Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday encouraged people to donate organs saying it was a serious practice of "dharma" and the greatest service to mankind.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday directed authorities in Gilgit-Baltistan to set up special courts to try persons arrested for the gruesome killing of 10 foreign climbers at the Nanga Parbat base camp.
A group of Syrian Greek Orthodox nuns reportedly seized by rebels from a convent near Damascus denied in a video broadcast on Friday that they had been kidnapped and said they were being held in a safe place.
North Korea says it has deported an elderly US tourist and war veteran detained for more than a month for alleged hostile acts against the country.
The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorised under a sweeping US presidential order.
British pop icon Elton John at his Moscow concert called on Russia to end discrimination against gays and lesbians. The singer said he was "sad to learn" about a Russian "anti-gay law", according to reports.
Japan's parliament has adopted a law on protecting state secrets despite a public outcry, with strong opposition from the media and academics who fear it will infringe on the right to information and free expression.
Even as it acknowledged difficulties faced by countries like India in reducing oil purchases from Iran, the US said it would keep pressing them to enforce sanctions despite the landmark US-Iran nuclear deal.
Six people tested for possible radiation exposure have been released from hospital but remain under detention as suspects in the theft of a truck carrying highly radioactive cobalt-60, officials said Friday.
Three government officials have been suspended in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for quoting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as having said that Kashmir was a flashpoint that could trigger a fourth war with India, a media report said today.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told university students on Saturday that tolerance could resolve the issue of political prisoners, as some of them chanted for opposition leaders under house arrest to be freed.
For the first few minutes after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama spoke about Syria. And then about the new Miss America, an Indian American.
Internationally acclaimed Chinese film director Zhang Yimou has apologised to the government for breaking the country’s strict one-child policy, claiming that he has three children and not seven as several recent reports had claimed.
Hours before the arrival of US vice-president, Joe Biden in Beijing, China lashed out at Japan, alleging that Tokyo was continuously causing provocation and affecting peace and stability in the region.
If Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi applies for a US visa today, he may get turned down as before. But it may be a different story if he were to become prime minister.