The Pakistani Taliban have claimed the killing of a provincial minister for minority affairs who was shot dead in a restive northwestern district.
U.S. President Barack Obama's policy on the disputed South China Sea came under attack Tuesday from a fellow Democrat, and in an unusual twist, it was a Republican adversary who leapt to the administration's defense.
Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors plans to compensate customers in a bid to limit the fallout from a fuel-efficiency cheating scandal, the Nikkei reported on Saturday.
Dozens of Japanese lawmakers including a Cabinet minister visited a Tokyo war shrine on Friday in a ritual angering China and South Korea, where memories of Japan's military and colonial record remain raw.
Japan's justice minister visited a Tokyo war shrine Saturday morning to become the second member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet attending its latest ritual, which has already angered China and South Korea.
U.S. President Barack Obama will go to the atom-bombed city of Hiroshima after a G-7 summit in Japan next month, the Nikkei business daily reported Friday, in what would be the first such visit by a sitting U.S. leader.
Japan's first stealth fighter jet successfully took to the skies on Friday as the country joins a select group of world military powers wielding the radar-dodging technology.
South Korea on Friday rejected the North's highly unusual overture to send North Korean relatives to Seoul to reunite with the 13 restaurant workers it says were abducted in China by spies from the South.
A huge landslide hit a camp for construction workers in a remote part of northeast India on Friday, killing at least 16, police said.
A horse was buried with "police honors" after dying from injuries suffered in an attack allegedly by an Indian politician, with his death triggering renewed outrage.