US 'Strongly Condemns' Apparent Beheading Of Japanese National
January 24 2015 12:23 PM
Haruna Yukawa's death was allegedly captured in an Islamic State group beheading video days after Japanese PM vowed to save hostages' lives.
Why The Japanese Hostages Of ISIS Traveled To Syria
January 24 2015 11:28 AM
Haruna Yukawa's reportedly fatal quest to become a military contractor led to friendship with journalist Kenji Goto -- and their capture.
Edifice Complex? China Leads The World In Building Skyscrapers
January 24 2015 8:40 AM
China's economy may have slowed in 2014, but skyscraper construction projects continued to raise the nation's skyline and global profile.
34 Killed In Bangladesh Amid Political Unrest
January 24 2015 5:57 AM
Most of those killed and injured were the victims of firebomb attacks, amid rising unrest fueled by a political stand-off.
Obama Going To Riyadh To Meet New Saudi King, White House Says
January 24 2015 4:27 AM
Obama's early departure from India would cause him to skip a planned excursion to the Taj Mahal.
Police Hunt 12-Year-Old Girl Over Multimillion-Dollar Diamond Heist
January 24 2015 4:11 AM
The girl and her three accomplices managed to remove a diamond necklace worth US$4.6 million from a Hong Kong store.
Japan Vows Not To Give Up On Hostages Held By ISIS
January 24 2015 3:01 AM
Japanese authorities have received no word from the hostage-takers, even after a 72 hour-deadline to pay ransom passed Friday.
More Than 200 Indian Child Laborers Rescued In Raids
January 23 2015 11:04 PM
The children, as young as 6 years old, were brought to Hyderabad after their captors paid parents the equivalent of $325.
In China, VPN Outages Part Of Bigger Cybersecurity Crackdown
January 23 2015 3:47 PM
China is trying to take the reins in controlling the wild Web by beefing up the Great Firewall.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Text Isn't Secret, Just Restricted: US
January 23 2015 3:42 PM
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman defended the proposed TPP deal against charges of secrecy.
North Korea Is Boosting Tourism With The Help Of English-Speaking Foreigners
January 23 2015 12:32 PM
Dozens of applicants are vying for a spot as one of North Korea's English-speaking volunteers to help boost tourism
How A Rice Subsidy Program Toppled A Thai Government Leader
January 23 2015 10:27 AM
The program, seen as a populist measure, turned sour as rice prices fell and the government ran out of money.
North Korea Wants South To Lift Sanctions Before Resuming Dialogue
January 23 2015 8:19 AM
The reclusive nation, already sanctioned by many countries around the world, demands South Korea lift its sanctions if it wants to resume talks.
How China-Pakistan Relationship Influences US-India Ties
January 23 2015 8:15 AM
Security cooperation will be high on the agenda when Modi and Obama meet in New Delhi next week.
Protests In Jakarta As Indonesian Police Arrest Anti-Corruption Agency Official
January 23 2015 6:36 AM
The official's arrest is viewed as a retaliatory move by the police force after a member of the latter was named a suspect in a case.
China Blocks VPNs In Online Censorship Crackdown
January 23 2015 6:01 AM
Virtual private networks are commonly used to skirt China's Internet restrictions.
Philippines Accused Of 'Whitewashing Poverty' During Pope's Visit
January 23 2015 5:52 AM
A Philippine official admitted that hundreds of beggars were removed from the streets of Manila and housed in a resort during the pope's visit.
Thailand’s Former Premier Impeached, Faces Criminal Charges
January 23 2015 4:58 AM
Former Premier Yingluck Shinawatra has now been banned from politics for five years over a botched up multibillion-dollar rice subsidy program.
India-US Nuclear Talks Hit Roadblock Again: Report
January 23 2015 1:32 AM
The two countries are looking at activating a civil nuclear agreement that has been in limbo since it came into effect in 2008.
No Word From ISIS About Hostages, Japanese Official Says
January 23 2015 12:45 AM
ISIS released a video Tuesday demanding $200 million for the hostages within 72 hours.