Gunmen Abduct 30 Shia Muslims In Afghanistan
February 24 2015 6:45 AM EST
Afghan authorities said that those abducted belonged to the minority Hazara community.
Indonesia Says Executions Won't Be Delayed Despite Mercy Pleas
February 24 2015 3:06 AM EST
Indonesia's President said on Tuesday that the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row would go forward as planned.
Snowden In Reddit Q&A After 'Citizenfour' Oscar Win
February 23 2015 11:50 PM EST
The NSA leaker and subject of an Oscar-winning documentary took part in a revealing Q&A.
Another Territorial Dispute Is Bubbling In East Asia
February 23 2015 3:27 PM EST
Japan and South Korea are increasingly at loggerheads, and China is benefiting from it.
Thai Police On Hunt For Bell-Kicking Chinese Tourist
February 23 2015 9:30 AM EST
The reputation of Chinese tourists in Thailand is further tarnished by this latest incident at a sacred temple.
Japan Farm Minister Resigns Over Donations Scandal
February 23 2015 8:28 AM EST
Japan's farm minister resigned over dubious donations, and the opposition party sees this as a great way to wrest power from the ruling coalition.
Indian Police Widen Corporate Espionage Probe
February 23 2015 5:30 AM EST
Another arrest was made in New Delhi as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged theft of government documents by energy companies.
Maldives’ Ousted President Arrested Under Anti-Terrorism Law
February 23 2015 2:58 AM EST
Mohamed Nasheed was ordered to stand trial on terror charges related to a 2012 order to arrest a senior judge.
Two Thais Sentenced For Insulting King
February 23 2015 2:06 AM EST
The number of arrests made under Thailand's controversial "lese majeste" laws has increased since the 2014 coup.
North Korea Bans Foreign Runners From Annual Marathon
February 23 2015 1:20 AM EST
North Korea banned foreign nationals from participating in the annual event, scheduled for April, citing fears over the spread of Ebola.
Fearing Terrorism, Abbott Announces Stricter Citizenship Laws
February 22 2015 11:43 PM EST
The trade-off between personal freedoms and national security, Australia's prime minister said, was necessary.
Kerry And Iran's Zarif Meet For Two Hours In Nuclear Talks
February 22 2015 7:26 PM EST
The meeting included for the first time U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi.
Turkish Forces Successfully Evacuate Soldiers Trapped By ISIS In Syria
February 22 2015 5:51 PM EST
The operation was the first of its kind by Turkey, which has been reluctant to become involved in the fight against ISIS.
India Wins Release Of Christian Aid Worker In Afghanistan
February 22 2015 8:25 AM EST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India has secured the release of the Rev. Alexis Prem Kumar, a Jesuit priest held captive in Afghanistan since last June.
Hong Kong Seeks Mainland Security Laws To Counter Protests
February 22 2015 6:16 AM EST
Two Hong Kong delegates to China's parliament are pushing to implement mainland security laws, after protesters shut down major parts of the city.
Bangkok Police Arrest 3 At Demonstration Focused On Military Junta
February 22 2015 1:44 AM EST
Thailand's ruling military junta has severely restricted public gatherings since seizing power, and has detained over 300 people for dissent.
Sydney Siege Report Signals Tighter Immigration Curbs
February 21 2015 11:40 PM EST
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that Sydney gunman, an Iranian refugee, should not have been allowed into the country.
Iran Sends High-Level Negotiators To Geneva Nuclear Talks
February 21 2015 6:37 PM EST
U.S. and Iranian officials began a new round of talks in Geneva on Friday, seeking to end a 12-year standoff over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
Amartya Sen Resigns As Head Of India's Nalanda University
February 21 2015 7:07 AM EST
The Nobel Prize-winning economist claimed that India's Narendra Modi-led government did not want him to continue in his position.
China Protests Indian PM's Visit To Disputed Border Region
February 21 2015 2:26 AM EST
China has consistently disputed India's claim over Arunachal Pradesh, which it refers to as south Tibet.