Eminent Indonesian Quran reciter Sheikh Ja’afar Abdulrahman passes away while reciting verses from the Holy Quran live on air.
US President Donald Trump commemorates over one million Armenians "massacred" at the hands of Ottoman Turks in 1915.
A government spokesman said the talks would begin on May 24 and would last five days.
Philippines’ Duterte is accused of direct links to extrajudicial killings based on a case filed with the ICC.
People took to the streets of the Armenian capital and in the United States to mark the 102nd anniversary of the massacre of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.
The liberal blogger was found dead in the stairwell of his apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest.
US Vice President Mike Pence says Washington will honor an agreement with Australia to take in refugees, even though President Trump called the agreement "dumb."
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sends an offering to the controversial Yasukuni shrine that honors the war dead.
Australian scientists say the wreckage of missing flight MH370 ‘most likely’ lies north of the original search zone.
The Thai military says two suspected have died after a bomb they were transporting prematurely exploded.
The race is between a Muslim candidate and the incumbent Christian governor, who is being prosecuted for allegations of blasphemy.
The vehicle plunged into a deep ravine in a mountainous town in northern Philippine.
Prime Minister Abe of Japan calls for both a peaceful resolution of tensions with North Korea and pressure on Pyongyang to force it to abandon its nuclear program.
A gas station comes under attack by explosive devices in the Philippines’ militancy-hit south.
Villagers in Vietnam's capital on Monday were holding more than 30 people, most of them policemen, over a land dispute.
Rescuers continued digging on Monday through heaps of mud and trash that collapsed onto a clutch of homes near a Sri Lankan garbage dump.
Filipino officials say annual drills with the US would continue next month.
Nepal and China begin first-ever military exercises as a sign of deepening ties between the neighbors.
More than twenty people die when a garbage mountain collapsed in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
An attempt by residents in Papua New Guinea to break into an Australian asylum-seeker detention center has ended up in clashes with security forces.
Uzbekistan says it had passed information to a Western government about the suspect in the recent Stockholm attack prior to the terrorist act.
The Japanese authorities discuss how to evacuate citizens from South Korea amid what they call North Korean threats.
The deadly incident took place along a river dividing Bangladesh from Myanmar's westernmost state of Rakhine.
Two women accused of murdering North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s exiled half-brother in Malaysia have appeared at a court.
Japan plans to conduct a joint military drill with the US Navy strike group that is heading toward the Korean Peninsula, sources say.
Clashes between a militant group and Philippine security forces left nine people dead in the tourist resort of Bohol.
The largest of the three camps includes more than 200 houses full of Rohingya Muslims, an intensely-persecuted minority.
Australia expresses readiness to export uranium to India, after a deal initially signed nearly three years ago.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he is not after militarizing the territory in the South China Sea and is merely boosting defenses there.
The summon on Sunday came after Iran dismissed as “ridiculous” the Jordanian monarch's juxtaposition of the Islamic Republic with the Takfiri Daesh group.
The UN’s children agency calls on Myanmar’s government to release the Rohingya children detained in Rakhine State.
Indonesian police killed the six suspected Daesh-linked militants and captured another one in a gunfight on Java Island on Saturday.
There were no immediate reports of casualties from the quakes, the strongest of which hit the coast close to Mabini.
Police say the ferry capsized Friday evening in Ayeyarwaddy delta.
The Thai King endorses a new constitution proposed by the junta government.
Authorities said on Thursday that law enforcement personnel had arrested Husayn al-Dhafiri and Rahaf Zina in the Bonifacio Global City of Manila.
Australia's consumer watchdog sues US Apple for violating laws by allegedly refusing to look at or repair some iPads and iPhones previously serviced by a third party.
Myanmar claims the country’s treatment of the Rohingya Muslims does not amount to ethnic cleansing.
The Philippine president orders troop deployment to unoccupied islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea.
Australia warned terrorists could target Anzac Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey this month.
Peace negotiators from the government and the communist rebels in the Philippines agree on an interim ceasefire.
Canberra makes the largest ever seizure of the drug ice in Australia’s history in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
The Philippine president sacks a key member of his cabinet over a corruption row.
The Thai cabinet approved the purchase of 10 Chinese tanks worth 58 million dollars to replace an old US model, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.
European observers say the weekend election in Armenia was generally sound but irregularities happened.
The United Nations has urged the Australian government to stop racist behavior toward the Aborigines in the country.
Hundreds of Afghans in Australia stage a rally in protest at Kabul’s discriminatory policies.
The exercise began off South Korea’s southern coast near Japan on Monday to simulate countering a North Korean submarine-launched missile attack.
The ruling Republican Party leads Armenia's parliamentary elections.
Sunday's decision came after appeals were filed challenging the verdicts handed down by a fast-track tribunal in 2015.
Peace negotiations between the Philippine government and Maoist rebels started anew on Sunday in Oslo.
An Indonesian official says 28 people are feared dead in a Saturday landslide on Java Island.
Armenians are voting in elections for the first time since the adoption of constitutional reforms to transform the country into a parliamentary republic.
Dozens of people are missing a landslide destroys houses in central Indonesia.
Floods in two Australian states claim the lives of two people and leave four others missing.
Japanese whale hunters slaughtered 333 minke whales in the Antarctic amid international condemnation.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib said on Thursday that the two countries had reached an an agreement in the murder case of the North Korean leader’s exiled half-brother.
Australian authorities issue warnings about potential severe flooding in the two states of Queensland and New South Wales, both already hit by Cyclone Debbie.
Some 118 refugees, including Rohingya Muslims, have died over the past two years in Malaysia’s refugee detention camps.
Australia begins evacuating thousands of people stranded on resort islands in the tropical northeast as a powerful cyclone bore down on the coast.
A Philippines lawmaker files supplementary charges to an impeachment complaint against President Duterte.
The Rohingya-linked outfit calls for the international community to take "necessary measures, including sending peacekeeping forces into Rakhine."
Japan’s ruling party has called on the government to enhance strike capability amid potential attack by North Korea.
The powerful storm has wrought widespread damage in Queensland State.
Indonesia president says a moratorium on the death penalty could be restored if the public approves it.
A Japanese high court rules that two nuclear reactors west of the country can resume their work.
Australia’s northeastern coastline is hit hard as Cyclone Debbie makes landfall.
Japan will lease a total of five surplus Beechcraft TC-90 planes to the Philippines to patrol South China Sea.
The UN has agreed to send a fact-finding mission to probe widespread claims of violence by security forces against Rohingya Muslims.
Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warns that the Daesh terrorist group could establish a stronghold in the southern Philippines.
Six Japanese high school students were found “with no vital signs” Monday after an avalanche in a ski resort in Japan.
Cyclone Debbie is forecast to strengthen to a Category 4 storm before it makes landfall in the northeast state early on Tuesday.
The explosions came after an army raid on a militant hideout in the northeastern district of Sylhet.
An Indian court acquits Iranian aid worker Kalbasi Ashtari of her manslaughter charges over the death a boy in a 2014 picnic accident.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh speak of the ordeals they went through in Myanmar.
Australia has secured contracts to supply military equipment to Saudi Arabia, despite Riyadh's ongoing war crimes in Yemen.
The top UN rights body agreed to send an international fact-finding mission to Myanmar to probe the crimes against Rohingya Muslims.
China hopes that the entry into service of Japan's second biggest helicopter carrier, the Kaga, does not mean a return to the country's past militaristic history.
The second helicopter carrier, which entered service on Wednesday, will give the Japanese military greater ability to deploy beyond its shores.
South Korea says it complains to World Trade Organization over China’s response to the deployment of the THAAD missile system.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida meets with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Tokyo after talks between the two countries' defense ministers.
The embassy staffer was forced to leave New Zealand over allegations of involvement in a serious criminal incident.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has started his four-leg tour to Europe to discuss security and trade issues.
Rakhine state's dominant Arakan National Party led the protest in Sittwe.
The Supreme Court upheld a 2008 order to execute Mufti Hannan, the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad group and two of his accomplices.
Malaysia is pursuing more suspects in relation to the killing of North Korea leader’s half brother.
New Zealand says the United States has shielded an embassy staffer from being prosecuted over an incident near Wellington.
Bangladeshi police shoot dead a suspected militant armed with explosives in Dhaka.
The global community has hindered an independent probe of the atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, who are the target of “slow-burning genocide,” an activist says.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has cancelled his planned state visit to the Maldives.
Philippines’ military blocks a group of lawmakers and security chiefs from visiting Philippine-held territory disputed by China.