A plane from Laos' state-run airline crashed in bad weather into the Mekong River in the Southeast Asian nation, apparently killing 49 people from 11 countries, the government said.
Cambodia's Khmer Rouge trial entered a crucial phase Wednesday with closing statements in the case of former regime leaders accused of masterminding one of the worst horrors of the 20th century.
Western governments have warned travelers to exercise extreme caution in Myanmar after a series of minor bomb blasts, including one at an upmarket hotel that injured an American woman. Britain, France, the United States and Australia all urged their nationals
A Lao Airlines plane carrying 44 people from the capital Vientiane to the southern town of Pakse crashed, killing all on board on Wednesday, a Thai foreign ministry spokesman said.
A powerful earthquake rocked the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, officials said.
An explosion that injured an American guest in one of the ritziest hotels in Myanmar's main city was caused by a small, homemade time bomb placed in her room, police said Tuesday.
Opponents of Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev said on Thursday they would go to court to challenge his election to a third term, rejecting the result of a vote that international monitors said was seriously flawed.
A special tribunal in Dhaka Wednesday awarded former BNP minister Abdul Alim imprisonment till death for committing genocide and crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 War of Independence.
A huge fire at a Bangladeshi factory whose workers were making clothes and fabrics for top Western labels has killed seven people in the latest disaster to blight the country's garment industry.
The Maldives government on Tuesday urged all parties to support fresh elections after the Supreme Court annulled last month's results, even though international observers had said those polls were free and fair.