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KABUL Civilian casualties in Afghanistan soared to a record high in the first half of 2016, the UN said Monday, with children in particular paying...

MANILA New Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will lay out his goals for his six-year term on Monday and has set a simple tone for his...

PYONGYANG Ramped-up international sanctions on North Korea have inadvertently disrupted the already challenging work of aid agencies there, those in the field say, with risk-averse...

SINGAPORE Singapore’s central bank chief vowed on Monday to name and shame other banks engaged in money-laundering after a scandal involving Malaysian state fund...

VIENTIANE Southeast Asian foreign ministers will hold crunch talks in communist Laos on Sunday at a summit already overshadowed by infighting over Beijing’s sabre rattling...

HONG KONG Apple Inc found itself on the receiving end of a small, short-lived anti-US protest this week in China, the tech firm’s biggest overseas...

DHAKA Police in Bangladesh arrested on Sunday four female members of a home-grown militant group blamed for a bloody attack on a cafe in which...

NEW DELHI For the bold, beautiful and ambitious women of Afghanistan, patriarchy in society has not deterred them from being successful entrepreneurs amid the darkness...

DHAKA Doctors, engineers and university students are among 261 people officially missing in Bangladesh, with some feared recruited by Islamic militant groups, as the country...

SEOUL North Korea said on Wednesday its latest ballistic missile tests trialled detonation devices for possible nuclear strikes on US targets in South Korea and...