India and France said Monday that they are close to sealing a multibillion euro agreement for New Delhi to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pressing for peaceful resolutions to increasingly tense maritime disputes in Asia and urging mainland China to take a firmer stand on North Korea's nuclear program after its recent bomb test.
France's President Francois Hollande played down the prospect of a swift conclusion to a drawn-out deal for New Delhi to buy 36 French jet fighters as he began a 3-day visit to India Sunday.
Nepal's parliament voted on Saturday to amend the country's new constitution in a bid to resolve a months-long dispute with ethnic minority protesters demanding more political representation.
Headmaster Naveed Gul walked past the armed guard at the gate into his office. As primary school pupils studied their morning lessons outside, he reached beneath his warm woolly sweater, and pulled out a gun.
Japan's aging Emperor Akihito travels to the Philippines this week to visit World War II memorials, his latest pacifist pilgrimage which appears increasingly at odds with the government's rightward drift.
Thailand's air force said Sunday it would bring a piece of suspected aircraft debris found on the southeast coast to Bangkok, amid media speculation it may belong to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Thai health officials are trying to trace dozens of people who may have come into contact with an elderly Omani man who tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the Health Ministry said Sunday.
A retired U.S. ambassador who used his connections to help negotiate the release of an American held by North Korea in 2014 said he doesn't expect to be involved in any talks with the country over a detained American student.
More than a million Hindus in Malaysia celebrated the colorful Thaipusam festival on Sunday, thronging temples to display their devotion with wince-inducing body piercing and offerings to the deity Murugan.
Web designer Maria Zurbano kisses her 3-year-old daughter goodbye and sets out in the pre-dawn darkness for a torturous commute through the Philippine capital.
North Korea said Friday it had arrested a U.S. student who, under orders from Washington, had engaged in an unspecified "hostile act" after entering the country on a tourist visa.
Japan should free up its "complex and rigid" reactor inspection regime, a global nuclear watchdog said Thursday, as the country restarts more atomic plants five years after the disaster at Fukushima.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday offered a "creative" solution to stalled six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program -- cut Pyongyang from the equation and make them five-party negotiations instead.