Announcement follows unprecedented talks between Myanmar’s military, political leaders, major opposition parties
Rula Ghani, spouse of Afghanistan's new president Ashraf Ghani, have already critised some Islamic norms welcomed by Afghan society.
HSBC Holdings board member likened Hong Kong protesters' demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves.
Premier Li pledges 244 million within next 3 years, as well as educating 3,000 people.
A suspect who was released from jail in April attacked the children in the eastern province of Jiangxi as they walked home from school
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Dozens of balloons carry activists’ message north of inter-Korean border, despite threats from Pyongyang
Court rejects appeals against death sentences for 3 suspects in attack when knife-wielding group left 31 dead, 141 wounded.
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Some critics are calling Friday's hastily arranged get-together an attempt to burnish Myanmar's image ahead of a visit by Obama next month, his second to the country
Police claim arrests are preemptive in nature and necessary for disturbance free poll; Kashmiri resistance leadership say arrests go against the core of democracy
Special rapporteur expresses concern over conflicts with ethnic rebels, situation of Rohingya, media reforms, next year’s election
Topics expected to be discussed include on-going peace talks with ethnic rebel groups, national reconciliation and reforms.
A panel of three military judges sentenced the four defendants to prison terms ranging from 25 to 45 years. The military prosecutor had sought the death penalty for one of them
Police source says 9-year-old freed after 3 months in captivity upon payment of ransom
Japan's fighter jet scrambles against Chinese planes rose 29 percent to 103 in July-September, accounting for more than half of Tokyo's total scrambles in the three-month period
Residents of the area say many people are caught between the two opposing forces, as the military orders them to leave and the militants urge them to stay.
South Korean leaders stress need for dialogue, hours after US condemns alleged executions by North
Adil Nurmemet, mayor of Hotan city in the heavily Uighur southern part of Xinjiang, is being investigated for "suspected serious discipline violations", the official Xinhua news agency said
China, connected to Afghanistan by a narrow, almost impassable mountain corridor, has been preparing for more responsibility in Afghanistan after the bulk of U.S.-led troops pull out this year
The Disaster Management Centre revised down its estimate for the number of people missing in Wednesday's disaster to 192 from 300