A senior US official accuses Pakistan of doing the “bare minimum” required to squeeze the Taliban and terror groups operating across the troubled region.
A speeding bus has plunged into a dry river bed in eastern India, killing at least 12 people and injuring 35.
A small plane carrying five people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff north of Manila, killing all those onboard and five people on the ground.
Activists stage a protest in the Australian city of Sydney against a visit by Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
At least three civilians are killed as an attacker blows up a bomb-laden vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Russia says calls by US administration officials that North Korea take certain actions before a meeting is held between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are meant to torpedo that summit.
The Chinese parliament unanimously re-elects incumbent Xi Jinping as the country’s president with no constitutional limits on the number of terms he can potentially serve.
The United Nations launches an appeal for nearly $1billion to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh.
Protests and clashes broke out separately in another village north of Srinagar.
North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho holds talks with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in Stockholm amid reports that Sweden may host upcoming talks between Pyongyang and Washington.
Vietnam has marked the 50th anniversary of a US massacre of hundreds of Vietnamese civilians during the 1968 Vietnam War.
A report says Malaysia's parliament will be dissolved in late March, making way for general elections that must be held by August.
The Philippines’ government sends an official withdrawal notice to the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing it of “weaponizing” the issue of human rights.
The US and South Korea agree to scale down joint military exercises, a South Korean military source says, as chances increase for a diplomatic solution to the Korean crisis.
Myanmar is shuttling Buddhists to repopulate the north of Rakhine State, which used to be dominated by minority Rohingya Muslims before they were driven out or killed in state-sponsored violence.
The main US business lobby warns Trump against imposing tariffs on imports from China.
That is a lot sooner than predicted by China's information technology minister, who last week said it would only be reality in 8-10 years, citing constraints related to security.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho is on his way to Sweden to possibly confirm the venue for upcoming peace talks with the United States.
Bangladesh’s US-Bangla Airlines has suspended its flights to Nepal indefinitely days after one of its planes crashed as it tried to land in the Nepali capital.
A South Korean envoy says China and Russia have offered their full support for a peace drive his country has launched to resolve the Korean crisis.
More than 20 other people were also injured in the blast that ripped through a police checkpoint.
A US-educated former Kazakh economy minister has been convicted of corruption charges and handed a 10-year prison sentence.
The top commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, says the time is ripe for peace negotiations with the Taliban.
Afghan authorities deploy more troops to the restive province of Farah.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reportedly considering holding a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Militants attack a government checkpoint in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 security forces.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has remained steadfast that he and his wife were not involved in a discount land-sale deal.
The Philippines said on Wednesday it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to what President Rodrigo Duterte called "outrageous" attacks by UN officials and violations of due process by the ICC.
The UN adviser on preventing genocide says evidence shows that Myanmar government tried to destroy the Rohingya Muslims.
A ruling by Pakistan's top court effectively bared Nawaz Sharif from leading the ruling party.
Nepal's lawmakers have elected President Bidya Bhandari for a second term, extending the tenure of the Himalayan nation's first female head of state for another five years.
Bangladesh has a history of delivering death sentences in mass trials.
Myanmar says two new UN reports on the violation of the rights of minorities in the country lack credibility.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, on an unannounced visit.
Nepal begins investigating the crash of a Bangladeshi plane that killed at least 49 people, as the flight data recorder of the plane is found.
UN investigators reprimand Facebook for allowing the incitement of violence against minority Muslims in Myanmar.
Yanghee Lee voiced alarm at 'credible reports' of widespread indiscriminate killings, including by burning people alive.
Japan and South Korea agree to pile maximum pressure on the North to give up its weapons program.
Representatives of Taliban have made no application to attend the March 26-27 meeting in the Uzbek capital Tashkent, suggesting they will not attend.
A Bangladeshi airliner with 71 people on board crashes while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, killing at least 50 people.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan have captured a government district headquarters in the western province of Farah.
Three militants have been killed in a gun battle with Indian forces in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.
Amnesty has obtained satellite images showing military bases built by Myanmar on land where Muslim Rohingya used to live before a campaign of state-sponsored violence drove them out.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leads a ceremony marking the seventh anniversary of a deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
North Korea has not responded to an announcement by US President Donald Trump that a meeting is being planned between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Seoul says.
China’s commerce minister says the country will defend its interest in face of new US trade regulations.
The Rohingya camps are clustered in a part of the country that records the highest rainfall.
A student hurled a shoe at Pakistan's former prime minister while he was addressing a gathering at a seminary in Lahore.
The pro-Daesh militants were killed when Philippine soldiers shelled positions held by the rebels in southern Maguindanao province.
Scholars, however, say cults such as Wahabi, Bah'ai and Ahmadi are the product of colonial conspiracy against the Islamic world.
French president criticizes Trump for leaving an international climate agreement.
Hundreds gathered at an anti-nuclear rally in Taiwan to demand the government keep its pledge to abolish the use of atomic energy by 2025.
Members of the Chinese Parliament pass a constitutional amendment that removes the presidential term limit.
A trade war between Washington and Beijing will bring disaster to both countries and the global economy, China's commerce minister says.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ally Finance Minister Taro Aso face mounting pressure over suspected cronyism.
Taliban militants killed at least 18 soldiers in an attack in the western Afghan province of Farah.
Rohingya Muslims now stranded in Myanmar’s borderland with Bangladesh prefer to stay there.
More than a hundred locals in the Japanese city of Fukushima have taken to the streets to protest the government’s negligent handling of a nuclear crisis at a local plant.
The Philippine foreign minister has hit back at the United Nations' human rights chief for issuing "irresponsible and disrespectful" comments about President Rodrigo Duterte.
The US president says a deal is "very much in the making" about how to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.
The Chinese president urges the leaders of the US and North Korea to begin talks as "soon as possible."
The United Nations human rights chief says Myanmar is making “serial denials” of the major abuses carried out against Rohingya Muslims.
South Korea, China and Russia welcome the announcement that a meeting is being planned between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Floods have swamped parts of the Australian state of Queensland, covering pastureland and cutting off towns.
At least nine people have been killed and 18 others injured in a bomb attack targeting a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
A fire breaks out at an Indian chemical factory and spreads through an industrial zone, killing three people and injuring 15.
Sri Lanka deploys troops to the city of Kandy to try to end days of violence against Muslims ahead of Friday prayers.
Tehran says it backs all forms of peace talks among various Afghan groups, urging international assistance towards the resolution of the country’s security and economic woes.
The death toll from an earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea (PNG) last month has topped 100, with thousands injured.
Once thought to be dead after Trump's pullout, the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been signed by 11 countries.
Trump has agreed to meet the North Korean leader by May, a South Korean official said Thursday.
The renewed tension between them raises the specter of a long, destabilizing spell of unrest for Bangladesh.
Violent Buddhist mobs rampage through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka's central hills, destroying businesses and setting homes ablaze.
China does not look favorably upon the US military’s presence in the region.
South Korean president says there is still a long way to go to denuclearize North Korea.
China advises the United States against launching a trade war, indicating, however, that it will be ready if such a war is waged.
Two missiles fired from a US drone have hit an alleged militant compound in Afghanistan, killing 21 people.
Japan is reportedly seeking proposals from defense companies for a new advanced jet fighter, dubbed the F-3, based on existing Western aircraft models.
Two South Korean officials travel to the US to brief the American national security adviser on their landmark visit to North Korea.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says external forces are attempting to “muddy the waters” in regional disputes Beijing.
Pakistani authorities approve an Indian proposal for exchanging Kashmir detainees.
Casualties linked to militancy and violence have dropped in Pakistan for the third consecutive year, with 21 percent fewer fatalities in 2017 than in the previous year.
Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan, has long been beset by militancy and violence.
The United Nations human rights chief expresses strong suspicion that “acts of genocide” may have been carried out against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The Pakistani military says it has shot down an Indian reconnaissance drone that had violated Pakistan’s airspace in the disputed Kashmir region.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he has no plans to ease sanctions on the rival North only because of Pyongyang’s offer to discuss denuclearization with the US.
The US imposes further sanctions against North Korea after formally accusing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un of involvement in the assassination of his half-brother in 2017.
The United Nations says elephants searching for food have trampled 10 Rohingya refugees to death in multiple incidents.
The government said it would "act sternly against groups that are inciting religious hatred."
A former South Korean presidential contender has stepped down as a provincial governor and announced his retirement from politics in a stunning political fall after a female aide accused him of multiple rapes.
North Korea offers to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees, a South Korean envoy says.