Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader hanged for war crimes

Leading figure in Jamaat-e-Islami party is hanged after opting against request for presidential pardon. DHAKA, Bangladesh - A leading official from the Bangladeshi Jamaat-e-Islami party has...

Thai police urged not to shelve trafficking clampdown

Thai deputy regional police commander has declared case of network trafficking Muslim Rohingya in southern Thailand solved after 131 arrests By Max Constant BANGKOK  - Human...

Following the North Korean missile, British and Japanese governments promise close security tie

England as well as the Japanese government jointly agreed last week to mutually coordinate in responding to the risk postured by Pyongyang, just a...
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Afghan imams denounce terrorism and militancy

Hundreds gather in Kabul to condemn violence against civilians. KABUL, Afghanistan - Hundreds of religious scholars and imams have gathered Thursday in the Afghan capital of Kabul...

Japan gives Iran $490 million of its frozen assets

Iran receives fifth installment of assets blocked in Japan over its nuclear program. Iran has received $490 million from Japan - the fifth installment of its...
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Estranged Philippines rebel groups together at IOC meet

- Leader of largest faction in MNLF says met with MILF chair and a representative of Nur Misuari at Organization of Islamic Conference venue...

Nath Kovind, India lowly candidate elected president

A Nath Kovind, the low-station legislator supported through decision making Hindi population patriot drove alliance, effectively victorious during India's presidency race last week, fixing...
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Malaysian police: Abu Sayyaf calling captives’ families

- Alleged captors of 2 Malaysians in Philippines south demand money for food, diabetes medicine for victims. By Roy Ramos ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The families...

Mass migrant grave found in Malaysia: report

- Nearly 100 bodies of suspected Rohingya migrants reportedly found, after similar finds across border in Thailand. KUALA LUMPUR – A mass grave thought to...
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More than 60 workers feared dead in Philippines fire

Police chief says 3 confirmed dead while search and rescue operations ongoing for around 63 others. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Three people have been confirmed...

Ex-Thai PM Yingluck sues attorney general over rice case

Claims Attorney General had indicted her in a corruption probe without sufficient evidence By CS Thana BANGKOK - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has struck...

UPDATE Tunisian Dialogue Quartet wins Nobel Peace Prize

Labor unions, lawyers and human rights activists claim award for 'decisive contribution' to building Tunisian democracy UPDATES WITH BACKGROUND, PLUS WORK OF QUARTET ISTANBUL – A...

Report: North Korean sub missile launch ‘fails’

South Korean official claims North failed in attempt to fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) By Alex Jensen SEOUL - North Korea attempted to launch a...

Abu Sayyaf beheads militiaman in Philippines: report

Another wounded after al-Qaeda-linked fighters attack militia volunteers on patrol in southern Basilan province by Roy Ramos & Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A militia...

Football: Fenerbahce drawn against Russian opponents

Istanbul club to face Lokomotiv Moscow during period of political tension between countries ANKARA - Turkey’s Fenerbahce are to face Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow in...

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