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Saudi Arabia allows women to join armed forces

Women in Saudi Arabia now have the permission to join...

Saudi king sacks military chief in major shake-up

Saudi Arabia has sacked its top military commanders, including the...

US says talks with N Korea must lead to ending nuke programme

  The White House said any talks with North Korea...

EU Council seeks steps against Myanmar military

European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council on Monday sought steps against...

Former journalist becomes Australia’s deputy PM

A former regional newspaper editor, Michael McCormack, has been chosen...

South Korea hopes for US-North Korea talks

South Korea said on Monday it hopes for “constructive” talks...

Iraq sentences 16 Turkish women to death for IS ties

An Iraqi court has sentenced 16 Turkish women to death...

Strong quake rattles Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale shook...

Rohingyas see no respite in sight even after six months

They reside in houses often made of plastic sheets. Much...

South Korea indicates DPRK-US talks on the cards

North Korea (DPRK) is willing to hold talks with the...

30-day Syria ceasefire begins

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding...

North Korea denounces latest US sanctions

North Korea has strongly denounced the latest round of sanctions...

China to scrap limit of presidential term

China’s Central Committee proposed on Sunday to remove a limit...

Cambodia senate polls: PM’s party eyes easy win

Voting got under way in Cambodia on Sunday in a...

Villagers flee Kashmir as India, Pakistan exchange fire

India and Pakistan have exchanged artillery fire in the disputed...

Yemen counter-terrorism base attack kills 14

At least 14 people were killed and 40 others injured...

UN Security Council seeks Syria ceasefire

The UN Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce...

Syrian government kills 379 civilians, 121 children in a week

Syrian government forces have killed more than 500 civilians during...

I cannot stand Trump, says Apple co-founder

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on Saturday said that he “cannot...

Three bombs rock Rakhine capital

Three bombs rocked the capital of Myanmar's Rakhine State, Sittwe,...

Asia-Pacific countries commit to empowering rural women

Ministers and senior government representatives from Asia and the Pacific...

Suicide car bombings kill five in southern Afghanistan

Two separate suicide car bombings in Afghanistan's southern province of...

Malaysian PM’s quinoa remark sparks wave of criticism

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has sparked storm of criticism...