Afghanistan

US soldiers killed during Afghan operation

At least two US service members killed, NATO spokesperson confirms, as the US holds talks with Taliban to end the war.

US soldiers killed during Afghan operation

Opinion

Thailand's March 24 vote will not matter

Whatever its outcome, the general election will likely result in an unworkable government.

David Streckfuss

by David Streckfuss

David Streckfuss

Refugees

After 60 years in India, why are Tibetans leaving?

Tibetans sought refuge in India from the Chinese invasion 60 years ago, but face economic uncertainty and mistreatment.

After 60 years in India, why are Tibetans leaving?

Asia

'Festival of colours': Hindus celebrate Holi

Millions of Hindus across India and other South Asian nations mark the onset of spring with colours, songs and dancing.

'Festival of colours': Hindus celebrate Holi

Pakistan

Pakistan convicts two over blasphemy lynching case

Mashal Khan, 23, was killed by a mob in a university campus in Mardan, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province two years ago.

Pakistan convicts two over Mashal Khan blasphemy lynching case

Asia

Rohingya crisis: Volunteers document survivor stories

A group of young Rohingya refugees speak up and fight for justice.

Asia

Thailand votes: Young voters prepare for Sunday's election

How millions of young first-time voters could make a difference in Thailand's election.

Afghanistan

Blasts in Afghan capital Kabul kill six during new year festival

The attacks came on Nowruz, a Persian festival to mark the start of spring celebrated in many parts of Afghanistan.

Blasts in Afghan capital Kabul kill six during new year festival

Inside Story

Why did Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev resign?

Nursultan Nazarbayev ruled Kazakhstan for almost three decades but he has resigned, surprising many.

Asia

Samjhauta Express blast case: Court acquits four accused

Pakistan describes ruling as a 'travesty of justice' after Indian court acquits four men accused of 2007 train bombing.

Samjhauta Express blast case: Court acquits four accused

China

Muslim countries urged to press China end crackdown of Uighurs

Group of Uighur Muslim scholars accuses Beijing of engaging in systematic human rights violations of ethnic compatriots.

Muslim countries urged to press China end crackdown of Uighurs

Asia

Kashmiris strike after school teacher dies in police custody

Civil society groups have begun a three-day strike in the region in protest death of a school teacher in a police station near the state capital, Srinagar.

Bangladesh

Hasina's security adviser 'used agents for abductions'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's security adviser accused of using state security to abduct three men in business dispute.

Exclusive: Bangladesh top security adviser accused of abductions

Asia

India's fugitive billionaire arrested in the UK: police

India had asked Britain to extradite Modi, one of the main suspects charged in the $2bn loan fraud.

Fugitive Indian jeweller Nirav Modi arrested in London: UK police

Business & Economy

India government steps in to keep Jet Airways aloft

Government asks banks to rescue cash-strapped airline as PM Modi seeks to avert job losses weeks before elections.

Jet Airways crisis: More planes grounded, pilots threaten strike