World Bulletin / News Desk
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unannounced visit to Kabul on Saturday to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the eve of a donors' conference in Tokyo to pledge aid for Afghanistan.
U.S. officials with Clinton declined to say how much aid the United States would pledge at the Tokyo meeting, nor how much was expected to be committed overall as the international community seeks to back the Afghan economy and prevent the country from sliding back into chaos as foreign troops withdraw.
Participants are expected to commit just under $4 billion annually in development aid for Afghanistan at Sunday's meeting.
Keppetipola Disawe, a local leader, and his men were declared traitors over the 1817 rebellion against British rule.
Rebel groups reach out after army brings major town under control
Plane lost contact with control tower Saturday with 13 people on board
Blaze starts in kitchen of Regent Plaza in Karachi, official says
Scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye could drag South Korea’s conservative camp down with her
John Key says he cannot 'commit much longer than the next election'.
Leni Robredo says had been warned of plot to steal vice presidency, acknowledges ‘differences’ with President Duterte
Protesters accuse Malaysia gov’t of meddling in Myanmar internal affairs by organizing rally in support of Rohingya Muslims
MILF says ISIL-affiliated group complicated situation in Muslim south amid delay in establishing autonomous region
Latest fatalities, including 3 children, bring official death toll from floods to at least 65 since October
Australia downplays concerns that US president-elect could scrap refugee resettlement arrangement with US
Considering buying, deploying advanced US anti-missile system amid increasing concern about North Korea’s growing arsenal
Authorities believe police aircraft crashed in waters off Batam island where debris has been recovered
Leaflet distributed during rally organized by gov’t says Myanmar should ‘immediately stop military violence’ in Rakhine
Of 181 miners working underground at time of gas explosion, 149 managed to escape in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Thai police have arrested a student pro-democracy activist for sharing a story about the country's new king that was posted on Facebook by the Thai-language service of the BBC.