Japan becomes the latest country to announce its support for a landmark nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six other countries in 2015.
The militants launch coordinated bombing and gun attacks on Afghan police posts in two neighboring provinces, injuring as many as 200 people.
The Philippine leader says Marawi is liberated as the army continues battling the last pockets of militants in the southern city.
The UN food agency withdrew a report on hunger in Rohingya-majority Rakhine State under pressure from the Myanmar government, a report reveals.
Anti-Trump propaganda leaflets, graphically depicting the US president as a “mad dog” and an “old lunatic” have been blown from North Korea to the South.
A US drone targets a home in Pakistan's Kurram tribal region, killing 26 people, including a militant commander.
North Korea says it will not negotiate the dismantling of its nuclear weapons unless the US reversed its 'hostile' policy.
Sooronbay Jeenbekov is to become Kyrgyzstan's fifth president after winning more than 54 percent of the vote in Sunday's election to replace outgoing leader Almazbek Atambayev.
In a meeting with a South Korean lawmakers in St. Petersburg, a senior Russian calls on the North and the entire global community to respect UN resolutions.
Another boat sinks off Bangladesh, amid reports of 12,000 new Muslim refugee arrivals in the country from neighboring Myanmar.
The two terrorist commanders have been killed during a Philippine army raid on a building in the militant-held city of Marawi.
An AirAsia Indonesia flight is forced to turn back to Australia after pilots were alerted to a possible loss of cabin pressure.
Some 40 warships, including the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, are joining the week-long drills in waters around the Korean Peninsula.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praises his boss’s policy towards North Korea, vowing to continue diplomacy “until the first bomb drops.”
Kyrgyz President's chosen successor Sooronbay Jeenbekov is tipped to win the presidential election.
Bangladesh reports that around 14,000 lone children are among the refugees coming from Myanmar.
Bangladesh beefs up security along its border with India amid Rohingya concerns.
Four Pakistani troops were killed by a bomb near the Afghan border during a hunt for Boyle family abductors.
Hundreds march through Sydney to call for the refugees held on offshore camps to be allowed into Australia.
Voters in Kyrgyzstan are heading to polling stations to choose a new president.
North Korea criticizes and threatens Australia for siding with South Korea and the US against Pyongyang.
A former Chinese justice minister is expelled from China’s ruling Communist Party apparently over corruption.
Shia Muslims in northern Afghanistan face another potential carnage as the Taliban captures Mirza Olang.
Government forces kill two suspected militants, including a top commander from a Pakistan-based militant group, in the Indian-administered Kashmir region.
An Afghan lawmaker says at least 14 civilians have lost their lives in a US drone strike allegedly targeting terrorist positions.
A South Korean claims the North is ‘highly likely’ to test a missile head of a joint Washington-Seoul war game.
The ex-UN chief, who leads a fact-finding commission on Rohingya crisis, says the Security Council must press Myanmar to facilitate the return of Muslim refugees.
The Philippine president warns that he is prepared to establish a “revolutionary government” to fend off alleged efforts to oust him.
The detention of South Korea's former president is extended for 6 months by a court, pending sentence.
The NATO secretary general warns that military action against North Korea could trigger 'devastating consequences'.
Japan has called on the US military to suspend the flights of its CH-53 helicopters until safety is guaranteed.
A UK-based rights group says Myanmar’s government is intentionally starving Rohingya Muslims in a bid to force the persecuted minority group out of the country.
The United States and South Korea are set to hold naval drills next week despite international calls for the de-escalation of tensions with North Korea.
Abu Dhabi says North Koreans will no longer be allowed to start businesses in the country, and that it will end the mission of its envoy to Pyongyang.
Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines are to begin coordinated air patrols off the southern Philippines to combat the growing threat posed by extremist militants.
A US-Canadian couple and their three children have been freed nearly five years after the couple was abducted in Afghanistan.
Min Aung Hlaing, referring to Rohingya by the term "Bengali," says British colonialists were responsible for the problem.
UN investigators said in a quarterly report on Thursday that as of the end of September, at least 205 civilians had been killed and 261 wounded this year in airstrikes in Afghanistan.
Philippines’ Duterte warns European diplomats could be expelled over drug war criticism.
Australian officials say “sensitive” data about the country’s fighter jets and surveillance warplanes has been stolen in a cyber attack.
Trump says North Korea’s nuclear and missile program is now “very, very far advanced,” and places blame on Obama and others for not doing enough to contain it.
At least 54 people were killed and another 39 went missing as floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials say.
China scrambles two fighter jets, a helicopter and a guided-missile frigate to deter a US frigate which was nearing disputed islands in the South China Sea.
The North Korean foreign minister says his country’s missile program is non-negotiable.
Russia is to send some 5,000 Kalashnikov rifles to Manila, the Philippine president says.
The UN said Myanmar's "systematic" crackdown on the Rohingya is aimed at permanently expelling them from Rakhine.
Pakistani authorities bar the militant-linked Milli Muslim League (MML) from contesting elections as an official party.
A quartet coordinating peace talks on Afghanistan is expected to meet in Oman next week.
The United Nations human rights office urges Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to halt the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country.
Lawyers file a petition with the Supreme Court to stop President Rodrigo Duterte’s 'illegal campaign' against drugs.
Mount Shinmoedake erupts for the first time in six years, shooting a plume of ash several hundred meters into the air and sparking warnings to local residents.
Two Indian air force commandos and two suspected militants are killed in a gun battle in the Indian-administered Kashmir region.
The UN announces that it is on “full alert” for a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims as reports show a sharp spike of them fleeing Myanmar.
US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley warns that here are "no risk-free options" in dealing with North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
Campaigning begins in Japan for snap general elections, which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called in anticipation of winning a stronger mandate.
Seven Australian lawmakers face the High court in dual citizenship cases that may lead to their dismissal.
A lawmaker in Seoul says North Korean hackers have stolen a series of top-secret documents, including a US-South Korean plan for war with Pyongyang.
Amnesty says the drowning of yet another Rohingya boat and the refugees’ ‘tragic loss of life” are the sign of a “desperate situation” in Rakhine.
All nations have been banned from allowing four ships that transported prohibited goods to and from North Korea to enter any port in their country.
Bangladesh police detain the top leaders of the country's largest Islamic party.
James Mattis has said that the US Army “must stand ready” in the face of a North Korean threat.
Russia and China repeat their calls for restraint over North Korea amid increasing tensions.
The humanitarian organization is set to ‘drastically’ reduce the number of its relief workers in the Asian country after seven of its employees were killed in attacks.
Seoul says it has developed blackout bomb to paralyze North Korea’s electrical power grid in case a war breaks out.
Former premier, Nawaz Sharif, was to be indicted at the tribunal on corruption charges along with several family members and co-defendants in the case.
At least five members of the Shia Hazara community are killed after assailants on a motorcycle open fire on their vehicle in Balochistan Province.
Beijing denies links to alleged hacking attacks in US, targeting fugitive tycoon Guo Wengui, who is a critic of the Chinese ruling party.
The North Korean leader defends Pyongyang’s nuclear program as a ‘powerful deterrent’ in the face of threats by ‘US imperialists.’
At least 12 Rohingya Muslims have drowned after their boat sank en route to Bangladesh.
Unknown militants in Afghanistan kill two officers and injure another in the country’s northern Baghlan Province.
The UN resident coordinator in Dhaka warned the plan for a huge camp for Rohingya Muslims would be risky.
A Press TV crew recently visited North Korea, exploring how life really looks like inside a country that Western media often describe as “reclusive.”
The United Nations dismisses claims by India’s intelligence agency that the estimates in the report taint the Asian state’s “image and exports.”
Concerned about China’s rising global military role, US intelligence officials reportedly warn of a conflict of interests between the two sides.
A report by North Korean media says Pyongyang has foiled a US plot earlier this year to assassinate Kim Jong-un using chemical and biological substance.
A Russian lawmaker says North Korea is preparing for a long-range missile launch that Pyongyang believes could hit the US.
The rally was held ahead of the anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan 16 years ago.
The European Union urges Myanmar to adhere to international human rights obligations.
The United Nations (UN) has slammed Myanmar’s refusal to grant humanitarian access to Rakhine State as “unacceptable.”
The Japanese coastguard discovers a dozen bodies inside a Chinese fishing boat that capsized after a collision with a Hong Kong oil tanker off Japan's western coast.
The helicopter went down during a routine flight in the mountainous Tawang area in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, said defense spokesman Suneet Newton.
The Vatican’s Finance Chief Cardinal George Pell makes a second appearance at an Australian court on sexual abuse charges.
Of the 500,000 Rohingya Muslims, who have fled Myanmar and entered Bangladesh over the past six weeks, 145,000 are children under the age of five, a UK charity warns.
Pakistan's foreign minister says US claims that his country is in cahoots with terrorists are "hollow allegations."
Amnesty International says European states are returning many more Afghan asylum seekers despite violence in the war-ravaged country.
Bangladesh is set to expand a massive settlement under construction in its southernmost district to house nearly 900,000 Rohingya Muslims.
A bombing outside a shrine in a remote village of Pakistan’s southern province of Balochistan kills at least 20 people.
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai slams the US’s new policy toward his country, saying it carries a “message of war and bloodshed” in the region.
Amnesty International urges Europe to stop ‘forcibly’ sending Afghan refugees back to their war-torn homeland, where they risk death.
Bangladeshi border guards reportedly beat a group of Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar and destroy some 20 boats that carried them.
Human Rights Watch says that Myanmar’s military “summarily executed” and sexually assaulted dozens of Rohingya Muslims during a raid on a village.