Police in Bangladesh said Sunday that they have arrested more than 5,000 criminal suspects in the past few days as they continue a nationwide crackdown to try and stop a growing wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists.
Home to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims and a collage of businesses that burst to life as Myanmar's largest city wakes up, the colonial-era building known simply as "491-501 Merchant Street" holds a mirror up to Yangon.
Authorities have rounded up about 1,600 criminal suspects, including a few dozen believed to be Islamist radicals, in a nationwide crackdown aimed at halting a wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists in Bangladesh, police said Saturday.
Unidentified assailants hacked a 62-year-old Hindu monastery worker to death in Bangladesh on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of such attacks on religious minorities in the mainly Muslim country.
Police in Papua New Guinea opened fire Wednesday on students protesting against the prime minister, injuring almost 40 according to an international rights group which slammed the shooting as "disgraceful."
CANBERRA, Australia -- Police in Papua New Guinea fired gunshots Wednesday to quell a student protest demanding the prime minister's resignation, the government said. It reported several injuries but denied reports that as many as four people were killed.
A fire broke out at an army camp near Sri Lanka's capital, setting off explosions and damaging hundreds of nearby homes, officials said Monday. One soldier was killed.
Flying shrapnel triggered by explosions at an ammunition depot on the edge of Sri Lanka's capital destroyed a hospital and hundreds of homes, sending thousands scrambling for cover, authorities said Monday.
At least three men riding a motorbike Sunday killed the wife of a police superintendent who led drives against Islamist militants and drug cartels in southeastern Bangladesh, police said.
Cultivating closer ties in this land of Genghis Khan lore and traditional yurts, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried his hand at archery, sampled curdled cheese and watched ancient wrestling, all while hailing Mongolia as a modern "oasis of democracy" in its neighborhood.