The Taliban today claimed responsibility for an overnight attack in Afghanistan that killed four US troops, just hours after Washington said its officials would meet the insurgents for talks.
Kazakhstan has launched a new transit railway linking China to Europe, aiming to beat rival routes for journey time in the competition to handle a growing flow of goods along the ancient Silk Road trade route.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in southern Afghanistan that killed seven Georgians and wounded nine others.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry official who was from the department that handled maritime and border disputes, told me that there were no real problems between India and China, writes Pramitpal Chaudhuri. Dabs & Jabs
Two militants blew themselves upduring a clash with security forces in the restive Quetta city of southwest Pakistan today.
Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called Wednesday for an end to US drone strikes in the northwest side of the country.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday arrived in Bangkok on a two-day visit during which he will hold talks with his Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra to outline the framework of a Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and elevate bilateral ties into a "strategic partnership".
An atomic research lab in northern Japan has reported a radiation leak that may have affected 55 people, though none were hospitalized and no impact was expected outside the facility, the lab's operator said on Saturday.
Police say two bombs targeting security forces went off in a commercial area in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south but no one was injured.
Less than 48 hours after they were arrested, a Philippine city prosecutor has dropped the charges against three Indians held by the police after a car they brought for servicing to an auto shop in Laguna was found to have been rigged with deadly C4 explosives.
Philippine police say gunmen ambushed political campaigners for a southern town mayor, killing his daughter and nine others supporters and relatives. The mayor and eight other people were wounded.
A US military helicopter today crashed near the North Korean border, a South Korean defence official said, with no reported casualties.
A moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Batan Islands region of the northern Philippines today, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
South Korea raised its military watch alert to "vital threat" today before an expected North Korean missile launch, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned the Korean peninsula may be slipping out of control.
A moderate 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck southern Myanmar today, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.