Pyongyang, July 16 (UPI Asia) – The North Korean military chief has been removed from all official posts "because of illness", the state media reported Monday.
KATHMANDU, July 15 (UPI Asia) -- At least 39 Hindu pilgrims were killed and 10 injured when a bus carrying them fell into a flooded irrigation canal in southern Nepal Sunday.
BEIJING, July 14 (UPI Asia) – At least 12 people have been killed in heavy rainstorms in eastern and southwestern China.
TOKYO, July 14 (UPI Asia) -- About 400,000 people were advised to evacuate their homes in southwest Japan as torrential rains that have caused 20 deaths so far continued to lash the region for the third consecutive day.
KABUL, July 14 (UPI Asia) – At least 22 people including a member of Parliament were killed and 40 injured in a suicide bomb attack at a wedding in northern Afghanistan Saturday.
KABUL, July 13 (UPI Asia) – A prominent Afghan female politician and provincial head of women's affairs was killed in a bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan Friday.
QUETTA, July 13 (UPI Asia) At least five people, including a local politician, were killed and 11 injured in a bomb attack near a political rally in southwestern Pakistan.
TOKYO, July 13 (UPI Asia) – At least 19 people were killed and eight went missing after heavy rains lashed southwest Japan Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 (UPI News) -- Malaysia has announced the scrapping of a colonial-era sedition law restricting freedom of speech in the country, a news report said.
PHNOM PENH, July 12 (UPI News) – India has expressed support for early finalization of bilateral free trade agreement in services and investment with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a news report said.
NEW DELHI, July 12 (UPI Asia) -- India and Singapore have signed three agreements strengthening bilateral cooperation in defense and vocational education sectors, news reports said Thursday.
PHNOM PENH, July 12 (UPI Asia) – Pakistan's foreign minister has said that the country was willing to resolve some of its bilateral disputes with India in accordance with previous agreements between the two countries, news reports said.
LAHORE, July 12 (UPI Asia) – At least nine policemen were killed by gunmen who stormed a building housing police personnel in eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, news reports said.
The cache belonged to Hermann Kallenbach, Germany-born Jewish architect and a close associate and friend of Gandhi at the time he lived in South Africa for two decades from the 1890s, BBC reported.
KARACHI, Pakistan, July 10 (UPI Asia) –An Air India flight from Abu Dhabi to Delhi,with 122 passengers on board, made an emergency landing in Pakistan Monday follow inga technical snag.
TEHRAN, Iran, July 10 (UPI Asia) –The former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is visiting Iran as part of a UN delegation to hold talks on a peace-plan on Syria.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 10 (UPI Asia) –Gunmen killed seven security personnel at an army camp close to Islamabad Monday, Pakistani officials said.
NEW DELHI, July 3 (UPI Asia) --Pilots of India's national carrier Air India will call off their strike after almost two months, reports say.
DARWIN, Australia, July 3 (UPI Asia) --The leaders of Australia and Indonesia agreed Tuesday to strengthen maritime ties as part of an exercise to combat people smuggling, after two boats carrying Australia-bound migrants capsized in the past two weeks.
BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 3 (UPI Asia) --Two roadside bombs targeting Shia pilgrims killed four people and wounded 21 Tuesday in central Iraqi city of Kerbala, police said.
TEHRAN, Iran, July 3 (UPI Asia) –Iran test-fired a ballistic missile Tuesday as part of war games designed to show its ability to retaliate if attacked, Iranian media reported.
NEW DELHI, July 3 (UPI News) --India has welcomed the recognition of Western Ghats as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, July 2 (UPI Asia) --Sri Lanka's government has been criticized for its suppression of the media, after two news websites were shut down Friday by the police.
Kabul, Afghanistan, July 2 (UPI Asia) --A man in an Afghan police uniform gunned down three NATO personnel Sunday in south Afghanistan.
BEIJING, June 27(UPI Asia)--Two officials in China have been sacked and five more given formal warnings Tuesday after a woman was forced to have an abortion at seven months, state media reported.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 27 (UPI Asia)--Over 17 people were killed and another 120 people rescued Wednesday when a large boat carrying around 150 people capsized north of Christmas Island in the waters between Australia and Indonesia.
CHENNAI, India, June 27, (UPI Asia)--Thirty Indian fishermen were injured when they were attacked at mid-sea off Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel, and their catch was taken away.
NEW DELHI--June 27 (UPI Asia)--India's Union Minister Virbhadra Singh resigned Tuesday, a day after a court charged him in a corruption case.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 27 (UPI Asia)--Four suspected militants were killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region Tuesday night, a government official and a military official told news agencies.
Karachi, Pakistan, June 26 ( UPI Asia)--Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire at the offices of a prominent television news channel in Karachi Monday, wounding two people, police said.
Bangkok, Thailand June 26 (UPI Asia)--The global campaign group Human Rights Watch has warned of a severe humanitarian crisis if China fails to provide access to aid agencies for helping refugees fleeing from northern Myanmar.
KARACHI, Pakistan, May 18 (UPI Asia) -- At least 12 people, including two policemen, were shot dead in Pakistan's largest city over 24 hours in an orgy of violence that has continued unabated for weeks, police said Friday.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 18 (UPI Asia) -- A court bailed a former Sri Lankan army chief Friday who was jailed in 2010 on charges of corruption and sheltering deserters.
NEW DELHI, May 17 -- Half a million Indians are currently employed in the United Kingdom, the Indian Parliament heard Thursday.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is arriving tomorrow (Thursday) on a four-day official visit to India.
DAMASCUS, April 25 – A team of U.N. military observers said here Wednesday it has met with all the "parties" in Syria's internal conflict and travelled freely without problems in accessing any part of the country they wanted to visit.