The Philippine president says he would have only empty tribal schools bombed.
Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of late Uzbek ex-president Islam Karimov, is in custody following a 2015 conviction for extortion and embezzlement.
Afghan military forces have retaken a district from Taliban militants in the western province of Ghor.
Floods paralyze infrastructure in India’s western state of Gujarat, leaving more than 120 people dead.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan has resigned following a Supreme Court ruling that disqualified him from office over corruption charges.
The commander US naval forces in the Pacific Ocean has warned he would launch a nuclear attack against China if President Donald Trump ordered it.
The Chinese air force says its combat drills over high seas have become a “routine” practice and will continue.
Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year at a time of rising tensions between China and the US.
Officials in Myanmar say a fresh outbreak of H1N1 virus has claimed six lives.
The Japanese defense minister on Friday announced her resignation in a scandal involving the withholding of information.
Australia has urged China to further pressure North Korea in a bid to convince it to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.
Large swaths of western India were lashed by heavy monsoon rains and flooding over the last week.
The militants suffer heavy casualties themselves during attack on army base in the southern Afghan province.
The Sri Lankan government has dispatched army servicemen to reinstate the distribution of fuel disrupted by a strike.
Pope Francis’ top financial adviser, Cardinal George Pell, made his first court appearance on Wednesday to hear historical charges of sexual abuse.
Afghans have taken part in a funeral procession for the Shia Muslims who were recently killed in an attack in Kabul.
Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has urged the United States to return church bells seized a century ago.
Maldives’ military forces have barred main opposition party from entering parliament.
Vietnamese police arrest a prominent dissident for efforts aimed at overthrowing the government.
A South Korean government source says Pyongyang appears to be preparing for a new missile launch on an upcoming military anniversary.
Japanese MPs question PM Shinzo Abe again over a favoritism scandal, which has contributed to his falling popularity ratings.
A US surveillance aircraft was intercepted over the East China Sea by two Chinese jets, according to US officials.
Thirteen people are confirmed to have contracted Swine flu in Myanmar, with a boy killed as a result of the disease.
A powerful explosion claims the lives of at least 26 people in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
At least 35 people killed when heavily-armed Taliban militants launch a deadly attack on a hospital in Afghanistan’s central Ghor province.
The UNHCR slams the Canberra government for keeping thousands of refugees in “unacceptable” conditions.
Beijing urges New Delhi to pull its troops out of the Doklam plateau, which is disputed by China and Bhutan, a close Indian ally.
The Japanese PM attends a special parliament session to answer questions on his favoritism allegations.
Multiple casualties are reported as a bomber detonates an explosives-laden vehicle in a western neighborhood of the Afghan capital.
Police launched the search operation for some 30 villagers still missing two days after a mass kidnapping.
The crackdown targets a syndicate accused of smuggling over 50 million liters of crude oil inside water tankers.
Two main parties lead neck-and-neck in East Timor elections.
Local media say the militants have overrun districts in Ghor and Faryab provinces after fighting with police officers and killing at least eight of them.
Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan are told to evacuate their homes as heavy rains cause major flooding and cut some rail links.
The militants killed at least seven abductees after kidnapping dozens of civilians.
The victims were shot dead a day earlier in an ambush by gunmen in the southern port city.
Media report US admitting to inconsistency in describing the Kashmir region, but say there has been no US policy change on the Kashmir dispute.
Eleven people have died and nine others were injured after a traffic collision in north China's Hebei province.
The Philippine Congress has voted to extend martial law in the country's south until the end of the year.
Australia says the Australian forces have detected a Chinese spy ship near areas, where Canberra and Washington are holding war games.
A UN official says Myanmar is still using the same “tactics” to silence its people as the former junta.
The largest city on New Zealand's south island has declared a state of emergency amid a severe storm.
Local Afghan officials revise the death toll from a US air strike on police forces in Helmand to 16.
A young Kashmiri man dies after Indian forces fire at a group of worshipers during clashes outside a mosque in the New Delhi-ruled part of the region.
At least 15 Afghan troops are killed in the latest US airstrike in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
Three Chinese warships are in Russia's major Baltic Fleet base in Baltiysk town to participate in the naval drills.
President Duterte said the United States is a "lousy" country.
The Supreme Court concluded its hearings into allegations of corruption against Sharif and his family on Friday.
Australia has expressed disappointment over the United States’ refusal to resettle hundreds of its rejected refugees under a deal.
Former Thai prime pinister Yingluck Shinawatra has met with her supporters as she attended a final court hearing in the capital, Bangkok.
A gas canister explosion at a restaurant in China’s Hangzhou City has killed two people and injured 55 others.
South Korean-proposed military talks with North Korea have failed to materialize as Pyongyang made no reaction to the offer.
North Korea is facing severe food shortages due to the worst drought since 2001, the UN's food agency says.
Indian lawmakers and provincial legislators elect a new president from the country's lowest and poorest Dalit caste.
Countries facing a ban on the purchases of drones from the United States are flocking to the Chinese market to meet their demands, a report says.
Philippines has arrested 44 suspects in relation to the kidnapping of a Singaporean woman.
US satellite imagery and reconnaissance data show that North Korea is in preparation for a new missile test over the next few days.
Heavily-armed gunmen riding on motorcycles shot dead at least four members of the Shia family.
The Pakistani lawmakers once again raised questions over the role of the former army chief General Sharif in the coalition.
A UK Navy warship watched closely as a Chinese flotilla passed through the English Channel to join Russian naval forces at the Baltic Sea.
The Philippine president threatened to end peace talks with communist rebels following an attack on his military bodyguards, which killed one and injured five.
Beijing says New Delhi should withdraw its troops from a disputed border territory and avoid an “escalation of the situation.”
Prime Minister Turnbull is demanding answers from Washington about the fatal shooting of an Australian bride-to-be by US police.
Six police officers were also wounded in the fierce battle with the Taliban militant group.
Three detained Myanmar journalists have accused the military of trying to silence the media across the country.
The Philippine president asks Congress to extend martial law in the militancy-riddled south until the end of this year.
Military aircraft and about a dozen warships, including one of Beijing’s most advanced destroyers, will join the drills in the Baltic Sea this week.
Fresh cross-border fighting between Pakistani and Indian forces in Kashmir leaves 6 dead.
Afghan security forces recapture a southern district in Helmand Province from Taliban militants.
Indian authorities update the toll from the recent flash floods in west, east and northeast of the country to 76.
China complains to the US over the passage of a bill that aims to enhance military relations with Taiwan.
Jordan sentences a soldier to life in prison with hard labor for killing three US military trainers at the gate of an air base in the Arab country's south.
The United Nations 80,000 Rohingya Muslim children under the age of five are in need of treatment for ‘acute malnutrition’ in Myanmar.
The UN says over 5,000 civilians were killed or wounded amid violence in Afghanistan in the first half of 2017.
Thousands of lawmakers and state legislators in India are casting their votes to pick the next president, with the ruling party’s nominee expected to win.
The Pakistani Supreme Court resumes hearings over corruption allegations against the prime minister.
PM Turnbull announces a raft of changes that would pave the way for the military to quickly rush to police aid during anti-terror operations.
Police say a bomb attack has targeted a vehicle carrying paramilitary forces in Peshawar.
Seoul proposes two rounds of official talks with Pyongyang over military tensions and family reunions to be held on July 21 and August 1.
China tests its largest ever domestically-built unmanned aerial vehicle, the Caihong-5.
Pakistani military says 4 soldiers are killed in shelling by India in Kashmir.
Pakistan has launched a military operation near Afghan border to clear Khyber region.
A bus carrying Hindu pilgrims crashes on its way to shrine in India’s Kashmir, killing 16 people.
A pre-dawn fire in a two-story residential building in eastern China killed 22 people and injured three on Sunday, authorities said.
Heavy monsoon flooding kills four people and leaves at least six others missing in western India.
Thousands of people have staged a march in Hong Kong to remember the late Chinese dissident and Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Fourteen prisoners escaped from a police station jail in the war-torn town of Jolo on Sunday but three of them were killed and another was wounded and recaptured.
The index of China’s economy shows a slight decline in the April-June period, AFP survey shows.
Prime Minister Modi has ordered a team of federal government officials to assess the damage.
Liu Xiaobo was an internationally renowned literary critic, writer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
North Korea has warned the United Nations Security Council against adopting any further sanctions resolutions against Pyongyang.