Asia Pacific

Myanmar conflict: civilians caught in battle in north

As fighting again flares in Myanmar's restive Shan State, civilians caught in battle between army and armed groups.

Arts & Culture

'Evergreen': Afghan Elvis's legacy endures, decades after death

In Afghanistan, where space for music has shrunk under the shadow of war, music channels still play Ahmad Zahir songs.

'Evergreen': Afghan Elvis's legacy endures, decades after death

ISIS/ISIL

US takes custody of two high-profile ISIL fighters

The military is holding the two men, part of a cell notorious for beheading its hostages, at an undisclosed location.

US takes custody of two high-profile ISIL fighters

Human Rights

US air attacks in May on Afghan drug labs killed 30 civilians: UN

UN says it verified 39 civilian casualties, including 30 deaths, in May 5 air attacks, but US military rejects report.

US air attacks in May on Afghan drug labs killed 30 civilians: UN

Indonesia

Indonesia pressed to conduct independent inquiry in West Papua

Human Rights Watch says situation in region remains 'tense' following deadly riots that forced thousands to evacuate.

Indonesia pressed to conduct independent inquiry in West Papua

Afghanistan

Army recruits targeted by suicide bomb in eastern Afghanistan

At least 10 killed and 27 others injured after bomb detonated in a rickshaw near a minibus carrying recruits.

Army recruits targeted by suicide bomb in eastern Afghanistan

REWIND

Uncomfortably Numb: Inside Gaza's Opioid Addiction Crisis

In Palestine, the struggle to cope with the Israeli occupation leads many to become addicted to prescription drugs.

Afghanistan

UN: 'Alarming' spike in Afghan child casualties

Worsening security in Afghanistan in past four years has led to more than 14,000 violations against children, UN says.

UN: 'Alarming' spike of 82 percent in Afghan child casualties

Ukraine

Ukraine agrees to election in separatist-controlled east

Nationalists protest deal but President Zelensky says polls will be held only when all borders with Russia are retaken.

Ukraine agrees to election in separatist-controlled east

Afghanistan

Kabul to Taliban: 'Join us in peace or we will continue to fight'

Afghan national security adviser praises his countrymen's commitment to democracy in his address to the UN.

Kabul to Taliban: 'Join us in peace or we will continue to fight'

Afghanistan

Afghans set to vote in presidential polls as Taliban threat looms

About 9.6 million voters are registered to take part in Saturday's key election to decide the fate of 14 candidates.

Afghans set to vote in presidential polls as Taliban threat looms

Afghanistan

All you need to know about Afghanistan's crucial vote

The fourth presidential polls since the Taliban's fall in 2001 will be held amid security concerns over rising violence.

Afghanistan's presidential election: All you need to know

Conflict

US-Iran standoff: A timeline of key events

Mounting tensions between Washington and Iran have raised fears of a military confrontation - but how did we get here?

Middle East

Bomb attack on Turkish police bus wounds five: Governor

No immediate claim of responsibility for the blast in Adana, near Turkey's Mediterranean coast.

Bomb attack on Turkish police bus wounds five: Governor

Afghanistan

Dozens of civilians killed in Afghan forces' anti-Taliban attack

At least 40 civilians killed in air raid and ground assault on Taliban hideouts by Afghan special forces.