The terrorist plot to bring down an airplane, uncovered by Australian anti-terrorism police, was "very sophisticated" and well advanced.
Following the removal of its chief Nawaz Sharif as prime minister, another problem has arisen for the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as the interim premier-in-waiting, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is also facing a Rs220 billion corruption inquiry being carried out by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
North Korea's second intercontinental ballistic missile launch late Friday night reached the highest altitude ever achieved by the nation, possibly enough to threaten the U.S. capital of Washington, according to experts.
The ruling Pakistan Muslim League party on Saturday nominated Shahbaz Sharif as the successor to his brother Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister removed by the Supreme Court on corruption charges.
North Korea launches its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), with experts warning that US cities are now within Pyongyang's range.
Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada has stepped down, taking responsibility for an alleged cover-up of controversial military reports on Japanese troops deployed in South Sudan as UN peacekeepers.
Nawaz Sharif stepped down from his post after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding public office in a landmark decision on the Panama Papers case.
The trial of two women accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is to begin on October 2.
With Taiwanese citizenship question still hanging over her, Japan's opposition leader has stepped down
Renho became the party's first female leader in September, but her reign was dogged by questions over her citizenship.
And he was beaten up 'by mistake' by fans of the same club that he supported.