Bahrain opposition leader gets life sentence over Qatar scheme

Bahrain's opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, has been handed a...

5.1 magnitude quake shakes China’s Xinjiang

An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 jolted the city of Artux...

Myanmar by-elections a test for leader buffeted by crises

Asked what Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has changed...

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia’s husband pleads for asylum

The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy...

World opposes Trump's decisions: Khamenei

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the world...

Philippine deports nun for enraging Duterte

An Australian nun who angered the Philippine president by joining...

Peace talks between Russia, Afghan leaders and Taliban soon

Russia said on Saturday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had...

Iran starts producing local fighter jet for its air force

Iran has started production of the locally-designed Kowsar fighter plane...

Floods, landslides kill two in Indonesia

Two people were killed and about 300 others were forced...

India’s man-eating tigress shot dead after major hunt

A tigress in India who is said to have killed...

Now US-based journalist accuses MJ Akbar of rape

Editor-turned-politician MJ Akbar, who had to resign as union minister...

Asia-Pacific home to half billion undernourished people

The Asia-Pacific region, with the world's highest rate of urbanisation,...

Saudi prince terms Khashoggi dangerous Islamist

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the US he...

Onboard fistfight causes China bus to plunge into river

Security footage from a bus which crashed into a river...

Australian jailed for aiding wife’s suicide

An Australian man has been sentenced to 10 years in...

Suspected ULFA terrorists kill five in Assam

At least five people were killed by suspected United Liberation...

Jordan ministers quit over Dead Sea flood deaths

Jordan’s education and tourism ministers have resigned after an investigation...

Sri Lankan president to lift parliament suspension

Sri Lanka's president has lifted the suspension of parliament and...

Ousted Sri Lanka PM refuses to leave post

The man at the centre of Sri Lanka's political crisis...

Kazakh president invites Saudi king, crown prince to visit

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has close ties to Turkish...

Myanmar officials try to convince Rohingyas to return, accept ID cards

Myanmar officials visited camps for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh...

Indonesian divers retrieve black box from crashed Lion Air jet

Indonesian divers have retrieved a black box from a Lion...

Khashoggi murder outcry threatens US-Saudi ties: Saudi prince

The outcry in the United States demonising Saudi Arabia over...