Australia on Tuesday raised the terrorism threat level against the police force to high for the first time, saying there were small but growing numbers of citizens involved with jihadist groups and intent on attacks.
Rights groups welcomed the release of a prominent Rohingya Muslim doctor who was arrested while trying to calm rioters during sectarian violence in western Myanmar, but noted Tuesday scores of political prisoners remain behind bars.
India's media on Tuesday lashed out at David Warner over his repeated verbal clashes with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's touring team, demanding the aggressive Australian opener be reined in.
A Hong Kong employer accused of starving and beating her Indonesian maid treated the woman as an “unpaid slave,” prosecutors said Tuesday on the last day of hearings in a case which has shocked the city.
South Korean activists threatened on Tuesday to sneak copies of the Hollywood comedy “The Interview” into North Korea if Pyongyang rejects Seoul's offer of dialogue.
An online video released Tuesday purported to show the Islamic State group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages unless they receive a $200 million ransom in the next 72 hours.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flew into Tel Aviv on Sunday at the start of a visit hailed by Israel as an opportunity to boost economic ties.
North Korea have a reputation for boorish behavior at sports events but at the Asian Cup, outbursts and protests were replaced by gracious praise as they proved the perfect guests.
Sweaty hair matted to his pale, emaciated face, Thant Zin Oo starts his days early, winding through small alleyways outside Myanmar's biggest city Yangon and scavenging through garbage piled up behind shops and factories in search of something — anything — to sell.
The former Korean Air executive famous for an inflight tantrum over macadamia nuts pleaded not guilty Monday to violating aviation safety law and three other charges.
Avalanches in and around Japanese ski resorts killed four people including two Argentine men over the weekend, police and media reported Monday.
Masses of cheering believers in the Philippines turned out to bid farewell to Pope Francis Monday, a fitting end to a week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and campaign relentlessly for the poor.
A record 6 million people poured into Manila's rain-soaked streets and its biggest park Sunday as Pope Francis ended his Asian pilgrimage with an appeal for Filipinos to protect their young from sin and vice so they can instead become missionaries of the faith., 1 Comment
Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia and expressed fury Sunday after Jakarta defied their pleas and executed two of their citizens along with four other drug offenders.