China

Wife of ex-Interpol president lashes out at 'cruel' China

Grace Meng says there is 'no limit' on Chinese officials' power to target individuals deemed as their opponents.

Wife of ex-Interpol president lashes out at 'cruel' China

Asia

'It is time': Afghanistan's female candidates promise change

This year, a total of 417 women are campaigning for a seat in the 250-member Afghanistan parliament.

'It is time': Afghanistan's female candidates promise change

Asia

Kandahar polls postponed after police chief's killing

The delay was caused by the assassination of General Abdul Raziq and intelligence chief of the province.

Afghanistan: Kandahar elections delayed by a week after killings

Asia

China to launch 'artificial moon' to illuminate city streets

The man-made moon to be launched by 2020 as Beijing hopes to use 'illumination satellites' to light up city streets.

China to launch 'artificial moon' to illuminate city streets

China

China's GDP growth slows amid trade battle with US

China's economic growth slows down to 6.5 percent in the third quarter as trade frictions with the US take their toll.

China's economic growth hits nine-year low

Afghanistan

Profile: Who was Afghanistan's General Abdul Raziq?

Kandahar police chief known for being a powerful commander and feared enemy of the Taliban was killed on Thursday.

Profile: Who was Afghanistan's General Abdul Raziq?

Afghanistan

Kandahar police chief assassinated in Taliban attack

Powerful Kandahar police general killed, along with intelligence chief, in shooting claimed by Taliban.

Top Afghan General Abdul Raziq killed in Kandahar attack

Asia

Afghanistan's Shia lose hope the election will bring change

Many already marginalised Shia are further disenchanted with the government after a series of ISIL attacks.

Asia

Bhutan votes in final stage of general elections

Voters cast their ballots to decide which party will lead the young democracy for the next five years.

Bhutan votes in the country's third general polls

Asia

Sri Lanka reverses $300m China housing deal as PM visits India

An Indian firm stands to make $210m after Sri Lank reverses its decision to give a large contract to a Chinese business.

Sri Lanka reverses $300m China housing deal as PM visits India

Afghanistan

Their relatives were killed. Now they're running for parliament

An Afghan Sikh, a female engineer and a 54-year-old from Nangarhar have seen violence and now campaign for security.

Their relatives were killed. Now they're running for parliament

Asia

Call to bar defeated Maldives president from 'fleeing'

Lawyers ask police to stop defeated President Abdulla Yameen from leaving country over corruption allegations.

Maldives opposition seeks to bar president from leaving country

Asia

Afghan army boosts security efforts after election attacks

The government is struggling to securing polling stations for Saturday's parliamentary elections after Taliban bombings targeting candidates and the polling stations.

Asia

Bhutan development tops agenda in election

The economy and environment are many voter's primary concerns in one of the world's youngest democracies.

Asia

Indian minister in #MeToo storm announces resignation

MJ Akbar, the minister of state for external affairs, resigns after he was accused of sexual harassment by 20 women.

Indian minister MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegations