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KARACHI Pakistani police  were on Tuesday hunting a tribal elder who ordered a teenage couple to be electrocuted by their families as punishment for eloping,...

YANGON Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai and Muslim countries in Asia led a growing chorus of criticism on Monday aimed at Myanmar and its civilian...

BUSAN (South Korea) A number of countries participating in a Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) subcommittee meeting have emphasised the protection of bluefin...

DHAKA Bangladesh’s central bank will send a team of officials to the Philippines on Tuesday to push for the recovery of more of the $81...

HONG KONG It is one of Hong Kong’s most treasured food traditions: the buying, giving and eating of ‘mooncakes’ to mark mid-autumn festival, celebrated in...

DHAKA Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh from escalating fighting in Myanmar face the growing danger of sickness and attempts by the Bangladesh authorities to send...

BANGKOK Fugitive former premier Yingluck Shinawatra discarded her mobile phones and stopped travelling in her usual vehicles in the days before last week’s dramatic escape,...

MANILA The Philippines lift- ed its one-month suspension on Uber Technologies ahead of schedule on Tuesday after the ride-hailing firm paid almost $10 million in...

DHAKA A Bangladesh court on Tuesday jailed the Rana Plaza owner for three years for graft, the first of many charges laid against him after...

SYDNEY A war of wordsover colonial-era statues in Australia took a further twist on Tuesday with calls for the addition of plaques acknowledging the nation’s...