The Taliban on Monday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for more than two years, saying he died in 2013 as was first claimed by the Afghan intelligence.
Austria has tightened controls on motorways near the Hungarian border, where an abandoned lorry was found last week containing 71 dead migrants, four of them children.
Pakistan will not resume dialogue with India unless all bilateral issues are on the agenda, Prime Minister's adviser on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Monday.
As a reward for apprehending a man who has been charged in connection with the killing of nearly 20 people in a deadly bomb blast in Bangkok, Thailand's police chief announced on Monday he was handing his own officers a prize of $84,000.
Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting in October, the election commission said on Sunday.
The Afghan Taliban have published a biography of their new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as hundreds of insurgents meet to resolve a dispute over his appointment following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.
The Hotel Okura, which hosted US presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing it's doors more than a half century after it heralded Japan's post-war coming out party to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics.
The Islamic State has released a video that heavily borrows footage from Hollywood war movies and introduces its newly minted currency: the gold dinar.
Shah Faisal, son of a samosa vendor in Pakistan, has secured the top position in Class 12 examination, a media report said on Monday.
For the first time in Pakistan's history, a university has awarded an MPhil degree in Hindi. Military-run National University of Modern Languages (NUML) here has become the first Pakistani university to award the degree.
China's main state broadcaster on Monday paraded a financial journalist "confessing" to causing the stock market "great losses" as authorities seek to rein in a rout on the exchanges.
Malaysia's government, with Prime Minister Najib Razak presiding, reclaimed the streets of the capital Monday after massive weekend protests demanding the premier's ouster, staging its own show of force with National Day celebrations attended by thousands.
Thai police said they discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital, they also said they were seeking two new suspects.
Singapore has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.
The extremist Islamic State group has destroyed part of another ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on Sunday.