A boat carrying almost 70 Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing sectarian tensions capsized Sunday off Myanmar's coast, police said, leaving dozens missing in treacherous seas.
At least five people were killed in nationwide clashes as Bangladesh's opposition Sunday began a three-day strike to demand the prime minister quit and make way for polls under a caretaker government.
Nepalese police have arrested a politician and two other men over the fatal drive-by shooting of a candidate slated to run in next month's national elections, an official said Sunday.
Oil-rich Brunei will enforce Sharia criminal law next year, the Islamic kingdom's sultan announced on Tuesday, with possible punishments including stoning to death for adultery and flogging for drinking alcohol.
Prosecutors at Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal on Monday requested life imprisonment for two of the regime's surviving leaders, issuing an emotional appeal for justice for the millions who died or suffered through the group's reign of terror nearly 40 years ago.
Lao Airlines on Saturday said it had identified almost half of the 32 bodies so far recovered after a plane carrying dozens of people, many of them foreign travelers, plunged into the Mekong River.
Police in the Maldives forced the postponement of Saturday's presidential polls, declaring the vote illegal in a decision that sparked international concern.
Former Khmer Rouge leaders on trial for crimes against humanity “spilt blood for power” in their quest to make the country a slave state, prosecutors alleged on Friday.
Rescuers battled hazardous conditions Thursday in the search for bodies from a Lao Airlines plane which plunged into the Mekong River with 49 people aboard, more than half of them foreigners.
Cambodia's opposition leader says international donors should not do “business as usual” with the aid-dependent government of long-time ruler Hun Sen unless he agrees to an independent probe into July's disputed election.