U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will highlight the importance of development and human rights during visits next week to Sri Lanka and Myanmar, two legs of a five-stop Asia tour, his spokesman said Thursday.
Collapsed walls are seen surrounding the ancient pagoda of Sulamani after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Bagan, on Friday, Aug. 25.
Myanmar took stock of toppled spires and crumbling temple walls in the ancient capital Bagan Thursday after a powerful earthquake hit the country, killing three and damaging the top tourist destination.
A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar Wednesday, killing at least one person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said.
Danish lawmakers will travel to the Pacific island of Nauru to visit a controversial Australian immigration centre and study the use of offshore settlements for asylum-seekers, one of the MPs said Tuesday.
A young British woman died and a man was critically injured when a French national allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday.
North Korean flags are flown between apartment blocks in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 24.
A Cambodian vendor prepares her roadside store selling bottles of gasoline at Phnom Broseth resort on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Aug. 21.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday his country is willing to accept a role for Syrian President Bashar Assad during a transitional period but insisted he has no place in Syria's future.
Russia said Tuesday its warplanes flew out of an Iranian airbase for the first time to bomb jihadist groups in Syria, as fighting raged for control of the ravaged city of Aleppo.