Asia

Sri Lanka's leader backs arrests of 'official' killers

President authorises prosecution of security officers involved in an alleged death squad carrying out civilian killings.

Sri Lanka's leader backs arrests of 'official' killers

Asia

Sri Lanka: Ex-minister accused of running death squad

Court hears police report implicating Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in operating a secret unit involved in silencing critics.

 Ex-leader's brother 'led death squad' in Sri Lanka

Pakistan

In Pakistan, a shrine to murder for 'blasphemy'

As a Senate committee mulls Pakistan's blasphemy laws, thousands visit a shrine to Mumtaz Qadri, who killed Pakistani politician Salman Taseer in 2011 who had criticised those laws. A piece by Asad Hashim, read by the author.

In Pakistan, a shrine to murder for 'blasphemy'

Murder

US-S Korea conspired to kill leader's brother: North

Pyongyang accuses Washington and Seoul of the assassination in Malaysia in order to tarnish the North's image.

Kim Jong-nam: N Korea accuses US and S Korea of murder

Middle East

Jordan frees soldier who shot dead 7 Israeli girls

Ahmad Daqamseh opened fire on Israeli schoolgirls on a trip to the Jordan-Israel border in 1997.

Ahmad Daqamseh freed after killing Israeli schoolgirls

Asia Pacific

Kim Jong-nam suspect accuses Malaysia of conspiracy

Suspect in the murder of North Korean leader's brother points finger at Malaysian authorities as he denies involvement.

Kim Jong-nam suspect accuses Malaysia of conspiracy

Asia Pacific

Malaysia condemns use of chemical weapon in Kim killing

Condemnation comes after diplomat says improbable that VX nerve agent killed North Korean leader's half-brother.

Kim Jong-nam killing: N Korean suspect to be deported

Asia Pacific

Malaysia to free North Korean chemical attack suspect

No evidence found against man in assassination of Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport with VX nerve agent.

Kim Jong-nam: Malaysia frees N Korean murder suspect

Asia Pacific

North Korea calls Kim Jong-nam VX poison claim 'absurd'

Claim that chemical weapon was detected in the corpse lacks 'scientific accuracy and logical coherence', says Pyongyang.

North Korea calls Kim Jong-nam VX poison claim 'absurd'

Asia Pacific

Women charged with killing N Korean leader's brother

Under heavy security, Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals formally charged with murder and now face death penalty.

Murder

Chemical weapon used to kill Kim Jong-nam: police

Malaysian police say nerve agent found on face of half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Asia Pacific

Malaysia summons North Korean envoy over Kim body row

CCTV footage purportedly showing the deadly assault on Kim Jong-un's brother by a woman in Malaysia is also released.

Murder

Russia bids farewell to slain Turkey envoy

While Turkey has blamed the Gulen network for the assassination, Moscow has warned against "rushing to conclusions".

Rodrigo Duterte

UN rights chief: Probe Philippines leader for murder

President admitted last week to "personally" killing three men as mayor of Davao City during a gunfight in the 1980s.

UN pushes for murder probe into Rodrigo Duterte

Murder

Russia joins probe into Ankara assassination

Seven detained in connection with killing of ambassador Andrey Karlov as Russia and Turkey attempt to contain fallout.