Saima Bibi was just 13 when she was married off to settle a debt of honor, a common custom in Pakistan's northwest Swat Valley where Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai grew up.
Four civilians including a 12-year-old boy were killed and several wounded when a mortar bomb hit a crowded road in conflict-hit eastern Myanmar, witnesses and police said on Sunday.
Sri Lanka's military has banned foreigners from traveling to the island's former war zone during a visit there by President Mahinda Rajapakse, officials and diplomatic sources said Sunday.
Lava is again flowing out of Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, raising fears an eruption could be imminent, authorities said Sunday.
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron on Sunday proposed a 300-billion-euro “New Deal” in Europe to boost investment and growth, while promising to accelerate fiscal reforms at home.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral of former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier on Saturday, displaying lingering respect for a man who was widely reviled for repression and corruption during his 15 years in power.
Despite lower national production, the country's foreign exchange earnings from coffee exports are expected to increase by at least 10 percent this year, thanks to the surge in the commodity's price in the global market.
Manila's creaking train network means a miserable three-hour work commute for salesman Gerard Galang — just one example of major infrastructure woes that analysts say threaten to cool the Philippines' red-hot economy.
As rubber prices slump, hard-up farmers in Thailand — the world's top producer of the commodity — are appealing for a bailout, testing the junta's resolve to end populist policies and an entrenched subsidy culture.
North Korea's state media said Saturday high-level talks with Seoul were now all but scrapped over the launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets from the South, which triggered an exchange of fire across the tense border.