New Delhi's forces have detained at least 20 rights activists and three pro-independence leaders in India-administered Kashmir amid rising tensions across the disputed Muslim-majority valley.
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:24PM
The issue of utmost significance to Afghanistan should be to focus on its shattered economy rather than presence of foreign troops, an analyst tells Press TV in an interview.
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:3PM
Afghanistan's army has reportedly arrested two US citizens who were trying to meet with a top Taliban leader.
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:35AM
Iran’s ambassador to Azerbaijan Republic says, despite numerous requests, Azeri officials have not yet allowed Iranian diplomats access to a detained Iranian citizen, who is on a hunger strike over his arrest.
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:34AM
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has accused the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un of waging a "reign of terror."
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:59AM
At least three people have been killed in a US-led airstrike in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Wardak, reports say.
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:46AM
Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will not quit ahead of the upcoming elections, urging anti-government protesters to stop demonstrations.
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:30AM
East Timor has accused Australian spies of carrying out activities in the country’s government offices while using an aid program as a cover.
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:59AM
Caretaker Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reportedly made a tearful appeal to protesters to stop campaigning against her family.
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:39AM
Members of two political parties in Pakistan, which are opposed to US drone attacks in their country, have blocked a supply route for the US-led NATO forces stationed in neighboring Afghanistan, Press TV reports.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 6:37PM
Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawat has dissolved the parliament and says elections will be held as soon as possible.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 3:16PM
A political activist has stressed the importance of US withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying Kabul should seek regional aid for its stability, Press TV reports.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 2:25PM
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has held talks with senior Pakistani officials amid growing tensions over continued US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal regions.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 10:56AM
Iran’s 28th naval fleet of war vessels is set to depart from India’s western port city of Mumbai for other major ports in Southeast Asia, says an Iranian naval commander.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 10:55AM
China has expressed regret about a recent move by South Korea to expand its East China Sea air defense zone.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 8:50AM
India’s main opposition party has achieved victory in three states in regional Legislative Assembly polls ahead of the 2014 national elections.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 8:49AM
The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been “eliminated” over committing “criminal” acts and leading a “counter-revolutionary faction.”
Mon Dec 9, 2013 7:34AM
A collision between a commuter train and a truck transporting liquefied gas in the Indonesian capital has left at least seven people dead and six others injured.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 6:54AM
Japan has revised down its economic growth rate for the third quarter of 2013 to 0.3 percent from an initial figure of 0.5 percent, showing a sharp slowdown from the previous quarter.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 6:30AM
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announces the dissolution of the parliament and has called for an election amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations in the capital, Bangkok.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 2:7AM
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will hold an election and dissolve the parliament "as soon as possible," following anti-government protests.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 1:13AM
The United Nations has criticized the Afghan government for failing to protect women’s rights by enforcing a law passed in 2009.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 12:19AM
Outdoor radiation levels at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant have climbed to their highest, a report says.
Sun Dec 8, 2013 7:13PM
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Washington supports the presence of US military presence in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 deadline for the withdrawal of foreign forces.
Sun Dec 8, 2013 6:44PM
India's ruling Congress party is believed to be heading for a painful defeat in key state elections, early results show.
Sun Dec 8, 2013 5:49PM
Crisis is deepening in Thailand as the kingdom’s main opposition party quits parliament saying it can no longer work with the government.
Sun Dec 8, 2013 3:53PM
An Afghan minister says the United States has halted up to six projects in Afghanistan since President Hamid Karzai delayed signing a security deal with Washington.
Sun Dec 8, 2013 7:45AM
South Korea says it has expanded its East China Sea air defense zone to partially overlap with a similar zone recently declared by China.
Sun Dec 8, 2013 7:27AM
At least four people have been killed in an airstrike carried out by US-led forces in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Kunar, Press TV reports.
Sun Dec 8, 2013 6:54AM
The report that Thai immigration officials sold Rohingya Muslims to human traffickers is going to intensify pressures on the governments of Thailand and Myanmar, a political analyst tells Press TV.
Sun Dec 8, 2013 6:43AM
An American serviceman has been arrested in Japan’s Okinawa Island over allegations of trespassing into a local man’s home while drunk.
Sun Dec 8, 2013 12:59AM
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Afghanistan's defense minister has assured him that a security pact between Washington and Kabul will be signed in a “timely manner.”
Sat Dec 7, 2013 11:5PM
China's parliament has announced that Japan is not authorized to criticize the establishment of a Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) that aims to defend the nation.
Sat Dec 7, 2013 10:57PM
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says Bangkok will help the United Nations and the United States with any investigation into the findings of a report that Thai immigration officials sold Rohingya Muslims fleeing from persecution in Myanmar to human traffickers.
Sat Dec 7, 2013 5:52PM
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is on a surprise visit to Afghanistan as Washington is frustrated over Afghan president’s refusal to sign a bilateral security deal.
Sat Dec 7, 2013 11:0AM
Afghan national security forces have killed 19 Taliban militants during separate cleanup operations across the country, Press TV reports.
Sat Dec 7, 2013 9:28AM
China has accused Australia of damaging the trust between the two countries through remarks and actions on Beijing's newly-declared air defense zone over the East China Sea.
Sat Dec 7, 2013 8:36AM
At least five people have been killed in a joint military operation by Afghan security forces and US-led foreign troops in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports.
Sat Dec 7, 2013 6:58AM
Thousands of people have held a demonstration in Japan’s capital, Tokyo, to denounce the adoption of a controversial state-secrets law which toughens penalties for whistleblowers and journalists.
Sat Dec 7, 2013 5:41AM
North Korea has freed a veteran American soldier who had been arrested since October for “hostile acts” against Pyongyang.
Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:46PM
The United Nations has called for an investigation into the findings of a report that Thai immigration officials sold Rohingya Muslims fleeing from persecution in Myanmar to human traffickers.
Fri Dec 6, 2013 7:33PM
A top aide to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has accused the US of trying to force Kabul into signing a security deal with Washington, noting that his country will never bow to US pressure.
Fri Dec 6, 2013 6:54PM
Pro-Taliban militants have shot and killed a prominent regional Sunni leader in eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, security sources say.
Fri Dec 6, 2013 5:23PM
A human rights campaigner has called for legal action against Thai officials suspected of selling Rohingya Muslims fleeing from persecution in Myanmar to human traffickers, Press TV reports.
Fri Dec 6, 2013 8:29AM
At least six people are killed during an exchange of fire between suspected pro-Taliban militants and security forces in southwestern Balochistan Pakistan.
Fri Dec 6, 2013 7:21AM
A Pakistani immigrant has filed a lawsuit against the US government in a federal court in Miami, saying he was kept for over ten months in solitary confinement after being falsely arrested on ‘terrorism’ charges.
Fri Dec 6, 2013 7:15AM
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the status of Australian airline Qantas to “junk” shortly after the carrier announced it would be slashing as many as one thousand jobs.
Fri Dec 6, 2013 4:11AM
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his country will not stop collecting intelligence on Indonesia, raising concerns that diplomatic tensions between the two countries can escalate further.
Fri Dec 6, 2013 1:5AM
Young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year for promoting education for girls and women, is among the winners of the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize, the UN has announced.
Thu Dec 5, 2013 7:10PM
A new investigation reveals that Thailand immigration officials have sold hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from persecution in Myanmar to human traffickers.