The leader of Bangladesh's top Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami is set to hang within days after the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld his death sentence for war crimes.
Four men have been rescued after spending nearly a month adrift in the Pacific surviving on fish after their boat was blown off course by a storm.
Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday voted unanimously to suspend two of its members for one week with immediate effect over their involvement in the worst punch-up in the legislature in 12 years.
Thirty-one passengers and a crew member aboard an Etihad Airways flight were injured Wednesday when their plane ran into sudden turbulence as it prepared to land in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines agreed Thursday to run coordinated patrols to boost maritime security following the kidnappings at sea of Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants.
A Pakistani woman was drugged, strangled and then her body set ablaze because she helped her friend elope, police said Thursday, announcing the arrest of 14 people in a twist on the grim practice of "honor killings."
North Korea readied Thursday to kick off its most important ruling party gathering for nearly 40 years, amid persistent concerns of a nuclear test, despite no clear signs of an imminent detonation.
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, the man who came forward this week as bitcoin's founder, is backtracking. He wrote in a blog post that he does not "have the courage" to publish additional proof, as promised, that he is the elusive creator of the internet currency.
Two international rights groups have condemned the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan over its jailing of independent lawyers defending the battered opposition in the Central Asian state.
More than 750 asylum seekers held in a Papua New Guinea detention camp launched legal action Wednesday to be moved to Australia after a court in the Pacific nation found the center unconstitutional.