Prime Minister Hun Sen, accused of intensifying a crackdown on dissent before Cambodia's 2018 election, threatened on Wednesday to jail an opposition leader who has refused to come forward over an alleged sex scandal.
Mongolian pop singer and single mother Nara swapped her trademark miniskirt for a traditional "deel" to campaign in tented slums for a seat in parliament, but would-be female parliamentarians face an uphill challenge as the country goes to the polls Wednesday.
One man was killed and several buildings torched in violence at a university in Papua New Guinea, its vice-chancellor said Sunday, some two weeks after police opened fire on students in the capital.
Myanmar police Sunday torched drugs with a street value of nearly US$60 million as authorities struggle to tackle the scourge of poppy cultivation and shut down pill laboratories in lawless border zones.
NEW DELHI - Bangladesh police said Sunday they had arrested a man suspected of killing the wife of an anti-terrorism police officer, just weeks after she was stabbed and shot in the southeastern city of Chittagong.
A handful of faded photographs has long been Suntali Rasaili's only treasured memento of her teenage daughter, allegedly executed by Nepali soldiers at the height of the Maoist insurgency.
The US$165 million loan to Bangladesh for a power distribution system upgrade and expansion project has two components to be executed by Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board and Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd.
KATHMANDU - Nepal has barred its citizens from working in Afghanistan after a suicide bomb attack killed 13 Nepali guards in Kabul this week, an official said Friday.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi arrived Thursday in Thailand where she is expected to be garlanded by her adoring compatriots, hundreds of thousands of whom have sought work and sanctuary from war across the border.
YANGON - Myanmar officials must refer to the oppressed Rohingya Muslim minority as "people who believe in Islam" rather than by their name, according to a letter seen by AFP Tuesday, as a UN rights envoy prepares to visit the benighted group.