The United States on Wednesday labeled as “ethnic cleansing" the Burma military operation against Rohingya Muslims that has sent over 600,000 refugees flooding into Bangladesh, and said it would consider possible "targeted sanctions."
Pope Francis has added in a private meeting with Myanmar's military chief during his upcoming trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh — an indication that the Vatican views the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as a military operation distinct from the will of the civilian government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif has appeared again in an anti-graft court seeking an exemption from attending his corruption trial so that he can visit his wife as she undergoes cancer treatment in London.
North Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons.
The Latest on North Korean tensions (all times local): 7 p.m. North Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist the country as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons.
South Korea's foreign minister, Kang Kyung-wha, is meeting with her Chinese counterpart as the countries work to repair strained relations ahead of a visit by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Beijing next month.
A Philippine official says the government is preparing to extradite to the United States a Filipino Catholic priest who is facing charges of sexually molesting two boys in two North Dakota churches in the 1990s.
The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 11:15 a.m.
A multination search is underway for two Japanese and five Indonesian crew members after their fishing ship was found capsized about 400 kilometers (250 miles) from the Pacific island of Palau.
On a cold, grey afternoon, a North Korean soldier races toward freedom.
North Korean troops briefly crossed into South Korea while chasing one of their fellow soldiers who defected earlier this month, violating the armistice that ended the Korean War, the U.S.-led United Nations command said Wednesday.
A Chinese energy company denies it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure business from African officials on its behalf.
The U.S.-led U.N. command has released a dramatic video showing the desperate dash to freedom, shooting and rescue of a North Korean soldier.
An international human rights group says Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity.
The village where he labored as a teen has become a shrine, a tree he planted an icon.
Disturbing video emerged from China Tuesday showing donkeys being tortured -- some bashed in the head with sledgehammers -- for what has become a lucrative business: the slaughter of donkeys for a traditional Chinese medicine and a snack food product called "ejiao."
A Japanese woman told police she placed her four newborn babies in concrete-filled buckets because she didn’t have the means to care for them, authorities said Tuesday.
A Pakistani judge has declared the country's finance minister as an 'offender' for not appearing in court for a hearing in the graft case against him.
A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict passed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism that has drawn widespread international criticism.
Police say at least three suspected militants and an army commando have been killed in two separate gunbattles in disputed Kashmir.