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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


Russia joins probe into Ankara assassination

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


Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated in Ankara

Andrey Karlov was speaking at a photo exhibition event in the capital when he was shot by a Turkish off-duty policeman.

International Women's Day

India sees huge spike in 'honour' killings

Reported murders over family shame surged from 28 in 2014 to 251 last year, according to figures given in parliament.


Probe finds Philippine police killed mayor in jail

Probe contradicts President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that imprisoned mayor linked to illegal drugs died in a gun battle.


Alleged killer of Dhaka blogger is innocent, says wife

Police say Rashedun Nabi Bhuiyan led a team who shot and bludgeoned to death secular blogger Nazimuddin Samad in April.