while in New York for a U.N. meeting, Iran said.
Cambodian police said they fired tear gas Sunday at demonstrators protesting July's national election results in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said she doesn't trust Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the United States has to be able to work with him.
A Palestinian mother turned herself in to police and admitted to beating and hanging her mentally disabled daughter, authorities said.
An alleged rapist was arrested in Pakistan after the 5-year-old victim's cousin identified the attacker, police said.
A Chinese cruise company said Sunday it chartered two planes to fly passengers home from a ship detained in South Korea.
At least eight people were killed Sunday when a bus collided with a truck in China's Sichuan Province, local officials said.
India successfully tested its new nuclear-capable ballistic missile over the Indian Ocean Sunday, defense sources told Press Trust of India.
Israel ceased producing nuclear warheads nine years ago, but the United States and Russia have thousands, the Chicago-based Bulletin of Atomic Scientists said.
U.S. President Barack Obama said an agreement with Russia "represents an important, concrete step" toward the ultimate destruction of Syria's chemical weapons.
A Chinese tour boat with 1,659 passengers has been detained in South Korea due to a dispute between the ship's owners and another company, officials said.
North and South Korea have taken a significant step towards holding the first cross-border family reunions in three years, the Korea National Red Cross says.
Russian navy officials said they've established a permanent military presence in the Arctic Ocean.
One person was killed and 16 were injured Saturday when lightning struck a group of hikers in eastern China, officials said.
Taliban militants in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region on Saturday released eight hostages who were kidnapped over a year ago.
Philippine leaders met Saturday in a southern city where at least 55 people have been killed and 77 wounded in fighting with rebel forces, officials say.
A bombing at a migrant worker camp in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur killed at least nine men from nearby Assam late Friday, police said.
The president of the Philippines warned a group of Muslim rebels holding hostages they will face consequences if they further threaten the safety of civilians.
At least three people were killed Friday in explosion near the U.S. consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province, security officials said.
A Tokyo Electric Power Co. official said Friday the situation at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is "not under control."
The White House announced President Barack Obama's travel plans Friday for his trip to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines in October.
U.S. special envoy Glyn Davies called reports of the restart of a North Korean nuclear reactor "a misstep on the part of North Korea."
North Korea will conclude from U.S. actions in Syria that bold rhetoric won't be backed up with military force, a former CIA analyst said.
The capabilities of the Afghan military are not yet fully developed nor are they sustainable, a monthly report from the British government said.
Iran is prepared to guarantee its nuclear program is peaceful only if its right to develop nuclear energy is respected, President Hassan Rouhani said Friday.
A South Korean man abducted by North Korea 40 years ago while working on a fishing boat has returned to his home country, a government official said Friday.
Police in Cambodia said they found three M-79 rocket shells and a 10-liter container of an explosive substance at two public locations in Phnom Penh Friday.
A leading Chinese venture capitalist was detained by police Friday as part of a crackdown against political activists and critics, The Washington Post reported.
A Chinese court has sentenced three men to death and one man to 25 years in jail for a terrorist attack that killed 24 people, officials said.
Iran is ready to discuss its nuclear program with multilateral negotiators provided its rights are guaranteed, the Iranian foreign minister said Friday.
Billions of dollars worth of undeveloped natural resources are in the Middle East but there may be significant challenges in reaching them, Wood Mackenzie said.
The Indian government is considering setting up a company specifically for exploration and development of Iranian oilfields, authorities said.
Russia is emerging in the Mideast as the alternate peacemaker -- while questioning the goals of those who consider themselves “exceptional.”
A New Delhi court Friday sentenced to death four men convicted in the gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in one of India's most gruesome rape cases.
The Kurdish government in northern Iraq said it would match dollar-for-dollar contributions from the energy sector to address a growing refugee problem.
It is hard to characterize the United States' relations with Iraq in recent years.
A suicide bomb explosion occurred early Friday outside the U.S. Consulate in Herat in western Afghanistan and a gun battle was under way, officials said.
Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has sent a letter to the United Nations that it'll sign the chemical weapons ban treaty, a U.N. spokesman confirmed.
Five police officers died Wednesday in an ambush in southern Thailand, a military spokesman says.
Four people arrested for home invasions in Russia are suspected of being part of a crime ring that may have killed at least 30 people, investigators say.
Australian and Singaporean defense companies have partnered to jointly develop, manufacture and market munitions for the Australian and New Zealand market.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday it started a four-day seminar on policing standards with security forces in Myanmar.
U.S. officials are willing to talk to Iran if signals by Iran's new leader truly indicate a desire to reach out to the West, the Obama administration said.
Human Rights Watch said Thursday it was calling on Armenian authorities to probe reports that human rights activists were targeted by assailants.
North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear reactor can produce plutonium that would boost its weapons stockpile, researchers at Johns Hopkins University said.
Though difficult logistically, the U.S. military is on pace to get its personnel and equipment out of Afghanistan by the end of next year, an official said.
Efforts to resolve disputes over Iran's controversial nuclear program should be conducted with its legitimate rights in mind, China's president said Thursday.
The Netherlands says it has apologized to Indonesia for executions carried out in the 1940s when the former Dutch Indies rebelled against colonial rule.
A Chinese court Thursday sentenced a former senior police officer, accused of owning 22 houses, to 11 1/2 years in prison for bribe-taking, officials said.
Iran could be ready to deliver natural gas through a pipeline to Oman in about 18 months, the Iranian envoy to Oman said.
The Philippines has stopped the bidding process for the purchase of second-hand Huey UH-1 helicopters for a third time, the Manila Bulletin reported.
A 73-year-old man sentenced to death in the 2004 shooting death of a restaurant owner in Yokohama was hanged Thursday, Japan's Justice Ministry said.
North Korea may be restarting a plutonium-producing reactor at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, a U.S. research institute said, based on satellite images.
The company behind the "Hello Kitty" brand confirmed a Taiwan brewery has been licensed to create six varieties of beer featuring the character's likeness.
Six farmers died after being trapped in a well in east China's Jiangzi province, government officials said.
Taiwan's controversial fourth nuclear power plant could be ready for loading of fuel rods as early as this month, the government says.
A conference of Pakistan's political parties announced it supports government negotiations with the country's Taliban in an attempt to stop terrorist violence.
The first goat polo, or "kokpar," championships began Wednesday in Astana, Kazakhstan, with a four-day tournament involving 100 participants from nine nations.
The United Nations said it hopes the delivery of food aid to the restive northern Myanmar state of Kachin is one of many.
There are no plans to meet with U.S. officials on the sidelines of the meeting for the U.N. General Assembly, the Iranian foreign minister said Wednesday.
The Chinese government said Wednesday it welcomed an agreement between Pyongyang and Seoul to reopen the shared Kaesong industrial complex.
The U.S. special envoy on North Korea met with China's chief nuclear envoy Wednesday to discuss the possibility of resuming nuclear talks, officials said.
The North Caspian Operating Co. said Wednesday oil was being produced from the giant Kashagan field in Kazakh waters of the Caspian Sea for the first time.
Azerbaijan's importance as a natural gas producer and exporter is growing with developments at its Shah Deniz field, the U.S. Energy Department said.
Russian energy company Gazprom is one of the best prepared companies in the world to work in the arctic environment, a deputy chairman said.
Developments in the U.S. oil and natural gas market are changing the conversation Washington has with its foreign partners, a State Department official said.
Renewed fighting was reported Thursday between Muslim rebels and the Philippine military in violence-hit Zamboanga City, where a standoff entered the third day.
U.S. special envoy Glyn Davies arrived in China as Washington remains firm the six-party talks can resume only if North Korea shows readiness to denuclearize.
A long, hot and wet summer in Washington risks metastasizing into a "Fall of Discontent."
The shuttered Kaesong industrial complex will reopen next week, North and South Korea announced Wednesday in another sign of easing of tensions between them.
Afghan marijuana growers had a bumper crop last year, a joint U.N.-Afghan report released Tuesday showed.
Two-in-three Muslims across the world said they are somewhat or very concerned about Islamic extremists, a poll released Tuesday indicates.
A United Nations survey of 10,000 Asian men found nearly half admitted using violence against a woman and a quarter said they had raped someone.
Pakistan has agreed to free a high ranking Taliban leader so he can participate in peace talks between the rogue militant group and the Afghan government.
The southern white rhinoceros has been added to the Endangered Species List, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Tuesday.
A native of Kazakhstan convicted of planning to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.
Guo Bin, 6, of Shanxi, China, successfully received artificial eye implants after his own were gouged out by an attacker, doctors said Tuesday.
Afghan farmers review family needs, income and security risk when deciding whether to grow legal or illegal crops, a U.N. report on drugs said.
Japan and India said they were planning a liquefied natural gas importers' group as a way to reduce the Asian price and diversify their import sources.
The U.S. military is eager to build a constructive military relationship with its Chinese counterparts through a direct role, the Defense Department said.
A presidential council in Myanmar said the government planned to lay out plans for a national cease-fire agreement by next month.
Russia's ploy to defuse the Syrian crisis will likely end in an embarrassment for U.S. President Barack Obama and diminish already declining U.S. prestige.
At least 43 people died and 39 were injured when two buses collided on a highway connecting Tehran and Qom, police and medical officials said.
The first negotiations on Iran's nuclear program may be held in the coming days at the headquarters of the United Nations, Iran's president said.
Japan's top Cabinet secretary said Tuesday the country may station officials on desolate islands at the center of a territorial dispute with China.
Now is not the time to restart six-party negotiations regarding North Korean nuclear concerns, the U.S. special envoy on North Korea said Tuesday.
Militants targeted an anti-Taliban group in Pakistan, beheading three of its members and kidnapping four others, officials said.
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh announced a decision to appoint new directors to national oil and natural gas companies.
Singapore's Interra Resources Ltd. said it would take approximately six weeks to determine the results of a development well drilled in Myanmar.
Knife-wielding assailants attacked two Japanese women tourists in Turkey, killing one of them and critically wounding the other, the Japanese Embassy said.
A special court in India Tuesday convicted all four men in the brutal gang rape and eventual death of a woman in New Delhi aboard a moving bus last December.
Suspected Muslim rebels, holding dozens hostage in southern Philippines, freed six of them Tuesday amid a tense situation in Zamboanga City, officials said.
Two members of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network were being held in the killing of Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, Afghan police said.
Why look to Damascus when Tehran controls anti-U.S. acts in the region?
The Indian army has been sent into the Uttar Pradesh countryside to quell spreading communal violence as the death toll mounts, the Times of India reported.
Iran and North Korea must cooperate in resolving issues concerning their nuclear activities, the head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said Monday.
A military helicopter crashed on Russia's Far Eastern Sakhalin Island Monday, killing three people, a local Emergency Ministry statement said.
At least two people were killed and 44 injured, including 11 seriously, in a motorbike explosion near an elementary school in Guilin, China, officials said.
Iran needs to engage with U.N. weapons inspectors to allay concerns about a possible military dimension to its nuclear program, the IAEA said.
People whose slanderous online comments are widely re-posted can face up to three years in prison, two of China's top judicial bodies ruled Monday.
The banned Kurdistan Workers' Party stopped its pullout from Turkey, saying the government hasn't resolved the Kurdish issue or begun a process for democracy.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said Monday his government was grateful for having a steadfast ally in Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Italian journalist Domenico Quirico and Belgian Pier Piccinin arrived in Rome Monday after being held captive in Syria, officials said.
India's Uttar Pradesh government is probing politicians' involvement in clashes between Hindus and Muslims that left at least 28 people dead, officials said.
Suspected Moro National Liberation Front members attacked Zamboanga City villages Monday, killing six and wounding dozens more, Philippine officials said.
Eight in 10 U.S. citizens believe Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons, but most don't want a U.S. strike on Syria, poll numbers indicate.
The Iranian government aims to overhaul the way it drafts oil contracts in an effort to increase production, the oil minister said Monday.
Policy and regulatory uncertainty from Japan and South Korea could lead to a tighter market for liquefied natural gas in the region, Wood Mackenzie said.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping told U.S. President Obama a political solution is "the only right way out" of the Syrian crisis," China's foreign minister said.
A Thai Airways International jet flight with 302 people aboard skidded off a Bangkok airport runway, causing minor injuries to 13 passengers, the airline said.
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, calling climate change a "challenge of our time," said the government backs an agenda adopted at a Pacific islands forum.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's baby daughter is named Ju-ae and Kim is a "good dad," former NBA star Dennis Rodman told Britain's Guardian newspaper.
The Group of 20 summit should have secured three achievements, which had been thoroughly discussed in advance and which had nothing to do with Syria.
Syria and its allies, Iran and Russia, are working on a proposal for a power transition that would head off a retaliatory U.S. military strike, Haaretz reports.
Syrian President Bashar Assad denies he had a role in a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,400 people near Damascus, CBS News reported Sunday.
"Downton Abbey" fans are flocking to Downton village in Britain, but the area has nothing to do with writer-director Julian Fellowes' TV show, locals said.
At least 25 people were killed in Afghanistan Sunday in a drone strike and the bombing of an Afghan intelligence headquarters, military authorities said.
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari left office Sunday, becoming the first democratically elected head of state in the country to complete a five-year term.
The son of two well-known Indonesian entertainers may be charged in a traffic crash that killed at least six people in Jakarta early Sunday, police said .
At least 14 people have been killed in clashes in India's Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, officials said Sunday.
Officials in China said they repaired a 60-foot-tall inflatable duck that, because it wasn't assembled properly, resembled a disgruntled chicken.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Saturday brushed aside Iran's Rosh Hashana greetings to Jews.
A crew member of a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico was injured Saturday when she fell and hit her head on the ship's deck, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The Chinese government is considering moving the Teachers' Day holiday honoring Confucius from its present Sept. 10 to Sept. 28, believed to be his birthday.
Shinzo Abe talked with his Chinese and South Korean counterparts at the G-20 summit, his first in-person chat with them as Japanese prime minister.
Kursk ranks at the top of Russia's 70 most prominent cities when it comes to the environment, a study indicates.
Trials of two new Russian nuclear submarines have been suspended after a submarine-launched ballistic missile malfunctioned, a defense official said Saturday.
South Korean Prime Minister Park Geun-hye says she has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help resolve the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program.
China and Russia were near a deal to sell modern Russian fighter jets to Beijing, an official with Russia's arms-export company said.
Dennis Rodman, after hobnobbing with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, said Saturday it wasn't his place to push for the release of a jailed American.
South Korea is expanding its ban on Japanese fish to include those caught in a wide area near the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Friday.
A suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region killed a man listed by the United States as a "specially designated global terrorist," residents said.
China needs to invest in promoting Mandarin as the national language because nearly one-third of Chinese don't speak it, the country's education ministry says.
Participants at the Group of 20 summit in Russia stepped up the pressure on tax avoidance by backing a plan to crack down on multinational companies.
A Guangdong Province, China, court issued a death sentence Friday to a man whose 2012 act of arson in a clothing factory killed 14 people.
Iran hasn't responded to U.N. inquiries into its missile and weapons programs, members of a U.N. Security Council committee said.
A Turkish court trying dozens of suspects charged in a 1997 attempted coup says it has released nine of them pending their trials.
The U.S. State Department said it dispatched Glyn Davies, its special envoy on North Korea, to discuss the country's policies with U.S. partners in Asia.
The U.S. State Department said Friday non-emergency staff were pulled from the embassy in Beirut because of threats from conflict in neighboring Syria.
Toxic water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant may have mixed with groundwater near a leaky water storage tank, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
Members of Cambodia's opposition said they have planned a 3-hour, peaceful protest against alleged cheating in July's national elections.
The U.S. Interior Department said its representatives at a Pacific Islands Forum in the Marshall Islands will address climate change and resource management.
Natural gas pipeline agreements made at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg show China and Russia are serious about their cooperation, Gazprom said.
An intercepted order from Iran instructs militants in Iraq to hit the U.S. Embassy and other interests if a military strike on Syria occurs, U.S. officials said.
A senior U.S. diplomat said Friday North Korea must implement its prior commitments before the stalled six-nation talks on its denuclearization can resume.
President Obama meets with Chinese and French presidents Friday, the final day of the Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, the White House said.
North and South Korea, amid lessening tensions, reopened a military hot line Friday in advance of restarting their idled industrial complex.
An official Chinese agency set up to squelch online rumors says fake reports include one that the state-owned Three Gorges dam is being being privatized.
Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, 49, widely known for her account of escape from the Taliban, was shot and killed outside her home in Afghanistan, police said.
Time is running out for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would be the world's biggest trade deal, to be clinched on time.
U.S. President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, polar opposites on Syria, shook hands when Obama arrived in St. Petersburg for a Group of 20 summit.
Washington "could not be more confident" about evidence that Syria's regime used chemical weapons despite Russia's demand for proof, a White House adviser said.
The next decision about the conflict in Syria should be made by the U.N. Security Council, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Trend Microsystems said the Sykipot malware program is targeting intelligence from the civilian aviation sector in the United States through e-mail messages.
The heroin problem plaguing parts of East Africa is likely because of its use as a transit area, a report from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime said.
The number of Americans living outside the United States giving up their citizenship has spiked dramatically this year because of a new tax law, officials say.
Iran's newly installed President Hassan Rouhani sent a Rosh Hashana greeting to Jews, posting well wishes for the Jewish New Year on his Twitter page.
It will be hard for China to restart six-party negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program without support from its diplomatic partners, an official said.
Israeli Jews aren't worried the security situation will worsen despite threats by Syria to launch an attack in retaliation to U.S. military action, a poll said.
Russian energy company Gazprom is said to have delayed a Chinese natural gas pipeline, while Beijing tightens its ties with gas-rich Turkmenistan.
"Sustained and secure" oil contracts are among the top priorities for Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh, a member of the Iranian parliament said.
Afghan authorities say they are looking for a young female employee of a major Kabul bank suspected in a $1.1 million theft before leaving the country.
Afghanistan's military is proving to be an effective force against the Taliban, the top British commander in the country said.
The Indian Air Force officially inducted the first three Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transporters this week.
A work safety official in China, seen "smiling" at the scene of a multiple-fatality accident, Thursday was sentenced to 14 years in prison for bribe-taking.
What has been described as a "trade war" between Ukraine and Russia has overshadowed two more important factors that have more important long-term strategic implications for the U.S.-Russian-Ukrainian strategic triangle.
Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Turkmenistan host inaugurated the first phase of production facilities at the giant Galkynysh gas field.
Six Chinese Communist Party functionaries face charges in connection with the death of an engineer during an interrogation in April, officials say.
Japan's Supreme Court says a law that limits the share of a parent's estate that can be inherited by illegitimate children is unconstitutional.
Thousands of dead fish washing up in a river in central China due to ammonia pollution from an upstream factory, environmental officials said.
China and Turkmenistan have agreed to promote bilateral energy cooperation.
A Kazakh national tied to an elaborate plot to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin may face a lighter jail sentence after pleading guilty, a court said.
Twenty-seven militants were killed in military operations conducted throughout Afghanistan during a 24-hour period, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
Tata Steel of India said potential customers in Europe and the United States have ordered more than 200 samples of its perforated armor steel.
Coalition forces do not have any plans to completely withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of next year, says the commander of NATO ground forces in Afghanistan.
Turkish police say they have raided an illegal arms factory and seized thousands of weapons intended for areas of conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.
Police in China said a woman who gouged out the eyes of a 6-year-old boy was the boy's aunt, and committed suicide by jumping into a well.
The South Korean National Assembly approved the arrest of a leftist lawmaker Wednesday who was allegedly plotting to overthrow the government, officials said.
A British minister said Wednesday he'd express his deep concern about climate change during his first ever visit to the Marshall Islands.
A group of masked young men threw stones at officers and Jewish visitors Wednesday morning at the Temple Mount in Israel, police said.
A law firm in New York said it filed a class action lawsuit against China National Petroleum Corp. after the company was targeted for corruption.
Cairn India Ltd. signed a $36.6 million contract to use the Hercules Triumph drilling rig in the Indian Ocean, Hercules Offshore announced.
A senior Chinese military official said Beijing is committed to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, China's Defense Ministry reported on its website.
U.S. President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria -- delaying military action and booting the decision to Congress -- poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity.
Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" offers a relevant insight into how to respond -- or not -- to chemical weapons attacks in Syria that claimed 1,500 lives.
On average, one Indian woman every hour is killed in a dowry-related dispute, government data indicate.
The Philippines' top defense official said Tuesday China should not be worried by an expected boost of U.S. troops on the islands.
U.S. Air Force officials in South Korea are claiming progress in closing down off-base bars they believe are involved in prostitution and human trafficking.
The death sentence for Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hassan and life in prison for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales shows the true face of U.S. justice, the Taliban said.
Beijing has announced new measures to cut vehicle emissions aimed at curbing pollution.
North Korea's nuclear program has developed to the point it could be weaponized "at any time," the South Korean Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
The trial of more than 100 Turkish military officers charged with overthrowing the government in 1997 has begun, officials say.
There's enough of a naval presence in the Mediterranean Sea to keep the Kremlin up to speed on regional developments, a military official said Tuesday.
Parts of a clothed human leg found in a pond may be remains of a man who disappeared after an argument four years ago, Cambodian police said.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said it visited with an Azeri prisoner of war held captive in Armenia since July 2012.
Greenpeace said a decision by the Japanese government to step into the Fukushima Daiichi crisis may be an indication of broader nuclear safety concerns.
India's oil minister said the government could save $8.5 billion in foreign exchange spending if it started getting more crude oil from Iran.
The debate was between the United States doing nothing in Syria and “standoff retaliation.”
A summary of the U.S. intelligence community's so-called black budget indicates the United States has heightened surveillance of its ally, Pakistan.
Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea Tuesday amid speculation the former NBA star may seek the release of an American imprisoned in the communist country.
South Korea's submarine program is being supported by QinetiQ Maritime of Britain, which will perform building and testing services.
Malaysia's Immigration Department arrested 2,433 people during a major swoop across the country to flush out illegal immigrants, Bernama news agency reported.
Top Chinese economic official Jiang Jiemin was fired on suspicion of "serious disciplinary violations," state media reported Tuesday.
The Japanese government said Tuesday it will spend 47 billion yen ($472 million) to stop radioactive water leaking at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Prime Minister David Cameron refuses to show personal humiliation and political castration after his defeat in Parliament regarding military action in Syria.
A 5-year-old Saudi girl may prove to wield more influence over her people than the country's religious leaders touting twisted "virtues" of Islam.
Police in Russia said a group of teenagers found a strange object while swimming and took it home, only to discover it was a live World War II artillery shell.
A possible tornado struck two cities near Tokyo Monday, injuring 63 people, damaging buildings and overturning vehicles, officials said.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said the country would enjoy a calm Rosh Hashana holiday despite threats from Syria.
Taliban militants tried to attack a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan Monday, but were thrown back by NATO and Afghan forces, officials said.
Chinese anti-corruption officials are investigating the head of the state-owned enterprises regulator for "serious discipline violations," authorities said.
Chinese police have arrested 2,120 suspects allegedly involved in online drug-related crimes and confiscated 268 kilograms of narcotics, the government said.
The predictable consequence of the West's failure to take action in Syria manifested itself Saturday night in the brutal massacre of unarmed civilians in Camp Ashraf in Iraq.
Indian police said they questioned a spiritual guru this weekend about an alleged sexual assault at his ashram.
An earthquake with a magnitude 6.5 occurred Sunday in eastern Indonesia but apparently did not cause much damage, officials said.
Tokyo Electric Power said this weekend it had discovered new areas of contamination at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
An Improvised Explosive Device killed at least nine soldiers and wounded at least nine others Sunday in North Waziristan, Pakistani officials confirmed.
A teenager convicted Saturday of a brutal sexual assault that killed a young woman has received the maximum sentence allowed under Indian law -- three years.
What appeared to be the first U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's tribal areas in more than a month killed four people in North Waziristan, a local official said.
Two animal burial sites containing the remains of animals killed by anthrax have been flooded in Russia's Far East region, a Russian minister said Saturday.
One of EVA Air's Hello Kitty-outfitted jetliners will be coming to Los Angeles soon, the Taiwanese airline says.
Railroad crew in Taiwan worked to restore service Saturday along a rail line where a landslide caused a train to go off its tracks, injuring 12 people.
A liquid ammonia leak at a refrigerated storage company in China killed at least 15 people Saturday and injured 26 others, authorities say.
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook southwest China Saturday morning, leaving four people dead and 10 others injured, officials say.
Police in Russia's Urals region said they have called off the search for a stray crocodile reported wandering around the area.
The World Wide Fund for Nature announced two endangered Persian leopard cubs have been born at Russia's Sochi National Park.
Pope Francis is reportedly preparing to replace Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's secretary of state, an Italian newspaper said Friday.
North Korea has withdrawn permission for a visit by the U.S. special envoy on North Korean human rights issues, the State Department said Friday.
About three dozen people were injured Friday as two airline flights from Thailand encountered turbulence shortly before landing in Hong Kong, officials say.
The Russian military is fulfilling weapons contracts signed with the Syrian government before the onset of civil war, an arms export official.
North Korea's armed forces minister has been promoted to full general, possibly signaling a change at the top levels of the country's military, officials say.
Four of five defendants being tried for gang rape have pleaded guilty at their trial in a Beijing court, officials say.
An annual 12-day joint military drill between the United States and South Korea was completed Friday, official said.
The Iranian government announced Friday career diplomat Marziyeh Afkham was appointed to serve as a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry.
The U.S. State Department said it was sending a law enforcement envoy to Myanmar to review national security and human rights issues with national leaders.
A bulldozer ran over and killed a 3-year-old girl in southeast China's Fujian province in an accident that sparked outrage online, officials said.
Northwest China was shaken by a 5.1-magnitude earthquake Friday, officials said. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
Research from a university in Seoul suggests North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is viewed favorably by the population because of his general image.
Indonesia's Supreme Court has rejected British national Lindsay June Sandiford's appeal against her death sentence for drug trafficking, court officials said.
Rubber farmers in southern Thailand said they blocked the region's main north-south road and railroad to protest the falling prices of their crops.
Australian troops are being investigated for the alleged mutilation of the body of an Afghan man who was believed to be an insurgent, military officials said.
At least seven people died Friday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a mourning ceremony in Dashte Archi, Afghanistan, officials said.
Natural gas was discovered while drilling in shallow waters off the coast of Papua New Guinea, Oil Search Ltd. said.
U.S. energy company Apache Corp. announced it sold a share of its Egyptian portfolio to China Petroleum Corp. for $3.1 billion in cash.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and 17 defense ministers of Asia-Pacific nations recommitted to strengthening cooperation to promote regional peace.
The Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden was guided by satellites providing minute-by-minute updates, a top-secret U.S. intelligence document indicates.
Pakistan continues to suffer from severe and ongoing energy shortages. Pakistan's ramshackle and investment starved private power companies currently have roughly 50 percent less electricity generation capability than actual demand, leaving Pakistan's National Grid facing more than a 5,000-megawatt
A Philippines businesswoman suspected of embezzling millions of dollars in government funds has surrendered, police said.
The ex-girlfriend of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is among 12 performers who have been executed by firing squad, reports indicate.
China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. said it has "finalized" its gas turbine electric propulsion system for naval ships, China Daily reported
The Pakistani doctor sent to prison for helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden had his conviction overturned Thursday and will get a new trial.
The U.S. military recognizes Myanmar's efforts to pursue reforms but has concerns about its ties to North Korea, the Defense Department said.
South Korea is considering asking Japan to discuss compensating women forced to be sex slaves to Japanese troops in World War II, a government official said.
The Indian government told Parliament that as many as 66 terrorist groups are currently active in India.
A fishermen's group pushed Tokyo Electric Power Co. to ensure there wouldn't be any more leaks of radioactive water from its crippled nuclear power plant.
Dubai police said they arrested a former member of the Italian Parliament Thursday who has been on the run after being sentenced for mafia association.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged the passage of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty on the International Day Against Nuclear Tests.
North and South Korea gave lists to one another of the names of citizens who wish to meet their families on the opposite side of the border, officials said.
Officials in India said they arrested Yasin Bhatkal, the founder of the Islamic militant group Indian Mujahedin, for his alleged involvement in bombings.
China's hospital ship, Ark Peace, has arrived in Myanmar as part of an overseas voyage to provide medical services to local residents, navy officials said.
Austrian energy company OMV announced Thursday it discovered the presence of gas while drilling in parts of Sindh province in Pakistan.
North and South Korea will hold the first meeting of their newly formed joint committee on the Kaesong complex next week, Seoul officials said Thursday.
Two residential buildings in western India collapsed Wednesday, killing at least 11 people and trapping at least 40 more under rubble, officials said.
Russian police in the Urals mountains said they are searching for a crocodile sighted on the loose in the area.
A pair of kidnappers in China who abandoned their ransom plans when they discovered their victim's family was poor were sentenced to prison.
A new Greenpeace report warns that pollution from new coal-fired plants planned in China's Guangdong province would cause 16,000 premature deaths in the province and adjacent Hong Kong over the next 40 years.
Israeli military officials Wednesday downplayed the probability of a Syrian attack in response to potential U.S. strikes on the regime's forces.
At least three people died and 15 people were injured Wednesday when an explosion hit a NATO troop convoy in Afghanistan's Helmand province, officials said.
Security is one of the areas the Afghan government should focus on as it continues preparations for 2014 elections, the U.N. assistance mission said.
The North Korean government is called on to abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions immediately, the South Korean president said Wednesday.
One of five people alleged to have stolen more than $1 million in gold and cash Wednesday from a shop in southeastern Thailand has been arrested, police say.
At least eight people died Wednesday in Karachi, Pakistan, prompting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to call a meeting to discuss increased violence in the city.
Canadian ministers said they'd work across multiple government levels to review shale oil and gas with the aim of diversifying the national economy.
A Chinese court has sentenced two men to death and a third to 15 years in prison for illegal drug trafficking, judicial officials said.
Chinese authorities said six people were killed in a residential building fire early Wednesday morning in the central Hunan Province.
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said he's been tasked with finding a consultant to examine prospects for a natural gas pipeline to Oman.
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces Wednesday, resulting in no casualties, officials said.
The teenage son of a renowned Chinese tenor is among five youths who went on trial in Beijing Wednesday for gang rape, police insiders said.
Iranian lawmakers are fast-tracking a bill that requires their government to sue the United States for its involvement in Iran's 1953 coup.
Police in China said they're offering a reward of $16,000 in the search for a woman who allegedly gouged out the eyes of a 6-year-old boy.
The toxic water leak at Japan's damaged Fukushima power plant has been raised to a "serious incident" classification, the country's nuclear watchdog said.
Singapore's Interra Resources Ltd. announced it completed drilling its 14th oil well at the Chauk oil field in Myanmar.
Hong Kong's Mirach Energy said it was taken by surprise by the discovery of an oil zone while drilling in the Kampung Minyak oil field in South Sumatra.
A Pakistani court heard a policeman's testimony at the start of the trial of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
A Korean man arrested last week for holding his one-month-old child hostage and beating his Filipino partner is being held on suspicion of international drugs trafficking.
China's top Communist Party leaders will meet at a key meeting in November that experts said will likely set the country's economic agenda.
The "unprecedented openness" of disgraced Communist Party official Bo Xilai's trial shows China's resolve to promote the rule of law, the official media said.
Insanity has been described as constantly repeating the same mistake and expecting a different outcome. That characterization sadly applies to U.S. attitudes and policies toward much of what is happening in Egypt and the Arab and Islamic worlds.
A U.S. envoy will travel to North Korea to negotiate the release of a U.S. national serving hard labor in the Communist country, the State Department said.
Indonesia has received U.S. approval to purchase eight Apache AH-64E helicopters and Longbow radars through the Foreign Military Sales program.
As part of its push for cheaper prices of liquefied natural gas and more sources for imports, Japan plans to host an LNG conference next month, a government official said.
Global Strategies Group, the Britain-based defense and security firm, is strengthening operations in Singapore.
The Chinese government said Tuesday it secured a stronger working relationship with the Bangladeshi military during bilateral talks in Beijing.
North Korea could address its concerns about a U.N. investigation into its human rights record by opening its doors, a committee chairman said Tuesday.
A meeting between China's chief nuclear negotiator and North Korea's vice foreign minister is fueling speculation about resuming nuclear talks, observers said.
A brewing scandal over missing government files related to coal mining blocs allocation is unsettling India's government.
The chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force apologized Tuesday to staff members furloughed this year due to budget cuts forced by sequestration.
Expanding the Canadian oil and natural gas export market beyond the United States is a "strategic imperative" for the government, the resources minister said.
A duo of Russian energy companies said Tuesday their joint venture expects to produce more than 2 million barrels of oil from northern Russia by year's end.
Iran said it was frustrated with the pace at which China National Petroleum Corp. was working on Phase 11 of the South Pars gas complex and replaced it.
The Japanese government said Tuesday it would take an "active role" in stemming the radioactive leaks from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The bodies of six Afghan government workers abducted earlier by the Taliban in western Herat province were found Tuesday in Gulran district, officials said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai extended his Pakistan visit by an extra day to Tuesday as he seeks Islamabad's help in Kabul's peace talks with the Taliban.
India's ruling Congress Party head Sonia Gandhi was admitted to a hospital after becoming ill during Parliament debate and later discharged, her party said.
The Egyptian army has taught the Muslim Brotherhood the meaning of putting the cart before the horse.
The reported use of chemical weapons by troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad was "undeniable," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.
Petronet's new import terminal in India for liquefied natural gas has received its first shipment of about 123,000 cubic meters of LNG from Qatar, the company said.
An estimated 100,000 people protested peacefully against government largesse Monday at a waterfront park in Manila, officials day.
Draft legislation under review in Myanmar could give the government too much control over non-governmental organizations, Human Rights Watch said.
Indonesia will buy eight attack helicopters from the United States in a move officials said was aimed at improving defense ties between the countries.
A U.N. commission of inquiry on North Korea is committed to doing more than just issuing statements of condemnation, its chairman said.
Most of the problems in the Middle East and North Africa can be attributed to interference from foreign powers, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said.
Protesters set fire to shops and houses in Myanmar's Sagaing region after learning a Buddhist woman was sexually assaulted by Muslim men, authorities said.
A Kyrgyzstan boy died from bubonic plague nine days after eating barbecued marmot, a health official said, giving assurances "there will be no plague epidemic."
The Chinese military said joint military operations with the United States off the coast of Yemen were a sign of broad-based defensive relations.
The Pakistani government said it expects to discuss the possible extension of a natural gas pipeline from Iran during talks this week with Chinese officials.
The Iranian energy sector is interested in courting international partners to advocate a win-win scenario for oil and natural gas, a deputy minister said.
Chinese state energy company PetroChina said it aims to accelerate the production of its domestic natural gas resources by targeting shale reserves.
Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai's trial ended Monday with Bo and prosecutors trading barbs and accusations.
India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp. announced Monday it was paying $2.6 billion to U.S. rival Anadarko for a 10 percent stake in a Mozambique natural gas field.
Environmental group Greenpeace said it accepts the risks of moving through Russian waters without a permit to shadow Rosneft and Exxon Mobil.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai traveled to Pakistan Monday to enlist its support for peace talks between his government and the Taliban, officials said.
A 6-hour gunbattle that followed a suicide bomb attack near a base in Afghanistan's Kapisa province killed four militants and a soldier, officials said.
U.S. and Afghan negotiators continue to craft an essential agreement on the status of U.S. forces post-2014.
A man wielding a knife went on a rampage in China, killing at least three people and injuring several more before being captured, police said.
The U.S. National Security Agency secretly hacked into the United Nations videoconferencing system, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported Sunday.
Twelve passengers were injured after a fire broke out Sunday on a Shenzhen Airline plane in China, the company said.
The investigation phase of the trial of former top Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been completed Sunday morning, the court announced.
A fifth suspect has been arrested in the gang rape of a female journalist in Mumba, police said.
Doctors in an Indian hospital say they have been unable to determine how a baby boy, whose mother said spontaneously started burning, caught fire.
Rehearsals for a major Russian air show were postponed after media reports said several planes suffered mechanical failures and couldn't get off the ground.
Japanese teens who say they developed cervical cancer after being vaccinated against the virus have called on the government to end subsidies of the injections.
Former top Chinese politician Bo Xilai on Saturday said he "made mistakes," but that he is not guilty of the embezzlement and other charges against him.
An Australian man who has been married three times says he was told his current fiancee cannot get a visa because he has already sponsored two wives.
A man swimming in Australian river was apparently killed by a crocodile Saturday, officials said.
Tokyo prosecutors have dropped charges against five Japanese reporters accused of illegally gaining access to the email account of a suspected hacker.
A British tour company based in China said Saturday that North Korea had opened its doors to tourists year round.
A second suspect in the gang rape of a female journalist has been arrested and three other suspects are being sought, police in Mumbai say.
Japan may expand its list of embassies next year to counter China's growing international influence, a government source told the Kyodo news service.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. estimated massive amounts of radioactive material have flowed into the Pacific Ocean, raising fears about the harm to marine life.
Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., Friday afternoon, the zoo said on its website.
Thales Alenia Space reports its synthetic aperture radar was launched into space Thursday aboard South Korea's Kompsat-5 Earth observation satellite.
Pyongyang has not yet replied to an invitation to participate in hearings on alleged human rights violations committed in North Korea, officials said.
The Russian Defense Ministry said a military hovercraft that came ashore on a crowded beach was well within the territory of the military base.
Prosecutors showed videotaped questioning Friday of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, about gifts she received from a businessman.
New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has apologized for a series of tainted milk products recently shipped to China.
North and South Korea on Friday set dates for family members on both sides of the border to meet in the first such meetings in three years.
Two Malaysian police officers were acquitted Friday in the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu by an appeals court.
The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency has contracted Raytheon to design and build a maritime border security system for the Philippines.
Police in Russia said a package that caused a bomb scare at a post office turned out to be a vibrating sex toy.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was sentenced to life without parole Friday for the slayings of 16 Afghan civilians in March 2012.
Pakistan Friday released 337 Indian prisoners from two jails, officials said.
Russian human rights leaders said they were challenging the wording of a law requiring non-governmental organizations to register as foreign agents.
Authorities in Japan said they arrested a bus enthusiast accused of stealing the vehicle signs that tell the destinations and names of bus lines.
A Chinese farm said an undetermined number of crocodiles are on the loose after dozens of the reptiles were set free by floodwaters.
A U.N. panel of inquiry said Friday it was interviewing people in Japan to determine if North Korea is responsible for any human rights violations.
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese have been evacuated and more than a dozen dead or missing as a result of heavy rains and flooding, officials said Friday.
Satellite imagery of Iran's Parchin military complex showed evidence of apparent efforts to sanitize the site, an anti-nuclear-proliferation organization said.
Four members of a Russian family died after being overcome by gas from rotting potatoes stored in their basement, investigators said Friday.
The incidence of leukemia among survivors of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is still 2.5 times above average, a study has found.
A 22-year-old photojournalist was gang-raped and beaten by five men in Mumbai, police said. The woman was hospitalized and a suspect was in custody.
Iran's oil minister said he was touring the giant offshore South Pars gas complex in the Persian Gulf to assess domestic energy needs.
Indian energy company Reliance Industries Ltd. and BP announced Friday they discovered natural gas while drilling off the eastern coast of India.
Russia's Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard in St. Petersburg said it will float out the third of six Project 636 Varshavyanka-class submarines being built for Vietnam's navy by the end of the month, RIA Novosti reported.
U.S. officials held a flurry of talks internally and with allies about possible military action against Syria amid charges of deadly chemical weapons attacks.
The deadly assault in Syria that bore hallmarks of a chemical-weapons attack must be investigated immediately, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.
The idled Kaesong industrial complex can resume partial operations once repairs are completed, South Korean businessmen said after a site visit.
In a relentless search for coal to bolster domestic supplies, Coal India Ltd is investigating sites in Australia. State owned CIL is also interested in possible coal assets in Indonesia and Colombia.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration lists India as the world's fourth largest energy consumer.
A cooperative is suspending fishing in the waters near Japan's stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, officials said Thursday.
Indonesian military representatives have visited a Boeing Co. facility in Arizona to view AH-64E Apaches Indonesia plans to purchase, a Boeing executive said.
A former member of the Chinese Communist leadership denied taking $180,000 in bribes as his trial on corruption charges began Thursday.
The issue of an Indian oil tanker being held by Iran since last week still has not been resolved.
A Maldives court quashed a flogging of a teenage girl convicted of fornication, Amnesty International said.
Myanmar has ushered in some positive changes in terms of its overall record, though there are several outstanding concerns, a U.N. rights envoy said.
Russian energy company Rosneft said the most efficient way to capitalize on Far East reserves is through liquefied natural gas.
The invitation extended to U.S. President Barack Obama is still open despite a diplomatic row over secrecy issues, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
The Afghan army and local police in the Helmand province killed at least 15 Taliban militants during joint military operations, government officials said.
A judge charged a Palestinian and two Lebanese men Thursday with planning to carry out terror attacks across the country, judicial officials said.
The Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority said the cascading series of radioactive water leaks from the Fukushima plant is approaching a worst case scenario.
A bus with church members aboard crashed into a ravine in Indonesia, leaving at least 18 people dead and 43 seriously injured, authorities said.
A Thai court Thursday sentenced two Iranians, one to life in prison and the other to 15 years, in the attempted bombing in Bangkok last year.
North Korea Thursday agreed to talks with South Korea at Panmunjom to arrange reunions for families separated during the 1950-53 Korean War, officials said.
The United States has stepped up air and sea surveillance in waters near China, a senior Chinese military official said, calling such activities threatening.
Bo Xilai, the fallen high-ranking Chinese Communist Party official whose case kicked up a huge political scandal, went on trial Thursday on numerous charges.
The U.S. Military Sealift Command has selected Erickson Air-Crane Inc. to provide replenishment support for the U.S. Fifth and Seventh fleets.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning will be eligible for parole in seven years, despite being sentenced to 35 years, his lawyer said Wednesday.
The National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of reaching 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic, The Wall Street Journal reported.
A shipping route through the Arctic's melting ice holds great promise for Asian companies, experts say.
Acoustic processor systems from General Dynamics Canada have been chosen for use in an aircraft upgrade program for the Navy of the Republic of Korea.
Around 100 prisoners escaped Indonesia's overcrowded Labuhan Ruku Penitentiary as riots and a fire destroyed much of the site, The Jakarta Post reported.
The U.S. and Chinese governments should continue to work on long-term venues for cooperation, an official told visiting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan declined to present a defense Wednesday after prosecutors rested in his military trial for the 2009 Fort Hood massacre.
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said he was in North Korea to reaffirm a commitment to addressing humanitarian issues.
The severity status of the radioactive water leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant should be raised, Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday.
Gunmen kidnapped two foreign aid workers in Afghanistan's Bamyan province, security officials said Wednesday.
Advocacy group Greenpeace said it was growing frustrated with a Tokyo utility company following a string of incidents at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
A search is on in western India for two gunmen who killed prominent rationalist Narendra Dabholkar while he was on a morning walk, police in Pune said.
At least 33 people died and 16 were injured Wednesday when a bus overturned and plunged into a ravine near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, officials said.
At least two people died and more than 10 others were injured Wednesday when a bomb exploded at a train station in Chaman, Pakistan, Geo TV News reported.
At least 35 Taliban militants died Wednesday during military operations across Afghanistan, the Interior Affairs Ministry said.
The Philippine Coast Guard worked Wednesday to contain an oil spill from a sunken ferry as the death toll from its collision with a cargo ship climbed to 71.
Six people were arrested in what police said is South Africa's largest child pornography ring that reaches across the globe.
A man from an Afghan village where U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales killed 16 civilians in March 2012 called him a "bastard" at Bales' sentencing hearing.
The Indian government said state-run gas company GAIL India plans to export natural gas converted from liquid form through a pipeline to Pakistan.
A landslide Wednesday in southwest China's Guizhou province killed at least three people, injured two more and left another two people missing, rescuers said.
The United States and China agreed to improve their military relations, but some experts say Washington is cautious not to complicate ties with its allies.
To paraphrase Shakespeare: Alas poor NATO. We knew it well.
The U.S. Treasury Department, in its first such action, designated a Pakistani madrassa as an organization that helps finance terror groups.
Russian counter-terrorism officials said nine suspected Islamist militants were killed in Dagestan Monday after a gun battle with police.
Charges that former Pakistani ISI chief Hamid Gul had terrorist links have appeared in the Indian press.
Highly radioactive water has leaked from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, says Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant's operator.
Iranian officials signaled Tuesday they may change the leader of their nuclear negotiating team, possibly tapping a diplomat educated in the United States.
Eight journalists were killed in war-time reporting in Syria, though a press safety group said Tuesday peace-time India was nearly as troublesome.
The secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council called on Hezbollah to pull its fighters out of Syria, saying the Shiite group was acting irresponsibly.
A human rights group working on North Korea issues said Tuesday it wanted to see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un brought before the international court.
A man who escaped from a North Korean prison camp said Tuesday inmates were so hungry they ate live rats and the uncooked hooves of a goat.
Fighting between insurgents and Afghan security forces left 18 Taliban fighters and two police officers dead in Ghanzi province Tuesday, a local official said.
The Chinese government is eager to expand its military and nuclear relationship with its Russian counterparts, a Chinese official said Tuesday.
There's nothing new in revelations of the CIA's role in a 1953 coup in Iran that changes the government's view of the United States, a spokesman said Tuesday.
The managing director of the National Iranian Oil Co. called on his international affairs director to work on a new framework for crude oil exports.
Australia's Roc Oil Co. said it expected to produce around 15,000 barrels of oil per day during the third quarter of 2013 from offshore China.
OPEC should start to shift its supply focus to the Chinese market as the United States starts using more of its own oil, Wood Mackenzie said.
Western constitutional democracy and human rights are among the so-called subversive currents running through Chinese society, a memo warns.
A knife-wielding man killed two boys and a baby girl on a moving bus in central China's Henan province before escaping, police said.
Puddles of water with high radiation levels were found near storage tanks on the premises of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf was indicted Tuesday in the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, lawyers said.
The Philippine capital and outlying areas were pounded by more torrential rains Tuesday, closing schools and government offices for a second day.
President Obama will award a U.S. Army sergeant the Medal of Honor this month for his heroism while fighting in Afghanistan, the White House said Monday.
The U.S. soldier who could get life in prison without parole for murdering 16 Afghan civilians said in court Monday he's "just trying to do the right thing."
The United Nations marked the 10-year anniversary of a deadly attack on its compound in Baghdad with a minute's silence at headquarters in New York.
Extensive hydropower development in the upper reaches of China's Yangtze River poses a threat to the future safety of Shanghai's water supply, says a new study.
Members of the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster were detained in Moscow for holding an unsanctioned "pasta procession" in the city.
A typhoon in southern China and floods in the country's northeast have left 105 people dead and 111 missing, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs said Monday.
Soldiers of India and Pakistan exchanged artillery fire for the 10th straight day Monday along the countries' defacto border in Kashmir, officials said.
The Iranian government said Monday it's ready to resume nuclear negotiations with representatives from the European Union.
China's top political adviser said Monday he'd reach out to the South Korean government to discuss denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday two workers were contaminated with radioactive material at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said he was shouldering the heavy responsibility of boosting oil production as he gets to work on his inaugural term.
The death toll in the collision of a ferry and cargo ship off the Philippines rose to 52 Monday with more bodies brought from the sunken ferry, officials said.
Several areas of Manila and towns around the Philippine capital were flooded Monday as heavy monsoon rains pounded the region, authorities said.
A moving express train ran over a group of pilgrims crossing rail tracks Monday in India's Bihar state, killing at least 37 people, authorities said.
An appeals court in Vietnam freed 21-year-old student activist Nguyen Phuong Uyen who was serving a six-year jail term for alleged subversion, Radio Free Asia reported.
Amid rising tensions along the Line of Control in Kashmir, Pakistan is shortly to free 367 Indian prisoners. The gesture is intended to send a positive message to India.
Mount Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan sprang to life Sunday with a powerful eruption that sent volcanic ash tens of thousands of feet into the air.
North Korea Sunday proposed a return to negotiations with South Korea on tourism and family reunification.
A Chinese court Sunday ordered a former high-profile Communist Party leader to stand trial next week on corruption charges.
Oil from a sunken ship in the central Philippines reached the shorelines of Cordova Sunday, affecting 7,413 acres of the town's coastal area, officials said.
The British, French and German embassies in Yemen were reopening Sunday after shutting down in response to terrorism threats, officials said.
The roof of a home in Lahore, Pakistan, collapsed Sunday, killing two children and injuring a woman and three other children sleeping below.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye hopes to work with North Korea to create a peace park inside the demilitarized zone separating the two nations.
The captain of a Russian passenger ship involved in a deadly collision Saturday on a Siberian river had been drinking, officials said.
At least two people were killed Saturday in a suicide bombing at a hospital, and at least 20 were killed in attacks elsewhere in Afghanistan, officials said.
Four Thai nationals working at a fish farm in Nigeria were freed early Saturday, eight days after they were kidnapped, the Nigerian government said.
A fugitive Russian real estate mogul was headed to Cambodia this weekend after leaving Israel on short notice, his lawyer confirmed.
At least 31 people are confirmed dead and 171 missing in the collision of a ferry with a cargo vessel, the Philippine coast guard said Saturday.
China detained a high-profile human rights activist Yang Maodong this month, his lawyer said Saturday.
Four people have died, four are missing and more than 320,000 have been displaced by torrential rains from Typhoon Utor in southern China, authorities said.
Five sailors whose bodies were recovered from an Indian submarine that sank after a series of explosions died from severe burns and drowning, officials say
A three-member U.N. panel said Friday it will begin hearings next week into allegations of widespread human rights abuses by North Korea.
China is shifting from using organs taken from executed criminals for transplant to those donated voluntarily, officials say.
Harvard remains atop the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai's Center for World-Class Universities announced in its "Top 500" list Friday.
Funding from the central government to poorer Russian regions is based on how much they support the ruling United Russia party during elections, a study found.
China began live-fire naval exercises in the East China Sea as Japanese ministers were criticized for visiting a World War II memorial in Tokyo.
A Chinese billionaire's China-themed hotel in Sweden is nearing its 10th year of construction, with only a museum, eatery and gift shop opened to the public.
A U.N. team tasked with assessing human rights in North Korea said the government wasn't cooperating with its investigation.
A Frito-Lay spokesman said Pepsi-flavored Cheetos are available for a limited time in Japan, but there are no current plans to bring them to the United States.
Officials at Beijing's Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, said 8,000 cigarette lighters were confiscated on the first day of a new ban.
Rain-triggered floods in northeast China have killed 11 people and left three others missing, officials said.
Police in Japan said they arrested a man accused of carjacking a taxi cab and driving about 62 miles with the driver still in the vehicle.
The Iranian government said Friday former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was appointed by the president to lead the country's nuclear organization.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has consolidated his grip on power steadily since assuming office in December 2011, the South Korean government said.
A Japanese teacher may face punishment for slapping and kicking a sixth grade student who forgot his homework, officials said.
South Korean officials said Friday they proposed a set of talks with North Korea on the resumption of reunions for families separated by the Korean War.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah blamed Israel for a car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed 21 people and injured 250 others.
Divers removed the bodies of four severely burned sailors trapped inside the submarine INS Sindhurakshak Friday, India's Ministry of Defense said.
An explosion blamed on a gas generator injured 59 people at a fireworks festival in Japan, 19 of them critically, authorities said.
Resource poor, water-rich Tajikistan sees hydropower as a future asset.
The government of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is preparing to hang a trio of convicted Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorists.
Thousands of people gathered in downtown Seoul on Thursday to call on the South Korean government to work on having better relations with North Korea.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stayed away Thrusday while three members of his cabinet visited a shrine that honors Japanese soldiers killed in World War II.
A Chinese zoo is being accused of animal impersonations including attempting to pass of a large brown dog as an "African lion."
Lockheed Martin announced a variant of the Patriot missile intercepted a tactical ballistic missile target at its White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
Barrels labeled Dow Chemical found under a soccer field on the Japanese island of Okinawa did not contain Agent Orange, a U.S. military consultant says.
Amid a solar power boom in Japan, there are concerns the country's electrical grids cannot support proposed projects.
Lockheed Martin announced the South Korean military took its first C-130J Super Hercules cargo plane on its maiden voyage from a South Korean production facility.
Northrop Grumman Corp. said it secured a U.S. Navy contract to provide acoustic nose arrays for lightweight torpedoes for U.S. and foreign military sales.
Afghan insurgent claims of fighting foreign occupation are invalid now that Afghan forces are in the lead, a U.S. military commander said.
Former prime minister of Nepal, Marich Man Singh Shrestha, who has been battling lung cancer, died Thursday, his family said. He was 72.
Indians said they celebrated the country's 67th Independence Day Thursday across the world, in Beijing, Bangkok, Tokyo and other cities.
At least one person died as Typhoon Utor made landfall in south China's Guangdong province, triggering flooding and stranding fisherman at sea, officials said.
Beijing signed off on plans for the country's first offshore liquefied natural gas facility for the eastern port city of Tianjin, an energy company said.
At least 21 people died and 66 were injured Thursday in a series of five car bomb attacks in Baghdad, police said.
A report from federal auditors has criticized the government for ignoring its own value-for-money defense procurement procedures over the protracted AgustaWestland helicopter deal.
Talks between Russia and NATO over the European missile defense system are at a stalemate, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Wednesday.
The Thai government is tightening environmental regulations in the wake of a massive oil spill on July 27.
Filipino Communist New Peoples Army guerrillas attacked a Japanese Sumitumo Fruits Co. site in Mindanao.
Officials in Russia's Siberia region said a national park has cleared a path to the cave reputed to be home to the legendary creature Bigfoot.
The Russian Defense Ministry said army tank crews gathered Wednesday outside Moscow for the first annual tank biathlon.
China has announced a plan to boost green industries.
Aerospace company Northrop Grumman said its Fire Scout unmanned surveillance vehicles passed the 5,000 flight-hour milestone during service in Afghanistan.
A Philippine official said the country's "territorial integrity" will be secure as talks with U.S. officials began Wednesday to hike America's defense presence.
At least 19 people are dead and 9,800 hospitalized in Japan as a heat wave drove temperatures to record levels, officials said.
A Russian lawyer pleaded guilty to murder in a Moscow court Wednesday for a November shooting spree in his office during which six people were killed.
Chinese hackers have created an application giving them access to servers to use as they see fit, cybersecurity company Trend Micro said Wednesday.
Peaceful dialogue is needed in Myanmar to resolve differences following deadly clashes in the western coastal state of Rakhine, the United Nations said.
The U.S. State Department said it was sending a North Korean human rights envoy on a tour of Asia to assess humanitarian issues in the region.
The U. N. human rights chief expressed concern Wednesday about scheduled executions in the Gaza Strip and urged Hamas authorities to cancel them.
North and South Korea said Wednesday they have agreed to reopen the Kaesong industrial park in the North's border city of the same name.
At least eight people were killed and a dozen others injured in flooding caused by torrential rains Wednesday in Lahore, Pakistan, local officials said.
International forces operating in Afghanistan are moving too quickly toward the exit doors, a Russian defense minister said Wednesday.
Typhoon Utor made landfall in south China's Guangdong province Wednesday packing 94 mph winds at its center, weather forecasters said.
Investigators in India investigating the serial bombings at Bodh Gaya's Mahabodhi temple said Wednesday that they have arrested a Hindu priest.
At least 15 people were injured Wednesday morning when Jamaat-e-Islami activists clashed with police in Comilla, Bangladesh.
Flooding in Banteay Meanchey in Cambodia has killed seven people since late last month, national disaster officials confirmed Wednesday.
At least 16 people died or were injured Wednesday in the explosion of an improvised explosive device Afghanistan's northeastern Takhar province, officials said.
The Indian Navy said divers were trying to reach 18 sailors feared trapped in the submarine INS Sindhurakshak, which exploded early Wednesday.
Russian energy company Rosneft said it will form a joint venture with its Azeri counterparts for upstream oil and natural gas development.
Russian energy company Gazprom Neft said it reached a deal with oil services company Halliburton to help meet production benchmarks for 2020.
The U.S. government is called on to ensure companies working in Myanmar are fully transparent, EarthRights International said.
The man whose film about Islam sparked anti-American protests before a fatal attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya says the government is hiding him.
The newest financial instrument in Hong Kong, a city enamored of luxury goods, is a loan with a designer purse as collateral.
Chinese officials issued a heat alert Tuesday as the country endures its hottest summer in more than 50 years.
A defense official in India said the military test-fired a domestically built nuclear-ready missile with a range in excess of 200 miles from a coastal facility.
The Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday it started construction of its advanced Voronezh-class early missile warning radar system in central Russia.
Two Pakistanis who escaped from an immigrant detention center in Athens, Greece, during a weekend riot have been captured, officials said.
The Russian military will have access by 2015 to lighter ceramic armor plates manufactured using nanotechnology, a Russian military company said Tuesday.
A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Minister said Tuesday the Iranian government will take full control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the coming weeks.
Survivors of the Asiana Airlines crash landing in San Francisco last month have been offered initial compensation of $10,000 each, the airline said.
The South Korean government said Tuesday it detected traces of nuclear activity in its atmosphere though it was unclear if it came from North Korea.
A U.N. commission charged with investigating human rights in North Korea will visit South Korea next week as part of its mission, the government said.
A Russian surgeon who took payment for his services in a different way was arrested after he pocketed drugs he had removed from a drug mule, police say.
A mountainous garden built atop a 26-story Beijing apartment building is a hit online but not with local Chinese officials who ordered it dismantled.
Two people died from exposure to toxic fumes after the boat from "The Love Boat" was damaged during its final voyage in Turkey, the boat's owner said.
A Chinese court issued a death sentence for two men, stemming from a clash that left 21 people dead in a Chinese province with a Muslim Uighur minority.
Chinese imports of crude oil should level off because of weaker domestic demand, a Chinese investment group said.
Bangladesh authorities have arrested prominent human rights activist Adilur Rahman Khan on suspicion of spreading false information about the government, Bangladesh News 24 reported.
Canada's First Nations is challenging the government's investment treaty with China, saying tribal leaders were not consulted on the deal.
South Korea's new AH-64E Apache helicopters are to be outfitted with Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor systems.
A record number of people have renounced their U.S. citizenship, an Internal Revenue Service list indicates, a result of a global crackdown on tax evaders.
Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said Monday it is investigating the killings of three Chinese citizens in Kabul.
The Pakistani government said it summoned Indian diplomats to Islamabad to relay the government's concern about fighting in Kashmir.
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.'s China manufacturing subsidiary opened this month but will not be involved in production of military aircraft components.
A Hong Kong airline said it has enhanced its first class suite with the help of a London-based architecture firm.