World Bulletin / News Desk
A senior Iranian security official was expected in Damascus on Saturday for a meeting with President Bashar Assad, Iranian officials in the Syrian capital said.
Saeed Jalili, who heads the Supreme National Security Council, would also meet with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi and Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, the officials said.
Jalili, who last visited Damascus in August 2012, is also Iran's top nuclear negotiator and a close aide to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
His visit was also confirmed by Tehran-based Al-Alam television channel, which reported that the trip would be important" -- although it did not elaborate.
The Syrian army said previously that Israel's air raid at dawn Wednesday targeted a military research center situated between Damascus and the Lebanese border.
Japan will be providing Australia with classified data, with the National Security Council in Japan releasing the information in May.
Australia's foreign minister announces grant during Pakistan visit
South Korea will pressure UNESCO about Tokyo’s move to have wartime slave labor sites officially listed by United Nations agency.
Muslims in the Uighur region of China have been ordered by authorities to sell alcohol. Those who resist will have their shops closed and have legal action taken against them.
The tanker had set sail from Karachi and three Pakistani men from the southwestern province of Baluchistan had been arrested for drug trafficking, police said.
An Indian court convicted Bollywood star Salman Khan on Wednesday of culpable homicide for the death of a homeless man in a hit-and-run, a verdict that could derail several big-ticket movie projects.
Both Philipines and Japan staged an anti-piracy drill, with the drill the first one since signing a strategic partnership pact in 2012.
The US envoy to India, Richard Verma has said there was concern that “regulatory actions that are being taken could have a chilling effect on speech and expression”.
Four men were sentenced to death and were convicted of murder, with evidence partly based on mobile phone footage of the mob attack on a woman in March.
In a rare rebuke between the two nations, Pakistan has accused India's intelligence agency RAW of whipping up terror in Pakistan
Rohima Khatun, 25, fled the jungle camp in Thailand close to where the mass migrant grave of Rohingya muslims was discovered.
Indonesia has banned its nationals from working in the Middle East after Indonesian domestic workers were executed in April after they were found guilty of murder.
A new solar park in Punjab province produces 100 MW of power, which will be increased to 1,000 MW by next year.
India and Iran agreed in 2003 to develop a port at Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman, near Iran's border with Pakistan, but the venture has made little progress because of Western sanctions on Iran.
US drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province kills at least 17 suspected Taliban insurgents.
A second migrant grave site has been found in the south of Thailand.