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Security cameras and barbed wire: Living amid fear and oppression in Xinjiang

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 08:43
The small bedroom is frozen in time. The two little girls who used to sleep here disappeared along with their mother more than two years ago.

Taliban claims ongoing attack on NGO in Kabul; at least 9 injured

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:36
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on the offices of Counterpart International in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, which set off a huge explosion and injured at least nine, officials said.

Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi has arrived in Canada, lawyer confirms

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 13:34
Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman freed from death row last year has arrived in Canada, according to her lawyer, Saif Ul Malook.

Lahore explosion: At least six dead in blast near Sufi shrine

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 13:34
At least six people are dead after a suicide blast targeted police posted outside the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore, Pakistan, officials told CNN.

Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi has arrived in Canada, lawyer confirms

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 13:34
Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman freed from death row last year has arrived in Canada, according to her lawyer, Saif Ul Malook.

Christians attack Muslim shops in Sri Lanka

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:34
Violence erupted in a Sri Lankan town bombed on Easter Sunday after a largely Catholic mob attacked Muslim-owned shops and a vehicle -- prompting church authorities to call for calm and no further hostilities against Muslims in the area.

Duterte administration hits back at claims president is involved in drug syndicate

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:34
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has strongly denied he has links to a drug syndicate, dismissing explosive allegations made by a man who went by the online pseudonym "Bikoy."

Satellite images may reveal China's next aircraft carrier

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:33
New satellite images published by a US think tank may provide the world's first look at China's next aircraft carrier, as construction progresses on a mysterious large vessel in a shipyard outside Shanghai.

'Cyber flashers' in Singapore could now get two years in prison

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 23:28
Singapore has criminalized the sending of unsolicited intimate images, or "cyber flashing," as part of a major crackdown on sexual harassment online.

Pieces of lost Japanese stealth fighter found

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 16:26
Wreckage from a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter that crashed into the Pacific almost a month ago has been recovered, Japan's defense minister said Tuesday, but the reason for the loss of one of the world's most advanced warplanes remains a mystery.

China 'will not participate' in Trump's proposed three-way nuclear talks

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:25
China won't take part in three-way nuclear talks with the United States and Russia, a government spokesman said Monday, potentially scuttling plans by the Trump administration for a grand nuclear deal between the three nations.

Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar released after 500 days

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:25
Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar under the country's Official Secrets Act for reporting on a massacre of Rohingya civilians have been freed after spending more than 500 days behind bars, according to the news organization.

China denies having 'concentration camps,' tells US to 'stop interfering'

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 07:25
Beijing has rejected US accusations of operating "concentration camps" in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, with a government spokesman telling Washington Monday to "stop interfering in Chinese domestic affairs."

Brunei backs down on gay sex death penalty after international backlash

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:06
Brunei will not impose the death penalty on those convicted of having gay sex, in an apparent bid to temper international condemnation following its roll out of strict new Islamic laws last month.

Images show North Korea missile launch as Pyongyang tests Trump

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 03:40
A new satellite image obtained by CNN shows the smoke trail of a Friday rocket launch by North Korea that is likely a short-range missile, according to the group that analyzed the picture.

New model of weapon identified in latest North Korean tests, South Korean officials say

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 22:59
North Korea tested "long-range multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons" on Saturday in a "strike drill" overseen by the country's leader Kim Jong Un, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency.

The Sunday school children: The little-known tragedy of the Sri Lankan Easter attacks

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 08:54
The first church Mohammed Nasar Mohammed Azar tried to blow up had already finished its service by the time he arrived. The Easter Sunday mass there had started early.

China's Xi Jinping causes alarm with mass student trips to the country

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 08:54
An unremarkable Communist Party directive has sparked painful memories of past trauma for millions of people across China, with many drawing parallels with one of the most notorious policies of the Cultural Revolution.

Saturday marks the start of a series of

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 17:48
Saturday marks the start of a series of events around the coronation of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, more than two years after he ascended the throne following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.