Several hundred Muslim-owned businesses shut down in the Sri Lankan capital on Thursday to protest deadly riots by extremist Buddhists, defying President Mahinda Rajapakse's plea to stay open.
Bangladesh police have arrested a leading writer for running an organized gang that used street children in pornographic films for foreign clients, an official said Sunday.2 Comments
Clashes in a refugee camp north of Dhaka killed at least nine people during festival celebrations Saturday.
Tens of thousands of Cambodians have fled neighboring Thailand to return home, fearing a crackdown on migrant workers under Thailand's new military government, a senior Cambodian official said Saturday. Activists said the workers had been forced out of the country, but Thailand denied the accusation.
The Bangladeshi coastguard on Wednesday rescued a stricken boat in the Bay of Bengal packed with 300 nationals who were trying to flee to Malaysia, an official said.
The Hong Kong government has refused to allow same-sex couples to marry at the British consulate in the city, UK officials said Monday, prompting heavy criticism from gay and lesbian rights groups.
Flash floods have killed around 60 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee, officials said Saturday warning that the death toll was expected to rise.
Analysts say her tactics on charter change may backfire
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may visit North Korea, Japan said Tuesday, days after announcing a deal to re-open the probe into Japanese citizens kidnapped by spies in the Cold War.
Seven people including four children died in a well in Cambodia after trying to rescue an 11-year-old boy who had climbed in to retrieve the equivalent of 75 cents, police said Monday.