A nationality row has sparked a row after a Kashmiri leader refused to identify himself as Indian. Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani must declare he is Indian to receive passport.
The UN envoy has called for transparent and accountability on draft law which NGOs say might stifle freedom of expression and association.
The Thai junta have arrested opposition activists on the anniversary of the coup last year. For the Thai people, criticizing the regime is out of the question: any political gathering of more than five people could lead to imprisonment.
Jayalalithaa Jayaram is set to return as chief minister to Tamil Nadu after she was acquitted by the Karnatka High Court this month
The western Myanmar state of Rakhine said the boat was from Thailand and the plan was to send the migrants back.
The orphaned girls of Kashmir's Gulshan-e-Banaat receive support and education but are anxious about future.
China has labelled US overflight actions as irresponsible and dangerous, after it was ordered a number of times to "go away".
US President Barack Obama has announced his decision to upgrade Tunisa's NATO status.
The AIIB Bank set up by China is expected to be operational by the end of the year.
The Turkish government has sent Turkish military ships to reach the Rohingya Muslims stranded off Thailand and Malaysia
Afghan president announces defense minister nomination after months of debate and delay
PM presents plan to become developed country with per capita income of $15,000, and middle class population of 45 percent.
The Chinese navy warned a US surveillance plane to leave the disputed south China sea area.
Thousands of Arakan refugees have left lives in Bangladeshi camps in search of opportunities in Malaysia.
The South Korean President has elected justice minister Hwang Kyo-ahn as new prime minister.
South Korea reports third case of MERS, a day after the country's first-ever case of the disease was reported.
Japan's nuclear regulator has approved third atomic reactor to resume operation on Wednesday, four years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
“Thailand is a transit country, so we have more problems than other countries. In terms of policy, we agree to help but all remains to be discussed,” said Junta chief-cum-PM.
Trip comes day after two countries agreed to temporarily house thousands of boat people stranded off their shores - many of whom are Muslims from Myanmar.
News comes as Chinese premier begins week-long tour of Latin America
The EU has expressed concern over the charges against outspoken human rights lawyer Pu Pu Zhiqiang, who has been under arrest since June 2014.