The dense forests of southern Thailand and northern Malaysia have been a major staging post for smugglers bringing people to Southeast Asia by boat from Myanmar, most of them Rohingya Muslims who say they are fleeing persecution, and Bangladesh.
The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. They married, then passed the days dining on grilled meats in Raqqa's restaurants, strolling along the Euphrates River and eating ice cream.
Nepal banned children from travelling without parents or approved guardians on Tuesday in an unprecedented move to deter human traffickers who authorities fear are targeting vulnerable families after last month's devastating earthquake.
As the annual spelling contest gets underway, organisers have for the first time tried to address an issue that has troubled some Americans: complete domination by Indian-Americans.
Libya's internationally recognised prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, said on Tuesday he had survived an assassination attempt after leaving a session of the anarchic country's elected parliament.
The United States Tuesday blasted Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian's trial in Iran for its "complete lack of transparency" and renewed calls for Tehran to drop "absurd" spying charges.
Heavy gunfire and a series of explosions were heard in central Kabul late on Tuesday night, with police unable to immediately provide further details on the target of the attack.
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday carried out its 88th execution so far this year, surpassing the total for all of 2014 despite activists' concerns that trials are not conducted fairly
Amid simmering tension in the South China Sea over disputed islands, China on Tuesday said it was changing its military strategy from the posture of “offshore water defence” to “open sea protection”.
An IT manager at a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Co was one of two men arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of planning to fight for Islamic State in Syria, police and company sources said on Monday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the Forbes list of the world's most powerful women for the fifth straight year although Hillary Clinton is snapping at her heels, the magazine said Tuesday.
Boko Haram militants have killed at least 43 people in a five-hour assault on the town of Gubio in northeastern Nigeria's Borno state, witnesses said on Tuesday.
A Bangladeshi peacekeeper was shot dead and another wounded, the United Nations said Tuesday, in the second attack in days in Mali's capital on what is considered the world's most dangerous UN mission.
Two people died and several more were injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store, police said.
The world's largest hotel, a 45-storeyed hotel with 10,000 rooms, will open in Mecca by 2017.